Tag: Delay

PR employees protest delay in salaries

LAHORE - Employees of Pakistan Railways (PR) on Wednesday protested against the failure of PR to pay their salaries in three consecutive months, inflation and the cutting of traveling allowance.
Dozens of workers from loco shops, power house and steel shop under the Railway Workers Union leadership staged a demonstration outside Divisional Superintendent (DS) workshops office, threatening to extend the protest if their demands were not taken seriously.
"The ministry is

Reformed GST delay adds to strain on IMF deal

KARACHI - The country's fiscal deficit may exceed seven percent of economic output, endangering its standing with international donors, due to a delay in implementing a reformed general sales tax (GST), analysts said on Monday.
The reformed GST, which is supposed to replace the current GST, was originally scheduled for implementation in July but has been delayed several times since then. Even its latest implementation date, January 1, seems unlikely now. The delays will squeeze

Iraqi PM to name cabinet, delay security posts

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will himself take charge of Iraq's security as ministers heading the army and police will not yet be named when he unveils his cabinet on Monday, sources said on Sunday.
The naming of the government, which must be considered by parliament and approved by Saturday, is the final step in ending the protracted political impasse that has persisted since inconclusive elections on March 7. It also comes with a year to go before US troops must

Spider-Man musical hits delay

Broadway's troubled Spider-Man musical is facing yet another delay as producers scramble to re-write the script and add new music ahead of the 2011 opening, according to a US report.
'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' was initially scheduled to begin previews nearly a year ago in January 2010, but the launch has been pushed back numerous times as theatre bosses battled to get the curtain up amid rising costs and rigorous safety checks for the show's aerial stunts.

IMF likely to delay next Pakistan loan tranche

KARACHI: Pakistan's slow implementation of key reforms may again delay the release of the sixth tranche of an $11 billion International Monetary Fund loan, a source involved with the IMF talks said on Wednesday.
An IMF mission came to Pakistan last month to review the country's performance and was due to present the country's case to its board in mid-December. Pakistan was hoping to secure the sixth tranche then. The seven-tranche programme has kept Pakistan's economy afloat

QICT’s new terminal to be opened after a delay of 2...

KARACHI: Inauguration of the second terminal of Qasim International Containers Terminal (QICT) is planned for next month after a delay of over 800 days. This impediment has caused a loss of Rs 30 million to Port Qasim Authority; however the authority is ignorant of the fact and will not hold the QICT for accountability.
The agreement of the said terminal was signed on August 14, 2006 and completion was expected on August 14, 2008. However, it has been delayed by around 27

Crushing delay – Farmers in a bind

LAHORE: The late crushing of sugarcane is wreaking havoc on local sugar prices while the farmers are left in a bind; they are already facing massive impediments in the sowing of wheat, sunflower and corn, market sources indicated to Pakistan Today.
They believe that sugar millers are continuously probing and searching for ways to delay sugar crushing every year. Delay yields multifaceted benefits for sugar millers. Last year, the millers cried foul over a supposed crackdown and

Delay in crushing, sugar sale by TCP escalating prices

KARACHI: Delay in start of the sugarcane crushing season and hold up by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to sell sugar stocks have led to the unprecedented rise in the commodity's retail price across the country.
Sugar mills in Sindh were supposed to start crushing season in October, while those in Punjab were to begin it in November. The TCP also did not off-load the 400,000 tonnes of sugar in time, providing an opportunity to market forces to exploit consumers and

Hydrogen leak forces new delay to Discovery launch

CAPE CANAVERAL: A hydrogen leak in the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery forced NASA to delay its final mission to the International Space Station Friday for the fifth time.
"The next possible launch attempt will be, at this point, not earlier than Monday," said spokesman Allard Beutel, who earlier announced a minimum 48-hour postponement.
Mission managers planned to meet later in the day to make a decision on the timing of the next launch attempt, the US

Shell exasperated over delay in Rs 5 billion payment

The international oil giant, Shell Pakistan is irked over continuous delays in payment of over five billion rupees by the government of Pakistan on account of price differential claims, sales tax and petroleum development levy refunds.
In addition, the petroleum company is also negotiating with relevant fiscal authorities in Islamabad to reconsider doubling of minimum tax on turnover to one percent.
"The company is suffering an immense burden due to the doubling

Police constables protest against salary delay

CCPO spokesman denies protest at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh
700 lower cadre police officials' salaries were delayed
More than 100 constables and lower cadre officials from the Lahore Police protested inside Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Tuesday against senior officials for delaying their salaries, said sources from the Lahore Police Operations Wing. However Rai Nazar, the capital city police officer's (CCPO) spokesman denied any such protest.