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 Date: February 28, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Jitters in Sindh as CPPs gas cutoff deadline looms

Rs1,000 surcharge for individuals

SSGC AD, YOUR EASE; OUR PRIORITY

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR rakes in Rs20.4 billion on withholding tax in seven months

KCCI hails Pak-Qatar LNG deal

Gold rates drop R1,050/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Sales tax: FBR to recover arrears through bank account

AEO certificate holders: FBR asks port authorities to provide all facilities

Money laundering: FBR sets up body to monitor progress on disposal of assets

Spot rate down by Rs300 at Rs11900 on cotton market

FATF – Pakistan has been working harder

Surcharge on electricity

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Pakistan may import Indian cotton

Industrialists seek cut in energy tariff

Oil, gas production continues to fall

Pakistan urged to tap Kyrgyz market

PIA reduces domestic fares

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

PIA introduce special fare for domestic

 
Date: February 27, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Pakistan, Qatar sign 10-year LNG supply contract

Foreign investment in 7MFY21 down by 78pc: ministry

Weekly inflation up 2.41pc

Profit outflow crosses $1bn

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Cheaper LNG deal signed with Qatar

FBR warns officials to speed up issuance of tax exemption papers

Inflation up, exports and investment down

Pakistani brands get IPR protection in 100 countries

Rupee hits 3-month high level of 158.1 on foreign inflows

Gold rates down Rs1,050/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

‘Profit margin of business community shrinking every month’

Commissioners (Appeals): FBR withdraws instructions

POL products’ prices: Ogra recommends substantial increase

Tax-exempt areas: No goods to be allowed sans registration, tax payment: FBR

July-February (2020-21): FBR surpasses revenue target

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project: FBR introduces new chapter in customs law

Central Business District inaugurated, Deal with Qatar to help save $300m annually: PM

New LNG deal signed; shipments to start in Jan

SPI up 2.41pc WoW

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

New textile policy on the cards

Industry decries absence of policy to boost cotton output

Economy showing signs of recovery

Power consumers brace for biting heat

New LNG deal signed with Qatar

Rupee strengthens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Signs of improvement shows in Pakistani economy

Likely to rate hike of Petrol from 1 March by Rs.20.07
 

 Date: February 26, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Pakistan to stay on FATF grey list till June

Pakistan joins Madrid system to protect trademarks

Moody’s notes strong bank profits in 2020

Complaints against banks increased 56pc in 2020

Exchange firms allowed forward sale

RESERVES FALL

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Will have to address three remaining points till June: FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list

Cracks in tax

LCCI, Pakistan HVACR sign deal

Forex firms allowed forward sale transaction with banks

Banking ombudsman provides Rs598mln relief to consumers

Forex reserves slip to $20.041bln

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates fall Rs350/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

KCCI urges Nepra to declare K-Electric’s plea ‘infructuous’

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs300 to Rs12,000

‘Trade facilitation a great step’

Govt reviews Ogra recommendations on gas price hike

SSGC holds first in-person Khuli Kachehri

Export proceeds in USD: ECs allowed forward sale transactions with banks

BMP provides Rs598m relief to banking customers in 2020

Banks report strong 2020 profit growth: Moody’s

B Attachment of bank accounts, IR officials can recover ST arrears from defaulters

Pakistan joins Madrid System of Trademark

Punjab-based RLNG-fired power plants: Suspension of gas supply contributed to blackout

Pakistan not out of the FATF woods yet

There’s need for new tax model

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FBR urged to resolve industry issues

NEPRA reserves ruling on K-Electric’s petition

Experts discuss opportunities post-Covid

SBP reserves rise $19m to $12.9b

Pakistan to launch 5G by Dec 2022

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

FATF decided further Pakistan keep grey list up to June

Qatar agreed to reduce LNG price, will save 2 billions dollar
 

 Date: February 25, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Cotton hits 11-year high of Rs11,700

Pakistan’s unexpected dilemma: too much electricity

Late filers to pay surcharge for inclusion in ATL

NCOC relaxes Covid restrictions as cases decline

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Production shortfalls push cotton price to 11-year high

