News Clipping - Archives January 2018


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 22 2018

DAWN NEWS

Crucial human rights review

Troubled exports

KE surcharge

Water shortage for five days

Economic train remains on track

Will providing amnesty yield results?

Amnesty Scheme 

THE NEWS

Assets and amnesties

Changeover requirements

Weaving history

Stalled concerns

Economic train remains on track 

B RECORDER

Some AOs, PAs found involved in malpractices

GSP Plus linked to Asia Bibi

FBR plea against single bench order dismissed by LHC

Abbasi following Dars prescription

SBPs first quarter report for Fiscal year 2018

BMP for balance of trade between Pakistan & Indonesia

Collective efforts needed for Karachis prosperity Zubair

The anatomy of SME finance

Countrys exports

SSGCL AD Warning For As Customers Illegally Using Gas Compressors

DAILY JANG

Only overseas Pakistanis can import used cars Ministry of Commerce

Protest against weak precautionary measures for safety of industrial workers 

Scheme to disclose foreign assets

How much Pakistan will gain?


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 21 2018

DAWN NEWS

State Bank report

Informal economy

Tax collection growth surpasses rise in current expenditure

Used cars to be cleared on old tax procedure

THE NEWS

Another amnesty

High taxes on car imports may hurt competition

State Bank proposes task force to promote return filing

Govt urged to abolish duty, taxes on cotton yarn import

Trade policy likely to focus on exports

Withdrawal of excise stamp urged

B RECORDER

$34bn foreign loans taken in 4 years

Power consumers Rs2.8/unit refund likely for Dec 2017

LCCI wants trade policy to focus on exports-related Issues

Industrial transformation through CPEC Potential opportunities

LSM-growth-critical

PBIF chief for increasing textile package 

DAILY JANG

Electric tariff likely to be reduced by Rs 2.77

Tax amnesty scheme likely to be imposed via presidential ordnance

DAILY EXPRESS

Large scale manufacturing increased by 7.19% during July November

Demand to abolish bank guarantee condition for solar installation

Data base authority have no data disclosed FBR got surprised

Value added textile demands abolition of taxes on import of yarn


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 20 2018

DAWN NEWS

Economy set to achieve 6pc GDP growth SBP report

Current account gap expands to $7.4bn

Big industry production shrank 2.02pc in November

Revised PTA will boost rice exports to Indonesia

PM Abbasi reviews GSP+ status progress

FTO takes notice of FBRs failure to improve exports

THE NEWS

Cabinet approves recovery of GIDC from CNG sector

Pakistan joins Trillion Dollar Markets Club

Delay in issuance of SRO Tax export suffers colossal loss

Pakistan allows visa on arrival for group tourists from 24 countries

Tax net expansion, tax cases

SBP emphasises innovative policies to raise foreign inflows

PM tasks officials to secure GSP Plus status beyond 2018

C/A deficit widens 59pc to $7.413bln in first half

Govt evolving strategy to enhance exports minister

Raise in exports must to address economic imbalances FTO

B RECORDER

Current account deficit up by 59 percent in first half

Economy well poised to achieve 6 percent growth SBP

Inflation forecast exchange rate depreciation, uncertain global oil rices major risks

PM for cashing in on GSP Plus opportunity

SBPs Systemic Risk Survey

SME – prime mover of the economy

20 tariff lines with Indonesia successful trade diplomacy helps gain concessions ministry

CPEC-related ventures government must reassess implications of FTA with China SBP

DAILY JANG

To resolve exporters tax issues is service to the country Mushtaq Sekhra

Friendly polices should be devised to increase foreign exchange and exports state bank

