Tag: Withdrawal

Used clothes importers demand sales tax withdrawal

KARACHI - Importers of used clothes, on Tuesday, demanded withdrawal of the recently imposed sales tax which, they said, had taken even the secondhand clothes beyond reach of the poor. "We wish to draw attention of our government to withdraw sales tax, on this item, by issuance of a fresh SRO," Pakistan Secondhand Clothing Merchant Association (PSCMA) President Salim Vakani told a briefing at Karachi Press Club.
He said the used clothes were presently being imported into the

‘Taseer family should ask PPP about blasphemy bill withdrawal’

LAHORE - Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's family should ask the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) for what reasons the blasphemy law amendment bill submitted by MNA Sherry Rehman was withdrawn, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday. He was talking to journalists outside the Punjab Assembly (PA). He said that the Taseer family should ask the PPP that if it had to withdraw the bill why did it pump the governor to raise the party viewpoint on the blasphemy laws. "I appeal

Government mulling withdrawal of petroleum prices increase

ISLAMABAD - In a last ditch effort to appease the protesting opposition and handle the politically-charged environment, the government is considering withdrawal of the increase in petroleum prices.
An informed source confided to Pakistan Today that the finance minister would brief Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani today (Tuesday) about the possibility of withdrawing the increase in petroleum prices. The source added that the decision would cost a loss of Rs 4 to 5 billion if the

Taliban say Holbrooke’s death should prompt troop withdrawal

KANDAHAR: The Taliban hoped on Tuesday that the death of Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, would prompt the withdrawal of American troops. Holbrooke's death in Washington after suffering a torn aorta "could have a didactic effect on the American strategists, teaching them many things to learn", a spokesman for the Afghan insurgents said in a statement emailed to AFP.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on the American powers that be to