Pakistan’s regional exports increase up to 20.5pc in July FY22

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports to the seven regional countries witnessed an increase of 20.50 per cent in the first month of the current...

NA passes Act to attract FDI in tech sector

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Special Technology Zone Authority Act, 2021 to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the...

‘Too many questions’: IPR deconstructs budget targets, claims

LAHORE: Non-profit policy think tank Institute for Policy Reforms (IPR) Saturday questioned the sensibility of the targets and claims made by the...

KP businessmen laud govt for introducing ‘balanced’, ‘growth oriented’ budget

PESHAWAR: The business community here on Friday termed the federal budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 as ‘balanced’, ‘growth-oriented and ‘pro business'...

Government to borrow Rs2.74 trillion in FY21-22

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has planned to borrow Rs2.747 trillion (over $16 billion) gross foreign loans in the next fiscal year to...

Tax ordinance makes return filing mandatory for IT exporters

ISLAMABAD: The Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, has made the filing of income tax return mandatory for people engaged in exporting computer...

Bilawal terms SBP ordinance ‘attack on national sovereignty’ 

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has termed the recently-promulgated State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) ordinance as dangerous for...

Capital traders lament NCOC’s ‘unilateral decision’ on market closures

ISLAMABAD: The business community of the federal capital has said that they cannot afford closure of businesses for two days a week and...

Foreign investment down 77pc in eight months: ministry

ISLAMABAD: Total foreign investments in Pakistan, including foreign direct and portfolio, declined 77.1pc during the first eight months (July-Feb) of the current...

Rupee ascend continues as dollar slips to one-year low

KARACHI: Pakistani Rupee continued its winning streak against the US Dollar, appreciating another 42 paisas (+0.27pc) in the interbank on Friday. This is the...

ICCI seeks withdrawal of amended tax laws to avoid economic collapse

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to withdraw amendments to tax laws introduced through an...

Bears return to PSX as KSE-100 loses 204 points

KARACHI: Bears dominated Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Friday, with the benchmark KSE-100 index failing to sustain early gains, plunging nearly 300...

Pakistan hires banks for three-tranche dollar bond sale

DUBAI: Pakistan has hired a group of banks to arrange investor calls ahead of a triple-tranche sale of US dollar-denominated bonds, a...

SBP reserves jump $275m to $13.3bn

The foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan rose 2.11pc on a weekly basis, according to data released by...

Stocks extend rally with 181-point gain

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued to head north on Thursday, with the benchmark index managing to touch 46,000 level intraday amid...