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 Date: January 31, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Revenue collection exceeds 7-month target at Rs2.57tr

Requiem for cotton crop

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR surpasses tax collection target by Rs20bln in Jul-Jan

Adviser warrants TDAP’s ‘harder’ effort to explore new markets

FPCCI resents power tariff hike

Rupee likely to remain range-bound

Weekly SPI inflation goes up 0.52pc

BUSINESS RECORDER

ST refunds: Rs99bn payment made in H1 FY2020-21

FBR abolishes 2pc ACD on import of 152 items

Govt’s tariff motion: Nepra to conduct public hearing on 4th

Industrialists voice concern over gas discontinuation to captive power plants

FPCCI president welcomes govt’s assurance on meeting energy demand

‘Industrialization requires reduced cost of doing business’

Volume of business seen satisfactory on cotton market

Prices of essential kitchen items witness more increase

Capital City witnesses sharp increase in incidents of crime

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FBR serves 1.4m notices on violators

Mandviwalla vows to resolve issues of businessmen

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Soft launching ceremony held of first World Virtual Textile Exhibition

Infrastructure of Industrial area destroyed- Zubiar Motiwala

Supply of Gas banned to Industrial Captive Power
 

 Date: January 30, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Demand for gas supply to captive power plants rejected

Ogra proposes up to Rs11 hike in POL rates

FBR directed to recover money paid over fake invoices

Sindh starts vaccination drive from Feb 3

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Businessmen demand reducing power tariff, smooth gas supply

SSGC’s position on gas supply moratorium

Govt continues to supply gas to off-grid industries

Petrol may become more expensive from February

FBR surpasses Jan tax target by Rs 17 bn

WWF-Pakistan conducting audits to improve energy efficiency

Safe Solar gets power plant tariff

Rupee extends gains

BUSINESS RECORDER

Industrialists meet power sector top brass

POL products’ prices likely to go up from Feb 1

No gas for captive power plants

Moratorium on gas supply: clarification

SPI up 0.52pc WoW

Trading activity remains firm on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

No abrupt disconnection of gas supply: Ismail

SPI increases 0.52%

Moratorium on gas supply to industries

FBR AD,

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Closure of Gas is a warning signal for the Export Sector. Towel Manufacturer’s

Propose to rise price of Petrol by Rs.12 Diesel by Rs.10 from 1st Feb

 Date: January 29, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Per unit tariff of SSGC consumers hiked by Rs44

Large protest held against violations of labour laws in SITE

Ex-KE MD made head of reconstituted NTDC board

Regional exports plunge by over 25pc in July-December

Pakistan loses four points on graft perception ranking

Pakistan to stop manual visas from next month

RESERVES FALL

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Ogra approves gas price hike for Sindh, Balochistan

Corruption gone up in Pakistan: TI

Structural weaknesses exist in economy: ADB

Rupee strengthens

Forex reserves fall to $20.106bln

BUSINESS RECORDER

5.4pc increase in SSGC tariff allowed

Gas cut to captive power plant units, EFP welcomes govt’s move

Volume of business remains low on cotton market

Pandemic caused worst year for US economy since 1946

Ministry drafts National Cyber Security Policy 2021

Textile and gas love affair to end?

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

OGRA approves 5.4% tariff hike

SBP reserves fall $15m to $12.99b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Corruption enhanced in Pakistan, in world ranking 4 steps down. TI

Demanded to observe as Relief & Rescue year 2021. Karachi Chamber

Value of Dollar further down by 20 paisas, Gold down Rs.50 per tola
 

Date: January 28, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Rs3.50 per unit hike in power tariff on the cards

2021 crucial year for cotton, says minister

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Pak exports to EU increased to $7.5 bn after GSP Plus status

ADB approves $10bln five-year loan programme for Pakistan

Rupee gains

Gold rates fall Rs200/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

TMA AD: ‘GAS OUTAGE’ GUARANTEED TO DARKEN THE FUTURE OF TEXTILE EXPORT

FBR opposes zero-rating proposal

Zero-rating of sales tax on export-oriented sectors: It cannot be revived

Economic stability, growth and jobs: ADB endorses new 5-year CPS

Monthly fuel price adjustment: Nepra indicates Rs1.60/unit raise in tariffs

Steady trend witnessed on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Food minister for supply of high-quality cotton seeds

