• Business Recorder

    FIA receives 29,577 complaints after enactment of PECA

    Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has received a total of 29,577 complaints after the enactment of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), admitting needs for awareness and resources to deal with the misuse of social media. The FIA has received 15,433 complaints against Facebook, 3,143 against WhatsApp, 4,332 against Instagram, 6,067 against twitter, 230 against Hotmail, […]

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  • Dawn

    French entrepreneurs laud PM’s anti-corruption, investor-friendly measures

    ISLAMABAD: French companies and entrepreneurs acknowledging improved security situation in the country coupled with present government’s investor-friendly measures on Monday expressed their interest in investing in various sectors of Pakistan including agriculture, manufacturing, energy and others. Talking to media-persons here along with Ambassador of France to Pakistan Marc Barety, the French companies’ representatives, currently on […]

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  • Business Recorder

    Cost of corruption

    According to a research carried out by the International Monetary Fund, curbing corruption could generate about dollar one trillion in tax revenues annually across the world. In addition to increasing government revenues, fighting corruption could also reduce waste, improve overall public trust in the government and even help lift test scores among public school students. […]

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  • Dawn

    Industrialists oppose property tax

    PESHAWAR: Industria-lists Association Peshawar (IAP) president Zarak Khan has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to withdraw its notices issued to industrialists for collection of property tax, saying that the ongoing crackdown by the excise and taxation department officials could lead to closure of industries in the province. He said in a statement here on Sunday […]

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  • Dawn

    Govt acts against 59 pharmaceutical firms, seizes drugs

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services (NHS) Aamer Mehmood Kiani has said that 226 medicines worth tens of millions of rupees, manufactured by 59 companies, have been confiscated by the government over the last few days. “These companies were selling medicines at prices higher than the maximum retail prices (MRPs) due to which the Drug […]

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  • Dawn

    Bureaucrats wary of assisting Gill in new role

    LAHORE: Already reluctant to indulge in matters relating to recruitment, finances and procurement to avoid questioning by NAB or courts, the bureaucracy in Punjab now wants to be clear about the legality of assisting Dr Shahbaz Gill in official matters. “We want to know the legality, locus standi, of assisting Dr Shahbaz Gill as ordered […]

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  • The News

    FIA conducts raids on money exchanges

    LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency teams on Sunday conducted raids on all money exchanges in the city and inspected their record. Currency worth millions was taken into possession from the DD Exchange. The FIA arrested Hassan Ghulam Ghous and Omar Dar and registered two FIRs against two branches of the DD Exchange. The FIA conducted raids […]

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  • The News

    CM orders crackdown on hoarders, profiteers

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has ordered a province-wide crackdown on hoarders and profiteers. According to a handout issued here Sunday, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the Cabinet’s sub-committee on Price Control in this regard and ordered indiscriminate action against hoarders and profiteers. He said that steps should be taken to control prices of […]

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  • The News

    SHC seeks report on NAB inquiry against former federal minister

    The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit progress report with regard to the status of investigations and filing of reference against former federal minister Ijaz Khan Jakhrani in a corruption case. The direction came on a petition of Jakhrani, a Pakistan Peoples Party leader, who had been […]

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  • The News

    Ex-DIG handed over to NAB in graft cases

    LAHORE: Federal Investigation Agency on Monday handed over custody of former DIG Gilgit-Baltistan Junaid Arshad, accused of uploading obscene images of his former wife on social media, to National Accountability Bureau to interrogate him in corruption cases against him. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had arrested most wanted former DIG Junaid Arshad in March. It has […]

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