News Clipping - Archives April 2014

 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 30-04-2014

DAWN NEWS 

Call to revive sick units

Bank holiday

THE NEWS 

Threat of global travel restrictions looms large

Pollution-free industry vital to benefit from GSP Plus status

Zong to pay $516 million in one go

Telenor to roll out 3G services soon

Foreign investors concerned over FBR corruption

Banks to facilitate tax collection today

SBP governor notified

Holiday

Underdeveloped local commerce affecting textiles

More textile mills closing down Aptma

LCCI felicitates SBP governor

B RECORDER 

Slow pace irks FBR Rs 468 million ST and FED arrears recovered in 174 cases

Sales tax on services SRB sets Rs 100 billion revenue collection target for Fiscal Year 2017-18

Gang involved in mega tax fraud busted

Indian rupee strengthens

Site industrial area faces acute water Shortage

Tariff increase Ogra reserves decision on SSGCL plea

Eight-member TMA team visits Australia

Issuance of ST recovery notices PYMA concerned over empowering FBR

KTBA seeks time extension in ST incentive package

$516 million to be paid in a few days Zong assures new array of services to Customers

Arshad appointed vice chairman FPCCI Body

FBR holds taxpayers facilitation workshop in Faisalabad

LCCI greets newly appointed SBP Governor

FED recovery exercise LTU Karachi begins serving notices to services sectors

JANG NEWS 

Arshad appointed vice chairman FPCCI body

Due to negative steps of customs intelligence traders intends to stop business 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 29-04-2014

DAWN NEWS 

Wathra named SBP governor

FBR workshop

Inquiry likely into distribution of export fund

THE NEWS 

Up to Rs4.51 per litre decline in POL prices on the cards

Wathra appointed SBP governor

Sindh Sales Tax Incentive Package to expire tomorrow

10 FBR officers reshuffled, 11 promoted

FPCCI urges govt to block illegal SIMs

FBR organises workshop to discuss withholding tax agents

B RECORDER 

E-volume tracing FBR seeks to target actual production

Lower sales tax rate study under way to ascertain the benefits of change

Ogra recommends cut in POL prices

Rauf Siddiqui assures industrialists to take up issues with authorities

Anti-dumping duty on phthalic anhydride MoC-led panel to give recommendations

Punjab textile mills seek 12-hour gas supply daily

Two high-level Swedish trade teams due in May

FBRs flawed strategy

JANG NEWS 

Wathra appointed SBP governor

11 FBR officers of grade 21 promoted

CNG industry was established without any specific law 

TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 28-04-2014

B RECORDER 

Power sector performance IMF likely to give government a really hard time 

FBR avoiding transfer of Rs 3.03 billion ST to Sindh government

Reduction in customs tariff slabs Proposed

THE NEWS 

New SBP governor to be named by 30th

DAWN NEWS 

Outages spark street protests

Textiles export potential stifled

Rupee report Rupee dips against dollar


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 27-04-2014

B RECORDER 

EAC sub-groups make key proposals ahead of budget

FTO is closely monitoring refunds

Business community concerned about increase in power tariff

Third Islamic Finance Expo & Conference KCCI chief urges banks to double pace of lending to SMEs

THE NEWS 

Trade with India to accelerate growth minister

NTDC prepares expansion plan

Rupee likely to witness slight fluctuations

DAWN NEWS 

FBR notices irk textile exporters

PML-N gives new lease of life to tax Exemptions


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 26-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Govts move to set up Land Port Authority

THE NEWS 

Punjab to introduce new cotton seeds

Private sector happy with Nawaz’s economic policies

B RECORDER

Five percent duty imposed on cotton yarn import

Uch-II Power Plant inaugurated: power shortages to be overcome in three years Prime Minister

Transit trade through land, sea ports: FBR directed to develop integrated master plan

Bank holiday

EU envoy meets chief minister Punjab

Punjab plans to introduce new cotton Seeds

SPI inflation up 9.88 percent YoY

Punjab textile mills SNGPL increases supply to eight hours a day

Stock lying in ginneries: textile ministry asked to submit report on unsold cotton

Indian rupee gains


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 25-04-2014

B RECORDER

Low tax-to-GDP ratio decrease in 17 percent ST rate ruled out

MFN status: exclude agriculture sector, Senate body recommends

Japan intends to provide $52 million soft loan for energy sector: envoy

Power outages: SHC seeks comments from K-Electric

EU wants to enhance trade relations with Pakistan: Gunnar

Textile industry exports: GSP plus status showing positive results: EU envoy

Contracts worth Rs 344 million awarded: PSDF launches 'Skills for Garments' Scheme

