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Date: November 27, 2020

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Stakeholders oppose SNGPL’s demand for 123pc hike in gas rate

Uninterrupted gas supplies to two Punjab fertiliser plants ordered

RESERVES RISE

Gas shortages

Halting UAE visas

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas shortages in winter: Domestic, industrial consumers to get uninterrupted gas supply

SNGPL wants tariffs linked to supply capacity to meet revenue shortfall

Karachi facing power outages next summer?

KE plans $1.5 billion investment in energy value chain

FPCCI urges central bank to bring interest rate down to 5 percent

Market-based exchange rate system: State Bank’s foreign reserves have risen to $12.9 bn

‘Islamic banking can boost financial inclusion’

Simplified tax return form introduced

Online tax appeal filing from Jan 1

Forex reserves rise to $20.552bln

Rupee ends stable

Gold prices up Rs200/tola

The danger of indiscriminate layoffs

BUSINESS RECORDER

Tariff for idle capacity of pipelines, Textile, CNG industries oppose SNGPL gas pricing formula

FPCCI chief for inclusion of all raw materials in SRO 1240(1)/2020

Flourishing economy, Parliamentary body for increasing trade volume with China, other countries

Karachi comes under focus again

HSATI urges CM to restore SITE Hyderabad infrastructure

Selection of cases for audit, LHC declares notices to taxpayers ‘ultra vires’

Super Tax, SC directs individuals, cos to deposit 50pc of dues

Senior lawyers object to proposed amendment to IT law

Effective Jan 1, 2021, Aggrieved taxpayers can challenge FBR orders via Iris

SBP supports Islamic banking industry: Sima Kamil

SBP asked to advise commercial banks to revise KIBOR on monthly basis

SBP’s forex reserves cross $13bn mark

Trade activity remains firm on cotton market

Taxation: Doctrine of mutuality

Covid-19 and Pakistan’s economy, Way forward-II

Rationalisation of subsidies is key

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Industries oppose new tariff formula

Gas firms to curtail supply to CNG stations, industry

Traders reject status quo in monetary policy

Yemen for exchange of business teams

Foreign exchange: SBP reserves rise $484m to $13.4b

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Industry rejected the SNGPL Gas pricing formula

No load-shedding of Gas for Domestic & Industrial consumers for winter announced

Need of value addition in export Parlimani Committee

Trade delegation of TANZANIA visited TDAP

Foreign Exchange reserve reached $ 20 billion 55 coror & 24 lacs

Date: November 26, 2020

DAWN NEWSPAPER

PM rules out shutdown of factories, businesses

Govt hints at increasing power, gas tariff in phases

UAE visa suspension linked to ‘security concerns’

Unchanged interest rate

Razak reviews stock position of PPEs

No quick end to economic damage after Covid-19 vaccine: UNCTAD

Only 14 of 44 fire tenders working in Karachi, SHC told

Colder December predicted amid more rain spells

New force to repair damaged roads

EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE’S INVESTORS AD, “APPEAL”

GOVERNMENT OF SINDH AD, WITH A FACE MASK FEEL OF SAFETY

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Businesses, factories cannot be shut: PM Imran Khan

Govt to raise power, gas tariffs in phases

Gas crisis may create political problems for PM

Deeper gas crisis on the cards

UAE temporarily halts visas for 13 countries

FPCCI wants inclusion of all raw materials in SRO

Tax holiday granted

Rupee extends gains

Gold prices fall Rs200/tola

India ranks No 1 in corruption in Asia: Transparency

BUSINESS RECORDER

Increase in power, gas tariffs deferred by 3 to 4 years: SAPM

Expensive energy ‘biggest’ problem, WEF told

PM apprehends impending harm to economy

Plenary session of WEF on CSD, Govt follows liberal foreign investment regime: Hafeez

‘Third-World debt should be cancelled’

Media campaign in the offing, KCCI, SAI ‘to expose crumbling infrastructure’ in SITE

SEPA plans to conduct extensive air quality assessment survey

Experts highlight importance of seaports in country’s development

Field force established for road construction, renovation: Shallwani

SHC seeks report on dysfunctional fire engines

THE RUPEE: $ under pressure

Gold prices fall

Cotton market remains stable; volume remains low

SECP directive to clearing houses

Subsidy on interest rates

Covid-19 and Pakistan’s economy, Way forward — I

Citizens of 13 countries, UAE halts new visas over ‘security concerns’

India ranks No 1 in corruption in Asia: TI

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Govt to hike power, gas prices in phases

Tax holiday granted for Quaid-e-Azam Business Park

‘India most corrupt country in Asia’

Faulty cables disrupting fire helpline, SHC told

SEPA to analyse Sindh's air quality

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Circular debts of Gas Companies reached 192 billion. Nadeem Babar

