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DATE: 2016 January 31


Prices of petroleum products cut by Rs5

Newly formed committee keeps interest rate unchanged at 6pc

Power crisis costs $4bn in four years thanks to import of generators

Date for 0.3pc WHT extended


Inflation down, growth rate increases

Ogra summary rejected, POL prices reduced by Rs5 only

Govt approves extension in 0.3pc WHT rate till Feb 29

SBP keeps benchmark interest rate unchanged at 6pc

FBR initiates massive reshuffling drive

Fundamental tax reforms

Textile mills lament conditional tariff cut

Delegation visits FPCCI

‘Indian economy can grow 8pc’

LCCI wants relaxation on compliance


Banking transactions: Dar grants anticipatory approval to amend 0.6 percent WHT rate

SBP keeps policy rate unchanged

POL products: FBR sets fixed sales tax Rates

Law awareness session at FCCI: 'NTC undertaking record investigations after promulgation of new ordinance'

APTMA terms Rs three per unit tariff reduction just an eye-wash

Potential of new withholding agents to be reviewed: Commissioners' moot on February 11

IR Audit Officer's training: FBR obliged to implement FTO's recommendations

Curbing 'Benami Accounts': Bill to be tabled in National Assembly anytime soon: Haroon


P.O.L prices reduced by Rs.5/per liter

State bank announced interest rate to remain 60% for next 2 month

Announcement of reducing electric tariff for industry is just an eye wash

Date of filing return extended bank transition tax to remain 0.3% till 29th February.


Orgra summary rejected P.O.L prices reduced by Rs 5/- per liter.

Circulation of currency increased expressed concern on declining banks deposit

Lahore chamber asked to take in to confidence before taking acting against industrial Units


DATE: 2016 January 30


LCCI warns of food shortage

Ogra recommends 21pc reduction in prices of petroleum products

Hidden costs of LNG

Passport delivery

Exports to EU rose 22pc in 2014

Dar to hold talks with IMF in Dubai next week

Used car imports up by 30pc

Mutual funds exempted from IFRS-10

CCP claims it’s protecting consumers interests


EU Releases Report On Issues Being Faced By Pakistan

SECP Waives Consolidation Requirement For Certain Firms

Domestic Debt Swells 12pc To Rs12.87 Trillion

Businessmen Warn Grave Food Shortage In Near Future

Business Associations Form Alliance

Tax Practitioners Seek Extension In Filing Date


POL products' prices: Ogra recommends up to Rs 11 per litre cut

Maiden meeting; MPC to take decision on key policy rate today

EU apprehends irreversible 'miscarriage of justice'

Punjab-based textile industry: APTMA seeks allocation of 300mmcfd of LNG

TDAP chief praises government's Performance

GSP Plus: EU ambassador, Shahbaz review implementation

Government urged to announce new package for leather industry

Business community asked to focus on exploring Bulgarian market

Up to December 2015 figures: number of mobile phone users rises to 125.899 million: PTA

CCP organises seminar at MCCI

Warid launches international calling offer

In praise of informal economy

Date of filing returns extended to February 29

Sufficient quantity of dollar available: ECAP


European union released report on implementation of GSP+

Recommendation made to reduce Pol prices up to Rs 11 per liter

SITE association has introduce self-security system in industrial area  

No go area in Pakistan for foreign investors SM Muneer

500 industrialists from Asia and Europe participated in Mega leather show

Monetary policy to be announce today


Every Pakistani is in debated of Rs 115000/-

Rangers arrested 2 extremist on demanding exertion money   

MP will be accounted

Burden of Rs 4368 Billion loan imposed on Pakistan 


DATE: 2016 January 29


Minister hints at Rs5 a litre cut in petrol price

CNG shortage

How ready is Pakistan for FDI?

