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September 26, 2018 12:00 AM 50,000 Syrians return home from Lebanon

BEIRUT: Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year’s time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon’s General Security directorate, told Reuters his security agency had organised the return of 25,000 Syrians

September 26, 2018 12:00 AM Revenue body to remove late filers from active taxpayers list

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will erase late filers from active taxpayers list (ATL), officials said on Tuesday, as last date of filing is falling end of the current week. Late filers will be treated as non-filers and they cannot avail benefits of reduced withholding tax rates, the officials said. The FBR received around 46 percent of returns

September 25, 2018 12:20 PM Second phase of plantation drive in January: Amin Aslam

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Tuesday said that initial response to our tree plantation drive "Plant4Pakistan" was phenomenal, People from all walks of life participated in plantation drive. It was more encouraging that youth of Pakistan participated in this initiative. "We initially set the target of 1.5 million

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Aramco Trading aims for 50pc rise in oil trade volume in 2020

SINGAPORE: Saudi´s Aramco Trading Company (ATC) expects to increase its oil trading volume to 6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2020, 50 percent higher than current levels, the company´s top official said on Monday. "Currently, we´re at 4 million barrels per day and with expansion I think our target is 6 million barrels per day," President and Chief

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Forex reserves fall to four-month low

KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves fell to a four-month low during the week ended September 14, the central bank said on Monday, mainly on the back of external debt repayments. The foreign exchange reserves dropped $279 million, or 1.73 percent, to $15.790 billion, the lowest since May 2018. The forex reserves stood at $15.913 billion in May. Forex

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Japanese apparel firm plans outsourcing from Pakistan

KARACHI: A world famous apparel brand Uniqlo plans to outsource textile garments from three Pakistani companies for its more than 3,000 outlets worldwide, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Uniqlo Inc – a subsidiary of Japanese retail holding company Fast Retailing Inc. – has planned joint venture with three local companies, which would

September 25, 2018 12:00 AM Adiala Jail official given clean chit in Hanif Abbasi probe

LAHORE: An inquiry committee constituted to probe the presence of PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in the barrack of Nawaz Sharif has cleared Superintendent of Adiala Jail of charges and recommended action against over 50 officials of lower rank. The Punjab government had initiated an inquiry as the picture of Hanif Abbasi went viral on social media. Abbasi

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM NCA acted on FIA claim Junejo laundered Rs180-250m from Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistan’s Federal Investigation (FIA) got former government official Farhan Junejo arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the basis of claims that the former aide of Makhdoom Amin Faheem allegedly laundered around Rs180 to Rs250 million out of Pakistani into his overseas accounts through “corruption and corrupt practices”. The News has obtained

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia stood by Pakistan through thick and thin: envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to choose Saudi Arabia as the destination of his first official visit abroad confirmed that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan considered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the first country in the list of its strategic allies. “This visit 3

September 24, 2018 12:00 AM Ravanelli quits after three months as Arsenal Kiev manager

KIEV, Ukraine: Former Juventus and Italy international striker Fabrizio Ravanelli stepped down as Arsenal Kiev manager just three months after his appointment, the Ukrainian top-flight club announced Sunday. The 49-year-old spent nine games at the helm of the club, which won promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League last season, winning only one of them with one draw and seven 1