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  • SC suspends tax deductions on prepaid cellphone top-up cards

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday suspended the deduction of taxes imposed on the top-up of prepaid cards by cellphone service providers and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), giving both institutions two days to act on the orders...

    A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, was hearing the case at the SC Lahore registry...

  • 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...

  • CRICKET: PAKISTAN’S MASTER BLASTERS

    Good things come to those who wait and cricket fans in Pakistan had to wait a long time for a good opening pair that could score centuries...

    However, with two young left-handers in the team as openers, Pakistan now has a dependable pair of batsmen at the top who can destroy any bowling attack anywhere in the world...

  • LDA given go-ahead to amend Integrated Master Plan-2021

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has been given the go-ahead to introduce an amendment to the Integrated Master Plan of Lahore (IMPL-2021) under which the city’s north-western and eastern parts will be opened for launching housing and infrastructure projects...

    This decision is not only a violation of the IMPL but also the recent LHC’s verdict that bounds the LDA to work in accordance with the master plan,” he said... ...

  • Five talking points: Aussies still to master T20

    NEW DELHI: The group stages of cricket's World Twenty20 have reached the half-way mark with every team having played two of their four matches...

    Here are five talking points from the tournament so far:World champions in ODI cricket and number one in Tests, the Australians arrived in India determined to fill the one major gap in their trophy cabinet
  • Master Ayub — a beacon of hope for the poor

    For the past 30 years Master Mohammad Ayub, who defuses bombs and extinguishes fire during the day, cycles from office to the makeshift school to teach children from surrounding slums for free...

    “I was rescued from the darkness of illiteracy by an angel in the shape of Master Ayub when I was nine and collecting firewood,” Farhat Abbas, now 20, said...

  • NON-FICTION: A MASTER AT WORK

    Writer, poet, scholar and broadcaster Dr Aslam Farrukhi’s pen-sketches are a unique treatGuldasta-i-Ahbaab will be of great interest to those who want to familiarise themselves with the kind of intellectual nomenclature that Pakistan, and especially Karachi, was getting to be known for after independence...

    His sketches of seven master poets of Urdu are a unique work of art — work of art, because if on the one hand they do justice to...

  • IN MEMORIAM: MASTER OF SLAPSTICK

    Jerry Lewis, who died Aug 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of all time...

    Lewis could be candid and coy, insightful and insulting in the same sentence
  • ‘Capital’s master plan should have been revised every 20 years’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was informed on Tuesday that the master plan of Islamabad was never revised by successive governments which resulted in a lack of civic planning in the capital city...

    The subcommittee of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, which met at Parliament House with Senator Kalsoom Parveen in the chair, was informed by CDA Director Master Planning Zafar Iqbal Zafar that changes were made to...

  • Rs3bn master drainage project hits controversy

    MIRPURKHAS: Recently launched Rs3 billion master drainage project for the city has mired in controversy with chairman of Mirpurkhas municipal committee (MCM) and officials concerned of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) accusing the Sindh government of bulldozing the project without bothering to consult them...

    He said the master project had been designed for 25 years, which would reduce number of pumping stations to 14 from 18 after...

  • Stick to master plan, say town planners

    ISLAMABAD: Town planners from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) believe that the new concept of the ‘Peri-Urban Development Plan’, which they say was originally adopted for Lahore, will never sync with the master plan of the federal capital...

    However, they said that such issues should only be resolved by implementing the original master plan rather than changing it...

  • FICTION: A MASTER STORYTELLER STUMBLES

    It is an impactful opening; dramatic, suspenseful and extravagantly written, one that gives us a taste of the rest of the book and showcases all of Mukherjee’s talents as a wonderfully evocative storyteller and a master prose stylist — a rare and desirable combination...

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