Pakistan sixth in world: 'direct debit service' to be launched in July

APTMA urges government to provide uninterrupted energy supply

Cash withdrawal from banks: PBA proposes to abolish 0.3 percent WHT

PBA budget proposals: FBR urged to abolish income support levy

KCCI invites President to open My Karachi exhibition

THE NEWS 

ADB to give $400m for power sector

PM to open power plant today

ADB approves $400 million loan for energy sector

Japan likely to give $52m soft loan

Govt likely to withdraw SROs

1Link to roll out new service in July

Thar power project to bring energy security

Islamic banks can play major role in reducing energy crisis

Forex reserves rise to $11.75bn

Textile exporters reap benefits of GSP Plus facility

Pakistan Show in Amritsar in May

Indian trade to benefit Pakistani consumers

KE signs accord with SSGC on stable gas supply, repayment of arrears

DAWN NEWS

OTHER VOICES: Pashto Press: Misuse of Technology

Reserves hit 12-month high at $11.75bn

ADB approves $400m for energy

EU for trade liberalization


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 24-04-2014

B RECORDER

ST Amendment Bill rejected by Senate Body

CNG supply to consumers: government charging 17 percent ST: FBR

Prime Minister tells ministry to take action against dormant Discos: reduction in loadshedding hours directed

PTEA demands zero rating for whole textile chain

Five days a week gas supply can save textile industry: APTMA

PIAF urges for joint ventures with Turkish counterparts

Indian rupee falls

Strings attached with GSP Plus status: EU to conduct first review in January 2016: Dastgir

Move to drop five percent duty exemption on import of cotton yarn: Bilwani

apprehends huge fall in valueadded textile exports to EU

Cotton market: exporters, mills make  renewed buying

DAWN NEWS

Businessmen urged to explore new markets

Domestic waste to be used for energy production: minister

THE NEWS

Over 1,000 items identified for preferential trade with India

16-inch gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Rupee remains flat

LNG to bring down energy cost: data


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 23-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Power tariff reduced for one month

PM’s office, NA and ministries being linked by e-system

Over 7pc growth in export of textile, clothing

 Corrective measures stabilise rupee: ADB

Japan to give loan for energy sector

THE NEWS

The village and the brand

Eat lots of fruits, veggies to stay active in summer!

Govt borrowing from SBP rises by 241 percent

Sales tax collected below actual rate: FBR

Govt preparing batch of commercial counselors

‘Japan to give loan worth 5bn yen’

K-Electric, SSGC sign agreement to settle gas supply, payment issues

Rupee declines

Need for export incentives ruled out

B RECORDER

Nepra slashes Discos March power tariff by a rupee

FBR's poor performance

High production cost hitting Pakistani exporters: MCCI chief

Indian rupee falls

Power shortfall stands at 1700 Megawatts

Swiss team to discuss revision of dual taxation treaty: Visit likely by August-end

Trading slackens amid low demand on cotton market


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 22-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Gwadar to be functional in five years: Fatemi

Autonomy for State Bank

Contract for first dirty cargo terminal Awarded

FPCCI urges govt to cut sales tax rate

Licence cancelled

Most Bangladesh factory survivors still too sick to work: survey

India’s fuel demand growth ‘slowest’

THE NEWS

Govt decides to reduce sales tax rate to single digit

Chambers for simplifying taxation

Eurobond success confidence of investors in govt policies: Dar

FPCCI demands single digit sales tax

‘SBP among few in Saarc reporting to parliament’

Mars Exchange’s licence cancelled

Pak-India trade potential estimated at $18 billion

TDAP CEO warns lazy officers, asks them to get in shape

New officials of FPCCI committee

B RECORDER

FED, ST on identical services: FBR to meet heads of provincial revenue authorities

Government may reduce POL prices from May 1

Free Trade Agreements TDAP urges government to take business community on board

ST on packing materials, chemicals: Refund benchmarks to be revised

SBP cancels licence of exchange Company

Trade liberalisation: PBC urges government to negotiate reciprocal treatment with Indian counterparts

