People buy Pakistani national flags and badges at a market in preparation for Independence Day celebrations in Karachi on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Recent measures in Pakistan to widen the tax net, initiating a number of proposals like an amnesty scheme to allow people to declare their ‘unknown’ assets, and changes in tariff in many services and products, have created confusion among the Pakistani expatriates in the UAE.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, which is marked on 14th August.
The tranches were fully subscribed by a syndicate of leading UAE banks, the government statement said.
Dr Farouk Yaghmour, Chairman Yaghmour Architects, Jordan, known worldwide for his inspiring masterpieces, lectured the students on the architecture of traditional and modern mosques, sharing some of his iconic projects.
Protesters threw petrol bombs at the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on Kowloon peninsula after police inside fired volleys of tear gas to disperse demonstrators on the street.
Pakistan's army later said that "unprovoked cease-fire violations" by Indian troops killed five civilians and one soldier and wounded another three civilians and two troops across the highly militarized Line of Control that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India.