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ECC set to okay import of Azerbaijan fuel on credit

How to wreck an economy

Economic direction?

Industry & austerity

SPECIAL REPORT: New year in Naya Pakistan

Despite tall claims, FDI will not be a cure-all

Orbit of external influence: IMF or no IMF?

Industrial policy devised to assist businessmen investors, Buzdar


New Year to bring additional Rs155 bn tax burden

Saudi Arabia to make biggest investment in Pak history: Asad

Another mini-budget on the anvil

Govt to launch Rs100 bn security bond to clear tax refunds’ backlog

Economic fundamentals belie govt’s ‘comfort zone’ approach

The Baldia fire case

No pain, no gain


FBR examining proposals to clear refund backlog

Bank deposits

The Pakistan Banao Certificate

Mini-budget on the cards

Envoys conference: a lost opportunity?

Taxes: third time may not be a charm 


Electric tariff reduced from Rs18/- per unit to Rs8/- per unit due to CEPEC electric project

Year 2018 was depressive for economy and exports


Up and down in 2018 Pakistan’s economy debts increased by Rs28000 billion

Tax refund issue, Govt is keen to issue security bond

Pakistan & China’s Economic Friendship

U.S.A citizens are at No.1 in keeping more cars while New-Zealand stands at 2nd

F.B.R Offices would remain open till 10:00pm today




PM seeks envoys’ help to fight money laundering

No economic crisis, says Imran

Karachi industrialists announce factories shutdown for want of gas

Ogra proposes Rs9.5 decrease in petrol price

UBG sweeps FPCCI polls

Corporate return filing


Anti-money laundering operation: 'Shrieks coming from Sindh'

Govt to table fresh money bill next month: Asad

Rs15 per litre reduction in diesel, Rs9 in petrol prices likely

Gas crisis

SITE announces closure of industries on gas outage

Trade with Pakistan to reach $800 million by year-end’

APTMA seeks PM’s help

RLNG estimated to push power generation up 30 percent

Investment in infrastructure, manufacturing need of the hour

KWSB chief told to explain non-compliance with court order in person


PM optimistic about IMF response

Envoys urged to make efforts towards enhancing exports

Textile industry: PM urged to harness export- investment potential

Up to 13.5 percent cut in prices of POL products recommended

Businessmen irked by closure of industrial units without notice

Low Pakistan-Russia trade due to lack of direct banking channel: envoy

PRGMEA demands representation of SMEs on textile committee

PTEA seeks Razak’s help

The FDI woes

Gas supply issues: SAI threatens to close down SITE factories

Influential oil mafia creating artificial gas crisis: APCNGA

Foreign roamer allowed to continue using foreign SIMs without any time limit: FBR

KTBA urges FBR to extend e-filing date to Jan 31st


F.B.R Offices would remain open today to facilitate tax payers

European Union will give 10 crore euro to Pakistan agreement signed


Karachi severe crisis of gas, Industries to be closed down from Monday, closure duration of CNG increased




 FBR gets tepid response to thousands of notices

 Pakistan must be made part of production chain: foreign minister

 Low gas pressure hampering industrial production in Site

 Cabinet approves plan to float yuan-denominated ‘Panda bonds’

 SBP reserves fall by $591m

 Extended bank hours for tax collection

 Sabzwari made SECP chairman

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Pakistan to launch Panda Bond in Yuan currency

Power consumers to be repaid Re0.31/unit in Jan bills

PM has no power to dissolve SNGPL, SSGCL’s BoDs

Gas shortage puts half of textile exports at stake

Textile industry continues to disappoint with its inefficiency in 2018

Government urged to ensure SMEs representation in committee

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Envoys urged to help attract FDI, boost exports

Online tax collection system: SBP extends coverage to provincial taxes

Readymade textile exports stagnate

Textile industry hit by low gas pressure: exporters

Textile sector: 50 top retailers will have POS terminals linked with FBR’s system

FPCCI elections today

Chairman UBG vows to resolve business community’s issues

Power Distribution Companies, Nepra approves 31 paisa/unit refund in tariffs

No refunds likely to be paid in current fiscal year

Collection of duties & taxes Branches to remain open till 8PM on 31st: SBP

Lawyers for improving taxpayer facilitation at LTUs

FBR offices to remain open on 29th

Forex reserves further slide by $567 million

Maersk Line-Damco merger in 2019

Amazon, Walmart face hit from new India e-commerce rules

How does PM look at economy?


