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NAB to be purged of corrupt, ineligible officers, says chief  

  ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday expressed concerns over incomplete inquiry regarding corruption cases despite the passage of 17 years. Expressing apprehensions over a long delay in the inquiry into different corruption cases during a meeting with senior NAB officials, the accountability watchdog chief …

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Trump’s wealth down $600m, drops 92 spots on Forbes list

US President Donald Trump’s net worth has slid by 600 million U.S. dollars to 3.1 billion dollars, the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans showed Tuesday. Trump ranks 248 on the billionaires list this year, dropping 92 spots after coming at 156 last year. The president is now tied …

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UN finds more than 14,000 abused by smugglers in Libyan city

The UN refugee agency UNHCR on Tuesday said over 14,000 migrants and refugees were held captive by smugglers in and around the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha. The people were held in different locations, including farms, houses and warehouses, said UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic at a UN media briefing. “Libyan …

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UN chief urges action to address root causes of poverty

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for addressing the root causes of poverty to eradicate it in its entirety. Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda, the UN chief said in a video message marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that “this globally agreed …

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EU hails Macedonia’s local polls, calls for efforts to advance EU agenda

Macedonia managed to hold local elections of Oct. 15 in a competitive environment, thus contributing to strengthening confidence in the democratic process, European Union(EU) Delegation to Skopje said in a statement Tuesday. While confirming the ongoing support to Macedonia in its reform process, the EU delegation said the European Union encouraged …

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Israel advances 1,292 settler homes in West Bank in fresh push

Israeli committee approved Tuesday 1,292 new homes for settlers in a fresh bid by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to expand the settlements in the occupied West Bank. Peace Now, an Israeli settlement watchdog, reported that the approvals were made by the Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee, the official body …

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Senate body seeks strict action against Hajj operators’ mafia

      Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Tuesday directed the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony to submit report of the action taken against Hajj group organizers, involved in fleecing people. The meeting of the committee, chaired by Senator Hafiz Hamdullah, directed the ministry …

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RO issues notice to JI ameer against public address in NA-4

  Returning officer (RO) for NA-4, Peshawar-IV, bye-elections issued notice to Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Senator Siraj-ul-Haq for his proposed public meeting in the constituency and held it as violation of the code of conduct. The RO, in the notice issued here on Tuesday, stated that Jameel Chowk was situated within the …

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