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    Small Cars In Pakistan 2013 Election

  • Small cars to become ‘affordable’ under new policy: Jatoi

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi on Wednesday said that under the new industrial policy small car prices would be brought down to make them affordable for common people...

    In a meeting with businessmen at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), he said that small car manufacturers would be supported with lower duty and taxes...

  • FBR seeks to recover lifetime tax from small cars owners

    ISLAMABAD: In a rather tricky move, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) appears to be taking advantage of lifetime token tax collection by the provinces on small cars by seeking to recover lifetime income tax from these lower middle class citizens — a sort of double jeopardy...

    In the Finance Act 2019, the interior ministry has introduced lifetime token tax on cars/jeeps having the engine capacity up to 1000 cc from July, which is...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

  • Gen Kayani influenced 2013 election, says PTI's Naeemul Haque

    Remarks made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Naeemul Haque on a TV show have landed him in hot water, as he alleged that former chief of army staff Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had rigged the last General Election...

    On the show, Haque said a "grand scheme" had been hatched between Pakistan, the United States, Saudi Arabia and Kayani to make Nawaz Sharif win the 2013 election...

  • IPPs funded PML-N election campaign in 2013, claims Imran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has levelled a fresh allegation against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that the party received kickbacks and commissions from Independent Power Produ­cers (IPPs) and used the money to win the 2013 general elections...

    Substantiating his claim, the PTI chairman alleged that the PML-N government soon after coming into power paid Rs400 billion...

  • Election 2013 — between hope and despair

    The 2013 general elections, the tenth since 1970, had offered the country a reason to rejoice because for the first time in history, a democratically-elected government had managed to complete its tenure and hand over the reins of power to the one elected next...

    This was no small feat, but the triumph, however, was marred by the fact that despite a successful democratic transition, true civilian rule remained a distant dream...

  • EU mission terms election satisfactory, calls it better than 2013

    ISLAMABAD: The chief observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Pakistan, Michael Gahler, has said that apart from a few incidents of terrorism, the overall situation of the general election was satisfactory...

    Though we will release our preliminary report on Friday and a detailed report will be released later after assessing the overall situation, there is improvement as compared to the previous election held in...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Eyeing election, Indian opposition leader sets out small business focus

    LONDON: Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s opposition Congress party, said he would seek to shift the focus of the country’s economic policy towards supporting small and medium-sized firms if he won power at an upcoming election...

    Speaking ahead of an election due early next year, Gandhi used a broad question and answer session covering foreign policy toward neighbours China and Pakistan and even Brexit, to sketch out his approach to...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    In a report submitted to the Judicial Commission investigating alleged rigging in the last elections, the ECP argued that on an overall basis the election results of both the national and provincial assemblies were “a true and fair reflection”...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

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