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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,209
7624hr
Pakistan Cases
1,020,324
4,49724hr
7.53% positivity
Sindh
374,434
Punjab
354,904
Balochistan
30,019
Islamabad
86,602
KPK
142,799

Sohail Sarfraz

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Pakistan, China to implement 'Green Corridor' system

Pakistani and Chinese customs administrations have principally agreed to implement 'Green Corridor' - a fast track customs clearance system exclusively for speedy clearances of the perishable agricultural products, under the proposed Green Corridor at Sus
Published 12 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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Corporate sector: SECP introduces 'Regulatory Sandbox Environment'

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Wednesday took a major step to facilitate corporate sector by introducing 'Regulatory Sandbox Environment' for companies to conduct limited scale live tests of new products, services or business models
Published 12 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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NBFCs: SECP issues qualified capital, terms and conditions

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued the qualified capital and its terms and conditions for the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs) engaged exclusively in the business of issuance of guarantees to enhance the quality of d
Published 11 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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FBR arm issued refunds sans verification: AGP

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has expressed serious concern over the issuance of huge amount of sales tax refunds without verification under Federal Board of Revenue's Expeditious Refund System (ERS) by the Centralized Sales Tax Refund Office (CST
Published 11 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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Charitable bodies: Rationalization of exemptions recommended

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has strongly recommended rationalization of exemptions granted to charitable organizations and withdrawal of income tax exemptions granted under Second Schedule (Exemption Schedule) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001, s
Published 10 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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AGP tells FBR to beef up WEBOC system

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has cautioned the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to immediately upgrade software and hardware of customs imports clearances on an emergency basis to avert any untoward incident of system failure of Web-Based One-Custo
Published 10 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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Tax Year 2019: FBR receives 1.7m returns till 6th

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has so far received 1.7 million income tax returns (till December 6) for Tax Year 2019 as compared to 1.2 million returns during the same period of the Tax Tear 2018, reflecting an increase of 0.5 million returns.
Published 07 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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Info under income tax law: Banks withdraw petitions from SHC

Banks have withdrawn their petitions from Sindh High Court (SHC) on the issue of providing information under Sections 165 and 165A (furnishing of information by banks) of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001 after settlement of issues with the Federal Board of R
Published 07 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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Islamabad RTO sets up market bodies to expedite registrations

Expanding the scope of its enforcement activities, Regional Tax Office, Islamabad Wednesday constituted special market committees with the assistance of trade associations and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to maximize registration with
Published 05 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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FBR directed to simplify H-Form within a week

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Tuesday directed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to take input and suggestions from the textile exporters and simplify the H-Form (stock statement) within a week to expedite the pr
Published 04 Dec, 2019 12:00am
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FAQs replied by SECP on beneficial ownership

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has clarified that beneficial ownership (BO) information is necessary to detect and prevent tax evasion, corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit behavior involving one
Published 04 Dec, 2019 12:00am