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Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

 

FBR offices to observe extended working hours on Dec 31

FBR offices to observe extended working hours on Dec 31

KARACHI (DNA) – All Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) offices (LTUs/CRTOs/RTOs) will observe extended working hours till 10:00pm on Monday (December 31) to facilitate the taxpayers in payment of duties and taxes. A notification issued on Wednesday, the FBR said that all Large Taxpayers Units (LTUs), Corporate Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) and Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) would remain open and observe normal working hours on Saturday December 29, 2018. The FBR directed Chief Commissioners to establish liaison with State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and authorized branches of National Bank ofRead More


Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

Iran held talks with Afghan Taliban amid peace push

TEHRAN, (DNA) – Iran has met with the Afghan Taliban, a top Iranian security official said Wednesday, just days after the militants attended reconciliation talks in the UAE. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran s Supreme National Security Council, made the announcement while on a visit to the Afghan capital Kabul. “The Afghan government has been informed of the communications and talks carried out with the Taliban, and this process will continue,” he said, quoted by Tasnim. No details on where the talks took place were given by the news agency, whichRead More


Chairman NAB vows to proceed with cases against corruption

NAB's Javed Iqbal vows to proceed with cases against corruption

PESHAWAR (DNA) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday openly defied what he termed as ‘threats’ being given to their department for proceeding with cases of mega corruption, and asserted that the department would response to the ‘organized propaganda’ with their performance and determination. Reportedly, he visited the NAB’s regional office in Peshawar where Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) NAB Director General (DG) Farmanullah Khan briefed him regarding certain cases of corruption. On the occasion, he outlined that his highest priority was to complete the pending casesRead More


Revival of economy top most priority of govt: President

Revival of economy top most priority of govt: President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 26 (DNA): President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that strengthening private sector through promotion of local goods and industry is of paramount importance for economic development of country. The President said this while talking to the delegations of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCC&I) and Sargodha Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCC&I) who called on him separately at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Wednesday. The President emphasized that revival of national economy is the top most priority of the Government in which industrial and business community should also playRead More


Planning Ministry refutes news report about CPEC liabilities

Planning Ministry refutes news report about CPEC liabilities

ISLAMABAD, Dec 26 (DNA): Ministry of Planning and Development has rejected a news report repayment of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project debt and liabilities. A statement issued by Ministry said on Wednesday that the news report is based on incorrect information and biased analysis. The Ministry  clarified that CPEC is a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative and to date, 22 projects are at various stages of implementation and government financial liability is only to the tune of 6 billion US dollars  comprising of low interest loans and grants in infrastructureRead More


Govt committed to provide efficient health services: President

Govt committed to provide efficient health services: President

ISLAMABAD, Dec 26 (DNA): President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the government is committed to provide efficient, equitable, accessible and affordable health services to the people. The President said this during his visit to National Institute of Health in Islamabad Wednesday. He was briefed on the major initiatives undertaken to transform NIH by Executive Director of the Institute Prof. Dr. Aamer Ikram. Federal Health Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Secretary Health Capt. (R) Zahid Saeed, Director General Health Dr. Assad Hafeez were present on the occasion. Health Minister Aamer Mehmood KianiRead More