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Govt increased import duties to depress imports: Senate informed

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that the government had increased import duties to cut imports. Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Textile Abdul Razzaq Dawood told the house during question hour that import substitution policy had also been launched in order to increase domestic production and exports. He said duties on raw material would be reduced to support and strengthen the manufacturing sector. Razzaq Dawood said oil import substitution was a long term policy. He said refining capacity of…

Sindh police to get perks equal to that of Punjab police

KARACHI: Inspector General of Sindh Police, Amjid Jawaid Saleemi, says that Sindh police will be given perks and facilities equal to that of Punjab police. The decision in this regard was taken in police’s benevolent welfare fund board meeting at the Central Police Office. It has also been decided that the grant for marriage of police officers’ children would be increased from Rs10,000 to Rs50,000, and a family would be allowed to receive up to Rs100,000 under this scheme. Similarly, the retirement allowance will…