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PTI vows to have working ties with PPP, but give tough time in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Sindh governor designate Imran Ismail on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would have working relationship with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as the federal government for development in the province but would not let them have a free ride in the Sindh Assembly. "The PPP is our rival party, but this should not affect development work. I have offered for a working relationship, however we do not need their vote in the National Assembly," he said while talking to media at Muttahida Qaumi…

Imran Khan vows to collect Rs8,000 bn tax, if elected to power

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Friday pledged to the nation to collect Rs8,000 billion tax from the country and bring reforms in health sector after getting into power, ARY News reported. "The collected money will be spent on children of Pakistan. I will show to make Pakistan stand on its feet. Pakistani people give me most of the donation (for hospital)," he said while addressing an election rally in Bhara Kahu, Islamabad. He said half of the Pakistan's income went into corruption.…

Commanders’ conference pledges Army shall serve nation in support of other institutions

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday presided over 76th Annual Formation Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters. The forum pledged that, as a state institution, Pakistan Army shall continue to serve the nation in support of and in coordination with other state institutions. The commanders' conference was attended by General Officers of Pakistan Army, who were briefed on evolving geo-strategic environment, threats to national security and the challenges.  The meeting…

World Bank pledges to continue supporting Pakistan economic reforms

WASHINGTON: The World Bank said on Monday it would continue to support Pakistan to implement broad economic reforms and address current risks towards achieving its development aspirations. The statement was made after discussions with a Pakistan delegation that covered a range of topics including the macro-economic outlook, human capital development, renewable energy and private sector development as well as infrastructure financing. Read More: Pakistan delegation meets World Bank’s Annette Dixon, highlights economic…

North Korea pledges to teach US a ‘severe lesson’

SEOUL/MANILA: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday aimed at pressuring Pyongyang to end its nuclear program. The sanctions could slash North Korea's $3 billion annual export revenue by a third. North Korea responded robustly…

Neymar pledges ‘lots of trophies’ to PSG fans

Brazil superstar Neymar received a hero’s welcome from the Paris Saint-Germain faithful on Saturday as he vowed to win “lots of trophies” following his world record transfer. The 25-year-old was presented to fans at the club’s Parc des Princes stadium ahead of their opening Ligue 1 match of the new campaign against Amiens. “Thank you! I’m very happy, I’m delighted to be here for this new challenge,” said Neymar as fireworks went off around him and fans chanted his name over and again. “I want to win lots of trophies…