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New London pollution tax comes into force

LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to improve air quality in one of Europe’s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new £10 ($13.2) charge — which will be on top of a daily £11.50 congestion charge — in February, after the European Union ordered Britain to cut air pollution. “As mayor I am determined to take urgent action to help clean up London’s lethal air,” Khan said in a statement.…

Pakistan reiterates commitment to cooperate for peace, security at regional, world levels

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said Pakistan was strongly committed to cooperate for peace and security at regional and global levels. Speaking at the opening ceremony of 86th General Assembly of Interpol in China, he said it was because that Pakistan pursued an inclusive developmental agenda. He said Pakistan had achieved significant success in defeating the menace of terrorism in the last four years and was willing to share its experiences with the international community. The interior…

Javed Hashmi levels range of allegations on PTI chief

ISLAMABAD: Notable politician Javed Hashmi on Monday leveled a wide spectrum of allegations on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and accused him of architecting to sabotage democracy, ARY News reported. During a press conference in Islamabad, he said he would stick to every single word of his statement and if the Supreme Court wished to summon him, it should feel free to do so. He said those were the reasons which forced him to dissociate with the party. “I before the nation and media solemnly promise…