FPCCI warns of nonparticipation in budget making

Exports to Japan fall 11 percent in first half

Active Taxpayers’ List to be published on 1st March

Power tariff hike slammed

Rupee extends gains

BUSINESS RECORDER

Cotton rate jumps to 11-year high

Cotton yarn import from India: Aptma rejects proposal

Cotton imports: highest ever and still counting

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs400 to Rs11,700

Business community underscores need for signing CoE

Streetlights and electricity: KMC, KE agree on one window operation

Secy Industries assures business community of support

Imported items covered: Reduced rate of 2pc tax shall be applicable from Nov 20, 2020

FBR to publish ATL for 2020 on March 1

Pakistan, Sri Lanka decide to broaden FTA

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Conference held

Effective from March 15, 2021, NCOC decides to lift some restrictions

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FATF grey-listing caused ‘$38b losses’

Foreign borrowing soars to $6.7b

Rupee jumps to three-month high at 158.75

FBR to publish Active Taxpayers’ List

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
APTMA rejected proposal to import cotton yarn from India
 

 Date: February 24, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Circular debt to rise despite tariff increase, NA body told

Nepra warns KE of ‘consequences’ if loadshedding conducted in summer

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

61pc traders consider business environment suitable: survey

‘No need for zero-rating regime with FASTER Plus’

FBR to strengthen IT system for combating fake tax invoices

SSGC to hold first physical open court for customers

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates fall Rs50/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Rs436bn to be added to circular debt in FY21, govt tells NA body

‘No need of ST zero rating regime for exporters’

Resolution of ‘legitimate’ issues: Nepra pledges support to KE

Industrial use of electricity increases 17pc in Jan: Omar

SSGC holding first in-person Khuli Katchehri

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs200 to Rs11,300

An argument against Rs 5,000 currency note

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade & Investment Conference today

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FBR official says ‘no need for zero-rating’

FBR data shows tax discrepancy

NEPRA reserves ruling on K-Electric’s petition

Pakistan, Sri Lanka to discuss trade ties

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Discrepancies in the data of FBR

Decision reserved on application of K-Electric for electric rate enhance by Rs.1.71

 

 Date: February 23, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Current account posts deficit for second month

Pakistan to host World Environment Day this year

NADRA AD, REGARDING VISA

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Moody’s terms remittances growth credit positive for Pakistan’s banks

Current account deficit shrinks to $229 million in January

Forex processing at banks to go digital by Feb end

Gold rates rise Rs400/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR chief assures customs agents, traders of resolving their issues

Reduced human interactions: FBR chief explains policy initiative to businesspeople

Remittances beat Moody’s expectation

Jan CA plunges 65pc MoM

Jul-Jan FDI down 27pc YoY

Trade volume seen very low on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
Current account deficit at $229m

 Date: February 22, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Why our exporters suck at exporting

Covid pushing world towards digital economy

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

If decisions are based on merit: Pakistan will be removed from FATF grey list

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR Member granted powers to redress ST pleas

Cotton yarn crisis: PHMA urges govt to formulate strategy

Weekly Cotton Review: Bullish trend prevails; rate remains stable

APTMA AD, “APPEAL”

Water availability

POL products’ prices

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Exploring world’s biggest market

Energy security: some suggestions

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

FATF meeting will start today, likely to exit Pakistan name from Gray list

Only 0.3% Pakistan share in Europe import

SBP scheme for Corona, loan issued Rs.10 billion 7 cror

 Date: February 21, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Chinese firm plans $150m industrial park to lift exports

Digital economy

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Commissioner Inland Revenue asked to avoid annulment of orders

Germany advises Pakistan to learn from neighbours for exports

Rupee may remain firm

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR commissioners asked to use ‘powers of inquiry’

Pak exporters must be able to produce all classes of entire value-chain: German envoy

Trade remains stable on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt to reduce IPPs’ gas tariff by 35%

NEPRA chairman emphasises green energy

Private sector borrowing surges

Business optimism among small enterprises declines

 

 Date: February 20, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Subsidy to be given to cotton growers on seed, fertiliser

Power firms seek 93-paisa hike for January

SBP broadens scope for use of exports proceeds

Sindh Legal Advisory Call Center Ad,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Flawed exchange rate resulted in de-industrialisation: Raza Baqir