Pakistan troubled by too much electricity after decade of power shortages

Nepra reserves ruling on power tariff hike

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
Karachi is the seventh most polluted city in the world
 

Date: January 27, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Site body slams gas ban

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas circular debt to hit Rs140 bn after winter

Major water supply project for Karachi delayed

OMCs, dealers’ margins: Another hike in petrol, diesel prices on the cards

IMF projects Pak growth rate at 1.5pc for current fiscal

IMF lifts global growth forecast for 2021, still sees ‘exceptional uncertainty’

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates down Rs250/tola

Sindh sets up 14 Covid vaccination centres, nine of them in Karachi

BUSINESS RECORDER

FPCCI for exploring new avenues, joint ventures with Turkey

Industries, export-oriented sectors: SAI chief terms decision to discontinue gas supply ‘disastrous’

Sec 114A of IT Ord: Salaried individuals not required to update tax profiles: FBR

First 5 months of FY21, Fiscal deficit stands at 1.8pc of GDP

Pakistan: 1.5pc GDP growth projected

Trading volume seen satisfactory on cotton market

‘Anti-export’ bias

More Cotton Production: MNFS&R urged to prepare incentive programme for farmers

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Textile sector reports loss in global orders

Audit of inefficient plants halted

Some economic indicators worsen

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

July to December: budget deficit & import has enhanced, export reduced

Value of dollar reduced & reached below Rs.161

 Date: January 26, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

FPCCI wants PM to revisit gas cut decision

Five-month domestic debt servicing jumps by 38pc

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Industrialists, traders join forces to thwart gas suspension plan

Subsidies: A costly blunder

Financing SMEs, an opportunity for NBFIs, Modarabas

EFP to hold award ceremony

Rupee falls

Gold rates rise Rs100/tola

Earth is losing ice faster today than in the mid-1990s

BUSINESS RECORDER

No gas for export-oriented textile industry

Gas moratorium, CCoE decision to hit economy, exports badly: FPCCI

Gas moratorium will hit exports, investments and jobs: NBG chief

SCCI chief concerned at frequent hike in power tariff

Receivables/payables dispute, Federal govt, KE fail to evolve consensus

Trading activity remains firm on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Gas crisis adds to business community’s woes

Is Pakistan’s import growth sustainable?

Rupee weakens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Gas shutdown to Industries is a global conspiracy. Nasir Hayat Magoo 

Cotton & cotton yarn prices remained mixed
 

Date: January 25, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Monetary stability and economic recovery

The LNG trilemma

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Workers decry govt’s failure to stop labour laws’ violations at workplaces

‘Millions of people forced to live in poverty’

BUSINESS RECORDER

Gas moratorium, Textile industry rejects CCoE’s decision

Govt, IPPs ink ‘initial’ agreements

Business community rejects increase in power tariff

Tax refunds process, FBR suspends AC over asking ‘hefty percentage’

KPTMA for withdrawal of moratorium on gas supply

Weekly Cotton Report, Bullish trend continues

Now the cotton production crisis

Monetary policy statement

MPS: a ‘meaningful surprise’ but no change

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Open access in power market

Power industry – need for fresh reforms
 

Date: January 24, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Power tariff hike to hit export efforts, warn Karachi industrialists

Private sector borrowing up by 65pc in December

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Despite go-ahead by PM twice: Textile Policy 2020-25 in the doldrums

Economic slump, swelling capacity charges forced govt to hike power tariff

FBR collects Rs32bln from profits on bank deposits in first half

Businessmen warn to move court against gas suspension

FPCCI disapproves rate hold, seeks downward revision

Rupee may weaken

Digitisation a necessity

BUSINESS RECORDER

Govt decides to hold ‘final’ round, K-Electric faces prospect of re-privatisation?

