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Saturday, May 30th, 2020


Security agencies arrest suspected Daesh militant in Karachi


The law enforcement agencies arrested a suspected militant of outlawed Daesh in Karachi, a senior police official said Saturday. Special Investigation Unit SSP Irfan Bahadur told the suspected militant identified as Sikandar was arrested in Karachi in a joint raid carried out by SIU and a federal intelligence agency. According to a press release issued by the SIU, the arrested man attacked a clinic with a hand grenade in PIB colony after the doctor declined to pay him extortion money. He was involved in various other unlawful activities. The suspectedRead More

ICCI demands 100% input tax adjustment against output tax from next budget


ISLAMABAD, MAY 30 (DNA) – The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to amend Sec-8B of Sales Tax Act 1990 for allowing 100 percent adjustment of input tax against output tax from next budget instead of existing 90 percent. It said that depriving registered persons of the refund or adjustment of 100 percent input tax against output tax is not justified, especially at a time when the business sector is struggling for survival due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. Muhammad Ahmed Waheed, President,Read More

Taliban Release 73 more soldiers of the Kabul Administration


Kabul:  (DNA)  –  The Taliban released 73 more soldiers of the Kabul Administration which bring the total of 420 prisoners so far. According to the Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweets. “Today(Saturday), 73 soldiers of the Kabul Administration were released from prisons of the Islamic Emirate in Balkh, Kunduz, Logar, Paktia, Khost and Paktika provinces. They were sent to their families after giving them new clothes and Afs.5,000 for transportation fare. This brings the total number of Kabul Administration’s soldiers so far released to 420 prisoners.”

ECC decides principles to distribute funds received through 200 bn sukuk


ISLAMABAD, MAY 30 / DNA /  = Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet here at the Cabinet Division. ECC discussed in detail and approved the Criteria for Disbursement of Rs.200 billion in power sector received through Islamic Sukuk . According to the decision made by the forum energy purchase price inclusive of GST will be paid to ensure maximum generation is available during next 3 summer months(June, July and August 2020) according to the generationRead More

Foreign Minister apprises the UN Security Council President and UN Secretary General of the current situation in IOJ&K


As part of Pakistan’s consistent political and diplomatic efforts, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has addressed another comprehensive communication to the UN Security Council President and the UN Secretary General, apprising them of the latest situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).   In his letter of 21 May, the Foreign Minister has drawn attention towards the newly-notified “Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020” and “Jammu & Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Rules 2020” aimed at changing the demographic structure of IOJ&K. It has been underscored that theseRead More

Pakistan makes wearing masks in public mandatory

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The government of Pakistan has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public places, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant on health said Saturday. “As the government of Pakistan, we are making the use of masks mandatory,” Dr Zafar Mirza, PM Khan’s special assistant, told reporters in Islamabad. “It is no more an option…not your wish…you should use it.” Local transmissions of the coronavirus are now at 92%, said Dr Mirza, adding that at least 78 people, including four healthcare professionals have died in Pakistan in theRead More