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Bad news for Pakistan’s rich. Shehbaz Sharif budget will tax them, ban car imports

Pakistan finance minister's support for Shehbaz Sharif govt's call to tax the rich is a relief to those who were promised it during Imran Khan's reign.

Mobile phone makers in Pakistan dial SOS as dollar squeeze pushes production to near-halt

The mobile phone industry in Pakistan is facing the deficit of raw material needed for assembly units. Jobs of almost 50,000 people are at risk.

Pakistani TV host who died 12 days ago won’t rest in peace. Fans force court to exhume body

Aamir Hussain gave away babies to childless couples on TV, delivered religious sermons, issued frequent abuses and fetched high ratings for TV channels.

Pakistan’s FATF ‘victory’ has a thousand fathers—Imran Khan to Bilawal Bhutto

Till March this year, while Imran Khan was still in power, Pakistan had completed 32 out of 34 action points required to exit the grey list.

Pakistan wants US to mediate bailout negotiations with IMF. Media says focus on budget

PTI leader Shireen Mazari suggested a connection between Finance Minister Miftah Ismail's meeting with US Ambassador Donald Blome and ex-PM Imran Khan's ouster.

‘Nawaz Sharif wants to soften heart of Generals’ — Why Pakistan is inviting ailing Musharraf back

An ailing Musharraf wants to ‘spend rest of his life’ in Pakistan, and Nawaz Sharif — whom he had ousted in a coup — wants to the government to facilitate the return.

Pakistan’s minister has a two-cup-tea formula to fight economic crisis

Apart from consuming less tea, Pakistan’s planning and development minister Ahsan Iqbal also asked traders to wrap up their work early to save on energy.

Pakistan sports has a new ‘unicorn’—first woman MMA fighter Anita Karim

Born in Hunza valley of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, the 25-year-old MMA icon's inspiring a new generation of women to fight inside and outside the ring.

Pakistan’s economic survey shows donkey boom. And China really needs them

The growth of Pakistan’s donkey population to 5.7 million represents a broader trend of the government prioritising agriculture and livestock to boost economy.

Economic recovery under Imran Khan makes Pakistanis question his ouster

The findings of Pakistan Economic Survey 2022 left finance minister Miftah Ismail unhappy as he underlined that the Shehbaz Sharif government has 'inherited a fragile economy'.

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File image of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani | Photo: ANI

How Mukesh Ambani will split his empire to avoid father’s ‘folly’

Ambani this week put in motion his own succession plan -- eldest Akash to helm Jio, twin Isha expected to head retail while youngest Anant to preside over oil-to-chemicals business.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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