News Clipping - Archives February 2014

 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 28-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Foreign investors interested in Pakistan

Scrutiny of bank accounts

Smart Card & Nadra

Fruits of indiscipline

MFN status to India linked with meaningful market access

Dar makes pitch to foreign investors

SBP reserves jump

LPG prices cut by Rs15 per kg

Ogra recommends cut in oil prices

THE NEWS

Top business brains discuss fast-track trade with India

‘No suitable candidate found for chief economist’s job’

Forex reserves up to $8.5bn

‘FBR endangering taxpayers’ lives’

China delegation sees ‘huge potential’ in Pakistan

‘SMEDA not responsible for business failure under PM Youth Scheme

Textile firms attend Paris fair

B RECORDER

Corruption in Customs: 71 cases surfaced in five years: Dar

One-month extension in tax incentive package likely

Pakistan provides immense opportunities for investors: Dar

30 percent rise in export orders to Pakistan encouraging: German envoy GSP plus status to increase exports: Shahbaz

SBP asks banks to facilitate tax Collection

Businesspeople asked to diversify exports to Argentine

Forex reserves up by $660 million

LPG price cut by Rs 10 per kg

Tax directory in 75 days: Rs 219 billion to be given to provinces on 20 percent revenue growth: Dar

Pakistan, India below average trade Openness

Mega fake refund scam: FBR reluctant to share companies'' info with FIA

DAILY JANG

2 senior of officials of customs would be posted in foreign office

Pakistan should concentrate on exporting non tradition Items

Govr’s incentive package is an honor

Land released to SMES increased by 2.46%

Ministry of planning and development has released funds for textile Industry  

Out of court settlement is getting popular  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 27th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

FPCCI warns govt against plans to access bank account data

China declares currency depreciation ‘normal

Mandatory for Pakistan to complete pipeline: Iran

THE NEWS

Major reforms in bureaucracy on the cards

Private sector urged to pay maximum taxes

32 nuclear plants to produce 40,000MW: PAEC

Pakistan ranked unfairly low as investment destination’

SSGC’s LPG business racks up huge losses

‘Pakistan spent $1.85bn on security equipment last year’

Bank advances to SMEs up slightly

Public to exchange decimal coins

B RECORDER

Stay granted by high courts: FBR may allow interim relief to ST return filers

SRO 549(1)/2008: FBR says generators imported by companies liable to ST

FBR urged to extend tax amnesty scheme date

Speakers oppose free trade deal with India

DTRE scheme: FBR spells out role of 'Regulatory Collector

Agriculture sector opposes granting NDMA/MFN status to India

Bid to win textile products' buyers: India resorting to baneful propaganda against Pakistan

SBP reminds public to exchange decimal coins

DAILY JANG 

SRO to access to bank account lead to boost black economy in the country

Public to exchange decimal coins

Easy money world’s best mobile money service

New commissioner collector and deputy collector assumed office in Karachi 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 26th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Cotton research

Private sector borrowed Rs286bn in seven Months

Generator imports rise to $199.4m

Govt mulls extending tax amnesty scheme

‘GSP Plus not only about textiles

THE NEWS

China to add 23,000MW in 5 to 7 years: Ahsan Iqbal

Govt seeks control of EOBI funds

RTO Karachi expects 46,000 NTN holders to file returns

Traders advised to benefit from GTFP

GSP Plus not textile-specific

B RECORDER

Poor security hurts five-year $50 billion Chinese investment plans: National Security Policy approved by Cabinet

FBR to brief Prime Minister on tax policy Measures

GSP Plus is not textiles specific alone: German envoy

GSP Plus status: PTEA chief stresses need to transform labour laws in line with ILO's

Punjab Governor urges ginning industry to adopt modern technology

Consignments' weight: misdeclaration causes loss of Rs 70 billion per annum to kitty

PCCC goes into tailspin

Taxpayer Honour Card: businessmen laud government decision

Challenges - economic and noneconomic

Chapter dealing with factors responsible for shortfall deleted: FBR revises Year Book for 2012-13

FTA fails to provide level playing field: Pakistan concerned over trade balance in favour of Malaysia

DAILY JANG

Traders advised to benefit from GTFP

Pak-Turkey Trade will be increased if decision of Istanbul forum is implemented

Issuance of tax payer’s card is a good step 

Rising trend in registration of new companies


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 25th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Textile industry

