Woman Gang-raped in front of her Father in Lahore

NEWSLINE:- LAHORE:- Three robbers barged into a house, looted valuables and assaulted a 32-year-old woman in front of her father in the Gujjarpura police limits in Lahore. Police have registered a case against the accused and started investigations. A police official said the robbers had barged into the house of Ishaq in Gujjarpura. They held the family hostage at gunpoint and raped the woman. They fled the scene after looting valuables worth lakhs of rupees. Police after being informed reached the scene and collected forensic evidence. They also recorded the…

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PTI have to Difficult Policy Action to meet Economic Challenges

NEWS LINE:- KARACHI:- The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf- (PTI) led coalition government will be under immediate pressure to arrest the deterioration in external finances and address fiscal challenges, as well as to attract the foreign funding necessary to meet its financing gap, an international credit rating agency said on Thursday. “Pakistan’s incoming PTI-led coalition government has more political capital to take positive though difficult policy actions, but it has a thin majority in parliament and faces a strong opposition, which could complicate policymaking,” Fitch Ratings said in a statement. PTI leader Imran…

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Court Directs Imran to argue on Sharif’s Damages Suit

NEWS LINE:- LAHORE:- Sessions court of Lahore directed lawyers of both PTI Chief Imran Khan and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to come up with arguments on territorial jurisdiction of the court to hear Rs 10 billion damages suit of the latter against the former. Additional district & sessions judge Anjum Mumtaz passed the order and put off further hearing until Sept 1. During the hearing, Advocate Sajid Munawar Qureshi, the associate of Advocate Babar Awan, represented PTI Chief Imran Khan and questioned the territorial jurisdiction of the court to hear…

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LHC Restrained to Collect Advance TAX from Marriage Halls

NEWS LINE:- LAHORE:- The Lahore High Court directs FBR to submit reply to collection of advance tax from marriage halls and others and barred it from taking coercive action against the defaulters of advance tax. Justice Shahid Jamil Khan passed the order on petition moved by number of marriage halls’ owners against recent amendment to Section 236 of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 under Finance Act 2018. Justice Khan surprised over collection of fixed amount of advanced tax on every single function either it is small or big. The council…

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By-elections on 37 vacant seats on Oct 14

NEWS LINE:- ISLAMABAD:- ECP has announced the By-elections on vacant 37 seats of the National and Provincial assemblies across Pakistan on October 14. In a statement issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), nomination papers can be filed from August 28 to August 30, while the scrutiny of the nomination papers will be conducted by September 4. Candidates can withdraw their nomination papers by September 15 and election symbols will be allotted to candidates on September 16. By-elections to 37 constituencies will be held on October 14. These include…

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