Karachi Chamber & SITE Association agreed to start movement

To find out the pollution in Sindh, monitoring will be started

India most corrupt country in Asia disclosed in the survey of Transparency International

Date: November 25, 2020

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Regulator suspends hearing for 86-paisa per unit hike in base power tariff

Duties waived on PPEs

SBP urged to cut policy rate

Fire destroys towel factory’s godown in Korangi

Drive to fine people without masks not yielding positive results

GOVERNMENT OF SINDH AD, WITH THE FACE MASK FEEL OF SAFETY

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rupee bounces back

Gold rates drop Rs2,350/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Discos, CPPA-G claim tariff raise, Nepra annoyed at ‘fabricated’ figures

Minister vows promotion of textile industry

Business community’s mixed reaction to monetary policy announcement

Mixed outlook seen for Ivory Coast cocoa main-crop

 ‘Export growth dependent on sale tax refunds’

MPS: Nothing profound

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Rupee recovers, gold loses shine

NEPRA defers tariff hike hearing

EXPRESS NEWSPAPER

Value of Rupee increased against Dollar, Gold Down

Factory, Shop & Madrasa caught fire, material of lacs became ash

Date: November 24, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Industry rejects SSGC’s plea for gas price hike

SBP keeps interest rate unchanged at 7pc

Dollar rises on high demand

NAB has transferred tax-related cases to FBR: chairman

APTMA AD,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

State Bank keeps interest rate unchanged at 7 percent

FPCCI, Turkey’s MUSIAD ink MoU

Weekly SPI rises 0.24 percent

Rupee weakens

Gold rates fall Rs450/tola

FBR AD,

BUSINESS RECORDER

Export growth dependent upon sales tax refunds

Policy rate kept unchanged at 7pc

Cabinet to discuss industrial growth, PDM challenge today

Business community, NAB not pursuing sales and income tax-related cases: chairman

SECP decides to formulate laws related to establishment of digital assets

Legal cover to SMS, FBR decides to amend Income Tax Rules, 2002

MoC, TDAP hold awareness webinar on 2nd phase of CPFTA

FPCCI signs MoU with MUSIAD Turkey

Increase in average prescribed price, OGRA to hold virtual public hearing of SNGPL petition

KCA perturbed over drastic cut in cotton production

Cotton spot rate up by Rs100 to Rs9450

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

SBP leaves interest rate unchanged at 7%

Power sector reforms to save Rs300b

Energy relief package unlikely to benefit SMEs

Monetary policy: SBP leaves interest rate unchanged at 7%

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Monetary policy: SBP leaves interest rate unchanged at 7% for 2 months

Hearing on request for increase in gas price completed

TDAP has organized awareness webinar on China-Pakistan FTA 2nd phase

Decided to send notices to taxpayers on mobile phones

Important meeting held at Governor House, Decline in Cotton production

Date: November 23, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Ogra to approach third party for gas meter testing

High prices of commodities keep people frustrated

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

The crisis and SMEs

Fire damages garment factory in SITE

BUSINESS RECORDER

Textile exports looking good

Tax expert highlights flaws in Finance Act 2019

Weekly Cotton Report, Cautious buying observed, rates increased

KE, Nepra host joint consultative session for DISCOs

Inflation and its components

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER
Pakistan’s economy: somewhere it all went wrong

Date: November 22, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

`50pc fall` in cotton production rattles growers, textile industry

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

SSGC seeks increase in gas tariff by Rs78.95 per MMBTU

Exports tax collection surges 50pc to Rs803mln in October

Knitwear exporters expect 5pc share in global trade

NEPRA, KE host joint session

Rupee to remain range-bound next week

BUSINESS RECORDER

Lesco to manage 1000MW industrial load with gas load-shedding in winter

Knitwear exports grow by over 12pc

Positive LSM trend a ray of hope for economic revival: FPCCI

Orangi traders seek KCCI’s help over a host of issues

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs50 to Rs9350

LSM signals

MPS, decision-making and accurate data

Dollar has lost its safe-haven shine?

FBR AD, YOUR LIFE STYLE TELLS HOW MUCH YOU EARN (Last Date 8 December 2020)

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Despite pandemic, knitwear exports pick up pace

FPCCI stresses continued growth of LSM

SBP likely to leave policy rate unchanged

Date: November 21, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan improves rank on border trading index

FBR AD, HOLD THE HAND OF TRUST

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

‘Pakistan’s trade facilitation improves since June 2018’

FBR to hire consultant to cross-verify big industrial units tax potential

Rupee extends losses

Gold rates rise Rs500/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR to establish CITRO for centralised refund payment

MPS on 23rd, Policy rate likely to stay unchanged

THE RUPEE: Largely stable against USD

Gold up by Rs500 per tola

Cotton market, Volume of business rises due to buying by mills

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Textile sector facing raw material shortage

Govt plans new tax legislation

Switch to electric vehicles can end oil era

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
Govt considering to introduce new legislation in connection of tax

