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57 Bangladeshis jailed for illegal protests in UAE

Sentence was issued by Federal Appeal Court of UAE

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Abu Dhabi: United Arab Emirates (UAE) sentenced 57 Bangladeshi citizens for illegal protests in the city.

According to the Arab Media, sentences were issued to the Bangladeshi immigrant on Sunday by the Federal Appeal Court for sabotaging peace and public order.

Federal court sentenced three people to life imprisonment for calling people and instigating them to take part in illegal protest and 10 years of imprisonment were granted to 53 individuals who took part in this protest.

Court said that only one citizen was granted 11 years of imprisonment for illegally entering in to the country and taking part in the protest. Everyone after completing their sentence would be immediately deported.

It is pertinent to note that all convicted persons staged a protest on Thursday against the Bangladesh government in UAE.

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PM Shehbaz vows to early completion of TAPI pipeline

Shehbaz Sharif also invites the Turkmen companies to benefit from the promising investment climate of Pakistan, highlighting the special role of SIFC in facilitating foreign investors to invest in different sectors of the country

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday underlined the importance of regional cooperation and connectivity and reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to early completion of TAPI pipeline.

He was talking to Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rasit Meredow, who called on him in Islamabad this afternoon.

Shehbaz Sharif also invited the Turkmen companies to benefit from the promising investment climate of Pakistan, highlighting the special role of SIFC in facilitating foreign investors to invest in different sectors of the country.

Shehbaz Sharif expressed satisfaction at the holding of the 3rd Round of Pakistan-Turkmenistan Bilateral Political Consultations, led by the two Foreign Ministers and stressed the need for regular engagements of all the institutional mechanisms between the two countries. He also highlighted the need for enhanced trade, economic, investment and cultural relations between Pakistan and Turkmenistan.

The Prime Minister fondly recalled his meeting with the Grand Leader of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at Astana earlier this month and stated that he is looking forward to welcome Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Pakistan at an early date.

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Tax on card payments in Sindh restaurants again rises to 15pc

58 restaurants and hotels in Karachi have been allowed to deduct 15 percent service tax from the public

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Karachi: Tax on debit and credit card payments to restaurants and hotels in Sindh has been increased again.

In the Sindh budget, the tax on card payments was reduced from 15 percent to eight percent, but now the tax on debit and credit card payments to restaurants and hotels has been raised again from eight percent to 15 percent.

According to the Sindh Revenue Board, 58 restaurants and hotels in Karachi have been allowed to deduct 15 percent service tax from the public. This facility is provided for input adjustment of tax payments on restaurant purchases and less number of restaurants have been granted this permission.

It is reported that the actual sales or actual income tax was likely to be revealed as most of the restaurant sales were through cards.

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