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Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not visit the United Kingdom in July despite an invitation from his British counterpart Boris Johnson. The main...

PM Imran to skip UK visit despite Boris invite

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not visit the United Kingdom in July despite an invitation from his British counterpart Boris Johnson. The main reason behind this decision is the internal security and political situation in the country, according to the sources. Furthermore, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is near and PM Imran wants to focus on this as...

PM Imran to skip UK visit despite Boris invite

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not visit the United Kingdom in July despite an invitation from his British counterpart Boris Johnson. The main reason behind this decision is the internal security and political situation in the country, according to the sources. Furthermore, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is near and PM Imran wants to focus on this as it is...

Govt allocates Rs40.5bn for GB development projects: Asad Umar

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GILGIT: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Saturday that the federal government has earmarked Rs40.5 billion for development projects in Gilgit Baltistan under its...

Shehbaz calls APC on Election Amendment Bill

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Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif has decided to call an all-party conference (APC) of the opposition to discuss the Election Amendment Bill introduced by the government. The proposal...

COVID-19: Pakistan registers 1,050 infections, 37 deaths

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In the last 24 hours, Pakistan recorded 37 deaths while 1,050 people tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and Operation Centre...
ISLAMABAD: The sales tax on poultry feed has been increased from 10 per cent to 17 per cent, a briefing by the poultry association said to the committee reviewing prices of poultry products.  Poultry prices depend on supply and demand, while the imposition of taxes will increase the price of poultry feed by 3,000 tons, Poultry Association said.  Hatching eggs are imported from the United States, and the sales tax on hatching eggs has been reduced from zero to 17 per cent. Production declined during the pandemic waves, causing prices to rise. READ MORE: 32pc increase in poultry feed price in two years: CCP issues notices to 19 companies The FBR has stated that the tax on hatching eggs will be reviewed.  According to reports from the meeting, bitter words were exchanged between Senator Kamil Ali Agha and poultry representatives in the committee meeting “Chicken meat is now out of reach of the poor man,” Kamil Ali Agha remarked, “wedding halls were closed during Corona. If demand did not increase then why prices go up.”  Poultry people have oppressed the poor man in the month of Ramadan, Kamil Ali Agha said. The committee rejected a sales tax rate of 17 per cent and demanded the poultry association...

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Top 10 memorable global events of 2020

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A tumultuous 2020 has finally passed, leaving the world with more bad memories than good ones. The year saw the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that is still killing people around the world. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international...

Top 10 events that shaped Pakistan’s political landscape in 2020

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The year 2020 saw several events that were important in Pakistan's modern history. From the government's brilliant fight against COVID-19 to remaining in FATF's grey list lets look at the top 10 events that shaped Pakistan's political landscape in 2020. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) The opposition parties of Pakistan came together...

Top 10 highlights from the sporting world in 2020

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Pakistan Super League comes home For the first time in the history of the tournament, the whole edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan were the four venues that hosted 34 matches. Each stadium saw full house as the cricket hungry...

Top 10 iconic New Year’s celebrations marred by coronavirus

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New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world with immense fervor and zeal, with several countries globally recognized as hubs for year end festivities. This year, however, has been completely unique. With coronavirus surging through the world, New year's eve revelry will be forcibly extinguished. Here's a breakdown of...

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Peaceful Afghan settlement to pave way for refugees’ repatriation: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD: As the international community observed World Refugee Day on Sunday, Pakistan reiterated its call...

Govt allocates Rs40.5bn for GB development projects: Asad Umar

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GILGIT: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Saturday that the...

PM Imran to skip UK visit despite Boris invite

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not visit the United Kingdom in July despite...

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Payment of total assessed demand not needed to file appeal, FBR clarifies

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued a clarification on a news story...

SBP and JazzCash join hands to increase financial literacy among youth

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KARACHI: National Institute of Banking and Finance (NIBAF) — a subsidiary of the State Bank...

FBR raids ‘unregistered’ plastic footwear manufacturing units in Lahore

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ISLAMABAD: In a drive against "unregistered persons" who are liable to be registered and are...

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Taliban says committed to peace talks, wants genuine Islamic system in Afghanistan

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The Taliban said on Sunday that they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted...

Nine hurt as Israeli police clash with Palestinians on Temple Mount

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A fresh clash between Palestinians and Israeli police erupted on Temple Mount on Friday afternoon,...

Taliban advances continue, two more districts captured

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The Taliban continued their advances as the outfit captured two districts in northern Afghanistan following...

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Spain complicate Euro 2020 last-16 spot after Poland draw

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Spain complicated their path to Euro 2020 last-16 after securing a draw against Poland on...

Danish, Ilyas help Karachi Kings secure playoff berth

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Karachi Kings qualified for the playoffs stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after beating...

Doors open for Amir if he takes retirement back, says Misbah

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Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday gave a clear message to fast bowler Mohammad Amir –...

Technology

India says Twitter knowingly not complying with local IT laws

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The standoff between the Indian government and Twitter escalated on Wednesday when the country’s technology...

Pakistani company gets largest IT order from Japanese corporation

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ISLAMABAD: A Japanese company, building high-tech platform to expand its global services, announced to award...

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online after global outage

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Facebook and its sister social media platforms WhatsApp and Instagram faced massive disruptions across the...

IT exports could potentially increase to $10 billion annually: OICCI Digital Report

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KARACHI: The “OICCI Recommendations for Digital Economy” report was launched on January 18th, 2021, highlighting the shift required to capture digital transformation, happening both...

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Bestselling Pakistani fiction in 2020

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With unprecedented amounts of time away from work, the global community found itself moving towards reading in an attempt to distract themselves from pressures...

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