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Date:  October 31, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Under-fire govt clinches deal with traders

Pakistan wants IMF to separate FATF from programme

Ogra proposes slight increase in petrol, HSD prices

Proposed hike in electricity tariff rejected

Ban on new CNG connections lifted

PIB auction sees heavy bidding, Rs108bn lifted

Seminar held on EU’s REX system

KE response

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rs11.97 per unit flat tariff for winter season approved

Traders end strike after 11-point accord with govt

Nepra allows Discos to charge Rs2.97 per unit extra from power consumers

Hike in petrol price by Rs1 per litre, diesel by Rs0.27 per litre proposed

Inflation, not corruption, is the issue: poll

RTO-II registers nearly five-fold increase in tax returns filing in Q1

FBR probes tax credit eligibility of non-profit organisations

Planners must focus on exploiting economic potential not masses

Govt lifts ban on gas connections to CNG sector

Filing deadline extension sought

Yields on PIBs fall across all tenors at auction

BUSINESS RECORDER

Hafeez’s recipe for speedy payment of refunds

Strike ends, Tareen brokers deal between govt, traders

FCA for Sept, Nepra shelves Rs2.84/unit hike in power tariff

Massive fluctuation in exchange rates, SBP suffers over Rs1bn loss in FY19

POL productsprices may rise

‘Economic challenges may be resolved by increasing tax base’

Moratorium on new CNG connections lifted

PTAA urges FBR to extend date for filing IT returns

KTBA for extending date for e-filing of IT returns

Seminar on REX System by EU for issuance of certificate of origin held

Fixing Pakistan Steel: Trick or treat?

SBP’s annual report for FY19

JANG NEWS PAPER

CNIC conditions deferred, turnover tax reduced, Traders strike called off

Prime Minister instructed to hold on P.O.L products price

Approval to supply electricity to consumers during winter at Rs 11.97 per unit

Businessmen were not correctly updated on CNIC condition. State Bank

Successful dialogue of businessmen

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

CNIC Condition differed for 3 months traders strike ends

OGRA sent summary to enhance rate of petrol by Rs 1 per unit

ECC approved to reduce electric tariff for few consumers

Agreed to form India – Saudi Arabia strategic partnership council

Seminar for Exporters jointly held with T.D.A.P and F.P.C.C.I

Date:  October 30, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

After talks failure, traders down shutters across country

No additional burden on existing taxpayers: Hafeez

Govt urged to declare ‘cotton emergency’

Internet services disrupted across Pakistan as cables go offline

Malir Cantt Board, DHA ignoring environmental laws: Sepa DG

IMF talks and strike

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR asked to resolve textile issues

SBP criticises provinces for low revenue generation

FBR chairman seeks complete info about account holders from banks

FBR asks UAE to share details of Pakistanis hiding behind Iqama status

Pakistan, IMF trying to reconcile differences on circular debt, tax collection

Submarine cable fault impacts internet services across Pakistan

Strike to continue today as govt-traders talks fail

BUSINESS RECORDER

Traders strike over steps to boost taxes as demanded by IMF

FBR reforms may create liquidity issues: SBP

Talks between govt, traders end in stalemate

Export boost tied to increase in surplus

Margins of OMCs, dealers, POL prices to be increased

India complains to world aviation body after Pakistan’s rebuff to Modi

KCCI chief asks TIOs to undertake extensive market studies

PTBA urges FBR to extend date for e-filing returns

Why do we borrow?

JANG NEWS PAPER

Govt traders dialogue again failed, shutter down strike will also be observed today. Business Leaders

IMF demand to increase further electric tariff

One month extension will be given in filing of annual tax return

State bank’s annual report

World bank restrictions?

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Action against terrorism is appreciable; to put Pakistan on black list of FATF will not be allowed. China

Traders countrywide strike across the country dialogue with Govt failed

Pakistan made request to IMF to relax restriction on finance system

Fault in international submarine cable, countrywide internet service disturbed

Commercial counselors should concentrate to increase interaction with trade stakeholders. Siraj Kasim

Delhi stands at no.1 and Lahore stands at 2nd in polluted cites


Date:  October 29, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Two-day nationwide protest by traders begins today

Revenue shortfalls in spotlight as first review of IMF programme kicks off

SBP calls for ‘industrial policy’ as priority

Progress made to remove Pakistan from grey list

China warns member countries not to politicise FATF

Prepared by IMF, current budget designed to increase loans, says Bengali

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Inflation rose, GDP lowered due to past policies: SBP

Traders go on two-day shutter down strike today

Federal secretaries find NAB ‘intolerable’ and ‘not acceptable’

FBR asks officials not to contact any taxpayer without legal authorisation

FBR warns confiscation of properties under Benami law

Economy shows signs of improvement on IMF support

‘Pakistan makes significant progress on FATF action plan’

Unemployment to further increase in Pakistan, warn economists

The economy reality check

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR, govt urged to simplify ST refund claim procedure

There must be no personal interaction with taxpayers, taxmen told

Bank account information of Iqama holders, UAE ministry approached to seek access

Peak and off-peak hours in winter, Govt may fix uniform power tariff

LSM fears!

T-Bills, PIBs acquisition by customers: FBR reminds banks of regulatory requirements

Baqir for making strenuous efforts to get out of FATF grey list

Investment laws need to be revisited: SBP

FPCCI chief urges govt to promote Islamic banking

Senate body for allowing to import two duty-free mobile phones’ per year

Big drop in industrial production

Debt limiting target unlikely to be met

JANG NEWS PAPER

Relevant information should be shared with bank account holders

Trying to persuade IMF on condition of CNIC for relaxation

25 Crore rupees fraud during 3 years in Dubai Islamic Bank

Instructions issued with regard to interaction with taxpayers and officers and staff

New Loan

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Fiscal year 2018-2019, Economic growth ½ Agriculture and Industrial sector remains stagnant


Date:  October 28, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Why foreigners want our bonds

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Relief for CNG consumers in the pipeline

‘Pak-China trade to be enhanced through private sector’

Diplomats concerned over Azadi March

IBA launches Dispute Resolution Forum

Yusuf Shirazi may never be equalled

Bartering for stability

No solution to debt

Doing business

BUSINESS RECORDER

Confiscation of containers, Millions of dollars export orders at stake: PTEA

WB EODB ranking, PBIF chief felicitates PM

Doing business: beyond World Bank rankings

Ease of doing business is not standalone

LSM further down

43rd FPCCI Export Awards

JANG NEWS PAPER

Pakistan will borrow Rs 3173 billion loan during current year

Hanging sword of FATF

Date:  October 27, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

ILO keen to improve working conditions

Customs units abolition: notices to FBR head, others

FBR fear of traders

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR staff barred from unauthorised interaction with businessmen

FBR warns 125,000 non-filers of penalties

Stakeholders cast doubt Doing Business reflects across-the-board ease

Release of cargo containers urged

If wishes were horses for bureaucracy!

