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FBR plans to enhance taxes on non-filers FBR plans to enhance taxes on non-filers
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will continue to facilitate taxpayers and focus on non-filers by enhancing taxes on them in order to improve revenues of the country, said Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan. During his visit to the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), he said the FBR was determined to document the businesses and was working with NAD...
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Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause back in its original form Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause back in its original form
The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed ‘The Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2017’ to provide legal cover to delimitation of seats on the basis of the provisional census results. The house also gave the nod to ‘The Election (Amendment) Elections Bill 2017’, seeking restoration of the Khatm-e-Nabuwat [finality of Prophet-hood] clause to its original form. A total of 242 votes were c...
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China continues to dominate as FDI jumps 150% in Oct. China continues to dominate as FDI jumps 150% in Oct.
Pakistan received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth $288 million in October 2017, up by a significant 150% compared with inflows of $115 million in the same month of previous year, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday. Of the total FDI in October 2017, $202 million came from China, which has been dominating in investment flow mainly due to capital inje...
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Nawaz arrives at accountability court for hearing in NAB references. Nawaz arrives at accountability court for hearing in NAB references.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the accountability court for beginning of the hearing pertaining to references filed against him and his family members by the National Accountability Bureau early Wednesday morning, reported the Express News. The court resumes hearing today [November 15] wherein it is expected to record statements from witnesses including SECP officer and FBR’s Jah...
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Interior ministry denies suspending firearms licences. Interior ministry denies suspending firearms licences.
The Interior Ministry is in a fix to deal with the constant circulation of fake notifications which are creating misinformation and resulting in deep confusion in the public. So far the ministry has not been able to play an effective role to control these fake notifications. Generally these fake notifications circulate on social media but sometime conventional media also takes them up which cre...
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Alliance of MQM-P, PSP and APML can beat PPP: Musharraf Alliance of MQM-P, PSP and APML can beat PPP: Musharraf
Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday that an alliance of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) could defeat the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). “An alliance of the three parties, along with Pir Pagara and other political forces, will be able to beat the PPP [in Sindh],” he said in a video stat...
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Pakistan allows wife to meet Jadhav on ‘humanitarian grounds’. Pakistan allows wife to meet Jadhav on ‘humanitarian grounds’.
Pakistan has granted permission to the convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after a request was made by India’s Ministry of External Affairs, an official statement said on Friday. “The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds,” spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in ...
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MQM-P and PSP become 'Muttahida' again. MQM-P and PSP become 'Muttahida' again.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) announced on Wednesday that they were joining hands for the greater good of Karachi and prevent the city’s vote bank from splitting. “We have decided to form a political alliance because these testing times require us to do so,” MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar said at highly anticipated joint press conference, flanked by ...
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'First time witnessed seat of justice spewing venom', Maryam tweets after SC verdict 'First time witnessed seat of justice spewing venom', Maryam tweets after SC verdict
Maryam Nawaz, the political heir apparent to deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has reacted angrily to the detailed judgement of the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case. In a series of tweets on the microblogging site Twitter, she said that it was the first time she has witnessed the “seat of justice spewing venom”. She was referring to the top court verdict. “The latest decision [detaile...
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Former PM Shaukat Aziz, ex-NICL chief Ayaz Khan Niazi named in Paradise Papers Former PM Shaukat Aziz, ex-NICL chief Ayaz Khan Niazi named in Paradise Papers
At least two Pakistanis have been named in the Paradise papers – former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) chairperson Ayaz Khan Niazi. Aziz is linked with Antarctic Trust, which was set up by the former premier and includes his wife, children, and granddaughter as beneficiaries. Aziz had set up the trust in the US state of Delaware before be...
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