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WASA to accelerate operation against defaulters

WASA to accelerate operation against defaulters

RAWALPINDI, FEB 25 (DNA) — Managing Director (MD), Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Muhammad Saleem Ashraf has directed the authorities concerned to accelerate ongoing operations against the defaulters. According to a WASA spokesman, the WASA officers had also been instructed to lodge FIRs against the defaulters.The revenue recovery and enforcement teams were directed to speed up their operations and disconnect illegal water connections without any discrimination. Saleem Ashraf said that all the sewage and water connections of the defaulters should be disconnected. He also ordered the officers to review theRead More


High FED on cigarettes demonstrates positive impact

High FED on cigarettes demonstrates positive impact

High FED rates on cigarettes: a win-win for revenue and public health ISLAMABAD, FEB 25 (DNA): The government’s decision to raise the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on cigarettes has yielded a notable increase in revenue while simultaneously contributing to a reduction in cigarette consumption. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Yearbook 2022-23 substantiated the noteworthy development, according to which the share of cigarettes in the overall Federal Excise Duty (FED) collection has escalated to 40 percent. The report said that the share of the top ten sectors is about 94Read More


India wins Pak-India T20 Blind cricket series

India wins Pak-India T20 Blind cricket series

AFZAL JAVED  DUBAI: Ajay Reddy smashed 66 in 35 balls helps India for decisive victory by 8 wickets against Pakistan and won the Pak-India bilateral Blind T-20 cricket series by 2-1 at International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Academy Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday.  Pakistan Captain Nisar Ali, winning the toss for the third consecutive time, opted to bat first. Pakistan changed their opening pair, bringing in Badar Munir to maximize the powerplay overs. However, Badar’s early dismissal after scoring two boundaries set the stage for Muhammad Salman’s splendidRead More


Pakistan dispatches 300 tons of relief goods for Gaza

Pakistan dispatches 300 tons of relief goods for Gaza

KARACHI, FEB 25: /DNA/ – The seventh consignment of relief goods for the people of Gaza was dispatched by the Government of Pakistan via the cargo ship Karakoram. The Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NDMA, and senior officers of the armed forces were present at the cargo dispatch ceremony at South Asia Pakistan Terminal (SAPT) Karachi. The relief goods will be transported to Gaza for distribution after reaching Syed Port Egypt. The consignment of relief goods consists of 300 tons of essential items includingRead More


BISP launches Whatsapp channel

ISLAMABAD, FEB 25 (DNA) — As a part of its efforts to provide authentic information about various pro-poor schemes, the international acclaimed Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has launched a Whatsapp channel for facilitating  masses through providing them details of all its initiatives and counter fake messages. According to an official source, the existing and intending beneficiaries had been urged to follow the official Whatsapp channel of BISP to get all the information about the programmes.  The citizens can follow the BISP Whatsapp channel through this web link: https://www.whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaL06DJ9Bb602I388U2l Earlier the BISP, underRead More


UAE Ambassador inaugurates sculpture show at Lahore Museum

UAE Ambassador inaugurates sculpture show at Lahore Museum

Abid Raza LAHORE: Lahore museum organized a 10 day sculpture’s exhibition of more than 50 artists from all over the Pakistan at museum’s main hall. The exhibition was curated by Restoration and exhibition officer of Lahore museum Mrs Arshia sohail .The exhibition was inaugurated by the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi. The ambassador took keen interest in the outstanding work of the artists and hailed the role of Lahore museum for promoting the sculpturing art. He said that the artists highlighted the different national andRead More