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Bakhtawar’s groom drop latest pictures of Barat ceremony

Karachi: Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the eldest daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari and slain Benazir Bhutto, tied the knot with Dubai-based businessman Mahmood Chaudhry on Friday.

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had shared the first images of his sister’s nikkah ceremony yesterday but now Chaudhry has shared more, giving more sneak and peak into the event.

 
 
 
 
 
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Nearly 150 people including family members of the groom and bride attended the close ceremony held at the Bilawal House in Karachi.

The reception ceremony is being held in Karachi today where 300 people including key politicians, military officials and others have been invited.

The PPP chairman in a message on the event said,: “Happiest moment in many years to see my sister @BakhtawarBZ getting married. Felt like our mother was watching over us in this moment of joy. Wishing them both all the best of for their new life together . Masha'Allah!”

Festivities for the wedding kicked off earlier this week with a Milad ceremony, which was organized on January 24.

Bakhtawar's henna (Mehndi) function was held Wednesday night and it was attended by the close relatives of both sides.

She had also shared a video on Instagram, showing the mehndi design on her hands.

In November, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari exchanged the rings with Mahmood Choudhry as country’s prominent persons, including politicians, business tycoons, and lawyers attended the functions.Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday shared first images of nikkah ceremony of his sister Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari.

The Nikkah ceremony of former President Asif Ali Zardari’s eldest daughter and Mahmood Chaudry, the son of a business tycoon was held at Bilawal House today.

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Participants of National Security and War Course visit Naval Headquarters, Islamabad

"Participants of the National Security and War Course were briefed on the role of Pakistan Navy in the development of maritime defense and maritime sector"

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Participants of National Security and War Course visit Naval Headquarters, Islamabad

Islamabad: Participants of National Security and War Course visited Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on Wednesday.

According to Pakistan Navy spokesman, participants included officers from all three armed forces.

He said that participants of the National Security and War Course were briefed on the role of Pakistan Navy in the development of maritime defense and maritime sector.

Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi also addressed the participants of the course.

The course participants appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Navy in maritime peace and stability.

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PRA collects Rs168 bln in FY22, surpasses revised target of Rs165.5 bln

According to the spokesperson, the authority become the first provincial revenue collecting agency in the country to cross the psychological barrier of Rs150 billion

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PRA collects Rs168 bln in FY22, surpasses revised target of Rs165.5 bln

Lahore: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has surpassed the upward revised target of Rs165.5 billion for the financial year 2021-22.

According to provisional collection figures up to June 28, 2022, the PRA collection stands at Rs168 billion, which is 108 per cent of the set target of Rs155.9 billion and 101.5pc of the revised target.

According to the PRA spokesperson, the authority expects substantial revenue in the last two days of the financial year and is hoping to end the year close to Rs170 billion.

It is worth mentioning that earlier this year, PRA became the first provincial revenue collecting agency in the country to cross the psychological barrier of Rs150 billion and the collection in June has further established it as the leading Provincial revenue collecting agency in the country.

This is the third successive year in which PRA has surpassed its revenue collection target. Earlier the Authority collected more than the assigned targets of Rs.105 billion and Rs.125 billion in the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21 respectively. 

PRA spokesperson further elaborated that this success has been achieved without resorting to any coercive actions such as sealing of premises, attachment of bank accounts or collection of advance payments.

PRA has relied completely on collaboration with all stakeholders and emphasis on taxpayer facilitation and education. More than 200 awareness workshops were held during the financial year with more than 2,000 participants. 

PRA expects the growth trend to continue in the coming years as its management and all workforce is committed to continuing its focus on compliance without resorting to any measures that adversely affect ease of doing business.

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NA passes Finance Bill 2022

The NA passed the Finance Bill 2022, giving legal effect to budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year.

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Islamabad: The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill 2022, giving legal effect to budgetary proposals for the next fiscal year.

It was moved by Minister of State for Finance Aisha Ghaus Pasha.

Having a total outlay of 9502 billion rupees, the budget 2022-23 encompasses measures for sustainable economic growth, industrial and agriculture development and relief for the poor people.

The budget envisages Federal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) OF 800 billion rupees for the next fiscal year. It has been centered on improvement in sectors such as water resources, transport and communication, energy, higher education, health, science and technology, and balanced regional development.

699 billion rupees have been set aside for targeted subsidies to extend benefit to deprived segments of the society.

The budget of Benazir Income Support Program has been increased to 364 billion rupees.  In addition, 12 billion rupees have been allocated for the provision of subsidy on essential commodities through Utility Stores Corporation.

The salaries of government employees have been increased by fifteen percent along with a merger of adhoc allowances.

As regards taxation, the government has levied super tax on affluent class in order to reduce the budget deficit and take the country towards economic sovereignty.

Taking the floor, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has always led the struggle for democracy, free and fair elections and  the economic rights of the people. He said his party strongly believes in transparent elections.

He said the PPP will also secure victory in the second phase of Sindh local government elections to be held in a month's time.

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