Government ends subsidy on Hajj scheme as minister walks out – Pakistan Today

–Federal cabinet approves Hajj Policy 2019 –Approves new visa regime to promote tourism –PM lauds services of interior minister, interior secretary –Fawad says govt introducing bill for journalists’ protection ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday approved the Hajj Policy 2019 and directed the religious affairs ministry to provide optimum facilities to intending pilgrims who wish to perform…

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Tribal areas exempted from provincial taxes – Pakistan Today

-Sales tax on the service sector from 15 to 5 per cent on chartered accountant firms to be slashed –Rs10 billion requested from federal government for infrastructure development in the merged tribal districts PESHAWAR: The first-ever historic meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet declared merged tribal districts as `tax-free’ areas, exempting them from provincial taxes that were supposed…

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Pakistan to grant e-visa facility to tourists from 175 countries, says Fawad Chaudhry – Samaa Digital

PHOTO: AFP Tourists from 175 countries will be given e-visa facility, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Thursday. “People from 98 countries can take advantage of the business visa facility,” he said after a cabinet meeting. “The government has opened Pakistan to boost tourism in the country.” The minister said that journalist visa for Pakistan will…

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Sindh’s anti corruption authorities brief NAB on 43 major inquiries – Pakistan Today

KARACHI: While informing about the ongoing activities against corrupt elements to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sindh’s anti-corruption authorities have told that there are at least 45 inquiries going on, Pakistan Today has learnt. The NAB authorities had asked for a detailed briefing on the corruption cases by the provincial watchdog so that stern action could…

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