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PM orders refund of extra money charged from gas consumers

Tax, audit issues to be resolved soon’

Irregularities detected in EPZA

Banks to receive Haj applications on Saturday, Sunday

IHC asks FBR not to harass taxpayers

Two traders jailed for five years for defaulting on bank loan


Inflated gas bills: PM asks gas companies to reimburse excess amount to consumers

FBR empowers Inland Revenues to deal with FED cases

Track and trace system: FBR lays down procedure for tax evading sectors

ECC okays SNGPL as RLNG supplier to power plant

A bulletproof economy is the real deterrent against all odds


$12 billion IMF bailout expected

PM orders reimbursement of inflated gas bills amount to consumers

SECP relaxes major condition for listing companies

IGATEX fair begins: Products of over 37 states on display

Commerce, textile div: NA panel endorses budget proposals of Rs10.58 billion under PSDP

Modi poses threat to regional peace: FPCCI

FCCI for resolving sector-specific issues

DGI&I, IR & officers empowered to deal with FED cases

SME development

Ailing energy sector – affordable solution in sight?

Impressive half for FML

A billion dollar introspection


5 Seniors officers of Pakistan Custom Service assumed new responsibilities

IGATEX Pakistan exhibition begins 500 companies of 37 countries participating





PM orders refund of extra money charged from gas consumers

Tax, audit issues to be resolved soon’

Irregularities detected in EPZA

Banks to receive Haj applications on Saturday, Sunday

IHC asks FBR not to harass taxpayers

Two traders jailed for five years for defaulting on bank loan


Inflated gas bills: PM asks gas companies to reimburse excess amount to consumers

FBR empowers Inland Revenues to deal with FED cases

Track and trace system: FBR lays down procedure for tax evading sectors

ECC okays SNGPL as RLNG supplier to power plant

A bulletproof economy is the real deterrent against all odds


$12 billion IMF bailout expected

PM orders reimbursement of inflated gas bills amount to consumers

SECP relaxes major condition for listing companies

IGATEX fair begins: Products of over 37 states on display

Commerce, textile div: NA panel endorses budget proposals of Rs10.58 billion under PSDP

Modi poses threat to regional peace: FPCCI

FCCI for resolving sector-specific issues

DGI&I, IR & officers empowered to deal with FED cases

SME development

Ailing energy sector – affordable solution in sight?

Impressive half for FML

A billion dollar introspection


5 Seniors officers of Pakistan Custom Service assumed new responsibilities

IGATEX Pakistan exhibition begins 500 companies of 37 countries participating





Debate begins in NA on amendments to mini-budget

No tax vision’

Increasing tax payers


Dams Fund receives lukewarm response after CJP Nisar’s retirement

Textile makers cheer Archroma’s non-toxic dye

Indus Motor’s half-yearly profit falls 6pc

Loans to private sector climb 22pc to Rs5.1trln till Dec-end

FBR stops updating taxpayers list

PBC: an appraisal

Made in Pakistan


PM vows: No mercy for money-launderers

2012-15 period: Rs 18.2 billion UfG loss unearthed

Energy sector crippling again

SNGPL, SSGC losses stand at Rs48bn: minister

Duty drawback: AGP tells FBR to review standard notifications

Tariff rationalisation body may be formed

SNGPL part of ECC”s agenda

Grim FATF concerns

Fall in revenues


Pak – China F.T.A


Bank accounts freeze of 4869 peoples who included in 4th schedule

Members of Karachi Chamber instructed to renew their membership up to 31 March

Decided to set up more tax offices throughout the country




Gas firms perturbed over obstacles to investment

Saudi Arabia names princess as first woman envoy

Can spring be far behind?

