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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Ex-US envoy Munter calls on PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday the government was striving for bringing about meaningful transformation in lives of people through socio-economic development and equitable distribution of resources. The prime minister said this while talking to former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, who called on him here. Imran emphasised 37

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Govt urged to pass law on child marriages

PESHAWAR: The civil society organisations and human right activists have urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to table and pass the pending legislation of Child Marriage Restraint Amendment Bill, 2018 and raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 without any delay. Speaking at a joint press conference at Peshawar Press Club, they said Saudi Arabia’s 34

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Pakistan likely to host $200,000 squash event’

KARACHI: Pakistan is likely to host a $200,000 event this year after successfully organising four high-prize international squash events in 2018, a source told ‘The News’. “The sponsors of Pakistan Open have informed the squash authorities of the country that they are ready to enhance the prize money of Pakistan Open 2019 edition to $200,000,” said the source 37

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey to set up Syria security zone after Trump call

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan’s comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces 12

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM LTU Karachi collects Rs587bln in first half of 2018/19

KARACHI: The Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) Karachi has collected Rs587 billion during the first half (July–December) of the current fiscal year, amid flat growth in sales tax collection, sources said on Tuesday. The unit – the biggest revenue collecting arm of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) – posted only two percent growth in the collection of Inland 35

January 15, 2019 12:11 PM PM Imran expresses gratitude to donors of Shaukat Khanum

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday expressed his gratitude to all the donors for their help in achieving the financial targets of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) for the year 2018. On his twitter account, he expressed his confidence that the people would continue their support in the mission to save lives of the poor cancer 43

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM GST waiver on tractors urged

LAHORE: Farmer body has asked the government to waive general sales tax (GST) on locally-made tractors and implements, a statement said on Monday. Khalid Mahmood Khokhar, president of the Pakistan Kissan lttehad (PKI) said that agriculture sector, being the backbone of Pakistan's economy, contributes approximately 24 percent to GDP. However, presently 16

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Withholding tax collection rises 14 percent to Rs1.128 billion

KARACHI: The withholding tax collection from non-cash banking transactions has posted 14 percent growth; following introduction of an amendment through the Finance Supplementary Act, 2018. The collection of withholding tax from non-cash transactions, which is applicable only on non-filers of income tax returns, increased to Rs1.128 billion in December 15

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM US travel alert for Pakistan over outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid

ISLAMABAD: The US health officials have issued a travel alert for Pakistan over an outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan that does not respond to most antibiotics. "During 2018, cases have been reported 15

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Ledecky opens 2019 campaign with 200 free, 400 IM wins

WASHINGTON: Five-time Olympic swim champion Katie Ledecky launched her 2019 campaign with victories in the 200-meter freestyle and 400 individual medley at the US Pro Swim Series meet in Knoxville, Tennessee. In a year highlighted by the World Championships in July in South Korea, 2018 series champion Ledecky dove in Thursday night by capturing the 200 in 1min 55.78secs and the 400 IM in 4:39.39. Ledecky 10