Potential taxpayers: FBR seeks to set up 'DGSR IR' to broaden tax net

RCCI President stresses broadening of tax net

C/A deficit and foreign exchange Reserves

Living with loss from the Bangladesh factory disaster

Budget (2014-15): FBR to revise three major concessionary SROs

Rupee revaluation: APTMA demands 10 percent compensatory support likeIndia

JANG NEWS 

POL prices likely to be reduced

Karachi will not get extra electricity

Govt decides to reduce sales tax rate to single digit

Income tax sales tax excise duty SROs are to be revised 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 21-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

IMF not satisfied with bill on ‘SBP autonomy’

FBR plans to add 0.1m taxpayers annually

Trading with India: implications for Pakistani businesses

GSP Plus turning into GSP Minus

THE NEWS

Internet use to ward off depression among elderly

Eurobond success to pay dividends, says Dar

Exchange rate woes

B RECORDER

Over 0.1 million new taxpayers to be brought into tax net each year: Bajwa

July to April: Rs 3.8 billion ST refund claims disbursed: FBR chief


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 20-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Stamp duty collection up

What hasn’t changed since Bangladesh factory collapse

Investors fearful of intervention: Dr Ishrat

THE NEWS

Opportunities for corruption in TDAP are numerous

Mandatory verification of CAs proposed

‘New private power plants to get licences in 10 days’

Haleem reappointed

Zafar Mahmood takes charge

B RECORDER

Rupee appreciation: power tariff to be reduced effective March 2014

Government urged to enhance timing of CNG outlets to 12hrs/day

FBR warned of power price raise: disallowance of input tax irks IPP


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 19-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Energy efficiency

Cotton research

Dollar depreciation

Cotton output rises to 13.39m bales

Dar’s statement helps dollar gain 1pc

OICCI seeks integrated tax collection

Yarn duty exemption withdrawal criticized

THE NEWS

Weak dollar saves Rs77 bn for Jamshoro coal project

Foreign company becomes victim of tax machinery

FBR deploys officials at manufacturing units

Textile exporters lament duty exemption

B RECORDER

Rupee weakened on Dar''s remarks

THE RUPEE: dollar jumps

FTO recommends action: Tax officials blocking foreign companies refund for over 13 years

Government dealing with energy crisis with national approach: chief minister

Two-day CNG shutdown in Sindh next Week

Second All Pakistan Chambers' Prebudget moot tomorrow

Exporters irked by ongoing dollar decline: SCCI president

JANG NEWS 

Fuel adjustment to be reduced by Rs 1 per unit

From 1st my FBR will be able to access bank account of defaulter 

PM appreciated hard work of Dar

Notices has been issued to defaulter

Economic challenges can be over come through regional trade

Number of operational cotton factories reduced

Govt has come under influence of spinning sector

Business community can rescue the country from economic crisis

New chief collector custom Nazim saleem has assumed office 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 18-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

 

Former secretary to head Wapda

Recommendations for labour policy

Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

C/A deficit rises to $2bn

Bangladesh seizes properties of collapsed factory’s owner

Pakistan, Russia to discuss trade issues

New CNG closure schedule

THE NEWS

Country heading towards economic stability: Dar

Trade officers indulge in politicking to secure new postings

Taxing business

Current account deficit swells to $2.173 billion

FBR launches investigation into money laundering cases

SECP allows video-linked meetings

Government failed to fulfill promises: study

Russia-Pakistan commission to meet this year

Completion of tannery zone projects ordered

Gas utilities asked to deal with theft cases

‘Rupee gains erode textile margins’

B RECORDER

Ban on gold import lifted: duty exemption on cotton yarn import withdrawn

Raghab removed; Zafar new Wapda Chairman

TDAP, JICA, FCCI hold seminar on 'Access to Japanese Market'

'New varieties of BT cotton to be evolved for next season' hard

Inexperienced private firm: outsourcing billing system hits KWSB consumers

ST on supply of yarn: APTMA apprehensive about unnecessary notices by FBR

South Asia's true economic potential linked with Pakistan, India issues settlement 18 industries as vulnerable

Competitiveness in wake of trade liberalisation with India: new study reveals

Budget proposals: KSE suggests cut in tax rate for listed companies

Notification issued: SRB takes major steps to enhance tax collection

Notices issued to ghee units: exemption certificate a must to avoid WHT recovery: FBR

JANG NEWS 

Salaries and pension will be increased in next budget

Zafar Mehmood new chairman of wapda

There is no vacuum in trade be with Pak-Russia

Country exports will be reached by 50bl dollor in 3 years

 FBR’s relation with trader in un friendly

Touseef Aman Gorchani appointed as assistant collector customs Guadar 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 17-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

