DINA for the issue of May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014 | Rajab 19, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

New taxes of Rs255bn in FY14-15 budget likely

Mubarak Zeb Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-N government is all set to introduce a number of revenue-generation measures in the budget for financial year 2014-15, including new taxes that are expected to yield an estimated Rs255 billion.
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Design defects hamper dam’s powerhouse operation

Ahmad Fraz Khan

LAHORE: In less than a year since its commissioning in June last year, the Gomal Zam dam in South Waziristan is facing serious problem because of a number of design defects and other related matters.

As a result, it has not been possible to operate the dam’s powerhouse, causing huge losses to the government and Wapda.

Khasadar killed in Mohmand

Dawn Report

KHAR/GHALANAI: A Khasadar man was killed and five Levies personnel were injured in two separate bomb attacks in Mohmand and Bajaur tribal regions on Sunday.

In Bajaur, five Levies Force personnel and a woman were injured in a roadside bomb blast while in Mohmand, a Khasadar man was killed and an FC man and two civilians were injured.

Up to six hours of loadshedding as shortage rises to 2,100MW

Khalid Hasnain

LAHORE: Cities and towns and rural areas across the country faced up to six hours of loadshedding, despite closure of public and private businesses on Sunday.

The power shortfall rose to 2,100MW because of suspension of 350MW supply from two 220KV Guddo-Sibbi and Uch-Sibbi towers and transmission lines which were reportedly damaged in a terrorist attack.

Party shields Rahul against critics

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

NEW DELHI: With the Congress party’s worst-ever tally of 44 seats in Lok Sabha polls, the chorus for a thorough revamp and surgical actions to stem the rot have grown as its apex decision making body, Congress Working Committee, meets on Monday.

Though there are murmurs regarding the style of working of Rahul Gandhi itself, an exercise has already begun in the party to insulate him from the responsibility even as the Congress vice president held himself responsible for the poor show of the party in the elections, Press Trust of India said.

Two bodies found in Quetta

The Newspaper’s Staff Correspondent

QUETTA: Two bodies were found in Shalkot and Kuchlak areas of the provincial capital on Sunday, police and hospital sources said.

Police brought a body to civil hospital from Shalkot area on the outskirts of Quetta.

100 Pakistanis stranded abroad return home

Syed Irfan Raza

ISLAMABAD: About 100 Pakistanis stranded in different countries after expiry of their visa have returned home, sources in the Bureau of Immigration and Overseas Employment Pakistan (BIOEP) told Dawn on Sunday.

They said the Pakistanis returned home within a month after the bureau chalked out an action plan to control illegal migration of compatriots to other countries.

Army chief leaves today on day-long Kabul visit


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif will leave for Kabul on Monday for a day-long visit, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations.

During the visit, the COAS will hold important meetings with commanders of Afghan military and the International Security Assistance Force. —APP

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