Finance team charts out strategy to face Parliamentary grilling from today

The government’s finance team spent a busy day on Monday charting out its strategy to face a volley of critical questions from the parliamentarians,...

Govt allows ‘duty exemptions’ on imports by rulers of Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain

Ostensibly to solidify a personal relationship with the ruling elite of Qatar, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has granted duty exemption to the imports...

Indirect taxes continue hurting the poorest of the poor

Like the previous budgets, the government, instead of reducing inequalities and burden of taxes on the poor, continued indirect taxes as 60 per cent...

The Turnaround King

The career of a banker typically starts from an entry level position and consists of many shifts that include working at a variety of...

A not so meaty affair

In what is so far the highest difference between floor price and strike price (Rs52) in the last five years, AlShaheer Corporation got publicly...

World Bank upgrades rating of BISP as `Highly Satisfactory’

World Bank has upgraded the rating of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) as `Highly Satisfactory', Economic Survey 2016-17 has revealed. According to the survey, Department...

Crude petroleum exports reach $5.889m in July-March 2016-17

The year-on-year exports of petroleum (crude) increased by 47.49 percent during the month of March 2017 as compared to the same month of last...

Budget 2017-18: E-payment gateway to be launched by SBP at cost of Rs200m

The budget presented by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday for financial year 2017-18 has introduced certain measures for the benefit of the information...

Finance Minister directs Food ministry to act against price hikers

The Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Saturday said that he had directed the ministry of National Food Security and Research and...

SECP, SBP form regulatory council to strengthen financial stability

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) signed a letter of understanding (LOU) the other day...

PM would soon announce Karachi package, says Sindh governor

  Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon visit Karachi and announce a Karachi Package, while a separate package...

PML-N govt will make next budget too: Dar

Finance minister grilled over huge reduction of duties on poultry   Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who presented the fifth budget on Friday, claimed that his...

Government to bag Rs837bn in foreign assistance during FY 2017-18 

by Shah Nawaz Mohal  Provinces will take loans, grants of Rs195bn, autonomous bodies like WAPDA, PEPCO, NHA will borrow Rs141bn   The government of Pakistan will...

Rs 8bn allocated in loans to low-income segments through microfinance banks

  In order to increase access to financial services for the vast majority of the people, the government has announced a National Financial Inclusion Strategy...

Rs16.79 billion allocated for development division

ISLAMABAD: Public Sector Development Programme 2017-18 has allocated Rs 16.79 billion to Planning, Development and Reform Division for a total 34 schemes, including 21...

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