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In Karachi, disease comes in small packets

Internews Report KARACHI: Moving in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, a new comer will notice something common everywhere, the walls and corners of every new or old building, whether school, hospital, ... Read More »

Pakistani journalists lacking basic safety facilities

Internews Report LAHORE: Reporters and photographers working in Pakistan lack basic safety facilities and their lives are put in jeopardy as they cover terror attacks, senior American journalists Frank Folwell ... Read More »

No respite from prolonged power cuts

Internews Report PESHAWAR: Unscheduled suspension of electric supply for up to 16 hours a day have been reported in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, especially rural areas, ... Read More »

Pakistani province not ready for ministries to be transferred from Centre

Internews Report PESHAWAR: The government in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has yet to begin homework for ministries and departments to be transferred by the federal government after abolition of the ... Read More »

Energy starved Pakistan to double power generation by 2020

Internews Report LAHORE: The Pakistan government is taking steps to double the power generation from 20,000 megawatts to 40,000MW in the next ten years, Minister for Water and Power Pervaiz ... Read More »

Manmohan mangoes for Gilani

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister House in Islamabad in Pakistan received gift from New Delhi with gratitude in shape of sweet Saharanpuri mangoes and responded with equally sweet words, ... Read More »

Pakistan firming up automatic penalty for tax defaulters

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan budget for the new fiscal year 2010-11, which begins on July, envisages tightening of noose round the tax defaulters. Official sources said here Monday steps are ... Read More »

Ethnic violence stalks Pakistan’s largest city

Internews Report KARACHI: A wave of ethnic violence pitching Pakhtuns – originally from the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province – against Muhajirs, the descendants of people who migrated to Pakistan after ... Read More »

Pakistani province in first live endoscopic surgery on brain

Internews Report PESHAWAR: For the first time in Pakistani province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, neurosurgeons at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) here conducted live endoscopic surgery of human brain, bringing good news ... Read More »

Pakistan to jack up tax on small companies

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue has said that the difference of tax rate between the corporate sector and the small companies and association of persons (AoPs) in ... Read More »

Pakistan fixes Rs1.6 trillion as tax target for next fiscal year

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has finalised Federal Board of Revenue’s tax collection target at Rs1,667 billion for the next budget 2010-11 with the help of additional tax measures, ... Read More »

Pakistani defence divisions spent Rs23bn in excess of budget

Internews Report KARACHI: The defence division working under the ministry of defence in Pakistan and the defence production division under the ministry of defence production spent over Rs23 billion more ... Read More »