Through the Inter-Governmental Commercial Transactions Ordinance 2022, the Centre has also empowered itself to issue binding instructions to the provincial governments for land acquisition, according to a copy of the ordinance. The federal cabinet had approved the ordinance on Thursday to sell stakes of oil and gas companies and government-owned power plants to the UAE to raise $2 billion to $2.5 billion to avoid the looming default. The Cabinet Committee on the Inter-Governmental Commercial Transactions will be formed that will have sweeping powers, including those overriding six Acts of parliament. The Cabinet Committee on the Inter-Governmental Commercial Transactions will authorise negotiations for a G2G agreement between the federal government and government of a foreign state. The government has also set aside six laws for undertaking these commercial transactions to sell stakes to foreign powers.
July 23, 2022 09:30 UTC
GSTAAD – Dominic Thiem on Friday reached his first ATP Tour semi-final since May 2021 with a straight-sets victory over Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas in Gstaad. Thiem missed the second half of last year due to a wrist injury and lost his first six Tour matches this season. “When I travelled to Bastad last week I didn’t expect to reach the quarter-finals there and then the semi-finals here. Then I played two good points and it was 3/5 and I thought ‘Let’s try’,” he said. French Open losing finalist Casper Ruud plays Jaume Munar and Albert Ramos-Vinolas takes on Chile’s Nicolas Jarry in Friday’s other quarter-finals.
July 23, 2022 08:44 UTC
KARACHI – A large number of activists of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) continue to sit outside the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Karachi on Friday to register their protest against one of the commission’s decisions. TLP Ameer Hafiz Saad Rizvi will lead Friday prayers at the site of the sit-in. Later, he will also address the participants. TLP, a religious party, is protesting against the ECP’s decision in which the latter had said that the results of the by-election in NA-240, Karachi were valid.
July 23, 2022 05:33 UTC
Rejecting the objections of the PTI leader, the deputy speaker said he was performing his duties as per the orders of the Supreme Court. Mazari stressed that the law was “clear” and stated that the directives must be issued by the party leader. PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi later told the media that party president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has refused to back the PTI candidate — his cousin Pervez Elahi — for the slot of Punjab chief minister. PML-Q leader Chaudhry Hussain Elahi said in a tweet that all ten provincial assembly lawmakers decided in the parliamentary meeting that Pervez Elahi will be the party’s candidate for Punjab chief minister. “So it is PML-Q parliamentary party in Punjab Assembly which directs its members & not Ch Shujaat,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.
July 23, 2022 05:21 UTC
250 which is making the life of the Pakistani public harder. The state of the public is prejudiced and people, in our country, are going through the harshest circumstances of their lives. Yes, it is rightly said that sometimes, it is better to wait and hope for the best and that is what the public of Pakistan is doing. It is high time now the political party that is in power should think not to discomfort the public but try to solve crises within them. No one should be allowed to betray the public.
July 23, 2022 02:50 UTC
Photo: fileBusinessmen have demanded that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declare an economic emergency in the country and take urgent steps to avoid a Sri Lanka-like situation. Meeting participants sought workable solutions to improve the deteriorating economy and later held a press conference, where they pressed the government to declare economic emergency. Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) Senior Vice President Muhammad Riaz Khattak said the government should announce economic emergency as the country was facing severe economic challenges with unprecedented depreciation of the rupee against the dollar. Rasheed said due to high dollar rate, the imports have also become costlier, making it difficult to run industries. Motiwala maintained that the economic situation of the country is deteriorating and industrialists are pondering over closing productions.
July 22, 2022 23:35 UTC
Tight end Brock Bowers, offensive tackle Warren McClendon, defensive tackle Jalen Carter, outside linebacker Nolan Smith and cornerback Kelee Ringo were First Team Preseason All-SEC selections for the Bulldogs. The votes have been counted and the result are in for the 2022 Preseason All-SEC teams. And the Georgia Bulldogs are once again well-represented on both the first and second teams. Bowers set school records for Georgia last season, emerging as perhaps the best tight end in the country. Carter might be the best defensive lineman in the country, while Ringo is poised for an even bigger season following his game-sealing Pick-6 against Alabama to end the 2022 season.
July 22, 2022 20:16 UTC
Here’s a quick look at their stats, ranked by points, from last season, along with Puljujarvi and Kailer Yamamoto. I don’t see how an arbitrator could award Puljujarvi as much as Strome, but Lehto could argue Puljujarvi deserves as much as Kapanen. PULJUJARVI TRADE…Once Puljujarvi has a contract it will be easier to facilitate a trade. Kane’s on-ice confidence and persona is something the Oilers lacked and will need more of in the future. It is an element that goes beyond goals, points and analytics.