SBP relaxes foreign payment rules for exporters

SBP makes digital, card transactions more secure and easier

SECP tightens AGMs attending rules

Non-cash bank transactions generate Rs4.68bln tax in 7M

FBR seeks tax proposals

PM to visit Sri Lanka on 23rd

Rupee weakens

Gold rates drop Rs250/tola

Small & medium losers

BUSINESS RECORDER

SFCAs: SBP broadens purposes for use of funds by exporters

SBP makes digital, card transactions more secure and easier

FY22 budget proposals: FBR outlines parameters for business community

Businesspeople say they are being let down by municipality

Indigenous resources generation: ICCI chief urges govt to focus on new policy reforms

SPI up 0.55pc WoW

Internet services: Alternate arrangements made

SMEs facing credit apartheid?

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs11,100

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

SBP takes measures to boost exports

SBP moves against fake calls to bank customers

CPPA requests Rs0.92 increase in electricity tariff

Karachiites in for a traffic nightmare

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

SBP made more safe digital card transactions

Ready to further rate enhance of electricity by 92 paisas

Value of dollar enhanced by 18 paisas

 

 Date: February 19, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Tax on LPG slammed

RESERVES FALL

LSM estimates

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year: NGO

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FPCCI to rally for country's economic uplift

SBP issues directions for quality data reporting in eCIB

RTO Karachi collects 56pc above January target

Cotton stockpiling in factories falls 34pc

Forex reserves fall to $20.058bln

Rupee extends gains

Gold rates drop Rs100/tola

Chinese companies told to follow int’l standards to lift Karachi’s garbage

Subsidy abuse

Resource planning for SMEs

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR revises functions, powers of Members

KCCI urges govt to focus on providing business friendly environment

Clearance of import, export consignments: Traders facing unnecessary delays

NEPRA delegation visits KE facilities

Foreign reserves down by $59m

Trade volume seen satisfactory on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Pakistan’s debt, liabilities jump to Rs44.98tr

SBP reserves fall $59m to $12.8b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Last week, Foreign Exchange reserves decreased by $5 cror 90 lacs

Value of dollar down by 35 paisas
 

 Date: February 17, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Accord reached with IMF for release of $500m

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

LTO Karachi collects Rs849bln, crosses 7-month target

Going after the garment giants

Conditions fulfilled, IMF package restored?

Roshan digital accounts receive $500mln in five months

SECP unveils fast banking portal

Rupee declines

Gold price rises Rs150/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

NRPs maintaining RDAs: Simplified tax regime unveiled

Project for SMEs financing by SBP: Likely delay, cost overrun attributed to lockdown, PKR dip

Businesspeople demand cancellation of hike in tariff

Shortage of cotton yarn: Exporters not able to work at full potential, says FBAATI chief

Fabric, yarn: Exporters not accepting orders due to high price, short availability?

Bullish trend witnessed on cotton market

RLNG is no panacea

LSM: tables turning?

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Karachi traffic police issues diversion plan for HBL PSL

Accord with IMF paves way for $500m release

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
Pakistani Exporters online participated in World Trade Exhibitions
 

 Date: February 16, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Country’s water storage capacity on the decline

No change in petroleum rates as govt cuts levy

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Sapphire forms JV with Britain-based Carrington Textiles

Rupee weakens

Gold rates fall Rs200/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

POL products’ prices remain unchanged

EFP asks govt to extend financing schemes for a year

Two fire tenders: SITE body president expresses gratitude to governor

KPTMA concerned at moratorium of gas supply

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs11000

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FBR flouts orders to pay tax refunds

Dubai airport reports 70% fall in passengers

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Virtual TEXPO, organized workshop alongwith top fashion personalities

No change in the price of petroleum products, summary of price enhancement rejected

Value of Dollar enhanced by 45 paisas, per tola gold down by Rs.200

  Date: February 15, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

FBR told to act against non-compliant withholding agents

Active Covid cases drop by 50pc since second peak

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR directed to initiate proceedings against non-compliant withholding agents