DAILY EXPRESS

Inflation can be increased GDPs growth rate expected at 6% state bank

Indonesia abolished duty on 20 Pakistani products including Mango an denim

Souomoto action if refund cheques not released inspite of orders

Current account deficit increased in 1st 6 months by 7.41 billion dollar

Use of forged E-forms for exports detected

Comprehensive consultation on trade policy frame work hailed


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 19 2018

DAWN NEWS

Amnesties dont work

Greening economic growth

Pakistans foreign reserves slide continues

Cotton production up 7.58pc

India to set up $350m fund to finance solar projects

Indonesia offers Pakistan better market access

Pak-Iran train services to resume by September

Ministry of Commerce AD titled policies leading to export growth

NADRAs AD on setup of Executive Passport offices in 12 cities  

THE NEWS

Trade balance helps overcome external account challenges FM

FBR relaxes duty payment condition on car imports

Forex reserves slip to $19.77bln

PCCC restructuring likely to start taking shape next week

SSGC advises industry to use RLNG

KE accepts applications for net metering

Govt urged to bring down sales tax to a single-digit

Amnesty scheme should help economic growth FPCCI

Emirates offers global sale

B RECORDER

Cabinet approves recovery of GIDC from CNG sector

Finding the constituency for Make-in-Pakistan

LNG long-term is not all bad

From garbage to energy

Zia endorses KCCIs demand for representation in SSGCs BoD

Customs value of different chemicals revised

FPCCI hails PMs amnesty scheme

Forex reserves slip below $20bn

French envoy evolves special action plan to boost trade with Pakistan

2015-2018 STPF badly failed to meet target of exports growth

KATI leaders advice to entrepreneurs

The FDI slide

20 tariff lines Indonesia cuts duty to zero percent

DAILY JANG

Forex reserves slip to $19.77bln

All cooperation will be extended to business community to resolve issues chairman Sui Southern Gas Company

Value added textile sector is the back bone of economy

FPCCI Punjab business symposium will be held on 23rd January at Lahore

New policy announced for bullet proof vehicles permission to obtained for import and production 

DAILY EXPRESS

Consultative meeting on new 5 year trade policy will be held on 25th January at Lahore

Decision to install scanners at border to curb illegal trade

Pakistan offers prefential trade agreement to Saudi Arabia 

Nomination to be given to Karachi Chamber on SSGCL board favored

Planed to increase trade with Pakistan French envoy

Bank withholding tax becomes hurdle in business deposits


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 18 2018

DAWN NEWS

Industry group calls for release of detailed CPEC long-term plan

Trade dispute resolution body being established

State Bank launches systemic risk survey

PM announces plans for foreign assets amnesty scheme

THE NEWS

FBR for 3-5pc tax to bring offshore assets to Pakistan

Six FBR chief commissioners, commissioners appointed

No investment, no exports

PM spells out plan to remove fiscal woes of country

Spinners to suffer $500mln in losses

Loans rollover, tax cut advised to abridge C/A gap

Govt urged to allow provinces collect indirect taxes

Upcoming SPTF to spur exports

B RECORDER

Foreign assets One-time tax amnesty scheme on the cards

PM to announce package for industrial refunds Soon

How realistic is Make in Pakistan

FDI in 1HFY18

Garment sector not invited in ISB moot Bilawani

CII recommends renaming Black Friday as Blessed Friday

Stop hurting industry, encourage Make in Pakistan PBC

K-Electric installs 90,000 new connections in FY2017-18

Faisalabad to emerge as important industrial, business centre

STPF 2018-23 Business community hails initiative to seek suggestions

Clash of interests

Emirates launches exciting global sale for travellers from Pakistan

DAILY JANG

Draft of declaration scheme for foreign assets abroad sent to prime minister

Work on tax reforms is in progress prime minister

Minister revenue appointed new chief commissioner and commissioners in big cities

Prime minister will announce refund package for exporters state minster finance

Pakistans textile industry likely to face deficit of 50 crore dollar

Garment association expressed concern on non-inviting in meeting of ministry of planning

SRO not issued with regard to abolition of duty on import of cotton

K- Electric begins purchasing surplus electricity from consumers


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 17 2018

DAWN NEWS

Cabinet approves stricter penalties for Ehteram-i-Ramazan violators

China urged to encourage imports from Pakistan

BBC report shines fresh light on fake degrees business

Haj applications to be received also on Saturday, Sunday

ATM fraud

UK visa

Foreign direct investment drops 3pc despite growing inflows from China

FBR revamps real estate valuation rates in selected localities

India ends decades-old subsidy for Haj pilgrims

New environmental council approves last years SEQS

Property tax collection to be devolved to local govt once officials trained, PA told

THE NEWS

Thousands of Britons fooled into buying Axact fake degrees

Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous!

