SCO membership to bode well for national economy: FPCCI

KARACHI The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has hailed the full-fledged membership status granted to Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation...

APTMA urges necessary change to enhance country’s exports

ISLAMABAD All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman on Sunday urged for a competitive business environment to compete with regional competitors for enhancing the country’s...

Country’s fish exports witness a rise of 17pc

ISLAMABAD The exports of fish and fish products from the country witnessed an increase of 17.08 per cent during the first ten months of the...

40 cases of money laundering under trial: chairman FBR

SIALKOT FBR chairman said that the FBR was taking effective measures to curb the menace of the money laundering, saying that as many as 40...

PTEA perturbed over undue delay in shipment of textiles

FAISALABAD Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has expressed grave concern over undue delay in shipment of textile consignments resulting in heavy congestion of export containers...

Finance team pitches strategy to get budget approved

ISLAMABAD Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired an important meeting on Saturday to review the budget proposals received from parliamentarians, especially from the ruling PML-N, related...

SBP reinvigorates SMS service for issuance of currency notes

KARACHI The State Bank of Pakistan, through its subsidiary SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC) has re-launched the SMS service for issuance of fresh currency...

PITB e-Stamping project generates record revenue of Rs30.24b

E-Stamping generates Rs30.24b annual revenue, a record Lahore: In a high-level meeting chaired by Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Dr Umar Saif in Lahore...

Additional taxes on steel and cement to make housing costly

Increasing taxes will weigh on the cost of development projects, including housing Karachi: President of Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial...

World Bank interested in financing Green Pakistan program

World Bank offers $100m loan for Green Pakistan program Islamabad: The Green Pakistan Program started for the planting of 100m trees in the country has...

OCAC and OGRA settle dispute, sign agreement

OCAC to withdraw case against OGRA Islamabad: The Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) – an industry group and Oil Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) have...

Rs7.5b released to CPPA for partial payment of circular debt

PSO supplied 750,000 tons of fuel to power plants during this peak consumption season Islamabad: With the circular debt mounting, the Ministry of Finance on...

Remittances from overseas Pakistanis reaches $17.464b during FY 2016-17

Foreign remittances record a 2pc fall on a YoY basis. Karachi: Overseas remittances from expatriate Pakistani’s were recorded at $17.464b in the eleven months of...

BOI for tax reforms to promote business-friendly environment

The Board of Investment (BOI) on Friday said the government was focusing on ease of paying taxes in order to ensure a business-friendly environment...

FPCCI urges Dar to make budget business-friendly

  KARACHI: Although the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) does not believe in strike/shutdown of business premises; however, it may take...

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