By Hamza Junaid Published: May 5, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistan’s naturally exotic locations are among the best you will ever experience in your lifetime. They say that desperate times call for desperate measures. Pakistan is in an economic crunch at the moment, and with limited options available to bail itself out, the tourism industry could be the much needed light at the end of the tunnel. The recent surge in travel bloggers visiting Pakistan on sponsored trips shows the eagerness of the current government to refurbish Pakistan’s international image. However, this begs the question, does the government have any concrete plans to support the tourism sector beyond just charging a drone and flying it over the mountains? Like any other industry in the world, tourism brings its own set of challenges. When you invite the world with open arms to come explore Pakistan, the basic assumption is that you are ready for a cross-cultural influx to take place. … [Read more...] about Pakistan is not ready for a tourist influx
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By Abdul Basit Sayeed Published: April 20, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The Pakistan World Cup squad with Prime Minister Imran Khan on April 19, 2019 at Bani Gala. PHOTO: EXPRESS April has been the month of squad announcements, as the 2019 Cricket World Cup is now merely a month away. Almost all the participating teams have shown their trump cards. Our very own Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq recently revealed the 15-member squad alongside the two reserve players who will be touring England next month and representing the best of Pakistan cricket. Speculations regarding the final 15 had been ongoing for quite a while, and while it all came to end recently, it did not go entirely as everyone expected. BREAKING: Pakistan have announced their #CWC19 squad. 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/NBlvAc2vbo— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 18, 2019 Most of the squad is as expected, with Sarfraz Ahmed at the helm, and seems to cover most bases by being fairly … [Read more...] about #CWC2019: 4 shockers from an uncertain World Cup squad
By Shakir Lakhani Published: March 12, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email If the government really wishes to increase tax revenue, all it has to do is give a deadline to these businesses. PHOTO: FILE I suppose we should have expected it, given the number of U-turns the government has already taken. Finance Minister Asad Umar reversed a good tax-collecting measure introduced by the previous government, a measure that would have brought many tax criminals into the net. Instead, bowing to the pressure from the powerful auto industry, he has allowed non-filers to buy vehicles of all sizes. Non-filers, it should be noted, do not pay income tax nor do they file tax returns. By law, they should be punished. Instead, they are allowed to pay just 0.6% tax on the amount they spend to buy property or vehicles, or when they withdraw more than Rs50,000 from banks. The good minister should have increased the tax to at least 1% to be levied on all transactions, as well as reducing the … [Read more...] about Mother of all U-turns: Why is PTI protecting tax evaders instead of punishing them?