Pakistan Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) and the Military and Cantonese Land (ML&C) of Karachi on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the construction industry which could potentially create employment opportunities for thousands of people.
According to a press statement from ABAD, the MoU was signed by ABAD Chair Mohsin Sheikhani and Karachi Regional ML&C Director Adil Rafi Siddiqui at a ceremony at the Cultural Council of Clifton’s office.
ML&C Director General Major General Syed Hasnat Amir Gilani, Senior Deputy Chairperson Sohail Warind, Deputy Chairman Abdul Rehman, Chairman of the Southern Region ABAD Muhammad Ali Ratadia, former ABAD chairman Muhammad Hassan Bakshi, Organizer Younus Lakhani, Karachi MEO Circle Arfeen Zubair Chaudhary, MEO Karachi Muhammad Farooq, Deputy CEO of Clifton Dr. Muhammad Rizwan, CEO of Hyderabad Arfa Wahid and others attended the occasion.
Alluding to the ceremony, Major General Hasnat said that with the active participation and consultation of ABAD, the unified building code and one-window operation had been “inaugurated today and will take effect on August 14, 2020”.
He said the Karachi Regional ML&C was honored to be the first to reveal building bye-laws that were put together in line with the advice of ABAD and building bye-law from the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA)).
He said the only purpose of the MoU with ABAD was to promote the construction industry by facilitating builders and developers. Major General Hasnat said that after the start of the one-window operation, no government department could “blackmail private sector developers and developers who face many problems from various government departments”.
Mohsin Sheikhani said that almost all countries paid attention to the construction industry because “this is the only industry that can generate thousands of jobs and extraordinary growth in GDP such as when the construction industry is growing rapidly, more than 70 allied industries are also running at full speed. “
He said the countries had gained economic momentum that supported the construction industry. He, however, regrets that no attention has been paid to the construction industry in Pakistan for the past 70 years.
He said ABAD had been demanding digitalization and one-window operations for the construction industry for years. He said the introduction of a union law and one-window system in the Karachi ML&C region was the best gift for a new generation.
Overcoming the meeting, Adil Rafi Siddiqui presented prominent features of the unified building code. He said bye-law and one-window operations were introduced on the instructions of DG ML&C and proposals from ABAD.
He said the construction project would be approved within one month under this law and if no permission was given within the specified time period, “the application would be considered automatically approved”.
He said special facilities would be provided for projects six and above six floors. “Special software is being developed that will determine the feasibility of the project in accordance with applicable regulations.”
Relations between the UK and community clubs after divorce, in principle, are set for March 30, are still unknown. Despite their doubts, Brussels warns early on that there is a risk: that couples who are still the focus of unfair practices when they no longer comply with EU rules Spain has tried to limit this possibility in Gibraltar with an international agreement signed on Monday by the Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, and the British Presidential Minister in charge of Brexit, David Lidington. Foreign sources have explained to EL PAÍS the main lines of this document.
The Government believes that the scheme will be implemented as soon as possible and within the framework of the UK withdrawal (with or without agreement). It must be approved by Congress because it is an international agreement. London has so far refused to make concessions in this area, but Brexit’s concern that it will leave its colony isolated from community clubs has served as an incentive to forge an alliance with Spain. In this context, the four memorandums signed last November between London and Madrid were also framed to soften the main dispute related to Rock (among them, the price of tobacco, which agreed to raise Gibraltar to limit smuggling).
The tax agreement establishes an objective scale to determine who is a tax resident in Gibraltar and who is not. Citizens who spend more than 183 days a year, have their spouse with a place to live in Spain, have a habitual residence or have two-thirds of their assets in Spanish territory must pay taxes to the Spanish Ministry of Finance. The rule affects those currently considered tax residents in Gibraltar.
The source consulted ensured that this type of deviation was, for the time being, not so large, but they warned that, without commitment between London and Madrid, they could grow after Brexit. “We have removed all incentives for residents of Spain who want to build their business in Gibraltar. We protect ourselves for the future, “predicted sources consulted.