Economic diplomacy is the effective tool to search out new markets. Foreign Minister

Hint to release 33% refund under the head of DLTL next month

Nepra approve to reduce electric tariff 0.31 paisa per unit

Comparison of economic development with developed countries


No restriction to produce electricity from furnace oil

How to control energy crisis?

Mini budget, take care of public



Govt to ensure uninterrupted gas supply

PM’s aide says free trade accords with China to be revised

Regulator allows maximum loss claims to SSGC, SNGPL

Exports crippled by paucity of funds

Foreign investment

Clear policy on changing status of industrial plots sought

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No more power making through furnace oil: PM

Textile industry demands Rs100bln in stuck tax refunds

POL prices likely to be decreased

Sindh minister warns of sit-in if gas crisis persists

Talks with the IMF

Mini budget to worsen plight of masses, warns Pindi tax bar association

Judicial body seeks policy on commercialisation of industrial plots

Pakistan owes $6 billion to China under CPEC

FPCCI lauds BA’s return to Pakistan

FBR offices to observe extended hours


””Mafias”” behind gas crisis: PM

GSP+ monitoring process: EU urges government to ””ensure”” freedom of expression

Government to launch ”Pakistan Banao Certificate”

What should worry the government?

Big taxpayers: FBR unveils new procedure for quick assessment, recovery

APTMA chairman for releasing all pending refunds

TEXPO 2019 discussed

Government urged to release DDT, DLTL claims

Elections 2019: BMP claims support of all major chambers

Make in Pakistan – for export

Country’s external sector needs and IMF

Wooing Chinese private sector

Gas pricing: hedging the way out

Envoys’ conference on economic diplomacy from today

500 more products Customs decides to expand ambit of self-clearance


Report of committee on Gas crisis rejected, order to reconstitute Board of Companies

List sought of Industrial plots converted into commercial

Claims payable under export package be made. Exporters

Misuse of active tax payers list detected

Trade agreement 2 will be signed with China in June. Razzak Dawood


Restriction to generate Electricity from Furnace Oil, order to produce from LNG and Coal. Uniform rate of Gas be introduce in the country, report rejected on gas crisis

Mini Budget in January, recommendations ready to levy new tax of Rs160 Billion 

5 Free Trade Agreements dialogue with China, Turkey, Korea in progress

Misuse of SRO recommendation to blacklist more 21 mills           

Strict condition of IMF need to send Asad Umar for dialogue

Economic reforms begins tax refund will be cleared in this year. Finance Minister

Election of F.P.C.C.I Office bearers will be held tomorrow



Gas subsidy payment in January bills: SNGPL

Traders blame lack of awareness for slow response to yuan-based settlement

Conventional banks lending to private sector surges 400pc

IMF talks

Foreign airline


Imran likely to take to task persons behind gas crisis today

Pakistan to implement ‘prior actions’ for talks with IMF

IMF puts Pakistan in a tight spot


Envoys” moot convened to attract FDI

Taxation issues for budget: FBR to finalize its views on PBC Recommendations

Petroleum and gas prices

B&R – a revolutionary idea


 CEPEC 40 billion dollar to be return to China against investment of 26.5 billion

 Decision to introduce latest mobile app to enhance tax net


Pakistan should cut 4% to 5% from development or defence budget. IMF

Energy Committee of Cabinet will hold meeting today to overcome gas crisis

Election of F.P.C.C.I President, Vice President & Provincial Presidents will be held on 28th December

Severe crisis of gas across the country industries, stoves closed



As IMF talks sputter, govt seeks another route

NAB sets up complaint cell for business community

Exploring new taxes

Textile’s martyr complex

Exporters can earn by selling hijabs and abayas

Wealth creation: back to basics


FBR traces alleged massive tax evasion by international contractors


Trade can be enhanced by developing B2B linkages: Russian envoy

Another ‘mini-budget’


