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Tax on deemed income

The matter regarding deemed income from property is pending before the Lahore High Court. Since this issue is sub-judice, therefore it would be appropriate for the Ministry of Finance to issue instructions to allow tax payers to file their tax returns without paying this tax, which may be collected subsequently if the court rules in favour of…

United Pakistan

Pakistan emerged on the map of the world in 1947. The founder of Pakistan, Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah, defined the motto of our country which was unity, faith and discipline. It is ironic that it is only written in our books. We have diverted ourselves from following the instruction of our Quaid. The current situation of the country is getting…

China, the US and Taiwan

Through the column of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the general public towards the ongoing tussle between China and the US over Taiwan. The recent confrontation between the United States and China over the long-running issue of Taiwan is yet another debacle among other issues. The two-hour-long phone…

Internet service in Tharparkar

The district Tharparkar is spread over 19638 square kilometers with a population of approximately one million. Tharparkar is divided into seven Talukas: Chachro, Diplo, Mithi, Nagarparkar, Dhali, Islamkot and Kaloi. There are about 2500 small and large villages. High-speed Internet and quality service is indispensable to process all…

Vaccinate the flooded population

The imprints of immeasurable losses both physical and psychological are still fresh in our memories due to floods in many parts of the country. Floods give birth to different but known diseases that require timely vaccination. The deaths of 449 children in 2012 due to measles in parts of Sindh affected by the 2011 floods are still fresh in…

Power politics

The Father of Nation MAJ, wanted this country to be a democratic welfare state, with a constitution as supreme law and all institutions working within the confines of the constitution. Unfortunately, since 1953, Jinnah’s vision has been trampled upon and today we are at the brink of a crippling economic quagmire. Those involved in power…

Soaring inflation

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to accentuate a very sensitive issue i.e. growing inflation in Pakistan. Pakistan isn’t a utopian country. It is infected with economic viruses like poverty and unemployment. 21.9% of our country’s population resides below the National poverty line – comprising the population…

Tribute to martyrdom

A nation may never forget the dedication and commitment of a true patriot, but his service to his country will always be alive in people’s hearts. The unfortunate tragedy of a helicopter crash that took place recently has really left extreme agony for the nation. The helicopter that took off from Uthal at 5:10 pm on Monday and was…

Property tax rise

I am a retired salaried citizen in my mid-70s, who paid taxes all his life, now living on a meagre pension from a semi-autonomous corporation, residing in a 500 square yards house in Z Block DHA Lahore Phase 3 since 1996. All over the world senior citizens, especially tax payers and tax filers, are provided welfare by the state.…

Losing ground to extremist elements

Local bodies’ elections in Sindh are in full swing. After some surprising results where candidates from marginalized backgrounds including women defeated politically strong feudal candidates, the ruling party was stirred from hubris slumber. The overconfident PPP leadership haven’t imagined that their strong candidates would get battered by…

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