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia renew pledge to boost investment, trade ties

PM Abbasi may soon unveil new exports package

Commerce ministry approves tax payment system for imported cars

UAE keen to improve bilateral trade relations

Karandaaz committed to double SMEs financing share

B RECORDER

1H FDI down 3pc

Knocking-the-IMF-again?

SME clinics

Reluctance to part with GIDC

No property survey conducted in Sindh since 2001

Property valuation rates adjusted in only six major cities FBR

SBP autonomy and monetary policy — II

Five major policy areas to constitute customs budget

Clarification

STPF 2015-18 is a failure, top MoC official tells Senate body 

DAILY JANG

Out of 2239 only rates of 13 areas reduced amongst 6 big cities in FBR valuation table

DAILY EXPRESS

Sale of bonds foreign direct investment increased by 1.54 billion dollar during July-December

Pileup of pending cases FBR forgotten to devise audit policy


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 16 2018

DAWN NEWS

Equitable taxation measures in next budget

Consumer confidence at an all-time high in Pakistan

THE NEWS

Families of Baldia factory fire victims to receive pension from February

Cotton import must for local industriesto continue spinning

Economic reforms Part - IX

FBR and IMF damned if you do, damned if you dont

B RECORDER

Work on fiscal year 2019 budget in full swing

Govt ready to consider convincing proposals for tax relief

Letter to S M Muneer government to continue to facilitatebusiness people, Abbasi gives assurance

Refund payments to exporters to start next month minister

Pak-China FTA phase-II talks hit snag

Foreign banks $7.9 billion loans procured at higher interest rates

Financial details of individuals/entities FBR compiles list of 101 states on AEFI

DAILY JANG

New federal budget likely to be announced in May

Foreign trade and economic improvement

Pakistan is one of the emerging markets after far East, Africa declared

DAILY EXPRESS

Pakistan should make CEPEC part of national strategy Chinese envoy


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 15 2018

DAWN NEWS

Are measures to boost exports bearing fruit

Oil on the boil is bad news for govt

Everything comes at a price even a stable rupee

Putting China-Pakistan ties on an even keel

Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

Lahores economy Rs1 trillion and growing Dr Nadia Tahir

THE NEWS

FBRs NRO with its officers facing 300 inquiries

Yet another scam

An Interview with Mehmood Bhatti 1

An Interview with Mehmood Bhatti 2

B RECORDER

Property valuation – two steps back

Textile sector welcomes depreciation

PHMA for abolishing duties on polyester yarn

Abbasi admin and the economy

Law to be amended to recover GIDC from CNG sector

DAILY JANG

Private sector ineffective

DAILY EXPRESS

After European Union US GS+ scheme is also in doldrum

6% increase in exports to European Union countries


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 14 2018

DAWN NEWS

Growing yuan role

Miftah promises tax amnesty scheme

Exports to EU grow almost 6pc

Gold prices hit 5½-year peak

SME financing credit where credit is (over)due

THE NEWS

Government adds 10,000MW power to national grid PM

When taxes rob people

Valuation U-turn

Govt to announce amnesty for undeclared foreign assets ahead of OECDs treaty

Womens access to business success not without end of bias

US urged to enhance trade, soften stance

LCCI opposes fresh regulatory duties

B RECORDER

Tax issues of 9 entities FBR, SAT China to set up joint working group

Pak-US Business Council for obliterating trust-deficit on war against terror

LCCI opposes move to impose fresh RD

Punjab chalks out 100-day plan to improve business Environment

Govt urged to help resolve issues of SMEs, cottage Industry

FPCCI for enhancing trade ties with Maldives

Moveable & immoveable properties Another amnesty scheme in the offing Miftah

DAILY EXPRESS

Decision to introduce one more amnesty scheme

Pending cases for audit pileup FBR in fix  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 13 2018

DAWN NEWS

Property market revisions

Pakistans wealth

Abbasi calls for increased trade with Sri Lanka

Govt mulls fresh regulatory duties

Loans to private sector drop by Rs100bn

THE NEWS

FBR clarifies

Economic growth

Pakistan Business Council favours power generation from RFO-based plants

Collection of direct taxes must to increase fiscal space

Pakistan to step up trade inroads into Sri Lanka Malik

B RECORDER

MoC makes admission Tariff lines representing industrial inputs also subjectedto RD