Govt burdens gas consumers with Rs101bn to finance pipelines

FBR notifies rules to select cases for tax audit

Customs duty collection rises to Rs180bn

Reserves at $20.50bn

Council to promote leather exports formed


Unemployment Rate Highest In 13 Years

Pakistan Striving Hard To Attract FDI: Dar

TDAP advertisement of INDEX Dubai

Ginners Against Waiving Off Duty, Tax On Indian Cotton

Rs7.56 Per Litre Cut In Petrol Prices Suggested By Ogra

FBR Drafts Procedures For Taxpayers’ Audit

‘Govt Soon To Notify Tariff Rate Cut’

CPEC Makes Pakistan Investment Destination

Mixed Expectations As Central Bankall Set To Review Policy Stance

Forex Reserves Slip To $20.50bln

FPCCI To Send Proposals On CPEC


Rs 101 billion to be raised from consumers: ECC talks turn sour over gas pipeline collection

Revised STPF submitted to Prime Minister

Textile: divided we fall

Cotton import from India: PCGA opposes withdrawal of RD, tax

Ministry, Ogra asked to settle CNG price

Section 153(1)(b) of IT Ordinance: services under a contract not restricted to professional nature only: LHC

Forex reserves decline

Traders briefed about VTCS

Declining export market share: high-level meeting on February 2 to discuss reasons

FBR asked to explain 32.6 percent growth in customs duty collection

Tax returns: KTBA seeks extension in Deadline

Industrialists, traders oppose Friday as weekly holiday

Previous years: FBR asked not to issue Notices

Conditions for raising capital

MPC formed

Increase in gas prices: Ministry considering re-forwarding summary to ECC

Income tax, sales tax and FED: FBR proposes procedure for selection of cases for audit


Electric tariff for industrial consumer reduced by Rs 3/- per unit for 1st January

Sindh govt issued notification for holiday on 5th February on account of Kashmir day

Pakistan Bank Association Advertisement

Federation chamber has rejected its own approved tax amnesty scheme on the plea it is against cuntrys interest

LPG prices reduced

Pakistan should explore new markets

Forex reserves dropped

Investment conference will be held in UK 


TDAP scandal case NBP former president arrested

FBR refused to exempt textile industry from GID

Forex reserves dropped

Crack down on import of illegal fabric


DATE: 2016 January 26


Winter gas allocations

SECP issues e-voting regulations

Textile sector bemoans government’s ‘apathy’

People invest Rs151bn in savings schemes

Leather show from Jan 27 in Lahore


Punjab Revenue Authority’s Working Declared Illegal

Pearl Continental To Invest Rs1.6bln For Business Expansion

LCCI Stresses Need To Enhance Economic Efficiency

Robotic Automation Must In Industries To Remain Globally Competitive

FPCCI Vows To Cooperate With Government

Environmental Issues Of Prime Importance: Secretary


10th EFF review: Tough talks likely today

$4.15 billion foreign aid received so far

Payment slips: FBR's IT system not fully able to cater to new filers

Dastgir to inaugurate second Mega Leather Show on January 27

GSP+ status: export-oriented industry to give more importance to environmental issues

Formation of SBP Monetary Policy body under way

SECP issues E-voting Regulations

Partly Facetious: Dar heading 35 or so Committees

FTA between Pakistan, Turkey soon'

Devaluation of PKR, loan from IMF created pressure on economy: PBIF

Sindh PA passes 'Sindh Minimum Wage Bill 2015'

LHC declares PRA, appointments of chairman, members illegal


FTA between Pakistan and Turkey will be signed soon

Pakistan keen to boost exports to Japan

Customs officials on strike work suspended

Use export development fund to provide benefit to exporters Siraj Mohd Kahn

SH Manzar Alam announces separation from businessmen panel

Benefit of decrease in petroleum prices should be provided to people & industries

Review on Motor vehicle taxation would be made in next year

Decrease in exports left behind to targeted economy Main zahid

Constructive steps would be made to remove hurdles in exports sector ICCI


Textile sector demand subsidy of Rs 9/- per unit electricity

Turkish investors stress on free trade agreement with Pakistan

SM Muneer demand to abolish DGTO

SH Manzar Alam announces separation from businessmen panel


DATE: 2016 January 25


Plants getting gas at consumers’ expense

Ambassadors told to hear complaints on weekly basis

Anti-industry bias in free trade deals

Rupee report: Rupee remains steady vs dollar

Don’t pick your business partners based on personal chemistry

Sindh govt plans mechanism to redress public Complaints



Issuance of letters, instructions: FBR officials stopped to mention specific names

