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PIA providing intranet facility on prime domestic flights ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started providing intranet facility on few of its prime domestic flights from Friday.The system will allow passengers to access this entertainment content using their own cellophanes, tablets and laptops, Radio Pakistan reported.Initially, the facility will be available on selected flights on Karachi-Islamabad and Karachi-Lahore routes.In the first phase, a total of 30 hours of content would be available including dramas, comedy, kids movies, tilawat, documentaries, safety videos, Urdu feature films and music.For the second phase, work is underway on an app that will have 50 hours of content including western movies, interactive games for kids and moving maps.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2017 ...

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3G/4G users touches 36.41mn mark ISLAMABAD: The number of 3G and 4G users in the country had reached 36.412 million by November against 35.45 million by October last year.The number of mobile phone users reached 135.866 million by November-2016 from 134.911 million by October, registering an increase of around 0.94 million during the period.Statistics issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday revealed that the number of 3G subscribers of Mobilink, Zong and Telenor reached 12.148 million, 6.824 million and ...

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Rs25bn earmarked for gas infrastructure development ISLAMABAD: The government has allocated Rs25 billion for the development of gas infrastructure across the country including the much-awaited Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project."An allocation of Rs25 billion has been made in the current fiscal year under the head of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) for the infrastructure development including IP gas pipeline project," official sources told APP.Answering a question, they said Pakistan was actively pursuing the project implementation and it had requested Iran for ...

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FBR to launch pilot project for precision telecom tax collection ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would launch a pilot project for real time connectivity from this month to ensure precision in count of taxes collected from phone users.A new system would be implemented for cellular companies for accurate collection/deposit of withholding tax from its subscribers through online withholding data integration with all mobile operators.Official sources on Wednesday said the tax authorities have decided to commence the process for establishing online withholding data integration with ...

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Clearance for 42 LPG licences from SNGPL, SSGCL underway ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is in the process to verify affidavits submitted by 42 applicants, who got different LPG licences, about clearance of their dues.According to official sources, the authority, in line with the directives of National Assembly's Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources, had obtained affidavits from the applicants that they were not defaulters of any department or gas company, official sources told APP.The affidavits have been sent to ...

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KE irked by government's audit of subsidy move MUSHTAQ GHUMMANISLAMABAD: The management of Karachi Electric (KE) has reportedly expressed it serious reservations against the federal government for sending a team to conduct an audit of subsidy worth billions of rupees given by the federal government from 2003-04 to 2012-13, well-informed sources toldBusiness Recorder. K-E was resisting the federal government's move to conduct an audit of the subsidy for the last several years.The sources said, Ministry of Water and Power recently provided invoices of ...

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Hydropower projects encounter troubled sales tax waters MUSHTAQ GHUMMANISLAMABAD: The federal government is likely to grant blanket exemption from levy of billions of rupee sales tax on construction and related services for hydropower projects being constructed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) arrangements, well-informed sources in PPIB told Business Recorder.China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd (CSAIL), a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, currently developing two hydropower projects in Pakistan, which are under the CPEC ie 720 MW Karot Hydropower ...