Due to decisions of Govt economic indicators becoming positive. Finance Minister

P.I.A decided to abolished business class for U.K and Europe 


During 2018 Pakistani’s foreign direct investment reduced. State Bank

July to October private sector borrows Rs360 billion. Finance Minister

Circular debt become big threat to country’s economy. Economy Watch

Pakistan will get soon package from IMF President L.C.C.I




Literacy rate has fallen to 58pc, minister tells Senate

Accord signed with China to widen industrial cooperation

FBR readies plan to boost collection in six months

SBP reserves up $788m

CPEC transformational for Pakistan’

Shanghai Electric prepares to renew its interest in KE acquisition

Nine applications received to set up private SEZs

Pakistan & a smoker


Finance ministry, SBP deny devaluation of rupee on IMF’s demand

Hike in power tariff, tax adjustments to fetch Rs170 bn extra

Pak-China MoU on industrial cooperation under CPEC signed

Wealth creation and poverty

Power hike

Oil prices

Visa on arrival


Pak-China ties get big economic boost

Textile exports: quantity up, value down

Huge potential of bilateral trade ties exists, opines Russian envoy

More UK companies may start business in Pakistan: envoy

BMP issues white paper against UBG group

Forex reserves soar to $14.58 billion

EPD to collect samples of water being discharged by industries


Govt Decided to issue Rs300 billion Islamic Sukuk Bond

Fuel adjustment application filed in Nepra for reduction of electric tariff by 0.33 paisa per unit

Pakistani products will continue to avail G.S.P plus facility

Record increase in Govt forex reserves by 78 crore 80 lac dollar

Import duty on raw material will be reduced. Abdul Razzak Dawood


Rs170 billion will be received through increase in electric tariff

Neither rupee being depreciated nor discount rate is being up by 11%, State Bank, Ministry of Finance

Decision to float Islamic Sukuk Bond to overcome circular debts

One More Mini Budget

Work beings on new sewerage plant in Karachi




Mini-budget’ planned as IMF, govt still differ

Policy lending to resume after IMF bailout finalised: ADB

1,244 online bank fraud cases reported in 10 months, Senate told

Govt, opposition agree on formula for NA panels’ heads

Islamabad’s vote on death penalty at UN corrected

Asma given UN human rights award

Current account deficit falls by 10pc, but underlying trends betray weakness

Special benches constituted for pending tax cases

Discrepancies worth Rs254bn unearthed in tax receipts

Long-term help sought from Asian investment bank, Chinese firms

Death penalty

Between FATF and the IMF

Foreign investments

Unnecessary tax

Govt ponders over steps to curb money laundering, terror financing

New dietary guidelines launched

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Ad of Ministry of Commerce and Textile, Stitching Machine Operators Training (SMOT-III) Scheme    


Power tariff goes high by Rs1.27 per unit

Fake accounts scam: JIT findings may fall heavy on many bigwigs

Special tax benches of SC, LHC hearing tax related cases

STRs on money laundering, terror financing increased 20pc this year

Doing business the smart way

Manufacturing for prosperity

Growing questions

The rupee debacle


ADB links lending approach to IMF assessment

Uniform power tariff of Rs 1.27/unit approved

Expenditure control during 100-day: Umar will give presentation to cabinet today

Rules of Business 1973: Amendment needed to take away policymaking power from FBR

Major challenge to economy: complacency

Government to present ”mini-budget” next month

Economic cooperation discussed with Maldives

FDI decline

Welfare state: About-turn?

No one can dictate China’s economic development path

Power: low demand, high charges

FDI in dire straits

RTO seeks details of refunds, drawbacks payable to exporters

FBR chief’s directives for revenue collection


IMF package Pakistan ready to impose additional tax of Rs190 billion and devalue rupee

Ordered to recover Rs63 crore tax payable  from 21 Pakistanis abroad

Amount sufficient received from friendly countries to reduce deficit. Finance Minister

Once again Nepra approved enhancement in electricity rate

CNG station will remain closed for further 12 hours, will open at 8:00pm tonight 


Electricity further costly burden of Rs 130 Billion, Nepra’s decision to overcome trade deficit a mini budget and increase in taxes likely to bring next month under consideration. Finance Minister

