News Clipping - Archives April 2015


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 30, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Ogra suggests cut in petrol, diesel prices

TDAP directed to settle unspent Rs1.1 billion

Business confidence index up

THE NEWS

US asks Pakistan to halt IP gas project with Iran until curbs removed

FBR seeks powers to check tax evasion

FBR, banks fail to reach information sharing deal

Economic self-reliance linked with tax payment

Bank holiday

Aptma assured of textile issues resolution

B RECORDER

Tax exemption: LCCI hails government's plan to revoke FBR powers

TDAP informs PAC: exports remain in negative zone for first three quarters

100 percent tax credit: FBR rejects company's request

OICCI's business confidence index up 17 percent

Sindh Ombudsman urged to take SRB in its jurisdiction

PAF opposes proposal to increase ST on export to five percent

Tax survey

Market expects SBP to cut rate by 50bps or more

KASB Bank: SBP clarification

KASB Bank-BankIslami: SBP to provide Rs 5 billion

DAILY EXPRESS

Summary sent to petroleum ministry to enhance POL rates

OCCI demands to eliminate sindh infrastructure CESS

Federal govt considering increasing sales tax on exports by 3%


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 29, 2015

DAWN NEWS

SIMs can be verified till May 15

Capital flight to Gulf states worries govt

Govt urged to cut sales tax rate

THE NEWS

Verification date of SIMs extended till May 15

Budget for new fiscal year to be very heavy for country’s industry

Dealing with the water challenge

Bank Islami to take over KASB Bank on token value

‘FBR supports withdrawal of incentive on remittances’

KTBA proposes clipping power of tax officials

‘PTA members filing 100pc tax returns’

LCCI optimistic about budget 2015-16

B RECORDER

Ordinance on the cards: FBR to be

Rs 225 billion fresh taxation measures Likely

LCCI optimistic about energy-focused federal budget

Visa facilities imperative to promote trade: FCCI president tells German official

Dastgir to persuade Jordan to hold talks on FTA

SBP proposes amalgamation of KASB into BankIslami

ICAP's pre-budget seminar: Speakers call for re-organisation of FBR

PBC study on FTA Pakistan faces higher tariffs on exports to China

OICCI for withdrawing Sindh Development, Maintenance Infrastructure Cess

Government likely to review tight gas Policy

Biometric verification of SIMs: deadline extended to May 15

DAILY EXPRESS

Shahbaz Sharif assured TDAP development 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 28, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Increase in pension

Carrying CNICs

Cess withdrawal sought

Task force to facilitate foreign investors

THE NEWS

Rich getting richer in UK!

Power issues blamed for city’s water crisis

Tax managers suggest appointment of panel for fair market value

OICCI proposes withdrawal of SDMI cess

TDAP apprises Punjab CM of activities

B RECORDER

Budget FY16: adverse impact of withholding tax being examined

TDAP chief, MNA meet Shahbaz

DAILY EXPRESS

POL prices likely to increase form 1st may

Leather world fair will be held between 4-6 may at world trade centre

Task force to facilitate foreign investors


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 27, 2015

DAWN NEWS

10 scheduled banks start receiving Hajapplications today

Workers demand a minimum of Rs25,000 monthly wage

A rationale for sales tax reforms

Industrial parks sans lifeline utilities

THE NEWS

RLNG tariff to go up, putting burden on end consumers

Pakistan Fashion & Textile Week to expand trade, says Javed Malik

TRADE Distant dreams

B RECORDER

Private electricity market on the cards

Conservative approach in stay order: KTBA urges FBR to clarify legal status of instructions

Sindh government urged to raise wages of workers

Tufail urges government to reduce number of taxes & rates

Is our rupee overvalued?