Non-textile export rises

Mobile users reach 132.33m

Benefits of PM tax scheme highlighted

THE NEWS

Top taxpayers list issued

Sindh passes environment, healthcare bills

Country likely to import 2.5m cotton bales

Textile sustains slowdown in Chinese appetite

FPCCI targets China, India as potential markets for trade

‘New payers to benefit from PM’s tax incentives

Accountholders’ information Karachi Chamber criticises FBR

B RECORDER

Indo-Pakistan trade talks hit stalemate

Privilege cards: FBR unveils lists of 400 top taxpayers

Sales tax registration: FBR retains discretionary powers under ''RegSys''

KCCI President slams SRO 115(1) 2014

Despite passage of two months: KCCI not yet nominated its representative on KPT's board

Pasha lists factors posing challenge to Economy

Prime Minister Tax incentives package: 'no audit, no penalty, no additional tax for new taxpayers, NTN-holder nonfilers

Under GSP Plus status: LCCI inks MoU to market Pakistani products in 27 EU member states

Companies issued stern warning: ignorance about law cannot be considered an excuse: SECP

Sindh Assembly passes Environmental Protection Bill: parties supporting Taliban be banned, demands Sharjeel

Reliance on WHT

DAILY JANG 

F.P.C.C.I will present balance budget to the Govt Next year

SRO related to account order issue justified be withdrawn immediately

List of highest tax payers released 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 24th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Applications for Haj from first week of March

Swings in business sentiments

Banks’ bad loans decline

THE NEWS

Sindh set to take environment into its own hands

CNG stations to shut for 24 hours

B RECORDER

Deducted at source: WHT collection stands at 65.5 percent in 1HFY14

Despite GSP Plus status: textile exports yet to pick up momentum

Country has huge reserves of oil, gas and coal to meet long-term energy needs

Regular exercise key to living longer

Fresh assessment: action on FTO's recommendation mandatory on part of FBR functionaries


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 23rd-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

President for boosting trade with China

Failure of tax compliance

THE NEWS

Relief in CNG closure schedule demanded

FPCCI proposes additional duty on finished items

Farmers for policy review on Indian imports

LCCI launches Certificate of Origin

Tanners demand sales tax exemption

B RECORDER

Law, order situation: traders seek arms licence for protection

Gas supply to textile mills restored after five days

Business community urged to bolster Pakistan-China economic ties

Restoration of gas supply: MCCI hails government's decision

Chairman PTA emphasises need to review sales tax regime

APCNGA, KTI seek revision of gas load management schedule

100 top taxpayers: lists being verified with LTUs and RTOs, Dar told

Garments consignments: FBR probing mishandling by customs

DAILY JANG

F.B.R will be take strict action against non FILERI

L.C.C.I started on line facilities

400 industrials would be issued special cards by F.B. R


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 22nd-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Trade body to help BISP beneficiaries in getting jobs

Inflation rises

Consumption-led growth goes up

Free economic zone status for KCIP

Dry port at Hub

THE NEWS

Private credit off-take climbs by 59.8 percent

Bankers fear dollarisation, growth in cash economy

FBR urged to extend amnesty schemes

Moot shifted to Nepal as Pakistan fails to issue visas on time

B RECORDER

Indian bank seeks to open two branches

SROs 98 and 897: trade bodies irked by notices: SCCI

Sindh CNG stations to remain closed on February 24

PTBA-KTBA delegation, FBR Member discuss issues

Cotton sowing may rise after GSP plus Status

Refunds issued under ERS: FBR field formation told to conduct PRA

Water, not trade, should top the list

DAILY JANG

Difficulties will be removed by becoming a part of supply Chain

TDAP should immediately be transferred to F.P.C.C.I

Infrastructure of industrial zones to be improved

Financial irregularities in TDAP  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 21st-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

The last mile journey

Govt mulls ‘wide-ranging’ changes in duties, Tariffs

Farmers to resist free trade with India

Ferry service to ME

THE NEWS

SBP’s forex reserves rise to $3.1bn

Scheme to honour taxpayers launched

‘NDMA to India only after protecting Pakistan’s interests’

Aptma concerned

Farmers warn against Wagah reopening

‘Gas cut impacting KE’s generation capability’