Filing of documents SECP unveils intermediaries registration rules

Suggestions for ease of doing business

Sri Lankan President inaugurates Pakistan Single Country Exhibition

FBR urged to issue IT exemption certificates

Pak-Saudi trade deal

Pakistan on the rise-2018 — II

Imported cotton FBR to notify waiver of GST and duty official

No reversal of policy on real estate valuation, says FBR

DAILY JANG

Policy of valuation of property not withdrawn only 6 cities property reviewed F.B.R

Steep rise in cotton price across the world. Ahsanul Haq

Taxation system be made easy

DAILY EXPRESS

40% implementation on conditions of GSP Plus conventions

 Sri Lanka president inaugurated Pakistans Tarde Faiz

Decision of evacuee trust with regard to Karachi Chamber building set  aside

India stopped selling cotton started importing price increased

Value Addition is must for increasing exports Ghazanffar

Next budget will be business friendly Haroon Akhtar


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 12 2018

DAWN NEWS

Reserves decrease by $134m

China issues sweeping guidelines to push yuan for Belt and Road business

THE NEWS

Pakistans GDP to remain at 5.5pc in current fiscal year WB

GDP growth strengthens national economy Mamnoon

Jang Economic Session Take cautious approach to ventures with China experts

Duplicate collection figures irk FBR high-ups

Domestic debt up 6 percent to Rs15.766 trillion in July-November

FBR revises down valuations of properties in six cities

Forex reserves fall to $20 billion

Lessons from a doomed sector that once loomed large

Infrastructure development aimed to attract FDI advisor

B RECORDER

Forex reserves down $134 million

Residential and commercial properties anomalies in valuation of some categories removed

International trade FBR sets up PMO in Customs Wing

PIAF for uniform gas rates across country

Grim statistics

SBP BPRD director

Can Pakistan survive without US aid?

New travel advisory to US citizens issued

AD Pakistan Textile Exporters Association 

DAILY JANG

Haj application will be received from 15th January

Forex reserves fall to $20 billion

Japan can invest in various sectors Pakistan Rana Afzal

DAILY EXPRESS

Federal govt reduced valuation rate of property by 57%

High cost of production is the main hurdles in obtaining exports order

Reserves decrease by $134m

Request to abolish taxes duty on import of yarn


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 11 2018

DAWN NEWS

New fatwa says azaan can be recited before newborns are bathed

Exchange rate theatre

Trading in the yuan

Biased labour laws

Ishrat nominated for IMFC chair

Exports register 15pc growth in Pakistan

75pc foreign investors foresee business growth

Economic growth to pick up pace in Pakistan, says World Bank report

Two Chinese men held with skimming device for stealing data from ATM

CM performs groundbreaking for vehicle inspection system

THE NEWS

Importers to cut LPG supply if tax, duty not taken back till Feb

SaudiGulf Airlines starts operation to Pakistan from March 1

Pakistan denies budget deficit increase to Rs826 bn

Facilitating local, foreign investors govts priority PM

Global trade

Foreign investment

Dr Baig congratulates Haroon Akhtar

Resolving businessmens issues top priority Miftah

Two Chinese skimmers caught trying to steal ATM data

Roadworthy vehicles beneficial to citizens and environment, says CM

Trade deficit widens 24.5pc to $17.963 billion in July-Dec

As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears

Ishrat Hussain nominated as candidate for IMFC chair

World Bank forecasts Pakistan growth at 5.5 percent

Foreign investors eyeing more stakes in Pakistan survey

US company keen to invest in economic sectors

FPCCI slams FBR for inaction

B RECORDER

Cabinet decides to assess cotton production pattern

1H trade deficit widens to $17.963bn

Currency turbulence in session

The spaghetti bowl of finance ministry

IMFC Chairmans post Dr Ishrat to be Pakistans candidate

Foreign Investors in upbeat mood OICCI  Perception & Investment Survey report presented to PM

Rs25-30bn potential target Decision to levy RD on non-essential items not implemented in toto

Murad vows to help resolve industrialists issues

FPCCI voices concern over FBRs inaction over bank transactions WHT

APTMA chief for uniform gas price across country

A 5.5 percent growth rate

Amnesty or amnesia?