Increase in gas prices


Multi-billion tax evasion: FBR posts teams to mega retail stores in big cities

Govt seeks applications for lead managers to launch Panda Bond

Pakistan, China set to ink FTA-II by June 2019

Five-year plan


Texpo to begin in Lahore on April 11

LCCI’s tax proposals for FY20

PBIF chief hails issuance of PBC as ‘good initiative’

Pakistan-India trade outlook

Donkeys’ export to China not yet materialized


F.B.R teams posted at mega department store at big cities to check tax evasion

Abe-Zamzam 10 litre limit abolished 5 litre fixed

Lahore airport will remain closed today from 11:00am till 6:00pm


New law required to curb white collar crimes. Mian Saqib Nisar

Equitable tax system needed




Imran paid a little over Rs100,000 as tax in 2017

FATF to keep working with Pakistan on terror financing

Wapda approves grant of dam’s contract to firm linked to PM aide

S. Arabia strikes $10bn deal with China

SSGCL appoints third acting MD in two months

Indonesia offers market access for 20 products

Bankers stress FATF demands should be met

Govt told to remove businessman`s name from ECL

Shrinking deficit


Grey list: FATF asks Pakistan to swiftly complete action plan

Pakistan should get benefit from 4th industrial revolution’

A ‘govt with begging bowl’ victimising local investors: LHC

IMF stresses end to gas subsidy for domestic consumers

India will lose more after trade ban on Pakistan: Dr Baig

Aptma sees $15bln exports in FY19

SBP issues Islamic refinance schemes

Property tax collection rises 31pc in July-Jan

Banking cards’ data worth $3.5mln stolen for online sale


20 tariff lines: Indonesia grants duty-free access

Names of top corporate taxpayers unveiled

BR editorial ‘Declaring victory too soon’: SBP clarification

Year ended June 30, 2017: Tax directory reveals 9 MPs paid no tax

APTMA urges government to revive contracts with IPPs

FPCCI suggests tit-for-tat policy for Indian imports

Foreign investments in Pakistan


Karachities at top in paying tax F.B.R’s list released

Various F.B.R Custom Collector vacated position and assumed charge of Chief Custom





33 Karachi taxpayers among FBR’s top 50

Current account deficit falls by 47pc in January, exports grow slightly

India to suffer itself after anti-Pakistan trade moves: Asad

SBP reserves down 2pc

Bajwa never used term financial crisis at his presser, clarifies SBP

No tax vision

Karachi official price list app for daily use items launched

Karachi ranks fourth in road accident deaths in world, moot told


Pakistan to be among five largest world economies by end century’

Pakistan sanguine about smooth sailing through FATF review

Current account deficit shrinks 16.7pc in seven months

Pakistan strikes extensive trade, investment deal with Belgium

Pakistan needs simplicity, transparency in taxation to build confidence

Forex reserves fall to $14.794 billion

Foreign income declaration mandatory’

Delay in refund claims slammed

IGATEX Pakistan exhibition from 26th


Deepening challenges

Government plans to fix indicative price of cotton

Government not mulling any change in weekly holiday: Fawad

FPCCI asks Umar to ensure payment of all refund claims

Senate body voices concern over PSQCA’s performance

India to harm its trade interest by imposing restrictions: BMP

KCCI opposes weekly holiday on Friday

Business, investment cooperation: TDAP signs MoU with three Belgium regions

Declaring victory too soon

Saudi investment to restore investors’ confidence: PRGMEA

Govt-IMF differences narrowed down: Umar

Leading taxpaying companies for Tax Year-2018, Banking and petroleum sectors remain on top

Is SME finance really at historic high?

KBTA Seminar, Amendments to IT Ord to help control offshore tax avoidance


Pakistan is expecting today positive results from F.A.T.F meeting

News of weekly holiday is baseless. Fawad Chaudhry

Tax Culture


Quality standard is a must to enhance exports. Mushtaq Ahmed

Daroo Khan demands all refunds to exporters

Further increase electricity price




Wait for finance bill passage delays tax relief

PM wants money laundering to be an expensive risk

Fiscal health deteriorating sharply, half-year data shows

PM vows to double tax collection

Industry slams power companies

Nepra allows Rs1.80 per unit hike

Imports from India continue unabated

Business registration portal launched

$20bn glass slipper

T.D.A.P Ad, Texworld USA, Int’l Apparel Sourcing Show, Home Textile Sourcing Fair; Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York July 22-24, 2019, Last date to apply: March 08, 2019

Ministry of Textile Ad on Stitching Machine Operators Training (SMOT-III)


