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HEC concerned by varsities violating plagiarism policy

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has expressed concern at universities not following the commission’s plagiarism policy by not taking action on plagiarism complaints against their faculty. HEC’s Plagiarism Standing Committee has recently met in Islamabad to discuss plagiarism complaints against faculty members of 10 universities. HEC Executive Director Dr Arshad Ali chaired the meeting. HEC quality assurance consultant Muhammad Ismail "shared concerns…Read More

Telecom sector concerned over heavy taxes on services

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The SDPI’s Study Group on Information Technology and Telecommunication has said that Rs. 40 billion annual withholding tax on telecom consumers has caused the diversion of Foreign Direct Investment to other regional countries. Speaking on the occasion, Vice-President of Telenor Aslam Hayat said that withholding tax is imposed on those consumers, who either do not fall in the tax bracket or do not file tax returns and ultimately cannot get refunds. He revealed that…Read More

Citizens concerned over water shortfall in Islamabad

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The Islamabad Citizens Committee (ICC) has expressed its grave concern over the shortfall of 60 million gallons of water per-day in the capital. A delegation of the committee conveyed the citizens’ concern to this effect to CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal at a meeting held recently in Islamabad.While briefing the chairman on the gravity of the situation, the committee’s Secretary General Muhammad Dawood Khokhar emphazied for augmentation of water resources from Indus river…Read More

Cellcos concerned over Rs 47b tax evasion issue

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Perturbed over the allegations of Rs47 billion sales tax evasion over the past five years, the local telecom operators are set to get themselves out of this critical situation by bringing forth the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s position that the interconnection charges are expenses’ and not `income’ under the Calling Party Pays regime.The companies have reportedly expressed their concern over what they claimed a propaganda’ campaign against them with regard to…Read More