Cotton connection

BUSINESS RECORDER

Business community must not be harassed: FBR chief

Improvement in Ease of Doing Business ranking

JANG NEWS PAPER
If wishes were horses for bureaucracy!

Electric tariff likely to increase further by Rs 29.97 per unit

Return filers reached at 918027 up to 25th October

In European countries clocks will be reversed by 1 hour from today

More than 1.50 lac online complaints sent to Prime Minister will be reviewed again decision taken

F.B.R should take business community into confidence

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Improvement in business raking is the big success. Prime Minister

Due to low pressure of Gas in Industrial areas of Federal-B-Area slow down

Decision to shutter down countrywide on 29th and 30th October 2019

Business community expressed concern on targeting business activity for political purpose

Flat rate of electricity, traders expressed joy it is business friendly

Date:  October 26, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Govt to ask IMF about fixed tax regime for traders

Debt levels to remain high in next five years amid widening fiscal gaps, lawmakers informed

Labour woes

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rent-seeking policies bite textile industry

FBR’s FASTER module criticised

Shabbar Zaidi says no compromise on CNIC condition

Pakistan to set up alternative special commercial courts

Banks disburse Rs27 billion to entrepreneurs in seven years

FATF grey list: Govt decides to fulfil remaining conditions till Dec 2

Tariff changes

BUSINESS RECORDER

Ease of doing business, Country to further improve ranking: Dawood

Automated system for data analysis, PM directs FBR, Nadra to expedite process

NA body irked by absence of Hafeez, Baqir

Insurance guarantee of transit cargoes, Depositing of 0.25pc premium of duty, taxes declared mandatory

FASTER makes refunds process more cumbersome: SAI

Ease of Doing Business Index, FPCCI chief felicitates PM for improving Pakistan’s ranking

FPCCI for political stability to bring economic prosperity

PHMA slams illegal detention of export goods-laden containers

LCCI voices concern over impounding of cargo containers

Factors behind the rise in inflation

JANG NEWS PAPER

To provide better facilities to public tax net to be expanded. Prime Minister

CNIC condition is not being abolished. Chairman F.B.R

Volume of loan during 5 years is likely to reach up to Rs 45000 billion standing committee

Grey list: decision to fulfill more condition of F.A.T.F up to 2nd December

Decision to take action against FBR staff having link with business community

78 Officers from grade17 to 20 of F.B.R Inland Revenue service transferred

Business will continue no effect from protest. Advisor

Strike of Power Looms Industry continued, agitation on sealing of 10 factories

Big tycoons offered to take over control of Reko Diq

Tax Return will not be filed if budget no taken back. Mehmood Hamid

Once again Billgates become world richest person

More use of sugar will speed up old age process. Research

World Bank’s encouraging report

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Abolition of CNIC or trying to takeout some middle way under consideration. Shabbar Zaidi

Several targets could not be achieved due to reduced midterm loan

Reservation by industrial sector on automation system ‘faster’

If demands are not fulfilled than tax return will not be filed. Mehmood Hamid

Ease in doing business Pakistan position improved at 28 step

Date:  October 25, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan takes big leap in business index

Govt working with controversial firm to monitor internet traffic: report

International Labour Organisation programme aims to improve labour welfare

SBP simplifies biometric verification for overseas Pakistanis

Reserves up

Business kudos

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

WB Ease of Doing Business ranking: Pakistan lands in 10 best bets

Flat tariff regime: Massive relief to power consumers on the cards

‘Genuine, fake businessmen be identified’

FBR to hold weekly meeting to solve refunds’ problem

Benami Zone serves notice on owners of 17 Benami vehicles, three properties

One-window operation to be launched at SBCA

Electricity generation up 9pc in Sept

Exporters in a lurch as govt impounds containers to counter protests

Fighting plastic

BUSINESS RECORDER

Pakistan among top 10 improvers in doing business

Pakistan set to become one of top places for investment: PM

Biometric verification, SBP facilitates expats

Traders’ countrywide strike planned for 29th, 30th

Better work programme to help improve Pakistan’s compliance: ILO official

Forex reserves up $44m

PTA chief demands uninterrupted gas, electricity supply

FPCCI members informed, NAB does not take direct action in bank default cases

JANG NEWS PAPER

WB Ease of Doing Business ranking: Pakistan lands in 10 best bets

How Pakistan brought so much improvement in ease of doing business

Owner and workers of power looms factory surrounded F.B.R

Countrywide shutter down on 29th October, dialogue of traders with FBR failed

Flat tariff regime, big relief to electric consumers during winter

Azadi march 8000 containers confiscated loss crore of rupees

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Ease of doing business, Pakistan improved at no 28 included in top 10 countries. One more promise fulfilled. Imran Khan

Tax evasion cases will be given to FBR. Chairman NAB


Date:  October 24, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Big industry contracts over 7pc in August

Govt raises Rs532.5bn in T-bill auction

Assets statements show legislators’ partiality for guns

Cotton scales season’s peak of Rs9,500

Doing business in Pakistan

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR issues 13,000 notices to property buyers for returns filing

LSM decelerates six percent in July-August

Economic managers struggle to implement half cooked reforms

Pakistan to come out of FATF grey list in 2020: Hammad

Bank outstanding loans to private sector edge up 1.6pc in 1Q

Entrepreneurial women

BUSINESS RECORDER

Setting up of SEZs, Provinces to be taken on board: PM

Flows of private sector advances: Rising credit risk, other factors behind massive contraction: SBP