16 MoUs signed at business meeting

Dar eyes forex reserves at $15bn by end-Sept

Sindh revenue collection jumps by 23pc

Punjab textile units start downsizing

Crime control centre to be set up at KCCI

THE NEWS

$2 bn Euro bonds money received: Dar

Bring all sectors into tax net: speakers

Tax directory hides names of tax defaulters

FBR launches Rs25bn recovery drive

‘Forex reserves remain low despite higher rupee value

KCCI-CPLC centre to monitor security

Chinese imports hurting local industries: study

Workshops held on withholding agents’ roles

‘Compliance must for textile exports’

B RECORDER

$2 billion credited to SBP: Dar

Tax directory of parliamentarians to be Published

ST audit for TY13: LHC grants interim relief against selection of cases

PKR appreciation helps reduce IMF loans: Senate informed

Pak-Saudi JMC meeting: call for improving bilateral trade, commerce relations

Faisalabad TDAP holds CBI workshop

Textile products worth $90 million being exported to Japan: TDAP

'Pakistan will overcome energy crises very soon': Argentine envoy visits MCCI

FBR holds workshop in Hyderabad

LCCI makes efforts to resolve taxation related issues

Chamber's premises: KCCI, CPLC to set up Command, Control Centre

July-February fiscal year 2013-14: leather garments' exports up by 15 percent

Cotton yarn exports fall by five percent in July-February

FBR busts gang involved in tax fraud

KATI concerned over bad law, order Situation

Transfers, postings in FBR

Market Pakistani products: Muneer for giving task to commercial attachés

FPCCI to hold single country exhibition in Saudi Arabia

Under-privileged residents: K-Electric launches low-cost meters scheme

First 15 days of April: collection decreases by 26.5 percent

FBR to maintain its stance over ST on Electricity

PPL to add up to 3.23 TCF gas to system: managing director

SHC rejects civil suit filed by K-Electric

JANG NEWS 

KCCI and CPLC agreed to establish command and control centre 

Exporters facing loss due to fluctuation of Dollor

PBEA demands action against asstt commissioner RTO

Declined in credit card business 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 16-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

THE NEWS

Dar tasks FBR to recover Rs257 bn tax monthly

FBR issues all taxpayers directory

Sales Tax (Amendment) Bill moved in Senate

Dastgir meets Saudi Crown Prince in Riyadh

Tricky trade

Owner of collapsed BD factory faces murder charges

FDI rises by a modest 6.1 percent

Tax managers, experts at odds on exchange loss adjustment

Over 25 spinning, weaving mills closed down in Punjab

Textile mill-owners in a fix on rupee revaluation

Bureaucracy foiled govt’s CNG move

B RECORDER

Revenue targets: pull your socks up, Dar tells tax collectors

Commissioners moot: FBR not satisfied with RTOs'' and LTUs'' performance

GSP plus: the early signs

Fall in dollar rate hits exporters: SCCI Chief

Pakistan and Taiwan: expeditious issuance of visa to businessmen urged

Off-dock buyers' consolidation services: restriction to affect export orders: PIFFA

New gas load management plan irks motorists in Punjab

Tax directory unveiled

Industrial effluent being drained into Keenjhar Lake unabated

Tannery Zone's on-going projects: Commissioner orders early completion

Dastgir calls on Saudi Crown Prince

Provincial tax collections

JANG NEWS 

Dialogues with India Iran and other countries to boost exports

 In the current year imports from India worth Rs 87 billion

FBR  released the list of tax payer for 2012-2013


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 15-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Strong rupee cuts exporters’ revenue

Trade tops agenda of talks with S. Korean PM

Can people survive on minimum wage, SC Asks

Harmful SRO culture

Regional trade integration to help revive Economy

Rising wages squeeze BD garment makers

China to revise foreign investment laws

THE NEWS

Pakistan offers free trade accord to S Korea

Regional trade integration to help revive economy: Khurram

Legal battle in London spills over and alerts FBR

Rupee appreciation harming exports

Bosnian envoy for increased trade ties

Rising wages squeeze BD garment makers

China to revise foreign investment laws

B RECORDER

Appreciating rupee will wreck valueadded exports'

No tax raise in budget: MoF spokesman

Documentation of retailers: Task Force identifies three major hurdles

APTMA believes in talks to resolve industry's issues

Explore opportunity: envoy urges businessmen to visit Bosnia

King of invoices': RTO unit obtains further physical remand

FBR's task force findings: retailers estimated to have Rs 68 billion annual ST potential

Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning

Exchange rate does matter!

