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YouTube to provide $5m to Pakistan as Covid-19 aid

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ISLAMABAD: YouTube said it would provide $5 million to Pakistan to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan has recorded just over 640 deaths but experts have voiced fears that the country of 215 million people could see a rapid and devastating increase due to its shortage of medical infrastructure and crowded cities. Meanwhile, […]

PBA asks FBR to clarify WHT exemption certificate in FY21 budget

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ISLAMABAD: To avoid litigations between bank customers and tax officials, banks have asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to include a clarification in the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, through Finance Bill, 2020, that withholding tax (WHT) exemption certificate would not be required where exemption under Second Schedule (Exemption Schedule) or any other provision of […]

Punjab announces relief package for media workers

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LAHORE: Information Minister of Punjab, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan, has said that Information Department will give any media worker affected by Covid-19 Rs100,000 while in case of death the government will give one million rupees to the family of the deceased in addition to monthly pension of Rs10,000 for life. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that applications for availing […]

HRCP voices reservations over formation of national minorities’ commission

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The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strong reservations over the formation of a national minorities’ commission through a cabinet decision based on a summary moved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. In a statement, it has said that the proposed composition smacks of partisanship and, above all, as a non-statutory […]