SC asks what necessitates arrest of taxpayer

Minister vows more funds for industrial area’s uplift

Karachi RTO sheds light on e-filing of IT returns

TIOs urged to bridge widening gap between import & export

Tax-related issues: FBR to hold weekly meetings with exporters, ministries’ reps

We believe what’s drummed into us

Economic impact of abolished zero-rating

Yusuf Shirazi: an entrepreneur par excellence

JANG NEWS PAPER

Misuse of F.B.R criminal authority blackmail businessmen. Supreme Court

Electricity expensive by Rs 1.66 per unit, notification issued

Inflation increased by 17.8% during current week

F.B.R decided to hold weekly meeting with exporters

In every 10 minute one citizen being looted in Karachi

Economy and Realities

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

July to August: 6% large scale manufacturing reduced

Inactive loan of private and specialized banks enhanced. State Bank

Date:  October 23, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

SC seeks record of all gas cases from high courts

EU to help boost textile exports

Tax ombudsman finds irregularities in jewellery trade, recommends probe against FBR officials

Flying taxis may revolutionise travel in traffic-choked cities

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gold trade: FBR representation against FTO’s recommendations rejected

President endorses FTO’s order on agri income tax

Customs plan checking cargoes’ weight to verify import prices

EU envoy visits LCCI

Structural reforms

BUSINESS RECORDER

All high courts, SC summons record related to GIDC

Tax paid against exempted agri income, FBR must implement IT-based solution to verify claims: President

Business community starts formulating ‘Survival Plans’

FBR wing raids unregistered RO plants in F’abad

Govt urged to revisit implications of IMF conditions

EU ready to help Pakistan in expanding its exports: Androulla

APTMA Punjab chief assures to work with EU on all initiatives

Social entrepreneurs, Pakistan one of the best performers in second global poll

Marked decline in C/A deficit

JANG NEWS PAPER
Fuel adjustment charges recommendation to make electricity more costly by Rs 2.97

Date:  October 22, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

NAB constitutes ‘businessmen body’ to resolve issues

Pakistan to implement FATF action plan by February: Hafeez

Tax amnesty drives healthy growth in bank deposits

Delayed action main reason behind higher inflation: Finance Division

India to build solar, wind farms along Pakistan border

Tax: stick & carrot

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

WB Ease of Doing Business report: Pakistan made progress on six reforms out of 10

IMF team to visit Pakistan as per schedule

NAB forms panel to address complaints of businessmen

‘Media reports surge in inflation but does not tell causes behind it’

Pakistan, India ban all types of posts

Pakistan advised ‘optimal use’ of World Bank’s resources

Private sector financing may continue to fall on slowdown

Government likely to raise yield on tax refund bonds

‘Considerable progress on GSP Plus conventions’

BUSINESS RECORDER

FASTER system, FBR will not stop processing of ST refund payments

IMF officials told, Taxation issues can be resolved within existing constitutional framework

Finance Div. says country following liberal investment regime

Banking sector MPR for H1CY19, Global slowdown may hit exports, advances: SBP

NAB sets up body to address businesspeople’s concerns

Report to be released on 24th, Pakistan may achieve high ranking on EODB Index

Exports: High volumes alone won’t cut it

Ants, elephants, and SME finance

Economic ministers in embassies, Govt invites Nominations

KATI seeks similar standardisations across country

Mandate given to businessmen body contradictory to NAB Ordinance: Ghani

Imported containers, Recording of weight declared mandatory

Clear warning: FATF statement

JANG NEWS PAPER

Restriction imposed on India Pakistan mail and parcel

Up to 2024 Pakistan will be counted towards 20 economic developed countries

To review complaints NAB formed 6 members committee of businessmen

World Bank and IMF assured Advisor Finance for cooperation in economic development

Improvement in Economy

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

NAB formed committee to resolve traders concern and improvement for economy

World Bank extended support for improvement in Pakistan’s economy

Pakistan becomes top performer in South Asia. World Bank

KATI seeks similar standardizations across country


Date:  October 21, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

IMF asks govt to carry out long-delayed structural reforms

Labour woes and low cotton production

A seller of optimism

Addressing poverty to spur economic growth

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

China to help in turning Thar coal into diesel

Factories fined Rs150,000 in ICT for not complying with minimum wage act

Dubai marks one-year countdown to Expo 2020

The south-south option

BUSINESS RECORDER

Hafeez urges US cos to grow footprints

PM arrives in Karachi today

JANG NEWS PAPER

Pakistan economics direction is correct. Director IMF

A survey on country’s economy

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

American companies should avail opportunity to invest in Pakistan. Hafeez Sheikh

Date:  October 20, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

PM heaps praise on team for `economic turnaround`

India building world`s biggest face recognition system

FATF`s concerns

Sindh Building Control Authority, Public Notice

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

SBP’s intervention sought to bankroll tax refund bonds

IMF, ADB support economic reforms

CPEC project: SEZs’ foreign companies may be given 100pc ownership

Economy has turned the corner, says PM

Extreme gas pressure hits pipeline structure again

What the economy needs

Confusion

FATF: good and bad

BUSINESS RECORDER

FIs, businesses apprised about state of economy

Agri, corporate and SMEs, SBP amends three Prudential Regulations

SEZs: incentive package may include tax relief, foreign ownership

Pledges made with businesspeople: There has been no progress on the ground?

Zero-rated status, PTA for including leather sector in 2nd FTA with China

ST refund bonds, SBP urged to direct banks and FIs

SAI chief calls for controlling street crimes

JANG NEWS PAPER

Restoration of inactive loan is new danger for Pakistan’s economy. U.S Journal

Pakistan remains in grey list

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
Instruction should be released to accept sales tax refund bond

Karachi businessmen to join country wide strike

Strategy to avoid from black list


Date:  October 19, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan escapes FATF blacklist, but gets warning

Current account deficit shrinks massive 64pc

Discounted power tariff hours for industry under study

Cotton production dips 27pc

Cotton hits season’s high of Rs9,150


THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile exports slightly increase 2.9pc to 3.4bln in 1Q

