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June 14, 2018 12:00 AM Symposium calls for promotion of peace, tolerance

QUETTA: A symposium on Wednesday called for promotion of peace, tolerance and love in the country and around the world. The symposium titled ‘Engagement of Bashar Core of Volunteers’, was held at the SOS Village in Quetta and was organized by Bashar, an organization comprising youth of the country and working for promotion of peace in the society 7

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM CDA allocates 54 percent budget for development

Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has allocated Rs21,743.13 million for development out of its approved budget Rs40,538.42 million, which is 54 percent of the total budget. CDA has recently approved Rs40,538.42 million for the Financial Year 2018-19, which is 6 percent more than the last Financial Year. Rs10,575.42 million would be received 4

May 30, 2018 12:00 AM FBR to hire foreign tax experts for auditing

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will hire foreign experts to conduct tax auditing and eliminate evasion and avoidance, officials said on Tuesday. The officials said the Commissioner of Inland Revenue was authorised to call for record and conduct audit of taxpayers. The commissioner is also empowered to set up a panel of auditors for conducting 11

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Indian troops target civilians in Harpal, Charwah sectors

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along Working Boundary targeting civil population with mortars and heavy weapons in Harpal and Charwah sectors on Monday morning. Pakistan Rangers Punjab effectively responded and targeted the Indian posts from where the fire was initiated on civil population, an ISPR press release said. Intermittent 5

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM Govt fails to honour election pledges, says ANP leader

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) parliamentary leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Hussain Babak on Sunday said that the government had not honoured its electoral pledges made with the masses. Through a statement issued here on Sunday, he criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for pushing the province towards backwardness. He said Chief 3

May 21, 2018 12:00 AM UAE announces major changes in visa policy

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced decisions on Sunday that included the provision of residency visas of up to 10 years for investors and professionals and their families in addition to exceptional students. According to WAM, the cabinet announced the launch of an integrated visa system to attract talent in all vital sectors of the national 4

May 16, 2018 12:00 AM FDI increases 2.4pc to $2.237 billion in 10 months

KARACHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan increased 2.4 percent to $2.237 billion in 10 months of the current fiscal year, the central bank data showed on Tuesday, mainly on the back of energy and construction projects. However, FDI flows dropped to $143.7 million in April from $179.7 million in the corresponding period of the last fiscal 7

May 13, 2018 12:00 AM SECP chairman appointed after 10 months

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday appointed new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) after almost 10 months with the top echelon served under acting chairmanship since the suspension of Zafar Hijazi as the commission’s chief. The Finance Division, in a statement, notified the appointment of Shaukat Hussain as the SECP Chairman 5

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM Poultry exhibition in July

KARACHI: Pakistan Poultry, Dairy and Livestock Exhibition will be held from July 20 to 22 in Karachi with the support of all stakeholders, including public and private sectors. In this regard, a joint press conference was held at a local hotel on Wednesday evening, consisting of Sindh Board of Investment, dairy and poultry associations and Small and Medium 5

May 10, 2018 12:00 AM China moves to rope in its tech ‘unicorns’

Shanghai: Having lost the likes of Alibaba and Baidu to Wall Street, China is hatching a plan to woo them back and make sure it keeps a new generation of technology titans closer to home as it battles the US for supremacy in the sector. New share offerings worth tens of billions of dollars are in the pipeline for 2018, setting it up as a blockbuster 6