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  • New tax directory

    It might seem like a rather mundane affair, but the annual publication of the tax directory, which gives details of every taxpayer and how much he or she paid in the outgoing year, is a welcome development in the government’s effort to encourage a culture of filing tax returns...

    Read: 1,040 lawmakers out of 1,169 filed taxes for 2014: Tax DirectoryThe tax directory has come under some criticism from people who believe that it is...

  • Afghanistan signs draft pact with Hekmatyar's Hizb-i-Islami

    KABUL: Afghanistan signed a draft agreement on Wednesday with the Hizb-i-Islami group in a move the government hopes could lead to a full peace accord with one of the most notorious warlords in the insurgency...

    Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is a veteran of decades of Afghan war and rights groups have accused his group of widespread abuses, particularly during civil war in the early 1990s, when he briefly served as prime...

  • Jamaat-i-Islami leader asks Bangladesh court to commute death sentence

    DHAKA: The lawyer representing the head of Bangladesh's Jamaat-i-Islami party appealed on Wednesday to the country's Supreme Court to commute his death penalty for war crimes to life in prison...

    Leader of Jamaat-i-Islami Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), were hanged last month, shortly after President Abdul Hamid rejected their appeals for clemency...

  • Afghan govt set to finalise peace deal with Hekmatyar's Hezb-i-Islami

    Ataul Rahman Saleem, deputy head of Kabul's High Peace Council, told The Associated Press that the deal with the armed wing of Hezb-i-Islami could be completed on Sunday, after two years of negotiations...

    A senior representative of Hezb-i-Islami, Amin Karim, also said he expected President Ashraf Ghani to approve the final version of the agreement on Sunday...

  • Sindh govt granting land to Dawat-i-Islami for varsity

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has principally ‘accepted’ the request from Dawat-i-Islami, which calls itself a peaceful movement for preaching the Quran and Sunnah, to grant it 150 acres of land in Karachi to establish a university of international standards, said an official on Wednesday...

    In the meeting leaders of Dawat-i-Islami presented their case and sought his favour for a piece of land...

  • Poll nominations create rifts in Jamaat-i-Islami's Lower Dir leaders

    TIMERGARA: Serious rifts have emerged among the local leaders of Jamaat-i-Islami after the nomination of the party’s candidates for two national and five provincial assembly seats in the Lower Dir district...

    A strong group comprising members of the JI district executive council and having support of thousands of workers publicly announced the formation of ‘Jamaat Islami Bachao Tehreek’ (save the JI movement)...

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