C/A deficit contracts 64pc in July-Sept

FATF action comes as no surprise for stakeholders

Time to test targeted subsidies

FBR extends sales tax deadline

New work visas: Pakistan among top 10 countries for Japan hiring

Avoids blacklisting, remains in grey: Pakistan gets 123 days FATF breather

Govt to provide RLNG connections only to industry

$6 billion bailout: Pakistan to seek IMF waiver after FATF decision

BUSINESS RECORDER

Q1 C/A deficit declines 64pc

FATF gives Pakistan until February to complete action plan

Lesco to offer discounted hours to industry soon

Govt aware of business community’s issues, says Razak

CPEC Authority, Need for taking FPCCI on board stressed

SC to hear GIDC case on 22nd

FBR’s notifications

JANG NEWS PAPER

Trade deficit reduced due to sharp fall in imports. State Bank

Sales tax and federal excise return can be filed up to 25th October

Federal Govt decided to amend NAB ordnance 1999

Armed dacoit fired on textile industrialist car, industrialist injured

Record of sale and purchase of foreign currency in 27 months sought

Chances of death increases if people of more old age try to reduce weight

Date:  October 18, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

PROVINCES’ POOR RESPONSE SPOILS DRIVE AGAINST BENAMI PROPERTIES

FOREIGN PRIVATE INVESTMENT JUMPS 51PC

RESERVES RISE

FBR LAUNCHES URDU WEBSITE

PANIC BUYING ON COTTON MARKET


THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

PAKISTAN MUST ‘BALANCE RISKS’ OF SLOWING ECONOMY: REZA BAQIR

FBR TURNING INTO A BURDEN: JUSTICE GULZAR

APTMA REJECTS CONSUMPTION BASED TAX REFUND POLICY

SBP SIGNALS EXTENDED PAUSE ON INTEREST RATE HIKES

FDI FALLS 3.1 PERCENT TO $542.1 MILLION IN JULY-SEPT

FOREX RESERVES RISE TO $15.142BLN

MONITORING CELL TO CURB TAX EVASION

HOW ‘UNSCHOOLED’ TRADERS DODGE DOCUMENTATION

BUSINESS RECORDER

GOVT EXPECTS TO AVERT FATF BLACKLISTING

POST-BREXIT DEAL, PAKISTAN TO ENJOY SAME STATUS AS AVAILABLE IN GSP+ SCHEME: UK

IMF TEAM HOLDS TALKS ON REVENUE COLLECTION, C/A DEFICIT

URDU WEBSITE OF FBR INAUGURATED

GOVT IS NO EMPLOYMENT BUREAU

TEXTILE SECTOR IN DIRE STRAITS

ATIR BENCHES NOT FULLY FUNCTIONAL, BILLIONS OF RUPEES STUCK IN APPEALS AGAINST FBR

SC CRITICISES FBR FOR COMPLACENCY

JANG NEWS PAPER

VOTERS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY ARE IN DISTRESS DUE TO GOVT. ECONOMIC PLAN

F.B.R IS BURDEN ABOLISH IT 22000 PERSON TO COLLECT 20% TAX JUSTICE GULZAR

DIALOGUE WITH F.B.R SUCCEEDED TRADERS STRICKEN AT FAISALABAD ENDS

TAX REFUND POLICY ON THE BASIS OF CONSUMPTION NOT ACCEPTABLE APTMA

NEW TRADE POLICY AND INFLATION

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

F.B.R IS BURDEN ON THE COUNTRY ABOLISH IT SUPREME COURT

FOREX RESERVES EXCEEDS ONCE AGAIN BY 15 BILLION DOLLAR

16.7% BILLION DOLLAR SHARE IN PAKISTANS ECONOMY G.S.M.A

INFLATION LIKELY TO REDUCE INTEREST TATE REMAINS TO BE STAGNANT RAZA BAQIR

Date:  October 17, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

High debt levels to persist until FY24, says IMF

Pakistan, Egypt agree to promote trade

Pakistan hopes to leap up list of ease-of-doing business

‘NAB’s shame’


THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Tax collection under one umbrella: IMF to recommend National Tax Collection Agency

IMF predicts Pak economic turnaround from 2020

India falls to 102 in hunger index, eight ranks below Pakistan

Egypt keen on investing $1 bn in Pakistan

Tax department posts 32pc growth in revenue in 1Q

Malaysia suggests expanding FTA list

BUSINESS RECORDER

IMF, FBR officials share views on tax harmonization

115,223 issued notices by tax authorities

IMF team to take up host of issues with Razak today

Economic challenges should be responded with unity: SM Muneer

Global supply chains, Industries urged to take advantage of AEO certification

Trash management, Sindh LG Secy warns industrialists

PIAF lauds govt’s plan to revive sick industrial units

IR Faisalabad conducts raids on two manufacturing units

Senior Civil Service, Uncooperative or poorly led?

Pakistan’s economy beyond the IMF

JANG NEWS PAPER
New 5 years trade policy ready, inflation cannot be reduced till dollars demand reduced

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
Numerous consignments got clearance on forged documents disclosed

Date:  October 16, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Growth to slow down to 2.4pc in 2020: IMF

Pakistan to remain on FATF grey list till February

Falling raw material imports could lead to further slowdowns ahead, says Razak

Framework in place to counter terror financing: SBP

World economy ‘precarious’, no room for mistakes: IMF

Lagging labour

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

IMF sees no change in Pak growth rate

Chinese port operator to make fresh Rs38 bn investment

Govt seeks nominations for economic ministers in Pak embassies

FBR seeks transaction data from forex firms

SBP unveils guidelines to restrict misuse of banking channel

Traders-friendly tax regime urged

TDAP holds second series of NETP

FATF measures

BUSINESS RECORDER

SBP takes major step in the midst of FATF parley

IMF forecasts higher inflation, lower growth

CPFTA-II to be operational from Dec 1, says Dawood

Tech. team examining taxation system

Improving FDI statistics

Cotton woes: add inanity to the list

Import of raw cotton APTMA urges govt to remove duty, taxes

Economy going down at rapid pace

Challenges confronting FBR

In defence of economic roadmap

JANG NEWS PAPER

SECP staff is in stress due to fear of arrest, not ready to work. Khalid Mirza

Ordinance has been prepared against Benami properties. FBR

IMF tax expert team reached Pakistan

On dollar smuggling suit of terror and money laundering will be filed. State Bank

