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Fears over security in North Waziristan

Peshawar: The telephone in Ghaziullah Wali’s small house in Peshawar rings often as members of his extended family keep inquiring about reports of impending military operations in North Waziristan Tribal Agency. “Some of my family members want to move away,” he said. “A number have already done so over the years.” The family has been driven into a panic by media reports of a possible military operation in the area. North Waziristan is seen as a centre of militancy and [...]

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All Pakistan Newspaper Society urges Sindh government to withdraw proposed Sales Tax on newspaper advertisements

Karachi: The APNS strongly urges upon the Sindh Government to withdraw the proposed General Sales Tax on the advertisements of newspapers as the governments of other provinces have already exempted the newspapers from GST. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS has stated that the Government of Punjab has on the request of APNS, not levied any GST on newspapers whereas the Government of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa has withdrawn the proposed tax. The APNS has stated that Sindh is now the only [...]

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United States applauds Women Micro-entrepreneurs for completing Financial Literacy Training

Lahore: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Entrepreneurs Project congratulated in Lahore today women micro-entrepreneurs who successfully completed financial literacy training focused towards enhancing the economic role of women and improving their decision-making power. USAID’s Entrepreneurs Project, implemented by Mennonite Economic Development Associates along with a local partner Kashf Foundation, launched the training in June 2010. The intervention originally aimed to reach 64,000 women micro-entrepreneurs but due to the increasing demand of working women in the rural [...]

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