FBR levies 5% advance tax on weddings, concerts and other functions

On Friday, the Federal Broad of Revenue (FBR) imposed 5% advance tax on different functions including wedding and concert. The tax has been levied under Section 236D of the Income Tax Ordinance 2001. The notification of FBR stated: “Every prescribed person shall collect advance tax at the rate of 5% on the total amount of the bill” It is pertinent to mention that the tax will be applicable on bills

Pakistani Wedding Season – Its Here!

The craze has begun people! No, not the “azaadi” craze or the “inqalaab” craze. Those are just passing fads. This is a craze to surpass all crazes! It’s the Pakistani Wedding Craze!! Every Pappu, Raju and Munni knows that the wedding season in Pakistan begins by the mid of October and continues till mid-March. In these 5 months you won’t find a hall or lawn empty i.e. unless you have

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s First Oscar Win for Pakistan is not Good for Some Skeptics

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy created a stir when she got nominated in the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 84th Academy Awards for her film Saving Face, which she co-directed with an American filmmaker Daniel Junge. It was an honour in itself to be considered worthy of competing. Not only are the Oscars the highest honour in filmmaking in America, but considered to be so around the world too. Straight after her win, congratulatory

Ali Zafar’s Filmfare Performance Edited Out of the TV Broadcast: Is India Hesitant to Highlight Pakistani Talent?

Recently, the 57th Idea Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai’s Reliance MediaWorks Studios on January 29, 2012, Sunday, where all of Bollywood’s glamour and glitterati were present to receive and give praise to each other’s work of the past whole year. Invited to the ceremony were major celebrities as it is considered to be the ‘mother of all awards’ in the Indian film industry. To make an impact a lot