Improving revenue collection: nine categories of withholding agents identified

Cut in global growth forecast

'Continuity of policy is the key' – Salim Raza


Burden of foreign loan on Pakistan reached to 67 billion dollars at its peak

15 days extension in monetary policy notification to be issued


Pak china friendship conference will incases confidence of traders

2nd executive committee meeting of FPCCI will be held tomorrow at Lahore

Cotton crisis ginners associations central executive meeting will be held today

Civic problems will be resolved through chambers

International and domestic factors are hurdles in rising price of cotton 

Legal cell will be formed in Punjab to handle tax defaulters

Meeting of standing committee of textile will be held on 26th to 27th January in Karachi

Burden of refund claims of FBR will be reduced

FBR approached water and power ministry to increases tax net  


DATE: 2016 January 24


Infrastructure development authority holds first meeting

Pilgrimage fares to be cut, says minister

Dollar rate rising in open market

Dastgir urges WTO to focus on implementation

Stamp duty collection up

You might be among the richest people in the world and not realise it


The IMF and our taxes

OGRA to reduce POL prices by up to Rs15 next month

Traders laud NA for approving tax bill

Davos optimists see new era of trade reform

Focusing on the gas sector

FPCCI expects favourable changes for Pakistan after lifting of Iran sanctions


Up to Rs 15 cut in POL products'' prices Likely

Issue of shares: several conditions laid down for raising capital

Energy shortages: 'Textile industry facing tough competition against regional competitors'

Supply of power, gas: Companies request for grant of zero-rating rejected

Risks to global economy

Banks, showrooms: FBR summons fouryear record of car buyers


Govt totally failed to promote growth of exports.

Nepra should immediately with draw notification of enhancement tariff by 0.57 pasia.

F.P.C.C.I executive committee meeting will be held on 26th January-2016

NAPRA Advertisement


Concrete Plan made for success of voluntarily Tax compliance scheme

APTMA declared measures taken by govt is in sufficient   

Worlds biggest free Trade agreement will be signed next month

SMARTI Advertisement


DATE: 2016 January 23


Aptma irked by 30-paisa relief


We Want A Pakistan Where Foreign Investors Feel Safe, Secure: PM

Pakistan Fails To Fully Exploit EU’s GSP Plus Concession

Customs To Bring Values At Par With International Prices

Sindh Minister Terms CPEC A Huge Opportunity

FPCCI Demands Immediate Cut In POL Prices

Govt Slammed For Decline In Exports

ITIF Asia From Jan 26

Apparel Sector Concerned Over Fall


Prime Minister woos investors to energy, textile, other sectors

Strain on FX reserves likely: exports under-performed in last two years: IMF

Cut in industrial tariff: Ministry unsuccessful in finalization

FBR conducts analysis of withholding Taxes

Government upbeat about retaining GSP Plus status for next 8 years'

Monthly fuel price adjustment: APTMA Punjab rejects government plan

Over and above agreed price: FCCI criticises billing of LNG by SNGPL

Malik Sohail appointed FPCCI Chairman Coordination

LCCI greets VP of SAARC CCI for his reelection

Tannery zone to have waste management System

A look at the health of India's economy

Tax Tribunal

Transfers, postings in FBR


On IMF condition study underway to impose new tax of Rs 120 Billion

10% reduction in PIA fair will start from tomorrow

Fraudulent sales tax registration in connivance with PRAL officials detected 


DATE: 2016 January 22


State Bank’s skepticism

A flock of grey swans

Monetary policy body constituted

‘Political stability must for attracting investment’

FBR urged to end ‘discrimination’

Reserves at $20.69bn

Opposition protests in vain, NA adopts tax amnesty bill


NA Passes PIA, Tax Amnesty Bills Despite Opposition Protest

‘India’s Literacy Rate Up 60pc Since Partition’

