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Date:  JANUARY 31, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Uncertainty hits FBR as Shabbar proceeds on leave again

Federal Board of Revenue to replace pirated software

Ogra proposes 2pc increase in diesel prices

US firm, EETL sign pact for LNG terminal expansion

SBP reserves rise

Cotton market sluggish

PIA suspends flights to Beijing

We, the 1.21pc

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

High power tariff forces textile millers to squeeze production

National Executive Service in the making

Economy needs an exports-led boost: advisor

All is not well in FBR: Shabbar Zaidi to decide today on going on leave

FBR unearths huge money laundering case

Ogra suggests hike in diesel, LDO prices

Pakistan aims to double trade with Africa in five years

No remedy in sight to get out of tough times

Forex reserves rise to $18.362bln

FBR issues

BUSINESS RECORDER

Budget for 2020-21, Exemptions to go, rich to pay more taxes

'Charter of economy', Talk about developing consensus getting louder: BMP

Option of exclusion, KTBA seeks clarification after issuance of SRO 1190, 2019

Industrialisation to help resolve economic problems: KATI

Ogra seeks up to 1.9pc hike in POL products' prices

SEPA seals five factories for flouting environmental laws

SBP's forex reserves up $184m

Ailing FBR chief to meet doctors today

Stay of recovery in tax matters - I

'Economy: the speech we won't hear'

JANG NEWS PAPER

All is well in FBR? Shabbar Zaidi will decide today to proceed on long leave

Diesel costly by Rs2.47, Petrol only 0.6 paisa cheaper recommendation made

Customs stop clearance of imported consignments from China without fumigation

World’s 10 big crime cities, Pakistan amongst none, International survey

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Asian Bank approved 1.50 crore dollar loan for Pakistan

During 6 month not borrowed a single rupee from State Bank. Hafeez Shaikh

Forex reserves increased by 18 crore 40 lac dollar

Action by environmental protection agency, 5 industries in korangi industrial area spreading pollution sealed

Date:  JANUARY 30, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Economic Coordination Committee defers gas tariff increase, waives Karkey’s port charges

Number of tax filers rises by 40pc as deadline looms

FPCCI reacts to tight monetary policy

Govt raises Rs590bn through T-bills

Economic burnout: India’s struggling workforce

Teachers, staff threaten protest over selection of VC for KU today

Monetary policy

Sindh Building Control Authority Ad,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Supreme Court’s warning to FBR: Don’t play games with us

Hiking gas tariff for domestic consumers: ECC does not take up summary

FBR asked to troubleshoot Tax Asaan application issues

Investor base in Pakistan absurdly low

Monetary policy rate: MFPCB meeting not convened since August 2019

Treasury bills’ yield curve mostly flattens

EU envoy cautiously optimistic on Pakistan’s GSP plus status

TDAP to attend fair in Argentina

BUSINESS RECORDER

US accuses FBR of using 'pirated' version of its software

Proposal on gas prices deferred again

Exports need carrots, not sticks

Indonesian CG pledges to boost trade with Pakistan

FPCCI voices concern over unchanged policy rate

FCCI to launch protest drive against soaring power tariff on Feb 10

- asks FBR to complete inquiry against official within 3 months

FBR's Helpline to provide best service to public

Economy: the speech we won't hear

Prudent approach to inflation challenge

COUNCIL OF ALL PAKISTAN TEXTILE ASSOCIATION; Open Letter to the Excellency Mr. Imran Khan Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan

JANG NEWS PAPER

F.B.R should not play game with us, how one person was acquitted on same crime while other was punished, Rs87.4 crore gone what has been done to recover. Supreme Court

E.C.C. meeting matter with regard to enhance price of gas for domestic consumers deferred

Speed of Economy

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

F.B.R proposal to recover tax of defaulters from bank lockers

Under the head of Gas cess subsidy loan of Rs534 billion against defaulters

Taxpayers should deposit tax return up to 31st January. FBR

Concrete economic direction needed

Date:  JANUARY 29, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan has made significant progress to get off FATF grey list: SBP chief

Pakistan organising two-day trade conference in Kenya

Economic Coor­dination Committee to take up 15pc gas tariff hike today

Improved trading on cotton market

Sindh board collects Rs100bn in FY19

Encashment of Rs40,000 prize bonds picks up

Fresh milk bacteria

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Food inflation continues to gallop

Ballooned electricity tariff: ‘No investment in Pakistan if govt’s notified decisions, policies negated’

Pak-Africa trade development conference opens tomorrow

Bangladesh aims to meet $50 bn export target by 2021

KARACHI: Bangladesh aims to meet a challenging $50 billion export target by 2021 and APTMA warns of mills’ closure

Tax refunds on local sales urged

Central bank draws fire for extended rate status quo

State Bank of Pakistan unveils Rs200 billion exports stimulus

Bangladesh invites Pakistani investment in export industries

BUSINESS RECORDER

Export-oriented industrial development, SBP to provide additional concessional financing

Foreign exchange reserves, Govt mulling launching bonds

SBP keeps policy rate unchanged at 13.25pc

Cabinet briefed on reforms progress, SBP autonomy: govt to amend laws by Sept

Senate penal approves GI (Registration and Protections) Bill, 2019

FBR issues list of vendors providing POS

Slow trading activity seen on cotton market

Trade deficit - an equitable analysis

MPS: slowdown bottoming out?