Along with water cut, city to face power outages

B RECORDER

FBR allowed to exchange taxpayers'' information at global level

FBR privileges scheme: 100 top taxpayers to get VIP status

Government plans TDAP restructuring: Dastgir

City may be deprived of huge supply of Water

Taxation court issues arrest warrants for Suspect

Dawlance introduces new microwave Oven

Gas curtailment hits K-Electric's power Generation

Forex reserves up $404 million

DAILY JANG

Economic issues cannot be resolved through free trade agreements

Ministry of planning and development has released funds for commerce division

Infrastructure to be improved and encroachments will be demolished

Foreign exchange reserves increased


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 20th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Gas shortage hits Site units

Ogra urges ministry to set UFG benchmarks

Textile mills to get gas in Punjab

Retailers start Bangladesh factory Inspections

THE NEWS

Islamabad has become a dangerous city: Ministry

Several question marks on higher price

SHC orders SBP to probe Askari Bank fraud

FBR accelerates campaign to broaden tax base

Cotton sowing likely to decline

Energy-starved Pakistan sets sights on coal

Ajman Free Zone attracts Pak investors

PM’s amnesty scheme defended

City to get water for three days a week

B RECORDER

APCNGA blames SSGC for creating gas crisis in Sindh

Amnesty scheme an effort to broaden tax net: Rasool

Punjab-based textile mills: decision to restore gas supply hailed

Hub Dam touches dead level: Metropolis to face severe water shortage: KWSB

63 show-cause proceedings initiated in January: SECP implements strategy to detect corporate fraud

 Pakistan to boost trade, investment with Muslim states: Dar

Textile, leather industries: traders concerned over ST increase FDI decline

Adjustment of ST paid on services 106 mega entities granted interim relief by FBR

Trade bodies urged to help resolve traffic problems

SMS by FBR: clarification

RTO-III Karachi: proceedings for recovery of ISL initiated

DAILY JANG

To overcome traffic Jam traders should nominate their representatives 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 19th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Faulty power planning hurting economy

Senators dispute govt claim about power Subsidy

Securing labour rights

13.3m bales of cotton produced

Move to bring farm sector under tax net

Aptma warns against hike in ST rate

THE NEWS

Rs25,000 per connection

Malaysia top holiday spot for Muslims

Consumers being fleeced in name of power subsidy: Senate body

IMF for discouraging imports

Pakistan pays $149m to IMF

Tax authorities unearth fraud worth billions of rupees

B RECORDER

Punjab-based textile industry still facing 6 hours' loadshedding

About 13.2 million bales of cotton reach Ginneries

PHMA concerned over gas suspension to textile sector

Call to shelve 'Industry Closure Plan': LCCI urges government to reset priorities, restore gas supply

APTMA concerned over plans to raise ST rate

FBR''s SMS causes widespread panic

Delay in seeking proposals: federal budget size for Fiscal Year 2015 yet to be indicated


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 18th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

New gas connections made costly for Punjab, KP people

Govt earns 23pc more from oil and gas sector

Denmark keen to forge closer ties’

Aptma urges govt to restore Punjab’s gas Supply

THE NEWS

Nine percent additional tax on CNG can’t be imposed: SC

Power generation improves by 5.8pc

KCCI Export Trophy Awards postponed

Textile mills oppose FBR’s plan

Aptma seeks extension of gas supply

PHMEA slams gas disconnection

LCCI welcomes proposal to reduce GST

Point of View

B RECORDER

SNGPL to withdraw decision of gas suspension to textile industries

'FCCI plays active role in economic development'

Sindh government apathetic about welfare of labourers

Traders decide to take appropriate measures towards security

TDAP scam: private secretary to Amin arrested?

July-January period: net foreign private investment down 14 percent

DAILY JANG

Issuance of arm license to traders be simplified  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 17th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Call to adopt mechanism to face climate Change

Directory of shame

Liberalised trade to change social milieu

CNG stations closure notified

THE NEWS

All stakeholders clear MoU to import power from India?

The tax-dodging hundred

An orange a day may ward off stroke risk!

