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Zardari demands arrest of Sharif family
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief and former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in Britain, has sent him secret messages for reconciliation from London, but he has rejected them. He described Sharif as godfather and demanded his and his family members’ immediate arrest, saying there were serious corruption charges against them. Zardari said when it came to
 
 
Punjab plans to tax medical practitioners
LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) is trying to bring individuals like physicians into the tax net and aims to cover all services in a bid to ease the tax burden on sectors that are already contributing. Punjab Finance Minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha was of the view that no nation could prosper without taxing the untaxed. “We want to change the practice of over-burdening some sectors and introduce a wider tax net for
   
Pakistan to bid for hosting fashion conference
ISLAMABAD: Stakeholders of Pakistan’s textile industry are going to bid for the 35th World Fashion Conference, a global platform for apparel manufacturing countries across all continents, in an effort to organise the event in Islamabad in 2019. Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) is bidding for the conference, which is held under the banner of International Apparel Foundation (IAF), and is
 
 
Human rights activists, media persons welcome return of abducted woman journalist Zeenat Shahzadi
ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists and media persons have welcomed the return of Zeenat Shahzadi, a Pakistani woman journalist who went missing two years ago while following the case of the alleged enforced disappearance of an Indian national, Hamid Ansari, in Lahore. Retired Justice Javed Iqbal, head of the missing persons commission, confirmed Shahzadi’s return while speaking to BBC Urdu. She was recovered on Wednesday night from
   
Punjab University’s professor wins Unesco prize 2017
LAHORE: Professor Shahida Hasnain of Punjab University has been named laureate of the Unesco Carlos J. Finlay Prize 2017 for microbiology together with Dr Samir Saha of Bangladesh. The prize has an endowment of $10,000 to be divided between the two laureates. Created in 1977 by the UN body at the initiative of Cuba, the prize rewards scientists whose research made an outstanding contribution to microbiology and its applications.
 
 
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