Published On: Sat, Jun 25th, 2022
Published in Category: International

Qatar’s Tamim to visit Egypt for first time since boycott

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DOHA, Qatar: Qatar’s ruler will visit Egypt on Friday, his first trip to the country since Egypt and Qatar agreed last year to end a long-running regional feud, diplomatic sources said.


Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who last visited Egypt in 2015, will hold a formal meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo on Saturday, the sources said.


He met Sisi for the first time since the dispute at a summit in Iraq last year.


Stock market crashes following PM announcement of slapping 10 percent super tax  on large industries


ISLAMABAD: Stock market crashed following the announcement by Prime Minister (PM) Shahbaz Sharif for slapping super tax on large scale industries.


The KSE-100 Index plummeted over 2,000 points. Immense pressure was witnessed in   sale of shares in Pakistan stock exchange. The bourse stayed flat until two hours after the opening bell. However, at 11:40am, the market witnessed a steep dip with the KSE-100 losing 1,598 points and sinking to 41,100. At 12pm, the benchmark KSE-100 index was down 2,053 points or 4.8pc.


Head of research inter market securities Raza Jaffri said “ we heard the government  is going to slap 10 percent super tax on all large industries. Upon it the market stock market reacted negatively because this step will affect adversely the profit of corporate sector.


He further said with imposition of 10 percent super tax Pakistan corporate tax including income tax and other tax will surpass 50 percent.