DAILY EXPRESS

Legislation to be done on failure of closing down of markets

Cotton prices increased internationally


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 26, 2015

DAWN NEWS

EOBI raises minimum pension to Rs5,250

‘Investments’ in UAE

Budget in first week of June

Plea to bring SRB under Ombudsman’s Jurisdiction

THE NEWS

‘Outdated machinery impacting textile exports’

Task force formed to enhance textile exports

B RECORDER

PAOs given directives: Budget likely in first week of June

FBR delineates contours of Fiscal Year 2016 revenue

Proposed merger of cotton, commerce ministries opposed

Cases of kidnapping for ransom decline in Karachi: CPLC

FPCCI reviews Pakistan-Malaysia bilateral trade

Task force formed: Aptma expresses concerns over 16 percent fall in exports

International energy moot: Concern voiced over wide gap between gas supply and demand

FBR must designate a focal person: KCCI chief

No tax recovery till disposal of appeal: ATIR

Biometric verification drive: number of active SIMs comes down from 140 million to 120 million

DAILY EXPRESS

Names of trade officers sent to ministry of commerce 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 25, 2015

DAWN NEWS

‘Country teetering on the brink of water crisis’

THE NEWS

Pakistan set to have highest level of forex reserves

FBR to launch biometric verification for new taxpayers

Businesses urged to become environment-friendly

B RECORDER

LCCI for focusing on environmental Standards

Clearance of imported consignments: collectors agree to proposals of customs agents

Implementation of Vision 2025: Prime Minister to meet businesspeople of Faisalabad

Dubai real estate project: details of 700 investors acquired

DAILY EXPRESS

FBR head quarter would remain open today

Industrialists of kaorangi industrial area warns on water theft

KCCI chamber suggest to appoint focal person in FBR


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 24, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Falling exports irk Aptma

9,000 ATMs insufficient to match demand

Reserves rise to $17.491bn

Non-textile exports drop 11.3pc

‘Missing’ victims add to Bangladesh factory collapse agony

THE NEWS

FBR official proposes tax survey to broaden tax base

Forex reserves hit three-year high of $17.491 billion

Branchless banking accounts stand at 5.4 million

Industrialists to meet DG Rangers, CM on water issues

B RECORDER

Documentation of economy: FBR seeks Parliament''s support

FBR proposes new banking law

Pre-budget seminar Janoo suggests uniform tax rate for all businesses

SBP asks banks to deploy more ATMs

Fiscal Year 2016 budget: Chambers seek drastic reduction in tax rates

APTMA chief seeks special relief package for textile industry

International Trade Exhibition

Forex reserves cross $17 billion mark

DAILY EXPRESS

New system evolved to file tax return by on line

Forex reserves cross $17 billion mark

PM requested to intervene and save textile sector

Non filers will be imposed fine additional 50% tax in next budget

Advertisement of excises & Taxations 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 23, 2015

DAWN NEWS

‘Driver-friendly’ licences

India’s richest state needs over $200bn tohouse its poorest

Govt failure to pay refunds criticized

THE NEWS

FBR mulls tax collection from retail traders through electricity bills

‘Businessmen interaction to improve Pakistan-Finland trade’

PM asked to curtail FBR powers

FBR report on leather sector rejected

B RECORDER

Pakistan and India: Raghavan proposes more trade routes

Processing of refund claims delayed due to slackness: FTO

PCDMA urges government to rationalize customs duty

KCCI urges Prime Minister to take notice of 'harassment' by taxmen

NAB for appointing Commissioner/Collector (Appeals)

DAILY EXPRESS

Welfare and religious institutions to be covered under tax credit regime

KCCI urges Prime Minister to take notice of 'harassment' by taxmen


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 22, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Bodies formed to fine-tune policies

THE NEWS

Nisar for proper system to make entries in ECL

Citizens flock to Nadra offices after Rangers’ CNIC orders

‘Pakistan’s real income less than borrowed money’

Chinese investment to trigger economic revolution: PCJCCI

Govt urged to overcome power outage

TDAP, GIZ discuss trade opportunities

Aptma concerned over free fall of textile exports

B RECORDER

Business community welcomes Xi's visit

MCCI urges government to ink visa relaxation deal with China

APTMA Chairman concerned over free fall of exports

LCCI urges government to overcome electricity shortages

Security situation improving, Commissioner Karachi tells Businesspeople

China tops FDI list

Adjudicating officers NAB for appointing Commissioner/collector (appeals)

Iran says not interested in FTA: Dastgir reaches Tehran

DAILY EXPRESS

System being evolved to address complaints of industrials


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 21, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Textile exports decline 16pc in March

Rangers tell Karachiites to carry original CNICs

THE NEWS

Pak-China trade volume to be taken to $20 bn

NAB suggests ways to FBR to check Rs2,000 bn tax evasion

Opposition decries legislation through ordinances

Rangers tell Karachiites to carry CNIC at all times

FBR identifies 282,180 new taxpayers;eyes additional Rs19bln revenue

BD factory victims face $6m compensation shortfall

Revenue authority advised toupgrade goods clearance process

‘China’s friendly visa policy can boost textile exports’

