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APRIL 26, 2020 PRINT EDITION

Exams and Covid-19

Of all the things about daily life that the coronavirus has disrupted so badly, since it has made it all but impossible for even a few people to be in the same vicinity without serious risk to a lot of people's lives, perhaps the worst is the ability of s

An unending war

Two brutal attacks in recent days in Afghanistan have laid bare the fragility of the so-called peace agreement struck between the US and the Taliban in Doha in January 2020. The first attack was on a hospital in Kabul that specifically targeted the matern

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious

The discount rate was further reduced by 100 basis points to 8 percent on 15 May 2020 - the fifth reduction in less than two months. The discount rate was 13.25 percent from 20 July 2019 to 16 March 2020, 12.50 percent from 17 March to 23 March, 11 percen

Nadra-ECP spat

During a recent meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) officials led by their respective heads, a heated exchange ensued with the former expressing anger at the latter's performance in

Money / Banking

Exams and Covid-19

Of all the things about daily life that the coronavirus has disrupted so badly, since it has made it all but impossible for even a few people to be in the same vicinity without serious risk to a lot of people's lives, perhaps the worst is the ability of s

An unending war

Two brutal attacks in recent days in Afghanistan have laid bare the fragility of the so-called peace agreement struck between the US and the Taliban in Doha in January 2020. The first attack was on a hospital in Kabul that specifically targeted the matern

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious

The discount rate was further reduced by 100 basis points to 8 percent on 15 May 2020 - the fifth reduction in less than two months. The discount rate was 13.25 percent from 20 July 2019 to 16 March 2020, 12.50 percent from 17 March to 23 March, 11 percen

FBR chief seeks updated lists of refund claimants

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairperson Nosheen Javed Amjad on Monday directed chief commissioners of large taxpayer units and regional tax offices (RTOs) to update lists of income tax refund claimants on emergency basis.

FBR urged to release verified income tax refunds before Eid

The manufactures have urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to release their verified income tax refunds before Eid providing them much needed cash liquidity to meet their pressing expenses especially those pertaining to staff salaries/wages.

FBR official's posting

Syed Muhammad Tariq Huda, a BS-21 officer of Pakistan Customs Service, on repatriation to the FBR (HQ), is transferred and posted as Member (Customs-Operations), Federal Board of Revenue (HQ), Islamabad, with immediate effect. In this regard, the FBR has