SBP Delays Monetary Policy Meeting As Govt Holds Up Board Nominations

Petroleum Dealers Demand Cut In Prices

Forex Reserves Ease To $20.69 Billion

Informal Economy Rakes Up Interest Rates, Corruption, Poverty

FBR Urged To Implement Uniform Duty, Taxes

Govt Slammed For Ignoring Diminishing Exports

British Team To Visit Pakistan Soon

FBR Clarifies KCCI’s Objections On Double Taxation


Tax amnesty, PIA bills passed by National Assembly

PRAL submits report on registration module of 'IRIS' to FTO

Ease of doing business: BoI official defends Pakistan's ranking in World Bank indicators

Forex reserves decline by $70 million

FBR to approach law ministry for vetting 'Benami' bill

Cotton output declines by 33 percent: Senate body informed

LTU- II Karachi: FBR notifies powers, jurisdiction of IR commissioners

Corporate sector tax returns: PTAA seeks extension in last date of submission

'Blockade of refunds causing textile export decline'

APTMA chief worried over drop in textile Exports

Finance Ministry yet to approve formation of MPC

Double taxation: FBR issues clarification

Duties, taxes on raw material: removal of discrimination between commercial, industrial importers urged

WTO: Outcome of Nairobi round

Processing/manufacturing of goods: provinces not competent to levy ST: FBR


PIA reduced UMRAH fair by 10%

During current 6 months Paksitans total exports reduced by 12 billion 6 core dollar

Discrimination in duties on import of raw material should be stopped

Forex reserves dipped

Commerce minister visited abroad to gain trade benefits

POL products be reduced


PIA reduced UMRAH Fair by 10%

New large tax payer units to Karachi

Forex reserves dipped by 7 crore dollar

New monetary policy announcement likely to be delayed

Chin win landed single country exhibition of Pakistan in Sri Lanka


DATE: 2016 January 21


Caution: learning curve ahead

Bad incentives

IMF dissatisfied with fiscal federalism reforms

Current account deficit shoots up

Textile exports fell 9pc in July-Dec

Chinese investment vital for Pakistan, says Shahbaz

ECO for free trade zones in member states

Millionaire found guilty of guard’s murder in India


Diplomacy In The Time Of Disorder

Tax Challenges

Current Account Deficit Narrows 48pc In July-Dec

FBR Chairman For Broadening Tax Net

Private Sector Retires Rs96 Billion In A Week

CPEC Improves Pakistan’s Perception In World: PBC

Corporate Taxpayers Troubled

FPCCI Proposes Creation Of Banking Channel With Iran


WHT-isation and growing tax filers

Newly-selected trade officers reject stations offered by government

Nepra flayed for allowing KE to raise tariff for November

SBP to set up Shariah-compliant open Market

'China Desk' at LCCI: 100-member Chinese team attends Business Opportunity Conference