Increase in electricity tariff rejected

Competitive electricity buyer model proposed

Exports to increase significantly in next 6 months: S M Muneer

Business remains steady on cotton market

Prices of essential kitchen items continue witnessing upward trend

ATM withdrawal limit not restricted to Rs1000: SBP

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt to abolish duties on raw material

Commerce secretary assures industrial sector of all-out efforts

Govt working to ensure K-Electric stake sale

Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23

Why cars are expensive in Pakistan?

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

On purchase of vehicle, 42% deposit in the Govt treasury-Analyst

Date: January 22, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

No gas for captive power plants, new connections for industry

15pc hike in power tariff announced

SBP guidelines for digitisation of taxes, duties

RESERVES FALL

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Self-generation electricity: Cabinet body slaps moratorium on supply of gas to industrial units

‘Fallout of PML-N govt power policies’: Power tariff up by Rs1.99 a unit

Who will pay how much

Income Tax Amendment Ordinance 2021 promulgated

ECNEC approves Rs25.5 billion K-IV project

Taxpayers bound to pay duties above Rs1 million online

Forex reserves fall to $20.120bln

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates up Rs400/tola

China to gift Pakistan 500,000 corona vaccine doses

BUSINESS RECORDER

Discos’ unified base tariff hiked, Rs200bn impact calculated; IMF has no qualms

SBP takes key step towards collection of govt taxes, duties

Large-scale manufacturing contracting for past two years: analyst

Lesco chief assures Aptma delegation of uninterrupted supply

Projects, including phase-I of K-IV, approved by Ecnec

‘Pakistan needs to focus on improving exports to Switzerland’

Forex reserves fall by $399m

Rates of profit on National Savings certificates enhanced

Business remains stable on cotton market

Gas has to be used wisely, prudently

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

GIDC arrears amounted to ‘Rs81.81b’

CCOE bans gas supply to industrial units

K-Electric’s new plant to begin production in March-April

Domestic consumers receive electric shock

No change expected in interest rate

Switzerland encourages Pakistan exports
 

Date: January 21, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

C/A turns negative in December after five-month surplus

Rs610bn requests under Temporary Economic Refinance Facility received

Uncertainty looms over city’s power situation due to lack of key KE deals

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt in a fix on pricier LNG bids for March

Experts urge government to focus on renewable energy

Automated assessment of tax returns deferred till June

KE links new power plant’s fate to SSGC gas

Current account turns to deficit in December

BUSINESS RECORDER

Jubilation at export growth is premature – Tahir Jahangir

Industrial units, NKATI opposes PD’s decision to cut gas supply

Five export-oriented sectors, Govt hints at restoring zero-rating regime

PM asks FBR to propose incentives for top taxpayers

Gwadar Tax Free Zone Rules 2021 issued

C/A surplus streak ends

RLNG-based power plant will go a long way in meeting Karachi’s power demands

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10800

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Industrialists decry ban on gas supply

Current account turns from surplus to deficit

Finance Act 2017 tax amendments voided

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Approved Rs. 213 million for Exporterson account of DLTL. Razzak Dawood

Average 0.97% profit rate enhanced regarding National Saving Schemes

Decided to import machinery on zero duty for Gawadar Port

Value of dollar reduced by 10 paisas

Good news for the Karachi Citizens, minor load shedding will be in summer
 

Date: January 20, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

SC declines to wade into row between public entities, KE

Razak praises Bazaar Technology for raising $6.5m

Importers bound to e-pay over Rs1m duty, taxes

Monetary policy on 22nd

‘Waste water surveillance can predict Covid-19 cases in Karachi’

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Technical fault at SSGC’s gas field compounds Karachi’s miseries

SBP most likely to keep policy rate unchanged for third time

FBR advised to prioritise refunds for SMEs

FPCCI seeks extension in TERF

Rupee extends losses

Gold prices up Rs300/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

SHC declares SRO 584(1)/2017 illegal

FPCCI seeks extension in time period of TERF

Small traders, shopkeepers,  ‘Pending income tax refund claims must be calculated out of turn’

Nepra working on inclusive CSR development model

SNGPL organises e-kachehri

MPS on Friday, Key policy rate may be kept unchanged

Trading across Border Index, Pakistan improves 31 positions on rank

Over 70pc of population exposed to unsafe drinking water: Moody’s

52 fire engines to improve Karachi’s fire fighting apparatus: Alvi

THE RUPEE: 10 paisas down vs USD

Cotton spinning: searching for large orders?

