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December, 2020


Govt eyes Rs 400 bln revenue as work on Ravi City’s first phase about to start

  ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday was told that work on Ravi City’s first phase spanned over 5,000 acres was about to start to bring in an estimated revenue of Rs 400 billion. During a meeting to review progress on Ravi Urban Development Project chaired by the prime minister, it was told that out of 5,000 acres, 3,000 acres land would be used for protection against floods and rest 2,000 acres for construction. Federal Ministers Senator Shibli Faraz, Ali Haider Zaidi, Chairman of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Lt. GeneralRead More

Fix tax regime extended for another year

  PM Khan says that the construction industry was waiting for such a development, adding that an extension to the fixed tax regime was a ‘big demand’ from the industry     A.M.Bhatti   ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the fixed tax regime for the construction sector has been extended to December 31, 2021.   PM Khan said that the construction industry was waiting for such a development, adding that an extension to the fixed tax regime was a ‘big demand’ from the industry and nowRead More

PM approves online agri dashboard to monitor food prices, availability

ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday approved the online agri-dashboard developed by National Security Division, which will monitor food prices and availability of commodities at national, provincial and district levels. The Dashboard will use authentic indicators to prevent any food crisis and will also be effective in preventing hoarding and profiteering. The prime minister directed need for urgent measures to control inflation of items such as flour, sugar and pulses. He stressed the need to increase exports and find local alternative to imports to ensure increase of currentRead More

Govt raises petrol price for next 15 days

ISLAMABAD, DEC 31 (DNA) – The federal government on Thursday increased the price of petrol by Rs2.31 per litre for the next 15 days. According to a notification issued by the Finance Division, the price of petrol has been raised by Rs2.31 to Rs106 per litre. Meanwhile, the price of high-speed diesel (HSD) has been hiked by Rs1.80 to Rs110.24. The new prices will take effect from January 1, 2021. = DNA  ===========================

CJP takes notice of vandalism at Karak Hindu shrine

KARACHI, DEC 31 (DNA) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday took notice of a tragic incident of vandalism at the shrine of a Hindu saint in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Karak district. According to details, the top judge has sought report on the incident from chief secretary and inspector general of KP police till January 4, 2021 and fixed the matter for formal hearing on January 5, 2021. Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle, who is a part of the one-man commission on minorities rights at the Supreme Court, hasRead More

Federal govt trying to ensure basic facilities to people of far flung

ATTOCK,  (DNA): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said the Federal Government was trying to ensure provision of basic facilities to the people especially of far flung areas Prime Minister Imran Khan was giving special preference in allocating funds for the uplift of less developed districts in that regard, he said, citing allocation of Rs 4 billion for provision of gas facility to different villages in Attock district. Talking to newsmen after holding an open kutchery in Hasanabdal , he said work on sRead More