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Pakistan and China signed various agreements and memorandums of understanding on making Gwadar a world class modern port city and on leveraging special economic...

Govt considering abolishing GST on fertilisers in budget FY17-18

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Arif Habib provides budgetary suggestions

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Lamsal invites business community to gain from investment opportunities in Nepal

Nepal's Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms Sewa Lamsal Adhikari said here on Monday that Pakistan and Nepal had a tremendous potential in areas of trade,...

APTMA urges Sindh to resolve transporters’ issues

APTMA Senior Vice Chairman Zahid Mazhar urged the government of Sindh to use their good offices to resolve the issue which flared up following...

Direct investment surges by 12.7pc in July-April 2016-17

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Senate unanimously approves the draft Companies Bill, 2017

The Senate on Monday unanimously approved the draft Companies Bill, 2017. Earlier, on February 6, 2017, the National Assembly had passed it, and referred...

Rice exporters’ delegation signs MoU with Jeddah Chamber

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) and JCCI signed a MoU for long-term institutional collaboration between the two organisations.Vice Chairman Jeddah Chamber of Commerce...

CPEC could change the dynamics of Pakistan’s economy

As Pakistan’s ties keep on strengthening with China in the wake of Chinese-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to experts this is beginning to look...

Sartaj terms One Belt One Road harbinger of shared hopes

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said the One Belt One Road (OBOR) concept was the most significant...

12 brilliantly simple… yet simply indigestible ideas for the Finance Minister

Every year around this time the same question starts being asked everywhere, ‘what are you expecting in this year’s budget?’. The answer more often...

ADB committed to transforming Asia, Pacific into an oasis of sustainable and inclusive development

Asian Development Bank is working on a comprehensive roadmap for the transformation of Asia and the Pacific into an oasis of inclusive and sustainable...

Polish company poised to take oil, gas exploration to Rs 100 bln per year

PGNiG, a Polish oil and gas company, operating in Pakistan since 1997, has planned to step up its exploration and production activities and take...

BoI to hold roadshows for increasing FDI

The Board of Investment (BoI) has said that the government would hold roadshows in China, Singapore and the Gulf countries in the next few...

Agricultural development should be focused in the budget: FPCCI

The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday asked the government to pay special attention to the agricultural development in...

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Salaried class to suffer as govt mulls reversing income tax slabs

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