Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pakistan Leaders on Panama Papers scandal

Pakistan Opposition and government lawmakers delivered fiery speeches and took jibes at each other on the floor of the National Assembly on Wednesday as the House began its debate on the Panama Papers scandal.
Opposition lawmakers returned to the House today, ending their boycott following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the National Assembly earlier this week.
At the start of the session today, NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq informed the House that it was decided in a meeting of parliamentary parties to suspend the Question Hour as the members wanted to discuss the Panama Papers scandal.
Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah criticized the prime minister, saying questions being raised against Nawaz Sharif were because of his own family’s mistakes.
“Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should have asked his children to come forward and explain,” said Shah, who was the first to speak on the floor of the House today.
“If you are not going to declare your assets according to the constitution then there will be an issue. Where did the money come from to buy flats? These questions still remain unanswered.”
The senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said that, according to records, Sharif paid only Rs2,700 in 1993, Rs4,000 in 1994, and none in taxes in 1995. “Even Quaid-e-Azam paid Rs4,400 in taxes in 1948.”
He said that it was crucial to ascertain the money trail to the offshore companies of the prime minister’s children and to clarify if the money was ill-gotten or sent through legal means.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan presented the accounts of his Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital to be investigated on the the terms of reference (ToRs) that the prime minister will be probed on. Geo News

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Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI) and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India. Following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of April, 2016:
Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)
§         There is 10.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in April 2016 over the same period in 2015.Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in April 2016.           Rs. 11, 637 crores Foreign Exchange earned through tourism in April 2016.

§         FTAs during the Month of April, 2016 were 5.99 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.42 lakh during the month of April, 2015 and 5.35 lakh in April, 2014. There has been a growth of 10.7% in April, 2016 over April, 2015.

·          FTAs during the period January- April, 2016 were 31.08 lakh with a growth of 10.1% as compared to the FTAs of 28.23 lakh with a growth of 3.0% in January- April, 2015 over January- April, 2014.

·          The Percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during April, 2016 among the top 15 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (18.09%) followed by USA (12.24%), UK (9.58%), Sri Lanka (3.71%), Malaysia (3.23%), China (3.14%), Australia (3.05%), Germany (3.02%), France (2.86%), Canada (2.83%), Russian Federation (2.81%),  Japan (2.50%), Nepal (2.07%), Singapore (1.85%) and Thailand (1.61%).

·          The Percentage share of  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during April 2016 among the top 15 ports was highest at Delhi Airport (29.12%) followed by Mumbai Airport (16.85%), Haridaspur Land check post (9.77%),Chennai Airport (7.82%),  Bengaluru Airport (6.66%), Kolkata Airport (4.16%), Cochin Airport (3.51%), Hyderabad Airport (3.07%), Goa Airport (2.84%), Gede Rail (2.31%), Trivendrum Airport (1.54%), Ahmadabad Airport (1.44%), Tiruchirapalli Airport (1.31%) Attari-Wagah (1.13%), and Ghojadanga land check post (0.96%).

§         Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in India in Rs. terms and in US$ terms

·          FEEs during the month of April, 2016 were Rs. 11,637 crore as compared to Rs. 10,091 crore in April, 2015 and Rs. 9,179 crore in April, 2014.

·          The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during April, 2016 over April, 2015 was 15.3% as compared to the growth of 9.9% in April, 2015 over April, 2014.

·          FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January- April, 2016 were Rs. 52,048 crore with a growth of 15.7% as compared to the FEE of Rs. 44,966 crore with a growth of 5.0% during January- April, 2015 over January- April, 2014.

·          FEEs in US$ terms during the month of April, 2016 were US$ 1.747 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.609 billion during the month of April, 2015 and US$ 1.520 billion in April, 2014.

·          The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in April, 2016 over April, 2015 was 8.6% compared to the growth of 5.9% in April, 2015 over April, 2014.

·          FEE from tourism in US$ terms during January- April, 2016 were US$ 7.733 billion with a growth of 7.2% as compared to the US$ 7.214 billion with a growth 3.6% during January- April, 2015 over January- April,  2014.

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