B RECORDER

Single-stage ST levy: TAC may take up proposal with MoF

Smeda submits budget proposals to Finance Ministry

Filers, non-filers: Banks to submit report to FBR within a week

'Government should ink business visa relaxation accord with China'

PTEA opposes proposed merger of textile ministry

Sino-Pak trade Business community seeks relaxation in visa regime

Government offers to sign NDMA deal

SIMs verification through BVS: Number of cellular subscribers declined by 1.7million

DAILY EXPRESS

Petrol and diesel prices likely to be reduced from 1st may

Talk between FPCCI and SAARC chamber on non tariff


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 20, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Gas company chief ordered to sign LNG deal or pack up

THE NEWS

Pakistan becomes 18th largest world economy: Dar

$45 bn accords to be inked as Chinese president arrives today

FBR’s technology initiative: Solution or confusion? (Part-II)

Retinal diseases can lead to complete blindness

TAXATION At the crossroads

B RECORDER

China wants to relocate its industries: Minister addresses press conference

Government urged to reduce rates oftaxes

MCCI seeks business- friendly budget

Tax evasion: NAB prevention bodyfinalises Recommendations

Forex reserves may hit a historic highthis year: Dar

SIMAP's financial affairs: Ministryreluctant to hold inquiry

Refunds and WHT collection issues:FBR, PBA meeting today in Karachi

DAILY EXPRESS

Planning to setup 10 new industrial zones in the country

Revenue reforms can be improved through date base management analysis

Pak china trade will improve by the visit of Chinese president 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 19, 2015

DAWN NEWS

SME sector emerges as major bank defaulter

Cotton output up 11pc to 14.8m bales

Cotton prices higher on strong demand

THE NEWS

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ready to kick-start

Corporates urged to strive for long-term gains

B RECORDER

Pak exhibitors receive big response at Istanbul textile show

Cascading duty structure: FPCCI proposes levy of duty on raw materials, variety of goods

Pakistan Business Day Conference to be held in Germany

Chinese businessmen team visits FPCCI zonal office


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 18, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Unhealthy economic trends

C/A deficit shrinks to $1.456bn

LSM growth subdued in February

THE NEWS

Foreign reserves cross $17 bn mark: Dar

Pakistan’s current account deficit narrows to $1.456bln

‘Pakistan commodity exports fetch less revenue’

Customs not to take action against clearing agents without intimation

Trade with Denmark up 13 percent

Families of Baldia factory

B RECORDER

Government to ban grant of tax exemptions, says Dar

SECP's online payment facility gaining Popularity

July-March period: RTO Karachi facing Rs 6 billion revenue shortfall

GIDC litigation

Addition in income: LHC confirms ATIR Order

DAILY EXPRESS

POL prices likely to increase by Rs 4.50 form 1st may

Speedy economic development to be made to save next generation


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 17, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Climate change concerns

SECP bans women witnesses

SSGC billing problems

FDI rises to $710m

Reserves at $16.8bn

THE NEWS

NA panel approves cyber crimes bill

PHC refuses bail to official in tax refund scam

Public Notice

Plight of the lowest paid

FBR to deploy officials in companies to check tax evasion

FDI inches up to $710.1 million in July-March

Forex reserves rise to $16.818bln

Need urged to make HR part of business

Cybercrime bill slammed

Qaim asks EU members to invest in Sindh

B RECORDER

National Assembly body approves controversial cyber-crime bill

Dar assures investors: Pakistan will soon get rid of terrorism, extremism

Consensus economic roadmap: Get all political, economic forces on the same page: FPCCI chief

January 2013-July 2014: GIDC generates Rs 99 billion of budgeted Rs 145 billion

FBR's advice sought: RTOs reluctant to share taxpayers' data with NAB

Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves soar to $16.8 billion mark

FPCCI establishes help desks for SMEs in Karachi, Lahore

Concessionary certificates: Customs department to establish verification cell

CG visits expo: Pakistani firms participate in Texworld Istanbul

KCCI members urged to focus on partnering with SMEs

Textile industry: Punjab extending all possible facilities: minister

$710 million FDI netted in nine months

DAILY EXPRESS

Forex reserves increased due to expensive loons

Forex reserves rise to $16.818bln

Blacklisted deregistered and non filers receives concession

Pakistan firms participated in TEX World Istabmbul Exhibition 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 16, 2015

DAWN NEWS

ADB offers climate change funding

Scheme to boost SMEs share in exports Proposed

THE NEWS

Will FBR meet its tax collection target?

