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FBR, Customs put on notice in Rs 33b tax evasion case

FBR, Customs put on notice in Rs 33b tax evasion case

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday served notices on officials of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Customs and Customs Intelligence allegedly involved in huge tax evasion by undertaking smuggling in the garb of Afghan Transit Trade through ISAF containers, causing Rs 33 billion loss to the national exchequer.
A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to 10,000 containers of ISAF which went missing from

Industries in buffer zone put residents’ health at risk

ISLAMABAD – In violation of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) rules and regulations, the elimination of the buffer zone between the industrial and residential areas in sectors I-9 and I-10 is posing a threat to the health of the capital’s residents.
In Islamabad’s master plan, the Industrial Area is isolated from residential areas by a buffer zone, but later CDA had converted the buffer zone into a commercial area and industries were constructed amidst populated area, with

Pacers put Pakistan on top

WELLINGTON – Pakistan again exposed the brittleness of the New Zealand batting line up when they reduced the Black Caps to 246 for six at stumps on the first day of the second Test on Saturday.
In what has become a familiar pattern in recent Tests, the New Zealand lower order was asked to prop up the innings after the top order had largely failed. Apart from a stubborn 78 by Ross Taylor there was little of substance in the face of a bowling attack which toiled away on a pitch

Salman asks tribunal to put off hearing

KARACHI – Former Pakistan cricket team captain Salman Butt said on Tuesday that he asked an anti-corruption tribunal to put off a hearing next month so he can deal with any possible criminal proceedings in London.
Along with pacemen Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, the 26-year-old cricketer was provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on charges of spot-fixing during Lord’s Test against England in August.
The trio faces an ICC tribunal in Doha from

Afridi asks team to put controversies behind them

LAHORE: Pakistan one-day captain Shahid Afridi wants his players to give their best against New Zealand. Talking to journalists here during the camp training at the National Cricket Academy, Afridi said his comments recently on the World Cup preparations were taken out of context and he did not mean that the team was selected against his wishes.
He said that the team was facing many challenges and his main focus would be to keep the team united and not let the controversies

Parties slug it out, force govt to put GST bill on hold

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided not to table the Reformed General Sales Tax (GST) Bill in the forthcoming session of the National Assembly as it failed to build consensus on the proposed tax law with its coalition partners – the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) -not budging from their positions.
“We will not table the bill in the National Assembly session staring from December 18,” a senior parliamentarian, asking not to be named,

Corrupt should be put to death, says

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his maiden speech on Thursday said that there must be a death sentence for all corrupt people whether government officials or others in order to make society corruption-free.
He made these remarks while addressing a ceremony in connection with the International Anti-Corruption Day at the Alhamra Arts Council organised by the National Accountability Bureau. “The roots of corruption are very deep in our

Cleric put price on Aasia’s head

PESHAWAR: A hardline cleric on Friday offered a reward of 6,000 dollars to anyone who killed Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Maulana Yousuf Qureshi, the cleric, issued the call at a rally against moves to pardon the woman. Aasia was sentenced on November 8 to death by hanging, under blasphemy laws that human rights activists say encourage extremism.
The government attempted to pardon her after an international

Britain warns documents release could put ‘lives at risk’

LONDON: Britain condemned on Sunday the release of classified US documents by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, echoing US concerns that it “may put lives at risk”.
“We condemn any unauthorised release of this classified information, just as we condemn leaks of classified material in the UK,” a Foreign Office statement said, as WikiLeaks prepared to publish classified US documents.
“They can damage national security, are not in the national interest and, as the US have

Govt needs to put its house in order: Hafeez

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh on Wednesday said the government also needed to put its own house in order by reducing non-development expenditures and cutting the size of the federal cabinet to win the people’s support on the Reformed General Sales Tax.
At a background briefing on the reformed GST, organised by the Information Ministry for newspaper editors and TV anchorpersons, the finance minister was asked whether he was in favour of cutting the size of the cabinet,

Anti-IJT stance put Baloch in hot water

LAHORE: Affiliation with the Teachers’ Front, having leftist ideas and being anti-Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT), are stated to be the reasons behind the suspension of Punjab University (PU) College of Earth & Environmental Sciences (CEES) Principal Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch, who was being threatened with dire consequences from ‘quarters with vested interests’ active in the varsity, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to CEES teachers, Baloch was facing charges of sexually

Soaring gold prices put jewellers at risk

LAHORE: Soaring gold prices have put the jewellery shops in Lahore on high risk and can be a potential target for robbers.
Increasing prices have raised the security concerns for the jewellery shop owners as the government has not taken any security measures for them, Pakistan Today learnt during a survey conducted in order to check security measures adopted by the Lahore Police to ensure security of jewellers.
Suha Bazaar, Ferozpur Road and Gulberg’s jewellery market’s

Nine Accused of involvement in NICL scam put on exit control list

Three member committee of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) placed nine people including the former State Minister of Defense Habib Ullah Warraich, his son and former Chairman NICL Ayyaz Khan Nayyazi on the Exit Control List (ECL) on Thursday.
FIA Director Punjab has constituted a three member committee, comprising of FIA Additional Director Anti Corruption Circle Waseem Khan Sial, FIA Deputy Director Corporate Crimes Circle Syed Muhammad Javed Shah and FIA