More relevant than people chapter is that of a company. Spanish authorities calculate that there are around 55,000 companies based in this small region of 30,000 people, close to one of the poorest areas in Spain, Campo de Gibraltar. If the British colony were a country, it would be the third region with the highest GDP per capita in the world. And unemployment is 1%, compared to 35% for La Línea de la Concepcion.
Focus on the company
With this imbalance as the basis, Spain hopes to end unfair practices through a set of criteria for legal entities. These entities will be taxed by Spain when most assets are in Spain, when their income comes from the region, when the people managing it are tax residents in Spain or when most of the rights to capital are exercised by Spain.
For these very strict rules, some exceptions are made to accommodate companies that really have activities outside of Spain. All companies incorporated in Gibraltar before November 16, 2018 and who can demonstrate, among other requirements, that 75% of their income from Gibraltarian activities will escape the norm.
The success of this scheme will depend on the third leg contained in the agreement: the exchange of information. The Gibraltarian Administration will share tax data with the Spanish ones. There will even be several automatic transfers. They will be the ones who influence the data of workers in Gibraltar who live in Spain and vehicles, ships and aircraft registered in Rock. The same thing will apply to Gibraltarians who work in Spain or have assets in this country.
Asked about the pact, a British spokesman referred to a recent statement by Rock’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo: “I am very pleased that we can reach agreement on this historically complex issue.”
El Peñón will no longer be a tax haven if it fulfills what has been agreed
One of the main incentives to start the United Kingdom in these negotiations is to improve the reputation Gibraltar will get if the agreement is fulfilled. Spain was determined to remove the Stone from the list of tax sites when it discovered that the British colony adopted the provisions of this agreement. Initially, it was proposed that this commitment be included in the wording of the agreement. In the end the text has run out of references to that future.
However, sources consulted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guarantee that this is the goal and that several declarations, without binding value, might be made, reflecting the new situation.
Foreign authorities reject the name adopted by Spain and provide examples of information exchange agreements that they have signed with other EU countries, including Germany, France and Italy. Community clubs do not refer to Gibraltar as a tax haven (Brussels has so far tried to remain neutral in litigation involving two Member States).
To guarantee future information exchange and to prevent fraudsters, Spain has been inspired by the French-owned model with Monaco. Foreign negotiators have used this French scheme as a basis, which they consider very secure, and have tightened it in the case of Gibraltar, according to their interpretation.
El Peñón has a very attractive tax for the company and capital. Corporate tax has a maximum rate of 10% of company profits, compared to the general 25% in Spain.
ISLAMABAD – Former Minister of the Interior and Chair of the Senate Permanent Committee on Interior Senators Rehman Malik today on Saturday has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to call the Conference of All Parties as early as possible to achieve an integrated strategy to fight the corona virus and its impact on the country.
When greeting a press conference, Senator Rehman Malik expressed serious concern over the rapid increase in the number of corona virus cases in Pakistan and said that he feared further increases in the coming days if preventive measures on a war footing were not taken. He expressed extraordinary sadness and also paid rich respect to medical professionals who died of the corona virus and prayed for a speedy recovery from those who tested positive and expressed sympathy with their families.
Senator Rehman Malik said that he disagreed with the slogan “Cronona se Darna Nahe” (Don’t be afraid of Corona) adding that because of this slogan many people who take this deadly disease are not serious and don’t wear masks in public places. He said that the slogan should be “Hamay Corona Se Khud ko Qom ko Mehfooz Rakhna Hay” (we must save ourselves and the nation from coronavirus) by following the SOP and all preventive measures. He urged the nation not to underestimate the corona virus and follow the SOP and all precautions just because of our carelessness, it will increase exponentially, out of our control.
In his press conference, Senator Rehman Malik said that witnessing the dire situation that occurred especially after the Idul Fitri holiday, it was necessary to write to PM Imran Khan to put aside ego and political differences and immediately call APC with a one-point agenda to make consensus about formulating strategies to fight the corona virus in the country.