LHC ruling IR commissioners can neither issue show-cause, nor assessment order

APTMA AD on felicitation to Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan on his evolution to Federal Minister for Revenue 

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association APPEAL

DAILY JANG

Process of biometric for Haj and Umrah pilgrims begins again

Pakistan economic progress is expected at 5.5% world Bank

Revenue target of Rs.4050 billion to be achieved with cooperation of F.B.R team Haroon Akhtar

Most of the members of overseas investor chamber planning to invest more in Pakistan

Street crimes very low in Karachi in comparison   to big cities of the world Chief Minsiter

Our traders exporters will suffer loss through Chinese currency exporters

Countrys exports increased by record 11.25%  Younus Dhagha

Tax reforms approved by prime minister pickup speed in F.B.R

DAILY EXPRESS

Weak tax collection Pakistan failed to over come trade deficit

Preparation underway to collect new tax on account of lifting garbage

Trade deficit increased during 6 months by 17 billion 96 crore dollar

Economic progress will continue in Pakistan World Bank

Site Association requests to allot development fund o SITE area

D.G.T.O refused to issue cancelled licenses against old names


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 10 2018

DAWN NEWS

FIAs Sindh chapter launches cybercrime complaint portal

SBP reverses decision allows cash dollar import to improve supply

Further depreciation of rupee to pose short-term challenges Moodys

Tax info exchange with Switzerland to start soon

Haroon appointed first revenue minister

THE NEWS

Haroon Akhtar made PMs Special Assistant on Revenue

FIAs Cyber Crime Circle gets online presence

Moodys sees further rupee depreciation expects inflation spike

SBP lifts ceiling on dollar imports

Company registration witnesses 44pc growth in H1

Customs clearance of cars halts over bank certificate requirement

PMs pledge to remove all cotton yarn import duties hailed

Pulling wool on govts eyes wont help mills spin out of trouble

B RECORDER

Arif Khan made new Finance Secretary

PKR likely to face depreciation pressures Moodys

Further PKR depreciation depends on key data

SBP allows 100pc cash import of dollar

PM calls for expanding trade ties with China

Export of readymade garments surpasses $1bn mark

Body forms to examine industrial pollutions issue

PRGMEA hails PMs pledge to abolish yarn import Duties

Issue of dual taxation taken up with Sindh PRA chief

Credit for economy to PML-N

SBP autonomy and monetary policy — I

Summary to ECC Issue of RD to be addressed says FBR official

Nawazs proposal to reduce income tax rate to be examined Rana Afzal

Federal ministers status for Haroon Khan

Revised convention on avoidance of double taxation Info with Switzerland of old cases cannot be obtained

DAILY JANG

Arif Ahmed Khan appointed as secretary Finance notification issued

Economy becomes improving no need to go IMF state minister finance

Exports can be increased by making refund immediately SM Muneer

Exhibition of Pakistan products will be held at Sri Lanka from 12th January

Nooriabad industrial estate likely to get tax exemption 

DAILY EXPRESS

Rupees depreciation decision to restore import of dollar on 100% cash

Business community expressed concern on rupees depreciation

HIEMTEXTIL Frankfurt begins 218 Pakistani companies participated


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 09 2018

DAWN NEWS

Gas tariff hike for industry stayed

Nawaz asks Miftah to give tax relief to people

Land and taxes

ATM fraud

Karachi to have five industrial treatment plants

Trade deal with Saudi Arabia likely

Abbasi opens terminal at SIAL

Honda raises prices by up to Rs60000

Chinese diplomat visits Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

FOREVER STRANGERS

THE NEWS

Collection of industrial gas tariff stayed

Economic reforms Part – VIII

Nawaz directs Miftah to introduce tax reforms

Rupee touches record high of 113 against dollar in open market

International terminal at Sialkot airport inaugurated

Investment policy to be made part of STPF

TDAPs Colombo expo from 12th

B RECORDER

Pakistani banks prudent approach Iran will have to make do with barter option

Punjabs economy

Miftah gets guidelines from Nawaz

Reduction in electricity gas rates under consideration Abbasi says

Increase in gas tariff challenged

Proposals to make PMs package effective being considered

Bangladesh shivers in record low temperatures

PRGMEA demands abolition of duties on cotton yarn

Pak-US economic relations

Input/output tax adjustment Rationalisation between FBR PRAs remains pending since 2013

Imported dollars Exchange cos assured of sameday payment

DAILY JANG

Pakistan reject proposal to issue bonds in Chinese Currency

Plan to setup 200  MV electric generation project

Income tax should not be deducted on monthly income upto Rs. 1 Lac Nawaz Sharif

2.95% increase in fixed investment by private sector during last year

DAILY EXPRESS

Chief statistician Asif Bajwa stands retired.