Evaluating FBR's performance

Volumes keep exports up

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association, Advertisement

JANG NEWS PAPER

Interest rate remains at 13.25%, inflation continues, economy at its peak, improvement expected next month. Governor State Bank

Decision against policy no investment can be done. APTMA

Bangladesh invites Pakistani businessmen for investment

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Interest rate constant at 13.25%, inflation rate will be 12% this fiscal year, agriculture produce likely reduce. Governor State Bank

Value-added textile sector demands to continue approved gas tariff and subsidy

Date:  JANUARY 28, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Discos start filing petitions for increase in tariff

Law protecting business community from NAB may be extended

Pakistan needs $234.5bn to achieve key SDGs

India’s direct tax collection set to fall after two decades

Liquidity crunch hits cotton market

Holiday extended, businesses shut as virus toll rises to 81 in China

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

‘Pakistan holds $96.2bln investment potential for private sector’

60pc businessmen feel things heading in wrong direction: Gallup survey

BUSINESS RECORDER

MPS today

Minister praises FBR's performance

Anomaly in Annex-H; Rejected claims under FASTER system rolled back for correction, FBR tells exporters

Property & professional tax, Last date not to extend from 31st: E&T dept

PBIF chief urges SBP to cut interest rates

Inflow of external financing

Contamination reduces cotton value

APTMA APPEAL,

JANG NEWS PAPER

Country is not moving towards right direction view of 60% businessmen

During 1st 6 month tax collection increased by 16.5%, Hammad Azhar

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Meeting with Prime Minister without any result, Businessmen and Industrialists

Gang unearthed involved in claiming Tax Refund in the name of forged companies against Fabrics Exports

Bill approved in senate to grant 6 month leave to Mother and 3 month leave to Father

Date:  JANUARY 27, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan TI says CPI shows no rise, fall in corruption

Betting on hot money

National Savings and FATF

Private-sector lending: a tricky business

An FDI-friendly tax regime

Economic freedom in Pakistan has increased: report

Programme to mark International Customs Day held

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

‘Customs to be equipped with all resources’

400m gallons of untreated sewage being dumped into sea

Pakistan may stay on FATF grey list for six more months

PBM all set to launch online application system for medical assistance

BUSINESS RECORDER

Charitable Endowment Act 1890, FBR asked to initiate audit of trusts

Corruption has not increased in Pakistan: TIP chief

Private people still involved in official work at tax offices

Int'l Customs Day-2020 held, FBR chief lauds Customs for being professionally sound

Automation the way forward for FBR

Hafeez urges Customs officials to facilitate trade and traders

Trading volume decreases; price increases

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Corruption not increased in Pakistan, data used for report from 2015 to 2017. TIP

Cattle feed; Diary Association demanded the price of Milk Rs.150 per liter

Pakistan Post decided to open 125,000 franchise all over the country

Date:  JANUARY 26, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Kerb market sees dip in inflows as dollars head to banks

New FTA with China is a `marked improvement`

Pakistan braces for trade summit in Africa

Global economy most vulnerable to climate change, says risk perception survey

Slow trading on cotton market

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FPCCI says exports may plunge due to revised electricity charges

NEPRA awards generation licences to two solar power plants

Overseas investors pump record $2.58bln in govt debt

UK’s travel advisory on Pakistan likely to mitigate FDI concerns: OICCI

Weekly SPI inflation down 0.40 percent

BUSINESS RECORDER

Combined income groups, SPI-based weekly inflation dips

Documentation of traders, resolution of tax issues, FBR forms 490 market committees across country

Economists list factors behind rising inflation

EFP protests 'unauthorized' visits to factories

Commercial importers, FPCCI, PCDMA vow to help resolve problems

Govt urged to review decision of increasing power tariff

APHJAC protests against expensive Haj package

JANG NEWS PAPER

From the last 15 years Pakistan trade deficit increased from $1.06 to $37 billion

Saudi Govt imposed Rs.16000 extra fee of every Haji

In Federal Govt institution, started steps to remove 2 weekly holidays

EOBI not issued notification to increase the pension, retired employees in trouble

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

FATF has given further 2 months’ time

Saudi Arabia imposed fee of riyal 410 on Haji

SMA RIZVI TEXTILE INSTITUTE AD,

Date:  JANUARY 24, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Incentives in the works to diversify exports

Industry deplores ‘knee-jerk U-turns’ in economic policy

Six-month profit outflow rises to $836m

Pakistan falls three spots on corruption perception index

Measures taken to prevent entry of coronavirus in country

Commodities: Slow trading on cotton market

Performing Haj to be costlier this year

Inflated gas bills

Karachi Commissioner

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile Policy 2020-25: Pakistan to increase textile exports to $25.3 bn by 2025

Power Division clarifies contents of Aptma letter

Sales tax refunds up 165pc under automated system

New tariff policy envisages targets to reduce import tariff till FY2023-24

PBC criticises govt on retrospective additional surcharges,taxes on five export-oriented sectors

TI issues report: Corruption sets record in 2019

Govt Haj package: Senate panel concerned over Rs115,000 hike

Govt plans commodities’ early warning system to check food inflation

Met Office rejects forecast of air pollution

Pak female architect wins international award

Coronavirus outbreak: Millions on lockdown in China

Good news

BUSINESS RECORDER

New tax laws, Traders required to get registered, seek buyers' CNICs

Power Division rejects APTMA's claims

MoC decides to participate in Expo 2020 Abu Dhabi

Corruption increases: TI

Coronavirus, PIA begins screening travellers at Beijing airport

Price rationalization - II

JANG NEWS PAPER

New Textile Policy, in 5 years Export will be enhanced to 25 billion dollar

New Tariff Policy, maximum import duty will be 15% & minimum zero%

Reduction in the value of rupees, fare enhanced, suggested to increase 115,000 in Hajj package

Likely to receive Hajj application from 15 Feb

For the Peoples of Karachi will get Fruit & Vegetable on Govt rate at home through online

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Subsidies Electricity & Gas continue to Export sector

On the decision of duty free Import of Cotton, deep concern of Cabinet Members

Govt scheme: increased Rs.115,000 in Hajj package

Date:  JANUARY 23, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Indo-Pak trade plunges in six months

Foreign LNG firms to invest $500m without off-take guarantees

Sluggish day on cotton market

PIA plans direct flights for US

Ministry issues alert about deadly virus

Death toll from new, deadly virus jumps to 17

Eye drop reaction deprives many patients of vision

Climate change

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile cooperation framework under CPEC agreed

Excess billing to impact exports, BoP: APTMA

TCP plans projection study to verify country’s five years’ commodities need

FATF satisfied with Pak report

Transparency International releases its global 2019 CPI today

Deficit of PIA reaches to Rs482 bn, Senate told

AKUH, Patients Behbud Society collaborate with pharma firm to financially support cancer patients

Coronavirus outbreak: No passenger arriving from China to Pakistan will escape screening

BUSINESS RECORDER

FBR's 'FASTER', Refund claims hit by system glitches, say exporters

Provident funds can't be maintained in form of cash: SECP

Surcharges, taxes, Textile sector urges Power Division to withdraw SRO

Under CPEC project, Pak-China experts agree to develop textile cooperation framework

FDI inflows decline 20pc

TDAP holds awareness seminar on CPFTA-II

UBG extends friendly hand towards FPCCI president

Experts for filling business vacuum in UK after Brexit

FATF's Working Group expresses satisfaction over report

Depleting gas reserves signal shifting to high-priced LNG

NJ Surcharge, Govt collects over Rs75bn from power consumers

Sindh cabinet approves Home-Based Workers' Rules, 2019: minister

What's with the Police anyways?

