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  • Budget 2020-21: No new tax in Rs139.5bn AJK budget

    5 billion, the annual budget of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for the fiscal year 2020-21 proposes Rs115bn for recurring expenditures and Rs24...

    Finance Minister Dr Najeeb Naqi, who presented the budget in the AJK Legislative Assembly here on Thursday, claimed that it “reflected and represented the priorities of government and the aspirations of people”...

  • Construction of 2020 Olympics stadium to start next year

    TOKYO: Construction of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in January or February...

    The government will choose a new design and builder through an international competition with the aim of completing the stadium by the spring of 2020, Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said on Tuesday...

  • Ignoring preceding events, Khokhar sets sights on 2020 Olympics

    LAHORE: The newly elected president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), retired Brig Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, has set his sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics though his term will end in December 2017...

    While targeting the 2020 Olympics, he ignored some important major events like World Cup and Asian Games which will be held in 2018 in addition to the 10th Asia Cup which will be played in 2017...

  • Felix eyeing 2020 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES: US track queen Allyson Felix said on Monday she has set her sights on the 2020 Olympics after winning a record sixth gold medal at last year’s Rio games...

    The 31-year-old 400m and 200m star revealed she plans to compete in at least one more Olympics after being honoured as female athlete of the year at the Los Angeles Sports Awards...

  • IOC endorses schedule for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) late on Wednesday endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo it was announced by the organisers with 33 sports, 339 events and running from July 24 until Aug 9...

    Day one of the Olympics will feature events in 21 different sports, including shooting, table tennis, judo, badminton, gymnastics, tennis and cycling...

  • Tokyo marks one year till start of 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO: Tokyo promised a high-tech Olympics complete with robots as it marked a year to go until the 2020 Games on Wednesday, hoping to leave behind some bumps in the road including an ongoing corruption investigation...

    Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said Bach praised the speed of the city’s preparations as ‘an Olympic record’...

  • ‘Truly outstanding’ — Tokyo marks one year till 2020 Olympics

    Tokyo promised a high-tech Olympics complete with robots as it marked a year to go until the 2020 Games last week, hoping to leave behind some bumps in the road including an ongoing corruption investigation...

    Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said Bach praised the speed of the city’s preparations as “an Olympic record”...

  • Athletes banned until 2020 can compete at Olympics: AIU chief

    LONDON: The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics will allow athletes banned until 2020 to qualify for the Games next year as doping bans are based on time periods and not events, Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) head Brett Clothier said...

    But in this case, of course, it’s an anomaly that the Olympics have moved so some athletes will benefit from that...

  • Budget 2019-20: Defence budget to grow nominally next year

    ISLAMABAD: Defence budget is proposed to grow nominally in the next financial year by 4...

    74 per cent as compared to the outgoing year, but its share in the total outlay and the gross domestic product (GDP) is set to decline, according to the budget documents laid before the National Assembly on Tuesday...

  • Govt likely to unveil tax-free budget for 2020-21

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has drafted tax proposals for Budget 2020-21 mainly focusing on “simplification of laws and removing tax anomalies,” Dawn has learnt from knowledgeable sources...

    Unconfirmed reports are that the government is likely to announce a ‘tax-free budget’, an official in the FBR told Dawn, adding a final decision will be taken after consulting with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after...

  • BUDGET 2020-21: Govt allocates Rs14bn for three Karachi hospitals

    According to the federal budget 2020-21 statement, the federal government has allocated Rs14...

    Providing the details of the Rs1,200bn special stimulus package which includes establishment of a Rs100bn emergency fund, federal Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar in his budget speech said the government had allocated an amount of Rs875 billion for purchase of medical equipment, personal protective equipment and medicines to fight the...

  • Meagre amount allocated for sports and related projects in Federal Budget 2020-21

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s sports sector got little share in the Federal Budget 2020-21 announced on Friday as only two new schemes worth Rs 595 million that are related to preparation and holding of South Asian Games have been made part of the budgetary documents...

    For the upcoming fiscal year, the government has earmarked Rs 300 million for rehabilitation and up-gradation of existing facilities at the Pakistan Sports Complex in...

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