Steady trend witnessed on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Textile bodies join hands across Asia

Pakistan climbs on Trading Across Border Index

‘Pakistan, Italy can lift trade to $5b’

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Meeting of SBP Monetary policy will be held on Friday
 

Date: January 19, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Body formed to examine gas supply chain

Foreign investment drops by 30pc in first half of FY21

Domestic debt rises to Rs24.11tr

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Power tariff bomb set to explode this week

‘FBR mulls unifying various taxes’

FBR plans orientation programme

Ginners lament govt’s lack of focus on cotton production

Rupee declines

Gold rates up Rs150/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Exciting half for textile exports

PM gives assurance on withdrawal of 5pc duty on yarn import

Cotton output plunge poses threat to exports: PCGA

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10700

SNGPL assures export sector of uninterrupted gas supply

Expired agreement behind reduced LNG supply

SNGPL, SSGC consumers, Ogra determines weighted average RLNG price

Recovery in industrial production

LSM growth

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

FDI falls 61% to $193.6m in December 2020

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

A delegation of NKATI met with NEPRA DG Consumer Affairs

Cotton Corp destroyed for the progress of Sugar Industry Dr. Jesomal
 

Date: January 18, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Cut in gas supply to industry likely amid LNG crisis

CM urged to ask Sepa to hold public consultation on review process

BUSINESS RECORDER

Govt likely to import LNG itself till new terminals commissioned

Weekly Cotton Review: Bullish trend prevails in markets

POL products’ prices hiked

LSM: the tides are changing

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

How to sustain export expansion?

SBP – a pillar of support for business

Govt set to raise power tariff in January: SAPM

LNG crisis likely to worsen in country

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

China reduced the Tax on their Import

40 Countries approved to issue digital currency

Date: January 17, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Cotton imports cut benefits of record textile exports

SECP enrolls over 20,300 firms in 2020

Memorandum signed with Hong Kong Trade Forum

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rare prolonged power outage exposes fragility of grid

FBR softens stance on penalising late filers

Cotton prices continue to rise unabatedly

BUSINESS RECORDER

Unified weighted average tariff raised by Rs1.8/unit

FBR restores sanctity of tax return filing deadline: SAPM

Concern over increase in petroleum prices

FTO orders action against taxmen involved in refunds fraud

Govt contemplating removing customs duty on cotton yarn

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10600

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Government mulls removing customs duty on cotton yarn

Yarn manufacturers seek implementation of lower power tariff

Traders warns of gas shortage in 2021

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Industrial Production & Export enhanced but energy crisis still persist

Date: January 16, 
2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

December textile exports reach historic high

Price of petrol hiked by Rs3.2, diesel by Rs2.95

SPI falls slightly

Bank deposits jump 22pc in 2020

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile exports increase 7.7pc in July-December

FBR vows to do away with ‘excessive’ taxation

PYMA asks to reduce power tariff

‘Initiatives on cards for SMEs’

Rupee weakens

Petrol, diesel prices raised

BUSINESS RECORDER

July-Dec 2020-21, Textile group exports increase by 7.79pc

Federal budget, FBR’s priority is to get rid of excessive taxation: official

PYMA team visits KE, urges govt to implement reduced tariff

POL products’ prices hiked

Trade activity remains firm on cotton market

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt working to support SMEs

FBR looks to reduce cost of doing business

Govt jacks up POL prices for second time in a month

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Price rised of Petrol Rs 3.20, Hi Speed Diesel 2.95 per liter

Supply of Gas in summer season, Industrial sector informed their concern to the Government