Have green tea and apple daily for good health!

Govt agrees to reduce Customs tariff

Commission issues 33 show-cause notices

FTO orders RTO-II Karachi to withdraw show-cause notice

Leather exports down 1.63 percent in eight months

Traders urged to let chambers operate smoothly

Smeda proposes measures for SMEs in Budget 2015-16

Appointment of textile minister urged

B RECORDER

Verdict on GIDC: government's review petition rejected

ICMA Pakistan's pre-budget seminar: Industrialists for pro-poor and investment-friendly budget

APTMA for continuation of MINTEX as separate Ministry

PTA voices concern over persistent decline in FDI

Smeda proposes budget recommendations for 2015-16

Pakistani products: 'Grant of GSP Plus shows confidence of world markets'

Tax officials: FBR issues KPIs and Job Description

PTA urges government to address leather industry's issues

Can Nawaz do it?

DAILY EXPRESS

Collections of outstanding CESS though gas bill opposed

More departments will be setup in BFR with collaboration of UK


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 15, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Merchandise exports fell by 13pc in March

THE NEWS

Pak economy showing signs of sustained

Tax paid by top bureaucrats

Price of imported LNG to be high

New draft law seeks to abolish FBR powers to issue SROs

FBR’s technology initiatives: Solution or confusion? (Part-I)

Trade deficit widens 15pc to $16bln in July-March

SECP introduces new rules

Lending to private sector falls 36pc in July-April

KCA opposes sales tax on raw cotton

WTO cuts 2015 global trade growth outlook to 3.3pc

Small chambers urge TDAP chief to resolve issues

B RECORDER

Generation of hydro power key to economic growth: LCCI chief

Efforts being made to address exporters' issues: TDAP chief

High-handedness and maladministration: president orders action against FBR officials

KCA against proposal to impose ST on raw cotton

PCDMA urges FBR to resolve pending cases regarding VRs

'Anti-Dumping Duties Ordinance 2015': legal experts invite policymakers' attention to key aspects

Delay in cotton procurement: MoC tells TCP to conduct probe

DAILY EXPRESS

Merger of textile ministry into commerce division rejected

Trade deficit widens 15pc to $16bln in July-March


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 14, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Power managers ‘ignore’ PM’s order

25m unverified SIMs blocked

Handover of Gwadar port

Impure bottled water

Complacency over challenges

Merger of commerce, textile divisions opposed

WHT accounts for 65pc of Rs275bn IT Collection

THE NEWS

Minimum wage

Unsafe factories

Half of Pakistan’s remittances come from KSA, UAE

Ogra refuses to fix LNG price on monthly basis

Law binds owners to inform police about new tenants

SRB registered taxpayers advised to update profiles

China exports dive as economy seen slowing further

B RECORDER

China's March exports shrink 15 percent y/y in shock fall

PRGMEA rejects merger of textile Division

ICMA pre-budget seminar on April 15

Leather sector: only 50 percent units filing income tax returns: FBR

Dutiable imports Withdrawal of SROs ups share

SRB's stellar performance

Setting export targets - and not meeting Them

ST, FED collection: first half growth less than anticipated: FBR

DAILY EXPRESS

Federation to take up issue of tax rate on property with provinces

Sindh Harcourt called all investigation officers of TDAP scam


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 13, 2015

DAWN NEWS

New tax directory

Waste management

Who is at fault?