KMC receives half of 52 fire engines imported from China

BUSINESS RECORDER

New LNG terminals required to indicate needed capacity

Tax Laws Amendment Ord 2021 promulgated

Futures spread increases by 355bps

FATF Action Plan: Progress made on all 27 benchmarks

Non-compliant withholding agents: FTO orders FBR to initiate proceedings

PBF criticises further hike in petrol prices

Governor hands over 50 fire tenders, two water bowsers to KMC

Weekly Cotton Review: Bullish trend prevails in local market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Export push: an encouraging trend in economic recovery

KMC receives 24 fire tenders


 Date: February 14, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

20 items contribute 33pc to Rs1.136tr revenue collection: FBR

Rupee hits 3-month high vs dollar

Lahore among world’s worst cities for its air quality

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Sixth time in a row: All set for increase in POL prices

Customs slashes yarn valuation to encourage imports

Businesses urge SBP to extend easy loans for paying salaries

Weekly inflation hits 9-week high of 9.17 percent

Rupee may strengthen further

BUSINESS RECORDER

FPCCI chief for extending ‘Refinance Scheme’ for payment of wages, salaries

Prices of POL products likely to surge

PEPCA for ending unfair pricing regime affecting LPG producers

Liberalizing foreign exchange regime

Cotton spot rate rises by Rs100 to Rs11100

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt striving to revive manufacturing sector

Pakistan urged to promote ease of doing business

EU hosts webinar on digitalisation initiatives

New LPG policy offers more perks

OGRA recommends Rs16 per litre hike in POL prices

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

New LPG Policy, further tax relaxation for big Importers

OGRA sent summary for rise the rate of Petrol by Rs.16 per liter


 Date: February 13, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Razak rules out duty-free cotton import from India

LSM expands by 11.4pc in December

Power tariff raised by Rs1.95/unit

Roshan Digital Accounts attract $480m: SBP

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

LSM posts 11.4pc growth in December

FBR initiates reforms in tax collection

FBR withdraws 3-year old notification to pave ways for tax recovery

Nepra approves Re0.82 per unit hike in power tariff

‘Pakistan not to allow duty-free cotton from India’

Govt must spin into action to save cotton: brokers

Rupee ends stronger

Gold rates down Rs800/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Production of mere 5.6m cotton bales alarming: KCBF

Almost Rs2 hike in tariffs of Discos, KE approved by govt

Business community slams govt over hike in power, gas tariff

Waqar made Dy convener of FPCCI body

PIA announces 10pc discount for BQATI members, their immediate family

FBR surpasses 7-month revenue target

Electronic mode of serving notice: FBR withdraws legal clarification of 2018

LSM output up 8.16pc in 1HFY21

SPI records 0.81pc increase WoW

RDA, NPCs: SBP chief explains how new initiatives will benefit economy

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs11000

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

LSM grows 11.4% in December

No plan to import cotton duty-free from India

Govt jacks up power tariff by Rs1.95

PIA urged to digitalise award-plus scheme

Rupee touches three-month high

Industrialists reject tariff increase

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

During December Industrial Production reach on its peak in 22 months

Electric rate enhanced per unit by 95 paisas, consumer 50 units also in trouble

We will resolve problem of taxpayers. Chairman FBR

Exporters showed satisfaction on SBP steps

Peoples can open their Bank Account from Home

CEO of PIA visited Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industries

Per tola Gold down by Rs.800, Dollar reach lowest in 3 month

  Date: February 12, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Tax policy unit set up after delay of two years

Nepra approves another 83-paisa base tariff hike

Pakistan’s e-commerce market growing

Under-invoicing and exports

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt nods to tax policy unit under finance division’s control

Virtual TEXPO concluded

Declare cotton emergency: LCCI

SRB invites budget proposals

Forex reserves fall to $20.073bln

Internet speed tops 1.6gbps in Pakistan’s first 5G test

Car sales jump 44pc to 14,543 units in Jan

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR against proposed restoration of zero-rating regime

TDAP embarks on virtual world through Texpo 2021

Revision in FE Manual: Value-added textile export sector lauds PM

Second increase in 2 days: Nepra raises Discos’ tariffs by 83 paisa per unit

Mark-up subsidy scheme: Over 8,000 applications received, Baqir tells PM

Increasing exports of synthetic fibre: Govt to reduce duty in budget: Dawood

Step aimed at increased revenue generation approved by Hafeez

SBP’s reserves down by $82m

Gold prices fall

Local cotton market remains satisfactory

Cotton: do not learn from India

Tariff adjustments stay high

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt asked to declare cotton emergency