One more example of “New Old” of present Govt

For Saudi citizens visit visa fee fixed 60 dollar and business visa fee 90 dollar

Positive Indicators

Pakistan and IMF hold video conference



British Airways to resume flights after 10 years

Pakistan among worst performers on gender equality: WEF

Senate panel takes notice of complaints against private firm’s visa service

Discos seek 33-paisa per unit reduction in tariff

Industrial policy soon: Dawood

High input cost, water shortage hit cotton production

LSM edges up 0.95pc in October

Taxing times’


Duties on raw materials being reduced: PM’s adviser

No one can ‘dictate’ to China what it should do: President Xi

Gold shoots up by Rs1,450 per tola in one day

Karachi’s temperature drops to single digit


TDAP to facilitate trade bodies in resolving regulatory issues

APTMA lauds PM’s initiative for producing 15 million cotton bales

Blueprint for the IMF

British Airways announces return to Pakistan after a decade

Reforming exchange rate management in Pakistan

The anatomy of current gas crisis


Decision to impose new tax collection system from next year

Appointment of Chairperson OGRA Uzma Adil declared illegal

Non issuance of policy Crore of Phones likely to go inactivate


British Airway announced operation of its flights from Pakistan duty on raw material is being reduced to give boost to Country’s Exports. Advisor Commerce

Pakistan is interested to tackle with IMF issue of remaining payment

Details of old loan to be checked before issuance of new loan. IMF




PM again underlines ‘wealth creation’

FDI plunges as inflows from China shrink

Oil import bill surges to $6.5bn in five months

KWSB to install 421 meters at 156 pumping stations

Stabilisation measures


Learning through mistakes key to success: Imran

Karachi braves season’s coldest night


Maldives offers huge opportunities for exporters

July-November: FDI declines 35 percent

PM vows to remove obstacles in way of doing business

Overseas Pakistanis may be allowed to bring two cell phones

Customs, FBR”s Inland Revenue: Rs 338.74 billion irregularities detected

PM for meeting target of 15 million cotton bales production

Economic slowdown national security challenge?

Tax Year 2018: Notices, forceful drive helped raising filing rate

CNG stations to remain closed in Sindh on 19th, 21st


We want to mend mistakes occurred in Pakistan. Prime Minister 


Key of success is to learn from mistakes ease of doing business for small traders. Prime Minister

Pakistan’s economy suffered loss of 17.7 billion dollar due to shortage of electricity in 2015. World Bank

 Economic diplomacy right decision

 Pakistan is the third biggest country in the world with regard to asses




Blueprint for boosting economy formally submitted to IMF

Saudi oil facility to ease pressure on rupee: SBP governor

Autonomy with accountability

Are good intentions not good enough?

A critique of Islamic finance


Asad Umar knew about rupee fall: SBP governor

FBR has sent notices to 20,000 non-filers: minister

China may park $2 billion in Pakistan reserves this month

Measures being taken to promote exports: Razak

US softens stand on IMF deal with Pakistan

Plight of Pak rupee

Staying in the dark?

Mobile tax


Rupee will stabilise: SBP governor

Proposal under study to raise additional customs duty

Irregularities in misuse of ATL facility, FBR fails to file comments before FTO

Polls for FPCCI VPs-KP/Capital Area deferred: BMP

If payment not made within 180 days , LHC rules input tax can’t be denied to registered person

The dire need for wealth creation

SBP ‘autonomized’ or not!

Number of IT return filers increases by 30pc: minister

The MoU debate — II


Govt likely to bring 1 more mini budget, non-filers net to be expanded    


FBR issued 2000 more notices to non-filers. Hammad Azhar

There was no way out accept to devalue rupee. Abdul Razzak Dawood

Issue of appreciation of dollar was in knowledge of Finance Minister. State Bank

Last date of filling return would remain 31st December for corporate tax

Important meeting with Prime Minister

All Tax Officers would remain open till 10:00 pm tonight




Pakistan’s long-term debt rating downgraded

Gas issue about to be resolved, Sindh CM assured

Overcoming gas shortage top priority: Dawood

Second $1bn Saudi deposit arrives in SBP account

Opposition blasts govt in Senate over rupee devaluation

Taxpayers’ numbers


Govt makes stabilisation plan to get IMF package

Gas supply to improve in next two days: SSGC

No immediate relief to Sindh from gas suspension

PTEA lauds PM’s uninterrupted gas supply step

No sudden ban to be imposed on plastic bags: minister

Ex-govt spent $8 bn to stabilise rupee, Senate told

Telecom industry, overseas Pakistanis concerned over mobile tax policy

Hole in the economy


PM optimistic about investment prospects

Fitch downgrades Pakistan citing fiscal ””deterioration””

