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Head of Pakistan's newly formed reforms commission 'confident' of simplification of tax system

  • Ashfaq Tola says the independent commission will address issues pertaining to complex tax system, budget
  • The reforms commission head says it'll be able to give first set of recommendations by the mid of April 2023
By KHURSHID AHMED    ·

England's Livingstone out of Pakistan tour with knee injury

  • The 29-year-old all-rounder made his Test debut Thursday in the ongoing first Test in Rawalpindi
  • Livingstone jarred his knee while fielding on day two and did not bowl in Pakistan's first innings 
By AFP ·

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For Pakistani beauty and fragrance brands, the newest craze is Middle Eastern scented wood chips

  • Popularly known as 'bakhoor' in the Arab world, the agarwood chips are said to have several medical and psychological benefits
  • Local businesses say the incense chips are in high demand in Pakistan, though many customers also find them quite expensive
By BURAQ SHABBIR ·

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Pakistan-origin German mayor visits childhood hometown of Karachi, longs to ‘happily live’ there again

  • Sorya Leonie Lippert, who serves the Bavarian city of Schweinfurt, made friends with Benazir Bhutto in school
  • She says the former Pakistani PM was raised to be a leader and always wanted to make the world a better place
By NAIMAT KHAN ·

US director Oliver Stone explores Saudi film scene at Red Sea International Film Festival

  • Oliver Stone’s latest documentary 'Nuclear' is screening at the festival on Sunday
  • The 'Scarface' director, RSIFF jury president earlier took to stage at opening ceremony
By Lynn Tehini ·

Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment

  • Iran’s chief prosecutor Mohamed Jafar Montazeri earlier said the morality police ‘had been closed’
By AP ·

Seoul: North Korea fires over 100 artillery rounds in military drill

  • Some of the shells landed in a buffer zone near the sea border
  • South Korea and the United States have also stepped up military drills this year
By Reuters ·

Full reliance on SAF beyond reach of current aviation technology

  • The high cost of SAF will affect its utility when compared with conventional jet fuel, according to KAPSARC
By Arab News ·

Saudi Arabia set to host 2027 Asian Cup after India withdraws bid

  • Bids from India and Saudi Arabia had been shortlisted by the AFC’s executive committee in October
  • The 2023 Asian Cup will be played in Qatar after China withdrew as host
By AP ·