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Real estate prices up by 70pc from ‘DC-approved rate’

ISLAMABAD: The real estate sector submitted details of the current market rates to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday, showing an average increase of around 70 per cent in property prices from existing deputy commissioner-approved (DC) rates. The 13-member delegation of retailers, led by Arif Jeewa — senior ...

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Sindh cabinet dissolved after Qaim Ali Shah’s resignation

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Sindh cabinet has been dissolved after Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah’s resignation was accepted by Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, reported Thursday. A notification has been isused in this regard by the authorities concerned. All ministers, advisors, special assistants, coordinators, political secretaries and political assistants have been ...

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New cybercrime bill still far from perfect

ISLAMABAD: The version of the cybercrime bill tabled before the Senate on Wednesday still includes most of the provisions that have been criticised as ‘draconian’ attempts to crack down on citizens’ freedom of expression and their ability to access information. However, the new draft of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes ...

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Four newly appointed ECP members sworn in

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Four newly appointed members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took oath of their offices in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Raza administered the oath to Justice (r) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi from Punjab, Justice (r) Irshad Qaiser from Khyber ...

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PHC stays execution of militant convicted by army court

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday stayed execution of a convicted militant and suspended the sentence of death awarded to him by a military court on account of multiple charges of terrorism. The bench comprising Justice Rooul Amin Khan Chamkani and Justice Daud Khan issued notice to the ...

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Medicines’ price increase imminent after 15 years

ISLAMABAD: After imposing a cap for 15 years, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has issued a notification to increase the prices of 10,000 medicines available in the market. NHS Secretary Ayub Sheikh said the decision was made in March 2015 and that the prices of medicines will remain ...

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Parents booked for killing British daughter for honour

GUJRAT: The parents of a British woman of Pakistani origin along with her former husband and two others have been booked for killing their own daughter in a village near Mangla in Jhelum district, police said on Tuesday. Syed Mukhtar Kazim, the husband of 28-year-old Samia Shahid, alleged that his ...

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Sindh CM replacement: Bilawal to chair meeting in Karachi today

KARACHI – Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will chair a session of parliamentary members today to formally announce a name to replace Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, reported Tuesday. Bilawal will return from Dubai in the evening today and chair a meeting in Karachi. All parliamentary members of ...

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