Winter in Karachi likely to begin during mid of November

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
Dialogues of IMF technical team with FBR
Meteorological Department forecast of heat today and tomorrow in Karachi

Date:  October 15, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Govt drops plan to form body on businessmen’s NAB cases

Beyond deficits

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Exporters term refund notes unattractive, demand restoration of zero-rating

World Bank advises harmonised sales tax system

Waning export values reveal competitiveness crisis entering endgame

Chances to avert FATF blacklist increase

Idea to form NAB body for traders dropped

PIA resumes Malaysia flights

Sepa team visits Bahadurabad, Dhoraji markets to enforce ban on single-use plastic bags

Finance adviser’s presser

BUSINESS RECORDER

Delay in refund payments, Exporters unable to honour export commitments

FBR, govt urged to release ST refunds

Prevalence of ‘decent work’

JANG NEWS PAPER

Mahatir Muhammad annoyed with India hint to revisit trade matters

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

IMF team to review falling tax system

Concern on poor performance of automated sales tax e-refund to exporter


Date:  October 14, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Economy stagnating amid big deficit, low reserves: WB

The wealth of the wealthiest

Policy confusions in gas business

Breaking the begging bowl

Inflation horse ignores monetary reins

Dodging the FATF’s blacklist

P.T.E.A. Ad,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

WB lowers India’s economic growth outlook

Economic confidence?

BUSINESS RECORDER

Export data to be critically examined today

Pakistan’s GDP growth rate to remain lowest in region in next fiscal year as well: WB

Rate remains stable, trading volume increases

Why should anyone invest in Pakistan?

Over-correction is bad economics

Pakistan’s ranking drops

Pakistanis holding properties in UAE

JANG NEWS PAPER

In term of growth Bangladesh and Nepal left India behind

Good news of economic improvement

Effort to restore confidence of Business Community

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Pakistan will not be able to reduce inflation in next 2 years. World Bank

20% reduced Pakistan and Srilankan trade

Indicators of economic improvement

Date:  October 13, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Deficits under complete control, says Hafeez

Non-tariff barriers hurting trade in Asia-Pacific`

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Economy improved, confidence of investors restored

Is Pakistan more corrupt than before?

Textile inputs bear high tariffs in Pakistan: WB

‘China agrees to tackle India’s trade deficit’

Business morale seen improving

KCCI slams trade ordinance

Digital economy

BUSINESS RECORDER

Twin deficits contained: Hafeez

It’s not appropriate

Phasing out plastic bags

JANG NEWS PAPER

Economy improved, confidence restored, trade and financial deficit overcome, stock market, currency stable, issue of CNIC will be resolved. Govt

On Govt’s assurance exporters Rs.17 billion hanged on talking promissionary bond against refund, problem is being resolved. Chairman F.B.R

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Tough decision started yielding fruits, trade deficit reduced, exchange rate stable, jobs are creating. Hafeez Shaikh

Prime Minister visit to China, 50 billion dollar investment likely to restore

APTMA demands abolish of taxes on cotton

70% exports based on cotton. Dr. Anjum

Date:  October 12, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

UAE hands over data of Pakistanis given residence permits

First quarter trade deficit narrows by 35pc

SNGPL warns of huge fuel related costs if LNG power plants sold

Taxing times

Gas price reform

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

SBP refutes news item

Dubai to share info about Pakistanis’ properties: Shabbar

IPSOS survey: Inflation, additional taxes worry majority

SHC orders framing of rules for employees social security law

Trade deficit contracts 35pc as imports sink

FBR dismisses auditor

Traders’ protest

BUSINESS RECORDER

Pakistanis holding properties, FBR chief says Dubai to instantly provide details

Sept exports post 2.67pc growth YoY

KCCI urges govt to revalidate TOO-2007 in place of TOO-2013

PCDMA urges govt to abolish discriminatory taxes

Public debt swells

JANG NEWS PAPER

Resolution of misuse of Iqama is under process, Dubai will provide details of Pakistanis having properties. Chairman

Governor State Bank did not say about shock of inflation. Spokesman

Did NAB started showing leniency towards business community

Stable economic system, 1st priority

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Dubai Govt agreed to provide details of Pakistanis having properties

Country’s trade deficit reduced by 35% in 3 months stands at 5.7 billion dollar

Karachi Chamber invites Razzak Dawood

Economic progress and fruit for public

Date:  October 11, 2019


DAWN NEWS PAPER

Gas companies prepare Rs55bn subsidy bill for winter supplies

Economy is our foremost priority: PM

Exporters seek early release of tax refunds

FBR updates ‘Tax Asaan’ mobile app

State of the economy

Reserves increase

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association Ad,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Imran orders recovery plan for 687 sick units

People must show patience: More shocks of inflation likely

Pakistan bonds evoke Egypt’s success tale

FBR to install e-devices at big shops, malls, restaurants from Dec 1

FBR asks retailers to connect with invoicing system till Dec 1

Karachi traders support strike call

LTU Karachi collects Rs304.3bln in first quarter

Neither half empty, nor half full, the glass is leaking…

SBP’s forex reserves rise

Indian family blacklisted by US over corruption in S Africa

The FATF conundrum

Economy and security

Bad ranking

BUSINESS RECORDER

PTEA urges govt to address extreme cash flow crisis

IMF projection, Govt gross debt to rise to 78.6pc

Running economy on sustainable basis foremost priority: PM

Over 4.5m cotton bales to be imported

Restaurants, eateries, coffee shops, FBR introduces ‘Electronic Invoice System’

Commerce ministry rebuts news item

FBR launches revised version of app ‘Tax Asaan’

Surge in country’s indebtedness

JANG NEWS PAPER

1st Priority to stabilize economic system, instruction to form reforms within 2 months for restoration of 687 sick units

Further inflation shocks can be occurred, people keep patience, conditions are improving day by day. Governor State Bank

F.B.R decided to form taskforce to achieve target

Switzerland out of from grey list, Pakistan also likely to be exited

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Economic condition is being improving; inflation will reduce within 2 years. Governor State Bank

Planning should be done within 60 days for restoration of sick units. Prime Minister

Businessmen given relief to link with computerized system up to 1s December  

Shortfall of Rs.100 billion, tax collection target for October fix at Rs.376 billion

