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By our correspondents
July 01, 2016


School fees excluded from taxable annual income

By our correspondent

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), in the light of the decision of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, will exempt annual tuition fee of the children, which is paid to educational institutions, from taxable amount of the tax payers’ annual income.  It is first time in the history of Pakistan that taxpayers will get this facility and in this regard a new Section 64-AB has been added in Income Tax Ordinance 2001 through Finance Act 2016. According to this new section, tuition fee will be considered deductable allowance or annual legal spending of every taxpayer whose annual income is up to Rs1 million. This facility has been introduced in order to flourish education through Fiscal Law.


Girl set free, abductors arrested in Swabi

By Muhammad Farooq

SWABI: A four-year-old girl, who was abducted from Shahmansoor village early on Thursday, was recovered by the district police latter in the day, said a police official.

Talking to reporters, District Police Officer Javed Iqbal said that Haji Bahadar Khan lodged a first information report (FIR) at Zaida Police Station, saying that his four-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by some identified people.

The police, the official said, were altered across the district while strengthening monitoring of all the routes. He added that DSP Izhar Shah was told to constitute a team immediately and trace the abductors.


Software to deduct tax functional from today

By Hanif Khalid

ISLAMABAD: Updated sales tax deduct software will be functional all through the country from July 1 (today) enabling tax commissioners to have complete data of sales tax, doing away with the chances of tax theft.  It will make it possible to track the remaining 80 percent sales tax of a person registered under the sales tax regime. Vendor’s 20 percent sales tax will be deducted at source.  A person unregistered in the tax regime will pay 100 percent tax and all tax offices will be linked through the upgraded software, which is a result of hard work of FBR and Controller General Accounts.  The software will deduct 10, 20 and 100 percent tax. The vendors not registered with the FBR will have to pay 100 percent tax.


Three killed in Bannu clash

By our correspondent

BANNU: Three persons were killed and another sustained injuries when rivals allegedly opened fire on them in the Domail area on Thursday, official sources said. They said a dispute broke out over the theft of a cow in the limits of Domail Police Station where the accused identified as Atifullah, Amanullah, Umar Daraz and Habibullah allegedly shot dead Najiullah, Abdul Wahab and Noor Khan. One Muhammad Ali sustained serious injuries in the attack.Police on the complaint of the injured Muhammad Ali registered a case against the accused and started an investigation. The bodies were later handed over to the relatives for burial after autopsy.


Iran hands over 296 deportees to Pakistan

QUETTA: Iranian security forces handed over 296 Pakistani nationals to Levies force on Pak-Iran borders in Taftan area of Chaghi district.Levies sources said on Thursday that these Pakistani workers had been arrested from differentparts of Iran by Iranian security forces because they were living their without traveling documents. The Levies sources said that they would be handed over to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation.


Woman sustains serious injuries as ‘husband

attempts to burn her to death’

By our correspondent

MIRPURKHAS: A woman survived an attempt by her husband and his siblings to burn her to death though not without sustaining some serious burn injuries, police said.  The woman, Shiza Rajput, a mother of two, was taken to the Civil Hospital, which referred her to a hospital in Hyderabad due to her precarious condition.  According to police, the incident happened in Noor Shah Colony, where after a quarrel, Humayoon Rajput got enraged and allegedly with the help of his siblings sprinkled kerosene on her wife and set her on fire.  The injured woman has recorded her statement with the police.  Later, she told the media that her husband, along with his brother and sister, first tortured her and then set her on fire.


Five prisoners released

By our correspondent

VEHARI: District and Sessions Judge Ghaffar Jalil Thursday released five prisoners who were involved in petty crimes.The judge inspected various sections of the jail and issued necessary orders.

CTD foils plan to kill 100 in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of police arrested six suspects who were planning to kill 100 citizens in Karachi during the holy month of Ramazan. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Naved Khawaja on Thursday told reporters that the suspects were accused of target killing and illegal possession of weapons. He claimed that the suspects were planning to kill 100 citizens in the port city. Karachi, a city of 20 million and Pakistan’s economic hub, is frequently hit by religious political and ethnic violence. Paramilitary forces began a sweeping crackdown on militants in the city in 2013 which has led to a substantial drop in overall levels of violence.


Nine Indians, Pakistanis die in Kuwait fire

KUWAIT CITY: Nine Asian workers were killed and 12 others were injured in a fire Thursday at an old building used to house expat labourers in Kuwait City, the health ministry said. The ministry, quoted by state news agency KUNA, said all the victims were Indians or Pakistanis. At least five of the injured were in critical condition. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Last week, a blaze at the Gulf state´s central jail killed one inmate and wounded 56 other people, including a fireman. Expatriate workers, mostly from the Indian subcontinent, make up around 70 per cent of oil-rich Kuwait´s 4.3-million population.