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Indonesia trade expo opens with huge participation of Pak businessmen

ANSAR M BHATTI

Jakarta

Indonesia’s annual (34th) mega trade and investment expo Trade Expo Indonesia 2019 (TEI) opened here with huge participation of businessmen from Pakistan and attracting the buyers and tourists not only from within the country but also from across the world thus generating new possibilities of growth and promotion of Indonesian products in the world markets.Ambassador of Indonesia Iwan S Amri welcomed the Pakistani delegation in Indonesia. FAHAD Waheed from Islamabad received prestigious  award of outstanding businessman from Pakistan and for promoting Pakistan-Indonesia business relations. Ambassador Amri later at a dinner hosted for Pak delegation handed over award to Fahad.

Simplifying tax regime can help achieve fiscal sustainability, Experts

ISLAMABAD, OCT 16 (DNA) – Experts on Wednesday called upon the government to simplifying the tax regime through reducing tax compliance cost with the help of digitisation of tax authority processes and enhance capacity and skills of human resource to help achieve much needed fiscal sustainability.Experts said this during a policy symposium on “Agenda for Tax Reforms in Pakistan” organized by the Sustainable development Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with Adam Smith International here at Islamabad.Director General, International Taxes, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed said raising tax revenue still remained the major challenge for FBR, where despite broadening of tax base, there was no significant contribution to the total revenues.

Korean artists gave enchanting performances at RAC

RAWALPINDI, OCT 16 (DNA) – Artists from Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Korea gave a wonderful performance at Korean Cultural Festival and mesmerized the people of twin cities on Monday late night.The festival was arranged under auspices of Embassy of Republic of Korea in collaboration Rawalpindi Arts Council.State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul graced the occasion as chief guest flanked by His Excellency Kwak Sung Kyu, Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Saman Rai, Executive Director Punjab Council of the Arts, Lee Tae-Geun, Director of  Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, Korea,  Naheed Manzoor, Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Deputy Director General Anti Narcotics Force, Riaz Soomro and Abrar Alam, Director Operation.

PPP behind JUI-F’s anti govt drive: PTI legislator

KARACHI, OCT 15 (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) parliamentary party leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh here Tuesday said that the PPP is behind the Azadi march of Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman but nobody would be allowed to create crisis and anarchy in the country.Talking to media outside Sindh assembly, he said that Junior Zardari is talking about a protest campaign.He said the party of Junior Zardari in so incompetent that it has failed to catch even a single rabid dog in Sindh and it seeks help of rangers. He said in Sindh 135000 people were bitten by dogs but they were not given vaccine.

Uzbek ambassador holds briefing on upcoming parliamentary elections

TASHKENT, OCT 15 (DNA) – Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidikov held a media briefing on Tuesday regarding upcoming parliamentary elections being held on December 22.Five officially registered political parties, the National Revival Party, the People’s Democratic Party, the Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, the Social Democratic Party Adolat and the Ecological Party will compete for 150 seats in the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan (the lower house of the parliament.

WEF lauds NAB for anti-corruption efforts

ISLAMABAD, OCT 15 (DNA) – The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 of the World Economic Forum  lauded NAB’s efforts to aware people about the ill affects of corruption in order to make Pakistan corruption free under corruption Contribution to Pakistan’s Competitiveness in 2019 as compared to last year.This was said by Amir Jahangir, Chief Executive Officer of Mishal Pakistan, Country Partner Institute of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Economic Progress System Initiative.Mr. Amir Jahangir while presenting the official copy of the Global Competitive Report of World Economic Forum to Honorable Mr. Justice Javed  Iqbal, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at NAB Headquarters in Islamabad today.

PM Imran leaves for Riyadh today to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will leave for Riyadh today (Tuesday) to take Saudi leadership into confidence over talks with Iran in a bid to defuse escalating gulf tensions.According to sources, the premier will hold key meetings with Saudi leadership to devise solutions for reducing crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran.Earlier during press conference in Tehran, PM Imran warned, “Any conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia would cause poverty in the world.””Pakistan suffered 70,000 casualties in the last 15 years in the war on terror, Afghanistan is still suffering, there is terrible devastation in Syria — we don’t want another conflict in this part of the world,” he asserted.