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Federal govt should collect agriculture tax: Farogh

KARACHI: Federal Min­ister for Law and Justice Dr Farogh Naseem has said that because a lot of economic activity is generated in the agriculture sector, the federal government should collect agriculture tax. Speaking as chief guest at the annual dinner of Pakis­tan Tax Bar Association (PTBA) on Saturday night, the …

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PPP’s refusal to join long march embitters JUI-F

ISLAMABAD: The relationship between the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has started to turn sour after the latter refused to join the anti-government long march with leaders from both the parties now accusing each other of playing politics on the matter. While PPP leaders are still showing some …

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Number of dengue cases crosses 10,000 mark

ISLAMABAD: While the number of dengue cases in the country has touched the five-digit figure, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza warned there will be further increase in these cases in the next 10 days. “However, during next month the disease would be brought …

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Programme needs a U-turn

GIVEN the recent resurgence of polio in Pakistan, there is a danger that polio may bounce back in the world, as measles did recently in the US. Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries, where the virus is still endemic. Afghanistan had 13 cases reported in 2019, down from 21 …

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China praised for supporting people of Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at an event here said Pakistan and China would stand shoulder to shoulder during every internal and external challenge. They praised the role of China over the issue of Kashmir and thanked it for the continuous support to the people of Kashmir who have been facing atrocities in …

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