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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...

  • 167 parliamentarians not in tax directory

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government’s talk of bringing all members of parliament into the tax net has failed to produce any noticeable results as 167 legislators did not file their income tax returns on a voluntary basis in the tax year 2016...

    A similar trend was observed since the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the first tax directory for 2013, followed by the two subsequent years...

  • BISP launches directory covering profiles of beneficiaries

    ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) launched on Friday a ‘demographic directory’ covering profiles of beneficiary families on economic, social, educational and other dimensions...

    He announced that Pakistan was set to achieve the $20bn foreign exchange reserve mark in next few weeks, and said that all international rating agencies were now holding the country’s economy in high esteem...

  • 'Pakistan will address Indian missile test at international level'

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, in an apparent response to India's supersonic interceptor missile test, said on Monday that Pakistan would address the development at an international level, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Expressing concern over India's missile test, Aziz said it will disturb the balance of power in the region, and added that Pakistan will continue to upgrade its defensive...

  • PM urges envoys to address international concerns

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday called for proactively addressing international concerns for ending what is being perceived as isolation...

    Mr Sharif spelt out his government’s priorities -- peace with neighbours, defeating extremism and terrorism at home, supporting the Kashmir movement, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and promoting the country’s positive image abroad...

  • International Press Institute urges Imran to address deteriorating press freedom

    KARACHI: The International Press Institute (IPI) — a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries — has urged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to ensure that the deteriorating environment for independent press in Pakistan is reversed, and that the press is protected from the onslaught of state institutions...

    “While the citizens of Pakistan are looking forward to a change...

  • Pakistan urges world community to address conflicts in Mideast

    UNITED NATIONS: Saying that the Arab spring had turned into a “cold and forbidding winter”, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi made an impassioned plea to the world community to address the region’s several conflicts, especially Palestine...

    Pakistan urged the Security Council to adopt a resolution establishing the parameters of a Palestinian State, set a timeline for ending occupation and launch a new peace process to take...

  • China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan will properly address border issue

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday hoped that both Pakistan and Afghanistan would properly address the border issue and jointly uphold peace and stability...

    ”“As a close neighbour to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Chinese side hopes that the two sides will properly address the relevant issue,” he added...

  • EU agrees to address Pakistan's deportation concerns

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union has agreed to address Pakis­tan’s concerns which have led to suspension of Pak-EU readmission agreement on migrants...

    The visiting Commissioner Migration of the EU, Dimitris Avramopoulos, during a meeting with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Monday assured him that deportees from Europe would now be sent to Pakistan under a clearly defined standard operating procedure...

  • Pakistan boosting capacity to address climate change: Nisar

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is strengthening its institutional structures to step up action to stave off the most drastic effects of climate change, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the international community here...

    Speaking after the signing of the Paris climate agreement at the UN General Assembly, he said Pakistan would establish a climate change council and climate change authority, adding that more than five per...

  • We see Pakistan as 'a terrorist state': India replies to Nawaz's UNGA address

    NEW YORK: India, exercising its Right of Reply to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's United Nations General Assembly (UN) address, levelled serious allegations against Pakistan in its rebuttal, terming it a 'terrorist state', which Pakistan in a reply to India strongly rejected...

    Nawaz Sharif had in his speech maintained that Pakistan wants peace with India but it is "not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue"...

  • World Bank asked to make India address Pakistan’s concerns on dam

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday expressed concern over the upcoming inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP) and called on World Bank (WB) to push India to address Pakistani concerns...

    “Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT),” an official statement said...

  • ‘Recharge Pakistan to address environmental, water challenges’

    KARACHI: Water management is one of the biggest issues that Pakistan has been facing in recent decades...

    This was stated by Malik Amin Aslam, special assistant to the prime minister and federal minister for climate change, during a virtual dialogue organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) on Thursday...

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