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CHOGM18: PM participates in retreat sessions, holds meetings with world leaders

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the second day of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM) in London joined the leaders of Commonwealth countries at three retreat sessions of the summit. During the retreat sessions held in Windsor Castle, the prime minister interacted and had detailed discussion on various issues of mutual interest with several leaders from Commonwealth of Nations. The retreat sessions held discussions on the challenges of 21st century and other topics such as health and…

Sessions asks 46 Obama-era US attorneys to resign

WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly asked the remaining 46 chief federal prosecutors left over from the Obama administration to resign on Friday, including Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, who had been asked to stay on in November by then President-elect Donald Trump. Although U.S. attorneys are political appointees, and the request from Trump's Justice Department is part of a routine process, the move came as a surprise. Not every new administration replaces all U.S. attorneys at once. A Justice…

Worker visas face uncertain future under Trump

WASHINGTON: The main US visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it, immigration attorneys and lobbyists said. Trump sent mixed signals on the campaign trail,…

NA, Senate to discuss budgetary proposals tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA)  and Senate will resume their sessions separately at Parliament House in Islamabad after the two-day gap on Monday, ARY News reported. Both the house is expected to discuss the budgetary proposals for the fiscal year 2014-15. The National Assembly which meet at 4 P.M. tomorrow will be presided by Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Leader of the Opposition, Syed Khursheed Shah who opened with the general discussion on the budget on Friday will resume his speech. Meanwhile, the Senate will meet at…