Date: January 15, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Govt decides to increase power tariff by Rs1.90

Petrol, diesel prices likely to go further up

FBR invites budget proposals

RESERVES RISE

SBP wants dedicated desks for women at financial institutions

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Terms for revival of IMF programme: Government to hike power tariff by Rs3.30 to plug circular debt

SMEDA to set up digital platforms

TDAP’s orientation session in Feb

Rupee strengthens

Forex reserves rise to $20.519bln

Gold rates drop Rs500/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Govt avoids making power tariff hike announcement

Ease of doing business, FPCCI chief lauds PRAL

First Virtual Texpo-2021: TDAP to hold orientation session with companies

FBR decides to draft ‘Inland Revenue Codes’

Forex reserves fall by $12m

CNG stations in Sindh to remain closed for 48 hours

Cotton spot rate rises by Rs100 to Rs10700

Ogra recommends increase in petrol, diesel prices

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Taxes stuck in litigation rise 38%

SBP reserves fall $12m to $13.4b

Fingerprint no longer safe from data theft

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Production of Cotton reduced in the Country, risky for the Textile Sector - Towel Manufactures Association of Pakistan

In two years Tax litigations enhanced by 150%

Likely to enhance further price of Petrol: No summary sent-OGRA

Date: January 14, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Growing large-scale manufacturing revives industrialisation: Hafeez

Moody’s forecasts Pakistan economy will grow 1.5pc

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR says facilitation leads to significant growth in exports

‘Economic slowdown to adversely affect loan quality, profitability’

FBR invites budget proposals

Rupee firm

WhatsApp fights back as users flee to Signal and Telegram

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR devises integrated strategy for export boost

Moody’s too sees slow recovery

PM says FBR asked to become fully digitized by July

Electricity generation: There’s plan to disconnect gas supply to industries

FBATI demands removal of taxes, duties on cotton import

Business remains stable on cotton market

Govt clarifies changes in privacy policy of WhatsApp

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Moody’s sees 1.5% GDP growth

Export growth linked to FBR’s strategy

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
Price of Cotton Yarn reached on its peak in the country history

Date: January 12, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

‘Good news’ soon about restarting IMF programme: SBP governor

Rs1.06 per unit increase for Discos notified

Nepra to investigate countrywide power outage

Gas load management

Tax e-payment facility launched

Car sales jump 13pc in 1HFY21

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rs1.06/unit added to January power bills

Businessmen ask govt to keep trade deficit in check

State Bank to launch e-payment for duty, taxes from 20th: KCCA

NEPRA committee to investigate blackout

Car sales surge 18pc to 78,910 units in first half

Rupee weakens

Gold sheds Rs100/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

KIF plans to hold protest demonstration outside SSGC

SSGC facing gas shortfall of over 250mmcfd: official

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10600

Cotton economy portraying gloomy picture in 2020-21: PCGA

Buying and selling of goods, New regulations issued

E-payment facility introduced for all FBR taxes

Pakistan’s first instant digital payment system launched

No payment limit on duties, taxes fixed through e-payment

Nepra notifies increase in tariffs for Oct, Nov

Nepra too forms body to probe power breakdown

‘Good news’ soon about restarting IMF programme: SBP chief

Rise in exports and trade deficit

SBP projections for 2020-21

PCGA AD, “SOS APPEAL”

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Budget deficit soars to Rs992b

Industrialists blame govt for gas crisis

NEPRA approves tariff hike of Rs1.06 per unit

NEPRA to investigate power blackout

Car sales rise 15% in December

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Reason of Gas shortfall due to not import LNG on time. Industrial Zone

Fuel price adjustment: cost of Electric per unit rised by 1.06 paisas

Budget deficit has Rs.992 billion during the July to November 2020

Whatsapp policy: PTA started to prepare new strategy

Date: January 11, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Time to walk on a different path

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Sustainable growth in exports must be real target: Razak Dawood