In his letter he stated that since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak in Pakistan, we have suffered irreparable damage, adding that there is no doubt that the whole world continues to face the consequences of this devastating phenomenon, but there are several examples, where countries, with timely planning and forwards have addressed this problem with greater success.
He writes that we are entering a more critical phase of this pandemic in Pakistan, where an explosion of disease can affect the most sensitive organs and paralyze their function. “The need for consensus and integrated responses has increased exponentially. With the convergence of the threat of a pandemic, overshadowing a global recession, exacerbating trade wars, shifting geostrategic political patterns, rushing to withdraw from foreign troops from Afghanistan, tensions in the Gulf, raising the head of terrorism in Pakistan, and aggressive Indian attitudes, increasing atrocities in Kashmir , the Warfare Hybrid Exploitative tool which is clearly being carried out in the hands of Pakistan’s enemies, is ready to attack the country. The drums of war that are not too far away are being defeated in areas that bore an existential challenge for Pakistan, “the letter read.
The Senator in his letter urged to form unity among nations and to develop synergies in uniting objectives in these difficult times, to call the All Parties Conference (APC), with a one point agenda, which “reached a consensus in formulating strategies to fight coronaviruses”, Without further delay, where, integrated action can be taken to meet increasing challenges. Referring to the previous correspondence, he said that he had suggested several steps, through his letters to PM Imran Khan on March 20, 2020 and April 27, 2020, and a letter to the Ministry of the Interior, mapping out a comprehensive National Action Program to Fight the Pandemic Coronavirus .
In his letter to the Prime Minister, Senator A. Rehman Malik give important suggestions and write that it is very important that, with a little time lost, also apply important SOPs. He suggested that face masks could be declared necessary to wear and could be distributed to residents free of charge or at least face masks and hand sanitizers could be provided at subsidized rates in rural areas. He also suggested that every doctor should be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). He strongly recommended that the risk benefits provided to doctors and paramedical staff be increased by 100 percent. He stated that rural areas were neglected within a certain time so that the disparity between rural and urban areas for the treatment and care of coronavirus patients must be removed immediately. He suggested that the Health Division could be directed to bring a “Anti-Corona Rural Program” which should include the establishment of a temporary (temporary) hospital and the placement of doctors and paramedical staff in it, based on intelligent or intelligent addressing.
Rehman Malik also suggested to immediately declare a state of health emergency in the country and the Ministry of National Health Service could also bring laws to implement SOPs for social distance, business patterns and other necessary changes, through law enforcement. He suggested that Civil defense services, Scouts and Volunteer students could also be used in overcoming the situation of coronavirus patients. At the end of the letter, Senator A. Rehman Malik said, “I sincerely hope that in the national interest, the APC will be called upon first, adding kinetics to an integrated strategy to fight the corona virus and its impact on the country.”
Senator A. Rehman Malik at a press conference calling on female doctors who did not practice to come forward and register to serve the people in their homeland at the difficult time of the corona virus spread. He said that according to his information, most female doctors did not practice because of their family responsibilities, but it was time to volunteer and serve the country by showing compassion to humanity. He said that more than 40,000 Pakistani doctors were working abroad and he urged them to return and serve the country. He said that Pakistan only had 130,000 doctors, out of more than 30,000 or more who worked in administrative positions or faculties of basic science or were doing other business or were retiring leaving the country with 100,000 or less practicing doctors.
He said that to provide adequate protection for a population of 218 million countries needed at least 2 doctors per 1,000 people which meant that Pakistan needed 436,000 practicing doctors, at present.
Senator Rehman Malik at its press conference strongly condemned Indian aggression without continuing provocation in the Line of Control (LoC), targeting civilian populations and surveillance of spy planes that violated Pakistan’s airspace. He said that he praised and saluted the Pakistani Army for responding to the actions of aggressive and spontaneous Indian forces and two drones were shot down within three days.