Taxing the rich is my mission: PM

Govt to kick-start three SEZs within this year

Closure of trade: Tit-for-tat response to India worked out

Economy, industrial sector interlinked, says minister

Pay $4 bn debt or face three-month jail, court warns Ambani

Budget deficit widens to 2.7pc in first half

Govt urged to enforce subsidised electricity tariffs

Provincial sales tax collection slightly falls to Rs91.6bln in July-December

Sindh launches business registration, property tracking portals

Sindh govt launches online portal to facilitate business registration

TEXPO Pakistan will be held in April at Expo Center Lahore


PM not happy with prevailing tax behaviour, norms

PM for drastic measures against money laundering

MBS expects investment worth more than $100bn in India

Zero rated export sector, Govt urged to enforce subsidized rates

Nepra approves Rs1.8/unit raise for Discos’ consumers

Budget 2019-20, LCCI presents set of joint proposals to finance minister

18th Amendment: More about power than people

SBP acts against discrimination


Pakistan reply, decision to include 90 Indian goods under negative list

Saudi Govt increased Pakistan’s Haj quota to 200,000, facility of e-visa also available

Paying more tax are VIPs Prime Minister

Khurram Shahzad assumed acting president ship of K.C.C.I   


Decision to revisit parameter to examine inflation

Recommendation to give relief to 64000 consumers effected by gas tariff slab




PM takes notice of taxpayers’ harassment

FPCCI sees more joint ventures with Saudi investors

SME financing reaches record Rs500bn

Govt working to produce affordable energy: Ayub

SBP governor’s remarks


India halts all trade, orders Pakistanis out

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia ink oil facility on deferred payment agreement

PM orders crackdown on tax evaders

47,000 consumers of Sui Northern get billsinflated by 200-300pc

SME lending rises to Rs513 billion in 2018

FBR invites income tax proposals

PIA cuts fares on Beijing route


PM directs FBR to expand tax net, expose tax evaders

Steps being taken to increase industrial competitiveness: Dawood

Finance Bill 2019-20, FBR invites proposals

SME financing achieves historic high of Rs513bn

Fashion mourns death of ‘Kaiser’ Karl Lagerfeld

Trade numbers: textile silver linings

You can’t always get what you want’

PM invites top taxpayers today

Knitwear exports post 11pc growth in 7 months

Duplication of audit work perturbs importers, exporters

Walmart reports jump in 4Q profits on higher US sales

All customs houses, stations to be linked with WeBOC’

The visit of Saudi crown prince


India closedown trade with Pakistan, order to Pakistanis to leave India within 48hours

Decision to issue prize bond of Rs 1 lac denomination

Facilitation to taxpayers, crackdown against tax evaders order

SME Financing crossed milestone of Rs.500 billion

Medical insurance made mandatory while going to Saudi Arabia Hajis, patients and holding diplomatic passport exempted

Pak Saudi Friendship at its new height


Tax evaders are enemy of the country, F.B.R should take action without any discrimination. Imran Khan

Textile sector, contractors of unorganized section will also pay G.S.T

Knitwear exports can be increased with the support of Govt. Bilwani




Saudi crown prince ends visit amid hope, bonhomie

Pakistan has come out of financial crisis: SBP governor

Roadmap for $21bn Saudi investment finalised

Foreign investment down 17pc

Cotton production short by 6.83pc

Gas supply disruptions

BD and Pakistan

Citizens’ portal

Reduction in Saudi visit visa fee hailed


Exchange of info agreement with Switzerland comes in force

Saudi govt shows interest in Punjab textile, automobile industry

India is far ahead than Pakistan in trade with S Arabia

FDI dips 17.6pc to $1.45bln in July-January

Govt must ban sale of smuggled Indian goods


Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood

Saudi minister describes Iran as ‘world’s chief sponsor of terrorism’

Borrowing money: Govt hasnt crossed limit, SBP governor clarifies

Jul-Jan: FDI down 18pc YoY

Pak-Swiss dual taxation treaty: Amended article allows access to banking info

Good month for value added textiles

Over 80pc space booked for TEXPO Pakistan in Lahore

SEPA team inspects terminal at Port Qasim

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to promote trade, investment

