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  • Shahrah-i-Faisal firing video: 7 taken into custody in Karachi as police attempt to trace suspect

    Police on Sunday arrested seven people in Karachi in connection with a viral video of a young man firing into the air on Shahrah-i-Faisal and using foul language against an unknown person, a day after Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) A...

    The video which began circulating on social media on Friday night shows a man, who identifies himself as Adnan Pasha, waving a gun and firing shots into the air on an empty road that he claims...

  • Male, single and unable to shop at Karachi's malls

    Despite being a 26-year-old journalist living in Pakistan’s largest city, I cannot enter Dolmen Mall/Hyperstar in Karachi, alone on the weekend – I have to have a 'female' accompanying me, which would put me in the kosher 'family category' – because on weekends, entry is permitted to 'families' only...

    When I first came to Karachi early last year, I remember trying to go to an antique cars show at The Forum with my male friend... ...

  • Closure of liquor shop ordered in Karachi after residents protest

    KARACHI: The protest launched by residents of Federal B Area against the opening of a liquor store in their locality caused the Karachi commissioner on Tuesday to order the closure of the shop...

    The excise department had recently granted permission for the opening of the liquor shop in Federal B Area’s Block 5 and since then the residents had been protesting against it...

  • ‘Gwadar to be declared duty-free port soon’

    KARACHI: The government has decided to declare Gwadar a duty-free port, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo disclosed on Tuesday, saying that incentives in this regard would be officially unveiled soon...

    Referring to recent exemptions announced by the government on customs duty, general sales tax and withholding tax on imports of ships and other floating craft, the minister said that although the ports and...

  • Nepal mulling duty-free access to China for 400 products

    NEPAL plans to ask China to provide duty-free access to around 400 new products with export potential during Prime Minister K...

    Nepali traders can presently export 8,030 products to China without paying import duty, but they have been complaining that the list does not include some goods with high export prospects...

  • Textile mills want duty-free cotton imports

    LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) on Thursday urged the government to immediately remove 4 per cent customs duty and 5pc sales tax on cotton imports to help the spinning industry stay competitive...

    On the other hand, the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) has sought immediate removal of 10pc regulatory duty, customs duty and other taxes on the import of yarn form all...

  • Duty-free access to US markets restored till Dec 2017

    The GSP is a renewable preferential trade programme that allows the eligible products of designated beneficiary developing countries to directly enter the US free of duty...

    According to the USTR document the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, signed by the US president on June 29, 2015, provides that for entries made on or after August 1, 2013 through July 28, 2015, to which duty-free treatment would have applied if GSP had...

  • Industry resents duty-free import of spare parts for Belarus tractor maker

    LAHORE: The local tractor industry has resented the Engineering Development Board’s (EDB) permission to Minsk Tractor Works Pakistan Ltd to assemble Belarus model MT 510 and import spare parts duty free...

    Terming it as a violation of the Auto Policy 2016-2021, the local industry urged the federal government to review decision as incentives to import tractor parts at zero rated custom duty has already generated uncertainty for future...

  • Manufacturers oppose duty-free cement imports

    KARACHI: Some people are demanding zero duty on cement imports, which will be devastating for the local industry, All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) Chairman Sayeed Tariq Saigol said on Wednesday, according to a press release...

    He said the people demanding the removal of the duty should see the fate of local industries like tiles and tyres in the wake of the reduction in import tariffs because energy costs in...

  • ECC allows duty-free cotton imports

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday ordered immediate clearance of about Rs36 billion refund claims of exporters and allowed tax and duty-free import of cotton in addition to mandating the payment of duties and taxes on import of vehicles in foreign exchange...

    In response to demands of the textile industry, the ECC approved withdrawal of customs duty, additional customs duty and sales tax on import of cotton effective Feb 1-June 30,...

  • Duty-free wheat import by private party allowed

    • ECC okays import of 300,000 tonnes of food staple to ease price hike • Orders immediate release of stocks held by Passco, provincial departments • First shipment is expected to reach Karachi by Feb 15 • Meeting approves reduction of GIDC on gas consumed by fertiliser manufacturersISLAMABAD: Amid a political debate over the wheat and flour crisis, the government on Monday allowed duty-free import of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to ease an...

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