Citing the case of Commander Wing Abhinandan, the senator said that India must remember that every Indian aggression will be replied in an appropriate manner. He said that with Prime Minister Narendra Modi peace in the region was never possible because he followed the ideology of RSS – the Indian terrorist organization. He said that India under PM Modi simultaneously increased tensions on its borders with China, Nepal and Pakistan. He said that India’s aggressive policies towards its neighbors jeopardized regional peace and security. He added that by increasing tensions on the border with Pakistan and China, India pushed the region into war to divert world attention from the terrorism of its country in occupied Kashmir and crimes against religious minorities in India. He urged the international community to pay attention to Modi’s war as he pushed the world towards WW-III. He urged the Pakistani government to reassure the international community about India’s anti-Pakistani war plans, recent violations throughout the LoC, and spy on drones.
Rehman Malik warns the Afghan government and its intelligence agency NDS to stop playing in the hands of RAW by interfering and carrying out subversive activities in Balochistan and other parts of Pakistan. He said that the Indian Intelligence Service’s Wing Research and Analysis Agency (RAW) is collaborating with the Afghanistan Intelligence Agency, the National Security Directorate (NDS), to create instability and hostility in Balochistan and Fata by carrying out terrorist activities. He said Afghanistan must be careful about Modi’s evil aims to destroy regional peace. He said Pakistan has always worked for a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan because peace in Afghanistan is the best for Pakistan and the rest of the region.
Chisora and his manager David Haye have questioned whether unnecessary explorer-class kings can overcome punitive physical battles, but Usyk insists many have tried and failed to destroy a perfect record with the same game plan.
“Usually I face this kind of plan, every fight,” said Usyk Sky Sports. “If you want to hit the target, you have to look at the target, because he can throw as many hits as possible, but you have to land it on the target.”
But Usyk has admitted that Chisora has earned his respect, even before the Olympic gold medalist turned professional, when he witnessed the memorable British battle with Vitali Klitschko and Haye.
“When I was an amateur, I watched his fight as a heavyweight, with Klitschko, David Haye, and I thought ‘wow’, great people somewhere far away, and now I’m going to box one of these great people self.”
Chisora has revitalized his career since joining Haye, producing three consecutive wins, including the dominant stoppage of David Price last October.
The 36-year-old accepts that he cannot imitate Usyk’s unique left-handed style in a match match, even though he has hinted at tactical changes that could produce a surprising victory.
“I will focus on what I do. I will focus on getting in the ring, and start looking for my man, and that’s it.
“He will dance, but we have certain things that we have practiced and that we do every day. That will pay off.”
Chisora also revealed that he hopes to help Alexander Povetkin prepare for his old enemy Dillian Whyte.
“I have told Povetkin that, if he needs me, I will come and help him. I will fly to Russia,” Chisora said.
“The Russian has spoken to me and said: ‘When the time comes I will send a plane to pick you up and you can help me train’.”
Whyte, who had defeated Chisora twice, answered: “Derek is a stepping stone and I have stepped over him twice. If he wants to be brutally eliminated again I will take easy money! If he defeats Oleksandr Usyk and there is a belt on the line, I gladly let go of the belt. “
“Now that we have won it, we need to try and find out how we can be different when we have to be different, and not just stick to one game plan,” he said about his team.
“In the end, we want to have that gold again, it’s just about how we will get there because other people will start to know us and they have great talent in their ranks. We need to be smarter in what we do.”
Another goal for all players at ANZ Premiership is to develop themselves as individuals, and prove to Silver Ferns head coach Dame Noeline Taurua that they continue to have the qualities needed to wear a black dress.
Burger journey to Silver Fern # 171 does not take the traditional route. He was born and raised in South Africa and after arriving in New Zealand at the age of 18, he did not burden himself with pressure.
“It’s quite interesting because when I first moved, it didn’t always move with a strong thought that one day I would be at Silver Ferns,” he recalls.