Business community terms visit of MBS a positive indicator

SEZs Act 2012 to be amended for more empowering provincial govts

Stuck-up refunds: FBR fears poor response from taxpayers for promissory notes

More stagflation

Poised for massive rise in debt


Pakistan & Saudi Arabia trade volume is far behind than India

India’s are owner / partners of 322 Saudi companies

Govt has not crossed the limit of tracking loan. Governor State Bank of Pakistan

Pakistani embassy in Riyadh announced reduction in passport fees


TDAP will provide subsidy to World & Home Textile U.S.A




Saudi Crown Prince accorded rousing reception

Saudi royal’s visit to pave way for strategic, economic relations: PM

Gas supply to Punjab industry not resumed yet

FATF group to review Pakistan’s performance today

Our dream of growth

Conflict of interest

Learning from China

Leaning on the IMF will cost govt dearly

The choice is yours, Mr PM

Beyond Saudi aid


Saudi Arabia to invest Rs2.8 trillion

Islamabad not informed about MFN status withdrawal’

FATF Asia Pacific Group satisfied with Pak performance

Govt may announce Friday as weekly off


MBS all praise for IK; says KSA making $20bn investment

7 MoUs, agreements signed

Borrowing from SBP reaches historic high

Exports to increase further in future, hopes Dawood

Cotton vision redux?

Legalisation of mobile phones, Baggage allowance facility being misused

India’s act of withdawing MFN status for Pakistan criticized

The IMF conundrum


23% Increase in Pak – Saudi Trade, volume reached at 12 billion riyal

To strengthen ties with Arab Countries Govts announcement expected to declare Friday as weekly holiday , Saudi Arabia is considering to reduce Haj expenses

India did not inform abolishing status of MFN. Advisor Commerce







WB help sought to improve investment

Fiscal deficit to cross 6.3pc of GDP, govt estimates show

US, India seek to boost trade ties

SBP reserves up $13.4m

A more urgent PTA

SBP & imposters




Pak-Saudi MoUs approved by cabinet

ECC informed of factors behind circular debt

Strategies to boost industrial, agriculture sectors taken up with WB

APTMA for special task force to revive export

Textile sector: government must devise strategy for upgrade existing SMEs: FCCI chief

PBIF chief calls for strengthening garments sector

CNG, fertilizer, non-zero rated industry, RLNG supply to remain suspended till 17th

Government urged to address genuine issues of business community

Local govts & taxes

China Pakistan Economic Corridor

T.D.A.P Ad, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada, Toronto – Canada August 19-21, 2019, Last Date to Apply: March 01, 2019




Federal Cabinet instructions to ensure Gas Electricity supply in Industrial Zones

Pakistan achieved all targets of FATF

New Dimension of Saudi – Pakistani Partnership




Saudi prince’s visit to mark new era in ties: FM

E-complaint system’s app clinches second position in world

Islamabad to seek preferential trade agreement with Riyadh

TDAP to set up division for e-commerce, services sector

Govt orders increase in LNG imports, furnace oil stocks

Pakistan yet again on EU’s list of weak AML/CFT countries

Who controls Karachi?


Saudi Arabia to invest billions in Pakistan

IMF programme to be wrapped in tough conditions

Money laundering, terror financing: Pakistan on EU list of 23 states with deficiencies in frameworks

Energy evaluation

Special smart cards may be issued for vehicle registrations

Ties with Pakistan to grow stronger: Bangladesh HC

FBR recovers Rs245mln from high net worth non-filers

SBP sells Rs2.107 trillion worth treasury bills

PRGMEA rejects HRW report

Gas utilities to charge separate tariffs for RLNG


Tax base, Nadra chief asked to examine proposals

$21bn Saudi investment likely

Auction for MTBs, Over Rs2trn borrowed in a single day

Pasha declines to become MPC member

GIDC regime, Engro urges MoF to exclude fixed price feed gas

mbs visit to start new era of economic prosperity: BMP chief

PRGMEA ready to enhance working conditions: chairman

FPCCI appoints Rizwan as convener body on ‘Textile Dyeing & Printing’


Conditions of IMF, borrowing from State Bank be stopped, increase electric tariff by 30%

