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Pakistan opposition parties call for Supreme Court to remove PM

NEWS SCAN Opposition parties petitioned the Pakistan Supreme Court  on Monday to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after the joint investigation team’s (JIT) report stipulated that there was sufficient proof that the prime minister and his family held wealth beyond their known means of income. The

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Federal appeals court upholds gag order on FBI surveillance requests

NEWS SCAN A US appeals court ruled on Monday that a nondisclosure requirement in the National Security Letters (NSL)law does not conflict with the First Amendment. Therefore the court also concluded that private companies that are issued an NSL by the FBI [official website] must also follow the nondisclosure requirement if

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Turkish court detains six human rights activists

NEWS SCAN  A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered that six human rights activists, including Amnesty International’s (AI) Turkey Director, remain in custody pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terrorist group. The activists were arrested [AI press release] on July 5 during a training workshop and are “suspected

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  The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017

      The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 31, 2017.  It seeks to amend the Customs Act, 1962, the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, the Central Excise Act, 1944, the Finance Act, 2001, the Finance Act, 2005, and