Pakistan declares tax amnesty to broaden income revenue base

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, April 5 : Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced a tax amnesty on Thursday aimed at broadening the government’s revenue base in a country where only about 1 percent of the adult population are tax payers. Announcing that all 120 million national identity card holders will be assigned tax numbers, […]

Pakistan’s Milli Muslim League placed on US foreign terrorist list

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Apr 3 : The United States placed Pakistan’s Milli Muslim League political party on its list of foreign terrorist organisations on Monday, linking it with militants that the United States and India blame for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. Controlled by Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who has a […]

Islamic State claims attack on Christian family in Pakistan

By Gul Yousafzai Quetta, Pakistan, Apr 3 : The militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for killing four members of a Christian family in southwestern Pakistan. A statement issued by the group claimed that militants belonging to ISIS fired on the group of Christians as they were travelling in the city of Quetta, […]

Nobel winner Malala visits hometown in Pakistan for first time since shooting

By Asif Shahzad MINGORA, Pakistan, Mar 31 : Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visited her hometown in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Saturday for the first time since she was shot by a Taliban gunman as a teenager, two security officials and a family friend said. Roads leading to the 20-year-old education activist’s home in […]

Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan six years after she was shot by Taliban

By Kay Johnson and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, March 29 : Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen over her advocacy for schooling for girls. Pakistani station Geo TV showed footage of Yousafzai at Islamabad’s international airport walking to a […]

Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after US sanctions companies

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Mar 27 : Pakistan has defended its record on nuclear safety after the United States sanctioned seven Pakistani companies over alleged links to the nuclear trade, saying the suspicions over the companies should not be used to discredit it. Ties between the United States and nuclear-armed Pakistan have frayed in recent […]