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9,020 returns filed under voluntary tax compliance scheme, NA told

02:21 PM | 13 May, 2016
9,020 returns filed under voluntary tax compliance scheme, NA told
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - The National Assembly was informed on Friday that 9,020 returns had been filed under the voluntary tax compliance scheme and an amount of Rs. 550 million had been deposited as a result of the documentation of working capital worth Rs. 85 billion.

During question hour, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan told the House that as per estimates a large number of traders would avail this scheme.

Replying to a calling attention notice moved by Asiya Naz Tanoli and others regarding meagre pensions of the employees of Employees Old-age Benefits Institution and corruption therein in recent years, Parliamentary Secretary for Inter-Provincial Coordination Shafqat Hayat Khan told the House that the government is taking steps for the welfare of workers.

He said the government had released 835 million rupees for this purpose.

Speaking on points of order, members said that success of the PML-N candidate in by-election in Peshawar had proved that the people hate the politics of allegations.

Those who spoke on points of order included Talal Chaudhary, Nasir Iqbal Bosal, Iftikharul Hassan, Tahira Aurangzeb, Muhammad Safdar, Munir Azhar, Maulana Amir Zaman, Kiran Haider, Maulana Qamaruddin, Surriya Asghar and Raja Javed Ikhlas.

Speaking on Panama Papers issue, Muhammad Safdar said assets of his family had already been declared and that he had not concealed any assets. He accused PTI Chairman Imran Khan of undertaking the character assassination of an elected member of the National Assembly through the media.

He added that he was ready to present himself before any inquiry.

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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