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PM orders to conduct forensic audit of ETPB

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minster Imran Khan on Tuesday ordered to conduct a forensic audit of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB). He issued these directives during a briefing by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Noorul Haq Qadri in Islamabad on the working of the board. The prime minister expressed grave concern over the reports of wide scale administrative and financial irregularities in the board. He directed that all the matters relating to the ETPB would be presented before the next meeting of the cabinet.…

Karachi Police chief orders arrest of wrong-way drivers, confiscation of vehicles

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General Karachi Police Ameer Sheikh on Tuesday ordered to arrest the drivers/ riders who travel wrong way and confiscate their vehicle, ARY News reported. Implementation on the order has started across the city, the police department said. Soon after issuance of the order, two policemen fell victim to it along other citizens. They all have been transferred to the police station. A statement issued by the police department said, "The additional IGP issued the directions to implement…

Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe, causing week delay

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, under intense pressure from moderates in his own party over his Supreme Court nominee, on Friday ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh at the request of Senate Republicans, a move that will delay the contentious confirmation process by a week. The key player in a day of dramatic and unexpected developments was Senator Jeff Flake, a moderate Republican retiring from the Senate in January who provided the decisive vote to approve…

Govt orders audit of metro bus projects

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday formally ordered to carry out audit of all metro bus projects in the country, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. Detailing about excessive expenditures on the mega projects, following a cabinet meeting in Islamabad, the minister said Lahore metrobus project was being run with an annual subsidy of Rs4.20 billion and Multan metro bus project was getting Rs2.1 billion annual subsidy from the government. The multi-billion rupee metro bus projects were launched by the Pakistan…

Chief Justice orders removal of over-sized billboards in Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered removal of billboards beyond the approved standard size in Lahore. He issued this order while hearing cases in Supreme Court’s Lahore registry. The chief justice issued a notice to the director general of the parks and horticulture authority in this connection. He said that it was the responsibility of the civil administration to keep the city clean. Read More: SC places ban on billboards on residential buildings in Karachi It is…

6-year-old secretly orders $350 worth of toys off Amazon

Like their first smile, their first steps, their first laugh, a child’s first scam is something a parent will cherish forever. In most cases, a kid’s first scam is entirely amateur, albeit adorable, like stealing cookies from the cookie jar, secretly staying up late to watch a scary movie, or maybe even hiding something they broke and feigning innocence when asked where it went. Six-year-old Caitlin, though? She’s a pro already, and it’s almost intimidating. If she’s pulling off scams at this level, it’s only a matter…

SC orders freezing of current prices of medicines for next 75 days

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to freeze the current prices of medicines for the next two and a half months. This ruling was announced by a three-member bench of Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a Suo moto case regarding the increase in prices of medicines, at Supreme Court Lahore Registry. During the proceedings, the court directed pharmaceutical companies to print the barcode on packets of medicines. It also…

NAB orders inquiries against Siraj Durrani, Waseem Akhter

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday ordered inquiries against several high-profile people including former Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar over allegations of corruption, ARY News reported. Directing for investigation into different cases, the director general NAB has said inquiries would be held against the Karachi mayor and officers of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) into Rs36 billion funds issued to Karachi.  He said three inquiries would be…

CJP orders to find way to bring down petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday ordered the relevant stakeholders to find a way to bring down the prices of petroleum products and ease burden on the common man. A three-member bench of the apex court was hearing a case related to the surge in petroleum prices. Hearing of the case has now been adjourned till Sunday. The caretaker government has increased the petrol prices on Sunday by Rs14/liter which will result in almost Rs100 billion profit to government in the…

Tax on mobile phone cards can’t be deducted until court’s next orders: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said the apex court's order about suspension of tax collected on prepaid mobile cards will continue to hold until further orders. Giving remarks during hearing of a case about increase in petroleum prices in Islamabad on Thursday, he said tax on mobile phone cards cannot be received until the court's next orders. The court had restrained Federal Board of Revenue and cellphone service providers from deducting withholding tax and other charges on mobile phone…