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US president fined $2 million for misusing charity foundation

A judge has ordered US President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests. New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty after Trump admitted to a series of abuses outlined in a lawsuit brought against him last year by New York attorney general’s office.

Pakistan might remain on FATF list even after February

Pakistan may remain on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beyond February 2020, mainly because of its risk profile and in view of two simultaneous evaluations according to senior officials. Officials also revealed that the government recovered only Rs5.6 billion in taxes on foreign assets worth about $7.4bn (Rs1.15 trillion) of Pakistanis reported by the international

Sharif family seeks removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL

The Sharif family has approached Ministry of Interior seeking the removal of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s name from Exit Control List (ECL). The request has been submitted to pave way for the three-time prime minister to fly abroad for medical treatment. Sharif’s doctors said they have exhausted all available options in the country and urged for him to be flown out of Pakistan.

Sacs of Chilgoza worth over Rs.12 million stolen in Wana

23 sacks of pine nuts, or chilgoza, were stolen from a warehouse in Wana leaving a financial loss of more than 12 million rupees to the owner. As per details, thieves with weapons in their hands entered into the warehouse by jumping its wall at 12am and carried the sacks of chilgoza on double cabin car. They also coerced the watchmen to silent them.

‘Pakistan Army has nothing to do with politics’: DG ISPR

As controversy regarding military’s role in Pakistan increases, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that “marches and dharnas are a political activity and the Pakistan Army, as a state institution, has nothing to do with politics”. In a television interview, he said that Pakistan Army had supported the then democratic government during the dharna staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014.

UAE mulls removing ban on Whatsapp calls

After years of banning Voice over IP (VoIP) calls like Whatsapp, Skype and FaceTime, the UAE government is finally going to consider removing the ban on Whatsapp calls. The country has increased its collaboration with the Facebook-owned WhatsApp and will work keeping in mind the national security initiatives. UAE’s NESA Executive Director, Mohamed Al Kuwaiti revealed the news, saying, “this is going to happen soon.”

Jemima makes a hilarious comeback at JUI-F cleric over WikiLeaks claim

Jemima Goldsmith, former wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, hilariously responded to Mufti Kifayatullah, cleric of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), who has claimed that her cousin ‘Wiki’ founded WikiLeaks — a non-profit organisation that publishes news leaks by anonymous sources. During an interview with a private TV channel, Kifayatullah had claimed that Jemima’s first cousin named ‘Wiki’ is the actual mastermind behind WikiLeaks.

High level of smog in Lahore forces closure of schools

After a sudden spike in Lahore’s Air Quality Index (AQI) from less than 200 to more than 500 late, the chief minister announced closure of public and private schools on Thursday. This is the first time that smog has forced closure of schools. As per Lahore US consulate Air Quality Monitor feed, the level of smog was hazardous and at 10pm, Lahore’s AQI was PM2.5 – 580.

India Pakistan Davis Cup tie in Islamabad moved to a neutral venue

International Tennis Federation’s independent security advisors have advised against playing India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad this month and suggested the tie must be played at a ‘neutral’ venue. The Asia/Oceania Group I tie, originally scheduled for September 14-15 in Islamabad, was postponed by the ITF to Nov 29-30 following a security review amid political tensions between the neighbours.

Multan-Sukkur (M-5) Motorway formally inaugurated during JCC meeting

During the 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting, Multan-Sukkur Motorway (M5) was inaugurated after its completion under CPEC. The 392Km M-5 Motorway is CPEC’s largest transportation infrastructure project. The Six lane Multan-Sukkur Motorway will not only reduce travelling time but speed up growth in industrial and agricultural sector and will contribute to the socio-economic uplift of people in Punjab and Sindh.