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Sindhi politicians united against MQM’s demand to tax farm income

Sindhi politicians united against MQM’s demand to tax farm income

KARACHI: The political parties of Sindh, including the PPP, the PML-N and the PML-Q, are united in their opposition to the MQM’s demand that agriculture income should be taxed.
The MQM, which has remained a staunch advocate of taxing the agriculture sector, has strongly raised the issue with the government again. MQM leaders have presented 9 recommendations to a team of the federal government as an alternative to the reformed GST, and on the top of list is the imposition of tax

France rejects Al Qaeda’s ‘talk to bin Laden’ demand

PARIS: France on Friday rejected demands from an Al Qaeda cell holding five French hostages in northern Africa that it negotiate their freedom with Osama bin Laden and pull its troops out of Afghanistan.
“France cannot accept that its policy be dictated by anyone outside,” new Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said after Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) head Abdelmalek Droukdel made the demands in an audio recording on Thursday.
His message said that France would

Country’s energy demand to grow by 6pc

KARACHI: Pakistan’s energy demand is expected to rise at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of six percent during the financial year 2011 to 2015. This is primarily due to a strong correlation between energy consumption and economic growth.
In addition, at the current production rate, Pakistan’s current oil and gas reserves would fully deplete in the next 13 and 19 years respectively, assuming that there is no further discovery. Recoverable oil and gas resource potential of

Tanners demand govt restrict livestock export

Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has assured his full cooperation to tanners and will put across their case to the prime minister in the federal cabinet meeting to be held on October 27, 2010 here at Governor House.
He was addressing a group of tanners at luncheon hosted by the Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) on Monday. Taseer urged the PTA to develop a working paper on lather tanning industry, which would be helpful for them to contest their case with the prime

Pakistan plays down US demand for NWA offensive

Pakistan on Thursday played down the US demand for a military offensive against militants in the tribal North Waziristan Agency, saying any decision on the vital issue would be taken keeping in view the country’s own interests.
Addressing a weekly press briefing, Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said, “We have our own strategy to deal with militancy and terrorism and will do whatever will in our own national interest.”
Asked about the US demands for a

India cotton seen up on global prices, demand

MUMBAI: Indian cotton is likely to edge up this week tracking higher global prices and on good domestic demand, but an arrival delay that spilled into exports, already capped at 5.5 million bales, may limit gains, traders said on Monday. “Domestic prices are on the boil. Our exporters are getting very good prices even as only 5.5 million bales are allowed for export,” said an official with the federal textile ministry.
Indian cotton dealers, buoyed by tight global supplies and

Charsada farmers demand Ghani’s attention

A delegation, representing the Sarhad Chamber of Agriculture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa called on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Mr. Owais Ahmed Ghani at the Governor’s House in Peshawar, on Friday, asking him to pay heed to the problems being faced by farmers, especially in Charsada and its surrounding areas.
The Governor appreciated the farmers coping with the current situations and ensured every possible support and patronage in resolving their grievances. He