Govt to set up Tax Policy Unit

Jordan keen to boost trade with Pakistan

SBP reserves fall $82m to $12.9b

Automobile sales jump 46% in January 2021

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Approval granted to set up independent Tax Policy Unit

Approval given for further expensive of Electricity

Finance Minister instructed to release refund of 5 cror immediately
 

 Date: February 11, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Record Rs51bn financing in a week under Temporary Economic Refinance Facility

Manufacturers payment initiative launched

Ogra allows Rs13.4 rate increase to SNGPL

Energy ministry warned of LNG supply chain disruption

SBP launches three groups for invesment abroad

Feedback on CITRO sought

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas price for Punjab, KP made dearer by 2pc

Nepra urged to reduce power tariff, stop detection bills and loadshedding

SBP exempts resident investors from approval for foreign investment

T-bills auction beats target; yields mostly flat

FBR proposes rules for secure refund payments

Rupee slightly up

‘Improved e-commerce infrastructure to boost sector’

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR issues new system for electronic IT refund

Massive increase in Discos’ tariffs allowed

Ogra allows SNGPL to raise average price of gas

Startups, fintechs and exports: SBP notifies revisions in chapter 20 of FE Manual

Need for uninterrupted gas supply stressed

Launch of first phase of TAPI gas pipeline project planned for this year: ADB

THE RUPEE: Slight falls against USD

KPTM criticises demand for allowing Indian cotton yarn import

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Power tariff hiked by Rs1.53 per unit

OGRA approves 2% tariff hike for SNGPL consumers

SBP modernises forex rules

Bank deposits grow 16.5% in one year

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Per unit Electric rate enhanced by Rs.1.53 for the month of Dec 2020

Demanded ban on export of cotton yarn below 30 single count
 

 Date: February 10, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Textile sector issues will be raised with PM: Razak

KE makes demand for additional Rs40bn

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Industries to get uninterrupted electricity

KE wants to charge consumers Rs3.9bln in backdated bills

SBP suggests amending forex exchange rules to assist startups

Sales tax registration suspended on noncompliance

FBR warns IR officials

Banks charging new levy

Rupee extends gains

BUSINESS RECORDER

Presidential Ord be issued: Govt urged to allow duty-free import of cotton yarn

Govt-IPPs deal: Rs800bn saving projected

Govt asks SSGC to divert gas to FFBQL

Amendment to FE Manual proposed: SBP seeks to facilitate startups to raise convertible debt

THE RUPEE: More gains vs $

PIA offers cargo facility to KCCI members at corporate rates

Cotton spot rate rises by Rs100 to Rs10900

Gas circular debt

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

SBP mulls relaxing rules for start-ups

Private firms to import LNG by April

Pakistan to produce energy from waste

Pakistan ranks 3rd in govt support for SMEs

Banks introduce ATM receipt fee

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

K-Electric submit their request to enhance per unit rate by Rs.3.24

Dollar value further down by 0.22 paisas, Gold rate enhanced by Rs.300

Few Banks taking fee of receiving of ATM receipt
 

 Date: February 09, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Trade deficit swells to $14.96bn in 7MFY21

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FPCCI laments FBR’s indifference to ‘help desk’

KE delegation meets BQATI

Rupee strengthens

BUSINESS RECORDER

Tax exemptions: Experts suggest recipe for getting rid of SROs

Industrial zones,  ‘Rs1.3bn approved for rehabilitation of infrastructure’

Suppliers refuse warranty of machines operating on grid supply: millers

Jan exports decline 9.89pc, imports slide 5.43pc MoM

Govt planning to launch country’s first-ever IPG

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10800

PBS needs to be mindful that statistics are facts

Moratorium on gas supply to CPPs is no solution

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Trade deficit widens 21% to $2.6b

Govt to reduce tariff on inputs

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Meeting of SILC, discussed Gas & Electric supply to Industries

