July 21, 2009

Disruption and possible delays to UK Border Agency visa processing in Pakistan

14 July 2009:

 The UK Border Agency in London is responsible for making decisions on settlement visa applications made in Pakistan. The Pakistan team in London will be moving offices on 20 July 2009. There will be no change to the service provided by Gerry’s International during this time; but there will be some disruption to UK Border Agency visa application processing. There is a backlog of visa applications that the UK Border Agency is working hard to reduce.Read More »Disruption and possible delays to UK Border Agency visa processing in Pakistan

Tax reforms: Pakistani style

HUZAIMA BUKHARI AND DR IKRAMUL HAQ

Tax reforms, initiated at the command and demand of foreign donors in 2000, failed to yield any positive results in the last eight and a half years. Every year since then we have had larger and larger fiscal and revenue deficits. Decline in tax-to-GDP ratio, huge revenue leakages and above all, tax exemptions to the rich and mighty have been the salient features of reform agenda!
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Pakistan rupee exchange rates and gold prices: 21-July-09

Dollar gains strength vs rupee

The dollar gained up grounds against the rupee in the interbank market, dealers said on Monday.

The dollar commenced the day’s trading at Rs 82.04 for buying and after incurring gains was changing hands at Rs 82.12 for buying and at Rs 82.17 for selling. Therefore, the rupee incurred a loss of 08 paisas. Similarly, the euro was also up versus the rupee as it initiated the day’s trading at Rs 115.65 for buying appreciated and was changing hands at Rs 116.87 for buying and at Rs 117.07 for selling. Thus, the rupee was low by Rs 1.22 versus the euro. Read More »Pakistan rupee exchange rates and gold prices: 21-July-09