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NA passes finance bill in record time

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ISLAMABAD: The government managed on Tuesday to secure the National Assembly’s approval for the Finance Bill 2017 in record time, thanks to the opposition’s continued boycott of the budget session. In the opposition’s absence, there was no debate on cut motions either — the first time in the country’s parliamentary history that no cut motions […]

Information markets

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DESPITE the alarming nature of the government’s recent crackdown on social media activists, our discourse still lacks a conceptual framework of thinking through some of the issues that it raises. Any inquiry should start by asking to what extent can the government justifiably regulate information markets? Answering this question when two competing forces — citizens […]

Photo gallery inaugurated

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KARACHI – Sindh Inspector General of Police AD Khowaja on Tuesday inaugurated the photo gallery at Police Museum located in the premises of Police Headquarters South office. Appreciating efforts made by former chief of the provincial police, Saud Mirza for establishing the “Sindh Police Museum” on modern lines, he said it will be catalyst in […]

Call to ensure rights of low-caste Hindu communities

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HYDERABAD: Civil society activists speaking at a consultation meeting organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) called for legislation to safeguard the rights of minorities and implementation of the existing laws in letter and spirit to protect their life and property as well as fundamental rights. They stressed that all hindrances in providing […]

PML-F leader renders apology to Tribune staffer

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KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Pirzada Yasir Shah, whose guards assaulted The Express Tribune reporter Zubair Ashraf, condemned the incident and rendered an apology on Tuesday. Shah said he was not aware about the incident that whether a guard from his convoy had assaulted the reporter. “We believe in freedom of expression and this […]