Aug 292015
 

By Muhammad Javed There is a lot of hue and cry from the business community, from their sympathizer anchors, columnists on the recent imposition of 0.6% tax, later reduced to 0.3% seeing the power of businessmen on the banking transactions. As since 7-8 years our rulers care much for the rich, Nawaz Sharif has imposed […]

Aug 192015
 

The superior judiciary decided on Monday to amend laws allowing overseas Pakistanis to record their statements through video conferencing in court proceedings and electronically filing their cases. A meeting of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) on Monday, under the chairmanship of new Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, considered different […]

Aug 192015
 

Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum’s (PBIF) president Mian Zahid Hussain has apprehended that many overseas Pakistanis might prefer using hundi system over legal banking channels in the wake of withholding tax (WHT) imposed on bank transactions. In a statement issued on Monday, the PBIF chief said that though the government had imposed the WHT on […]

Aug 192015
 

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that it stands by its plan to give overseas Pakistanis the right to vote. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the ECP said it was earnestly considering the matter of the basic right to vote of expatriates holding Pakistani citizenship. It pointed out that a high-level committee […]

Aug 162015
 

Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmed Khokhar, Grievance Commissioner for Overseas Pakistan has said the facilities of e-gates will be started soon at all international airports in Pakistan to facilitate overseas Pakistanis with the coordination of all the concerned agencies. He further said that FIA and Customs departments will increase immigration and clearance desks at all International Airports of Pakistan for facilitation of overseas […]

Aug 082015
 

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Balighur Rehman on Friday told the National Assembly that eight NADRA centers are being opened in Malaysia, Bahrain, Canada and Spain to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis. He said the offices in UK lacked human resources due to which issues arise in London, Manchester and Bradford. He, however, said mobile […]

Aug 072015
 
NEW TAX ON OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS: BHUMPOO SILENT

By Muhammad Javed The ever loudest slogans of love for Overseas Pakistanis (OPs) in the history of Pakistan are by Nawaz Sharif.  It is however also a record that in practice, he always snatched something from these OPs rather than giving them practically anything.  Yes; one thing he did and that was that he “opened” Green Channel.  Bhutto […]

Jul 292015
 

Peshawar airport desk from August 28 2015 One Window Facilitation Desk (OWFD) for overseas Pakistanis is going to initiate its operations at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP), Karachi from August 6. According to sources, the decision to establish OWFD was made at a meeting headed by Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar, Senior Advisor (Law) Registrar, Grievance Commissioner […]

Jul 172015
 

Manama: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has granted a wholesale banking license to JS Bank, to open a branch in the kingdom. The license will allows the bank to expand its activities as wholesale bank from Bahrain, said a statement. The proposed branch is expected to contribute in strengthening the relationship with the Middle […]

Jul 102015
 

Punjab government intends to set up special courts to resolve overseas Pakistanis issues speedily, it has been learnt. Official sources in the Punjab government have disclosed the Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab wants early disposal of plaints filed by the Pakistanis working abroad. As majority of the cases is about land mafias and the civil […]

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