mirpur earthquake

Dozens killed as 5.8M Earthquake hits Pakistan-administered Kashmir

At least 25 people killed and more than 300 injured after magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits 22km north of Jhelum. Tuesday’s quake hit 22km (14 miles) north of the city of Jhelum along the boundary separating the agricultural heartland of Punjab province and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, the US geological agency, USGS, said. Mirpur police chief Gul Faraz […]

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PTA REGISTER ALL IMEIs

Double SIM mobile phones users asked to register IMEI before 31 August 2019

“There have been instances where subscribers who own handsets with dual SIMs have registered one IMEI number against the slot they use. Most users do not utilize the second slot and have either not registered the IMEI number against it or have forgotten to do so. Mobile device users with one IMEI registered, and the […]

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FBR Withholding tax

FBR issues withholding tax rates on cash, online banking transactions

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been encouraged to decrease income tax rates for banking organisations in accordance with general corporate expense rates. The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in its assessment recommendations for budget 2019/2020, said that the financial segment tax rates have not been decreased in accordance with the general […]

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plastic problem is out of control

Our plastic bags problem is out of control. Here’s how we can fight it

On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are ripped open. The broken tops are dumped in the street. Plastic bags full of prawns are emptied into trays, then thrown out. In a few minutes, a small mountain of trash piles up on the […]

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4 ways universities are driving innovation

4 ways universities are driving innovation

The digital revolution is not only here, it is accelerating every day. Advances in automation, the digitisation of information, unprecedented access to data and the democratisation of knowledge are transforming every sector of our economy – from healthcare to transportation to energy and beyond. The scope, scale, and ubiquity of these disruptions is truly unprecedented. […]

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