Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Anti-corruption Unit finalising date to interrogate Nasir

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Anti-corruption Unit which was due to travel to London to interrogate Nasir Jamshed for his role in the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) fixing scam is yet to depart for England. There were reports that the ACU would be in London from April 3-8 …

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NZ, Australia series great learning experience for Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team’s recent tour Down Under has been termed as a good learning experience for the players by head coach Khawaja Junaid. He, however, remains mindful of the challenges the national side would face in near future and admits that “qualifying for next year’s World Cup is still …

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PCB ready to accept any verdict in Sharjeel, Khalid case: Shaharyar

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shaharyar M Khan on Tuesday claimed that the board will have no objection to any verdict that comes in the spot-fixing inquiry against Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif and hinted that Misbah-ul-Haq could be assigned a directorial role after the Test skipper retires. In …

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Iranian airline signs $3bn deal for 30 Boeing jets

NEW YORK: US plane maker Boeing said Tuesday that Iran’s Aseman Airlines had agreed to buy 30 737 MAX jets for $3.0 billion in its second major deal since sanctions were eased last year. “Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the …

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US business seeks action, not trade war, in Xi-Trump summit

BEIJING: Although worried about the prospect of a trade war, American businesses operating in China nonetheless want President Donald Trump to wring some concessions on market access from China’s leader Xi Jingping when the two meet this week. Mr Trump warned in a tweet last week the meetings at his …

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Banks demand reduction in tax rate

ISLAMABAD: In its proposals for the upcoming federal budget, the Pakistan Banks’ Association (PBA) demanded that the government should reduce the tax rate to 30 per cent for 2017-18. The budget proposals, submitted to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), called upon the government to make the tax rate uniform …

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French companies keen to invest in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: More than a dozen French companies on Tuesday expressed their desire to invest in Pakistan. “Pakistan has a favourable financial position and the security situation has improved tremendously during the last three years,” said M. Thierry Pflimlin, chairman of the France-Pakistan Business Council of MEDEF International and president of …

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FBR misses tax target by Rs10bn

ISLAMABAD: The revenue collection witnessed 14.6 per cent year-on-year growth in March owing to an increase in the prices of petroleum products. It amounted to Rs340bn last month against Rs297bn collected over the corresponding month of the preceding year, according to provisional figures available with Dawn. However, the revenue collection …

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classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

NEW DELHI: Veteran vocalist Kishori Amonkar who passed away in Mumbai on Monday represented a legacy of classical music that underpinned India’s syncretic evolution while defying its ascendant narrow interpretation. She was 84. Born on April 10, 1932 to Madhavdas Bhatiya and legendary vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar, Ms Amonkar was loved …

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LHC wants dowry items mentioned in marriage certificate

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has directed the Punjab government to introduce a new legislation to incorporate dowry items in Nikahnama (marriage certificate) so the miseries of women litigants seeking recovery of their dowry after marital break-up can be reduced. “There should be a law which would state upon marriage, …

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