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Waseem Hassan Sheikh — the new face of social media advertisements in Pakistan

Sitting in his small one-room office in Lahore’s Chauburji area, Sheikh opens up about his journey and the secrets behind his success.

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March 18, 2019

 

KP bans non-degradable black shopping bags, plastic products

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has banned the use of non-degradable plastic products including black shopping bags for being a major cause of environmental pollution. This announcement was made by MPA Shaukat Yousafzai who is also Chairman Environment Committee of KP. Director General Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Dr Muhammad Bashir was also present on the…

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April 13, 2017

 

Abundant supply of Haram products revealed in Pakistani markets

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have revealed that nearly 67 per cent of imported edible items available in Pakistani markets contain haram (forbidden in Islam) ingredients, Samaa reported Monday. According to Samaa correspondent, Additional Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Mian Aijaz, presented a list of 23 items before the lawmakers at a meeting of the National Assembly’s…

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February 23, 2015

 

GST rate on POL products hiked by 5pc

ISLAMABAD: In a likely bid to counterbalance a reduction in the prices of petroleum products, the government has slapped a 5 percent increase in General Sales Tax (GST) rate on the same, Samaa reported. “This increase will offset the slash in the prices of the fuels and oils. That is to say consumers has been…

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January 31, 2015

 

'Bosnia can become gateway to Pakistani products to Europe’

ISLAMABAD – Bosnian ambassador to Pakistan Dr Nedim Makarevic said here on Saturday that Bosnia could become a gateway to Pakistani textile, sports and surgical instruments for their export to Europe to the benefit of two countries. Bosnia Herzegovina offers you a gateway to the European Union, he told APP in an exclusive interview here….

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January 3, 2015

 

5% GST on POL products challenged in LHC

LAHORE: Government’s decision to impose an additional five percent general sales tax (GST) on prices of petroleum products (POL) was challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, Samaa reported. The petitioners stated that increasing tax on POL products after reducing petroleum prices is injustice with poor masses. “The government is not passing on benefit…

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January 1, 2015

 

POL prices to rise again as GST upped by 5pc

ISLAMABAD: In what could be termed as a bid to dent a major relief recently passed on to the consumers after global oil markets hit the rock-bottom, the government has increased the sales tax on petroleum products by five percent, Samaa reported. According to a notification issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) the increase…

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December 30, 2014

 

Intel unveils platform to simplify connectivity of products

SAN FRANCISCO: Intel Corp unveiled a new platform to make it easier for companies to create Internet-connected smart products using its chips, security and software. Intel's platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker's components and software for companies to create smart, connected devices, Doug Davis, head of Intel's Internet of…

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December 9, 2014

 

Cook ponders England one-day questions

LEEDS: England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side had more “questions then answers” confronting them after a 3-1 one-day international series defeat by India. However, England did at least spare themselves the embarrassment of a whitewash by the world champions with a 41-run victory at Headingley on Friday. Joe Root's career-best 113 on his Yorkshire…

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September 6, 2014

 

EFU to launch sharia-compliant products

KARACHI: Pakistan's largest private insurance group will offer sharia-compliant insurance products, or takaful, through its general and life units, adding further momentum to government efforts to expand the Islamic finance industry. Both EFU Life Assurance and EFU General Insurance plan to open takaful windows, a practice which allows firms to offer Islamic and conventional products…

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July 25, 2014

 

Indonesia starts WTO dispute against Pakistan over paper products

GENEVA: Indonesia has launched a trade dispute against Pakistan over paper products, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday.Indonesia wants Pakistan to close down its investigations into imports of writing and printing paper, on which it could decide to levy punitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.Although the investigations have been suspended by Pakistani courts, Indonesia says…

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November 27, 2013

 

Prices of petroleum products touch record high level

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The prices of petroleum products touched record highs today as Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) effected the fresh hike, pushing the petrol to Rs.113.25, SAMAA reported Tuesday.Following the issuance of notification, the petrol surged by Rs.4.12 to Rs.113.25 per liter. High-speed diesel also scaled up Rs.4.69/lit to Rs.116.95/lit.Similarly, the price of light-speed…

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September 30, 2013

 

Petroleum products prices may rise by up to Rs4 a liter from Oct. 1

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prices of various petroleum products are likely to increase by up to Rs 4 per liter from October 1, SAMAA reports.According to sources the rise is expected because of rising oil prices in the international markets wherein crude oil prices have risen to $114 per barrel from $111 per barrel.In the local market,…

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September 23, 2013

 

OGRA recommends increase in petroleum products prices

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The government is all set to drop a petrol bomb as Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has recommended increase in the petroleum prices, SAMAA reports on Friday.According to the OGRA summary, Rs4.64 will be increased on petrol litre.Petrol may be increased to Rs109 per litre from Rs104.5.The price of light diesel oil…

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August 30, 2013

 

SC declares additional GST levy on POL products illegal

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday delivered its short ruling in a case pertaining to imposition of GST on petroleum prices without Parliament’s approval, SAMAA reported.The court has ordered government to withdraw additional General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products, declaring the tax collection from June 13 illegal.In its verdict, the court declared null…

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June 21, 2013

 

SC questions GST levy on POL products without Finance Bill approval

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday questioned the levy of increased GST on petroleum products without approval of the Finance Bill 2013-14 by the Parliament.The POL rates were raises without any official notification and only on the basis of announcement made by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his budget speech on June…

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June 14, 2013

 

OGRA finally issues notification for reversal of POL products’ prices

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: After 24 hours delay, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued, finally, official notification for reversal of POL products’ prices to February 28 level, SAMAA reports.Earlier yesterday night, it was reported that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued an official notification for reversal of POL products’ prices at…

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March 3, 2013

 

OGRA reverses POL products’ price but fuel stations still charging new rates

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Despite reversal of POL products’ prices by the OGRA and issuance of official notification to reduce prices at last month’s level, yet fuel stations are not ready to provide petrol and other fuels on previous rates, SAMAA reports.The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued an official notification for reversal of POL…

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March 3, 2013

 

OGRA reverses POL products’ prices to Feb. 28 level

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued an official notification for reversal of POL products’ prices at February 28 level from this midnight, SAMAA reports.According to the OGRA notification, the petroleum products’ prices have been reversed to previous month’s level and new raised prices have been cancelled.After reversal of new prices,…

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March 2, 2013

 

Yahoo to shut down seven products, including Blackberry app

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Inc is shutting down seven products, including its mobile app for Blackberry smartphones, as new Chief Executive Marissa Mayer takes a page from Google Inc's play book by eliminating unsuccessful products en-masse.The product shutdowns, which Yahoo announced on its official company blog on Friday, are part of what the company said are…

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March 2, 2013

 

PM Raja orders to withdraw recent increase in POL products' prices

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf has ordered to withdraw the recent increase in prices of petroleum products, SAMAA reports on Saturday.The PM has ordered this after seeing unhappiness of the people and also key political parties.‘The government does not want to add more worries and burden on the people’, the PM said.Yesterday, Muttahida…

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March 2, 2013

 
 
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