Date: November 20, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

No decision on unbundling of SSGC, SNGPL

Monetary policy on Monday

Reserves Rise

OGRA, VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

‘KE wants to compensate Rs7.5bln bad debts through tariff adjustment’

Pakistan posts current account surplus of $382mln in Oct

Monetary policy on Nov 23

Rupee slips

State Bank’s forex reserves hit a 2.5-year high

Gold rates drop Rs100/tola

FBR AD, HOLD THE HAND OF TRUST

BUSINESS RECORDER

Onward submission to ECC, PM approves incentive-laden textile policy

Readymade garments, bedwear exports post growth: Hafeez

Tracking, Monitoring of Cargo Rules, 2012, FBR issues draft amendments

‘Need of tax reform for small business owners’

Al-Karam Textile Mills joins hands with Make-a-Wish Foundation

SBP’s reserves move up by $191m

PKR could be in corrective phase

THE RUPEE: Fall above 160 against USD

KCA raises cotton spot rate by Rs50 to Rs9300

Cotton import: Which way from here?

SBP on digital connectivity

GOVERNMENT OF SINDH AD, CORONA’S 2ND WAVE: STAY HOME BE SAFE

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Current account surplus soars

SBP reserves rise $191 million

Rupee weakens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Foreign exchange reserves reached at 20 billion dollar

FBR AD, HOLD THE HAND OF TRUST

Date: November 19, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Textile exports rise 6pc in October, LPG imports up

GDP to grow by 2.5pc in FY21: SBP

Rupee sees biggest fall in weeks

UAE suspends visit visas for Pakistan, 11 other countries

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

To cope with gas deficit: ‘Govt decision to shut RLNG supply to CPPS to hurt exports’

State Bank forecasts growth to rebound 1.5 to 2.5 percent in FY2021

Pakistan saw negative economic growth first time after 1952: State Bank

UAE suspends visit visas for 12 countries, including Pakistan: FO

Pakistan, Russia to amend maga gas project agreement

SECP approves first P2P lending platform

Rupee declines

Cotton arrivals in ginneries down 41pc

Glass half empty!

BUSINESS RECORDER

PM says there will be no business growth bottlenecks

July-Oct: export growth inches up 0.62pc

SBP expects 1.5-2.5pc growth

Subsection 2 (8) of Sindh ST on Services Act 2011, SHC allows petitions against amendment

Industrial sector output declines by 2.6pc in FY20

Annual report 2019-20 unveiled, Economy poised to resume trajectory of recovery: SBP

SMEs of North Karachi: EOBI explains its position

Minimum tax liability, LTBA points out ‘glaring miscalculation’ by IRIS system

UAE suspends issuance of new visit visas

Cotton crop, Textile sector urges govt to increase cultivation area

Duty on cotton yarn to be reduced, PM’s visit to Faisalabad termed successful, encouraging

Cotton output shows alarming decline

Volume of business remains thin on cotton market

Cotton roadmap

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Textile exporters unable to finalise new orders

Pakistan, Russia sign revised gas pipeline deal

Government focused on sustainable growth: Shaikh

SBP projects modest growth

Rupee loses around 1% value

PM asks exporters to invest without worries

UAE visa suspension related to Covid: FO

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

GDP growth will be 2.5, economy revived & came on track. SBP

Cause of inflation are tax & wrong polices. Experts

Fix $ rate for 6 months. Shaikh Nisar Ahmed

Date: November 18, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

IMF plan to resume soon, says Hafeez

Foreign inflows in T-bills rise

Dry, cold, windy conditions to persist in city

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR empowers chief commissioners to redress grievances

State Bank amends FCVA instructions

Rupee weakens

Gold prices fall Rs200/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

GSP+ scheme of EU, Country faces prospect of suspension

FPCCI, SBP hold seminar on provision of soft loans to SMEs

TDAP implements E-Office system

FBR reminds taxpayers of filing tax returns before Dec 8

Gold prices slip

Cotton spot rate falls by Rs50 to Rs9250

Petroleum products: prices slashed

OGRA, VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

FBR AD, CONCEALING INCOME IS NOT POSSIBLE ANYMORE YOUR EXPENSES SAY IT ALL!

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Petroleum Division looks to split gas utilities

‘Cost reduction key to industrialisation’

Moving towards financial inclusion

Rupee weakens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Per tola Gold down by Rs.200, value of Dollar further plunged by 14 paisas

OGRA, VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Date: November 17, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

FDI jumps 68pc in October

China’s factory output beats forecasts

E-visa facility set to be extended to 16 more countries

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Japan exits recession as GDP grows 5pc in Q3

FDI increases 9.1pc to $733.1mln in July-October

Rupee firm

Gold rates down Rs100/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Covid-related goods, Exemptions from duties, taxes extended for another 3 months

FBR’s DG of Internal Audit detects massive tax evasion in 6 months

‘Tax return form available in regional languages’

EOBI, SESSI officials ‘causing hardship’ for SMEs: NKATI chief

Country achieves nearly $200m business in a year despite Covid-19: PRGMEA

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs9300

Currency games!