Market outlook for cotton improves

THE NEWS

WORK FORCESitting idle

EXPORTS ‘Only free lunch’

POLICY Trade for growth

B RECORDER

Biometric verification of SIMs: deadline will not be extended: PTA chief

Speedy clearance of imported consignments: MCC Port Qasim issues directives to terminal operator

Next My Karachi Exhibition to be held from April 8, 2016: Teli

DAILY EXPRESS

Yemen crisis Pakistani investors in UAE in apprehensions

12th annual my Karachi exhibition concludes 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 12, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Committee formed to revise property tax in Sindh

THE NEWS

Pakistan fails to improve textile’s growth on GSP Plus

Businessmen’s feedback sought on NTC ordinance

B RECORDER

FBR Tax Directory: titles, paymentdetails of over 0.8m taxpayers disclosed

Euro's woes

Royalty, technical fee: PJBF asks FBRto de-notify FED levy

DAILY EXPRESS

Formation of economic intelligence unit under consideration to detect tax evader

Importers are in trouble due to lack of facilities in customs laboratory

Trade in a single currency among sarrc is a trial

No country will allowed for dumping

Abdul Shakoor KATHRI nominated chairman of industrialization development


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 11, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Tribal lawmakers ahead of other legislators in tax payment

Minimum wage

THE NEWS

Tax details of govt, opposition MPs published

Pakistan offered help in proper disposal of hazardous waste

Over 10m SIMs face blockage as verification deadline ends tomorrow

FBR withdraws zero-rated sales tax facility to industrial connections

No extension in biometric verification

‘Downturn in Russia-Pakistan trade only temporary’

Fire destroys cotton factory

B RECORDER

90 MPs paid no tax in TY14

129 are non-filers 1,040 lawmakers file tax returns for TY14

PIAF wants no new tax in FY16 budget

UfG losses cost exchequer Rs 60 billion Annually

Smuggling from Dubai: FBR teams lack powers to maintain vigilance

Emirates launches discount offer

Allocation of gas quota: chief minister seeks KCCI support to build up Sindh's case

'Hazardous waste a major cause of environmental degradation'

National Assembly panel unable to fix cotton price: Sub-committee formed

K-Electric requests NEPRA to reduce Tariff

International Trade Exhibition

DAILY EXPRESS

My Karachi exhibitions begins

Sindh govt will take up issue of gas in council of common interest

SM Muneer expressed concern on shortage of water in Karachi

Police stagnations setup to detect gas theft

FPCCI accepted invitations to visit Srilanka


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 10, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Nepra approves Rs4.4 per unit reduction in power tariff

Early closure of shops

17pc GST on LNG, imported gas

CCP probe against cartels, trade abuses

FPCCI wants single-digit sales tax

Reserves at $16.706bn

Pakistan wants increased trade with India

SECP lists 521 new companies in March

KCCI exhibition opens today

THE NEWS

Five-year tax holiday for LNG and gas import projects

Javed Malik briefs Dastagir on his trade diplomacy initiatives

Nepra gives huge relief to power consumers

Govt considering removing GST on agriculture input

SECP registers 521 companies in March

Forex reserves rise to $16.706bln

Exporters concerned over increased penetration of imported items

‘Arbitration key to dispute resolution’

PRGMEA for greater energy supply

My Karachi Expo begins today

Towel factory gutted

B RECORDER

17 percent GST on LNG import approved by ECC

Refund of Rs 4.42/unit approved by Nepra

Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves up $16.7 billion

KCCI exhibition 'My Karachi' to kick off Today

WCCI to be established at district level: SM Muneer

Pakistan's economy: petty prognosis

Tax proposals for budget – I

Budget (2015-16): Unilever Pakistan advocates e-invoicing mechanism

Isn't it a failed idea?

Proposals for budget FY2015-16: FPCCI underscores need for taxing agriculture income, increasing tax rate

DAILY EXPRESS

NEPRA approved reduction of electric tariff by Rs 4.42 per unit

Towel factory gutted

Exemption on agriculture income recommended

My Karachi exhibition begins in expo center today


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 09, 2015

DAWN NEWS

State Bank autonomy

SBP restores advance payment facility

‘Private sector can help overcome energy crisis’

SSGC, others issued notices on plea against CNG closure

THE NEWS

Shops to close at 8pm, marriage halls 10pm and restaurants 11pm

1,268 names put on ECL last year

Fuelling trouble

Towards an economic turnaround?

