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Top taxpayers to have dinner with PM Imran Top taxpayers to have dinner with PM Imran
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has compiled a list of the country’s top 50 taxpayers for the year 2018 to be invited for a dinner with Prime Minister Imran Khan. A summary for the dinner to be hosted by the prime minister has been sent to the finance ministry. The list includes large taxpaying companies and individual taxpayers. The top tax paying companies include the OGDCL, PPL, PSO an...
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Humanity is bleeding in Kashmir: Qureshi Humanity is bleeding in Kashmir: Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday that India was committing grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir, stressing that the right to self-determination was a basic right of the Kashmiri people. Addressing an international conference on Kashmir in London, the foreign minister appealed to the world conscience that humanity was bleeding in Kashmir, the valley was burning a...
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PM Imran announces Sehat Sahulat Programme PM Imran announces Sehat Sahulat Programme
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched a health insurance programme for the poor and the underprivileged strata of the society. In an attempt to alleviate poverty in low socioeconomic groups, citizens shall be issued health cards, the premier addressed. “This will bring massive improvement in the state of healthcare for people in tribal areas and Punjab,” PM Imran said while addressing th...
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Punjab to get four key tourist spots Punjab to get four key tourist spots
LAHORE: The Punjab government is to develop four new tourist resorts in Mianwali, Kotli Sattian, Kohe-Suleman and Attock Khurd following feasibility studies of available infrastructure and services, The Express Tribune learnt on Saturday. The Youth Affairs, Sports, Archeology and Tourism (YASAT) departments have already gotten approvals from the Punjab Planning and Development (P&D) departmen...
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Govt issues dollar bonds for expats Govt issues dollar bonds for expats
The government on Thursday launched five-year dollar-denominated diaspora bonds at an interest rate of 6.75%, which is higher than the price at which Pakistan had issued the last two bonds of same tenor. Officially called as Pakistan Banao Certificates, the government invited the overseas Pakistanis to invest in three-year paper at 6.25% interest rate and in five-year bonds at 6.75% interest ra...
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Polio workers performing in extreme weather are heroes: PM Polio workers performing in extreme weather are heroes: PM
Prime Minister Imran Khan once again hailed polio worker Irfan, whose video trudging through deep snow to immunise children in the country’s northern areas recently went viral, and thousands of other polio workers as heroes who reach out to children with polio vaccines in extreme weather conditions. The premier took to Twitter on Thursday and said, “Irfan is one of 260,000 heroes who reach out ...
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Pakistan, Russia agree to coordinate efforts for Afghan peace Pakistan, Russia agree to coordinate efforts for Afghan peace
Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday agreed to continue coordinating their positions on efforts for peace in Afghanistan. The understanding was reached during Russian Special Representative on Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov’s meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua. Mr Kabulov was in Islamabad for consultations on regional political situation ...
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Govt imposes ban on import of furnace oil Govt imposes ban on import of furnace oil
After protests by local refineries, the government has notified a complete ban on import of furnace oil, ending an earlier exemption allowed to K-Electric. The decision was reportedly taken at a recent meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE), ­presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Informed sources said the government had ordered a ban on import of furnace oil last month, but ...
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As Gulf states give $4b, pressure eases on external account As Gulf states give $4b, pressure eases on external account
With the inflow of $2 billion in the past two days, Pakistan has received a total of $4 billion in its foreign currency reserves from friendly Gulf countries – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – in the past three months. The deposits, which came under financial packages totalling $6 billion from the two Gulf states aimed at stabilising Pakistan’s dwindling foreign currency reserv...
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Pakistan announces e-visa facility for 175 nations, visa-on-arrival for 50 countries Pakistan announces e-visa facility for 175 nations, visa-on-arrival for 50 countries
The government announced on Friday that it is easing travel restrictions in the hope of reviving tourism by offering visas on arrival to visitors from 50 countries and electronic visas to 175 nationalities. The reforms, approved by the cabinet, would open up a new era for the tourism industry, which was devastated by terrorist violence after the Sept 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, ...
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