Minister to brief PM about gas crisis in Karachi: CNG stations may open today

Second tranche released by Saudi Arabia

MoUs have little or no worth?

Government’s claims not supported by data

Sindh should enjoy its right of first use of gas: PHMA

President-king meeting


Do not want to see Pakistan poor and economically failed. USA

Elasticity in IMF behavior expecting soon bailout package

Severe danger to Exports due to Gas closure  

Suspension of Gas to Captive Power Plants is harsh decision F.P.C.C.I

Canada is keen to enhance trade ties with Pakistan. Trade Commissioner

Closure of Gas in Sindh Citizen in distress 


Overseas Pakistanis expressed concern on Mobile phone tax policy. Telecom Industry

P.I.A reduced 30% fare on International flights

Pakistan has to change its economic programme to avoid Country’s failure




Tax regime to be changed to boost business, investment: Imran

Pakistan reported 3,000 accounts in six months: Twitter

Global outcry over INGOs’ closure in Pakistan

Moody’s warns of growing debt risks, reaffirms rating of B3 negative

ADB unveils $7.5bn business plan for Pakistan

US wants to help Pakistan protect its economy’

State Bank, govt grilled on exchange rate


PM approves dissolution of SNGPL, SSGCL BoDs

Forex to deplete further if dollar rate not raised: SBP chief

Investors to come if they can make money: Imran

FPCCI picks apart gas closure

Government allows private sector to import LNG

LTU Karachi’s tax collection up 48pc to Rs13.5bln in November

Fitch says IMF wants Pakistan to take strict economic steps

Plots may be sold only on registered documents: CJP

Pak economic growth less than before: Moody’s

Pakistan lags far behind in attracting foreign investment

Equanomics: Part - I

Hard choices


Wealth creation important for poverty reduction: PM

Adjustment of exchange rate: Umar was on board, SBP chief tells Senate panel

PM suspends SNGPL, SSGCL BoDs

Differences over pacts coverage: No progress made towards EPA and PTA with Japan

Consulate to facilitate KCCI trade visit to Turkey: CG

Advisory committees: FCCI to be given due representation: DC

Forex reserves decline by $242 million

Date for filing WHT statements extended till 22nd

Tax policy for Investment

Textile ready to take off


On instruction of Prime Minister Board of Directors of Gas Companies  dissolved

How big Shopping Malls erected on Industrial land. Water Commission

Steps taken to enhance trade tiles of Pak – Turkey. Consul General

60 Lac dollar stolen due to Hacking of Bank Islamic. State Bank


To catch thieves it is double edge sword no new Tax amnesty scheme is bringing. Asad Umar

Gas crisis, Prime Minister dissolved Board of Directors of 2 Companies




PM orders inquiry as gas crisis bites

No IMF dictation needed to put economy on right track: Asad

Pakistan’s power sector causes $18bn loss a year: report

Industry reels from gas supply disruption in Karachi

Islamic banking should improve risk management practices’

China shares data to check misdeclaration

Import substitution


Inquiry ordered against Sui Gas bosses

Secure environment to be ensured for investors, says COAS

No difference of opinion with IMF: Asad

International travellers can get their phones seized at airports

Economic reforms: Part - XXXVIII


External conditions worsen: ADB

Exchange rate woes

Inquiry ordered against MDs of gas companies

Army vows secure environment for investment

Online system: FBR extends deadline for textile, leather sectors

First batch of Trade Prices Data electronically from China received

LCCI urges government to reduce number of taxes

Amnesty scheme: Business community lauds PM’s directives

KCCI gives 24-hour ultimatum to SSGC for gas restoration

Commerce secretary visits TDAP Lahore office

Poor evaluation?