F.B.R policy board constituted Federal Finance Minister will be Chairman


Reconstruction of Expo Centre, T.D,A.P sent 1st PC 1to Govt

Govt stopped issuance of Prize Bonds of Rs40000/-




Debt burden precludes populist moves: PM

Rs5.6bn approved for revival of two grounded PIA aircraft

Saudi Arabia asked to issue e-visa to Haj pilgrims

NTDC expects smoother power supply for Punjab this summer

Usmani appointed NBP president

Online tax collection launched in Balochistan

Mayor says only 12pc of Karachi is in his administrative control

Real cause of fiscal imbalances is not the provinces, but the Centre’

Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

Travel on PIA

Water economics


Pakistan, S Arabia have new economic partnership: Sanjrani

FBR cuts RD on import of over four dozen items

IMF asks Pakistan to take steps to achieve fiscal consolidation

Gas supply may improve from today

Pakistan completes arrangements for Saudi crown prince’s visit

Some facts about: Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman

Pak-IMF differences still exist

Baig appointed chairman

Worsening crisis

What lies ahead

Persistent gas crisis causing economic setback, says information adviser

No compromise on FY2019 revenue target, says FBR chief

Chinese FDI footprint expansion to spur SAARC economies: SCCI

Trade mission suggests textiles showrooms in Belgium

FPCCI concerned over gas crisis


Threshold for subsidized power consumers to be reduced

RD on import of over 43 items rationalized

Additional duty on import of 22 items abolished

Pasha, Naveed made MPC members

Cotton’s corn moment

GIDC: treat it like cess

PBIF for taking concrete steps to boost int’l trade

Good management prescribed to end gas crisis

FBR workforce increased thru SRO 213

Goods transfer, FBR recommends undertaking for exporters

PTI placed economy on right track: FCCI chief


F.B.R’s detective system, tax evaded of Rs262 crore deposited

Indication of Improvement in Economy?

Economic coordination committee stressed to collect cotton cess from textile mills


Prime Minister instructed to crackdown against gas thieves

Govt Institutions cannot resolve issues of KATI Industrialist. Mayor




Wapda in talks with ‘disputed’ bidder over Mohmand dam

Gas crisis deepens as govt investigates price hike issue

January data brings smiles as external pressures ease: Sharp fall in trade deficit

Saudi prince likely to sign $10bn MoUs

Local businessmen, not outsiders, can help boost economy: Asad

The IMF again

Bangladesh & Pakistan


Jang Group and BYCO seminar: Rs1,113 bn freight corridor to connect Karachi, Qasim ports

Trade deficit narrows 10pc to $19.3 bn

Table IMF deal in parliament, demands opposition

Moody’s lowers banks outlook to negative

ICCI urges govt to focus on regional trade for promoting exports

Economic reforms: Part - XLIV

Govt won’t raze residential buildings as it could lead to human tragedy, PA told

Rich tributes paid to rights defender Asma Jahangir on first death anniversary

Pakistan Banao certificates fetch $1mln in two weeks

WHT collection from non-cash transactions up at Rs6.156bln

Aptma demands steady gas supply


Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached

Property, tobacco, retail sectors, TRC panel decides to improve taxation system

Jul-Jan exports up 2.24pc YoY

Jul-Jan FY19, Trade deficit down $2bn due to RD on imports: Dawood

SNGPL suspends supply to fertilizer, CNG, non zero-rated industry

CS for data collection of surface water used by hotels, industry

Sindh industries, Govt urged to ensure smooth gas supply

PTEA wants early payment of incentives under textile policies

PBCs: a suggestion


Imports reduced, Exports increased. Razzak Dawood

Religious scholars demands restoration of Friday holiday. Govt sought advice from Ministry of Home Affairs, Religious & other Ministries

Vast opportunities exists in trade between Pakistan & Poland. Daroo Khan

Instruction to calculate use of underground water by industries

Shortage of LNG, CNG, fertilizer & other industries gas closed

Prime Minister called high power meeting on high gas billing

IMF Package & Economic Reforms

Tax evasion take action without any discrimination


Announcement of 2billion dollar Saudi investment expected

Poland will support Pakistan on G.S.P Plus

22 Pakistani companies participated in TEXWORLD Exhibition




Accord on $6bn IMF package likely by April

It’s time to invest in Pakistan, PM tells world leaders

Saudi Arabia likely to make biggest investment in Pakistan

Who’s the richest of them all?