JANG NEWS 

To cut loadsheding summer govt planned fresh

To boost volume of Exports concentration be given on value addition

TDAP started online registration of Exporters

To improve country’s economy important step to be taken


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 14-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Tax exemptions raise new issues

Rupee appreciation: another view

Unsafe in a bank

Rumblings of discontent ahead of labour Conference

Aptma for 24/7 power supply

Business on mutual trust

Sales tax on services: dispute between Provinces

THE NEWS

Designated banks to start receiving

Power outages intensify, loadshedding rises

B RECORDER

IT-based accounts: FBR unable to conduct E-audit of companies

Historic visit: Prime Ministers to hold talks on investment

$2 billion euro bonds sale: Khurshid questions high rate of interest offered

Poor performance of Inland Revenue Service: FBR may revert to 'Circle- Based System'

Punjab chief minister urged to save textile industry from collapse

Wal-Mart plans 50 more India wholesale Outlets

4250MW power to be added to national grid by June: Abid

New form of extortion surfaces in Karachi

Issuance of NTNs and CNICs being Misused


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 13-04-2014

DAWN NEWS 

FBR chief assures exporters of early refunds

Trade and prejudice

Bringing elite into tax net

Mamnoon sees economic corridor boon

THE NEWS

Machinery, equipment offered by China are of global quality’

Rupee to gain further

Banks’ bad loans continue to decline: analysts

B RECORDER

Fraudsters escape risk parameters to obtain bogus claims: loopholes in ST refund system unearthed

PCGA divided into two factions

Concern voiced over Theft Control & Recovery Ordinance

FBR chief assures early refund of claims, says PTEA chairman

Textile machinery''s import up by 44.47 percent in July-February


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 12-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Rupee makes fresh gains against dollar

IFC to help Pakistan offset effects of Disney Ban

Ministry’s take on power crisis

other voices : Punjabi Press : Tax evaders and ECL

No gas: Punjab textile units on verge of Closure

Credit cards business declining: State Bank

India’s industrial output shows surprise 1.9pc slide

CNG prices to go up, stations closure to be two days a week

THE NEWS

Nawaz halted trade process with India after receiving messages from New Delhi

CNG shutdown

FBR may set up panel to value properties

Pakistan seeks WB’s help to avoid huge loss to exports

Car sales decline by 4pc

Load-shedding for CNG stations reduced

Gas prices to go up

FBR check posts to curb smuggling

B RECORDER

Import of 993 items from Sri Lanka: FBR announces tariff concessions

Import of 400mmcfd of LNG to help save $1 billion annually

Intervention in cotton market: Ministry to seek allocation of funds from ECC

FBR suspends official

Capital market: After a hiatus of 7 years

FCCI President underscores need for broadening tax base

New gas schedule for Sindh CNG stations: loadshedding to be reduced to two days a week: SSGC MD strategy

Fast closure of mills in Punjab: APTMA calls emergency meeting to devise 

JANG NEWS 

Successful launching of euro bonds

Business community should play its role in economic development

Pakistan is keen to enhance trade with Iran

275 domestic consumers and traders arrested on gas theft

Nawaz halted trade process with India after receiving messages from New Delhi


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 11-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Power shortage leads to 12-18 hours of Loadshedding

THE NEWS
B RECORDER

Faisalabad yarn market: 'dozens of brokers involved in mega tax fraud'

Trade deficit gap narrows by 5.49 percent in July-March

In line with GSP plus facility: APTMA urges US to extend market access

Formal import of LNG to begin in 2015: Dastgir

Peace vital for fully reaping benefits of GSP Plus: Muneer

Textile exports to EU unlikely to witness big increase

'Real-time monitoring of WHT' concept Introduced

Two Customs officials promoted

Sales tax supply chain: PBC for introducing electronic invoicing in budget

undertakings: PBC budget proposal

Unexplained remittances may be allowed to be invested in industrial

 PHMA opposes levy of duty on yarn Import

KCCI urges government to revive 2000 sick industrial units

Call to develop 1000 acres earmarked for Gwadar EPZ initially

Bilateral Investment Treaty: Pakistan, US agree to continue engagement

Forex reserves cross $9.713 billion mark

JANG NEWS 

Under the umbrella of local administration SITE super highway land captured

Govt must transfer benefit to public of dollar price

ERA of cheap gas over

Concentration should be give towards nontraditional exports

2nd three day trade conference begins at LCCI

We can learn from chimes experience    


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 10-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Tenure of trade officers extended