Till another 100 days do us part

Ginned cotton export: efforts afoot to get quota-free access for Chinese company

Industrialists slam suspension of gas supply

Trade data: no reason to rejoice


Before going to IMF rupee devalued and Gas made expensive. Asad Umar

Gas crisis Prime Minister formed fact finding committee for investigation

Notices issued to those having assets abroad

To stop money laundering, recommendations continued of FATF

Non supply of Gas will be disastrous for economy. Kati

There is no other alternative to close down Industries due to non-supply of Gas. Saleem Parekh

Citizen can register crimes through Mobile application. Police Chief


Not load shedding, low pressure, Petroleum Minister, wrong information on demand and supply enquiry against 2 heads of Gas Companies

Do not know who circulated news of my resignation. Finance Minister

Differences with IMF on reforms devalued rupee at our own. Asad Umar

Dialogue with Sui Southern Gas and C.N.G Stations Owners failed




SSGC stops gas supply to CNG sector, captive power plants

Pakistan added to US list of violators of religious freedom

Mobile tax policy’ for foreign visitors announced

IT e-filing


SSGC decision to halt gas supply irks Sindh CNG bodies

US action may hurt Pak economy

Exports reduced by $125m in Nov 2018

PM committed to facilitating business

A doctor of dubious distinctions

Labour policy


Rs 100 billion revenue shortfall: Government likely to present mini-budget

Exports register 6.4 percent decline in November

Next JCC meeting in Beijing on December 20: Industrial cooperation framework to be signed

Gas worth Rs 26 billion stolen from SSGC”s system, NA told

Gas companies suspend supply to CNG stations

Cell phone tax policy revealed

BMP’s presidential candidate vows to help resolve issues

Industrial sector: BMP demands uninterrupted supply of utilities

Gas shutdown: BQATI demands withdrawal of notices for CPPs

Uncertainty must not be allowed to prevail

Do more – talk less

SC asks SWC’s head to continue working till Jan 15

Corporate banking, SBP amends definition of related party

Captive power plants, PM urged to ensure uninterrupted gas supply

New terminals may be set up to facilitate cargo handlings: PQA chief


Supply of Gas to Stations suspend indefinitely 

Economic break through is the need of Nation


Putting Pakistan on blacklist is the negative signal for investors. Sartaj Aziz

In spite of Govt claims Exports and Remittance reduced

Shortage of Gas, supply of Gas to Industries and CNG Station closed in Sindh




PM demands extraordinary performance by ministers

CPEC is Pakistan’s national priority, China told

PPP questions govt claim of seizing ‘ill-gotten’ £400m abroad

India’s central bank chief quits after spat with government

Tax headaches and FBR

Exploring SCO


 Imran chairs longest-ever cabinet meeting in Pakistan’s history

Bridging yawning tax shortfall of FBR: Does govt have no option except new taxes?

World’s first digital courtroom unveils in Abu Dhabi

Pakistani becomes UK MP by spending two million rupees

Tax revenue


New areas of cooperation: Pakistan, China agree to expand CPEC

Government reviews its performance: All is well?

Ministry yet to set up tax policy unit

Expats remit $9.02 billion in five months

KE trying to get additional 800MW power

New entrants: LCCI president for improving ease of doing business

Sindh has first right on its gas reserves: Teli

Tough’ IMF programme

PM meets businesspeople

Revenue shortfall: Proposals under study to further amend Finance Act 2018

Pakistan should not be given even a dollar: US diplomat

Documents under Listed Cos rules: Rs0.1m fee prescribed for cos seeking relaxation


USA should not given single dollar to Pakistan without reforms

Businessmen Group expressed concern on G.I.D.C 

Prime Minister Meeting with Businessmen 


One way to come out from financial crisis by Govt

Entire  money not received from Saudia and UAE Country came out from financial crisis. Advisor Commerce

Steps will be taken to make Tax payment via online, easy business strategy issued