Delivery of import and export consignments at their door begins

Date:  October 10, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Compliance report ready as FATF meeting approaches

Countrywide traders’ strike on 28th, 29th

Stabilisation efforts bearing fruit: SBP

Pakistan dropped three ranks on Competitive Index in 2018

Non-intrusive inspection terminals set up for speedy cargo scanning

Chief and the tycoons

The Chinese model

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Refuse registration, surrendering CNIC: Traders’ countrywide shutter down on 28th

Global Competitiveness Index: Pakistan slips to 110th from 107th position among 141 countries

ADB approves 70pc increase in loan allocation for Pakistan

Nepra allows Discos to charge Rs1.78/unit extra

To avoid gas loadshedding: Rs54.4 bn RLNG to be supplied to domestic sector in winter

Economy thrives when investors encouraged, respected: Murad

Baqir sees inflation easing from 2H

RLNG price increased over 6pc for October

EOBI goes digital

BUSINESS RECORDER

Global Competitiveness Report 2019, Pakistan’s ranking drops

Major export sector hamstrung by duties: WB

Businesspeople put their weight behind Dawood

Ministry, too, backs Adviser

Reforms start bearing fruit: SBP chief

Human intervention to be minimized in trade process: Shabbar

PM hailed for turnaround,  Textile industry achieves 26pc growth in quantitative terms: APTMA

FPCCI protests rigorously against economic team

Imported RLNG prices up 6.6pc this month

Economy flourishes when investors encouraged, respected, says Murad

Businessmen running out of patience: PBIF chief

Russian envoy for enhancing two-way trade

‘Every listed company shall place annual report prior to AGM’

NA speaker for providing maximum support to industrial sector

Reko Diq: what is the CM Balochistan saying?

The creeping realism in fiscal policy

JANG NEWS PAPER

Neither give CNIC nor get registration, countrywide shutter down by Traders and protest at Islamabad on 28, 29 October

Prime Minister’s interest, Textile Industry becomes competitive in International Market. APTMA

Electricity expensive by Rs.1.78 per unit

Rules and regulation of appointment of Mr. Shabbar Zaidi as Chariman FBR

Businesspeople will not be called via phone by NAB, Chairman issued new guidelines

Pakistan slips to 110th position after 3 steps degradation according to economic stability stands at 116 after degradation of 13 numbers

Purchase of household becomes difficult. Survey

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Result coming in of economic reforms, Dr. Raza Baqir

NAB officials will not call any Businessman notification issued

Chinese industrialists assured incentives

Date:  October 09, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

FPCCI calls for Razak’s removal

‘Withdraw cotton import duties’

PM wants to put 500 corrupt people in jail

Chinese firm investing in Gwadar gets 23-year tax exemption

Govt plans flat electricity rate for winter

Australia uninterested in FTA with Pakistan

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Beneficial owners of Benami accounts to face music: FBR

Cotton import expected to hit record high of 5 million bales

SBP to sell government debt worth Rs4.25trln in three months

Pakistan-Azerbaijan direct flights likely from next year

With economy in soup, kitchen cabinet remains empty of ideas

Call for massive policy reforms to ensure rights of workers, activists

BUSINESS RECORDER

APTMA rejects bonds meant to clear outstanding claims of industry

APTMA seeks withdrawal of duty, taxes on cotton import

FPCCI demands removal of Dawood

FPCCI chief hails NAB chief’s assurance to businessmen

FPCCI chief unveils 20-point road map

KCCI chief voices concern over city’s worsening L&O situation

New winter power policy to be announced in Nov

FBR takes major step towards Benami bank accounts

FATF: hold your horses

Automation replaces cheap labour

MoF’s defence

JANG NEWS PAPER
FBR warned banking association to face serious consequences on benami accounts

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
To provide cheap electricity at night during November – January under consideration

Date:  October 08, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Over 130,000 high net-worth individuals served tax notices

Definitely not easy

NAB’s shame

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Number of return filers up 43pc to 2.63 million in tax year 2018

Fill in the policy blanks!

TDAP to outsource tax operations

CPEC Authority established through ordinance

What WEF chief says about Pakistan, India

Rabbani questions exempting business family from NAB law

Minister contradicts a report; The News replies

Waiting in hope

BUSINESS RECORDER

CPEC Authority, Gwadar Port, Ordinances promulgated

$321.5m borrowed from foreign banks in two months

Why LSM, other sectors showing negative trends?

Cotton – stewardship is missing

Traders give three-day ultimatum to FBR for fulfilment of demands

JANG NEWS PAPER

Positive indicators in Pakistan’s economy, India is emerging country. WEF

Immunity to business family from NAB law Govt should verify or contradict. Raza Rabbani

Chairman FBR meets Zahid Kazmi discussion on tax reforms

Thousands of traders march towards F.B.R, sit in at Nadra Chowk

FATF: important progress

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Domestic tax collection increased by 25% due to reforms. Shabbar Zaidi

Traders given 3 days’ time to FBR, than countrywide strike will be announced

Solution needed to sort out economic stagnation

Date:  October 07, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

NAB won’t probe tax evasion, bank default cases

Businessmen upbeat after meeting army chief: minister

Is consumer confidence waxing or waning?

Reshuffle versus stability

Is exchange rate stability sustainable?

Businessmen send a distress signal

Why VAT is not always a good tax

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Money laundering, terror financing: Pakistan fares well on FATF conditions

More wolves at the door

‘Reservations of some businessmen to COAS were unjustified’

COAS has assured of keeping economy stable: Hammad

Rawalpindi rendezvous

Agriculture tax

People eat more when dining with friends, family

BUSINESS RECORDER

e-Commerce, SBP urged to come up with clear-cut policy

Govt’s steps help improve rupee value: Hammad

Alarm over cotton output

Action against tax frauds gains momentum: Shabbar

Economic activities, exports to boost with business package: PBIF chief

The winter of Discontent

IMF: No room for back-tracking

JANG NEWS PAPER

Reservations of few businessmen with Army Chief was unjustified. Chairman Nab

Country wide businessmen convention against taxes and economic policies will be held today at Islamabad

Nab Must arrest looters but businessmen should not be harassed. Business Leaders

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Will not interfere in tax matter, reservations before Army Chief is baseless. Chairman NAB

Pressure increased on Govt to reduce policy rate

Date:  October 06, 
2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Consistency in policies vital to economic growth: FBR chief

SBP to launch faster payment gateway next year

Water crisis major risk to business in South Asia: WEF

CNIC and taxes

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Sales tax collection from imports climbs to R200.7bln in Jul-Sept

LCCI help sought on tax issues

Breakthrough?