Pakistan total bilateral trade increased by 74 billion dollar

Repee depreciated on the demand of exporters Youns Dagha

Pakistan becomes more attractive country for investment French Envoy 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 08 2018

DAWN NEWS

Tighter rules for forex companies

Early reports signal continuation of GSP+

The Central Bank 

THE NEWS

Govt still undecided over its final budget

Another amnesty

B RECORDER

Extension of surcharges on power consumers Ministry to send summary to ECC

Gas-load management plan of previous govt being Followed

The duty controversy

The Yuan reality 

DAILY JANG

Trade deficit 2018 is a big challenge

Trying to reduce electric tariff Rana Afzal

Regulatory duty will be imposed on more unessential items secretary commerce

DAILY EXPRESS

Dealers banks declined to receive DDT claims under the prescribed rules


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 07 2018

DAWN NEWS

Plan to settle refund claims thru post-dated cheques

Abbasi promises two million gas connections by June

THE NEWS

Govt considers slashing gas, power tariffs to ease cost of doing business

Bad governance breeds corruption economic crimes

SBP urged to abolish cash dollar import restriction

Ministry plans more duties on imports

KCCI will never support facilitators of extortion mafia

Pakistans trade prospects in 2018

B RECORDER

Blockage of highways Chambers urge govt to ensure smooth flow of exports

Duty drawback claims Exporters voice concern over dealers, banks attitude

RD on luxury imports on the cards, says Dhaga

Traders facilitating extortionists wont be supported Teli

Imports, exports Yuan may help water down impact of US threats PBIF

KATI team meets FPCCI SVP

Bilour vows to help resolve business communitys Issues

LTUs, RTOs told to achieve 2H revenue target at all Costs

DAILY JANG

Arif Ahmed Khan likely to be appointed as secretary Finance

DAILY EXPRESS

Govt Announced to impose RD on more items 

Market direction changed cotton business stopped in Pakistan


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 06 2018

DAWN NEWS

 

Petrol prices

Dollar strengthens in kerb trade stable in interbank

Sales tax duties on import of cotton waived

First 5-year trade policy on its way

Aid cut incentive US tells Pakistan

THE NEWS

ECC approves Rs39bln guarantee for Jamshoro project

India lowers economic growth forecast ahead of budget

Exports likely to reach $23 billion in FY18

Green energy plan needed

FPCCI slams Trumps Tweet

B RECORDER

Effective Monday GST duty on imported cotton withdrawn

Avoidance of dual taxation treaty inked with HK

3.2m SMEs exist in country Dr Ayesha

LCCI chief urges govt to promote green technology across country

Nation ready to face challenges being faced by country FPCCI

Foreigners buy $22.957m shares in a week

Export volume to touch $23bn says Dagha

Task of new economic team

Govt succeeds in overcoming energy crisis to a great extent Afzal

DAILY JANG

UP and down in senior bureaucracy 7 federal secretaries replaced

Investigation begins on missing security bonds cheque from the custom record.

Business community in favour   of currency swap agreement Zahid Hussain

CEPEC investment trade conference will be held at Beijing on 29th January

F.B.R begins preparation on new federal budget recommendation sought up to 18th January.

DAILY EXPRESS

Current year exports will reach up to 23 billion dollars Secretary Commerce

Islamabad expressed concern on external debts by 41%

Avoidance of double taxation agreement with Hong Kong effective

Failure expected in G.S.P. Plus review


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 05 2018

DAWN NEWS

Provinces least interested in devolution as per 18th Amendment

SBP chief expresses optimism about SME financing

Green businesses need no NOC

FPCCI asks Sindh CM to unveil water plan

THE NEWS

Economy suffered due to accountability says Rana Afzal

No need for IMF bailout package minister Rana Afzal

Over 37 million payment cards issued in first quarter SBP

Govt must set realistic tax targets to keep development goals intact

Forex reserves down to $20.154bln

Sindh CM must devise water plan

B RECORDER

Umrah visa Saudi government postpones fingerprint Condition

Reserves decline

FBR kicks off fiscal year 2019 budget preparation exercise

Pakistan will meet repayment deadlines minister

Increase imposition of RD FBs proposal blocked

FPCCI rejects rigging charges

Sindh government to set up business facilitation desk at KCCI

SME finance policy SBP to conduct awareness programmesBajwa

Textile makers slam government for not paying refunds

RD on dozens of imported items revised

Trumps tirade against Pakistan business community shows solidarity with government armed forces