B RECORDER

Avoiding issuance of ST refund: FBR accused of transferring IRS officers Frequently

Bangladesh exports rise 7.8 percent on garment sales

Industrial parks being set up to promote Exports

Disconnection of gas supply to textile units: APTMA chief hits out at SNGPL


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 16th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Another setback

Chambers of India, Pakistan want trade Normalized

FPCCI award for TDAP

THE NEWS

Dar calls and says: ‘We have done it

No future planning being done to overcome energy crisis’

Indian trade team hopeful of peace talks

Revenue body fails to bring evaders in tax net: experts

Point of View

B RECORDER

KCCI finalises arrangements for ETA

Post GSP plus status scenario: government neglects value-added sector:Apparel Forum

Increase in sales tax will hit GSP+ benefits: APTPMA

PTEA opposes increase in sales tax

Economic cooperation: traders upbeat for rapid progress in Pak-India ties

Economic situation: rosy picture

Pak-India Business Council meets today

DAILY JANG

The motive behind attacks is to demoralized traders

SITE rejected effects of industrial waste from Khaninjar Lake 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 15th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Trade linked to resumption of composite dialogue: minister

Sharif invites Turks to become development Partners

Dubai vying to be world’s next fashion Capital

THE NEWS

A potential bombshell Tax Directory to be out today

Pak-India trade at highest possible

Exchequer deprived of Rs12 billion

Solar technology attracting rich electricity consumers

B RECORDER

''India Show'' inaugurated: NDMA matter to be finalised soon: Dastgir

Rising generation costs led to power tariff hike: Nepra annual report for 2012-13

Major export sectors: FBR's proposal to withdraw lower ST rates rejected

APTPMA concerned over review of sales tax regime

Prevailing energy crisis hits Punjabbased textile industry hard

Dastagir vows support to leather garments export

Sindh government seeks to modernize tax collection arm: Qaim

Arms licenses: date for renewal not Extended

H1 cotton yarn exports manage to cross $1 billion mark

DAILY JANG

Exports can be doubled if issue of energy and refund resolved

All steps are being taken to provide security to traders 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 14th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Saudi crown prince due tomorrow

Dar criticises PIA ‘go-it-alone’ approach

THE NEWS

Federal health officials confused over Indian travel restriction due to polio

Country facing acute gas shortage, says minister

SBP reserves slip to 13-year low at $2.8 billion

Forex reserves to go over $10bn by March: Dar

India Show begins under cloud

Tax authorities unearth scam worth Rs745 million

Power subsidies consumed 96pc of allocation for FY13

‘Dept to monitor GSP Plus conventions

Point of View

‘GSP Plus status to enhance trade

B RECORDER

Sharma will be conspicuous by his absence: ''India show'' opens today

Energy crisis, high mark-up: exporters apprehensive about GSP plus benefits

Farmers threaten to resist grant of MFN status to India

Pakistan must study impact before signing NDMA with India

GSP Plus status: special cell set up to monitor implementation of conventions

Cotton ginning machinery: Indian companies campaigning to capture Pakistani market

India accused of flip-flop over full market access plan

Inflationary trends

Plan for joint chamber of Pakistan and Germany being considered: German CG

DAILY JANG

List of importing items to be increased by Pak-Egypt

SITE ltd has speed up its recovery drive

Trade delegation of Germany comprising 80 members will visit Pakistan   


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 13th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Need to make FMU a vibrant agency

Fog: appeal to Saarc

Gas security deposit

Trade deficit shrinks 4pc

Exporters worry over report of hike in ST

THE NEWS

Indian minister cancels Pakistan visit

Pakistan preparing to import cheap power from Iran

Trade deficit touches $11.11 billion

PM permits negative-list items at Lahore trade show

Labour court permits closure of Lawrencepur

‘India filling China, Bangladesh void in garment sector’

Apparel Forum appeals to FBR

Pak-India business forums to promote trade: KCCI

B RECORDER

Fiscal Year 2013-14: Trade deficit fallsby 4.55 percent in July-January

FBR may slap 17 percent ST on major export sectors

Availing GSP plus opportunity: PTEA demands immediate payment of ST refunds

Sales tax regime: PAF demands zerorate facility for exporters

Gas suspended for three days: MCCI urges minister for uninterrupted power supply

Indo-Pak trade: FISME chief advises businesspeople to pinpoint hurdles

SBP asks banks to reactivate dormant SCRAs

DAILY JANG

Karachi chamber and F.I.S.M.E signed an agreement

Chemical used in clearing ginger  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 12th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Indian minister to skip Lahore trade show

