Sindh Govt to establish Amjad Sabri Sufi musical institute
Karachi: Senior minister of Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Thursday said that provincial government has decided to establish a...
Govt targets big firms with big advance tax bills
Islamabad: The government has now started targeting big firms to generate billions of rupees in advance tax in a clear...
Govt, opposition still unable to remove deadlock
The government and opposition remained deadlocked in removing to form the terms of reference for the judicial commission that would...
Sindh Govt to establish Amjad Sabri Sufi musical institute
Karachi: Senior minister of Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Thursday said that provincial government has decided to establish a Sufi musical institute in memory of Amjad Sabri. He announced this after visiting to slain Qawwal’s family in Liaqatabad along with other ministers Sharmila Farooqui and Dr. Qayyum Soomro. “We... Read more
No truth to speculations of Bilawal being unhappy with Sindh govt: Nisar Khuhro
Karachi: Senior PPP member Nisar Khuhro said on Tuesday that reports of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari being unhappy with Sindh government were not at all true. Speaking to media personnel, Nisar Khuhro said that when Bilawal Bhutto visited Amjad Sabri’s residence on Tuesday, he had provincial Home Minister Suhail... Read more
Govt targets big firms with big advance tax bills
Islamabad: The government has now started targeting big firms to generate billions of rupees in advance tax in a clear ‘hook or by crook’ attempt to meet the outgoing fiscal year’s annual target, since it faces the mammoth task of generating Rs263 billion in just nine days. With only a... Read more
Govt, opposition still unable to remove deadlock
The government and opposition remained deadlocked in removing to form the terms of reference for the judicial commission that would probe the disclosures of the Panama Papers. Opposition parties also promised to take the masses into confidence regarding the ongoing crisis on Monday. PPP’s Aitzaz Ahsan said that the Prime... Read more
Rs50 billion earmarked for AJK development
Islamabad: The government has allocated Rs50 billion for the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) during the next five years. The announcement was made by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir. The minister made these remarks at a joint news conference with Information, Broadcasting and... Read more
Despite govt promises, many cities remained without electricity at Sehri time
Karachi/Peshawar: Despite the federal government’s promise that load-shedding would not take place in the country at times of Sehr and Iftar, many cities from Karachi to Peshawar remained without electricity at Sehri time. According to details, many areas of Karachi, Okara, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Multan and Sialkot were without electric... Read more
Government sets Rs.35,557 as Zakat nisâb
The government has fixed Rs35,557 as nisâb of Zakat this year, as par a  notification issued by Administrator General Zakat. In Sharia (Islamic Law) nisâb is the minimum amount for a Muslim’s net worth to be obligated to give zakat. Several hadith have formulas for calculating nisâb, the most... Read more
Price hike case: LHC issues notice to Punjab govt
The Lahore High Court issued a formal notice to the Punjab government during the proceedings of a case pertaining to the expected rise in prices of commodities during the month of Ramazan. According to details, the Lahore High Court issued a notice to the government for May 21 in... Read more
Govt ‘overspent’ Rs261bn in FY 2015-16
Islamabad: Despite the government’s protestations of “fiscal discipline”, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has sought parliament’s post-facto approval for a Rs261 billion ‘supplementary budget’ to cover massive governmental expenditure overruns in the outgoing fiscal year, almost 28pc higher than the figure approved last year. Many of these overruns could be... Read more
Panama Papers: Govt hands new ToRs to opposition
Islamabad: The government on Saturday handed over four new Terms of References (ToRs) to the opposition for the proposed judicial commission to probe offshore business interests of Pakistanis whose names were revealed in the Panama Papers. According to Geo News, the ToRS incorporate laws concerning income tax, foreign currency,... Read more
Govt announces 10% hike in salaries, pensions
Islamabad: The government has announced a 10 per cent increase in salaries and pensions of government employees for the 2016-17 fiscal while raising the minimum wage by Rs1,000 from the current figure of Rs13,000. In another move to overcome the perception of not being generous to government employees, the Pakistan... Read more
Bilawal lambasts Punjab govt for ignoring crimes against women
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party has strongly condemned the ghastly murder of a woman teacher Maria by a mob in Murree and accused the Punjab government and it’s Chief Minister for deliberately ignoring atrocities against women in the province. According to reports, a teenaged female teacher, who... Read more
‘PPP government in AJK misappropriated funds’
Kohala : Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid Monday accused the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir of misappropriating money meant for development. While opening a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz office at Barsala, Rashid said that the federal government had provided Rs300 billion to the AJK government during the past... Read more
Govt mulls FATA committee under 3-star general
Islamabad: The government is going to authorise the military to approve development schemes for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) after the GHQ expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of uplift in the war-torn region. The National Economic Council (NEC) will take up a proposal to set up a Fata... Read more