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  • 1pc import duty on zero-rated raw materials likely

    KARACHI: The government is likely to impose one per cent customs duty on raw materials that are being imported at zero duty in the budget 2015-16...

    “Imposition of duty on zero-rated raw materials will generate huge revenue for the government as substantial number of critical industrial materials are being imported at zero duty,” the sources said...

  • US challenges China over raw materials duties at WTO

    WASHINGTON: The United States challenged China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Wednesday over Beijing’s export duties on nine raw materials, alleging they give an unfair competitive advantage to Chinese companies...

    The nine materials — antimony, cobalt, copper, graphite, lead, magnesia, talc, tantalum, and tin — are to key industrial sectors, from aerospace and car manufacturing to electronics and chemicals, the US Trade...

  • No law to stop pharma companies from importing raw materials

    ISLAMABAD: Even announcing its decision about four decades ago, the ministry of health has not yet formulated a policy to ensure multinational pharmaceutical companies produced raw materials in Pakistan and did not import them...

    However, Minister for National Health Services (NHS) Saira Afzal Tarar claimed that steps were being taken and within a few years medicines would be manufactured with locally-made raw materials...

  • Govt plans tariff cut on raw materials

    ISLAMABAD: The Commerce Division has proposed rationalisation of 515 tariff lines — mostly raw materials — in the upcoming budget...

    In 2015, the PML-N government for the first time in the country’s history imposed 1 per cent customs duty on raw materials which was then increased to 3pc in the next two years...

  • Prepaid card regulations issued afresh

    KARACHI: The State Bank on Monday issued prepaid card regulations with explanation that the prepaid card customers may withdraw cash and transfer funds from ATMs, pay exam fee, shop online and travel abroad without requiring or compromising the debit or credit card, thus limiting the risk associated with the payment cards usage...

    The bank said in order to promote electronic payments in Pakistan by introducing alternate digital means...

  • Selective implementation of SDGs leads to ambiguous report card

    WHILE India continues to maintain a leadership position among the fastest-growing large economies in the world in terms of its rapid GDP expansion, its performance on the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN continues to suffer because of its poor rankings...

    The SDG Index and Dashboards report, brought out recently by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN, and...
  • ‘Dual ID card holders will be criminalised’

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior was informed that criminal proceedings would be initiated against those people who possess more than one national ID card...

    “How did people manage to get more than one ID card and dodge the authorities? A fine is not enough; they should also face criminal proceedings so others will not do the same...

  • Teachers’ Day standing card

    Teachers’ Day is around the corner and if you want to present something worth remembering to your teacher, here is a standing card that can be placed anywhere...

    Glue stickGlue tubeThree coloured papers of any colourOne piece of 10-inch long and 5-inch width hard paperScissorsPencilAny coloured stringMarkers, paint colours (optional)Paste a paper of any colour of your choice on the piece of hard paper this is the inside of your card,...

  • Poor report card

    RECENTLY, I spent a semester training 10th-grade science teachers at a school for low-income students in Karachi...

    All of them had a Master’s degree in science or engineering and had been teaching for at least three years
  • Distressing report card

    In the aftermath of the visit by the Chinese president and the optimism generated by the announcement of multiple transport and energy projects getting under way soon, comes a reality check that shows we still are not able to get some basics right...

    In this context, the Pakistan Education Statistics 2013-2014 report unveils several unsettling facts
  • Competitive card drawn for Lahore races today

    LAHORE: A competitive card of six events has been drawn up for the second Lahore Summer Meeting which gets under way at the Racecourse here on Sunday,The current wave of hot weather gripping the provincial metropolis city of Lahore has resulted in sharply reducing the numerical strength of runner as in all, only 55 horses have accepted to line up for the events, Four races will be contested over the sprinting distance of 900 metres and two...

  • Erdogan plays religion card in tight Turkey polls

    ANKARA: Turkish Presi­dent Recep Tayyip Erdogan has controversially turned religion into a campaign issue in the officially secular country’s upcoming polls, which promise to be the biggest election challenge yet for the ruling party...

    In an unprecedented gesture by a Turkish politician in recent times, Erdogan wa­­v­­ed a copy of the Holy Quran translated into Kur­dish duing a rally this week in the Kurdish-majo­rity sout­heast
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