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PTI MPAs pay millions of rupees income tax on their salaries PESHAWAR: Contrary to the civil disobedience call of their party leader, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf legislators in the Khyber Pakthunkhwa Assembly paid income tax as no written submission was made to the Accountant General office against deductions from their monthly salaries.Rs3000 were deducted from the August salary of each MPA as neither any minister nor legislator belonging to PTI had filed written application to the AG Office against deductions of the Income Tax, official sources confided.Only those employees are exempted from IT whose salary was less than Rs500, 000 per year. Similarly all the MPAs of the KP Assembly getting Rs92800 monthly salary which is subjected to over Rs3000 income tax deduction.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

77 shopkeepers fined for violating official price list KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui Tuesday said that Karachi divisional and district administration has challaned 77 shopkeepers and imposed a fine of Rs 77,700 for violating the official price list for edible items.Those fined were said to include 22 milk sellers, 19 grocers, 13 chicken sellers, 13 green grocers, nine fruit sellers and one flour miller.Saddar, Civil Lines, Garden, SITE, Baldia, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan e Iqbal, Gulzar e Hijri, Liaqutabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, ...

PML-F chief for amicable resolution of political impasse KARACHI: The spiritual leader of Hurs and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi has called for the resolution of prevailing political turmoil in the country through reconciliation.In a statement here on Monday, he said that the ongoing political tensions have hurt country's economy and brought about the cancellation of the visits by foreign dignitaries which is leaving a bad impression.He stressed that all the stakeholders should review their attitudes in the larger ...

Khurram Dastgir condemns attack on state institutions ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan strongly condemned attack on state institutions buildings including Parliament and Pakistan Television Corporation by the activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)."The attacks on the Parliament building and PTV has exposed the so called claims of champions of change, revolution and democracy", he said in a statement issued here on Monday.He said that the claims of both the parties of peaceful marches have also ...

Joint session of Parliament on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday summoned the joint sitting of the Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 2).According to a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the Majlis-e-Shoora will meet at 1100 hours in the Parliament House building.The President summoned the joint session in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 54 of the Constitution of Pakistan.According to a source, the joint session will continue for the whole week. Copyright APP (Associated ...

NA reiterates unflinching support to Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday reiterated its unflinching support to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and assured that they will not allow any move to derail democracy and the system in the country.Resuming debate on the current political situation, they urged the Prime Minister to stay firm and do not resign.Participating in the debate, Ms Aasiya Nasir of Jamiat- Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) condemned the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Imran ...

Sindh CM okays appointment of 1,000 more ex-armymen to strengthen police KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the appointment of another batch of 1000 retired army soldiers, in addition to induction of further 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.He also directed the IGP Sindh to complete the procurement of 5000 bullet proof jackets and 100 bullet proof mobiles within shortest possible time.Presiding over a law, order meeting here on Monday, the Chief Minister also asked to submit complete PC-I for ...


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