Reforms in Tax System is must

½ of Karachi population living below poverty line. Speakers

F.B.R offered to Leather and Textile sector 6% reduced tax




 PM seeks private sector’s help on poverty, new jobs

 President urges NAB to plug financial leakages

 In the line of economic fire

 PM on devaluation

 Let the SBP do its job for a stable rupee

 Taking care of export-oriented investment


 Pak, Romania mutual trade to be raised upto $500m

Fires break out in SITE warehouse, New Karachi factory


Government expecting up to $2 billion inflows

PM pledges to protect, promote businesses

Pakistan, Japan to discuss possibility of PTA

The IMF challenge

Reforms in FBR


Haj agreement signed with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s Haj quota increased by 5000

Factory and Warehouse gutted at New Karachi & SITE


 Protection would be given to investment, there will be no hurdles in Business, People availed tax amnesty will not be harassed. Prime Minister

 Business people be allowed to earn profit

 Negative effects of all of sudden of devaluation




Govt wants SBP to consult Centre on exchange rate

Features of new labour policy highlighted

Trade potential between Pakistan, India can be engine for prosperity: adviser

Only 1pc of the population are tax filers, 70pc of the economy is undocumented`

Nawaz says rupee should not be devalued without govt permission

Two new SECP commissioners appointed

New version of WeBOC in 2019

Uzbekistan for increased trade with Pakistan

Trade with India

FBR’s role


Punjab announces first Labour Policy


 Pakistan Textile City Limited: Cabinet likely to undo decision

PTI government takes undue credit on FDI?

Latest exchange rate adjustments explained

Ishrat for improving India-Pakistan barter system

Trade deficit can only be controlled through increased exports: Marri

BMP announces candidates for top slots of FPCCI

UBG leaders claim to sweep FPCCI polls

Cabinet body gives nod to sign industrial cooperation framework with China

Imran Khan’s economic team

India’s July-Sept current account gap hits 4-year high

Punjab unveils new labour policy


 Agreed to continue contact with Pakistan – IMF

 Economy is at the verge of collapse parliament paralyzed. Raza Rabbani

 Circular debt of Rs 12 Billion dollar people have to sallow bitter pill. Farrukh Salim

 CEPC projects, Cabinet Committee approved framework of China Industrial cooperation

 No audit will be carried out time and again of Industries. Murtaza Baloch

Meeting of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Board


11 Billion dollar traced out from information received by 26 Countries. Shahzad Akbar

Meeting under Finance Minister decision to enhance Tax collection and reduce expenses

Pakistan to undertake tough measures for Economic development. World Bank




Cabinet approves Rs25.7bn gas subsidy for exporters

Sindh needs to develop industrial estates: WB

Chambers to work for trade promotion

PPL makes another gas discovery

SBP reserves down 7pc

Pakistan’s current account in cross-countries perspective

Alternative energy

Tribunal wants SBCA to stop approving high-rise projects without Sepa nod

Thar coal project to start production by mid-February, says CM


Circular debt reaches Rs1.316 tr: official

Pakistan, IMF hold video conference on bailout

Devaluation, interest rates and Empress Market

World Bank has no link to drive against encroachments’

Local industries

Currency fluctuations


PM praises his economic team

Minister, SBP governor to discuss rupee slide

Sovereign review: Moody””s seeks details of CPEC, other loans

Use of RLNG by zero-rated export industry, CPPs: Rs 25.75 billion supplementary grant approved

Forex reserves again slip below $14 billion

July-November: Payment of refunds to exporters shows 37 percent decrease

Need stressed for adoption of unanimous SME definition across the board

Buy Pakistani’ slogan

Case for fair taxation

Money laundering – I

LCCI, KCCI to work together for cause of trade & industries

Assets of Pakistanis in UAE, SC expresses annoyance over slow progress


 Prime Minister decided to retain Economic Team including Asad Umar

Pakistan – India trade should be with complete capacity ont-family:


Complete action not begins against misuse of residential & commercial plots

Yasir Bhutto posted Deputy Commissioner LTU Karachi, Fazal Yazdani got additional charge of Member Legal

Abdul Razzak Dawood will visit Karachi Chamber tomorrow

F.P.C.C.I Announced name of U.B.G candidates of F.P.C.CI. election   




No financial crisis in Pakistan, insists Asad

Centre to file review petition in SC against Karachi anti-encroachment operation


No economic crisis: Asad

Economic crisis

Crackdown ordered against vehicles being used on transfer letters


No BoP support: 15 billion yuan loans being negotiated with China

Indian HC identifies major barrier to trade

Umar asks taxmen to pull their socks up

KEPZ consignments: Talks on WeBOC system remain inconclusive

Out of control budget deficit’

PTEA demands early release of duty drawback taxes claims

Textile industry urged to avail ITMA platform for innovation

PLGMEA seeks government’s help for financial aid from banks

Financing gap largely plugged: minister

Our Prime Minister is ill informed?

