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  • Sales tax on 11 service sectors cut by 14pc

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Monday notified reduction of six to 14 per cent in rate of sales tax on services for 11 undocumented sectors that had been resisting the 16pc levy in the last one and a half years or so...

    The reduction aiming at ensuring voluntary compliance has been announced in majority of services concerning small businesses brought to the tax net for the first time in fiscal 2014-15 on the recommendation of the...

  • Telenor to close down 17 sales, service centres

    KARACHI: The Telenor Pakistan, a provider of telecommunication services, has decided to close down its 17 sales and service centres across the country within this month...

    According to a press release, the move is in line with the company’s long-term plans and will affect staff working at its sales and service centres who have been offered a Voluntary Severance Scheme (VSS) “to ensure that they are treated fairly and with respect”... ...

  • Sales tax stuck in void between null and nil payers

    ISLAMABAD: Only 16 per cent of registered sales tax units in the country actually paid any of the tax, with the rest filing either null or nil returns, data from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) shows...

    The number of registered sales taxpayers on the FBR data portal was 127,268 for 2016-17...

  • SRB and sales tax

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 65(A) of the Sindh Sales Tax on Services Act 2011 which provides for redressal of taxpayers’ grievances through the office of the ombudsman, several other legal remedies are also provided under Sections 55, 57, 61 and 65 of Act-2011 and also under Section 7 of the SRB Act 2010...

    The SRB is a taxpayer-friendly transparent organisation, the efficiency and performance of which has been lauded...

  • US, temperatures and ticket sales on rise at Pan Am

    TORONTO: The heat and the United States charge up the Pan American Games medal table on Sunday, as officials celebrated a victory by surpassing the one million tickets sold mark...

    The United States, who passed Canada on the medal table on Saturday, padded their lead by adding eight gold medals to push their total to 59 and 160 overall as the hosts settled into second on 54 gold and 142 overall medals...

  • Oil sales and distribution system in need of major overhaul: Khaqan

    ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minis­ter Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday that the system of oil sales and distribution is marred by flaws and corruption and in need of a complete restructuring...

    Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources in Parliament House, the minister said that operating a petrol pump under the current conditions was not viable...

  • Council of Islamic Ideology to contemplate meaning and religious connotations of 'Black Friday' sales

    The Council Of Islamic Ideology (CII) will convene on Wednesday to discuss the core meaning of the term 'Black Friday' and look at it from an Islamic point of view, DawnNews reported on Tuesday...

    The term 'Black Friday' has come under much criticism from religious quarters as various brands and stores began offering massive Black Friday discounts in keeping with retail and consumer trends in the United States...

  • PNSC plans to expand ferry service from Karachi to Doha, Dubai and Muscat

    The Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is expanding its planned ferry service from Karachi to new destinations, including nearby coastal cities Doha, Dubai, and Muscat, according to documents obtained by DawnNews on Monday...

    The PNSC had initially announced plans for a ferry service from Karachi to the ports of Gwadar and Chabahar in 2016, which is expected to kick off tentatively in early 2018, sources told DawnNews... ...

  • Microfinance: outreach and service quality

    THE MICROFINANCE sector is making its mark, but with penetration rate still low and distribution of micro credit uneven...

    From the borrowers’ point of view, interest rates are high, processing of loans still cumbersome and the quality of service wanting on several counts...

  • Obama and family attend Easter service

    ALEXANDRIA: President Barack Obama and the first family attended an Easter service at a historic black church that traces its origins to when Thomas Jefferson was president...

    The congregation, led by a choir clad in crimson, gold and white robes, joined in song early in the service, with the pastor asking them to share introductions, “but don’t act crazy” as the hundreds in attendance exchanged hugs and handshakes...

  • China launches direct rail, sea freight service between Kunming and Karachi

    KARACHI: China and Pakistan have launched a direct rail and sea freight service, with the first cargo train departing from Yunnan, an inland province in southwest China, the official Xinhua news agency reported...

    com, a cargo train loaded with 500 tonnes of commodities left Kunming, capital of Yunnan, for port city of Guangzhou from where the cargo will be loaded on ships and transported to Karachi, marking the opening of the new...

  • Petrol sales hit all-time high in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Petrol sales hit a record high of 681,938 tonnes in August, according to an official of the Oil Companies Advisory Council...

    Petrol sales were 607,411 tonnes in May, a record that was broken in July when people bought 615,178 tonnes of fuel...

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