LSM: post-mortem 1Q

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Govt mulls single electricity tariff

FDI hits 10-month high

SMEs continue to face harassment

FBR simplifies income tax return form

TDAP shifts to E-Office System

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
Textile export sector should provide facilities. Eshan-ul-Haq


Date: November 16, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Petrol, HSD prices slashed by 1.7pc

Power sector awaits clarity

SBP and moral currency

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Weekly inflation falls to three-month low, recorded at 7.68pc

Petrol, diesel prices go down

BUSINESS RECORDER

KE’s issues, Centre seeks time for submitting ‘viable’ solution to SC

Prices of petrol and diesel slashed

Prices of essential kitchen items increased sharply

Weekly Cotton Review: Bearish trend continues in local market

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

A rare opportunity for exports

A sour deal for economy and democracy

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Per litre Petrol price down by Rs 1.71, Diesel Rs 1.79

1500 new Companies registered during Jan to Oct

Turk & German Scientist claimed that they did prepare Corona Vaccine

FBR Ad, Concealing Income is not possible anymore Your Expenses Say it all

Date: November 15, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Circular debt will continue to haunt PM, says FPCCI

Exports to region down 24.4pc in Q1

US dollar falls to eight-month low

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Minister assures businesses of end to ‘undue’ taxes

Govt mulls circular debt tax to offset fiscal pressure

Rupee’s rally may continue

Weekly SPI falls 0.07pc

Telemedicine facility for diabetic patients launched at Dow varsity

BUSINESS RECORDER

Goods classification, determination: FBR notifies facility of advance ruling to importers

Hammad promises to end unnecessary taxes on businesses

UBG kicks off second round of FPCCI election campaign

Cut in power tariff for SMEs, ‘Increasing circular debt a continuous threat for govt’s move’

Towards competitive electricity market

POL products’ prices may be reduced

Gold gains Rs450 per tola

Bearish trend witnessed on cotton market

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Need for industrial revolution stressed

Govt to abolish unnecessary taxes: Hammad Azhar

Date: November 14, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

LNG price notification runs into controversy

Hafeez asks for strategy to clear refund backlog

Clearance system for e-commerce developed

Flight into rupee rises as dollar falls

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR directed to fine-tune systems for fast refunds

FBR develops e-Commerce clearance facility

Tax notices slammed

Govt likely to reduce petrol price by Rs3.40 per litre

SNGPL disputes OGRA decision on LNG losses

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates up Rs400/tola

SMEDA AD, FREE BUSINESS REGISTRATION SERVICES

BUSINESS RECORDER

Rs50m and above, FBR ordered to clear refunds

Loss-making SOEs, Govt decides to resume publishing annual report

Former FBR chairman Shabbar explains why he failed to deliver

Covid-19, FBR cuts staff strength by 50pc to contain infections

3-day Offline/Online Pak-China Industrial Expo inaugurated

SPI down 0.07pc WoW

Trade activity remains steady on cotton market

Gold up

Building up foreign exchange reserves

World Diabetes Day today

FPCCI Ad,

FBR Ad, Concealing Income is not possible anymore Your Expenses Say it all

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

SNGPL to contest OGRA’s cut in UFG charges

‘China can help Pakistan resolve energy woes’

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Sui Southern Gas also rejected the decision of OGRA