July 22, 2022 20:06 UTC
LAHORE – In a desperate move to save Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, the PPP-P president Asif Ali Zardari Thursday went to see Ch Shujat Hussain at the latter’s residence for the second time in the last two days. In a related news, the PPP-P president Asif Ali Zardari chaired a meeting of the party’s Punjab Parliamentary party and declared support for Hamza Shehbaz Sharif. He also refuted allegations of spending money to ensure the success of Hamza Shehbaz Sharif. “Why would I spend money over Hamza Shehbaz? But yes, I would have spent millions if Hassan Murtaza had been our candidate”, Asif Zardari reportedly told party men
July 22, 2022 08:05 UTC
Unfortunately, most of the geopolitical challenges Pakistan is facing today are not of its own making. Whereas, since the beginning, Pakistan has continuously faced an existential threat from India forcing Pakistan to spend on its security impacting national resources and making sometimes unnatural alliances. There are innumerable implications of these propaganda campaigns, which not only make a fuss of Pakistan’s image but also stimulate further challenges for Pakistan. Once, Pakistan was one of the favorite tourist destinations, yet during the last two decades, Pakistan has been projected as one of the most dangerous and insecure places to visit. Even though Pakistan remains in a geopolitical cauldron, it has been still able to carefully manage interstate relations within the region.
July 22, 2022 05:54 UTC
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will have to engage the Taliban government in Kabul directly to neutralise the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as the group continues to pose threats to Pakistan’s internal security and western borders. Talking with the outlawed group will not favour the Taliban regime either as it will not help to boost their image as a peace builder; rather, their regime will continue to be considered supportive of the terrorists and manipulators. In the first research paper, Director PIPS Muhammad Amir Rana assessed the impact of the peace talks between the Pakistani state and the TTP. The second contribution comes from senior journalist Ziaur Rehman, which explores factors of Afghanistan’s persisting outlook on Pakistan. The research underlines that whether Kabul absorbs the TTP within their ranks and files or expels it, Pakistan should allow Kabul to make its own choice.
July 22, 2022 00:32 UTC
The federal cabinet on Thursday approved the appointment of former director general of the Intelligence Bureau, Aftab Sultan, as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). During this period, Zahir Shah, the anti-graft body’s deputy chairman, served as its acting chief. “The federal cabinet has approved the nomination of Aftab Sultan as the chairman of NAB,” Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah tweeted after the meeting. Read NAB allows several inquiriesThe cabinet was told that the appointment period of NAB chairman was three years, which cannot be extended. The NAB chairman is appointed after consultation between the leader of the house and the leader of opposition in the National Assembly.
July 21, 2022 22:45 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani rupee on Thursday continued its downward trend against the US dollar, hitting a new low of 227 during the morning trade in the interbank market — despite the government’s assurances of market stability and incoming forex in the next few days. A day earlier, the rupee nosedived by a whopping Rs2.99, or 1.30%, in a single day to hit an all-time low of Rs224.92, the data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had shown. Analysts attribute the fresh depreciation to political uncertainty arising out of the outcome of the Punjab by-elections. In light of the deteriorating economic situation, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had convened an emergency meeting with the country’s economic team and other high-ranking government officials. Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, however, believes that the economy is on the right track and once political stability returns — which has been uncertain since the coalition government’s take over — the rupee will strengthen against the dollar.
July 21, 2022 22:29 UTC
The Ottawa Redblacks are still looking for their first win, while the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have yet to suffer their first loss. Against the spread: REDBLACKS. Against the spread: REDBLACKS. Against the spread: REDBLACKS. Against the spread: REDBLACKS.
July 21, 2022 19:34 UTC
For more about betting on this week’s action, check out the best CFL Week 7 sportsbook offers. The Redblacks are allowing 285.2 passing yards per game, a 72.8 percent completion rate, and a CFL-high 10.5 yards per pass. The Lions’ offence doesn’t have any true weak points – it’s ranked tops in both rushing yards (129.3) and passing yards (345.5) per game. Edmonton is yielding a CFL-high (by a good margin) 139.5 rushing yards per game at a whopping 6.0 yards per carry and has conceded 12 rushing touchdowns. The Pick: Under 48.0 points (play up to -115)Want to bet on Friday’s Bombers vs. Elks game?
July 21, 2022 15:01 UTC