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Almost 5 million Chinese will find work in Pakistan by 2025

Almost 5 million Chinese will find work in Pakistan by 2025

Officials predicted that by 2025, nearly 5 million Chinese nationals will be working in Pakistan, a sign of China’s expanding dominance in the country.

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During an interview with the relevant official, a senior Pakistani public health expert said that the only way to meet the health needs of these workers is to improve collaboration between Pakistani and Chinese medical universities, research institutes, and biotechnological firms through the China Pakistan Health Corridor (CPHC).

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Following the observers believe this is an attempt by Beijing to enlarge its footprint in Pakistan.

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Coca-Cola and the CDA to construct Pakistan’s first plastic road in Islamabad

Coca-Cola and the CDA to construct Pakistan’s first plastic road in Islamabad

Coca-Cola Pakistan has collaborated with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and TeamUp / National Incubation Center (NIC) to create a World without Waste.

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This massive undertaking entails establishing the concept of re-carpeting national highways with plastic garbage on a local level.

For the time being, the concept will be applied to a one-kilometer route in Islamabad’s capital. This collaboration was formalized with an MOU signing ceremony at the TeamUp / NIC offices in Islamabad.

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On behalf of the civic agency, Rana Shakeel Asghar, Member Finance & Environment CDA, signed the MoU. In a panel discussion that followed the signing, environmental specialists and government officials discussed and disputed the proposal.

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Government plans to build new Gawadar airport for CPEC projects development at Rs. 51.3 billion

Government plans to build new Gawadar airport for CPEC projects development at Rs. 51.3 billion

The Government adopted the New Gwadar International Airport project at an increase of Rs 51.3 billion, representing a 138% rise in building prices over the next five years as progress on a significant Chinese-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) programme is proceeding slowly.

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The CDWP decided to modify the project costs upwards. This decision was taken. The CDWP meeting was headed by Deputy Chairman Jehanzeb Khan.

The body shall examine and approve development schemes and report to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council mega-projects for final ratification (Ecnec).

The Aviation Division has filed the project’s second updated PC-1 to revise the scope and cost of the ASF camp and CAA residential building to be funded and executed by the Pakistan side, it noted.

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The Public Sector Development Program will expend Rs 18.1 billion out of the Rs 51.3 billion while China would make available the balance Rs 33.8 billion. The Chinese grant for the project amounts to 1.52 billion yuan or Rs 34 billion. Oman also donated a project subsidy of $17.5 million.

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KP government to specify part of uplift schemes for plantation

KP government to specify part of uplift schemes for plantation

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to allocate specific portion of all development schemes in the province for plantation and horticulture purposes.

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The planning and development department issued a notification declaring that the executing agency should ensure that that the funds are allocated at an initial stage in order to ensure that horticulture works are completed within the project cycle.

It added that horticulture work would be carried out in such a manner that the same should not be damaged during the execution phase of the project, while the plantation should be seasonally resistant and environment friendly so that sustainability features of the same was intact in the best public interest.

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The last government (2013-18) had launched the Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Programme, which was highly appreciated globally due to increasing green cover of the province.

The programme has been replicated by the current federal government under the 10 Billion Tree Tsunmi Afforestation Programme during its tenure in the entire country.

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No extension in income tax return last date: FBR

No extension in income tax return last date: FBR

Islamabad: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) clarified that the board is not considering extending the deadline for submitting tax returns, news sources reported. 

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The last date for filing tax returns will be September 30, as proposed earlier. According to the details, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has denied rumors in several publications that the deadline for filing income tax returns had been extended.

According to the apex tax authority’s spokesperson, the FBR headquarters is not considering any suggestion in this respect.

The authority confirmed that they have begun a nationwide integrated advertising campaign for return submissions that would run until September 30. A full-fledged awareness campaign on electronic, print and social media is underway which is proving to be effective and encouraging.

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The results are coming out and people are submitting their annual income tax returns in large volumes. They have appealed to the taxpayers to file their annual income tax returns before the deadline of September 30, 2021.

The official board sources have said that to clarify any confusion, people can call the FBR Helpline at 111-772-772 for any guidance, or contact the nearest income tax office.

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