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June 8, 2011

Abolition of tax on agricultural input demanded

June 08, 2011: Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP) has urged the government to immediately abolish sales tax on agricultural inputs and levy tax on actual income from the agriculture. This demand was raised by the KBP President, Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan while speaking at a meeting of the board, convened to discuss the budget 2011-12, said a spokesman, here Tuesday. Zafar urged that agriculture income tax should be levied on an income of over rupees 500,000. He feared that a budget of rupees 975…

Deforestation serious threat to agro-based economy

ALI HUSSAIN June 08, 2011: Almost 41,000 hectares of forests have been removed since 1947, while deforestation of 27,000 hectares is taking place annually, which is a serious threat to agro-based economy along with environment. This was stated by Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, while responding to a call attention notice on behalf of Minister for Environment in National Assembly on Tuesday. The call attention notice was moved by Dr Azra Fazal…

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