Screening of NSS deposits

Absence of taxation culture?

JANG NEWS PAPER

Sindh: 100 Industrial units closed due to non-availability of facilities

Citizens getting bogus emails on the name of FBR, attracted to refund of lacs

In PTI Govt corruption increased or decreased, transparency international will issue report today

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

In 70% population countries, include India, increasing economic imbalance

Sindh Govt constitute a committee to dismantle illegal constriction

Valuation of dollar decreased by 15 paisas

Date:  JANUARY 22, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Real estate still attractive place to park grey money: FBR chief

Govt, opposition legislators unite in sit-in against SSGC

Don’t expect uniform cut, fertiliser makers warn govt after GIDC waiver

Create jobs to stop brain drain, says Alvi

Monetary policy on 28th

Lint prices rise on strong demand

Sugar price registers a constant rise across Sindh

Illegal gas compressors

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Higher interest rates, inflation: FPCCI president claims industries heading towards bankruptcy

Growth rhetoric unlikely to become reality under present regime

FBR reopens probes against three firms in mega sales tax refund scam

Monetary policy on 28th

IMF influence in Pakistan grows

Governance is a big issue: Dr Ishrat Hussain

Govt sets to transform 3,000 CNG stations to EV charging stations

Current food system can feed only 3.4 bn people, says study

Incentive package for small electric vehicles, buses on cards

Pakistan better than India in fair wage distribution: report

Hong Kong ranked most expensive city to live in

Real and monetary

Incentives for business

BUSINESS RECORDER

Tax collection growth, Automation only solution: FBR chairman

Small businesses, Unnecessary licences to be done away with: BoI chief

Pakistan, US for strong trade, investment relationship

MPS on 28th, Policy rate may be kept unchanged

Unemployment rate projection revised upward

President for improving ease-of-doing business

LCCI chief proposes steps to boost exports

TPL's container tracking services from Gwadar Port begins

FTA-II with China to help reduce trade imbalance: Wang Jian

JANG NEWS PAPER

3rd Textile policy prepared, changing in labour laws

Monetary policy will be announced on 28 January

Industries of Karachi is effecting with closure of Gas. Industrialist

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Nobody wants to pay tax in Pakistan. Chairman FBR

Pakistani women work more but getting low wages

Date:  JANUARY 21, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Political pressure forces govt to put on hold gas tariff hike

Khan urges traders to pay their taxes

PM orders open house on Mondays with industrialists

SITE reluctant to hand over filter plant to Wasa

SBP deputy governor

Reconstitution of cotton committee directed

Cautious trading on cotton market

SIUT opens breast cancer ward

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Business community to be facilitated: PM Imran Khan

Sugar price goes up after flour

Pakistan’s economy: IMF projects low GDP growth, high inflation, unemployment

Govt may ask IMF to make fiscal adjustments

State Bank of Pakistan gets new deputy governor

Pakistan to focus on buying more time in FATF meeting

FPCCI fears CPFTA-II may not benefit Pakistan

SNGPL planing to reach more domestic consumers

Bakers, sweet marts require integrating sales: FBR

Health minister inaugurates breast cancer ward at SIUT

Doctors without tools

World’s 22 richest men have more than all African women

BUSINESS RECORDER

PM urges traders to pay taxes

Wells praises progress on FATF

PM directs FBR chief to hold 'open house' every Monday

Decline in cotton output annoys PM

Milk, rice, wheat flour, other items, Big retailers can charge no sales tax

Murtaza made Deputy Governor SBP

Wholesale sugar price up by 11pc

PTA urges govt to reduce electricity charges

FPCCI calls for framing 'robust' industrial policy

Proper direction vital to boost economic growth: PBIF

Sluggish trading activity seen on cotton market

'Breast cancer ward' set up at SIUT

The wide and deep slowdown

JANG NEWS PAPER

Murtaza Syed appointed Deputy Governor SBP for 03 years

Sindh Govt failed to control the price of commodity

Bilal inaugurate today the mega project of water supply to Karachi

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

For more than 100 business, condition removed of 74 types of licenses

For Traders, announced fixed tax scheme on the basis of turnover

Pakistan pavilion will setup in Dubai Expo 2020

Pakistan will not benefited Pak – China FTA, phase II. FPCCI

Date:  JANUARY 20, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Growing exports in a dollar-starved economy

Government warned against gas tariff hike

Dealers urge govt not to increase CNG tariff

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Freeze of trade with Pakistan hits thousands in India

FATF Working Group meeting: Pakistani delegation reaches Beijing

‘SCCI to form council to solve business community problems’

BUSINESS RECORDER

Pakistan witnessing cost push inflation: economist

Current account roundup

Weekly Cotton Review, Prices remain stable in local, international markets

JANG NEWS PAPER

Application to increase the price of electric per unit Rs0.98, NEPRA will hear on 29th January

Whatsapp service restore after suspended 1.5 hours all over the world

10 best countries of 2020, America on top

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Pakistani delegation reached China for the dialogue on FATF

Problems resolved after starting of EOBI online system

In Saudi Arabia, now business will not closed for prayer

Whatsapp consumer face difficulties

Date:  JANUARY 19, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Pakistan wants US to get it off FATF grey list

Govt to screen Rs4.03tr investments in savings schemes

Cotton production declines to 8.3m bales

CAD shrinks 66.5pc

Cotton maintains bullish outlook

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt reluctant to link State Bank Governor’s tenure with performance