Govt to phase out SROs, says FBR chairman

Govt likely to regulate RLNG price

SBP restores advance payment facility for importers

Sri Lankan President’s visit to boost trade ties: FPCCI

Official sacked

‘Manufacturing sector needs toi mprove resource productivity’

FPCCI keen to increase trade with Belarus

B RECORDER

Early closure of shops, marriage halls, restaurants: government takes major step towards minimising loadshedding hours

Government to introduce uniform gas Tariff

IMF recognises government's probusiness initiatives: BoI

South Africa HC, LCCI agree to boost trade ties

100 units may be shut down anytime soon: APTMA chief

PTI leaders criticise Textile Policy

Pakistan losing $15 billion annually due to corruption: PILDAT chief

Debt dynamics

MoF asks provinces to consider amending Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Scheme

Power, gas rates: PIAF chief concerned over proposed increase

Inputs on self NTN: 1,000 Karachi units'' refund claims may be blocked

Pak-China FTA meeting concludes in Beijing

Pakistani importer accused of defrauding Chinese company

DAILY EXPRESS

Attention should be given to agriculture tax

KATI welcomes visit of Srilankan president to Pakistan 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 08, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Carjacking remedies

NSS rates at 10-year low

Govt puts off gas tariff hike till July

Textile exports fall

International Trade Exhibition 

THE NEWS

Karachi trader caught in London money-laundering case

SC seeks report on non-payment of minimum wages

Government commits to IMF to levy 2.9pc surcharge on power tariff

SECP approves draft LLP bill

IR Tribunal declares additional commissioner’s re-assessment order illegal

Policy deficiencies hurting Pakistan’s exports: experts

B RECORDER

SBP suggests amendments to tax laws

Exports weakened due to loss of Competitiveness

Draft LLP bill approved by SECP

Suspension of IRS officers: FBR Clarification

Pakistan succeeded in stabilizing economy: steady implementation of reforms is vital: IMF

Tax collection target of second quarter Missed

DAILY EXPRESS

FBR replaced 2 officers and one officer premature retired


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 07, 2015

DAWN NEWS

SECP revokes licences of 108 companies

Pak-Indonesia trade reaches $2.2bn

Sindh withholds its assent to energy policy

THE NEWS

Resolve gas shortage issue first, Sindh tells Centre

SECP revokes licences of nonprofit organizations

PQA denies OCAC allegations on petrol crisis

B RECORDER

Sindh didn't sign power policy: Minister

FBR suspends six officers

SECP revokes licenses of 108 Defaulters

Frequent visits of businesspeople to help promote trade: Bangladesh diplomat

KATI chief slams increase in fuel prices

Budget makers take up rules: tax defaulters'' names may be put on ECL

DAILY EXPRESS

Pakistani industrialists invested in Bangladesh about 2 billion dollar

Customs detected Rs 2 crore tax evasion

FBR withdrawn tax exemptions on electricity and gas from 10 industries 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 06, 2015

DAWN NEWS

GIDC: ‘the govt should step back’

WTO review of Pakistan’s trade regime

96-Hour super sale

THE NEWS

Industrial areas’ uplift among top priorities: Siddiqui

B RECORDER

ST refund fraud of over Rs 56 million: DI&I claims arrest of co-accused

LPG prices cut by Rs 10 per kg

DAILY EXPRESS

Consumption increased production of cotton decline


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 05, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Merger of ministries proposed

THE NEWS

FBR suspends six officers on corruption charges

Government urged to ensure employment

B RECORDER

Single-stage sales tax may not be introduced in FY16 budget: TAC told

Three-member bench led by CJ to take up 256 petitions of DI&I of FBR

Aptma chief voices concerns over smuggled, imported textiles

FPCCI to take part in New Delhi Exhibition

LCCI chief for setting up dry port in Hub

Textile exports: PBEA chief refutes minister's claim

DAILY EXPRESS

14 members group involved in illegal sales tax refunds discovered 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 04, 2015

DAWN NEWS

US seeks to boost trade with Pakistan

Cotton production reaches 14.838 million Bales

Upfront tariff for LNG power plants approved

THE NEWS

Cotton output hits record high of 14.83 million bales

Consul general highlights US-Pak trade potential

Textile, commerce ministries merger opposed

B RECORDER

RLNG-fired power plants: Upfront tariff approved by Nepra

Export finance mark-up: SBP asks banks to lodge claims

Ukraine to increase trade volume: envoy

Apparel sector: stakeholders plead for zero-rated status in FY16 budget

Baldia Town factory fire Key accused arrested at Karachi airport

Vast potential exists for stronger Pak-US trade ties: CG

SBP's awareness session at FCCI on April 14

International trade exhibition

DAILY EXPRESS

Fuel adjustment electric tariff likely to decrease by Rs 4.37 per unit

AALISHAN PAKISTAN exhibition London scheduled stands cancelled

Pak Azerbaijan common business council to be formed agreed

OCAC warns for another petrol crisis

Steps taken for improving infrastructure of industrial area


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 03, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Indian visa

Business community’s views

Foreign investors cry foul over Indian tax Surprise

Asean, CARs new trade destinations, says Dastagir

Forex reserves at $16.2 billion

THE NEWS

Commerce ministry officials come unprepared to PAC body meeting

Scientists develop perfume that smells better the more you sweat!