You watch TV, it watches you back

BUSINESS RECORDER

Delay in refunds payment, Textile exporters unable to honour export Commitments

Textiles get their moment in the art world spotlight

Traders seek LCCI’s support for ease of doing in business

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Shamshad Akhtar refused to attend cabinet meeting on not getting powerful position

Rs 90 billion of textile exporters is locked with Govt

Impression of shrinking economy is one question

Date:  October 05, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

CNIC misreporting no more a punishable offence for suppliers

Paralysed man walks with aid of brain-controlled exoskeleton

‘Street vending a legal business’

Industry meetings

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt draws SC’s ire over traders’ problems

Simple fixed tax scheme on the cards: Builders, developers to pay Rs210 per square foot tax

70-year-old ex-fed secretary arrested by NAB on flimsy grounds

Money sent abroad cannot be brought back: Shabbar

FBR to launch aggressive drive for registration of consumers

Risk-based audit system: FBR to select less than 10pc cases

Pak economy not shrinking: Finance Div

Domestic gas supply with LNG requires huge subsidy

Businessmen complain about PM to those who brought him: Zardari

Street vendors are not encroachments, says commissioner

LCCI hails PM’s assurance

FBR to verify buyer’s identity

India’s central bank makes fifth rate cut, slashes growth forecast

Pakistan taking shot at defying the laws of economics

BUSINESS RECORDER

Builders, developers, Simplified fixed tax scheme finalized

Industrial, commercial consumers of electricity, FBR to launch registration drive from 15th

New methodology to improve FBR capacity to conduct audits under study

Sales tax matters, FBR can issue show-cause notice to co within 5 years

Economy not shrinking, claims Finance Division

Removal of impediments to economic growth, LCCI chief hails PM, COAS’s assurance to business community

FPCCI polls schedule announced

KCCI chief for setting up of councils to boost exports

Missing IMF revenue target may lead to mini-budget: PBIF chief

Ghani Osman to be BMPs candidate for FPCCI’s  SVP slot

It’s all about economy

The business community’s concerns

JANG NEWS PAPER

Trader’s worries, Supreme Court annoyed, hurdles in the way of industrialist, do you want that taxpayers are also runaway. Remarks

Money gone outside from country cannot be brought back. Chairman F.B.R

Number of middle class people in Pakistan exceeds by 12 crore

Facilities for business community

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Reduced trade volume is dangerous for country’s economy. Supreme Court

Supreme Court, demanding sales tax record beyond 5 years declared F.B.R notice illegal

Transfers in F.B.R, Miss Nausheen member administration appointed

C.N.I.C condition rules introduced for non-registered persons

Consensus on economic reform, good step

Date:  October 04, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Meeting with COAS was cordial: industry leaders

External loans soar to $91bn in 2018

100pc input tax adjustments allowed to eight sectors

India-Pakistan nuclear war could kill 100m, warn researchers

Steep fall in cotton output

Strategy finalised to remove businessmen’s concerns: PM

Uber makes airport helicopter taxis available to all NY users

SBP reserves fall $724m

F.B.R Ad, POS Invoicing System   

Power tariff hike

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

APTMA patron-in-chief quotes COAS: We support PM, traders should follow suit

PM to visit China for discussing CPEC expansion

KCCI says PM ready to test promo council idea

‘PCMA to lay research-based plan’

Is a ‘new economic order’ being established?

‘NAB needs Saudi-styled powers’

After COAS, businessmen call on PM: Panel promised to deal with complaints against NAB

Mufti Taqi Usmani most influential Muslim personality in world

Improved security enabled space for increased economic activity: COAS

LHC seeks report on effects of blanket ban on plastic bags

EU president to sleep in her office!

Electricity hikes!

IMF waivers

BUSINESS RECORDER

PM urged to take notice of delay in releasing ST refunds

Exporters dismayed at working of FBR’s new Faster system

Exporters disappointed over working of FBR’s FASTER system

FBR’s top officials grilled for failing to control smuggling, under invoicing

Businesspeople to be insulated from NAB activism

NAB won’t pursue tax evasion cases: chairman

National security intrinsically linked to economy: COAS

Power tariff hike will not hit 75pc domestic consumers: Omar

Total debt projected to reach Rs45.5trn in 5 years

Sindh, Balochistan, GRASP to strengthen SMEs: Razak

Exclusive option titled ‘FBR’ included in Pakistan Citizen Portal

Electricity tariffs understated

Governance issues galore!

JANG NEWS PAPER

After meeting with Army Chief Businessmen meet Prime Minister, agreed to form committee to resolve issues reservations of NAB

NAB needs Saudi-styled powers

Army Chief said that Prime Minister is having his support, traders should also support him APTMA Patron in Chief

Official notification issued with regards to premature retirement of senior bureaucrat Muhammad Younus Dagha

Pakistani origin leaves behind Donald Trump in wealth

Ban on shopping bags, Lahore High Court stop taking action

Bureau of statistics sensitive report

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Exim bank will start operation from next year preparations ready

Notice taken by Prime Minister and Army Chief on business issues haked

Business community expressed concern on country economy

F.B.R Ad, POS Invoicing System

Date:  October 03, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Inflation jumps 11.4pc in September

Massive tariff hike to raise Rs125bn for power sector

PM okays appointment of 47 trade officers

Over 0.5m complaints resolved thru citizen portal

Rain likely in city on Friday

Online transactions

Our plastic problem

Increasing tax revenues

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Tycoons’ dinner reception with COAS: Top businessmen explode before Gen Bajwa

Power tariff hiked again on second day

Govt pocketing Rs40, Rs38 per litre on diesel, petrol

FATF can blacklist Pakistan anytime: Indian defence minister

Consumer inflation edges up to 11.4pc in Sept

SECP revokes licences of 22 entities for non-compliance

IT vendors to quote prices in dollars

FBR’s FASTER dubbed slower

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR issues Rs30.1bn refunds in Q1

Businesspeople meet army chief?

