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  • FBR’s city-wise tax collection

    The combined population of the three cities is a little over 30m of Pakistan’s total estimated population of 190m...

    A senior tax official says structural changes in the tax department have led to a decline instead of the boosting revenue collection...

  • Sindh CM asks Centre to release block-wise census data

    ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah asked the federal government on Tuesday to release block-wise data of the census to allay fears of political parties...

    Mr Shah was of the view that it would be easier for the stakeholders to verify the block-wise figures, so that if someone had objections to the data, the exercise could be carried out again in those areas where any irregularity was found...

  • Phase-wise local govt elections in Sindh, Punjab likely

    ISLAMABAD: The idea of holding local government elections in phases in Sindh and Punjab appears to be gaining momentum with both the provincial governments seeking staggered polls for better management — a proposal that also suits the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    A senior ECP official told Dawn on Wednesday that the commission had received a recommendation from the National Assembly’s standing committee on parliamentary...

  • Siraj opposes phase-wise LG elections in Punjab

    LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has expressed reservations over Punjab government’s decision of holding the local body polls in phases and has termed it a tactic to achieve the desired results...

    In a statement issued here on Thursday, he feared that phased elections and indirect election to the reserved seats would open flood gates of rigging, coercion and horse trading of the elected councilors
  • North Korea says Trump isn't screwy at all, a wise choice for president

    A column carried on Tuesday by DPRK Today, one of the reclusive and dynastic state's mouthpieces, described Trump as a “wise politician” and the right choice for United States voters in the Nov 8 US presidential election...

    “It turns out that Trump is not the rough-talking, screwy, ignorant candidate they say he is, but is actually a wise politician and a prescient presidential candidate,” said the column, written by a China-based...

  • ‘Wise’ taxes to foster greener fuels: IMF

    But she said the taxes must be “wise”...

    “Wise taxes must be introduced step by step, such that budgets and households can adjust and new technologies can gain momentum,” she said, adding: “Paris recently saw humanity’s worst side...

  • Nisar should heed wise counsel

    Who wouldn’t recall his lament in parliament when Pakistan’s enemy number one, the mass murderer Hakeemullah Mehsud, was taken out by a missile fired from a US drone? Nisar Ali Khan was so outraged that the floor of the house shook with his anger because the man he was so keen to negotiate with was no more...

    If someone else matched the interior minister’s sense of outrage at Mehsud’s killing it was the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief...

  • Nisar wants leadership to make ‘wise’ decisions

    TAXILA: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is going through a critical phase as the ruling party...

    He said that Pakistan was facing threats at internal and external levels and unfortunately some “friends” were also involved in hatching a conspiracy to weaken the “pillars of the country”...

  • Fafen seeks age-wise data to determine number of voters

    ISLAMABAD: Shocked by serious discrepancies in voter-to-population proportions across the country, the Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) has called for age-wise data of population to determine the exact number of citizens eligible to vote in the next general elections...

    The network, which is an amalgam of over four dozen NGOs, said that availability of data on the age composition of the population would enable a realistic...

  • ECP report shows disparity in constituency-wise vote numbers

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday issued a preliminary report of the draft proposals for the delimitation of constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies for the upcoming general elections in the country, with more than 30 unusually large and small constituencies in terms of population...

  • Threatening SMS sender booked under ATA

    RAWALPINDI: The police have registered a terrorism case against an unidentified person for sending a threatening text message to the crisis control centre of the Nur Khan Airbase...

    Mohammad Bilal Zaidi, a senior officer at the control centre, complained to the Airport police that he received a threatening text message on his mobile phone at his workplace on Friday
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