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...

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...

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...

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...

As trade negotiations with China resume this week, the Trump administration is racing to reach an agreement that will lead to long term reforms and will demonstrate that tariffs are an effective battering ram for open markets around the world. The president is pursuing an ambitious agenda that envisages the reinstatement of U.S.  trade links from Asia to Europe to North America, promoting new deals this year.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been requested by a representative body of civil servants in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to look into the regular harassment of officers by responsibility and anti corruption institutions which condemn the indicted through media even before proving them guilty. A public apology with the same level of media coverage should be aired if the person arrested proves...