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  • Over 90,000 aspiring pilgrims selected through ballot for govt Haj scheme Government receives a total of 216,623 applications for Haj — 123,700 from men and 92,923 from women.
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires ‘extended range smart weapon’, adds to JF-17 capability The trial gives JF-17 “assured day and night capability to engage a variety of targets with pinpoint accuracy”: PAF
  • Britain, four other countries ban Boeing 737 MAX jets from airspace after Ethiopian Airlines crash A growing number of airlines around the world also grounded the jets.
  • Steps being taken to encourage foreign investment, PM Khan tells Mitsubishi delegation Mitsubishi Corp-Pakistan chief says his company was encouraged by the “business-friendly policies” of the Pakistan govt.
  • Xinjiang camps will ‘gradually’ disappear: China Nearly one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic minorities are being held in detention centres in Xinjiang.
  • ATC to announce verdict for last 4 suspects in Mashal Khan lynching case The court had separated these four suspects from the other 57 as they absconded from court during the main trial.
  • Spain, Barcelona legend Carles Puyol to visit Karachi on Saturday “Karachi, I look forward to seeing you all and I am really excited to meet all my fans in Pakistan,” he says.
  • UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote “Let’s be crystal clear about the choice: it is this deal or Brexit might not happen at all,” says European Commission.
  • US joins Ethiopian-led investigation at Boeing crash site Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies.
  • In meeting with German FM, PM Khan urges int’l community to take notice of rights violations in IoK The premier briefs German foreign minister on de-escalation measures taken by Pakistan.
  • 4 policemen dismissed from service for misbehaving with couple at Karachi’s Sea View Man recording video of the incident can be heard saying policemen asked for money, pointed guns at the couple.
  • FIR registered against men suspected of raping, filming 17-year-old boy in Mandi Bahauddin Boy, family did not report incident when it occurred last year; gang repeatedly extorted money from the family.
  • Dam fund hits Rs10bn mark; PM Khan lauds ‘generosity’ of Pakistanis The fund was started last year in July by the then Chief Justice Saqib Nisar.
  • Google pays former executive $35m after harassment claim A lawsuit says the board agreed to support male executives facing misconduct charges.
  • MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in South Florida for stealing phone McGregor is accused of snatching cellphone of a man who tried to take his picture.
  • Government implements Benami Act Tax officials can confiscate whole properties, expensive vehicles, bank accounts registered with fictitious individuals.
  • PM approves CPEC-style security force, incentives to spur investment in petroleum exploration The premier agrees to allow mid-tier exploration and production firms to enter exploration sector.
  • Remittances soar to $14.4bn Since the beginning of 2018-19, remittances have been on an upward trajectory.
  • Provinces demand limiting of FBR powers on sales tax Provincial revenue authorities say the levy and receipt of tax on services come under their purview.
  • Total debt jumps to Rs27tr During the last 12 months the total debt increases by 19.3pc.
  • Airlines start grounding 737 MAX 8 planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash Investigators recovered the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early on Sunday.
  • UN envoy fears ‘new crisis’ for Rohingya if moved to BD island Bangladesh says moving refugees to Bhasan Char — whose name means “floating island” — will ease chronic overcrowding.
  • Strict monitoring of fourth schedulers begins ahead of Pakistan Day Police have obtained surety bonds from 29 out of 34 individuals, including 31 members of proscribed organisations.
  • Legislation yet to be put forward for Naya Pakistan Housing Authority NA committee informed that 570,000 kanals private land is available for project in different parts of country.
  • ‘PPP, PML-N politicking on Nawaz’s health’ Punjab health minister says Sharif is being provided state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.
  • Hamza offers Punjab govt ‘charter of economy’ “The PTI government inherited Rs638bn Annual Development Plan, but reduced it to only Rs238bn,” says Hamza.
  • Suspected cases of Zika, Monkeypox reported in Lahore hospital No vaccination yet to fight deadly viruses, warn experts.
