Atif Khan

  • ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Textiles Friday notified further relaxations in Prime Minister Package of incentives for exporters. According to “Duty Drawback of Taxes Order 2017-18”, 50 percent of the rate of drawback will be provided to exporters without condition of increment. While, ...

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  • Islamabad - Showing strong resentment over non-provision of credit card facility to lawmakers, MNAs on Thursday demanded the State Bank of Pakistan to ensure that commercial banks provide equal credit opportunities irrespective of the profession. Discussing the question of privileges moved by ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Textiles on Friday notified further relaxations in Prime Minister’s Package of incentive to exporters. According to Duty Drawback of Taxes Order 2017-18, fifty per cent of the rate of drawback will be provided to exporters without condition of increment. While remaining ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Raja Zafar ul Haq on Tuesday asked the Ministry of Religious Affairs to refrain from criticizing the Saudi government for poor hajj arrangements for Pakistani pilgrims. During a Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs meeting, Haq, who ...

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  • Islamabad - Suggesting a new regulatory authority for food safety standards, Senior Advise Ministry of National Food Security and Research Malik Zahoor on Monday admitted the failure of the state to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. The confession by the adviser stunned the audience — ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Wednesday ordered suspension of a junior officer over the absence of ministers and secretary interior from the National Assembly during question hour. The members expressed annoyance after they found no official from the Ministry ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Ministry of Science and technology has failed to convince parliamentarians to convert a public sector organisation “The Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET)” into an autonomous body. During National Assembly Standing Committee meeting, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suffered an estimated loss of over Rs146 billion from 2013 to 2016, however a surge in losses is expected for the year 2016, the National Assembly was informed on Monday. Answering a question by Shahida Rehmani, minister in-charge of Aviation ...

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  • Islamabad -  Despite several warnings from National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, ministries continued to fail to submit replies to members’ questions during question-hour. A total of 48 members’ questions remained unanswered during the 46th NA session held on September 18, and some ...

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  • Islamabad -  The government yesterday defused the volatile situation by announcing correcting the “clerical mistake”, affecting the Khatm-e-Nabuwat declaration, in recently passed election bill. National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq invited parliamentary leaders in his chamber to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  After selling its share to Shanghai Electric, Abraaj Group - Dubai-based private equity firm – on Wednesday announced pouring generous investments in Pakistan’s entertainment industry. The investments in Cinepax cinemas have been made through its funds, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In order to complete its five-year constitutional term, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to avoid direct confrontation with institutions, party leaders claimed on Monday. The leaders of the ruling party after attending the parliamentary party meeting told media that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Due to oil crisis, Saudi labour market for Pakistani workforce is shrinking fast but the travel agents and promoters continue to fleece innocent youth promising lucrative jobs in the kingdom. Having a small office in thickly-populated areas - spread all over the country - these ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan cannot have any Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Russia as it does not have political relations with Armenia, one of the members of Customs Union, the National Assembly was told on Thursday. TO a question of MNA Parveen Masood Bhatti whether Russia has a Free Trade ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday told the National Assembly that the total debt of the country has surged to Rs 19633.5 billion. The net internal debt was Rs 13081.4 billion while external public debt was $62.5 billion at the end June 2017, Dar said in a written reply to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Plunged into deep financial crisis for the last many years, some 28 luxury coaches of the Pakistan Railways have been allocated for the use of VIPs. According to official data presented to the National Assembly Secretariat on Friday, two highly luxurious coaches have been ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Rejecting the cheerful picture of electricity supply presented by treasury benches, the opposition walked out from the National Assembly on Wednesday. More than half a dozen questions during the question hour session were related to the power crisis. The member’s wanted to ...

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  • Islamabad - Right under the nose of Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), companies are selling chemicals in the name of tea whitener, liquid milk and other products for the last several decades. It was revealed in the Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology meeting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology will meet today (Friday). During the meeting, the Ministry of Science of Technology will brief about the standards developed for the packaged milk, tea whitener and powdered milk. The meeting early this year directed the Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government has summoned the National Assembly session at 5pm on September 11 (Monday) with a heavy agenda on the cards. According to sources, the ongoing massacre of minority Muslims is Myanmar, the recent statements of US President Donald Trump and US Commander in Afghanistan Gen ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is up for review before the Human Rights Council for the third time this year, but the government has taken no steps towards implementation of the accepted recommendations, said a report of International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), on Wednesday. The report launched on the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - For CPEC projects, Chinese companies are procuring major part of machinery, equipment and material, which is being imported from China at concessional rates. According to the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform data, material for civil work - sand, cement, steel - and ...

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  • Islamabad - Two decades ago, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) had emerged on the national political scene as a non-conventional party with a slogan to get the country rid of corruption and corrupt politicians. However, today, it is embroiled in the same charges of corruption and corrupt ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Construction work on pilot phase of Gwadar Port Free Zone will be completed by December this year, Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo announced on Thursday. The minister said that according to the existing Gwadar City Master Plan being managed by Gwadar Development ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  In order to pull Pakistan Post from huge losses, the government is all set to introduce new services. According to the officials, the government has taken many steps to minimise the loss of state-run postal services. In order to compete with private couriers, Pakistan Post is ...

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  • Islamabad - A total of 66 Pakistani Civilians embraced shahdat, while 228 civilians have suffered injuries due to Indian hostility since January 2013. Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan told National Assembly yesterday that Indian troops committed a total of 319 Ceasefire Violations since I ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf went into a wild jubilation on Friday following Supreme Court’s announcement of disqualification of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After the verdict the ruling party elite rushed to PM house, whereas PTI workers hurried to Bani ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Giving more autonomy to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the parliamentary committee on electoral reforms Friday approved the Elections Reforms Bill 2017. New draft includes tough measures to stop corrupt practices and to make election process more transparent. In ...

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  • Islamabad - Residents of Banigala, a village turned posh neighbourhood of the capital, said that Imran Khan isn’t a good neighbour as hogging traffic jams on already crowded narrow streets of the suburb have become a headache for the locals due to his ill-planned political activities. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The government, for lack of oversight, seems helpless to stop the latest social media war, maligning prestigious state institutions. The war was fuelled after powerful blasts targeted a market in Parachinar, a tribal belt with Shia majority. The first bomb detonated in the overcrowded ...

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