50 fire engines, two bowsers given to Karachi by federal government

Whatsapp wants users to accept new policy by Feb 8

BUSINESS RECORDER

Industrialists, traders term 2020 ‘year of pains and gains’

PHMA demands withdrawal of duty on cotton yarn import

‘FPCCI offers plan to modernise industrial sector’

50 fire tenders, two bowsers PM’s gift for Karachi: governor

Weekly Cotton Review, Bullish trend witnessed

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
Analysing Pakistan’s export push

Date: January 10, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Comprehensive policy shift planned to overhaul textile, apparel value chain

New SME policy

Karachi's mercury plunges to 5.8?C

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Cotton prices hit 10-year high of Rs11,000/maund

Worst gas crisis hits the country: RLNG supply to industry stopped

Govt, solar IPPs reach accord for bringing down power tariff

Pakistan’s exports to UK cross $1bln in six months

Covid-19 : Survey shows 40pc households facing moderate or severe food insecurity

BUSINESS RECORDER

Individuals, AOPs and companies, FBR chief forms committee to simplify tax return forms

PBIF chief criticises suspension of gas supply to CPPs

FCCI seeks technology transfer, duty-free access to US markets

Cotton prices reach at 10 years high

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

SMEs need easy access to finance

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Price of Gold reduced by Rs.1300 per tola
 

Date: January 09, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Remittances over $2bn for 7th month running

New price monitoring mechanism introduced

Moratorium lifted on industrial gas connections in Balochistan

Committee tasked to simplify tax return forms

Study shows high prevalence of dry eye syndrome in city

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan launches special technology zones authority

Workers’ remittances hit unprecedented level of $14.2 billion in H1

Haj to cost more this year: Noorul Haq Qadri

Rupee weakens

Gold prices down Rs700/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Captive power units, There must be no gas consumption on Sunday, industries told

SITE body concerned at heaps of garbage and waste

Harmonization of GST, FBR, PRAs to sit together on 12th

H1 workers’ remittances post 25pc growth

SPI up 0.06pc WoW

Trade activity remains stable on cotton market

Industries: from sunset to sunrise

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
SBP, govt policies begin to reap fruits

Date: January 08, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

December trade deficit widens by 32pc

Circular debt rose to Rs2.306tr in November

KE granted licence for pipeline

Industries being closed due to gas crisis: minister

APTMA AD, GROWTH IN EXPORTS IN NOV & DEC 2020 WITH PRECEDING YEAR

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR looks for new exporters for energy tariff benefits

K-Electric permitted to lay own gas pipeline

No longer resilient

World’s most powerful, weakest passports amid pandemic

Rupee gains

Gold rates drop Rs1,300/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Zero-rating regime for textile chain: PRGMEA endorses demand of Dawood

Trade deficit widens by 32.04pc to $2.683bn in Dec

Supply of electricity, gas: Cell established to process requests for concessionary tariff

KE granted licence to build, operate RLNG pipeline

Forex reserves increase by $258m

Cotton spot rate rises by Rs100 to Rs10500

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Trade deficit widens 32% in Dec

CCOE forms body to streamline gas connections

SBP reserves rise $261m to $13.41b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
December 2020: Trade deficit furthers enhanced by 32%

Date: January 07, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

New textile policy envisions trillion-rupee subsidies for exporters till year 2025

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan prospects brighten for US market on removal of competitors from GSP

PCDMA seeks FPCCI help for resolution of tax issues

Bank deposits up 17pc to Rs17.1trln in 2020

Rupee recovers

Gold rates up Rs600/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

ECC moves to help industries get cheap raw material

FBR estimates Rs1trn revenue loss

GSA with SSGCL: KE team in Islamabad

Nadra to be enabled to issue ‘succession certificate’: Sindh cabinet

Bullish trend witnessed on cotton market

Cotton assessment: Is NFS&R living under a rock?

