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Traders refuse to observe 8pm closure rule

LAHORE – The traders of the city declared that they would not follow any decision of closing shops at 8pm and would launch protests if the government tried to threaten or force them on Tuesday. The traders said though no decision had been taken as yet but there were rumours that the government would try to order closing down of the markets at 8pm in order to save power. “Our businesses have already collapsed due to continuous load shedding and this decision would prove as the final

Most IDPs refuse to return from Jalozai Benazir Camp

PESHAWAR – Government’s plan to repatriate the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from Jalozai area into Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies failed on Monday when none of the families showed interest to be repatriated. The FATA Development Management Authority had announced IDPs’ repatriation to both Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies from Monday and, in this respect, the government provided those IDPs with buses and trucks who intended to be repatriated. However, almost all the dwellers from both

Provinces refuse to surrender surplus budget

ISLAMABAD – The provincial and federal governments have once again failed to sort out their differences on returning provincial budget surpluses and the imposition of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) on services, and the agricultural income tax, an official source said on Friday.
The Finance Ministry convened a meeting with provincial finance secretaries on Friday to synchronise levying of the RGST on goods and services, and the agriculture income tax from the start of the

Tribesmen refuse US drone strike compensation

PESHAWAR – Families of the tribesmen killed and injured in the deadly US drone strike on a tribal jirga on Thursday refused to accept the government’s compensation and demanded a halt to US drone strikes in the region. The government had announced Rs 300,000 (about $3,530) each person killed and Rs 100,000 for each injured. Over 40 tribesmen were killed and many others injured in a drone strike on a jirga of council of tribal elders in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on March 17.

Young doctors refuse to budge

LAHORE – All attempts on the part of the Punjab government to placate the striking doctors have failed; not even a special pay allowance of Rs 10,000 to 15,000 for doctors from the 1st of July could convince them to call off their strike.
Zulifqar Khoosa, senior adviser to chief minister, tried to woo the doctors with a lucrative pay package at a meeting on 90 The Mall but doctors were adamant they won’t make do with anything less than their demands. Health Secretary Fawad Hassan

Transporters refuse to wheel off strike

KARACHI – The city’s hustle and bustle wheeled off on Thursday as much of the public transport stayed off the road in compliance with the Karachi Transport Ittehad’s strike call. Frantic government efforts to convince the transports to call off their strike came to naught, with Transport Minister Akhtar Hussain Jadoon returning from the KTI office to the Chief Minister’s House with more demands from transporters.
Transporters are now demanding that the government pays them at

Ministries refuse to take responsibility for NATO and ISAF transit facility

ISLAMABAD – The Ministries of Defence and Commerce, on Thursday, refused to take responsibility for NATO and ISAF transit facility, saying that they were mere signatories to the agreement.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Commerce met under the chairmanship of Khurram Dastagir Khan and decided to call the Minister of Defence to clarify the issue in the next meeting. The meeting was called to probe legal arrangements governing NATO and ISAF transit facility to