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  • New tax directory

    It might seem like a rather mundane affair, but the annual publication of the tax directory, which gives details of every taxpayer and how much he or she paid in the outgoing year, is a welcome development in the government’s effort to encourage a culture of filing tax returns...

    Read: 1,040 lawmakers out of 1,169 filed taxes for 2014: Tax DirectoryThe tax directory has come under some criticism from people who believe that it is...

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan to address nation on Sunday evening

    Prime Minister Imran Khan's inaugural address to the nation since being elected the country's new premier is expected to be broadcast at 8pm tonight...

    According to DawnNewsTV, PM Khan is likely to talk about the economic challenges facing the nation in his maiden address, which will be telecast by the state-owned Pakistan Television...

  • 250 shops gutted in Defence market fire

    KARACHI: At least 250 shops were destroyed when a huge fire broke out in the Gold Mark market in Defence, causing losses of millions of rupees, prompting shopkeepers to stage a sit-in on the main Korangi Road over an alleged delayed response of fire stations...

    The blaze erupted in the market at around 11...

  • PM forms committee to address Karachi’s misery

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a high-level committee on Sunday to work out plans to address issues being faced by the residents of Karachi...

    The committee has been asked to suggest short-, medium- and long-term measures for the betterment of Karachi...

  • Centre comes under fire over formation of body to address Karachi’s problems

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the federal government has constituted a strategic committee for Karachi without consulting or taking him into confidence...

    The CM says he was not consulted; the governor explains the body will examine the job of various civic agenciesIn response to a question, the chief minister said he was neither consulted nor taken into confidence on the formation of the committee on...

  • Formal launch of Saudi-led coalition on Sunday

    ISLAMABAD: The Saudi-led coalition against terrorism is formally being launched with a meeting of the defence ministers of member states being held in Riyadh on Sunday...

    The inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defence Council will be held under the theme of ‘Allied Against Terrorism’, according to a press statement...

  • Queen Elizabeth steps back from Remembrance Sunday role

    LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II took a significant step back from official duties on Sunday, leaving heir to the throne Prince Charles to lay a tribute to Britain’s war dead on her behalf...

    The queen traditionally lays a wreath at the Cenotaph national war memorial in London, but for the first time she observed the annual Remembrance Sunday service from a balcony...

  • Scintillating sitar on a Sunday morning

    KARACHI: No matter what mayhem is created by fellow countrymen, life, indeed, goes on in the City of Lights...

    When I called Ayla, the moving spirit behind the All Pakistan Music Conference, to confirm if the sitar recital by Farhan Khan hosted by the APMC on Sunday morning at Lyceum was still on, she said that it was too late to change the date...

  • SSA elections on Sunday

    KARACHI: The quadrennial elections of Sindh Squash Association (SSA) will be held at the Roshan-Jahangir squash complex on May 31 at 3pm, says an announcement...

  • MQM calls for strike on Sunday in protest of budget

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), while rejecting the Sindh budget 2015-16, called for a province-wide strike on Sunday...

    The party termed the budget "anti-Sindh" and requested the traders and transporters to support the strike by shutting their businesses and transport on Sunday...

  • Two-day summer festival from Sunday

    In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Secretary Sports, Tourism, Culture, Archaeology, Museums and Youth Affairs Department Dr Aftab Akbar Durrani said the two-day summer festival would kick off at the Ladies Club Peshawar on May 24 (Sunday)...

  • Another rain spell from Sunday

    LAHORE: Another three to four-day spell of rain-thundershowers with dust storms is likely to lash upper parts of the country and north-eastern Punjab, including Lahore from Sunday...

    These areas have already experienced rain and thunderstorm this week (from Sunday to Thursday)...

  • Rising trend in prices at Sunday bazaars

    LAHORE: Prices of a majority of vegetables and fruits available in Sunday bazaars showed a rising trend, according to a monitoring team of the City District Government...

    The team led by the district officer (monitoring) visited Sunday bazaars of Iqbal Town, Model Town, Begum Kot, Wahdat Colony and Gulshan-i-Ravi and observed increase in prices of 17 of the total 33 vegetables there...

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