Growth: SBP and WB estimates

Karachi: Several roads blocked as protests continue for 2nd day

TDAP ad: “4th China Int’l Import Expo” Shanghai–China, November 05-10, 2021. Last date to apply: January 25 2021

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

ECC okays removal of customs duty

FPCCI official calls for exploring new markets

FBR urged to ease traders’ profile condition

Dollar hits lowest since March 2018

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER
Approval granted to remove extra 2% duty on 152 tariff lines

Date: January 06, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

One day, two projections: State Bank says GDP to grow 1.5-2.5pc

WB revises growth forecast down to 0.5pc

APTMA CONGRATULATES PAKISTAN FOR GREAT PROGRESS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile exporters ask for custom free yarn import

APTMA hails gas, RLNG supply

SSGC urged to restore gas supply

LCCI, KCCI to collaborate

FBR shifts refunds processing of non-exporters to old system

SBP says growth outcome hinges on response to Covid

Rupee extends losses

Gold prices up Rs400/tola

Living without gas

BUSINESS RECORDER

Dawood seeks zero-rating for textile chain

FPCCI concerned over gas shortage to industry

Sustained gas supply ensures exports momentum: APTMA Punjab

Trade, industry and economy: LCCI, KCCI decide to make joint efforts

Govt urged to permit duty-free import of cotton yarn

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs200 to Rs10400

1.5 to 2.5pc growth projection: SBP identifies 2nd Covid-19 wave as downside risk

Economy started to regain its pre-Covid trajectory in Q1FY21: SBP

Export-led growth takeoff

WWF-Pakistan, PEC organize smog awareness campaign

APTMA CONGRATULATES PAKISTAN FOR GREAT PROGRESS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

‘Exporters seek duty-free import of cotton yarn’

‘Sustained gas supply lending support to exports’

Economy revives to pre-Covid levels

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Demanded to permit duty free cotton yarn import

FPCCI showed concern about scarcity of gas & low pressure

Date: January 05, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Gas diversions pose risk to food security, warn fertiliser makers

Fuel sales rise 11pc in first half

Taxpayers urged to file returns

England placed under lockdown till mid-Feb

APTMA CONGRATULATES PAKISTAN FOR GREAT PROGRESS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

CDWP okays Karachi Transformation Plan

Cotton arrivals in factories fall 34pc

Rupee weakens

Gold rates rise Rs1,300/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

TDAP secretary may be appointed Expo Centres BoD chief

MoC urges govt to constitute body to hear appeals against decisions of DGTO

STARR system, ERS: Registered persons allowed to file non-export related refund claims

Income tax returns, Updated ATL to be issued after March 1

Residential, industrial areas of Karachi facing gas outages

Business remains firmer on cotton market

APTMA CONGRATULATES PAKISTAN FOR GREAT PROGRESS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Pakistan embraces digitalisation in 2020

Number of income tax filers rises

Rupee weakens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Javaid Ghani appointed as Chairman FBR. Notification issued

Taxpayers given instruction to submit Tax Return today

Scarcity of Shipping Containers & Vessels, exports facing difficulties

Value of Dollar raised by 14 paisas, per tola Gold surged by Rs.1300

Karachi came on 6th position in Polluted Cities in the World

Date: January 04, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

SSGC denies loadshedding for domestic, industrial consumers

’Tis the season of subsidies

Circular debt

‘UK variant is 56pc more transmissible than previous variants’

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas crisis deepens: RLNG supply to power sector slashed considerably

SSGC denies gas loadshedding as residents complain otherwise

APTMA AD,

BUSINESS RECORDER

Bogus ST refunds on fake invoices, FTO directs FBR to initiate criminal proceedings

Repayment of GHPL’s loan, PD allowed to utilise GIDC funds

Inflation remains serious challenge

Captive power units, HCCI voices concern over non-supply of gas

Weekly Cotton Review, Upward trend in rates continues

Inflation remains serious challenge

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
Electricity: how to make it affordable?