Pakistan helps open ‘textile village’ inSriLanka

Gas security deposit

Pakistan safe for investment

THE NEWS

Kejriwal takes on Mukesh Ambani over gas pricing

Foreign remittances rise to $9 billion in 7 months

Key issues pending as ports remain nonfunctional

Netherlands for improving trade ties

Planners considering awarding equivalence certificates to workers

Opinion sought on ban over chemicals’ import

Point of View

Delayed visas biggest hurdle to Indo-Pak trade

K-Electric claims bank charges legal

Aptma hails decision to import LNG

B RECORDER

Minimum tax: Dar expected to exempt cost of electricity

Withdrawal of tax exemptions/concessions: Rs 520 billion impact to help bridge fiscal deficit

Possible refund of bill charges: over 2 million KESC consumers look to Nepra

Mitigating energy constraints: Aptma hails chief minister for importing LNG by November

Country to get benefit from solar energy this year: Chief Minister Punjab

Pakistan and India urged to resolve trade issues through talks

Dar, Netherlands envoy discuss bilateral trade ties

FBR's enforcement plan in Lahore:2,059 non-compliant taxpayers removed from ATL

Pakistan HC inaugurates textile village in Sri Lanka

KCCI chief urges government to take notice of lawlessness

An imminent setback for Pak-India trade

DAILY JANG 

Nonperforming loans reduced

397 New companies registered with S.E.C.P

Issues of industrial areas to be resolved on priority basis 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 11th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

What economic progress?

Customs post at Wagha soon

Finance ministry asked to release funds for export promotion

Gas shortage after blasts brings misery to Punjab

Arms licences

THE NEWS

IMF promised end to power subsidy in next budget

Lahore faces gas outages

All that glitters...

Foreign investment to boost country’s economy: PM

Revenue body not to ask source of investment

‘Pakistan must study impact of MFN status’

Bad loans fall

Consumer credit likely to go up 8pc

Concerns over liberalised trade termed baseless

‘Pakistan needs to diversify exports to EU’

B RECORDER

Consignments at Wagha Border: delay in clearance of perishable items irks Punjab government

Government's bold decisions help turnaround economy: Dar

Three pipelines explode: gas supply to Punjab cities suspended

Liberalised trade with India to benefit millions: PEW

Capitalising on GSP Plus facility: Business community seeks measures for boosting industrial activities

Residents brave gas loadshedding, lowPressure

Minister to inaugurate 'The India Show

Tariq Ikram bestowed upon Italian Award

TDAP awarded gold medal for attaining Target

Faisalabad textile and other sectors: traders highlight 10 major issues in budgetary measures

Walking a tightrope to keep IMF happy

Foreign investment to boost economy, generate employment: Prime Minister

Supplies made to withholding agents: RTOs fail to monitor deduction of sales Tax

Wahga Customs Station to start functioning soon: Indian HC


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 10th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Falling interest rates

THE NEWS

Pak-IMF talks succeed in Dubai

CCI to consider tax on buying, selling dollars

Pakistan International Business,

Owners of BD fire-disaster factory sent to jail

How big is GSP Plus?

B RECORDER

Third EFF tranche: Pakistan to get $550 million anytime soon

Pak-India trade normalisation talks hit a Snag

Punjab Governor gives awards to business leaders

FBR not entertaining people's access to info applications

Eating yoghurt linked to lower diabetes Risk

Seminar on energy efficiency and green productivity held

Pakistan Business Seminar' held in Dubai

We do need aid

Budget 2014-15: major policy shift expected in new taxation measures

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

MOL to add 28 MMCFD gas, 7,600 barrels of crude oil to system from today


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 09th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS 

ECC takes politically tough decisions 

Indian visa regime

Business, industry suffer badly on second Shutdown

Amenities sought at industrial estates

Indian agencies oppose mobile connectivity with Pakistan

THE NEWS

The state and the bank

US supports expanding of Indo-Pak commercial ties: Rice

Karachi suffers Rs4.5 billion loss due to strike

‘Pakistan has edge over India in cotton'

