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Sindh govt pursues progressive tax policy, maintains lowest tax rate: CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said the Sindh government pursued a progressive tax policy with low tax rate as its cardinal component. Consequently, no new tax was levied in the budget 2017-18, announced on June 5, 2017, maintaining the standard rate at 13 percent, the lowest in any tax domain in the country, he said while talking to Chairman Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) Khalid Mahmood who presented him SRB annual report-2016-17 here at the CM House. The chief minister said the revenue…

Approval of President Trump drops to lowest since inauguration: Ipsos poll

NEW YORK: Public approval of President Donald Trump has dropped to its lowest level since his inauguration, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, after Trump was accused of mishandling classified information and meddling with an FBI investigation. The May 14-18 opinion poll found that 38 percent of adults approved of Trump while 56 percent disapproved. The remaining 6 percent had "mixed feelings." Americans appear to have soured on Trump after a tumultuous week in the White House during which the…

KP sees record decline in terrorism

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has witnessed lowest number of terrorism incidents in 2016 as compared to last six years, a report has revealed. During 2016, 238 incidents of terrorism took place, while 610 terrorism incidents were reported in 2014 and 297 in 2015. 181 people lost their lives in terror incidents in 2016. These incidents included attack on Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Nadra office and Kacheri in Mardan and attack on FC convoy in Peshawar. Police personnel showed extreme bravery by obstructing the…