Likely to go down price of Petrol & Diesel

Towel factory caught fire

Karachi came on 3rd position in polluted city in the world

Date: November 13, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

REMITTANCES JUMP 14PC TO $2.28BN IN OCTOBER

LSM GROWS 7.65PC IN SEPTEMBER

WRITE-OFFS REPORTING PERIOD CUT TO 10 YEARS

INDUSTRIALISTS URGE END TO ‘EXPLOITATION

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL
REMITTANCES INCREASE 27PC TO $9.4BLN IN JULY-OCTOBER

NEPRA SEEKS FEEDBACK ON REFORMS TO DEREGULATE ELECTRICITY TRADING

STATE BANK CUTS ECIB REFLECTION TIME FOR CORPORATE BORROWERS

LSM POSTS 4.81PC GROWTH

FOREX RESERVES RISE TO $19.9BLN

RUPEE GAINS

GOLD PRICES CONTINUE TO FALL

BUSINESS RECORDER

REMITTANCES STAY OVER $2BN FOR FIFTH MONTH

WRITTEN-OFF CORPORATE LOANS, ADVANCES

JUL-SEPT: LSMI OUTPUT UP 4.81PC YOY

THE RUPEE: MORE GAINS VS DOLLAR

INTEREST ON LOANS

MURAD APPROVES LAUNCHING OF MUNICIPAL TAX PORTAL

KCCI APPOINTS CHAIRPERSONS OF SUBCOMMITTEES

GOLD PRICES FALL BY RS200

LICENCES OF SEVEN BALOCHISTAN-BASED TRADE BODIES SCRAPPED

BUSINESS ACTIVITY FIRMER ON COTTON MARKET

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

NEPRA TURNS DOWN WAPDA’S REQUEST

GOVT WORKING TO PRODUCE 4-WHEELERS UNDER EV POLICY

REMITTANCES REMAIN ABOVE $2B

FOREIGN EXCHANGE: SBP RESERVES RISE $558M TO $12.7B

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

IMF REFUSED TO APPROVE 06 BILLION $ PROGRAM WITHOUT ENHANCE OF ELECTRIC & GAS RATE

 TOWEL EXPORTER DEMANDED TO REMOVE DUTY ON YARN IMPORT

 $ FURTHER WENT DOWN, GOLD DOWN BY RS. 200 PER TOLA

 FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVE SURGED BY 55 CAROR 33 LACS $.

 WRITTEN OFF LOAN RECORD MAINTAIN UPTO 10 YEARS

Date: November 12, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Ogra slashes losses allowed to SNGPL, SSGC for regasified LNG

FBR signs MoU with Nadra for data sharing

Labour department signs MoU for home-based workers’ registration

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt cuts UFG on RLNG consumers up to 6.3pc

FBR, Nadra sign MoU for data exchange to expand tax base

State Bank sees lending flows subdued amid pandemic uncertainties

Public debt up 1.65pc to Rs35.68trln in July-Sept

Foreign debt, liabilities increase 7pc to $113.8bln in Q1

Rupee rises further

FBR Ad, Concealing Income is not possible anymore Your Expenses Say it all

BUSINESS RECORDER

Export enhancement, TMA hails govt’s efforts to remove impediments

NKATI urges minister to review demands of local goods transporters

Absence of taxpayer, KTBA urges FBR to withdraw all orders passed ex parte

UBG’s manifesto is to eradicate ‘fake’ associations: S M Muneer

Ogra slashes UfG for RLNG consumers

SECP to regulate digital/virtual assets

Banking sector manages to grow by decent pace in H1CY20: SBP

External debt, liabilities hit historic level of $113.8bn

THE RUPEE: Strength on rise

Gold lower by Rs100 a tola

Cotton market, Volume of trade thin due to cautious buying by mills

OGRA, PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Multan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ad

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Debt, liabilities jump to Rs44.8tr

OGRA slashes UFG charges

Govt to conduct audit of dry wells

Majority of businesses fear second lockdown

Foreign reserves likely to increase by $1.5b

Rupee strengthens against dollar

FBR, NADRA ink accord

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
FBR Ad, Concealing Income is not possible anymore Your Expenses Say it all

Date: November 11, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Five-year textile policy finalised, awaits approval

Expand renewable electricity supply: WB

PIA announces new fares, rules for Umra pilgrims

Karachi circular train resuming on 16th

New Delhi’s air quality at worst levels this year

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Delay in FBR taxpayers’ profile form slammed

‘Tax issues to be resolved’

State Bank says exchange rates in orderly two-way movement for first time

EFP vows socially responsible labour practices

Amendment of PPAs with IPPs: Pakistan to get benefit of Rs11,000 bn in next 30 years

Rupee extends gains

Gold rates drop Rs2,500/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan’s Ad, “TRANSFORMING CHALLENGES TO SUCCESS”

Subsidies stand at 4.5 of GDP, cabinet told

First time-ever forex rates moving both ways: SBP governor

FBR issues stern warning to non-filers

Banking information, FBR alerts taxpayers against fake SMS messages

Form has not yet been prescribed: KTBA

KE delegation meets SITE Superhighway Association members

Cancellation of WCCIQ licences, Secy Commerce upholds DGTO decisions

Expansion of solar, wind power can help save $5bn: WB

‘Employers committed to promoting socially responsible labour practices’

PIA announces Umrah flights from various cities

THE RUPEE: Upward trend continues

Gold price slumps

Business remains stable on cotton market

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

Govt committed to resolving tax issues

Digitisation to power industrial revolution

Gold price dips Rs2,500 on vaccine hopes

Rupee strengthens against dollar

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Meeting held representative of Association of seven Industrial Areas of Karachi

PIA announced Umra policy of 2020, valid up to 31st December

Date: November 10, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

48 paisa per unit increase in electricity rates for Discos notified

Reforms approved to usher in competitive power markets

Rupee gains 18 paisas against dollar to settle below Rs159

‘Milestone’ Covid vaccine claims boost hope

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Rupee ranks Asia’s top 3 after hitting six-and-a-half months high

