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Port Qasim makes record revenue collection in six months

KARACHI: Collectorate of Customs Port Qasim has witnessed record revenue collection in six months, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Port Qasim sources said within the last six months 89 billion rupees customs duty has been submitted to the public exchequer, which is more than 25 percent of the revenue earned in 2017. This earning is big chunk of the Federal Board of Revenue's taxation, they added. Port Qasim's sales tax revenue also saw seven percent spike in comparison to the last year's earning. Earlier, Port Qasim…

Sri Lanka jails extremist Buddhist monk

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed for six months a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims after finding him guilty of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist, in a case seen as a test of the independence of the judiciary. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, the secretary general of the hardline Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or “Buddhist Power Force”, was found guilty of having threatened the woman, Sandhya Eknaligoda. “I have done my duty towards the country,” Gnanasara told reporters as he boarded…

Indian violations at working boundary, LoC claimed 40 lives in six months: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said at least 40 civilians have died and 138 others injured in Indian ceasefire violations at the working boundary and Line of Control (LoC) since July 2016, ARY News reported. “India has carried out ceasefire violations at the working boundary and LoC for 330 times between July and December last year – including 290 violations at the LoC and 40 at the working boundary,” he said while addressing the Senate in Islamabad. He also admitted that the frequency of the…