Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from April 21, 2017

BRA, BLA fighters say they were deceived

http://pakobserver.net/434-militants-surrender-balochistan/


April 22, 2017We were deceived, will ‘no longer’ fight for Indians, say key commandersStaff ReporterQuettaAs part of political reconciliation in Balochistan, 434 suspected militants surrendered to the authorities on Friday evening.The suspected militants belonged to various banned organisations, including Baloch Republican Army, Baloch Liberation Army and other groups.
The suspected militants were allegedly involved in attacks on government installations in Quetta, Dera Bugti, Sui and other parts of the province.The ceremony was held in Balochistan Assembly premises and was attended by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Amir Riaz, provincial ministers and other government officials.
The fugitives belong to various districts of Balochistan. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri said, ‘Innocent people have been used and elements instigating …

Over 400 BLA , BRA militants surrender in Balochistan

http://m.timesofindia.com/world/pakistan/over-400-militants-surrender-in-balochistan/articleshow/58308848.cms

Agencies | 3 hours agoBaloch militants carry their weapons as they prepare to surrender to Pakistani security forces in Quetta.QUETTA: As many as 434 militants belonging to different banned outfits have surrendered in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.The militants, who handed over their arms to authorities here on Friday, belong to the Baloch Republican Army (BRA), Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and other separatist groups alleged to have carried out attacks on security installations and personnel in the troubled province.
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz said on the occasion that those wanting to return to normal life were welcome to do so after surrendering."Anyone laying down their arms would be welcomed," he said.
The militants pledged their allegiance to the state of Pakistan at the ceremony, which was also attended by the provincial…

CPEC unacceptable to India: Shivashankar Menon

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/china-pakistan-economic-corridor-unacceptable-to-india-shivshankar-menon-4623185/


China-Pakistan economic corridor unacceptable to India: Shivshankar MenonWritten by Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai |Published On: April 22, 2017 6:42 AmShivshankar Menon, former National Security Adviser (Source: File Photo)THE CHINA-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as it stands today, is not acceptable to India, Shivshankar Menon, a former National Security Adviser to the Government of India, said on Friday. “The sovereignty aspect of the CPEC, as proposed now, is unacceptable to us,” Menon said during a conference on The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): India’s perspectives on China’s ambitious plan. The former diplomat’s statement comes at a time when China has made a fresh attempt at inviting India’s interest in President Xi Jinping’s pet project, the BRI, of which CPEC is a part.On March 4, Chinese diplomat Fu Ying asked India to reconsider its position on the BRI kee…

Dragon, elephant can dance together in Asia: senior Chinese diplomat

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1043641.shtml

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/22 10:33:590The sky and ocean of Asia are big enough for the dragon and elephant (China and India) to dance together, which will bring a true Asian Age, a senior Chinese diplomat said. Delivering a speech titled "'Belt and Road': Sharing Opportunities" Friday, Liu Jinsong, deputy chief of mission of the Chinese Embassy in India, said India is a country with distinctive character and China always respects India's independent diplomatic choices. "China is willing to discuss all problems and possibilities with India on the basis of mutual benefits, " Liu told a seminar organized by India's Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai on the Belt and Road Initiative. "The Belt and Road Initiative will benefit South Asian countries, including India, in the long run," he said. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road were proposed by China in 2…

FBR estimates Rs70bln in revenue losses to exemptions in FY17

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/197728-FBR-estimates-Rs70bln-in-revenue-losses-to-exemptions-in-FY17




CPEC, exports packageKARACHI: Tax authorities have factored in a revenue loss of around Rs70 billion for the current fiscal year of 2016/17 owing to the exemptions awarded to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects as well as under exports package, officials said on Monday.The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has estimated the cost of tax exemption at around Rs30 billion due to incentives given under the exports package.In February, government announced Rs180 billion exports package, which includes rebates, tax exemptions and other duty incentives for exporters to help them arrest exports decline. Similarly, FBR estimated around Rs30 to 40 billion as cost of exemptions on income tax, sales tax and customs duty given to CPEC-related projects.Surprisingly, the cost of exemption has been showing a downward trend over the last four years. It amounted to Rs477.1 billion in 2013/14 as…
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/197728-FBR-estimates-Rs70bln-in-revenue-losses-to-exemptions-in-FY17


CPEC, exports packageKARACHI: Tax authorities have factored in a revenue loss of around Rs70 billion for the current fiscal year of 2016/17 owing to the exemptions awarded to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects as well as under exports package, officials said on Monday.The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has estimated the cost of tax exemption at around Rs30 billion due to incentives given under the exports package.In February, government announced Rs180 billion exports package, which includes rebates, tax exemptions and other duty incentives for exporters to help them arrest exports decline. Similarly, FBR estimated around Rs30 to 40 billion as cost of exemptions on income tax, sales tax and customs duty given to CPEC-related projects.Surprisingly, the cost of exemption has been showing a downward trend over the last four years. It amounted to Rs477.1 billion in 2013/14 as…