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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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(Highlights/Business News)
... h 10-11 in Islamabad, US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson said on Friday. Briefing media about the conference, which would be third in series, the US envoy said an economically prosperous Pakist ...
Saturday, 28 February 2015
3. Revenue collection up 27pc in Feb
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Revenue collection rose by 27 per cent year-on-year to Rs181.906 billion in February, backed up by regulatory duties on several hundred items and hike in sales tax on petroleum products. ...
Saturday, 28 February 2015
4. Marketing Diamer-Bhasha dam
(Highlights/Business News)
...  from international private and institutional lenders. It will also be the first-ever attempt by Islamabad to offer a major infrastructure project (worth $14bn) to international investors on a comm ...
Friday, 10 October 2014
ISLAMABAD: In an apparent snub to the government, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has rejected requests by power distribution companies to recover more than Rs35 billion ...
Monday, 16 June 2014
ISLAMABAD: Business leaders from across the county urged the government to revise increase in taxes proposed in the federal budget 2014-15 to save their businesses from closure and the national ...
Monday, 16 June 2014
7. UBL stake sale yields $387m
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has re-entered the world equity market after a lapse of eight years, with the government selling its 19.8 per cent stake in United Bank Ltd (UBL) for $387 million. With the ...
Monday, 16 June 2014
8. No hike in petroleum prices, orders PM
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The federal government, after getting approval from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has rejected the suggested increase in the prices of petroleum products. The decision was taken Saturday ...
Monday, 02 June 2014
9. Revenue, GDP growth targets missed
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar will launch on Monday the Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14, which is expected to be a mixed bag of missed targets and improved performance in various sectors.  ...
Monday, 02 June 2014
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Monday, 02 June 2014
11. 16 MoUs signed at business meeting
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Sixteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed at the end of a three-day Central Asian Business Opportunities Conference here on Wednesday with participants making a commitment ...
Friday, 18 April 2014
12. ECC approves Rs1.6 billion Ramazan package
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved on Thursday a relief package of Rs1.624 billion for providing subsidy on various food items and other edibles during ...
Friday, 18 April 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Senate sub-committee on information technology on Thursday upheld the recommendations of its main body when it threw more roadblocks in the upcoming sale process of 3G and 4G licences. ...
Friday, 18 April 2014
14. 3G, 4G licences auction hits snags
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The auction of 3G and 4G licences has hit snags just two weeks before going under the hammer. To the shock of the Ministry of Information Technology, the Senate Standing Committee on ...
Saturday, 12 April 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has started selling genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds that have never been field tested in Pakistan and approved for commercialisation. The move can have ...
Monday, 07 April 2014
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ISLAMABAD: Top officials of the ministry of finance continue to enjoy benefits of the corporate sector by holding positions as directors on the boards of private and semi-government enterprises. ...
Monday, 24 March 2014
17. FBR detects 40 fake firms
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has identified 40 fictitious companies which got millions in illegal sales tax refund and input adjustment in connivance with officials, according ...
Monday, 24 March 2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will grant on Friday Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India with a condition of receiving a substantial concessions in trade from New Delhi. The decision is expected to ...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
19. LSM grows 2.5pc
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Large-Scale Manufacturing (LSM) sector contracted and posted a paltry growth of 2.58 per cent in January 2014 from a year ago. The growth slowed down owing to sluggish output in the ...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
20. WB to approve $1.5bn loan next month
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank is expected to approve $1.5 billion programme and project loans for Pakistan next month after completion of discussions on energy sector reforms over the next few days. ...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
ISLAMABAD: The four provincial governments may be asked to surrender billions of rupees they earn in gas development surcharge (GDS) and agree to an increase in gas tariff for all categories of ...
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
22. Trade deficit shrinks to $12.5bn
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
23. 3,000MW to be imported from Iran
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will get 3,000MW electricity from Iran through a Dubai-based international company. The Al-Aqili Group, which has offered to supply 3,000MW to Pakistan from Iran under a long-term ...
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday that Asia-Pacific had highest number of hungry people and asked the countries in the region to increase food production and ...
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
25. Additional GST on auto parts sale withdrawn
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014
ISLAMABAD: The present reserves of natural gas in the country are sufficient for only 16 years. This information was placed before the National Assembly by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural ...
Thursday, 06 March 2014
ISLAMABAD: Nine out of 10 Pakistanis rank the cost of energy as the most important issue for them while eight out of 10 consider having access to adequate energy supplies in the future as critical, ...
Thursday, 06 March 2014
28. UAE firm signs $2.5bn multi-project MoU
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: On first day of its first visit to Pakistan, Arab National Construction (ANC) Holdings of Dubai was able to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government to set up two ...
Thursday, 06 March 2014
29. Ogra recommends cut in oil prices
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday recommended up to Rs2.72 per litre reduction in prices of petroleum products in view of declining prices in the international ...
Friday, 28 February 2014
30. GDP grows 5pc in first quarter: SBP
(Highlights/Business News)
Friday, 28 February 2014

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