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HCSTSI appeals to review the property valuation fixed by FBR HYDERABAD: The President Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry (HCSTSI) Muhammad Akram Ansari Tuesday appealed to Federal Government to review the property valuation fixed by the Federal Board of Revenue in order to save the real estate business.According to a press release issued here, talking to a delegation of the builders at his office, he said that as a result of high rate, which fixed by FBR in Hyderabad, the basic need of residential unit would become beyond the reach of common people.The delegation informed the President HCSTSI that as a result of fixation of high rate plots, constructed buildings and commercial plots, the business of builders is not only near to close, but is also badly affected the business of sanitary items, wooden and aluminium crafts, steel, cement and bricks.The President HCSTSI was informed that due to stoppage of construction work, the labour community is also unable ...

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Belarus to sign 8 MoUs among public sector universities ISLAMABAD: Education Minister of Belarus in his upcoming visit to Pakistan on October 1, is going to sign eight Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) among public sector universities of both sides.This was said by a delegation of Belarus who met the Minister of State for Federal Education Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman on Tuesday at the minister office, a news release said.It was also discussed in the meeting that a cultural center will also be established ...

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Federal Govt providing maximum facilities for quality Higher Education PESHAWAR: The Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr: Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Tuesday said the Federal Government is committed to provide maximum possible facilities of quality higher education to the youth and has empowered higher education commission to render valuable services.He said only those nations of the world earn a respectable place for themselves in the comity of nations, which make untiring efforts to take big leap forward in science and technology in the shortest possible time.He was ...

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Unilateral revocation of IWT to be considered an act of war ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday said any unilateral revocation of the Indus Water Treaty by India would be considered an act of war.Speaking in the Senate, Chaudhry Aitzaz said the Modi-led Indian government was poised to threaten Pakistan on one pretext or the other for supporting the inalienable struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination."By revoking IWT India will be violating international laws and every ...

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Iranian Naval ships arrive Karachi KARACHI: Iranian Naval Ships Lavan, Konarak, Falakhen and Khanjar arrived here on Tuesday on a 3-days visit.The visiting ships were received by officials of Pakistan Navy and Iranian diplomats, said a statement issued by ISPR here.During the visit, the officers and men of Iranian Navy Ships will have professional discussions and interactions with their counterparts in Pakistan Navy on subjects of mutual interests.Moreover, operational training activities, exchange of visits by naval personnel and sports activities ...

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FBR launches campaign to create awareness about tax returns MULTAN: A team of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) officials is engaged in a week-long awareness campaign in the city to create awareness about how to file tax returns.The two-member team launched the campaign last Monday, as the last date for filing tax returns September 30 draws closer, RTO Multan officials said.The team visited Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology (CPEIC), Foodgrain Market (Ghalla Mandi), Gulshan Market, Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco), Sui Northern Gas ...

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Ebad for seeking cooperation of ulema during Muharram KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has called for seeking the cooperation of Ulema and making foolproof security measures for the maintenance of peace and law and order during Muharram.This he stated during a meeting with Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Religious Affairs, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Soomro, Special Assistant Ghulam Shah Gilani, Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Arshad Vohra, Additional IG, Mushtaq Meher and representative of the Director General of Pakistan Rangers ...