“I think as a young person, everything that is interesting including moving to another country is extraordinary. I grew up wanting to do something extra in my life … I don’t want to do normal things all the time. Sport gives me that opportunity.
“When I got the chance to move to New Zealand, I took it. I think you should have it in your mind – to play for Silver Day one day – but it was a seven-year journey for me to get there.”
I never told myself that I was pretty good at Silver Ferns. I said I would give it all … and if that doesn’t work, then that’s what it is. That’s all I can control.
Burger began to build a life for himself in New Zealand and in front of netball, he found that he had some development that needed to be done to make the jump from the high school netball he left in South Africa.
“I’m very raw,” he admitted. “There are lots of little things that I need to do.
“I come from a very small city in South Africa and no big resources are put into netball training there, so you just have to stick with what you have. You rely on your talent.
“When I moved here [to New Zealand], I moved to the club that embraced me and helped me develop small things – like landing on the left and turning left – very basic things! “
I have to go back to basics and study all of that again to ensure that I can get a quality game out … It takes about two years to feel confident in what I say.
Burger remains dedicated, not only developing his skills in the field, but also learning and working. For him, 12 hours a day is the norm; the road to the top is a challenging and intense one.
“There are many times when it feels very difficult. The times when I have to study, work, and get up early to practice, and then return to training at night. Looking back now, I can’t imagine myself doing that again, “he said.
“I don’t want to go back there, but I’m grateful because it really built my character into what it is today.”
His character was further tested when he submitted his Silver Ferns debut against England in 2018. It was an impressive debut for the wrong reasons, when he was sent out of court.
“It’s not something I plan to have in my career, but I’ve done it, learned from it, and it won’t happen again.
“I have an amazing coach who pulled me afterward – we discussed why it happened, what I thought, how I proceeded, and how it ended.
“I think he understands my point that there is no evil in it, it is an honest mistake and there is only a lot of adrenaline that floods me.
“He believes that I know what I’m doing and I know I won’t do it again. He gave me that opportunity in the next game, which I am very grateful for.”
As Burger said, further hats were given to him including a place in the Taurua squad for last year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool.
Silver Ferns arrived in England after the worst Commonwealth Games results in their history – fourth on the Gold Coast – and with head coach Taurua taking over from Janine Southby, just 10 months earlier.
Despite acknowledging the brilliance of Taurua, many are not convinced that he has enough time to bring his side back to where they believe it should be; won gold on the world stage.
“Internally, there is no doubt,” Burger said. “It is understandable if they come from outside because they cannot see what is happening in our group.
“It is instilled in us, not to listen to such things and moreover, to use them as encouragement to do better and prove them wrong.
“I think the mentality of things, and how it develops, is more [important] in terms of that skill. We have skills, we just need to perfect them, but it’s really mental things that we build and work together as a team. That gives us an extra edge. “
With ‘fossils’ in their squad – Laura Langman, Casey Kopua, and Maria Folau – providing a great experience and the Silver Ferns trademark zone throws the team, the result is an extraordinary world title that is won with style.
The presence of Langman, Kopua and Folau added to the extraordinary in Liverpool but Ferns’ return to England for the Vitality Nations Cup in January showed that their system was running deep.
They are dominant, despite playing most of their games with only 10 players because of injuries, and with Jane Watson, Burger is a prominent player.
As a 27-year-old boy, but a person who only made his international debut in 2018, it is not surprising to find that Burger has its eyes on the main sports competitions in the coming months and years.
Because of the global pandemic, the schedule in the near future is uncertain but long term, the Commonwealth Games are scheduled for 2022 and beyond that, there is the 16th edition of the Netball World Cup in South Africa.
“When it was announced that it would be in South Africa, so many friends and family went to Mum to get tickets! This would be very unusual,” he said.
“I grew up in a family where there was always support on the sidelines for me, so moving to New Zealand has no major adjustments.
“It’s wonderful to know that I can play again where they will be so many personal supporters on the sidelines. Hopefully I hope to be in the team to play there.”