Registration of new companies in SECP Business Centre enhanced by 24%

July to December: Trade deficit recorded Rs.15 billion dollar

Dollar came below Rs.160, Gold price stabled

  Date: February 08, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Proposal for water, sanitation fee increase sent to Cabinet

Petroleum levy

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt may abolish corporate income tax exemptions

Imran Maniar takes charge as SSGC MD

BUSINESS RECORDER

Sick units: FPCCI nominates Zubair as convener panel

FBR’s major facilitative measure: Taxpayers, tax advisors begin taking benefit

KE delegation visits BQATI Secretariat

Weekly Cotton Review: Mixed trend witnessed in local market

Imran Maniar takes charge as SSGC’s MD

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Pakistan hopes to get off FATF grey list despite ‘strong Indian lobby’

Let’s focus on big industries

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
New power agreement with the Govt, tariff attached with dollar, IPPs get benefit
 

  Date: February 07, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Cotton crisis

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR estimates Rs125bln from penalties on noncompliance

Workers report struggling with mental health problems

Rupee may remain stable next week

BUSINESS RECORDER

‘KE committed to keep industries powered up’

Benefits of digitizing documents

Business activity remains firmer on cotton market

  Date: February 06, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Petroleum levy collection jumps 100pc

Trade gap widens 21pc in January

Over $1bn spent on cotton imports in 6MFY21

Committee to review environmental law awaiting nominations from KCCI

Punjab plans 5,000MW power generation by 2024

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Country’s exports cross $2 bn mark four months running

Businessmen can avail FBR’s out of court settlement offer

BUSINESS RECORDER

Business community expresses solidarity with Kashmiris

10th CSR Summit & Awards 2021: Alkaram Textile wins three awards

SPI up 0.53pc WoW

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt misses tax reform targets

New goods clearance system launched

Businessmen asked to settle tax disputes

Date: February 05, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Nepra holds public hearing on Rs1.95 tariff hike

‘KE remains fully committed to facilitating Karachi’s industrial customers’

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Think tank gives 4.2 score to PTI tax reforms

KE committed to industrial supplies

Forex reserves rise to $20.163bln

Rupee gains

Gold rates drop Rs650/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

WeBOC begins blocking GDs of export containers

RLNG prices increased

Govt’s power hike motion endorsed by Nepra

Ecnec clears water supply scheme for Karachi

Environmental Protection Act 2014, Sindh govt seeks nominations from KCCI for advisory body

Crisis assistance initiatives: SSGC conferred with 10th TPN CSR Award

Forex reserves cross $13bn mark

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10700

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Power consumers may face Rs1.95 per unit hike

Each Pakistani now owes Rs175,000

OGRA jacks up RLNG prices

SBP reserves rise $33m to $13b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Hearing completed on the application of cost rise of Rs.1.95 per unit of electric

Foreign exchange reserves reached at dollar 20 billion 16 crore

 Date: February 04, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Cotton production falls by 34pc, lowest in 30 years

Pakistan’s fiscal deficit widens to Rs1.13tr in 6MFY21

Fauji Fertiliser to get gas supply for another five years

Sindh govt ready to review environmental laws on industry’s request

Exports under pressure

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Cotton arrivals plunge 34pc to 5.6 million bales

ECC nods new gas supply accord between SSGC, FFBL

First six months of fiscal year: Budget deficit widens up to 2.5pc of GDP

Writing rules for change

The case of exports

Rupee weakens

Gold rates drop Rs200/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Cabinet briefed: Govt spent Rs3trn to effect correction in exchange rate

Lively TERF nearing its demise

1HFY21: Fiscal deficit recorded at 2.5pc of GDP

Industrial power plants: Federal govt urged to take notice of gas supply suspension

Monthly sales tax returns software: FBR directs PRAL to include 3rd schedule items

FBR abolishes additional duty

S Arabia again suspends entry of people from 20 states including Pakistan

Govt to provide subsidy on cotton seed: minister

Over 5.5m cotton bales reach ginneries

Bearish trend witnessed on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Cotton production drops 34% in FY21

Government to provide subsidy on cotton seed

Consumer pays Rs47 extra on every litre of petrol

Wahab agrees to review SEPA Act 2014

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Public pays Rs.47.59 tax on per liter of petrol

Employers must ensure the registration of their employees. Employers Federation

Value of Dollar increased by 3 pasias

5 February; financial institutions will remain closed

  Date: February 03, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Rs250bn tax cases settled in first half of fiscal year

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Saudi Arabia suspends entry from 20 countries, including Pakistan

FBR encourages out-of-court settlement of legal cases

Rupee gains

Gold rates down Rs450/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Clearance in the Sky, Customs introduces pre-arrival clearance facility

Moratorium on gas supply, KPTMA seeks CM’s intervention

Power tariffs: Optimistic targets

Fragile economy?

