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  • Pakistan out of economic crisis but needs to widen tax net, says IMF's Lagarde

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director (MD) Christine Lagarde in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Monday maintained Pakistan is now "certainly out of economic crisis", a PM Office statement said...

    Lagarde's two-day visit comes around two months after the international lender cleared payment to Pakistan of a final $102 million tranche in a $6...

  • Wasa to expand tax net

    The official said that 115,000 water consumers were within the agency’s tax net, including 10,000 commercial consumers, but that of the charges recovered were from domestic consumers...

    Mehmood said the agency was improving its recovery rate, and that instead of increasing water charges, is bringing more people within the tax net...

  • Trade leaders call for widening of tax net

    KARACHI: The government needs to take a policy decision for broadening of tax net and increasing revenue collection rather than short-term measures like imposition of withholding tax on non-filers of tax returns...

    These observations were made by business leaders at a media briefing chaired by Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Mohammad Adrees on Friday...

  • JI rejects bill bringing generals, judges under accountability net

    ISLAMABAD: Following in the footsteps of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has also rejected the almost finalised National Accountability Commission (NAC) bill that suggests bringing generals and judges under the accountability net...

    In the 12th meeting of the committee, Senator Farhatullah Babar of the Pakistan Peoples Party — who introduced the proposal to bring generals...

  • KP to get Rs17bn net hydel profit annually: Khattak

    “The federal government will ensure payment of Rs17 billion to the province yearly in the head of net hydel profit while a total of Rs112 billion will be paid to the province in different sectors,” he told journalists here on Sunday...

    He said that the next meeting with Pesco chief executive and Wapda would be held to discuss the issues of net hydel profit and power loadshedding...

  • Facebook launches Internet.org platform amid net neutrality debate in India

    The move comes amid growing debate in India, home to the world's third-largest population of Internet users, over free access and net neutrality in the country...

    But a number of e-commerce firms and content developers pulled out of the service subsequently as activists claimed it violated principles of net neutrality - the concept that all websites on the internet are treated equally...

  • Internet escapes tax net

    LAHORE: The Punjab government on Friday withdrew tax on internet services apparently on ‘pressure of social media’...

    Hundreds of websites in the country had been displaying a message “Don’t tax the internet” as part of their blackout campaign against the tax
  • Vote for net neutrality

    THE first round in a battle between telecom operators, the industry watchdog, some big corporates and media organisations on one side and hundreds of thousands of netizens and net activists on the other over the issue of ‘net neutrality’ came to an end last week, with the ordinary net user winning the round handsomely...

    Most of them are now propagating the mantra of net neutrality and are abandoning the agreements they had signed...

  • President urges NAB to net big fish

    ISLAMABAD: Expressing dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s ranking in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), President Mamnoon Hussain urged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday to net the big fish involved in corruption...

    Take a look: Pakistan’s ranking in corruption index improves“Although there has been an improvement in Pakistan’s ranking in the CPI, this is not enough and we have to work more vigorously to combat the...

  • Abbottabad net services

    THE Internet service provided by the PTCL in Abbottabad and its surrounding areas is dead slow and has an unstable connection...

    I contacted the PTCL general manager at its Hazara office but in vain
  • Abbasi spells out plans to fight poverty, widen tax net

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in his maiden speech to the National Assembly following his election on Tuesday, put forward his vision to improve the socio-economic conditions and security situation in the country, showing that he has some personal ambitions apart from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) guidelines...

    The otherwise reserved and media-shy Abbasi, who surprised members and visitors alike with his...

  • Net security

    Pakistan’s Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), an NGO committed to digital privacy and women’s online safety, started a project called Hamara Internet in 2014...

    This programme trained 1,800 female university students all over Pakistan on cyber harassment and digital security...

  • Dybala, Mertens net hat-tricks as Juve, Napoli maintain perfect records

    MILAN: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala scored three outstanding goals to notch his second league hat-trick of the season and lead the champions to a 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Sunday, as they bounced back from their midweek mauling by Barcelona...

    The Argentine, known as ‘The Jewel’, celebrated his 100th game for the Turin side in style with one stunning effort from long-range and another from a seemingly impossible position where he was...
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