ECC decides to increase power tariff by Re0.53/unit

Ex-Secretary Finance Dagha opts for early retirement

SRB posts 13.3pc revenue growth in Q1

Listed cos, SECP lays down procedure for composition of BoDs

Onion prices have gone crazy

GSP Plus: beyond textiles

A glass half full?

Revenue shortfall and POL products’ prices

JANG NEWS PAPER

Business industrialists meet Army Chief exploded on difficulties in doing business

Electricity further expensive in 2nd day, increase in drug prices also inflation increased in comparison last year

International prices of petroleum, public not benefited with reduced price

Pakistan under debt worth billions of dollar where money is spent

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

E.C.C approval to increase price of electricity by 0.83 paisa per unit

FBR’s crackdown on holder of dollars

NEPRA approved to increase electric tariff by Rs 1.66 per unit

Date:  October 02, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

WATER AVAILABILITY SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR ISLAMABAD

IHC WANTS REMOVAL OF ANOMALIES IN EXTRADITION LAW

K-ELECTRIC BILLING

CABINET APPROVES FIRST-EVER E-COMMERCE POLICY FRAMEWORK

NA PANEL CALLS FOR CUT IN INTEREST RATE

BUYING INTENSIFIES ON COTTON MARKET

ELECTRICITY TARIFF INCREASED BY 53 PAISA PER UNIT

EXPERTS CAST DOUBTS ON USAGE OF OBD PLASTIC BAGS IN SINDH

SEPA POSTPONES ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL PUBLIC HEARING

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

POWER UP BY RE0.53 PER UNIT

CONDITION OF CNIC NOT TO BE WITHDRAWN: FBR CHAIRMAN

EASE OF BUSINESS

NAB FORMS COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS OF BUSINESS COMMUNITY

FBR EYES DOLLAR TRANSACTION DETAILS TO NET HOARDERS

BUSINESS RECORDER

TEXTILE CONCESSIONS

BUSINESS: EASE, COST AND COMPETITIVENESS

NO CHANCE OF MINI-BUDGET AT THIS STAGE

EFFECTIVE OCT 1, RS0.53 PER UNIT HIKE IN DISCOS’ TARIFF NOTIFIED

JANG NEWS PAPER

RAINFALL LIKELY IN KARACHI BETWEEN 4TH OCTOBER AND 5TH OCTOBER 2019

NAB FORMED 4 MEMBER COMMITTEE TO REMOVE RESERVATIONS OF BUSINESS COMMUNITY

CNIC CONDITION WILL NOT BE ABOLISHED ONE MONTH EXTENTION CAN BE GIVEN CHAIRMAN FBR

INFLATIONS WILL BEGIN REGAUCING FROM JANUARY DEPUTY GOVERNOR STATE BANK

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
PROVIDING ECONOMIC RECEIPT IS THE REAL CHALLENGE

Date:  October 01, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Revenue shortfall grows to Rs111bn

Exporters decry delay in refunds

Petrol, diesel prices left unchanged to ‘offset expected increase’ next month

KE claims supply from national grid reduced

Modern tax system


THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile millers ready to invest $1bln if business environment improves

FBR extends date of filing income tax returns till Oct 31

LPG price jacked up 11.14pc for October

Fear of ME situation: Govt keeps petroleum prices unchanged

Economic steps to wean Pakistan off IMF: SBP

Rs960 bn tax collected in three months: Shabbar Zaidi

FBR to install machines at stores, malls for sale receipts

Pakistan, Germany agree to strengthen trade ties

Saudi-Iran tensions: Oil prices to shoot up, says MBS

PM to attend China-Pakistan Business Forum in Beijing

Pakistan submits plan to erase circular debt

Evolving recession: Economic notes

BUSINESS RECORDER

Cabinet to consider ‘half cooked’ e-commerce framework

Provisional July-Sept collection shows Rs111bn shortfall

Tax return deadline extended till 31st

PHMA approaches PM for approved ST refunds

F B Area Association of Trade & Industry, Abdullah Abid elected president unopposed

New APTMA chief vows to restore viability of textile industry

APTMA Punjab holds AGM

Roadmap of schools education dept reviewed to ensure quality education

OGRA notifies increase in LPG prices

FBR’s helpline to provide service to public

Sindh govt imposes ‘complete ban’ on plastic bags

Economic outlook for 2019-20

Pakistan’s economy: ADB’s assessment

JANG NEWS PAPER

In 1st quarter Pakistan’s import reduced all time record by Rs 3 billion

Textile Industry and Govt’s Promises

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

90% Achieved in 1st quarter targeted tax. Shabbar Zaidi

Hope Pakistan will not go to IMF again. Raza Baqir

Digital economy
Date:  October 19, 2019

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan escapes FATF blacklist, but gets warning

Current account deficit shrinks massive 64pc

Discounted power tariff hours for industry under study

Cotton production dips 27pc

Cotton hits season’s high of Rs9,150


THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile exports slightly increase 2.9pc to 3.4bln in 1Q

C/A deficit contracts 64pc in July-Sept

FATF action comes as no surprise for stakeholders

Time to test targeted subsidies

FBR extends sales tax deadline

New work visas: Pakistan among top 10 countries for Japan hiring

Avoids blacklisting, remains in grey: Pakistan gets 123 days FATF breather

Govt to provide RLNG connections only to industry

$6 billion bailout: Pakistan to seek IMF waiver after FATF decision

BUSINESS RECORDER

Q1 C/A deficit declines 64pc

FATF gives Pakistan until February to complete action plan

Lesco to offer discounted hours to industry soon

Govt aware of business community’s issues, says Razak

CPEC Authority, Need for taking FPCCI on board stressed

SC to hear GIDC case on 22nd

FBR’s notifications

JANG NEWS PAPER

Trade deficit reduced due to sharp fall in imports. State Bank

Sales tax and federal excise return can be filed up to 25th October

Federal Govt decided to amend NAB ordnance 1999

Armed dacoit fired on textile industrialist car, industrialist injured

Record of sale and purchase of foreign currency in 27 months sought

Chances of death increases if people of more old age try to reduce weight