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In Hawaii, protests force pause in construction of world’s largest telescope

LONDON: The TMT construction rallies gained another momentum as the “Protect Mauna Kea” movement marched across the islands. Native Hawaiians and supporters are rallying against the construction of the giant telescope atop the Big Island Summit. During the rally attended by at least 100 students and teachers, they delivered a letter to Vice Chancellor John McKee’s office. The letter was ... Read More »

Amid protest, Pesco CEO strips union head of ‘illegal’ vehicle

PESHAWAR: Amid protests against his appointment, Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) Chief Executive Pervaiz Akhtar Shah stripped of the company’s union head of what “he described illegally” allotted vehicle. According to a Pesco statement, the newly-posted chief had taken back a double-cabin vehicle “illegally allotted” to the company’s hydro union chairman. The release claimed that the vehicle was attached to ... Read More »

Weary of sit-ins induced-losses: Traders want ban on protests

ISLAMABAD: weary of the long protests and sit-ins and subsequent losses, the traders of the federal capital have emphasized on the government settle all political issues through and put a complete ban on political protests in the federal capital to avoid any hindrance to their businesses. It is to be noted that the local traders and businessmen have been bearing ... Read More »

Anjuman-e-Tajran hints at countrywide protests against SR0-608

LAHORE: The All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran (APAT) on Wednesday hinted at going on strike after October as the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has refused to withdraw the SRO-608. Talking to Customs Today, APAT President Khalid Pervaiz said, “We will announce our strategy after the end of October deadline given to the FBR regarding the withdrawal of SRO-608. We may give ... Read More »

Tahirul Qadri calls it quits, traders cheer up after 2 months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri has shelved his party’s more than two month old sit-in in the federal capital. Traders and businessmen especially in Islamabad have shown contentment on Tahirul Qadri’s decision as business activities in the twin cities would come to touch peak again. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr. Tahirul Qadri has announced to temporarily ... Read More »

GEPCO recovers Rs 9.43 from defaulters in September

  SIALKOT: The Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) has recovered Rs 9.43 billion from both small and big defaulters in September. According to GEPCO officials, they have recovered Rs 8.42 billion from the private sector while the government sector also deposited Rs 430 million in this regard. GEPCO has also started a campaign to disconnect power connections of hundreds of ... Read More »

France mulls how to recoup revenue after annulling ‘ecotax’

PARIS: The French government is facing outrage over how to recoup lost revenues after it has annulled ‘ecotax’, a levy on heavy trucks. French President Francois Hollande has dropped the so-called ‘ecotax’ for an indefinite period after facing protest threat from hauliers. Environment Minister Segolene Royal, who wants to keep country’s environment smooth, said that she did not want to ... Read More »

Trade union chief announces sit-ins against Imran, Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Ajmal Baloch, the president of All Pakistan Trade Union, has announced sit-ins in front of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s house in Bani Gala and Minhajul Quran offices in protest against their sit-ins in Islamabad. Talking to Customs Today, Ajmal Baloch, said that representatives of the business community will take part in the sit-ins. He said that these two ... Read More »

Imran, Qadri sit-ins: Traders demand compensation for losses

ISLAMABAD: Traders and industrialists in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have decided to write a letter to the government to seek compensation for their losses due the Azadi and Inqilab marches. Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) President Shaban Khalid, while talking to Customs Today, said that business community is in favour of electoral reforms and eradication of ... Read More »

Sialkot Dry Port chairman calls for amicable solution to political crisis

SIALKOT: Sialkot Dry Port Trust (SDPT) has suspended all the transport services across the country following the prevailing political unrest in the country. Sialkot Dry Port Trust (SDPT) Chairman Muhammad Ishaq Butt told Customs Today that the SDPT has suspended its transport services in a bid to avoid the damages and losses to the containers carrying the export and import ... Read More »