Labour laws

Private banks exposed to risks

Sindh eyes huge foreign investment

SBP’s assurance over setting up of Exim Bank

Walt Disney shifts to India, China

Facebook hits 100m India users, largest after US

Walmart beefs up business in India

THE NEWS

Foreign investors start investing in Pakistan

APCNGA demands new schedule for gas supply

Dollar fortifies in black market, vanishes from open market

0.5m arms licence holders to get deadline extension

Economists concerned over debt servicing ability

State Bank hints at lowering discount rate

APTMA’s Vision 2018 gets support

Withdrawal of power tariff hike demanded

B RECORDER

Dubai Investment Conference: Qaim Ali Shah expects to get huge foreign Investment

TDAP scam: Gilani asked to respond to Charges

Seven senior officials relieved: nine senior cadre posts of Pral abolished

Government to extend full support to textile sector: minister

Government presented sustainability, growth vision: APTMA

Documentation: FBR may restorecirclebased System

Acting SBP governor hints at good news in monetary policy

Current operation raises miseries manifold: APCNGA calls for replacing loadshedding schedule

Sales Tax (Amendment) Ordinance 2014: legal requirements not fulfilled: Expert

Bangladesh's negative policy compels: Pakistanis to shift textile units back to Country

Customs duty: only four tariff slabs to be Enforced

JANG NEWS 

CNG stations sindh will now close for 2 days

CEO TDAP will visit FPCCU tomorrow

Eximbank will be established

FBR should not grant exemption in tax 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 09-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Punjab to computerise arms licences

Punishing FBR

LCCI rejects Punjab’s new tax rules

SECP registers 420 companies in March

IMF forecasts slow, but improving growth for Pakistan

THE NEWS

Govt to spend $34 billion for key infrastructure development: Dar

Business tycoons advise against govt-army confrontation

Aptma team calls on Punjab CM

Chinese investment to be secured, provided best returns: PM

Energy crisis to be partially over in 18 months: minister

SECP registers 420 companies

Amendment in blacklisting laws proposed

Market share of global renewable energy climbs

EU bans exporters for non-compliance

B RECORDER

Pak-India trade: Javed made Member of LCCI body

Warehouse: Customs licensing rules Relaxed

Capital stuck in refund regimes: PTEA chief urges government to relieve financial stress

SECP registers 420 new limited liability firms in March

Karachi operation: LEAs be given free hand: KATI official

Faisalabad RTO gets remand of 'king of invoices'

Blocked refund claims: Lahore traders, lawyers to launch drive against FBR

Gas pipeline blown up in Kashmore

Hike in power tariff for Karachi

Low import duty collection: Collectors called to explain reasons

JANG NEWS

Dollor not available in open Market

 420 new limited companies registered with S.E.C.P

SECP investment friendly policies

Clearance of consignments imported under SRO 1125 stopped 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 08-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

World Zakat scheme

US visit visa

Key indicators show sustainable growth: Dar

THE NEWS

Karachi Chamber rejects Customs valuation rulings

‘Zero-rated tax status to be restored’

LCCI meeting on sales tax on services

‘Changes in PRAL create hurdles in sales tax adjustment

PHMA demands duty-free yarn import

Sindh lawmakers condemn Nepra’s power tariff increase for Karachi

B RECORDER

Various steps taken to address SMEs' issues: Muktadir

Textile industry: summary moved to ECC for non-stop energy, gas supply: Afridi

Tax input adjustment issue: Federal government fails to follow LHC verdict

Government committed to resolving textile sector's issues: Afridi

Imported goods: KCCI rejects Customs valuation guidelines

EPZA negotiates 500-acre zone in M3 Industrial City of FIEDMC

Release of Shahbaz Taseer, Ali Gilani, others demanded: Sindh Assembly slams Nepra's move to raise power tariff for Karachiites

Goods transport: Sindh chief minister for cut in fare structure by 7 percent

Budget 2014-15: KCCI chief urges government to bring down GST to single digit Policy formulation and SBP

Tax Directory to disclose information about 0.85 million taxpayers: to be published by April 15

E-filing of IT returns: FBR wants accounts audited by CA firms

JANG NEWS

Old circle system to be introduced in place of functional system

Instruction issued to reduce fare of goods transport by 5 to 7 %

Textile sector world be granted zero rated again  

Impotent meeting of all chambers has be called

Manufacturer in industry disturbs on sales tax adjustment

Valuation guide lines rejected 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 07-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Gas pipeline attacked

Entrepreneurship — passport to an Indian Success

Environmental tribunal not working for 20 Months

THE NEWS

Immigration checks at airports to become hassle free

Karachi power

Passport to an Indian Success

B RECORDER

Government asked to rescue ginning Sector

Textile industry: Prime Minister urged to ensure uninterrupted gas supply

Trade with India: Stand-alone or linked to an irritant!