B RECORDER

10,000 megawatts shortfall: Prime Minister admits enormity of challenge

Pakistan stands a chance to reduce trade deficit: China plans $10 trillion imports in five years

India tops regional list: Country experiencing relatively high inflation

NDMA to India: APTMA conveys serious Reservations

Industries remain closed on MQM 'day of mourning

Big entities in Karachi LTU: slow pace of post-refund audit cause of concern for FBR

DAILY JANG

OPEN ACCESS TO INDIAN MARKET WILL BE DISASTROUS

PAKISTAN TEXTILE DELEGATION LEAVES FOR ROMANIA


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 08th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Petroleum prices

Income inequality

Drug sector sees adverse impact on local Production

Lifestyle Pakistan in New Delhi

THE NEWS

New SBP governor by April 30

India likely to get special market access on February 15

Sindh has its own HEC now

FBR slammed for setting ambitious collection targets

Banks advised

Govt urged to keep up economic push

B RECORDER

Mutual market access: Islamabad & Delhi agree to expedite work, Senate Told

Trade, agriculture policies soon, National Assembly told

Textile, rice processing, pharmaceutical, agriculture sectors: Pakistan, Nigeria agree to promote cooperation

'SRO culture' needs to be discouraged: FCCI president

TDAP to organise 'Lifestyle Pakistan' Expo in Delhi

Strategy against power theft to be worked out: meeting on February 11

Additional bill collection charges: Nepra tells KESC to stop collecting Rs 8 from consumers

Customs fails to curb under-invoicing

Banks' refusal to collect utility bills: SBP takes notice of complaints

Reinventing textile and apparel industry in Pakistan: US$35 billion export industry of Pakistan by 2020

DAILY JANG 

DIALOGUES WITH INDIA IS STILL GOING ON

F.P.C.C.I RAISE OBJECTION ON HOLDING MADE IN PAKISTAN EXHIBITION BY PRGMEA

MOTIVATING FOREIGN INVESTORS

IMF INSTRUCTED PAKISTAN TO REDUCE SUBSIDY ON ELECTRICITY  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 07th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Nepra announces further increase in power tariff

US travel advisory

Use of water as weapon to become common, warns scholar

State Bank leadership

Fair, not just free, trade

Talks with India on opening of bank Branches

WB poverty strategy for Pakistan

Dynamic profit rates recommended to boost savings

India eases visa rules to boost tourist Numbers

THE NEWS

Why they fear an autonomous SBP

‘Pakistan to provide market access to regional countries’

Movenpick Hotel to undergo $30m facelift

Indian HC hints at opening bank branches, Karachi consulate

Experts call for autonomy for State Bank

B RECORDER

Foreign reserves inch up by $23.5 Million

Power tariff up by Rs 1.01 per unit

Top SSGC officials facing removal

Corporate tax returns: desk audit must be completed by February 28: FBR chief

100,000 new taxpayers to be netted in each of three consecutive years: National Assembly informed

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

Foreign investment to touch 20 percent of GDP in five years: BoI chief

IHC decision termed landmark: government urged to restore gas supply to CNG stations

FBR's functioning: Pral submits report to Chairman

EU ready to lift duties on most US goods to reach trade pact

Leather garments export grows by $18.17 million in July-December

Enhanced water supply to leather industry demanded

KEPZ registers 32 percent growth in December 2013

DAILY JANG 

Pak-India Trade is still on lower side

F.B.R to issue refunds bonds 


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 06th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Dar strikes again

Radical change in export regime to Kabul

Saarc president for reviving visa Exemption

Wapda awarded contract to firm suspended by W. Bank

THE NEWS

Pakistan enjoys current account surplus with US, EU

Businessmen fret over containers’ hijacking

K-Electric assigned new security symbols

‘Pakistanis concerned over future energy needs’

Corruption a greater impediment to investment: experts

B RECORDER

Energy sector projects: monitoring units being set up in ministries

Pakistan to allow export, sale of restricted goods for 'India Show' in Lahore

Vikramjit for revival of Saarc visa exemption sticker

Textile exporters: RTO gears up efforts to release pending refund claims

Exploring Pakistan potential in raw material: Indian tanners' delegation likely to arrive on February 22

Power shortfall surges to 2500 Megawatts

Ajman Free Zone offers trade opportunities to Pakistani investors

Adopting Indian procedure: government urged to curb dumping of hazardous plastic scrap

