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ECC mulls over amendments in laws for tax exemptions at Gwadar Port

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM’s Office considered a proposal for introducing "necessary" amendments in the laws for ensuring tax exemptions at the Gwadar Port and Gwadar Free Zone. The ECC constituted a committee on Thursday to remove any anomalies in the proposed amendments. The meeting also considered the issue of allocation of site to private LNG developers for establishment of LNG terminal. It was decided that…

Football’s laws body approves VAR for World Cup

ZURICH: Football's lawmakers on Saturday approved video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer's World Cup, in one of the biggest changes to the sport in years.  The International Football Association Board (IFAB, meeting in Zurich, rubber-stamped a move already backed by FIFA's top brass, including president Gianni Infantino. "We came to the conclusion that VAR is good for football", Infantino told reporters shortly after IFAB announced the decision. He added that the final decision to use the…

Parliament aware of weaknesses in electoral laws, says Rabbani

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has said that Parliament is aware that there are weaknesses in the electoral laws and a special parliamentary committee is working on introducing reforms for the past two years, ARY News reported. He was addressing a function in one of Islamabad's local hotels. Rabbani added that the administrative and financial powers of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were increased. The Senate chairman added that election commission moved away from its responsibilities in the…