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  • Finance dept to have tax reform unit

    LAHORE: After strongly realising that Punjab lacks any research or analysis in its key tax collection bodies to plug in loopholes and enhance revenue base, the provincial government plans to establish a dedicated Tax Reform Unit (TRU) within the finance department for tax policy analysis...

    The unit will not only strengthen tax policy and tax administration, but also ensure a holistic view of Punjab’s tax system...

  • ‘NICH oncology unit needs support for expansion’

    KARACHI: The oncology unit of the government-run National Institute of Child Health (NICH) desperately needs support to build up a large treatment facility to accommodate the increasing number of patients reporting at the facility...

    This was stated by Prof Nizamul Hasan, president of the Child Aid Association (CAA), while speaking at a ceremony held on Saturday morning in the NICH auditorium to celebrate the 16th foundation day of...

  • World Bank ready to support new govt’s reform plans

    ISLAMABAD: Following his first official contact with the new government in Pakistan, World Bank Vice President for South Asia region, Hartwig Schafer said the bank was ready to support the reform plans of the new PTI government...

    The commitment was made by Schafer during his official meetings with the government and key counterparts to discuss the country’s development priorities and reform agenda...

  • Work to start on 3rd unit of Karachi nuclear plant soon

    FUQING (China): Construction work is expected to start within weeks on the third unit at the Karachi nuclear power plant using a reactor developed by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), according to a spokesman for the company...

    It will help ease power shortages in the Karachi region after completion,” Mr Pan told a forum in Fuqing, Fujian province, where the Hualong One pilot project is based...

  • PM to open Karachi nuclear power plant’s unit today

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will virtually inaugurate Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 (K-2) on Friday (today)...

    Two of them are located in Karachi namely Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-1 (K-1) and Unit-2 (K-2), while four are situated at Chashma, in Mianwali, named as Chashma Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1-4...

  • CM assures mayor of full support for city’s development

    KARACHI: A day after the mayor of Karachi, Waseem Akhtar, hinted at the possibility of his going to the public for enhancement of mayoral powers, he met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah at CM House, where the latter assured him of his government’s full support for the city’s development, officials said on Wednesday...

    However, the provincial government’s spokesman quoted Mr Shah as saying that he was born in Karachi, played in its...

  • City raises collective voice in support of Kashmiris, condemns Indian atrocities

    KARACHI: Across the metropolis, citizens belonging to all strata of society, as well as government officials and political parties arranged separate events to observe Kashmir Day on Wednesday and express their solidarity with the oppressed people of the held region...

    “Earlier, the Commissioner of Karachi’s office used to have a Kashmir Day rally in each district but now we thought it to be better to have one main rally here...

  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

  • Punjab police homicide unit: Reforming the criminal justice system

    LAHORE: Pakistan's first specialised homicide investigation unit launched by Punjab police last month comprises a 478-strong unit which pairs veterans with university graduates who have had an extra year of training in forensics, report writing and interrogation...

    Inspector General Police Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera hopes the new unit will help put an end to the manipulation...

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