Govt urged to facilitate business community

IWCCI hails govt for reducing circular debt

FBR to get bank account holders details by end-January

Cotton arrivals down 20.26 percent to 16-year low of 8.33 million bales till January 18

AEDB initiates certification of net-metering solutions providers

Weekly inflation down 0.18 percent

BUSINESS RECORDER

Combined income group, SPI inflation down 0.18pc WoW

Up to 15pc increase in gas prices proposed

Tax appeals: ATIR rules provide for separate procedure: bench

Inadequate gas supply, Industrialists slam SSGC for poor gas supply

Collector Customs assures PCDMA of providing facilities

Open up imports to expand exports

Modest trade activity seen on cotton market

JANG NEWS PAPER
Singapore become 3rd corruption free country among 180 countries

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

With new technology Textile Industry have to become strong. Ikhtiyar Baig

Heimtextil Exhibition, Pakistani companies get positive response

Textile, 4% increased in Export of cloth

Closure of Gas is harmful for the Export. Industrialists

Reduction in production of Cotton, 50 lac bale likely to be import

Date:  JANUARY 18, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Foreign investment in treasury bills reaches record $2.2bn

Textile exports increase 4pc

Power firms seek Re1 hike in fuel adjustment for November

Big industry output shrinks 4.61pc for eighth month

China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites

Cotton prices move up

Water shortages

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR officers want chairman from IRS, Customs Group

T-bills attract largest single-day foreign inflow of $536.1 million

Current account deficit shrinks 75pc in H1 on weak imports

WHT collection slips 29pc as return filing soars

Nepra grants generation tariff for two 150MW solar power projects

Chinese economic growth hits 30-year low

Lahore Metro Train from March 23

193 drivers arrested for one-way rule violations

Karachi experiences coldest day of current winter season

BUSINESS RECORDER

LSM witnesses 5.93pc decline in 5 months

New tax laws, FBR explains GST/FED-related amendments

Foreign investment in govt securities exceeds $2bn

1H C/A deficit narrows down 75pc YoY

Fake pay order, MCC Port Qasim lodges FIR against importer

FCCI chief hails govt's decision to create PCRC

Chinese economic growth hits three-decade low

'FBR chief should be from Customs or IRS'

Cotton market, Volume of business rises on strong demand

EDB may seek PCSIR help to check quality of imported boilers

JANG NEWS PAPER

Lahore, Orange Line Train will operate from 23rd March

Rs.80 billion investment in Govt bonds in one day

Our country is not in position that we subsidies the Hajj. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri

Duration of winter season prolong, it will continue till mid March

Suggestion to appoint Chairman FBR from IRS or Custom Group

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

In Pakistan large manufacturing industry production slow

In T-Bill one day investment record 53 cror

Egypt closed visas for Pakistanis, Traders & Industrialists in trouble

Price increased of flour in Karachi

After Oil, Meat, Vegetable price of Flour further increased

Date:  JANUARY 17, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Unutilised water flow into sea causes $29bn yearly loss to economy: Irsa

Govt striving to boost industrial capacity: Asad

Six-month foreign direct investment jumps 68.3pc

Commodities: Prices rise on cotton market

Karachi Traffic Police Ad,

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

IPSOS survey: 79pc say country heading in wrong direction

New e-governance system: There won’t be any need for clerks

FDI surges 68.3 percent to $1.34 billion in July-December

RTO-II Karachi posts 24pc growth in revenue collection

Exports: How the ‘unprotected’ are beating the ‘protected’ at their game

FBR explains sales tax input adjustment

Rising temperatures threaten outdoor workability

Forex reserves rise to $18.123bln

PIA partners with AccesRail

Sindh, Nadra sign MoU to issue certificates online

IT ministry to introduce E-governance system in all ministries by year-end

Huge quantity of expired chocolate seized

BUSINESS RECORDER

1H FDI posts 68pc growth

Unregistered persons, FBR unveils STGO regarding supply curbs

Industrial zones, Cut in annual fee for development charges on the cards: minister

E-commerce: pay attention to ‘competition’

Karachi facing acute water shortage, says KWSB MD

Umar says govt determined to establish four SEZs in 2020

‘Sindh Urban and Regional Master Plan Authority’ to be established

LCCI, FPCCI join hands to boost economic growth

Price rationalization — I

Revenue shortfall

JANG NEWS PAPER

People will get Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Certificate from NADRA same day online through online Union Council

Karachi Traffic Police Ad,

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Bad condition of economy, 31% of Pakistani lost their jobs

To end the floor crisis approval granted to import 3 lac ton wheat

Date:  JANUARY 16, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Centre, Sindh meet today to settle gas share dispute

FBR intensifies efforts to nab tax evaders

Govt raises Rs274.7bn from T-bill auction

Consumers brace for higher cooking oil, flour prices

Commodities: Quality cotton in short supply

SSGC earning bad name due to low gas pressure, says company official

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

APTMA decries making taxes, surcharges part of tariff for export industry

For maximising performance of tax collection: FBR seeks financial SSGC’s commercial gas consumers stage protest

Govt urged to consult businessmen

CNG association, transporters protest against gas outage

China grants tariff concession to Pakistan under CPFTA

China offers to help Pakistan on SPS farm trade barriers

PM lauds LCCI export-boost plan

BUSINESS RECORDER

Power tariff, Move aimed at charging all add-ons irks APTMA

FPCCI to work with govt to seek resolution of issues: Nisar

Higher exports, LCCI chief presents roadmap to PM

Govt mops up Rs275bn through MTBs

SMEs still under credit constraints: analyst

PM to announce concessions on 20th, Traders to begin complying with CNIC condition from Feb 1?

