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Private sector money eludes infrastructure projects

During a visit to Washington in April this year, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar invited the Pakistani diaspora in the United States to invest in a development fund the government proposes to create for channelling private investment into the large commercially viable infrastructure projects in the country. The government is also …

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Sharif not undermining any institution, says Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday defended the criticism by Nawaz Sharif of his disqualification, saying his leader was not undermining any institution but only sharing his thoughts with people which was his right by all means. Responding to reporters’ questions minutes before his departure for Islamabad after …

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8 soldiers among 15 martyred in Quetta blast

QUETTA: At least 15 people, among them eight soldiers, were martyred and 40 others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck near the Pishin bus stop on Saturday night, officials said. “A man riding a motorbike came close to the army truck and blew himself up,” a senior …

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Only 39pc of tax evasion cases pursued under PML-N

ISLAMABAD: Despite tall claims of expanding the tax net and creating deterrence against tax evasion and fraud, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has only managed to ensure recovery in 39pc of cases worth billions of rupees. Gaps in the pursuit of tax evasion cases were discussed at the recently held …

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