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  • Emergency declared in Sindh to face ‘heavy’ monsoon

    KARACHI: With a cloudburst predicted to be around the corner, the provincial government has ordered relevant officials to reactivate flood relief control rooms and relief centres across Sindh as a precautionary measure to face the potential threat of flooding in Sindh’s urban and rural districts, it emerged on Wednesday...

    Health minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, in the meantime, declared a high alert in government hospitals on account of...

  • US businessman pleads guilty to exporting prohibited items to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: A US businessman has pleaded guilty to exporting products without a licence to atomic and space agencies in Pakistan, violating US federal laws...

    Court documents and statements show that from 2012 to December 2016, Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and exported them without a licence to Pakistan, in violation of the EAR...

  • Pakistan has 938 items on Safta sensitive list with Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan maintains a sensitive list of 938 items with Afghanistan under the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (Safta), Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir said on Thursday...

    Speaking during the question-hour session in the National Assembly, the minister said all other items not on the sensitive list could be imported into Pakistan from the Safta countries, including Afghanistan, at a tariff rate of zero to 5 per cent... ...

  • WFP builds humanitarian response facility to store medicines, food items in Jalozai

    The HRF, recently handed over to the KP government, features four large warehouses for general cargo and two smaller, climate-controlled warehouses for more sensitive items such as medicines and ready-to-use foods, as well as office space and staff facilities...

    Also read: UN humanitarian response facility in LahoreAccording to WFP Pakistan Representative Lola Castro here on Sunday, this is the fifth HRF in the country...

  • Relief items will be sent to Nepal today

    “Four C-130 aircraft carrying a 30-bed hospital, special search and rescue teams and relief items will be dispatched to Nepal tomorrow,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday...

    According to the PM Office, four Pakistan Air Force aircraft were ready to leave for the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu as soon as the airport there was ready to receive the flights...

  • Traders worry over lacklustre sale of Rabiul Awwal items

    KARACHI: The sale of badges, illuminations, buntings, flags and other decorative items relating to the 12th of Rabiul Awwal has not shown any significant increase this year as compared to the past year while traders of these items cite slight lack of enthusiasm from consumers as the main reason for the slow business activities...

    At Effendi Road traders looked perturbed over lukewarm response of buyers to the sale of flags and other...

  • Import duty on eatable, luxury items raised by up to 50pc

    ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed regulatory duty on import of 36 new products and raised its rates on the existing 240 items in a fresh move to curtail rising trade deficit of the country...

    The import of these eatable and luxury items — on which the duty has been raised by up to 50 per cent — saw approximately 40pc growth in the first three months of the current fiscal year, despite the fact that the government has already...

  • LHC wants dowry items mentioned in marriage certificate

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has directed the Punjab government to introduce a new legislation to incorporate dowry items in Nikahnama (marriage certificate) so the miseries of women litigants seeking recovery of their dowry after marital break-up can be reduced...

    The petitioner challenged ‘miscalculation’ of dowry items by a lower court of Bahawalpur...

  • Prices of 450 items reduced at govt stores

    ISLAMABAD: The Util­ity Stores Corporation (USC) launched the second phase of Ramazan Relief Package on Monday by reducing the prices of more than 450 items by up to 10 per cent...

    Earlier in the month, the USC reduced the prices of more than 700 items...

  • Traders support additional duties on imported items

    The decision of the government to discourage imports of needless items will reduce trade deficit which has touched alarming proportions, he said...

    Say higher tariffs will reduce the trade deficit, which is hovering around $30bn“Duties should be increased on various items to discourage pointless imports of food items and luxuries...

  • Wholesalers fear shortage of essential items

    KARACHI: Wholesalers at Dandia Bazaar fear shortage of essential items and increase in prices as container trailers and trucks loaded with goods have been barred from entering the city after 11pm...

    “We have taken up the matter with Chief Secretary Sindh and Commissioner Karachi on Friday asking them to take notice of the situation otherwise the city will face shortage of essential items coupled with a surge in prices,” Karachi...

  • Retailers fleece buyers of Independence Day items

    KARACHI: Exorbitant prices of the national flag and celebratory items put a damper on the Independence Day festivities of many Pakistanis this year...

    Roadside retailers were seen overcharging customers despite procuring the items, particularly flags, at much lower wholesale rates...

  • New taxes to limit use of luxury items: Dar

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to impose regulatory duties on luxury and non-essential items and announce an incentive package to bring evaders under the tax net to bridge shortfalls in revenue collection...

    Imports of luxury items have gone up over the past few months and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is not happy with the trend...

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