BMP urges govt to consult FPCCI on economy

Trade activity improves on cotton market

FBR divides Directorate of Internal Audit into ‘North’, ‘South’ categories

DG (I&I) IR to intensify action against big tax evaders

JANG NEWS PAPER

FBR demanded report regarding sales & purchase of property within 5 years

K-Electirc & electric distribution companies done loss of Rs123 billion, NEPRA

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Pakistan start contacts for come out from grey list, FATF meeting on 20th January

For the Export Industry exist the discounted rate of electric. Power Division

Without strong polices no Industrial progress. Report

SEPA closed down power loom due to noise pollution

Illegal traveling on one way start campaign from tomorrow

Loose milk is harmful. Pakistan Medical Association

Date:  JANUARY 14, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

PM directs commerce officials to set export targets

‘Sustainable growth hinges on exports’

Sindh govt supports businessmen’s protest against gas shortages

Fitch reaffirms Pakistan’s rating at B-, outlook stable

It’s the economy, stupid

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

State Bank of Pakistan’s Reza Baqir says Pakistan needs a shift towards export-based economy

Sindh govt supports industrialists

Goods transporters call off strike after talks with Sindh, federal govts

Don’t worry, says PM Imran Khan’s commerce adviser

Passenger car sales plunge 38pc in Dec

Jan 31 last date for filing of property, professional tax

BUSINESS RECORDER

PM lays greater emphasis on higher exports

PM meets businesspeople, orders steps

Industrialists postpone their protest against SSGC

SBP governor underscores need for higher exports

Goods transporters end strike; decision welcomed

A deeper look into textile industry’s proposals

JANG NEWS PAPER

Industrialists come out on street due to non-supply of Gas, after successful dialogue sit in called off

Govt admits petroleum prices increased by Rs28 per litre

Pakistan’s economy is improving, rating remains at B-Minus. Fetch Report

People will be brought into tax net on getting more than Rs1 lac as rent and receiving more than Rs1 lac on giving rent. Sources

India’s economy declared worst during 42 years

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Industrialists protest achieved result supply of Gas assured

Demands to be fulfilled assured, Goods Transporters strike end

Corruption abolished performance will improve. Razzak Dawood

Pakistan’s economy stands remain B-Minus rating Fetch Report

Energy Minister in link with Industrialists, disclose gas crisis

Date:  JANUARY 13, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Why Pakistan runs low on productivity

Banks should lend more money to SMEs

Efficiency standards for lighting products to be enforced from 15th

More than 60 essential medicines not available in market

Sepa expedites disposal of complaints related to environment

Weather disrupts PIA flight schedule

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Officers reject proposed autonomous body status for FBR

Economic situation to get better this year, says Hammad Azhar

‘78,484 complaints of expats redressed via Pakistan Citizen Portal’

Gas supply to cotton mills protested

Gas shortages

BUSINESS RECORDER

Traders’ viewpoint, Transporters’ strike badly affecting export sector

FY20, Over Rs600bn revenue shortfall projected

FBR chief says will resume office on 20th

WEEKLY COTTON REVIEW, Prices maintain increasing trend

PBC’s National Charter for Exports

Prices of essential food items continue to rise

JANG NEWS PAPER
Govt is considering increasing the Gas price for the domestic consumers

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

17.5 billion Refund paid to Export Sector. Razzak Dawood

Sindh Govt will produce 2485MW Electricity through Air & Sun

Goods Transport strike entered in the 7th day

Date:  JANUARY 12, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Students, traders among top complainants on citizen portal

Hike in minimum wage linked to drop in suicide rate

FBR chairman to resume office on 20th

Six-month remittances rise to $11.4bn

Tax reforms yield Rs209bn in additional revenue

Ginners reluctant to sell at current rates

KE launches online fuel cost adjustment calculator

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Businessmen blamed for causing price hike

PM to announce concession for traders on 20th: Shabbar Zaidi

Govt approves 121 gas schemes despite huge deficit

Current tight policy stance ‘appropriate’ to lower inflation

LTU Karachi collects Rs665bln of taxes in first half of FY20

Remittances rise 3.31pc to $11.394bln in July-Dec

Tax amnesty shows lack of will in making crime pay

FPCCI seeks cut in mark-up rate

Malaysian minister vows to promote bilateral trade

BUSINESS RECORDER

Boosting SMEs top govt priority, says Dawood

H1 workers’ remittances up $365m YoY

There’re no differences between PM, chairman: FBR

PBIF chief urges govt to restore zero-rating for export sector

Value-added exports up by 27pc, says Razak

Redressing people’s complaints, Citizen Portal has become the most effective tool

Modest trading activity seen on cotton market

Prioritize gas consumption

Revival of sick units

JANG NEWS PAPER

In spite of scarcity of gas Govt has approved 121 new schemes

Deadlock in dialogue between Govt & Transporters, strike entered in 7th days

Sick Industry

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Frankfurt, Heimtextil Exhibition, Pakistanis companies get good response

To facilitate Investors, Pakistan has setup Business Portal

On the Gas crisis Traders announced protest

17.5 billion Refunded to Exporters

Dialogue failed, Good Transporters announced to continue strike

More than 1 billion peoples suffering from Head Pain in the world

Date:  JANUARY 11, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Centre again rejects Sindh’s claim to gas it produces

Opposition, govt senators trade barbs over gas shortage

10 banks sign pact to create Pakistan Corporate Restructuring Company Ltd

Traders vs FBR

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Gas shortages: Sindh, Balochistan senators protest in Senate

Leading banks join to form corporate restructuring company

Where is FBR chairman?

FBR traces 10,000 people involved in money laundering

Banks’ deposits rise 10 percent to Rs14.6 trillion in 2019

Exchange rate remains strictly market determined State Bank of Pakistan

K-Electric launches online FCA calculator

BUSINESS RECORDER

231 exhibitors participate in Heimtextil expo in Germany

Banks sign deal to revive sick industrial units

CNIC condition on sales at retail stage, FBR to hold meeting with traders on 22nd

Combined income groups, SPI inflation up 0.36pc WoW

Sindh to face gas load-shedding for 2 yrs: PD

83pc of global exports liberalised in CPFTA-II: Commerce ministry

KE’s online FCA calculator goes live

Ginners not interest in fresh deals on cotton market

Gold further down by Rs1,000 per tola

JANG NEWS PAPER

State Bank setup institution for recovery of sick industrial units

We have not rejected demand of Sindh regarding gas

Goods Transport strike entered in 6th days, loss of billion rupees

FBR find out approx.10, 000 peoples involved in tax evasion

Crime dealing on the Airports, no one can stop them. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed

