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Pervez Khattak says to accept Imran’s decision for new KP CM

PESHAWAR: Former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Monday said whatever decision Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan will take regarding appointment of chief minister of the province he would accept it. "Imran's word will be final. However, so far no decision has been taken in this regard," he said while talking to media in Peshawar. To a query, he said he had no demand from the party chief, neither there was any grouping in the party. In a statement on Sunday, Imran announced to…

Govt decides against proposal to exempt tax on up to Rs1.2 mn annual income

KARACHI: The government has reportedly decided to reverse the proposal of tax exemption on individuals earning Rs1.2 million annual income and impose tax on Rs0.4 million annual income. The ruling party has failed to implement upon the proposal made by its newly-elected Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, on behalf of the prime minister while announcing budget 2018-19, in the National Assembly of tax exemption on Rs1.2 mn salary a year rather than on annual income of Rs0.4 mn. According to the budget document, "Tax rates…

Britain says likely that Russia’s Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down a former Russian agent on English soil. “We have nothing against the Russians themselves. There is to be no Russophobia as a result of what is happening,” Johnson told reporters at the Battle of Britain bunker from which World War Two fighter operations were controlled. “Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin, and…

National Security Committee vows to impress upon US to reverse Jerusalem decision

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee on Monday vowed to impress upon the United States for the need to revoke the decisions taken regarding Jerusalem. "Pakistan cannot accept the unilateral decisions taken by the Trump Administration, and it would continue to impress upon the United States its moral and political responsibility towards a just and fair resolution of the issue, and the need to revoke the steps take," said the committee in its 16th meeting in Islamabad. Earlier this month, Trump abruptly reversed…

Fresh protests erupt in Palestine against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

JERUSALEM: Thousands of Palestinians took part in fresh protests Friday against Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but a week on there is no sign of a threatened new intifada. US President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of American policy and move his embassy to Jerusalem has stirred international condemnation, as well as protests across the Palestinian territories and Arab world. Four Palestinians have been killed, with more than 1000…