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  • Mobilising domestic tax revenue is key element of IMF's Pakistan programme: spokesperson

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson Gerry Rice on Thursday said that one of the key elements of the IMF programme in Pakistan was the need to mobilise domestic tax revenue to fund the "much needed" social and development spending while placing debt on a "firm downward trend"...

    The IMF executive board on July 3 had approved a $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan...

  • Weak personal income tax compliance affecting tax culture in Pakistan: report

    ISLAMABAD: A new United Nations report says that the weak personal income tax (PIT) compliance in Pakistan poses serious questions about the accountability and fairness of the system and this in the long run casts a shadow on the efforts to create conducive tax culture in society...

    The importance of closing the per­sonal income tax loopholes exploited by the rich should not be overlooked, says the report released by the United...

  • Indian cricket's progress built upon strong domestic setup, Imran tells Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The famous revolving door of Pakistan cricket will continue to swing if the structure of the game is not overhauled, former captain Imran Khan warned on TuesdayT20 skipper Shahid Afridi and Head Coach Waqar Younis stepped down from their respective positions, the national selection committee was disbanded and Safraz Ahmed was appointed as the new T20 captain in the recent developments following Pakistan's sorry World Twenty20...

  • Abuse and hush money — Pakistan's domestic workers caught in a dangerous cycle of violence

    According to Shabnam Naji, a lawyer and Chairperson Peace Council Pakistan, mutual settlements such as these that are made outside the ambit of law-enforcing institution, are advantageous for the accused party...

    “Very few victims are able to have their pleas heard since the family cannot bear the [monetary] brunt of the High Court,” explains Javed William, the president of Faces Pakistan...

  • ‘Every second woman suffers domestic violence in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Every second woman in Pakistan suffers from some form of domestic violence that has an extremely damaging effect on her physical and mental well-being, said Dr Tazeen Saeed Ali during a session held on Saturday as part of the three-day national health sciences research symposium being organised at the Aga Khan University (AKU)...

    According to Dr Ali, the overall prevalence of domestic violence in Pakistan ranges between 21pc...

  • ‘Flawed policies, male dominance put women at risk of domestic violence in Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Researchers, lawyers and activists on Friday discussed the findings of a new study which said fragmented policies against domestic violence, patriarchal household dynamics and harmful perceptions about gender roles left women in Pakistan at risk of aggressive behaviour from men close to them...

    The speakers gathered at a two-day seminar at the Aga Khan University to have a closer look at the study — Intimate partner violence...

  • Pakistan urges EU to relax travel restrictions

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the European Union (EU) to relax travel restrictions imposed on the country because of increasing incidence of polio...

    According to the spokesperson, the president said that international community should be considerate and help Pakistan to work for eradication of polio virus...

  • TRAVEL: WELCOME TO PAKISTAN

    For China, Pakistan’s friendship is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the seas...

    But for Pakistanis, the 1,300km-long China-Pakistan Friendship Highway is a one-way thoroughfare...

  • US updates travel advisory for Pakistan

    The US State Department on Wednesday updated its travel advisory for Pakistan and advised US nationals against all non-essential travel to the country...

    "Pakistan continues to experience significant terrorist violence, including sectarian attacks...

  • Travel restrictions on Pakistan yet to be removed

    ISLAMABAD: Although over one year has passed, there is no clear indication when the travel restrictions imposed on Pakistanis on the recommendations of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Polio will be removed...

    A meeting of the IMB held in Britain on Tuesday again failed to bring any good news for Pakistan, although it was apprised of the country’s performance...

  • A US travel ban on Pakistan to be counterproductive: minister

    WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that putting Pakistan on a list of countries whose citizens have been temporarily barred from visiting the United States will be counterproductive...

    Mr Iqbal, who met several US officials and lawmakers during his five-day stay in Washington, said he did not notice any intention to place Pakistan on the list of banned states but “if it were to happen, it...

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