  • Sindh govt doesn’t want to act against polythene bag makers, PA told The minister says Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government will not render anyone jobless.
  • Financial help sought for families of six workers died in Karachi Piler’s Karamat Ali observes private construction companies are not providing health and safety facilities to workers.
  • Govt misses constitutional deadline on appointment of ECP members Consultation between PM and opposition leader in the matter not in sight either.
  • SC seeks reports on Jamia Hafsa’s occupation of disputed land, missing children Apex court instructs CDA chairman to apprise the court on land’s allotment.
  • PM, army chief discuss security situation Premier and army chief are believed to have discussed tensions with India as well.
  • Pakistan elected OIC body’s deputy chairman Pakistan has achieved another milestone in parliamentary diplomacy.
  • Model courts in each district to conduct day-to-day hearing, says CJP NJPMC aims to reduce massive backlog of cases
  • Speaker extols his own party in response to Opp leader’s speech “You should not forget that the PML-Q’s was the first government to complete the IMF programme in its tenure.”
  • ‘Nishtar pro-VC’s attacker distorted facts’ “Doctors were providing excellent treatment to the patients in Nishtar and other hospitals despite limited resources.”
  • Faisal Vawda summoned to explain his absence from meetings PML-N Senate member quotes rules to point out that it’s mandatory for ministers, secretaries to attend such proceedings.
  • Indian blockade of eastern rivers water won’t affect Pakistan Experts say the water already belongs to India under Indus Waters Treaty.
  • Regulatory duty on mobile phone import restructured Regulatory duty on import of mobile phones valuing up to $500 will now be charged at the rate of Rs18,500 per set.
  • Investors approach PM after worries over changing policies Foreigners involved in renewable energy sector complain of ‘unfair’ treatment to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • Car sales fall in eight months The decline is mainly attributable to lower working days in February, persistent declining sales of Mehran and Bolan.
  • Efforts on to modernise corporate sector: Asad The minister urges regulators to fully facilitate the corporate sector to enhance its productivity.
  • Some countries ground Boeings, most keep them flying An Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday killed all 157 people on board.
  • ‘Everyone wants a home’: PM Khan lauds SBP for low-cost housing incentives Imran Khan says govt’s flagship affordable housing programme will boost 40 other industries and generate employment.
  • Economic fallout of conflict “Wars are devastating for the economy, but they may not damage the (stock) market.”
  • Nancy Pelosi waves off Trump’s impeachment, says it would divide country Pelosi makes it clear that Democrats will not move forward quickly with trying to remove Trump from office.
  • Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade Company pivots to electric vehicles as it seeks to comply with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions in Europe.
  • Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen after Thai ordeal The footballer was wanted by Bahrain on offences linked to the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings.
  • China wants serious talks before UNSC body takes up JeM case Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says China “will continue to communicate with relevant parties” responsibly.
  • Rouhani seeks to counter US pressure on first Iraq visit Shia-majority Iraq is walking a fine line to maintain good relations with its key partners Iran and the US.
  • India, Saudi Arabia to set up council to deepen anti-terrorism cooperation Sushma Swaraj calls for “an immediate irreversible and verifiable action to dismantle terror infrastructure”.
  • Nobel winner Satyarthi warns of media ‘war-mongering’ in India Activist regrets the Indian media “suddenly crossed that line and started demanding fully fledged war”.
  • ‘Brexit in peril’ as May faces heavy defeat Brexit could be reversed if lawmakers reject the government’s exit deal.
  • Forget Rafale, win the polls The prime minister is not the invincible superhero his drum-beaters want the world to believe.
  • Pakistan shouldn’t rush youngsters into national side: Afridi Most recently, Quetta Gladiators’ 18-year-old pacer Mohammad Hasnain was named in the Pakistan squad.
  • ICC says India wore controversial camouflage caps with its permission “The BCCI sought permission as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of its fallen soldiers,” says ICC spokesperson.

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