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Saudi to make ‘biggest investment’ in Pak’s history
Islamabad: Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday said that an incoming investment package from Saudi Arabia promises to be “the biggest foreign investment in the country’s history.” Asad Umar, while addressing an event in Islamabad, said that the package would be announced soon, reports Dawn news. “The ball is in our court. It is going to the cabinet for approval next week, after which the announcement will be made,” he
 
 
Schools ordered to cut fees by 20%
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered a 20 per cent decrease in fees charged by upscale private schools, and ordered them to return fees they had charged for summer vacations. The court, while hearing a case regarding exorbitant fees charged by private schools, had in October ordered the institutes to finish their respective audit reports, and formed a committee to find an amicable solution to the issue of
   
Imran agrees on Shahbaz’s name as PAC chairman
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced in the National Assembly on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not stand in leader of the opposition Shahbaz Sharif’s way if he wants to head the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). “We met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the issue of PAC chairmanship. We had offered the opposition to nominate any person other than Shahbaz Sharif but they did not budge. Imran
 
 
VOA blocked for biased reporting: Minister
Islamabad: US public radio Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday called for Pakistan to lift a block on two of its websites, in Urdu and Pashto, as concerns grow over freedom of speech in the country. “In the interest of press freedom, VOA calls upon those responsible for blocking our content to immediately remove these constraints,” said Amanda Bennett, the director of VOA, in a statement to AFP. “Any attempt to block our websites
   
Aleema told to pay Rs29.4m tax and fine
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema Khanum to pay Rs29.4 million in taxes and fine in connection with an undeclared property in a Gulf country. A three-judge bench, while hearing a case against 44 political exposed individual or their benamidars who possess properties in a Gulf country, remarked that failure on Aleema Khanum’s part to oblige to court orders will result in
 
 
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