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Pakistan, UK sign prisoner transfer deal

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom and Pakistan signed a prisoner transfer treaty here on Thursday, ARY News reported. Pakistan's Secretary for Interior Maj (retd) Azam Suleman Khan and British High Commissioner in Islamabad Thomas Drew signed the United Kingdom-Pakistan Prisoner Transfer Agreement in Islamabad. The prisoners' transfer deal between the two countries was in principle approved during recent Pakistan visit of British Home Secretary Sajid Javid updating a previous treaty between the two countries. The…

Tax notices to be sent to Pakistani nationals owning properties in UK- FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is geared up to send tax notification to almost 700 people owning properties in UK, and failed to proclaimed their assets under tax amnesty scheme 2018 . Also these property rents plays vital role in their income. According to sources, FBR has acknowledged the data from their associated entity in the United Kingdom (UK), consisting minutiae along with complete address and contact details of Pakistani nationals owning properties in UK and earning rental income. These details…

FBR seeks details of immovable properties in UK owned by Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has declared on Monday that they have acquired the detailed information of the properties in possession of Pakistan's nationals in the United Kingdom (UK), with the association of Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UK Tax Authorities. According to sources, it is stated that the information obtained, will be scrutinized in depth by the board officials, as FBR has expected about Rs200 to Rs300 billion to be collected on behalf of tax amnesty scheme.…

Welcome to Horse Spa where Ponies are treated to face masks, blow dries and massages

DEVON: Emma Massingale in Holsworth, North Devon has set up a spa for ponies in her back garden. The 35-year-old professional horse trainer decided to treat her animals after the recent heatwave left them feeling hot and bothered. Albert and Ernie were treated to a mud mask and clay mask (complete with cooling cucumbers for their eyes), as well as a curl and set blow dry, a hot stone massage and a refreshing dip in the hot tub. They even had their hooves painted with special animal-friendly clear varnish. ‘The…

Pakistan Army cadet receives prestigious medal at UK Military Academy

LONDON: Pakistan Army cadet Sheroz Shahid has secured the prestigious international medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) UK. “The award is given for high performance in education, training and physical fitness fields displayed during the training period,” said military's public affairs wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement. According to the statement, “The medal was awarded by Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff of British Army who was the reviewing officer of the…

First Pakistani-origin woman appointed high Sheriff of Greater Manchester

MANCHESTER: Pakistani-origin Dr. Robina Shah has been named as the next high sheriff of Greater Manchester, United Kingdom after approval of Queen Elizabeth II. Robina is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester. The senior lecturer's name was ‘personally’ marked by Queen Elizabeth II from a parchment called the Lites which is presented to her each year with names of those recommended to become high sheriffs for the coming year. “I am truly honored and…

This ride at UK park uses riders screams to charge smartphones

With collaboration of researchers from Queen Mary University London and the engineering team at city's Thorpe Park Resort, a new ride named Walking Dead has been installed at the park that can power the smartphones of its riders by screaming loudly through newly installed devices. All of the Walking Dead's carriages have been fitted with the harvesting devices, which not only suck up the energy of screams but that from g-force and vibrations, too. The technology took three months to implement, from design to installation.…

Global travel likely to decrease in 2018: report

The global travel and tourism sector is about to witness a visible slowdown in 2018 after experiencing the best outcome last year. According to the 2018 Global Economic Impact and Issues report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, rising oil prices and stricter policies in America, the United Kingdom, and China will result in the downfall of the average growth of the travel and tourism sector by 4 percent in 2018 compared to 4.6 percent in 2017. "As one of the world's largest economic sectors, travel and…

Blogger fakes a trip to Disneyland and dupes her 200,000 Instagram followers – Here’s why

It's true that you can never blindly bank on anything circulating on the social media. To prove this notion, a travel blogger from the United Kingdom duped her almost 200,000 followers on Instagram by faking a whole trip to Disneyland. In her blog, Carolyn Stritch decided to experiment and faked her whole birthday trip to Disneyland on Instagram she posted this photo of herself posing in front of the sleeping beauty castle with not a single person captured in the shot and people believed it! I've…

UK PM Theresa May strikes deal to get support for her government

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government by agreeing to extra funding for Northern Ireland in return for the support of the province's biggest Protestant party. After over two weeks of talks and turmoil sparked by May's failure to win a majority in a June 8 snap election, she now has the parliamentary numbers to pass a budget and a better chance of passing laws to take Britain out of the European Union. May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster…