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Punjab schools’ summer vacation to begin next month



LAHORE: Schools in Punjab will observe a two-month summer vacation from the beginning of next month, an official notification said Thursday.

The holidays — for private and public schools — will begin on June 1 and continue till July 31, Punjab School Education Department said in the notification.

Similarly, summer vacation in all public and private educational institutions in Sindh will be observed from June 1 to July 31.

Public and private educational institutes in Balochistan’s summerzone districts are observing summer vacation from May 15 to July 31.

Meanwhile, in KP, summer vacation in the summer zone would be observed from June 1 to August 14 and in the winter zone from July 1 to July 31.


Tajir Dost app: traders don’t seem interested in registering




To tax retailers in Pakistan, the Tajir Dost app was released. The sources stated that the government hopes to tax 3.5 million merchants through the app.

Ajmal Baloch, the president of All-Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran, stated that he made reservations with FBR on the SRO within a week.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), according to him, cannot be a “Tajir Dost” because of its unethical actions.

Baloch believed that since electricity bills allow traders to pay a predetermined advance income tax, further taxes are unnecessary.

The trader, according to him, is already paying thirteen different kinds of taxes on the commercial meter. “A trader already pays between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000 in taxes annually, but you are requesting Rs. 1,200 per month in taxes.”

Mr. Ajmal summoned representatives of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to a meeting with the trade associations to talk about the indirect taxes that the merchants are paying.

Additionally, he claimed that FBR officers are charging the traders, the majority of whom are less educated, “monthly charges.”

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Temporary bail for PTI founder increased in three instances




Details reveal that the ATC court considered bail petitions for interim release in three cases including attacks on Shadman Police Station, Askari Tower, and Jinnah House.

In addition to requesting arguments from the attorneys for the upcoming session, the judge instructed that PTI founder Imran Khan be present via video link from Adiala Jail.

It is noteworthy to add that the Punjab government has assigned seven cells in Adiala Jail to the convicted PTI founder Imran Khan, and fourteen security guards have been assigned to guard him. This information was previously communicated to the LHC.

Related: LHC revealed that the PTI founder’s jail security costs Rs1.2 million a month.

“To ensure proper security for Imran Khan, an accommodation of six cells has been made in addition to his cell,” AGP Punjab Khalid Ishaq stated in court.

According to the article, “14 police officers have been assigned to guard Imran Khan at Adiala Jail, whereas one officer is assigned to watch over ten prisoners there.

May 9 events
Following Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and the former prime minister’s detention at the Islamabad High Court (IHC), violent confrontations erupted around the country.

The party activists were upset by their chairman’s detention, so they staged rallies in both big and distant cities. Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Islamabad called in the armed forces to maintain law and order.

During a demonstration, “PTI workers” attacked Army posts and the Corps Commander’s residence in Lahore, commonly known as Jinnah House.

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Shehbaz Sharif, PM, will personally oversee Saudi investment




Thanking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for sending a high-level delegation that will usher in a new era of Saudi investment in Pakistan, trade partnerships, and business ties, the prime minister chaired a meeting to review issues pertaining to the recent high-powered Saudi delegation and Saudi investment in various sectors.

He applauded the efforts of the relevant senior officers, Special Investment Facilitation Council, and federal ministers for turning the Saudi delegation’s visit into a partnership that would benefit both parties.

In order to get the desired results, he asked for the ministries to be capacitated and gave the relevant authorities instructions to hire top-tier professionals to carry out the foreign investment projects.

In order to guarantee that the projects agreed upon with the Saudi delegation are carried out, the prime minister requested the Board of Investment, SIFC, and other ministries to design a system.

He stated that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had friendly relations and that the Kingdom had always helped Pakistan in its time of need.

The Saudi King and Crown Prince were commended by Prime Minister Shehbaz for their strong desire to advance Pakistani-Saudi collaboration and partnerships.

He reaffirmed the determination of his administration to pursue all feasible avenues for the advancement and well-being of the nation.

Following a discussion of potential investments in the domains of mining, agriculture, energy, information technology, and infrastructure development, the meeting was informed of the interest and offer for various projects made by the Saudi delegation.

The inclusion of Pakistan in the global supply and value chains was also discussed by both parties, and Pakistan’s readiness for this role was greatly acknowledged.

The attendees of the meeting saw the arrival of friendly delegations to investigate investment prospects as a positive development and hailed the present administration’s diplomatic achievements.

The prime minister gave orders to all relevant ministries and departments to provide special attention to business-to-business and government-to-government agreements, and to treat the local business community with confidence in this regard.

Federal Ministers Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Jam Kamal Khan, Ahad Khan Cheema, Ataullah Tarar, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Ahsan Iqbal, Salik Hussain Chaudhry, Sardar Awais Khan Leghari, Abdul Aleem Khan, Dr. Musadik Malik, Minister of State Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, members of the National Assembly Bilal Azhar Kayani and Rumina Khursheed Alam, Prime Minister Rana Ehsan Afzal’s coordinator, as well as other pertinent figures, attended the meeting.

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