Pending refund claims: taxpayers meeting with LCCI body on April 8

Excisable commodities: Swiss firm offers help to combat illegal trade


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 06-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Campaign fails to broaden tax base

Aptma plea to reduce cost of doing business

Made in Pakistan’ show opens in India

PSMCL cuts car prices

THE NEWS

Tax ombudsman office clarifies report

Systematic admin issues leading to corruption in Customs: FTO

Energy termed vital for textile growth

Car prices reduced

SHC moved against recovery of federal excise duty

High price we pay for shoddy clothing

B RECORDER

Work done to accord MFN status to India: Pakistan HC

Scanners at seaports 'incapable' to detect drug in cargoes

Sindh government defaulter of Rs 52 billion: extra electricity for Karachi stopped: Abid

Harvesting benefits of GSP-plus status: FCCI underlines need for literate, skilled Workforce

AML Act, 2010: 26 serious tax crimes to be declared predicate offences

JANG NEWS

Scanners at seaports 'incapable' to detect drug in cargoes

Enhancement of electric tariff by 170% is anti public 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 05-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Move to raise tariff for coal-fired power Plants

Asian Bank approves $200m for trade Corridor

India shifts to consumer prices for valuing Rupee

THE NEWS

Chinese textile group to invest $2 bn in Faisalabad

Reduced gas supply to textile sector slammed

Two top Pak executives of HP held for Rs1 bn tax evasion

Nepra opposes raise in power tariff for end-consumers

K-Electric to lease out 420MW generation units

Pakistan can achieve over 7pc growth

Minister dashes to Lahore to pacify textile mill-owners

FBR asked to revert field operations

B RECORDER

LNG import talks with India make headway next round in Islamabad

AKTI urges government to reduce tax Rates

$2,438.32 million foreign loans: Pakistan pays $186.94 million interest

State of the economy

Prime Minister's tax package amnesty schemes FBR asked to brief Senate body

Mr Finance Minister please

FBR mulling proposal Punjab seeks to provide tax incentives to SEZ investors

JANG NEWS

Pakistan foreign exchange reserves increased

Fayaz rasool additional collector customs group appointed as focal persons

Gulzar feroz nominated as chairman standing committee of environment 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 04-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Trade to improve Pakistan India relations

Discrepancies in Nepra tariff determination Official

Plan to boost trade with US

Growth in cotton production slows to 3.86pc

Weavers spinners divided on Indian yarn Import

Public holiday

CNG stations

THE NEWS

Energy crisis to vanish in a few years says prime minister

Promulgation of sales tax ordinance worries APCNGA

Tax evasion of Rs1 billion unearthed

Trade diplomacy to attract foreign investment Javed Malik

Investor-friendly policies realising economic progress Mamnoon

Low salt intake harmful

SBPs forex reserves climb to $5.17bn

Ministry stops implementation of Nepras Karachi tariff decision

LTU Karachi proposes WHT on commercial importers supplies

US envoy stresses on ethics skills

Aptma not to go on strike

FBR needs to plug leakages to enhance revenues

B RECORDER

Delaying grant of MFN status to India Salman Bashir backs government Decision

Ginners receive 13,385,835 bales till April 1 PCGA

Two Swedish delegations to visit country this year

Energy other sectors government to seek cooperation from Russia

Forex reserves stood at $9.8642 billion on March 28

July-March fiscal year 2014 FBR raises WHT demand of over Rs 32 billion

SECP initiates process for e-voting

FBRs erratic ARC a cause of problem for taxpayers

TDAPs scam Fahim to be declared accused anytime soon

Textile sector funds released under mark-up support schemes

ATMs torment

JANG NEWS

Over Rs 1 billion tax frauds detected

Due to right police Pakistanis economy is on right track

Textile sector funds released under mark-up support schemes

Forex association established countries to control black marketing of dollars

Laison committee formed  

Changes are being made in business laws 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 03-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Iron ore deposits to bring about industrial Revolution