FCCI bodies help resolve business communitys problems VP

SMEDA develops programme for SMEs under PSDP

WCCI candidate opens new Pandoras box

Dar is unwell…

Re-thinking the tariff structure

ATM skimming fraud SBP officials suspect bank staffs involvement

Registration offices rules unveiled SECP proposes company records in hysical form may be destroyed after 10 years

A rapid fire round with MNA Rana Afzal - Minister of State for Finance

DAILY JANG

Business facilitations desk will be setup at Karachi Chamber

Industrial stability is a must for national progress Muhammad Zubair 

DAILY EXPRESS

Economy is stable will not go to IMF Rana Afzal

FBR begins preparation for new budget

5 to 20% regulatory duties reduced on import of 35 items 

FBR called chief commissioners conference tomorrow 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 04 2018

DAWN NEWS

Cotton production up by 7.2pc

CFOs told to authenticate companies statements

Britain open to foreign investment trade minister

THE NEWS

Another name being considered for post of finance secretary

ICCI wants withdrawal of hike in petroleum products prices

The yuan question

The PBC report

SECP issues directives for listed companies

Cotton production increases 7 percent

WHT system discourages manufacturing sector PBC

FPCCI team expresses gratitude

New gas connections available

B RECORDER

Reducing cost of power plants efficiency big challenges PM

PRGMEA seeks relaxation in yarn import duties

The de facto policymaker

An ambitious borrowing plan

Unregistered persons LHC suspends applicability of further ST on supply of goods

CFOs of listed firms required to authenticate financial statements SECP

Industrialists now prefer trading over manufacturing opine exporters

The new dollar?

DAILY JANG

More names under consideration for secretary finance appointment

F.B.R collected during 1st 6 months 1150000 tax return

Working to reduce cost of doing business prime minister Abbasi

New rules for U.S Visa ten lac persons to face deportation mostly Indians

DAILY EXPRESS

Pakistan population stands at 207774 520


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 03 2018

DAWN NEWS

Door open to yuan-based trade with China SBP

FBR drags its feet on key reforms

Cotton price soars to Rs8,100 per maund

FPCCI for removal of duties on leather sector

THE NEWS

Pakistan becomes largest recipient of Chinese soft loans

LHC declares Super Tax on Rs500 million income valid

SBP says businesses free to choose yuan for bilateral trade with China

SECP registered 8,286 new companies in 2017

Poor policy response makes textile industry uncompetitive

Govt urged to remove quarantine requirements, import duties on leather

APTMA calls for implementation of long-term policy

BoI to support machinery import without customs duty

B RECORDER

Pakistani, Chinese enterprises are free to trade in Yuan SBP

Govt will have to approach IMF to avert default

Govt criticised for increasing POL products prices

Murad urged to cut SRB taxes on services

Disposal of waste SSWMBs plan to reserve around 500 acres of land

Imposition of super tax Identical petitions dismissed

New finance team to overcome trade deficit PRGMEA

Economically strong Pakistan can handle pressures LCCI

APTMA chief seeks revival & growth of textile industry

Targeting twin deficits

Increase in petroleum prices challenged in Supreme Court

IT applications Instructions issued on unauthorised sharing of passwords

DAILY JANG

Pakistan becomes largest recipient of Chinese soft loans

Notification issued to reduce electric tariff by Rs 3.11 per unit

Increase in POL prices challenged in Supreme Court

Ministry of Commerce AD on call for proposals for the stakeholders input on strategic trade policy framework (STPF) 2018-23

