Archive for April 8th, 2011
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday observed that when there were already rules for exploration and mining, what was the reason to make new rules, specially designed to facilitate companies involved in Reko Diq.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan spelt out “concerns” dogging its troubled alliance with the United States at talks on Thursday with the most senior American to visit since the release of a CIA contractor accused of murder.
Islamabad rejected fresh criticism of its anti-militant fight, calling comments in this week’s White House report “unwarranted”.“I would like to categorically state that we do not share the assessment of the US,” said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua in a news briefing. “Pakistan should not be held accountable for the failings of coalition strategy in Afghanistan,” she added.
ISLAMABAD – The Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on Thursday came up with a suggestion to tax all incomes, irrespective of the source of origin, including agriculture and service sector, in the coming budget 2011-12.
Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Sheikh chaired the meeting of the EAC that overviewed the economic situation of the country, including the performance of key sectors of the economy, and also discussed the proposals for the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2011-12.