Singapore will increase expenditure on health care for its aging population, give some citizens a tax discount and tighten restrictions on foreign workers before an election earlier this year. Authorities try to strike a careful balance before the election. All this will be done To strengthen an economy that has been hit by weaker global demand, while still providing more support for elderly citizens
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has been barred from travelling abroad for 30 days after his name was placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the interior ministry’s orders. The interior ministry has completed a summary to place the opposition leader’s name on the no-fly list which will be sent to the federal cabinet.
The Elementary Education Foundation, an autonomous government organization, tasked with enrolling 212,000 out-of- school children in the government and private schools is going to surrender a whopping Rs3.4 billion fund over failure to perform.The EEF is charged with wasting time due to incapacity and mismanagement. The Managing Director alleged the EEF officials were involved in the fake identification of the out-of-school children.
The Islamabad High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in response to a petition filed Awami Workers Party (AWP) against the blocking of its official website just ahead of the 2018 elections and urges the court to direct the PTA to guard citizens’ fundamental rights and exercise its powers to block content online strictly in accordance with the law.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a meeting with Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood said that Pakistan wants regional peace as unrest and chaos will not serve anyone's interests. He told the high commissioner that he had written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to "take steps for deescalation" of tensions.
Comments and reactions to the prime minister's video message are largely positive. Law expert bill Sufi lauded the PMs the statement as a balanced viewpoint in line with international laws, putting the onus on India to provide proof.PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira termed the response 'measured and calculated'. Retired Gen Talat Masood termed it as a 'Positive message, nothing could be better'.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said that the national flag carrier was ready to offer its services to bring back Pakistani prisoners who are being released by Saudi Arabia was waiting for the government to issue orders in this regard. PIA announced a reduction in airfares for both economy and business class seats in flights along the Beijing-Islamabad-Beijing route.
Pakistan has accused India of politicizing the International Court of Justice (ICJ). India has asked the ICJ to order his release because he was denied access to consular help and not allowed to choose his own defence lawyer. Pakistan's lawyer asserted that his activities were directed at creating anarchy in Pakistan, targeting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, at the behest of the Indian government."
The LHC has issued directions to the medical superintendent of the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital (ABSTH) to take legal action against protesting doctors and health department administration who not ensuring service delivery to the public in the government hospitals. The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) had been agitating against the raids by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on two private hospitals.
Iconic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld has died at 85, according to reports in France. Karl has presided over the fashion house Chanel, established by Coco Chanel, for more than three decades, producing as many as eight collections a year. He was best known for his signature outfit: a black suit with his white hair pushed into a ponytail, fingerless gloves and dark glasses.