Air pollution, effect on brain along with lungs, Research

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Country Airports become dangerous place. Justice Gulzar

State Bank stopped to given loan to the Govt. Raza Baqir

Decided to given authority to FBR regarding service fee or charges

Date:  JANUARY 10, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Talks resume between FBR and traders

SHC issues notices to federal authorities on plea against petroleum price hike

SBP reserves rise to $11.5bn

Pakistan moves US court to stop over $6bn fine in Reko Diq case

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt admits price hike, revenue shortfall in NA

PRAL case: Why FBR did not develop software, asks Supreme Court

No more lavish weddings in India as Rs772 bn industry hit

POL prices challenged: SHC directs OGRA, Ministry of Petroleum to respond

Govt expects economic recovery by end of FY2020

State Bank of Pakistan forex reserves rise to $11.5bln

At 7.5°C, Karachi shivers in season’s coldest night

Record inflation

BUSINESS RECORDER

Export: Textile industry identifies major hindrances

Policy measures start paying off, MoF sees recovery towards the end of FY20

Bukhari appointed CEO EXIMBP

Stabilisation weighs heavily on activity: WB

Sindh consumers must not be burdened with high cost of RLNG: CM

Changes in turnover tax rate, Leading sectors’ traders to meet tax authorities on 13th

City police chief advises industrialists to install CCTV cameras

Forex reserves up $3.4m

Mian Adrees elected chief of EFP Punjab

An interview with Rumman Ahmad, CEO The Legend, ‘So-called luxury goods import not the real problem for the country’

The corrupt, tax cheats, ‘secrecy’ & RTI — I

JANG NEWS PAPER

5th day of Transporters strike Imports & Export suspended

Pakistan’s passport declared 4th worst travelling documents

Date for tax refund claim extended up to 15th February

Improvements in economic condition forex reserves increased

F.B.R Chairman summoned personally, why FBR do not design its own software. Supreme Court

Pakistan’s strict monetary policy and financial stability to continue likely, World Bank

By end of fiscal year 2020 economy likely to be restored. Ministry of Finance

Work at all ports stands still due to goods transporter strike. President F.P.C.C.I

Transport Strike?

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

F.B.R and Traders meeting, agreed to complete committees

Budget preparation: IMF mission will visit Pakistan next month

Country’s forex reserves increased by 34 lac dollar

Date:  JANUARY 09, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Worthy initiatives

FATF requirements

SDG challenge

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Allowing refund to companies: SC asks FBR to complete inquiry against officials within 15 days

Pakistan dispatches detailed reply to FATF

Government to raise Rs2.95 trillion through treasury bills, PIBs

Truckers strike slows down export shipments

Sindh has rejected Centre’s bid to increase gas price for consumers, PA told

Pak passport slips further in ranking

Economy: better or worse?

Economic failure

BUSINESS RECORDER

Inquiry against taxmen, FBR inaction annoys SC

1US$ will be equal to Rs172 by year’s end, Nepra told

SSGC clarification

Fiscal deficit, Govt intends to borrow Rs2.95trn in 1QCY20

Nausheen gets charge as FBR chief goes on sick leave

Credit to business mirroring growth

Goods transporters’ strike enters into 3rd consecutive day

Reducing interest rates to single-digit will trigger growth: PBIF

Islamabad: is the fog lifting?

Reforming FBR

SBP lays emphasis on reform process

‘Unconstitutional’ taxation by provinces: SRB’s response

JANG NEWS PAPER

3rd day of Goods Transporters strike, no progress with the Govt, resignation demanded from Murad Saeed

F.B.R Investigation begins against purchaser of dollars and tax issues during 2017-2018

Bibi, not sitting here to listen stories, Supreme Court annoyed on delay of investigation on illegal tax refund

Our right is first on national gas, we will not purchase imported LNG. Chief Minister Sindh

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Investigation against 24000 persons involved in huge purchase of dollar

Goods Transporters strike continues loss of Rs 40 billion daily

Illegal refund worth billions of rupees looted, F.B.R do not care. Chief Justice

F.P.C.C.I and K.C.C.I demands resolution goods transporters issues

Rs.10 billion loss likely to hit exports by good transporters strike. Jawed bilwani

Date:  JANUARY 08, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

231 Pakistani exhibitors at Heimtextil

Senate panel okays changes in laws on money laundering, forex

Talk of shake-up swirls at FBR

Exports fall 4pc in December

Banks to submit forex cases thru SBP portal

Pakistan among best underrated places to visit this year: Forbes

SBP report

Beggars or borrowers?

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Textile exporters concerned over goods transport owners strike

Amendments to Foreign Exchange Regulation Act: Senate body rejects ban on movement of $10,000 within country

Natural gas shortages in Pakistan – The true story

Govt toughens Greenfield tax incentives regime

Cargo truckers join transporters strike; port congestion feared

SECP eases Companies Regulations, 2018

SHC moved against increase in prices of petroleum products

BUSINESS RECORDER

Decline in exports, Ministry in state of shock

Goods transporters strike, Textile exporters in doldrums over suspension of cargo traffic

Owned, monitored by PM, PBC calls for devising long-term export policy

Facilitation of startups, SECP to introduce major amendments to Companies Act

SEPA disposes of over 200 public complaints

GVCs – a fillip for exports

JANG NEWS PAPER

News about loss to SECP in current year is not correct. Khalid Mirza

Finance Committee, transfer of more than 10,000 dollar bank permission rejected

Heimtexil 2020 Trade Fair begins in Germany Frankfurt

Industrialists Community demand to return back fuel adjustment charges

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Federal Govt decision to place budget in may instead of June

Goods Transporters strike entered in 3rd day

Date:  JANUARY 07, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

ECC okays amendments to Nepra Act

4pc growth target to be missed: SBP

Exporters urge FBR to release refunds within 72 hours

NA passes crucial bill to meet FATF requirement

Centre, Sindh agree to streamline gas supplies

Cargo traffic suspended as goods transporters go on countrywide strike

UAE launches multi-entry tourist visas for all

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Basic textile industry hanging by a thread

PBC urges policy shift to boost manufacturing-led exports

FBR eyes Rs4trln debt market for new taxpayers

Pakistan likely to miss 4 percent growth target

Tax ordinance anomalies identified

Trade gap shrinks: 31pc on low imports in first half

Traders protest as Customs seizes ‘smuggled goods’ in Tariq Road raid

Govt on the verge of killing us economically, say transporters

Inflation touches highest level in seven years: State Bank of Pakistan

UAE introduces five-year multi-entry tourist visa

AI matches human brain cancer diagnosis: study

The economy in 2020

BUSINESS RECORDER

SBP fears rise in food inflation

There must be no complacency towards FATF challenge: MoF

How big is Pakistan’s household debt?