FPCCI says agriculture weakest link in economic planning

Small traders warn another lockdown to prove destructive

LTO Karachi posts 10pc growth in revenue collection in July-October

Dr Baig lauds FBR

Govt significantly raises licence fee for on-site electricity generation

Discos to collect Rs0.4828 per unit extra from power consumers in Nov

Let’s redefine the ‘common man

Gold rates fall Rs700/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Hafeez raises the alarm, ‘Superfluous’ subsidies can invite IMF’s ire

Discos allowed to hike tariff

Trade policy framework

FBR unveils timelines for notifying IT return forms

TDAP to be notified as registrant body for GIs

FPCCI election commission declares Gohar elected SVP

THE RUPEE: PKR strengthens

Gold prices fall Rs700

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs200 to Rs9400

Pfizer claims vaccine over 90pc effective

Post-pandemic support packages

DG Khan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI). Ad

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

NEPRA raises power tariff by Rs0.48 per unit

Rupee becomes 3rd best Asian currency

First 'milestone' Covid vaccine 90% effective

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Electricity gone expensive by 48 paisas, not will be implemented on KE consumers

Dollar gone on its lowest level for last seven months & reached 158.91

Likely to reach price per 40 kg Cotton at Rs.10,000

Date: November 9, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

DECISION ON SSGC, SNGPL UNBUNDLING TOMORROW

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

DEALING WITH THE GAS CRISIS

A DISTANT REALITY

BUSINESS RECORDER

MOE-FBR TIFF PUTS ECC DECISION IMPLEMENTATION ON HOLD

AD:INNOVATION VEHICLE REGISTRATION SET-UP ACROSS SINDH PROVINCE

HOW IS THE RUPEE GAINING STRENGTH?

CPR PAID ON IMMOVABLE PROPERTIES IN ICT

WEEKLY COTTON REVIEW

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

DEALING WITH GAS CRISIS: OPTIONS AND CHOICES

IS ECONOMY READY TO TAKE OFF?

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

LIKELY TO EXTEND DATE OF SUBMISSION OF TAX RETURN

Date: November 8, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Commerce sets $37bn export target in next five years

SBP making loan schemes for SMEs

Timely refund payment spurs activity: FBR

Increase in power load limit

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR pilots new system to curb bogus invoices

Banks defer payments on Rs655 billion loans to mitigate coronavirus effects

Cotton prices down despite anticipated wide shortfall

China’s export growth hits highest level in 19 months

Weekly SPI inflation declines 0.12 percent

Rupee may gain further

Gold prices fall Rs700/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Power sector, Economic team’s worries grow over lesser recoveries

Wapda chief finds serious issues in K-IV project

PM urged to enhance load limit for SMEs

FASTER plus processing refunds in 42-72 hours: CTO

Gold price falls

CM urged to stop SESSI from ‘harassing’ industrialists

Chinese products on display, Pakistan Industrial Expo from 13th

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs100 to Rs9600

Power tariff relief, Right step but one of many

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

SBP chief discusses Covid fallout

State Bank set to launch micropayment gateway

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
New software will be ended the frauds of bogus invoices

Date: November 7, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

SBP assures support for growth of economy

Refund claim period reduced

Wapda team informed about hurdles in K-IV project

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

State Bank says banking system equipped to capitalise on economic potential

WAPDA halts K-IV project citing serious technical issues

CCAC to revisit cotton estimate next week

Anybody not wearing mask to be fined Rs500 in Karachi

Dismantling of the world trade system

Rupee touches 7-month high

Gold rates surge by Rs1,400/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

FPCCI urges SCO to adopt tangible business-led agenda

Govt should revive zero-rating for export sector: PBIF

Removal of duty on 152 tariff lines, ECC puts MoC’s proposal on hold

SOP-II of KWSSIP, Sindh govt will carry out environmental, design studies

THE RUPEE: Strength vs USD on rise

Gold surges Rs1400 per tola

Bearish trend witnessed on cotton market

FBR AD, “Don’t Delay - File Today” LAST & FINAL DATE TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS 8th Dec 2020 (NO FURTHER EXTENTION)

TRIBUNE NEWS PAPER

SBP keen on dialogue with businessmen

Sindh tightens Covid-19 restrictions

WhatsApp takes on Google, Alibaba in India

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Value of Dollar going down & reached 159.09

Per tola Gold has become expensive by Rs.1400

FBR AD, LAST & FINAL DATE TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS 8th Dec 2020 (NO FURTHER EXTENTION)

Date: November 6, 2020

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Bank deposits rise by 20pc in October

SBP reserves up $61m

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan’s July-Sept fiscal deficit rises to 1.1pc of GDP

Economic vulnerability

Thailand proposes virtual talks for FTA with Pakistan

Forex reserves rise to $19.35bln

Rupee strengthens

Gold rates up Rs1,000/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

IOCO assures APTMA of revising duty drawback rates on exports

Businesspeople hail relief in power tariff

FBR urges exporters to take advantage of DTRE scheme

Commercial importers, Deadline for filing Annex-H extended

SBP’s reserves move up by $384m in 3 weeks

To finalise FTA with Pakistan, Thai envoy for holding virtual negotiations

Cotton: fall from grace?

