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Apropos 'Islamic State flag surfaces again in occupied Srinagar' carried by Business Recorder on Sunday, it should be a matter of grave concern for the occupied Indian authorities that despite unprecedented security cover, the Islamic State or ISIS flag yet again surfaced in Old City areas in Srinagar.

Apropos 'British EU exit would be 'historic mistake': Barroso' carried by the newspaper yesterday, the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has argued that Britain is better off in the EU and warned that alienating its allies would be a "historic mistake".
Apropos 'IMF warns global economy at risk' carried by Business Recorder on October 12, it needs to be noted that the global economy is still in troubled waters. According to the report, "the International Monetary Fund's member countries have underscored the need for taking concrete actions to bolster the global economic recovery. They have urged governments to take care not to squelch growth by tightening budgets too drastically."
Apropos editorial 'The Multan battle' carried by the newspaper on Saturday, one must not lose sight of the fact that although senior politician is down because of his defeat in the NA-149 Multan constituency he is not out.
It is the fact that the former President of Pakistan, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, had sanctioned medical allowance with effect from 1st July 2010 to "all" civil pensioners of the federal government including civilians paid from Defence Estimates and Civil Armed Forces, at the rate of 25% BPS 1-15 and 20% BPS 16-22 of the drawing pension, which is being paid regularly to the retired employees throughout Pakistan but the Port Qasim Authority (PQA), just to deceit pensioners; has played a trick and doggedly deleted the word "all" from Finance Division (Regulation Wing) OM No F-16(1)-Reg.6/2010-778 dated the 5th July 2010 and only paying this allowance to those employees who were retired after superannuation and those who were retired under Early Retirement Scheme (ERS) after completion of 25, 26 or 28 years of service have been disregarded and dragged into worries and woes. They are sighing in frustration and running from pillar to post but to no avail.
Reportedly, Chairman of Tax Reforms Commission is a tax practitioner, well aware of depth of tax waters and intricate tax machinery. The Commission should be cognisant that real trouble is with tax adjudication process, terminating at gateway of the superior courts. Cumbersome texts of the laws and tax officers' play feature only next to that. Speaking adjudication orders are help to do away with not only complexities of the laws, SROs thereunder and sorts of doings by tax officials. Through backward linkage, these may help the legislature to mend where it should. This is when deficiencies of laws, calling for amends, surface through the judicial process.
This is in response to the article '3G service users reach 2.5m mark' published on 11th October, 2014. The writer has correctly grasped the current trend amongst internet users and the figures quoted showcases a swift movement towards the recently-launched high-speed mobile internet service. As quoted in the article, 'It is worth mentioning that it took Internet Service Providers (ISPs) around eight years to take the broadband subscription to its current 3.37-million mark'; the locals have quickly adapted to the value added service by the telecos probably due to its affordability and convenience.


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