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Draft of Whistleblower Protection bill to be presented in parliament: Farogh

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law Dr Farogh Naseem on Friday said a draft of the Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission bill will soon be presented in the parliament for exposing corruption. "The law will (specially) include protections for whistle-blowers. All parties should warm-heartedly accept this law," the minister said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.  He said the persons who gave information about corruption would be given 20 percent reward of the recovered amount. Read More:…

Govt prepares draft for ‘National Tariff Policy’

ISLAMABAD: The government has prepared draft for 'National Tariff Policy' to simplify existing tariff structure for enhancing economic activity with the focus on exports.  The policy has been drafted by Commerce Division and National Tariff Commission to facilitate local manufacturers, including Small and Medium Enterprises. The draft National Tariff Policy recommends to gradually reduce duty on raw materials and machinery for export-oriented industries. The tariff slabs are proposed to be re-fixed at 5 per cent, 10…

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest against army draft

JERUSALEM: Several hundred ultra-Orthodox Jews scuffled with police in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army like secular Israelis. The demonstration in an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of the city was organised by a particularly hardline group known as the Eda Haredit. Rabbis gave speeches in Yiddish in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood, while a banner read: "We're Jews and therefore will not enlist in the Zionist army." The protest became violent when…

All set for PSL drafting today

DUBAI: The drafting of national and international cricketers for the second edition of Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 competition Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in Dubai on Wednesday (today), ARY News reported.