Trading activity remains steady on cotton market

Gold up by Rs1,000 per tola

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Pak-Iran urged to set up banking channels

Exporters assured of revision in rates

Bank deposits grow 20% to Rs16.66tr

SBP reserves rise $61m to $12.2b

Thai consul general seeks virtual talks to finalise FTA

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Dollar further down & reached Rs.159.46

Gold has become expensive by Rs.1000


Date: November 5, 
2020

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ECC forms committee to resolve circular debt issue

Govt asked to devise water conservation plans to cope with freshwater crisis

Govt raises Rs373bn from T-bills, PIBs

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Forex deposits stability: Saudi Arabia, UAE agree to extend $4 bn loan

Relief in power tariff to large industry: SMEs to be financed through Covid-19 Fund

Committee formed to clear circular debt

Businessmen’s income, sales tax cases referred to FBR

FBR sets up body to resolve tax refunds issues

Company registration up 26pc to 2,107 in Oct

Industrial support package lauded

ECC forms committee to get rid of circular debt

FPCCI, FIESP sign deal

Incentives for industry

KE launches tele-billing service for senior citizens

Rupee extends gains

Gold prices fall Rs500/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Payment of ST refund in Sindh, FBR forms Complaint Resolution Committee

Trade figures differ yet again

Body formed to deal with Rs1trn circular debt

EU lauds progress towards FATF action plan

Dawood for taking full benefit of industrial support package

Cut in energy costs, SMEs, industrial sectors welcome govt’s decision

Industries, 25pc cut on additional electricity bill a good omen: EFP President

Increase in tariff sought: Nepra set to hear Wapda’s petition on 12th

KTBA urges FBR to grant general condonation of 60 days to taxpayers

BoI team visits QCCI to discuss business impediments

Cotton market: Trading volume remains low due to cautious buying by mills

First-ever fastest 5G video call experiment goes successful

Power tariff relief to fuel economic activity

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ECC forms panel to settle debt, Committee formed in wake of warning of disruption to power, gas supply

Research vital to support trade

Rupee strengthens against dollar

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SECP registered 2107 new Companies in Oct

Industrial Sector welcomed the reduction in Power tariff

KATI welcomed of Prime Minister announcement

Dollar further declined, reached 159.81, gold down by Rs.500

Date: November 4, 2020

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Major power tariff relief for industries

Industry hails power tariff reduction

ECC to decide on 152 tariff lines today

Exports in October rise 2.1pc to $2.06bn

High liquidity pushes dollar below Rs160

Cotton arrivals plunge 43pc as crop failure looms

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Trade deficit narrows 23pc in October

Cheaper power for industry

Industrial power incentives expected to augur well for troubled economy

‘Pakistan needs to refocus on value-added exports to China’

Tax returns set to hit 3 million mark

Sales tax collection on imports up 4.5pc in July-Oct

Cotton stockpiles fall record 43 percent; imports likely to surge

Rupee gains further

Gold rates up Rs900/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Huge potential for export of value-added products to China: CG

Local industry, Power relief package to enhance competitiveness, says minister

PM takes power relief step to help boost exports

Cheap power to industries, KE, Govt to give Rs21bn subsidy from Covid Package

FBR says there will be no extension in return filing deadline

4 months of FY21: exports show 0.1pc negative growth YoY

SPI up 1.38pc WoW

THE RUPEE: $ falls below Rs160

Gold prices go up by Rs900

KCA cuts cotton spot rate by Rs200 to Rs9700

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Peak-time power rates for industry abolished

Pakistan’s exports fail to pick up

‘Value addition key to boosting exports to China’

Pakistan urged to boost trade with Belgium

Rupee hits six-month high, stands below 160

Cotton shortfall points to chronic woes

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Country export stagnant during the last 4 months of 2020-21

Rejected the demand of IMF to enhance tax rate

Traders & Industrialists should focus on value addition

Farmer & Cotton sector worried about extra ordinary reduction in Cotton Production


Date: November 3, 
2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

SC enhances GIDC recovery period to 60 months

Power tariff relief for industries to be unveiled today

Power sector circular debt rises to Rs2.26tr

Exports back to pre-pandemic level: Razak

October inflation eases slightly to 8.9pc

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

PM’s directives disregarded: ECC decides to slash industrial power tariff by 30pc

Circular debt of power sector touches Rs2.3tr, PAC told

FBR collects Rs1.3trln to surpass four-month target

No yarn shortage in country: APTMA

State Bank’s micro payment gateway likely to go live by year-end

Bank complaints up 50.7pc

Rupee strengthens

Gold prices rise Rs1,100/tola

BUSINESS RECORDER

Tax adjustment on wasted inputs disallowed

Gold, platinum and silver categories, Importers, exporters to enjoy 24/7 frontline treatment: FBR

