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Tax not being deducted on recharging of mobile credit less than Rs 500, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Tuesday that no tax is being deducted on recharging of mobile cards of less than Rs 500. Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mansoor made this statement during the court hearing today. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar asked the attorney general about legislation to do away with surplux tax on mobile cards recharging. In his reply, the AG requested some time for materialization of the legal cover to prevent imposition of taxes on mobile cards.…

US lacks balance in approach towards South Asia: Maleeha Lodhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said United States lacked balance in its approach towards South Asia, which had resulted in some relation breach. “In recent years, we in Pakistan, have felt that the United States lacked balance in its approach toward South Asia, and as a result we lost something in the relationship,” she said while addressing the members of Washington-based think tank, World Affairs Council. She said the lack of balance was best represented by the nuclear…

Media struggles for balance in covering hostile Trump

WASHINGTON: Facing a White House which has been unrelenting in its attacks on the media, news organizations are struggling to find the right balance in covering President Donald Trump's administration. Reporters and media groups are increasingly finding they are part of the story, after Trump's denunciation of "fake news" and his branding of media groups as "the enemy of the people." Most news organizations have promised to fulfill their responsibility to report aggressively, without being vindictive. "The goal is…