Joining GVCs to put exports on path to growth: SBP

UBG extends support to newly-elected FPCCI body

C/A deficit to be 1.5-2.5pc of GDP in FY20: SBP

‘Right of Access to Information Act’, Citizens can get information from govt for free

Regional Tax Offices, FCCI chief welcomes establishment of ‘Help Desks’

Goods transporters go on strike

‘Anomalies’ in 2nd Tax Laws Amendment Ord 2019, KTBA sends letter to FBR

UAE launches multi-entry tourist visas for all

Economic outlook for 2020

Profound FATF challenge

Intertextile Shanghai, Apparels & Fabrics, Spring Edition, Shanghai-China, March 11-13, 2020, Last date to apply: January 20, 2020

JANG NEWS PAPER

Fiscal deficit reduced to ½, inflation at height of 7 years, manufacturing target could not be achieved, economy stable. State Bank

Decision to recover from consumers on account of imported gas

Current year govt Haj package including Qurbani will reach to Rs 6 lac

5 years tourist visa approved by UAE

Business without red tapism

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

6 months July to December trade deficit stands at 11.6 billion dollar

During current fiscal year to achieve 4% economic target is difficult. State Bank

ECC meeting, NEPRA being given complete autonomy to fix electricity tariff

Goods transporters observe complete shutter down strike

Intertextile Shanghai, Apparels & Fabrics, Spring Edition, Shanghai-China, March 11-13, 2020, Last date to apply: January 20, 2020

Date:  JANUARY 06, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Consumers to pay for power losses under fresh proposal

PM asks regulators to issue licences quickly

Industry seeks govt support for growth

Doomed resolutions

Hope against hope

Shaikh promises recovery, jobs

Pitfalls of tight monetary policy

Absentee leadership

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

SECP likely to register deficit first time

‘NAB deposited Rs178 billion in national exchequer during last two years’

Mini-budget on cards

A slap in the face

BUSINESS RECORDER

Exports post 3.21pc growth in Jul-Dec

SECP specifically defines SMEs

Regulatory authorities, PM directs Cabinet Division to devise separate mechanisms

Domestic gas supplies may reduce by over 28pc in 2024

Income tax returns and wealth statements, FMU will have access to taxpayers’ information

Businessmen hail UAE golden visa policy

Knitwear worth $1.320bn exported in 5 months

Finance Ministry clarifies

An interview with Karachi Cotton Association Chairman Khawaja Muhammad Zubair,  ‘Poor seed quality poses an existential threat to domestic cotton’

Withdrawal of import duties on cotton

Country’s exports

JANG NEWS PAPER

License permission and N.O.C process to be made easy. Prime Minister

F.B.R detected network involved in tax evasion worth crore of rupees

Married Man and Married Woman have no discrimination in getting registration to start business. Ministry of Finance

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER
CNIC condition is mandatory to exchange even one dollar

Date:  JANUARY 05, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Govt borrows Rs1.ltr from banks in six months

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

SNGPL to refund: Rs513m to gas consumers over low pressure

45pc Pakistanis optimistic about 2020

FBR says medium traders needn’t to withhold taxes

PTBA demands probe into fake circulars

Indian economy

Off the target, A review of the FBR’s performance during the first half of FY 2020

BUSINESS RECORDER

NA body told, More sectors to be brought into tax net

SECP issues updated guidelines for NPOs

NKATI rejects raise in power, gas & POL prices

PBIF slams hike in gas, power POL prices

Country facing stagflation?

JANG NEWS PAPER

FBR hired services of whistle blowers to detect tax evaders

Want to bring improvement in tax system through cooperation of taxpayers. FBR

Annual salary of CEO of apple is Rs 1 billion 79 crore

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Low pressure of gas excess billing, Prime Minister order to return additional amount

Loss of Rs 330 billion due to decrease in imports. FBR

Tax rate reduced in lieu of CNIC condition

Collection in custom duties reduced by Rs 29 billion 69 crore 90 lac

Heimtextil will be held at Frankfurt on 7th January

Decision to setup help desk at department under the control of FBR

Raid on blacklisted companies involved in tax evasion of Rs 113 crore

Date:  JANUARY 04, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Job creation, development are govt priorities: PM

KE tariff hike should be gradual, say senators

KE denies increase of Rs4 in consumers’ bills

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Through T-bill

Businessmen want export rules, procedures simplified

SHC issues notices to SSGC, others on plea against gas shortage

Private sector credit falls 77pc in July-Dec

FBR authorised to share taxpayers’ info with FMU

SBP asks banks to submit claims on concessional loans

Corruption, unclear laws scare capital away

FPCCI regional head appointed

Reduce the rate

Energy prices

Economic decline

BUSINESS RECORDER

Manufacturing industry bound to make supplies to only registered buyers

KCCI chief demands reduction in sea port charges

FBR revises e-procedure for CPR correction of IT, ST, FED. CCs directed to provide reasons in writing for rejecting any application

Cotton growers and ginners, Ministry accuses govt of giving preference to ‘mighty’ textile sector

POL products get pricier!

