ICST demands complete ban on import of luxuries

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders (ICST) on Sunday sought completed ban on import of luxury items to cut trade deficit.The policy of imposing...

PEW demands action against speculators, hoarders

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday demanded an action against speculators, manipulators and hoarders who have taken masses and economy as hostage.The...

Islamabad-based restaurants found evading taxes worth billions of rupees

ISLAMABAD: Almost all the Islamabad-based restaurants were allegedly found involved in tax evasion of billions of rupees, it emerged on Sunday.Sources told Pakistan Today...

Cabinet likely to issue policy directives for renewal of cellular mobile licences

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is likely to give policy directive for the renewal of cellular mobile licences in its upcoming meeting, scheduled to be held...

Indus Motor jacks up car prices by up to Rs307,000

Indus Motor Company (IMC) has jacked up prices of various models by Rs65,000 –Rs307,000, effective from Saturday.After the revised price, the new rates of...

Economic integration imperative for South Asia’s prosperity: SAARC

ISLAMABAD: SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ruwan Edirisinghe said on Saturday said South Asia has tremendous trade potential, which needs to be tapped...

‘Govt striving to promote industrialisation, lure foreign investors’

Advisor to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms Dr Ishrat Hussain said on Saturday that the government is offering a number of incentives to entice...

Gwadar free zone being modelled after China’s Shekou Industrial Zone

BEIJING: Gwadar Port free zone would be modelled after the Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzhen, China, comprising a port, an industrial park, and residential and...

Finance adviser meets PM, says talks with IMF to be expedited

Dr Hafeez Sheikh says budget to be announced not earlier than May 24Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday met newly-appointed Finance Adviser Dr...

Minister vows to facilitate rain-affected farmers

'A special package will soon be announced for those farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent rains'ISLAMABAD: The government, in the form of...

Furniture manufacturers seek special incentives in upcoming budget

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq, on behalf of the furniture producers, presented a set of proposals for the upcoming Federal...

US intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report

US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations...

Tete-a-tete with Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan

By Zaki Aijaz Qureshi, Ayoub Khawar, Rabia ZakiQuestion: Could you throw some light over your journey through life?Ambassador: I was born in the Eastern Province of...

Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call centre fraud

WASHINGTON: Singapore has extradited an Indian national to the United States to face charges in a call centre fraud that scammed millions of dollars from...

Deceased man buys cars, FBR on the move

A govt official allegedly purchased 32 vehicles in the name Sheikh Khalid, who died in 2016ISLAMABAD: The tax department has initiated an inquiry against...

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