All the reasons for gas shortages

Industrial revival in Karachi

Why consumer lending is low

Asma’s legacy

Pakistan Banks’ Association Ad, Avoid Being Defrauded! While doing On-line Transactions


Pakistan, IMF agree on economic reforms

Saudi Arabia prepares biggest-ever investment package for Pakistan

What IMF expects from Pakistan

No reduction in Haj expenses, says minister

Of gas and other demons


Strategy prepared ahead of FATF meeting

PKR devaluation not led to phenomenal export growth: Ishrat

IMF chief says ready to support Pakistan

Don”t miss the boat” PM urges global policymakers, others to invest in Pakistan

China-Pakistan financial cooperation

GSP Plus status in EU, Pakistan’s bilateral trade still far below potential level: PBIF chief

SEZ need special attention

Messe Frankfurt Ad, texprocess 14 – 17.5.2019 Frankfurt am Main 


FBR started country wide campaign against tax evaders, house to house survey to be carried out

Saudi Arabia record package of investment ready for Pakistan, agreements will be signed during visit of Saudi Prince

There will be no reduction in Haj expenses. Religious Minister


Electricity, Gas further expensive to get bailout package. IMF demands

Agreement on basic issues with IMF. Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Economic Challenges & Govt’s Performance



Unannounced gas load-shedding hits Karachi consumers

Govt borrowed $1.8bn in six months: EAD

Banks asked to promote Pakistan Banao Certificates

Judicial effectiveness outpaces decline in fiscal health: report

Gas supply will improve soon, says minister

Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

Gas shortage


Pakistan has to clear $5 bn liabilities in June

Pakistan, IMF yet to reach deal

Undersea pipeline: $10 bn Russian investment to benefit Pakistan

Rules vetted to make Benami Act operational

Sindh be given due gas share: Murad

Murad asks PM to ensure gas supply to Sindh

KCCI dismayed over gas suspension


Umar made CCoE chairman

GIDC payables: Fertilizer sector, IPPs, others granted 50 percent waiver

Gas supplies issues: Industrial, CNG bodies meet SSGC management

Pending ST refunds: PIAF chief urges FBR to release RPOs

Concern voiced over Sindh government’s move to levy tax on subsoil water

Conveners of two FPCCI bodies appointed

It’s time to revisit and revise SEZ law

New Centre urged to ensure gas supplies to Sindh

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Record reduction of Rs32 billion in sales tax collection within 7 months

CNG again closed today industrial zones will not get gas tomorrow

Qatar regrets to supply LNG on loan, economic pressure likely to be increased


There will be ease in the international agreements through IMF programme. Ministry of Finance

Instruction to all airlines to check all travelling documents mandatory

Industries once again agreed to close industries on every Sunday




No axe to fall on defence budget, decides cabinet

Govt to place formula for revival of tax on mobile phone cards before SC

After 18th Amendment, EOBI facing erosion

SBP reserves up by $38m

Haj Policy 2019

PA demands reversal of 63pc increase in Haj expenses


 Pakistanis’ assets abroad: Govt makes request to 10 more countries for info exchange

SHC issues notices on petition challenging Haj policy

World Government Summit to start from Feb 10 in Dubai

Beyond subsidies

Gas bills’

Govt mulls legal changes to criminalise under-invoicing

India central bank cuts rates by 25bps to 6.25pc

Forex reserves rise to $14.885 billion


ECC irked by presentation of ”fudged” figures

Government hints at setting up power wholesale market

PBCs timing is not appropriate given rating downgrades””

The meaning of S&P downgrade

New vehicles: No notification yet on lifting of curbs on non-filers

Investors to be fully facilitated: PM

Discussions with IMF in positive direction”

Reserves up by $82 million to $14.885 billion

APTMA Punjab seeks uninterrupted gas supply

PTA demands restoration of DLTL on finished leather

Low gas pressure renders over 80 percent units closed, claims SAI

Ignoring FPCCI will create problems’ an interview with Engr Daroo Khan Achakzai, President FPCCI

Tax reforms with borrowed funds!