The water challenge

Pakistan hopes to sign cut-price gas deal with Qatar

DAILY JANG

Pakistan can overcome on energy crisis by using air

Electronic business badly effected due to increase in custom duty

Pak-UK business can be enhance by 3 billion UK pound

Economic development is linked with operation of gawader port

India exhibition arrangements all set

To overcome economic crisis by uniting industrialists

Meeting of Central Executive Committee of Hyderabad chamber held


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 05th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

British envoy says Pakistan safe for Business

THE NEWS

Chambers to pressurise govt for implementing budget proposals

Revenue body charges PRAL with nepotism

‘British firms keen to invest in Pakistan’

Govt urged to improve economic competitiveness

B RECORDER

GSP for Pakistan: US Congress decision awaited

Minister accused of appeasing India at Pak industries' cost

PIAF lauds: KCCI chief's appointment as CPBLC chairman

Substandard bottled water: PSQCA launches crackdown

SSGC consumers burdened with GSD

Budget 2014-15: all chambers to prepare proposals jointly

Chartered Accountants agree to pay sales tax on services to SRB


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 04th-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

13.1m bales of cotton produced

Future energy needs a concern

THE NEWS

Govt set to end uniform petrol price policy

IMF happy economy is on track

Exporters see $100m Indian orders

Jafar elected OICCI president

Point of View

B RECORDER

Economic reforms: IMF mission hails government''s efforts

Bank holiday

New sales tax registration form issued

Sick units in EPZ to be reallocated to new investors

OICCI office-bearers elected

Over 24 chambers, associations totake part in KCCI pre-budget meeting

Bangladesh foreign exchangereserves hit record high

GSP Plus status: Textile City to be launched in April

Highest fall in June 2013: gas production continues to decline

DAILY JANG 

All Pakistan PRE-budget conference in Karachi Chamber today  


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 03rd-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Trade ties with Japan set to grow

Taxing farm incomes

THE NEWS

Pakistan may seek IMF waiver on borrowing

Coal power to cost upwards of Rs30 per kWh

India set to ease visa restrictions for 180 countries except Pakistan

India ready to export power from Amritsar to Lahore

B RECORDER

Risk-based ST registration system Launched

India set to ease visa restrictions

Bogus sales tax refund: FBR foils manufacturer''s bid to run away with huge amount

LNG import to become a reality

Trade with India: APTMA urges govt to ensure level playing field

Pakistani waste management firm wins Award


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 2nd-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Land routes to be opened for transit trade

Drive to recover stamp duty dues from Banks

THE NEWS

Pakistan continues to develop civil nuclear capability: PAEC

Allotment of 3,000 acres industrial land approved

Government urged to remain cautious in trading links with India

Travelers to get multiple visa for Denmark

B RECORDER

Imported items: poor customs valuation hits tax and duty collection

Textile policy by middle of this year'


TMA HEAD OFFICE 

DATE 01st-February-2014

DAWN NEWS

Missions abroad: move for handing over passport operations to consular staff opposed

1,050 acres approved for M-3 Industrial City

Wathra made SBP’s acting governor

Centralised’ central bank

Surgical forging units resist FBR move

Uniform cheque printing from June

THE NEWS

Ogra wants petrol price cut, govt says no

The poor state of the State Bank

ECC cancels power subsidy

APCNGA stands defunct

Experts urge clarity on govt policies

Cheap labour attracts Chinese investors

Petrol‚ diesel prices to stay put

Wathra named acting SBP governor, many names on list

B RECORDER

Wathra appointed acting SBP governor

Major oil products'' prices kept Unchanged

India Show: Customs allows 'on site examination' of goods

Export target: TDAP DG assures private sector full support

Asma Jahangir receives Polish award

SBP issues new guidelines on layout of Cheques exporters

Linkages of money laundering: Customs planning to probe commercial

Fiscal Year 2013 revenue shortfall: FBR chief holds top management, workforce responsible

PTI questions resignation of SBP Governor

DAILY JANG 

There is scope of smooth sunning of business in Malaysia

Clarification by S.B.P

There should be balance in Trade with India 

Work on 24th Hours trade with India completed

Private sector should try to achieve export target of 30th billion US$

Law and order condition improved in Karachi