Posts From Zubair Ahmed

Government ponders using armed drones to ensure CPEC safety

The government of Pakistan is thinking about using armed drones to ensure the security of China-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC). According to the reports, usage of drones will help in safeguarding CPEC from any potential threat. The viewpoint of the government is that unmanned (remote controlled) aircrafts will be used to secure different routes. According to the official of the government, the aircrafts will also be utilized in protect railway tracks

Pakistan becomes No. 1 test team for the second time since 1988

Ladies and Gentlemen! Please stand up and applaud Pakistan Cricket team on becoming the No. 1 test team in the world. They have achieved this feat under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq. This is the 2nd time in the history of Pakistan test cricket that they have achieved No. 1 position in test cricket since 1988. Pakistan Cricket team was hated by the fans in 2010 all across the world for

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

Protestors stage anti-India rally in Balochistan

Four days ago on India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a statement on Balochistan during his speech. As a result, protestors staged anti-India rallies across Balochistan under the control of Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri. The minister also blamed India of fueling terrorism in the unstable region. In addition, he also stated that the protest indicates that the people of Balochistan did not like whatever Indian PM said about

Domestic tourists bring massive boost for PTDC Motels during summer

Motels in Murree and other northern areas of Pakistan are in massive demand from the start of the summer. Subsequently, PTDC Motels are earning huge profits since the start of the summer season this year. The summer and winter seasons attract a lot of visitors in the northern parts of Pakistan. This time it is no different as the Motels are booked by tourists. There has been an enormous rise

An upsurge of 25% is observed in tourists during current season: PTDC

According to an official of PTDC, more than one million tourists visited northern areas this year. The tourists, included both domestic and foreign nationals, visited the northern parts of Pakistan during the current season. The primary reason of the upsurge in the adventure tourism is improved security state in that area. Manager Policy and Promotion of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Mukhtar Ali stated: “The ratio of tourists increased by

FBR announces fair market values for DHA and other societies of Lahore

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday announced property prices for 16 major cities of Pakistan including Lahore. However, they have recently published fair market values for DHA Lahore and various other societies in the city. In the case of residential plot, the fair market price is 30 to 35% more than the previous DC value. As far as prices of commercial plots are concerned, the market price is

85 billion rupees invested in Dubai realty market by Pakistanis in last 6 months

Pakistanis have invested around 3 billion dirhams (PKR 85 billion) in Dubai realty market in last 6 months. According to the report based on Dubai land department that appeared in UAE media, Pakistanis are just behind Indians and Britons. India has invested a whopping amount of 7 billion dirhams while Britons made an investment of colossal 4 billion dirhams. On the other hand, Pakistan is No. 3 on the list

Chinese to learn Balochi, Baloch people to learn Chinese at NUML in Gwadar

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will teach Balochi language to Chinese and Chinese language to the people of Balochistan. The university will set up a campus in Gwadar primarily to enable the local community of the region to contribute effectively in trade and economic activities that are likely to be generated after the completion of Gwadar port and the Chine-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC). These projects are implemented along with

Former Olympian Muhammed Ashiq drives rickshaw for living in Lahore

81-year old Muhammed Ashiq is a former Olympian who started his sporting career as a boxer. His wife complained about his injuries later and as a result he switched to cycling in the 1950s. Although he did not win any medal for Pakistan, he was still hailed as a national hero. He also represented Pakistan in Rome and Tokyo in 1960 and 1964 respectively. A sorry tale of Muhammed Ashiq