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New Hajj Policy to be finalised in three months: NA told

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Wednesday apprised the National Assembly that policy about Hajj 2019 would be devised in three months. Responding to a question during question hour, the minister said the process for formulation of Hajj Policy and Plan 2019 has been initiated. He said decision regarding Hajj dues to be collected per Haji would be taken after consultation with all the stakeholders including the designated airlines in due course of time and the House…

Zardari says Sindh will present budget for three months; federal budget has no legal basis

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Friday said it was pointless to comment on the federal budget which has no legal and political basis. He also said the Sindh government will present budget for three months. “It is pointless to comment on the budget, an exercise that has no legal, moral and political basis but seems driven solely by greed and political ambition,” he said responding to the Federal Budget 2018-19 presented in the National Assembly by newly-elected Finance Minister Miftah Ismail despite…

Sindh govt to present only three-month budget

KARACHI: The Sindh Government will unveil the provincial budget for 2018-19 but it would be limited to only three months. According to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the reason to limit the budget to three months is taken in view of the general elections so that the next government could bring changes in it as per its priorities. He made this statement while talking to reporters after inaugurating the China-Pakistan Skilled and Technical Education International Conference here. ‘After elections, the next government…

Pogba could be out for three months: report

LONDON: French international Paul Pogba could be out of action for three months, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday, dealing a huge blow to Manchester United. The hamstring injury suffered by the 24-year-old — an £89.3 million ($121 million, 105 million euros) signing from Juventus last year — after just 18 minutes in Tuesday’s Champions League match with Basel is worse than was thought originally according to a club source. The source said he faced sitting on the sidelines of anything from six to 12 weeks. “The…

Myanmar extends martial law along Chinese border

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar’s parliament voted on Tuesday to again extend martial law for three months in a restive area along the country’s border with China, where there have been clashes between the military and an armed ethnic group since February.