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December 16, 2018 12:00 AM FBR allows tax payers to file returns till Monday

ISLAMABAD: After receiving over 1.4 million tax returns so far in current fiscal against 1.1 million in corresponding period of last fiscal year, the FBR on Saturday announced for allowing taxpayers to file their income tax returns till Monday (December 17, 2018). night. He said that increasing number of return filers of 0.4 million was quite encouraging

December 15, 2018 5:24 PM Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over Ketch terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday summoned Iranian envoy and lodged a protest over yesterday’s ambush during which six soldiers embraced martyrdom. According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday, Iranian ambassador was called to the Foreign Office to lodge a protest against terrorist attack on FC convoy along Pakistan-Iran order

December 15, 2018 2:44 PM Lahore court acquits two suspects involved in murder of Indian spy Sarabjit Singh

A district and sessions court in Lahore on Saturday acquitted two suspects accused of killing Indian spy Sarabjit Singh inside Kot Lakhpat jail in April 2013, DawnNewsTV reported. Additional District and Sessions Judge Moin Khokar issued directives to release Amir Tanba and Mudasir Munir from custody after all witnesses retracted their statements. The suspects

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM Germany provides Rs790m for phase two of polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Noor Ahmed and Country Director KfW, Germany, Wolfgang Moeller, here on Friday signed Financing Agreement for Polio Eradication Phase II worth Euro 5 million equivalent to Rs 790 million. The agreement envisages to exclusively financing polio vaccines as well as vaccination campaigns to strengthen measures

December 15, 2018 12:00 AM Govt lifts ban on issuance of non-prohibited bore arms licences

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has lifted ban on the issuance of non-prohibited bore arms licences with immediate effect, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior on Friday. The government also restored licenses previously issued for "automatic weapons within Prohibited Bore", which it had suspended on December 26, 2017. "The federal

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Albanian students revolt over tuition costs

TIRANA: Thousands of Albanian university students took to Tirana’s streets on Tuesday for their biggest show of strength yet in a protest movement demanding lower tuition fees and more investment in public education. The protests, which kicked off last week, are the biggest mobilisation of university students since demonstrations in 1990 against the former 1

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Japan to provide scholarships to govt officials

Islamabad: Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE) has announced to provide twenty fully-funded scholarships to Pakistan for the officers of the federal government of Pakistan to study at the universities in Japan under the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS). Through this scholarship, 18 scholars for Master's programme (2 years) 1

December 10, 2018 8:50 AM Hajj 2019: Saudi Arabia increases Pakistan’s quota by 5,000

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has increased quota of Pakistani pilgrims for 2019 Hajj by five thousand. According to a Spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, an agreement has been signed in this regard by Minister of Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri and his Saudi counterpart Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten. Under the arrangement, 189,210 pilgrims 5

December 10, 2018 12:00 AM Summary of ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes, beverages sent to ECC

ISLAMABAD: A summary of imposing a ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes and beverages has been sent to the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The summary proposes Rs10 tax on a cigarette pack and Re1 tax on a beverage bottle. Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved sending of the summary to the ECC. It is expected that the summary will be presented in the next meeting

December 10, 2018 12:00 AM Govt hesitant to give Gencos, Discos guarantee for Rs200 bn loan

ISLAMABAD: In a new development, the Finance Ministry has shown hesitance to extend the sovereign guarantee against the huge loan amounting to Rs200 billion the power division wants to raise against the 43 assets of Gencos (electric generation power companies) and Discos (electric power distribution companies). The loan will be utilised to partially 3