In Pakistan vast opportunities exists for foreign investment. Prime Minister

Govt refused to make electric expensive on the demand of IMF




Offshore oil, gas exploration accord signed with Russia

Govt hints at reviewing gas pricing mechanism

No change in 100pc foreign ownership policy’

Pakistan not to attend WTO e-commerce talks

Ogra, gas companies blame ‘inflated’ gas bills on government

Visa on arrival

Govt urged to motivate Chinese businessmen to invest in Pakistan

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association Ad,


Prosecute hateful fatwa givers under terror laws

Pakistan signs $10 bn gas pipeline agreement with Russia

PTI govt responsible for inflated gas bills

Senate body takes exception to massive increase in gas tariff

KP Assembly asks federal govt to review Haj policy

Descon likely to get Karachi Water and Sewerage Board projects

Rating problems

The IMF debate

UNCTAD estimates $1bln in export gains for Pakistan

Auditors tasked to probe into inflated gas billing

Trade facilitation unit planned to boost exports-to-GDP ratio

SITE seeks PM’s help on gas closure


First meeting of ninth NFC award begins: Provinces too will take part in IMF talks

External auditors too will conduct gas billing inquiry

Entities incorporated here: 100 percent foreign ownership policy stays unchanged: Razzak

Economic diplomacy: the elusive target

Automation of revenue collection – II

Thai CG for expanding trade with Pakistan

Companies Act 2017: PBC recommends SECP to delete section 452

Senate body voices concern over increasing prices of gas, POL products

WeBOC system minimises human interference’


Prime Minister will inaugurate visa on arrival at the end of the current month

SITE Association sought help of Prime Minister with regard to Gas closure of Industries

Haj Policy 2019 challenged in Sindh High Court






New gas price, pressure factor causing unrest among consumers

Registered persons asked to integrate with FBR system

FIA & passport

Pro-rich tax


Government mulls Customs clearance exemptions

FBR announces 6 percent sales tax on ecommerce

People urged to avoid processed food for cancer prevention

The diaspora bond


China, Pakistan inching towards BoP deal, FTA-II

Collection not to exceed Rs 4.1 trillion, FBR tells Umar

Textile, leather articles sales: FBR starts receiving live transactions

BMP for restorating 27 trade bodies annulled by DGTO

Federal vs provincial tax collections

Draft of Pakistan Banao Certificates Rules, 2018

Industry refunds, Tax experts propose materialising draft of Feb 2013

Transfers, postings in FBR


Low gas pressure, CNG Stations to remain closed for 36 hours announced

Banks having 250 branches qualified for collecting Haj applications

Cost of doing business will increase due to rise interest rate. Zahid Hussain 


Dinner with Prime Minister, list of top 50 taxpayers ready




Govt likely to offer incentives for SEZs’ success

Moot demands visa on arrival for pre-Partition generation

Textile exports can double in five years: Aptma head

We have higher priorities than circular debt: Dawood

What a single tax system means

Intricacies of the policy rate hike

This is why there was a slowdown in profit repatriation

Will dollar inflows improve market sentiments?

Bangladesh failing to take measures against corruption

Diaspora bond

New visa policy


Proposals to get powers back from provinces to collect GST, tax agri income

Razak Dawood says he is shareholder in Descon

36pc increase in number of tax filers this fiscal’

Over-indebted & under-resourced

Easy business


SEZs to top today’s ECC agenda

PM orders probe into inflated gas bills

PBIF for increasing trade with France

PBIF for increasing trade with France Reconciliation of WH statement to be made with return of total income: tribunal

Efforts afoot to raise volume of export: Dawood

Ease of Doing Business, Frequency of tax payments reduced from 47 to 16: BoI chief

Fire fighting yet to start!

The issue of business confidence

New visa policy


Fixation of property rates, proposal to withdraw power from provinces of collection G.S.T and to tax collection

Resigned from Descon Company only share holder profit & loss can occur through contract. Razzak Dawood

Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Ummrah introduced facility of online visa

Record Tax Collection


Prime Minister took notice of enhanced gas bills enquiry ordered 



Senate opposition rejects 63pc hike in Haj expenses

Malaysian company ready to invest $250m in Pakistan

Textile sector for upfront subsidy in gas bills

Indigenous reforms to fix economy: DFID

Sharp decline in investor confidence’

Doing business

Another experiment?