Preparation under way to sell imported LNG at CNG stations in Sindh 

DAILY EXPRESS

Secretary finance to retire on Friday lobbying started for the slot

License of APTMA Hyderabad chamber including 12 trade bodies cancelled

Stable Pakistan can meet pressure Lahore chamber

Textile sector ignored development fund not released

Decision to restrict import of dollar up to 35%

Pakistans foreign trade can be done in Yan


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 02 2018

DAWN NEWS

Increase in oil prices challenged

Opposition parties threaten protests over petroleum prices hike

Petrol price increase

Fighting ATM frauds

SBP move likely to cause dollar shortage in open market

Trade bodies slam hike in POL prices

Pak Suzuki cars get costlier

S Arabia UAE levy VAT in first for Gulf

Centres control over natural gas irks Senate panel

THE NEWS

US assistance no more needed says Miftah

Chinese companies ICCI to promote trade

New year, new hike

Goods transporters increase fares after hike in petroleum prices

Fuel prices cheap no more

SBP extends dollar import facility

Economy strengthened political instability checks gains

B RECORDER

PYMA demands removal of regulatory duty

BD forex reserves rise to $332bln

Economic reforms Part - VII

Saudi, UAE introduce VAT in first for Gulf

SBP restricts import of cash USD

PTEA FELICITATION “AD” ON JOININING THE PORIME MINITERS DYNAMIC AND VISIONARY ECONIMIC TEAM

Let provinces tax on their own 

Petroleum prices

Date for payment of WHT extended

Solar power generation can be a viable option, KCCI research shows

Govt taking measures to expand tax net Miftah

Shahbaz felicitates FPCCI office bearers

Financial policies Miftah demanded to bring stakeholders on board

Sales decline in 2017 was worst in five years, traders say

17pc GST to be charged on motor spirit

LCCI concerned over impact of the hike in POL prices

No amnesty for proceeds of crime

The new finance team

IMF programme was not collusive

Circular debt soars to Rs525bn

DAILY JANG

Pakistan likely to get Saudi package of 2 billion dollar against default oil payment

Petrol costly goods transporters raised fare notice in national assembly 4 resolutions filed in Punjab assembly

FBR collected all time record revenue of Rs1725 billion

POL products during 1 Year price increased by Rs2107 per liter

Current year account deficit increased by 91%

From business point of view 2017 declared worst year during 5 years

2018 will also be encouraging year for countrys economy governor Sindh

POL rates and inflation

FBR issued notices to 10000 wealthiest persons

New tax imposed in Saudi Arabia and UAE

DAILY EXPRESS

Senate meeting OGRA officials called on increase in POL prices

Petrol bomb New Years gift to public

Pakistan could not gain from GSP Plus

Exporters protest on attaching bank accounts for recovery of taxes

Discrepancies in WEBOC delay in clearance

1st time value added tax imposed in Gulf countries


 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE January 01 2018

DAWN NEWS

Petrol to cost Rs4 more per litre

PM Abbasi says...

Economists say...

More challenges for banks

Chambers perception

Currency outlook Will the central bank let the rupee fall again

ENERGY Will 2018 be a costly end to darkness

THE NEWS

New Year gift petrol diesel become dearer

Save the economy

UAE Saudi Arabia impose 5pc VAT under new taxation system

Change of guard

B RECORDER

1H tax collection shows 17.5pc increase

Petroleum products prices raised

Pakistan-China-FTA-do-more

SCCI urges govt to set up export monitoring body

Challenges for the new economic team

DAILY JANG

Petroleum produces becomes expensive in international markets prices are increasing

Tax reforms dialogue between Pakistan and World Bank today

FBR collected Rs 1722 billion revenue in 1st 6 months

2017 was best for economy challenges still continues economic experts

No new bond will be issued nor go to IMF Miftah Ismail

POL products prices increased 18 times during 41/2 years govt earned Rs 300 billion

Good news 11% growth in exports

Why surcharge tax 

DAILY EXPRESS

New Year gift petrol Rs 4.06 diesel Rs 6.25 kerosine oil Rs 6.74 costly

Last year was year of depreciation of Pak Rupees 

Pakistan economy remain taking up and down during 2017

Governor Sindh facilitates FPCCI new elected office bearers

Irfan Yousuf appointed regional chairman of FPCCI for Punjab 

Malik Sohial appointed chairman coordination of FPCCI