FBR proposes withdrawal of tax incentive on remittances

Forex reserves surge to $16.19bln

Businessmen urge more trade between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia

Govt urged to appoint textile minister

Three-day closure of CNG stations challenged in SHC

B RECORDER

Power loadshedding: early closure of shops proposed

Trade Policy (2012-2015): more Shortfalls

Need for an industrial policy

FBR to upload new ATL on web portal by 11th

Pakistan should follow Chinese taxation reforms: PCJCCI chief

Businessmen, others slam increase in POL prices

Government must realign its economic polices: FCCI chief

Punjab Industrial Expo 2015 opens Today

Foreign reserves surge by $62.3 million

Prime Minister asked to appoint textile Minister

Registered small companies: Smeda for cut in corporate tax rate

FTO-related cases Presentations to President must be downright: FBR

SRO culture: a culture of defeat

Constitutionality of SROs

Prime Minister urged to appoint minister for textile

International Trade Exhibition

DAILY EXPRESS

National savings rate of Interest reduced effective from 1st April

Forex reserves increased during one week by 5 crore 60 lacs dolor

Steps will be taken to increase investment in Pakistan

Cotton production in Pakistan will reach equal to consumption


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 02, 2015

DAWN NEWS

OICCI asks govt to focus on attracting FDI

Board meetings via videoconferencing

Govt to reduce customs tariff slabs to five

THE NEWS

Pakistan receives $499mln from IMF

OICCI proposes massive taxation overhaul

B RECORDER

Trade Policy (2012-2015): Promises not Kept

Exemption of duties & taxes: bill to withdraw FBR's powers under consideration

LCCI seeks tax reforms in consultation with stakeholders

Inspection of containers by ANF termed Unjustified

Expo Milano 2015: Alitalia, Etihad offer discounts to travelers

Customs agents prepare research report on tax system: to be presented to Prime Minister

Budget proposals: PBC lays stress on documentation of economy, end to amnesty schemes

Exploiting clearance procedure to evade taxes: punitive measures recommended against importer, customs officials

Budget 2015-16: OICCI submits Proposals

Country receives $499 million EFF Tranche

India aims to double exports to $900 Billion

DAILY EXPRESS

Pakistan exports to Spain enhanced by 28%

Action will be taken against FBR officer black mailing tax payers

Stressed on access to bank accounts and elimination of SRO culture

Islamabad chamber demands reduction in loadsheeding for factories  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE: April 01, 2015

DAWN NEWS

Petrol, diesel prices go up after six months

Increasing water scarcity a matter of concern

Aptma slams delay in technology fund scheme

India’s cotton exports may fall 41pc

THE NEWS

Petrol price up by Rs4 per litre, diesel by Rs3

Dr Baig appointed chairman

Industrial zones to be protected, vows corps commander

AI asks Pakistan to end death penalty

Outdated online system bites revenues

Aptma laments delay in issuance of TUFS notification

KCCI demands uniformity in Customs valuation rulings

‘Water shortage can hit economic growth’

‘LEAs, Customs should adopt modern tech’

Industrialists warn of shifting businesses abroad

B RECORDER

GST on HSD reduced by 5 percent

Petrol and HSD: prices raised

Power consumers: refunds notified

Notification for TUFS: APTMA chief slams delay in issuance

LCCI holds seminar on water Conservation

Sec 148 of IT Ordinance 2001: PBC suggests cut in withholding tax to one percent

People will wear electronic clothing in next 10 years: Dr Ata

Industrialists criticise apathetic attitude of government

UNODC, Customs hold seminar onelearning

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Petrol Land High Speed Prices Increased By Rs 4 And Rs 3 Respectively

Institutions do not cooperate economy is undocumented