FBR to launch Tajir Dost Scheme

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is gearing up to launch its Tajir Dost Scheme, aiming to bring five major categories of traders into the tax net. This initiative will target wholesalers, dealers, retailers, furniture and decoration showrooms, jewelers, cosmetics stores, grocery, medical and hardware stores, meat shops, vegetables and fruits outlets, motor vehicle showrooms, […]Read More

Analyzing social media using AI identify signs of depression in

A recent study suggests that analyzing social media using artificial intelligence (AI) may identify signs of depression in white Americans but not in their Black counterparts. This finding underscores the importance of considering diverse racial and ethnic groups when training AI models for healthcare tasks. The study, published in PNAS, found that an AI model […]Read More

YouTube is introducing a new feature called Members Only Shorts

YouTube is introducing a new feature called Members Only Shorts, allowing creators to share exclusive content with their premium subscribers. This move aims to entice users to sign up for paid memberships, offering access to additional content and special perks. YouTube is launching a new version of Shorts for members who can share exclusive Shorts […]Read More

Islamabad set to increase petrol prices by Rs10/litre, effective April

Islamabad is set to increase petrol prices by up to Rs10/litre, effective April 1, 2024, posing potential inflationary challenges for citizens. This hike is attributed to a rise in the premium from $12.15/barrel to $13.507/barrel, indicating a $1.45/barrel increment. If fully passed on to consumers before Eidul Azha, petrol prices could surpass high-speed diesel, jumping […]Read More

PPP in Punjab has hinted at a shift into the

The PPP in Punjab has hinted at a shift in its stance by considering accepting portfolios in the provincial cabinet after Eidul Fitr. This move suggests a potential entry into the federal cabinet as well. Ali Haider Gilani, the PPP parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly, indicated that his party is likely to join the […]Read More

PM expresses interest in strengthening cooperation with Russia

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, during his meeting with Moscow’s envoy, expressed Pakistan’s interest in strengthening cooperation with Russia. He highlighted key areas like energy, trade, and investment. Shehbaz emphasized the need for an early session of the Inter-governmental Commission (IGC) and urged Russia to send a delegation to Pakistan for discussions on enhancing trade and […]Read More

Government Mulls Retired Judges for Inquiry into IHC Judges’ Claims

The federal government is actively considering options among retired judges to lead a one-man inquiry commission tasked with investigating claims made by six judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) regarding interference from the country’s intelligence apparatus in judicial affairs. According to a senior government official, former chief justices Nasirul Mulk and Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, […]Read More

Ali Nasir Rizvi Appointed New IG Police Islamabad

In Islamabad, the government appointed Ali Nasir Rizvi as the new IG of Police (IGP) for Islamabad, replacing Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan. Dr. Khan has been directed to report to the Establishment Division. Rizvi brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served in various key positions including SSP Operations, DPO Kasur, and […]Read More

PM Shehbaz Sharif Urges Joint Efforts Against Challenges

In Islamabad, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged for joint efforts to combat smuggling, power theft, and revenue evasion, emphasizing the importance of these measures in steering the country towards economic stability. During a meeting on anti-smuggling, the prime minister emphasized, “We must undertake this major surgery collectively for the benefit of Pakistan and its 250 […]Read More

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari elected MNA unopposed

In Islamabad, Aseefa Bhutto, a leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and daughter of party co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari, secured an uncontested victory as a member of the National Assembly (MNA) after three opponents withdrew their nomination papers. Aseefa Bhutto won the National Assembly seat in Shaheed Benazirabad, NA-207, which became vacant […]Read More