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FBR to push for tax cuts

The Senate Standing Committee on Finance was informed on Friday by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that a special SRO would be issued soon to grant 3.5 per cent reduction in

New US peace push must come soon: Palestinians

RAMALLAH – The US must move fast on its planned drive to revive Middle East talks before Palestinians seek recognition as a state, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday. “It’s time for the American administration to move before September,” said President Mahoud Abbas’s spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdainah. Given a continuing impasse despite 18 years of talks, Palestinian leaders aim to ask the UN General Assembly in September for recogniti-on of statehood on

Egyptian protesters push for more political reforms

CAIRO – More than 2,000 people gathered across the Egyptian capital on Friday to demand more political reform, including a speedy trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, state news agency MENA said. One thousand protesters gathered in Tahrir square, epicentre of Egypt’s uprising, chanting nationalist slogans and calling for Mubarak and other former government figures be tried for graft. They also called for the release of political prisoners. Tahrir square in central Cairo has become