Date: January 03, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

SSGC warns of ‘acute shortage of gas’, notifies supply cutoff to Karachi captive power plants

Car lifting, motorbike and mobile phone snatching increased in 2020

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Cotton price hits the season-highest of Rs10,200 per maund

FBR fixes provident, gratuity funds tax exemption issues

Factories warn of shutdown

Respect the taxpayers

Rupee may stay firm

Gold rates unchanged

BUSINESS RECORDER

Disconnection of gas supply: NKATI chief threatens to shut down factories

PBIF chief terms 2020 painful year

KCCI demands probe, Alvi assures of taking up gas crises issue

Trade activity remains stable on cotton market

First rain-snowfall of 2021 next week

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Gas crisis crippling industrial activities

OGRA, Planning Commission oppose flare gas licences

FBR allows online filing of appeals

Firms urge streamlining of tax laws

Date: January 02, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Exports jump 18.3pc in December

Ministry to pay 30pc of circular debt to IPPs

Concessionary tariff eligibility rules notified

Foreigners invest $77.2m in govt papers

Inflation eases to 8pc

City shivers as mercury plunges to 5.6°C

WHO okays Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Exports surge 18pc in Dec with economic wheel on fire

Economic sanity must prevail

Consumer inflation eases to 8 percent in December

E-gates installation at major airports soon

Gold rates rise Rs300/tola

New year dawns with coldest night of 12 years in Karachi

48pc Pakistanis optimistic about improvement in economy: survey

BUSINESS RECORDER

Payment in 3 installments within year, Roadmap delineated for IPPs

Dec exports grow 18.3pc YoY

Dec CPI inflation up 8pc YoY

THE RUPEE: Down against USD

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs10200

Net-metering installations reach cumulative capacity of 148MW, study reveals

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Pakistan records 18.3% jump in exports

Govt offers Rs450b to IPPS to clear circular debt

Pace of inflation lowest in five months

SPI decreases 0.69%

Karachi sees coldest morning in 10 years

TDAP to hold orientation webinar

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

In December Export enhanced by 18.3%. Abdul Razak Dawood

Approved granted to new Industries for concessionary rate of Electric & Gas

TDAP will be held first Webinar in Bangladesh

Federal issued details of holidays for 2021

Date: January 01, 2021

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Petrol price raised to Rs106 per litre

LNG prices jump to six-year highs

Rupee holds strong against dollar in 2020

Magoo elected FPCCI chief

FBR misses first half target by Rs16bn

SECP okays digital account opening

Clean drinking water not available to majority of people in Pakistan, says PMA report

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

The zero-rate game

New Year shock: Petrol, diesel, LPG, kerosene prices up

‘Mini budget likely ahead of talks with IMF’

FBR collects Rs2,195 bn against Rs2,210 bn target

Customs Duty target: Rs55 bn collected during first half of fiscal year

Private sector companies again asked to import 100-250mmcfd LNG

Business community felicitates BMP-PBG over winning FPCCI-2021 polls

BMP wins FPCCI elections for second year in a row

China vows $100mln grant for road infrastructure in Sindh

Thirty companies win GDIB Awards 2020

SECP launches digital onboarding

SRB posts 25pc revenue growth

Forex reserves fall to $20.254bln

Rupee extends gains

Gold rates up Rs350/tola

47pc Pakistanis hopeful of good future

BUSINESS RECORDER

FPCCI election for post of president, Mangoon declared winner; Tawab challenges result

FPCCI elections: BMG, KCCI greet Businessmen Panel on victory

Smeda, BSMEPA exchange proposals to enhance business ties

SSGC Mega Service Centre launched in Korangi Industrial Area

HSATI voices concern over closure of gas supply

July-December, Rs15bn shortfall in collection

SRB receives Rs11.75bn record revenue in Dec

Forex reserves down $59m

Gold prices skyrocket during 2020

Fuel prices go up

Cotton spot rate rises by Rs100 to Rs10100

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Prices of petroleum products jacked up

FBR misses half-year tax target by a whisker

Rupee likely to stay stable, gold may fall

Foreign exchange: SBP reserves fall $65m to $13.15b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Price rised of Petrol by 2.31, Diesel by 1.80, Kerosene oil by 3.36 & LPG by 15 Rupees

SSGCL inaugurated Mega Centre at Korangi Industrial Area