Memorandum on the Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

JANG NEWS PAPER

Govt initial 500 days, additional burden of Rs 1500 billion on public

Current week inflation increased by 19.84%, price of 28 items enhanced

During 6 months tax collected Rs 2 thousand 80 billion

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

CNIC condition will be imposed from next month. Shabbar Zaidi

UAE’s economic gesture

Date:  JANUARY 03, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Tax changes to attract foreign investment in govt debt: SBP

‘Cess removal to help reopen units’

Reserves at 30-month high

Computer programme beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Revenue jitters

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

FBR files petitions against 14 non-filers in Special Court

UAE Crown Prince announces $200m support for Pakistan

Sales tax evaders warned of penalties, goods confiscation

Sales tax collection on imports surges to Rs400bln

National savings profit rates slashed

KCCI calls for steps to upgrade industry

State Bank’s forex reserves rise

BUSINESS RECORDER

Non-residents, Tax regime simplified

Gas deficit in Sindh, SSGCL to add 25 mmcfd gas from new field

Ease of doing business, Mian Anjum highlights problems of business community

Five export-oriented industries, KCCI chief urges govt to create enabling environment

Indonesia providing zero tariffs for 20 items: envoy

Fake serial numbers of banknotes, SBP rejects rumours

Magnetic stripe ATM cards will continue to work: SBP

Foreign reserves surge to $18bn mark

High cost of electricity undermines country’s industrial growth

FBR’s mid-term report card

JANG NEWS PAPER

Imran political consultation in democracy, ready on consensus

UAE announced Rs 31 billion for small business in Pakistan

In country’s history 1st time cases filed against 14 non-filers

Rate of profit in national savings scheme slashed

Last date extended up to 12th January to collect motor vehicles tax

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Rate of reduced profit on national savings scheme announced, effective from 1st January

Country’s forex reserves increased by 18 billion dollar

On New Year airfare increased at all a sudden

Policy makers to create conducive atmosphere to promote exports, President KCCI

Date:  JANUARY 02, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

PM’s aide directs FBR to raise revenue collection

Tax laws changed to punish currency smugglers, benefit traders

NAB recovered Rs150bn last year: chairman

Inflation clocks in at 12.63pc in December

Nepra notifies tariff hike

LPG producers oppose further concessions to importers

CPFTA-II goes into operation

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Cash, gold smugglers to face heavy penalties, jail

PM Imran Khan, his financial teams tell APTMA: No zero rating status for export sectors

Without abolishing CNIC conditions…: FBR comes up with alternative plan

Tax Laws (2nd amendment) Ordinance 2019: Sharing of information with FMU clause inserted

FBR asked to ‘aggressively’ work on broadening of tax base

‘Gas crisis, fuel adjustment charges to cripple Karachi industry’

CPI edges down in December

Economic outlook

BUSINESS RECORDER

Hafeez asks FBR to redouble efforts

Cash currency smuggling, Proposed law seeks to increase penalties

Rs 103 billion refunds paid in H1: FBR

New EFP Board elected

July-Dec, ST collection shows ‘remarkable’ growth: FBR

October 2019, Nepra hikes Discos tariff by Rs1.57/unit

‘Increase in power tariffs to decrease industrial output’

Karachi industries suffer on account gas suspension: KCCI chief

Exports: the lesser god on govt’s totem pole

Tepid expansion in exports

JANG NEWS PAPER

Important changes in tax and custom laws, heavy fine and penalties on carrying more than 10,000 dollars and 15 tola gold, restriction on unregistered distributors

Zero-rating status for export sector cannot be restored. Imran Khan

Saudi Arabia, source of income to be disclosed while depositing in bank

Gas crisis severe

Ordnance for electricity thieves

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

Strict penalties for businessmen and traders not linked with FBR

Notification issued to increase electric tariff by Rs 1.56 per unit

2nd phase of Pak – China free trade agreement imposed WEF 1st January

Record of 38 industrial plots of Nooriabad SITE missing

F.P.C.C.I meeting held

Permission be cancelled allowing K-Electric to collect 4 years fuel adjustment charges. NKATI

New Year needs economic breakthrough

Date:  JANUARY 01, 2020

DAWN NEWS PAPER

Court stops FBR from acting against textile mills

Six-month revenue collection shortfall rises to Rs287bn

Gas supply to industry restored

Price of petrol raised by Rs2.61 per litre, kerosene by Rs3.10

Govt raises Rs466bn through T-bills

THE NEWS INTERNATIONAL

Govt’s New Year gift Fuel, power hike sting nation

FBR faces Rs118 bn shortfall in tax collection till Dec 2019

Govt enters 2020 with Rs1.66tr circular debt

SNGPL restores gas supply to general industry

Trade under Pak-China FTA-II begins today

Rupee tumbles more than 11 percent in 2019

BUSINESS RECORDER

FATF challenge, SBP speeds up action plan

Import compression causing Rs56bn monthly tax effect

Effective from today, Import of 6,786 items from China exempted from duty

Electricity purchase from Iran, Millions of Euros to be paid to three Pakistani cos as barter

Jul-Sep 2016 to Jan-Mar 2019, Nepra increases KE’s tariff by 38pc

Petrol price up by Rs2.61/litre

Pak, US trade set new record of $6.6bn in 2018: US embassy

Masood calls for evolve existing labour laws

FPCCI polls results announced

Pak-China FTA to be fully operational from today

SNGPL restores gas supply to industry

FBR collects Rs 2.08trn in H1

2019: A tough year it was indeed

JANG NEWS PAPER

New Year begin with discouraging note, petroleum prices increased, new weave of inflation

Recommendation to increase electricity costly by Rs 4.90 per unit for Karachi, citizen will bear burden of Rs 106 billion annually

During New Year gas crisis will increase, shortfall likely to be of 4 billion cubic feet

Nab law price of immoveable property condition also included

Last date to submit income tax return extended up to 31st January

Inflation rate in one year increased from 5.5% to 18.5%. Report

2nd Phase of Trade with China, zero duty on 313 Pakistani products

Last date to submit professional tax up to 31st January

EXPRESS NEWS PAPER

New Year’s gift, petrol, LPG costly for Karachi electricity increased by Rs 4.88 per unit

2019 proved full of challenges for economy

During last tenure loan of Rs 153 billion given on very low interest rate detected

Last date extended further by one month to file income tax return

Cotton Ginners expressed concern on import of duty free cotton

Pak – India trade ban stand at 4 ½ months

FBR revenue shortfall reached to Rs 287 billion, minibudget likely to be in 1st quarter due to non-full filament of IMF condition