Walt Disney bans import from Pakistan

State Bank forms body on warehouse Financing

Rs70bn shortfall in revenue collection likely

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Power tariff raised for Karachi

THE NEWS

UK says committed to helping Pak raise more tax

Wait for new govt in India for MFN, says Pak HC

Economy not good enough to get rid of IMF: experts

‘Pakistan will have to invest $96 billion in power sector’

Stakeholders urge Indian traders to reevaluate deal

US dollars in short supply

WEF ranks Pakistan 114th in enabling trade index

SNGPL asked to allocate gas as per quota

B RECORDER

Industrial sector: LCCI urges SNGPL to allocate required gas quota

KWSB plans to increase water tariff

'Pending ST refunds of few exporters cross Rs one billion mark'

Foreign investor deprived of refund: FTO tells FBR to take disciplinary action against officials

Employees' termination creates panic in PRAL

Containers and cargo: FPCCI chief blames shipping firms for levying unjust charges

Warehouse Receipt Financing Introductory guidelines need to be devised: Deputy Governor SBP

Petroleum prices reduced

Legal status of Sindh development and maintenance of infrastructure cess

Physically verifying ST zero-rating on gas, electricity: survey of exporters' manufacturing premises launched

JANG NEWS

Tariff of electricity increased by 170% in Karachi

Message of president of Pakistan for LCCI

Risk has t be taken for accessing Indian markets 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 02-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Problematic mismatch

ATMs torment customers

Inflation rises

SECP allows e-voting

India keeps rates on hold ahead of election

SC allows Pesco to recover fuel adjustment Charge

Nepra warns KE of heavy fine over ‘anomalies

THE NEWS

Forex reserves cross $10 bn mark: Dar

Pakistan should stop power, gas theft: ADB

Commerce Ministry clarifies Disney report

Tax field formations under functional lines failed: FBR

Pakistan repays $109m to IMF

World Bank ranks Pakistan 72nd in logistics performance

Dar most admirable personality

Broadening tax net demanded

Aptma slams rise in cost of doing business

B RECORDER

Greater autonomy for SBP sought: bill moved in National Assembly

Forex reserves at $10.072 billion on March 31: Dar fulfils commitment

WHT collection: FBR asks Sindh Finance Department not to retain two percent service charges

European markets: France could be a gateway for Pakistan: envoy

LCCI delegation pledged: Punjab governor to take up taxation related issues with Prime Minister

Textile mills: APTMA demands uninterrupted power supply

Government plans to introduce land-port authority bill: minister

 India leaves rates on hold

FCCI welcomes cut in petrol prices

Save textile spinning industry

Implementation of Cotton Policy 2009- 14: Rs 26.75 billion released against committed Rs 188 billion, National Assembly body told

JANG NEWS

Forex reserves increased by 10 billion dollar 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 01-04-2014

DAWN NEWS

Prices of petrol, other products reduced

CNG available throughout week from today

Limitations of monetary policy

Gas firms to collect GST from CNG stations

Security features in cheques enhanced

Textile units in Punjab seek regular gas Supply

THE NEWS

POL prices reduced on PM’s order

Dollar rate reduced to benefit handful of investors: Qureshi Disney trouble

Surgery is best for managing ‘diabetes

No SIM activation without biometric verification in Karachi, Balochistan from today

To discourage traffic violations, fines hiked

Nepra tribunal abandons public hearing midway

Only 10 multinationals among top taxpayers

Pakistan becomes exporter of solar panels

GST not to push up CNG price: revenue body

Aptma demands uninterrupted gas supply to textile mills

Gas supply should be priority

B RECORDER

Petroleum products' prices reduced

OICCI presents tax proposals to FBR

Textile sector in Punjab: PTEA urges government to increase gas supply

APTMA chief demands non-stop gas supply to textile industry

Indefinite adjournment: heated arguments mar Nepra's public hearing

Termination of service of PRAL officers: FBR chief urged to hold inquiry

CNG outlets 17 percent ST to be collected through gas bills: FBR

Provisional figures: March tax collection stands at Rs 209 billion

JANG NEWS

Dollar reduced between Rs 10 Rs 12 while Pol prices reduced only by 1.72 Ltr

Pol prices reduced

Fbr Collects record revenue

India agreed to supply 50 MW electricity to Pakistan

Mohammad Idress appointed acting president of KCCI

Senior officer of Pakistan customs transferred