Air fares


FBR ups plots valuation by 15-25pc

Reform package mistaken as mini-budget: Asad

Business Confidence Index shows 26 percent decline

LPG price increased by Rs65.9 per 11.8 kg cylinder

Special desk set up in NAB to solve business community’s issues

Baig appointed chairman FPCCI panel

Succession certificates

Preventive cardiology plan needed as deaths rise by 61pc in two years’

Inflation hits 4-year high of 7.2pc in January

SECP policy board refers laws to finance ministry for amendments

SBP issues directives for investment in Pakistan Banao Certificates

Economy struggles as govt takes one step forward, two steps back


Values of properties revised upward

Filers who availed amnesty scheme: FBR suspends notices about source of investment

Supplementary finance bill: Senate adopts 55 Recommendations

SBP””s quarterly report: Textile exporters fail to raise their share in US imports

Export boost: Senate panel asks Razak to come up with roadmap

Business confidence stands at 12 percent negative: OICCI

FBR extends deadline for revised returns

Three-day CNG stations’ closure announced

Raise in key policy rate will bring economy to a halt: BMP

Financial aid from friendly states eased pressure on foreign reserves

Sindh Business Registration Portal to be launched on 20th: CS

LPG price increased for Feb               

What is actually ailing economy?


Official valuation of properties increased, F.B.R issued notification of increasing value of plots between 15% to 25% in 20 big cities, revenue will increase by Rs25 billion

Water supply in various areas of Karachi will be effected from Sunday to Tuesday

Karachi traders under compulsion to visit Lahore for clearance of consignments

C.A.A advised passengers to keep original C.N.I.C or keep valid driving license


F.B.R enhanced valuation of properties by 20% in cities filer to pay 2% non-filer 4% advance tax

China will give further loan of 2.5 billion dollar to Pakistan

Visible decrease in trade deficit within 6 months will be witnessed. Razzak Dawood   




Pakistan turns to expatriates for cash, floats bond

 Cabinet approves 63pc increase in Haj cost

 Provinces asked to appoint focal persons within two days

 SBP raises policy rate by 25bps, warns govt borrowing fuelling inflation

 Revenue shortfall rises to Rs197bn

 AIIB looking to invest over $1bn in Pakistan

 Slight decrease in petroleum prices

 Reserves up $1.5bn

 Mini-budget measures not enough to curb fiscal deficit: Moody’s

 Monetary policy statement


Pakistan Banao’ bond for Pak expats

SBP ups policy rate to 10.25pc

Total public debt, liabilities more than Rs30tr: ministry

Countries that attracted most FDI, tourism revenues in 2017

Haj Policy 2019 announced No subsidy for Hujjaj this year

Petrol price reduced slightly

Faisalabad to have international air cargo terminal’

Government must document economy to enhance tax base

State Bank surprises market with policy rate hike

KCIP, PSPL sign agreement for captive power plant

Forex reserves rise to $14.802bln

FBR urged to extend scheme date


PM launches PBCs of three-year, five-year tenor

 Inflation, fiscal deficit challenges force SBP to hike rate by 25bps

 Zero percent: ST on cotton import notified

 SBP”s reserves up $1.5 billion

 12th Five-Year Plan (2018-23): government projecting to raise investment, industrial output, tax revenue

 Friends’ support is no solution

 Petrol prices slightly reduced

 An interview with Mian Mohammad Mansha, Chairman Nishat Group, ‘All state-owned enterprises should be privatised

 APTMA urges FBR to release RPOs

 Sindh governor forms ‘Exporters liaison committee’

 PTBA seeks extension in date for e-filing of return

 PCDMA seeks level-playing field to commercial, industrial imports

 Bottled water companies, SC seeks detailed report from officials


Increase in interest rate 10.25% fixed inflation increased, current account deficit reduced, export likely to be enhanced. State Bank

Issues pertaining to Business Community will be resolved according to rules. Chairman NAB

Ease of doing business improved way forward