Facilitating imported cotton

PM approves task force on technology driven knowledge economy

Umar assures KCCI of uninterrupted gas supply


Depreciation of rupee lack of coordination of information amongst Prime Minister Office and Minister of Finance

Financial deficit is over there is no economic crisis for God sake do not create tension. Asad Umar

Gas supply to industries will be supplied without hindrance. Federal Minister


Economic crisis is over do not create misunderstanding let the business run. Asad Umar

Airlines will pay penalty for missing goods of passengers. Act Imposed

On instruction of Chairman F.B.R notice issued to 400 crorian tax evaders

Dollar expensive Air Companies increased fare  




The FBR reforms the govt needs 

Rupee takes another dip

As industry falters, Pakistan’s lack of policy comes to light

Living with higher interest rates

Alvi urges nation to avoid imported goods  

US professor’s plea

From gifts to rowdyism, what an AGM is like


 No loan but investment, says China

Rupee depreciation: President urges Pakistanis to buy local products

Bill Gates ‘Coop Dreams’ antithesis to economic principles

FBR not to form policies on taxation matters in future

UAE passport becomes strongest, globally first


China explains what actually constitutes its bailout

 47th National Day, Ties with UAE to strengthen: PM

 Rupee depreciation, President urges people to buy local products

 Dollar diary: don’t go the Dar way

 BMP lauds govt’s 100-day performance

 Efforts being made to boost export volume: Razak

 Another policy rate hike

 Addition of RLNG, SSGCL gives around 2,128 connections in 17 months

 ATL facility, FTO starts investigation against misuse


Rupee is under pressure, public should purchase “Made in Pakistan” goods. President Alvi

Details of Chineese loan given to IMF. Asad Umar


Currency under pressure want public to purchase “Made in Pakistan” goods. President Alvi





SC asks ‘reluctant’ FBR for details of Aleema’s assets

Separate directorate established for real estate 

Industry reels from double punch of rate hike, currency devaluation

FBR issues rules for duty on unregistered mobile phones 

Market volatility concerns

Revenue collection remains muted

Return filing date extended

Worry not, PM reassures nation

Marriott says up to 500m guests may have fallen victim to hacking

TDAP ad, Texpo 11th – 14th April, 2019 at Expo Centre, Lahore

TDAP ad, Triangular Countries Exhibition, Azerbaijan, Pakistan & Turkey Expo Baku – Azerbaijan April 11-13, 2019. Last date to apply: December 17, 2018


 Dollar shoots to Rs142, settles at 138

Government reduces POL prices by Rs2 per litre from today 

Business leaders slam devaluation 

Govt gives in to IMF diktat 

Money laundering: PM wants new legislation within a week 

FBR extends deadline to file income tax returns by 15 days 

Govt asked to disallow cotton import from Torkham, Wagah borders 

Domestic industry 


 Govt borrowing from SBP rises by 81pc

 PM against IMF bailout?

 SSGCL won’t be able to supply gas to power customer

 Exporters ultimate sufferer of devalued PKR: Bilwani

Textile industry, APTMA for taking up revival initiatives with federal govt


Intertextile Shanghai, T.D.A.P will extend subsidy to Pakistan firm

TDAP ad, Texpo 11th – 14th April, 2019 at Expo Centre, Lahore

TDAP ad, Triangular Countries Exhibition, Azerbaijan, Pakistan & Turkey Expo Baku – Azerbaijan April 11-13, 2019. Last date to apply: December 17, 2018


Continuous increase in dollar loss for economy, Business Community

Prime Minister Imran Khan will give trophies on 15th December to 150 large exporters

18 International N.G.O.S stopped operations in Pakistan