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May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ECP releases final electoral rolls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday released the final electoral rolls (FERs), showing a total of 105.955 million registered voters (with 23 per cent increase), of which 55.9 per cent males and 44.1 per cent females. The total registered voters indicate gender gap between males and females recorded at around 12.5 million

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Mepco plans to set up unmanned grid station

MULTAN: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has planned setting up six new grid stations in south Punjab, including one advanced and unmanned grid station in Multan, disclosed the Mepco officials here on Wednesday. At least Rs1.4 billion cost has been estimated on the new grid stations which will remove the complaints on tripping and low voltage

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan launching forays in South Africa’s occupational safety market

KARACHI: A dozen of local manufacturers and exporters are heading for South Africa to market their goods and services at one of its top trade expos, launching an extensive exploration drive to tap emerging economies in the world’s second most-populous continent, a statement said on Wednesday. The Securex & A-OSH 2018 is a leading exhibition in the field

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM 200 arrested over terrorism in West Africa

OUAGADOUGOU: More than 200 people were arrested last week in a joint anti-terror and security operation in the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin and Togo, the Burkinabe army said. “Fifty-two individuals were arrested in Burkina Faso, 42 in Benin, 95 in Togo and 13 in Ghana”, Colonel Blaise Ouedraogo told AFP late Friday. Explosives

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Laggard returns filers to miss tax concession

KARACHI: Laggard return filers cannot avail withholding tax concession under a new law introduced for the next fiscal year of 2019, a consultancy firm said on Saturday. Late filers will not be eligible to avail reduced rate of withholding tax rates as their names will not be included in the active taxpayers list (ATL). Presently, income tax is collected

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Tax relief to leave Rs5b negative impact on economy: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has assessed that different relief measures provided in the Finance Bill 2018 in shape of reduction in tax rate on fertilizer and others would have negative revenue impact of around Rs5 billion for next fiscal year 2018-19, The News has learnt. One top official of FBR told The News on Friday that the relief 5

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Ministry mounts Rs62.21mln plan for mining sector reforms

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of planning, development and reform has started a new initiative to improve productivity in mines and mineral sector and boost exports, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported on Wednesday. Cluster Development Based Mineral Transformation Plan, costing Rs62.21 million, has been launched under Vision-2025 and would increase value 4

May 17, 2018 12:00 AM Govt withdraws Rs10 health levy on tobacco

ISLAMABAD: The government withdrew health levy of Rs10 on a kilogram of tobacco in line with the senate’s demand and it is all set to present the amended finance bill 2018 before the national assembly for approval on Thursday (today). Officials said on Wednesday finance bill also proposed a 10 percent sales tax on rock phosphate imported by fertiliser 2

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM UN appeals for Sudan aid amid worsening crises

KADUGLI, Sudan: The UN has appealed for a major increase in funding to aid Sudan with hundreds of thousands of people set to join millions in need of relief amid worsening economic and humanitarian crises. Mark Lowcock, the head of UN humanitarian affairs, called on donors late Monday to provide $1.4 billion to assist more than seven million people in the East African 1

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM Oil output rises to 90,337 barrels/day in July-April

KARACHI: Oil production marginally rose 1.9 percent to 90,337 barrels/day (bpd) during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year of 2018, official data showed on Tuesday. Local oil output stood at 88,635 bpd in the corresponding period a year earlier, the Pakistan Petroleum Information Service’s data showed. Gas production, however, fell one percent 5