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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...

  • 167 parliamentarians not in tax directory

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government’s talk of bringing all members of parliament into the tax net has failed to produce any noticeable results as 167 legislators did not file their income tax returns on a voluntary basis in the tax year 2016...

    A similar trend was observed since the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued the first tax directory for 2013, followed by the two subsequent years...

  • BISP launches directory covering profiles of beneficiaries

    ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) launched on Friday a ‘demographic directory’ covering profiles of beneficiary families on economic, social, educational and other dimensions...

    He announced that Pakistan was set to achieve the $20bn foreign exchange reserve mark in next few weeks, and said that all international rating agencies were now holding the country’s economy in high esteem...

  • Wireless signals can detect your feelings with new device

    CAMBRIDGE: What if your computer or smartphone could tell if you're happy or sad?A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to detect emotions by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats as the signals bounce off a person's body...

  • Indian envoy summoned over threatening phone call from India to Sindh governor

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan summoned India's deputy ambassador to protest over a threatening phone call received at Sindh governor's official residence from India, Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said on Monday...

    Muhammad Faisal, who informed the ambassador about the threatening phone call received at the official residence of Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad KhanThe call received on October 23 threatened to blow up Governor House,...

  • Christian boy killed over mobile phone dispute, claims DPO

    VEHARI: A dispute over mobile phone actually led to the torture of a Class IX student, Sheron Masih, at the Government MC High School, Burewala, who later died of his injuries on Aug 30...

    District Police Officer Omar Saeed said in a press release issued here on Tuesday that 16-year-old student Sheron Masih had a quarrel with a class fellow, Ahmed Raza, over a mobile phone...

  • FBR to approach taxpayers via email, phone

    LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched a campaign to approach existing and prospective taxpayers through emails and text messages...

    The objective of the campaign is to bring more people into the tax net and ensure the timely filing of returns
  • Break with shady policy brings phone services back to health

    ISLAMABAD: Grey traffic in international telephone calls to Pakistan has decreased significantly since the country withdrew from the International Clearing House (ICH) regime, Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman told the media on Tuesday...

    Pakistan’s telecom sector lost approximately Rs400 billion in fees for 44...

  • US court declares NSA’s phone spying programme illegal

    NEW YORK: A US spying programme that collects data about millions of Americans’ phone calls is illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, adding pressure on lawmakers to decide quickly whether to end or replace the programme aimed to help fight terrorism...

    While stopping short of declaring the programme unconstitutional, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Congress did not authorise the National Security...

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