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North Korea to invite foreign experts to permanently scrap missile sites

SEOUL: North Korea has agreed to “permanently” abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal action, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference following their summit talks in Pyongyang, Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.” Kim said he will visit…

KP govt decides to abolish Ehtesab Commission

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa has decided to abolish Ehtesab Commission to empower National Acounability Bureau (NAB) to eliminate corruption from the province. According to the Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) objective, the commission as formed “to eliminate and prevent corruption and corrupt practices and to hold accountable all public office holders accused of such practices, with a view to create transparency and merit in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.” The decision is this regard was…

PTI govt going to abolish CADD ministry: sources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened a meeting of the federal cabinet after Jummah prayers tomorrow in Islamabad in which he will approve abolishment of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development  Division (CADD), sources said. The Ministry of CADD was introduced by Pakistan Peoples Party government's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. The ministry has got administrative control of the Capital Development Authority, 422 educational institutes, hospitals in the federal territory. Now the…

Qatar abolishes controversial ‘kafala’ labour system

DOHA: Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial "kafala" system, arguably the biggest ever labour reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup. In a long-expected announcement, Labour Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the "kafala" rules would be abolished from December 13. He said a contract-based system to govern the gas-rich Gulf emirate's 2.1 million foreign workers would take its place. Under "kafala", all foreign workers working in Qatarrequire a local…