Review of GIDC judgment, SC dismisses petitions

Exports register lower growth in Oct: Dawood

Readymade garments take charge

BMP announces candidates for FPCCI elections

Power Division, Circular debt up by Rs116bn, PAC told

CPI inflation up 1.70pc MoM

Gold prices surge

Cotton spot rate falls further by Rs100 to Rs9900

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SC rejects review petition in GID cess case

ECC indecisive on tariff for industries

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ECC approves concessionary tariff for Industries

Complains surged to Baking Mohtasib of Consumers

Price of Cotton going down

Value of Dollar further plunged & reached Rs.160.10

Date: November 2, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

The start of the end of cotton production

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Saudi Arabia opens borders for Umrah

BUSINESS RECORDER

Weekly Cotton Review, Rates show declining trend

3rd phase of Umrah begins

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Lack of unity hurts growth

Date: November 1, 2020

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FPCCI asks govt to cut taxes, duties on POL

Meagre cut in petrol, diesel prices

Revenue sees lacklustre growth in October

Remittance inflows to increase by 9pe, says WB

Pakistan sees 1,000 cases a day first time in 90 days

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Opening early helped Pakistan boost exports during pandemic

FBR unearths Rs3.5 billion of tax evasion by importers

Foreign investors dump $430.4mln of debt assets in four months

Long-term forces stack up against the dollar

Rupee seen range-bound next week

Petrol price reduced by Rs1.57, diesel by Re0.84 per litre

World Justice Project 2020: Pakistan slips down in absence of corruption, rule of law index

BUSINESS RECORDER

FPCCI chief seeks cut in levies, taxes ratio on oil

RTO seeks business community’s help to expend tax net

EFP vows to promote OSH to combat Post Covid-19 challenges

Cotton spot rate falls by Rs100 to Rs10000

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FBR AD, “Don’t Delay - File Today” Last & Final Date to File Income Tax Returns 8th Dec 2020

Businessmen call for cut in POL levies

China’s factory activity slows slightly in Oct

TDAP holds webinar on trade laws

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TDAP has organized webinar in Nigeria with cooperation of Pakistan High Commission

New software will be ended the frauds of bogus invoices


Date: November 27, 
2020

DAWN NEWSPAPER

Stakeholders oppose SNGPL’s demand for 123pc hike in gas rate

Uninterrupted gas supplies to two Punjab fertiliser plants ordered

RESERVES RISE

Gas shortages

Halting UAE visas

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas shortages in winter: Domestic, industrial consumers to get uninterrupted gas supply

SNGPL wants tariffs linked to supply capacity to meet revenue shortfall

Karachi facing power outages next summer?

KE plans $1.5 billion investment in energy value chain

FPCCI urges central bank to bring interest rate down to 5 percent

Market-based exchange rate system: State Bank’s foreign reserves have risen to $12.9 bn

‘Islamic banking can boost financial inclusion’

Simplified tax return form introduced

Online tax appeal filing from Jan 1

Forex reserves rise to $20.552bln

Rupee ends stable

Gold prices up Rs200/tola

The danger of indiscriminate layoffs

BUSINESS RECORDER

Tariff for idle capacity of pipelines, Textile, CNG industries oppose SNGPL gas pricing formula

FPCCI chief for inclusion of all raw materials in SRO 1240(1)/2020

Flourishing economy, Parliamentary body for increasing trade volume with China, other countries

Karachi comes under focus again

HSATI urges CM to restore SITE Hyderabad infrastructure

Selection of cases for audit, LHC declares notices to taxpayers ‘ultra vires’

Super Tax, SC directs individuals, cos to deposit 50pc of dues

Senior lawyers object to proposed amendment to IT law

Effective Jan 1, 2021, Aggrieved taxpayers can challenge FBR orders via Iris

SBP supports Islamic banking industry: Sima Kamil

SBP asked to advise commercial banks to revise KIBOR on monthly basis

SBP’s forex reserves cross $13bn mark

Trade activity remains firm on cotton market

Taxation: Doctrine of mutuality

Covid-19 and Pakistan’s economy, Way forward-II

Rationalisation of subsidies is key

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Industries oppose new tariff formula

Gas firms to curtail supply to CNG stations, industry

Traders reject status quo in monetary policy

Yemen for exchange of business teams

Foreign exchange: SBP reserves rise $484m to $13.4b

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Industry rejected the SNGPL Gas pricing formula

No load-shedding of Gas for Domestic & Industrial consumers for winter announced

Need of value addition in export Parlimani Committee

Trade delegation of TANZANIA visited TDAP

Foreign Exchange reserve reached $ 20 billion 55 coror & 24 lacs