Archive for March 2019

The day democracy died in UK

Jon Gaunt Serial failure Theresa May must now call the removal firm and start packing the tea chests as she is no longer fit to be the leader of our country. There is no way that this political limpet can cling on any longer. Her deal is dead and so is her political career. Go…

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Delay in NFC award

The fifth meeting of ninth National Finance Commission (VFC) award turned out inconclusive. Agreement could not be arrived at crucial issues like enhancing the efficiency of Federal Bureau of Revenue for meeting the target of tax collection; granting autonomy to provinces in revenue generating decisions and allocation of 3 percent share from the federal divisible…

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Federer wins Miami Open for 101st career title

MIAMI (AFP): Roger Federer lifted the 101st title of his remarkable career on Sunday, beating ATP Miami Open defending champion John Isner 6-1, 6-4 in just 63 minutes. Federer has been the form player in South Florida and his performance against big-serving Isner proved it as the 33-year-old home-nation hero was overwhelmed by the Swiss…

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Govt hikes petrol price by Rs6 per litre

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Sunday increased the prices of petroleum, oil and lubricants, with petrol going up by Rs6 per litre. The new price of petrol will now be Rs98.89 per litre, it emerged Sunday. The price of high speed diesel was also increased by Rs6 per litre, taking it to Rs117.43…

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PTI wins PP-218 Multan by-polls: unofficial results

F.P. Report MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Wasif Mazhar Raan on Sunday won by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-218 Multan, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. The PTI candidate bagged 46,988 votes, according to unofficial results from all 138 polling stations. He was followed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s Arshad Raan, who secured 39,486 votes. The…

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Questions raised over Dostum’s ‘absence’ in official meetings

KABUL (TOLO news): Four years after the establishment of the National Unity Government, the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has rarely attended official meetings. His close aides said this should be “clarified” by President Ashraf Ghani. “This is something that should be asked from Mr. President (Ashraf Ghani) in the light of the law,”…

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Uzbekistan ready to host talks on Afghan peace

KABUL (TOLO news): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met the visiting Uzbek delegation, led by Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, and discussed the peace process, regional connectivity, infrastructure projects and economic ties between the two countries, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. Relations between the two countries are better than ever, Kalimov said in…

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Flood-affected families in Herat call for help

HERAT (TOLO news): Herat residents are seeking help from government as many of them have lost their houses and properties in last week’s flash floods which mostly affected central parts of the western province. Figures by Natural Disasters Management Authority indicate that at least 23 provinces were hit by flash floods in last two weeks,…

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