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Drive against tax defaulters, vehicles running over open letter from January 9

KARACHI: Sindh’s Excise and Taxation department has decided to launch drive against the tax defaulters and the vehicles being run over open letter in the province, ARY News reported on Monday. This was decided in a meeting chaired by Excise and Taxation Minister of Sindh Mukesh Kumar Chawla here today in his office. The road checking campaign will commence from January 9 till January 15, said the minister. “During the drive action will be taken against the tax defaulters and vehicles freely running on open letter…

Anti-encroachment drive continues in various areas of Karachi

KARACHI: Anti-encroachment cell of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has removed several illegal structures from different areas of Karachi on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The KMC, in its latest anti-encroachment drive which started after Supreme Court's orders in the metropolis, has razed several illegal shops and sunshades in Akbar Road and the Madison market. In another, separate action that took place in Federal-B area, an illegally built office that was constructed in a park of the area, was demolished.…

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive, in historic move

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so. The longstanding driving ban was seen internationally as a symbol of the repression of women in the Gulf kingdom and its repeal comes after years of resistance from female activists. The shock announcement, which risks riling religious conservatives, is part of Saudi Arabia's ambitious reform push aimed at adapting to a post-oil era and improving a global reputation battered by its human rights record. "King…