Govt to ensure availability of certified cotton seed

Trading volume seen low on cotton market

Bank Holiday

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Budget deficit jumps to Rs1.4tr

SEPA displeased at flouting of green laws

Sindh protests against electricity policy

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
OGRA authorized HDIP to inspect Sui Gas meters
 

 Date: February 02, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Exports cross $2bn mark for fourth consecutive month

Govt mulls subsidy to promote cotton sowing

Inflation slows to 5.7pc in January

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

January exports cross $2bln mark fourth time in a row

FBR issues notices to companies for tax recovery

Flushing out the corrupt essential for effective growth

Must dos to counter slow growth of eCommerce in Pakistan

Inflation eased to 5.65pc in January

Rupee weakens

Gold rates rise Rs350/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Almost Rs2 hike allowed in KE tariff

Jul-Jan exports post 5.5pc growth YoY: Dawood

Jan CPI up 5.7pc YoY

Gas supply: Govt urged to fulfill promises

Hyderabad SITE chief urges PM to restore gas supply

Petroleum Division suggests signing of long-term LNG contracts

Govt to facilitate cotton growers: Buzdar

Steady trend witnessed on cotton market

THE RUPEE: Losses vs USD registered

Inflation

Optimism of MPS

Covid-19: Ten vaccination centres set up in Karachi

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Cabinet to mull new gas connections

OGRA raises LPG price by Rs10 per kg

Petroleum Division backs long-term LNG deal

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TDAP organized Webinar

Value of Dollar enhanced, price of Gold per tola surged by Rs.350

Date: February 01, 
2021

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Petroleum prices go up for fifth straight fortnight

Decision on gas

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Petrol, diesel prices raised again

BUSINESS RECORDER

Power sector: ‘Economic growth can be accelerated by overcoming inefficiencies’

POL products’ prices increased

Visa summit declares digitally-enabled businesses best for growth in 2021

Weekly Cotton Review, Trading volume satisfactory, rate remains stable

PM to interact with public today

GOVT OF PAKISTAN AD,

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Pakistan’s digital landscape post-Covid

POL rates edge third time in a month

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3rd time price of petroleum product enhanced, price of petrol rised by Rs 2.70, Diesel Rs 2.88

Karachi exit from the list of polluted cities in the world

Chinese firm plans $150m industrial park to lift exports

Digital economy

Subsidy to be given to cotton growers on seed, fertiliser

Power firms seek 93-paisa hike for January

SBP broadens scope for use of exports proceeds

Sindh Legal Advisory Call Center Ad,

 

 Date: February 24, 2021

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Circular debt to rise despite tariff increase, NA body told

Nepra warns KE of ‘consequences’ if loadshedding conducted in summer

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61pc traders consider business environment suitable: survey

‘No need for zero-rating regime with FASTER Plus’

FBR to strengthen IT system for combating fake tax invoices

SSGC to hold first physical open court for customers

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates fall Rs50/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Rs436bn to be added to circular debt in FY21, govt tells NA body

‘No need of ST zero rating regime for exporters’

Resolution of ‘legitimate’ issues: Nepra pledges support to KE

Industrial use of electricity increases 17pc in Jan: Omar

SSGC holding first in-person Khuli Katchehri

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs200 to Rs11,300

An argument against Rs 5,000 currency note

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Trade & Investment Conference today

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FBR official says ‘no need for zero-rating’

FBR data shows tax discrepancy

NEPRA reserves ruling on K-Electric’s petition

Pakistan, Sri Lanka to discuss trade ties

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Discrepancies in the data of FBR

Decision reserved on application of K-Electric for electric rate enhance by Rs.1.71