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Ali Zafar set to perform in Dubai; the Viccaji sisters announce US tour

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Coke Studio 10 and Pepsi Battle of the Bands 2 may have finished their respective seasons but the music scene is far from done. And live shows are coming up in various hues. While music producer and guitar superhero Mekaal Hasan’s inclusive new initiative Rivayat Music Series aims to bring live music to overlooked areas […]

Dengue fever claims lives of two elderly persons

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The dreaded dengue haemorrhagic fever has claimed two more lives in Karachi, as two elderly persons died near the end of last week at a private hospital, Sindh Health Department officials said on Monday. “A 77-year-old man died due to dengue fever at the Aga Khan University Hospital on Saturday, while a 64-year-old woman died […]

Pakistan moves towards paying taxes, customs duty through ATMs, internet banking

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KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and 1Link have signed an agreement to develop a mechanism enabling public to pay the federal taxes and customs duty using internet banking or ATMs. The signing ceremony, organised in Islamabad, was chaired by Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar with Advisor to the Prime […]

Senate body passes protection of whistleblowers’ bill

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill to provide a mechanism for public interest disclosures by providing protection to whistleblowers in corruption cases. The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which met at the Parliament House with Senator Javed Abbasi in the chair, passed the bill after its mover, Minister for Law […]