Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

June, 2019


Asset Declaration Scheme’s deadline extended till July 3: Hafeez Sheikh


  ISLAMABAD, June 30 (DNA): Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday announced that government has extended the deadline of Asset Declaration Scheme for three more days. He announced the decision while addressing a post-budget press conference in Islamabad along with Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and Federal Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar. “We are extending the deadline of Asset Declaration Scheme by July 3 in the better interest of the people who wanted to gain benefit from the scheme,”Read More

Riaz Pirzada denies rumors of PML-N lawmakers leaving party


ISLAMABAD, JUN 30 (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Riaz Pirzada has denied the rumors of some lawmakers from his party are joining PTI. The members of provincial assembly including Ashraf Ansari, Qasim Hunjra and Ata ur Rehman also denied the meeting with PM Imran Khan. MNA Riaz Pirzada asserted that Nawaz Sharif is thier leader and how can they leave party at this crucial time. MPA Ashraf Ansari said he is with PML-N and he will remain with PML-N, adding that his elder brother Younas Ansari metRead More

Adjudicating Authority to launch crackdown under Benami Act from July 1


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The Adjudicating Authority has been established by the federal government that will launch a crackdown against all individuals who have not declared their assets under Benami Act, 2017.   According to a notification, the three-member authority will start exercising its powers from July 1, 2019. The government has initiated this step for curbing ‘benami’ transactions.   Jameel Ahmed, a grade-22 retired Pakistan Administrative Service officer, has been notified as the chairman of the Adjudicating Authority.   Other two members are Tanveer Akhtar and Khaqan Murtaza.   BesidesRead More

Nine more MNAs ready to leave PML-N: Sheikh Rashid


LAHORE, JUN 30 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday claimed that nine more Members National Assembly (MNAs) are ready to leave Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The federal minister talked to media in Lahore. Referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s imminent meeting with PML-N lawmakers on Monday, he said the premier’s politics will actually begin from tomorrow. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed stressed that Senate chairman will not be changed. Pakistan Army is standing with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led federal government, he affirmed. The railways minister said Maryam Nawaz hasRead More

Ogra notifies significant hike in gas prices from July 1


ISLAMABAD, JUN 30 (DNA) – The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has issued a notification about the increase in the prices of gas for domestic consumers with effect from July 1, 2019. However, it has made no increase in the gas price for consumers falling in the first slab of domestic sector consuming less than 50 cubic metres per month. The rate for the second domestic slab (50-100 cubic metres) has been increased to Rs300, from the existing Rs127 per MMBTU. Moreover, it has raised the rate for consumersRead More

Govt’s Asset Declaration Scheme 2019 ends today


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Government’s Asset Declaration Scheme 2019 ends today. Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that no extension shall be given in the scheme after today’s deadline. Meanwhile, the FBR has issued instructions to its subordinate offices to remain open today and observe working hours till 11pm. The step has been taken to facilitate the taxpayers in payment of duties and taxes and filing of income tax return. Zaidi has rejected speculations that the deadline would be extended. According to details, about 60,000 people haveRead More