Over 26 percent WHT contribution in fiscal year 2016 collection

PHMA seeks ban on Indian fabric being imported via Dubai

KTBA urges FBR to extend date for filing Returns

Foreign investors: perceptions and plans

Tax assessment and abuse of process of Law

CA deficit narrows: Progress made in reining in budget deficit: World Bank


Current accounts loses 1 billion dollar in July to September


POL products prices likely to be reduced up to Rs. 14/ per litter in next month

Pol is sold at higher rate of Rs 44/- liter

National consensus would be established soon on national corridor

Exports of textiles to foods decreased in July to September

China Trade delegation meets in Lahore after Islamabad conference

Current accounts loses 48.5 present during July to December

Free trade agreement it could not produce positive results


DATE: 2016 January 20


International Trade Exhibition

NA discusses whether to change weekly day off back to Friday

Friday sermons

Passport complaints

Bank policy

SBP clarification

Pakistan eyes free trade pact with Iran

Tax-filers down by half in 8 years

Govt urged to pass benefit of low oil prices to Consumers

EU loses WTO case; China could seek trade Sanctions

Plastics in oceans to outweigh fish by 2050


China’s Economy Posted Slowest Annual Growth In 25 Years

Govt Opposes Restoration Of Friday As Weekly Holiday

Pakistan To Negotiate FTA With Iran

Textile Exporters Losing Share In US Market: SBP

Mills Concerned On Cotton Shortfall

K-Electric consumers: Nepra approves increase for November


Payment processing: SBP for implementation of STP mechanism by December 31

"Economy for the 1 percent" – Oxfam

SBP official admits weakness in exchange companies operations

Voluntary Tax Scheme: FCCI for enhancing scope of amnesty to SME sector

Excess charges of gas: Ministry delays refund due to absence of rules

'IRIS' system still creating problems for Taxpayers

Shares selling: SECP proposes procedure for members of private companies

Goods transporters warn government of Strike

TEVTA to organise international expo in March

Pakistan Expo Malaysia 'PEXPO KL 2016' in Kuala Lumpur from February 12

Report throws ample light on challenges

Ranking woes

Escalating inequality crisis

Manufacturers: no ST registration without physical verification: FBR


Increase in rate granted to K-electric for November billing up to 57 paisa per unit

Pakistan decided to established trade agreement and baking with Iran

Increase in taxes & energy is resin of fall textile exports APTMA

Resolution on Friday as weekly holiday presented in NA  


Income tax ordinance amendments bill likely to approved by parliament today

Pakistan offered free trade agreement to Iran

Provinces fail to stop gas theft


DATE: 2016 January 19


Bad policies concentrate wealth in hands of a Few

Gloom continues as cotton output falls 33.5pc

Govt asked to ban Indian fabric imports via Dubai

Richest 1pc own more than the rest of us

Govt seeks Rs101bn from consumers for gas Pipelines


Pakistan Needs Enhanced Generation Of 13,000MWs By 2020

SBP Says Growth Target Challenging As Agriculture, Tax Base Haunt

Customs Launches Probe Into Smuggled Fabric From India

Chinese Investors Urged To Draw Long-term Investment Plans

Govt Expects $1.2bln Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Deals

Taxpayers List


Economy in Q1FY16: SBP sees notable Improvements

First quarterly report: SBP lists factors containing current account deficit

Poor FDI

Big win for SRB

Cotton outlook gloomy, imports up

'Sovereignty' of elected trade bodies to be fully preserved: DGTO

9.4 million cotton bales reach ginneries

Exports to EU countries rose to $7.54 billion in 2014, National Assembly told

Improvement in 'Iris': FBR to take feedback of domain teams of LTUs, RTOs

SECP holds session on draft Companies Bill at FPCCI


Nepra's public hearing on FCA today

AML Act: PBIF chief expresses concern over proposed amendments

Fake sales tax refunds: FIA expedites probe against Karachi RTO

FDI likely to surpass $1.3 billion mark by year-end: BoI

SBP's Q1FY16 report: government retires Rs 300 billion debt

Government defers approval for VTCS till Tomorrow

Higher rates of WHT on non-filers: Court issues order against FBR strategy

Richest one percent own more than the rest of us combined: Oxfam


China is big trading partner of Pakistan

1st in 13 year oil prices reached below 28$

National assembly income tax amended bill 2015 approved by majority

Iftikhar Alu Malik elected unopposed continually 5th time as vice president of SAARC Chamber of commerce industry

TDAP scandal Farhan Junejos warrant issued to arrest

Pakistan assured IMF to impose electric theft act

Pakistans forex reserves reached to 20.759 Billion dollar 


Economic activates improved state bank issued quarterly report

Colombo single country exhibition 

1% super rich has more wealth than the rest of the world 


DATE: 2016 January 18


Pak-China business conference begins today

Economy is sinking

Tax amnesty, but where’s the vision?

Yarn, machinery suppliers see robust growth in Bangladesh

Missing GI link in exports


Politics Of Gas


Bill on tax amnesty likely to be tabled Today

Pakistan-China business moot begins Today

MCCI issues advice to government over EU-Vietnam FTA accord

Iftikhar Ali Malik elected VP Saarc CCI

Tax official launches novel awareness Drive

Friday sermons to be provided by Ministry: Soomro


Decision to transfer on large scale in bureaucracy

Commerce minister record of 62 foreign visits

Average 10% inflation


Pak-chin business friendship conference to begin today

8th all Pakistan chambers conference to begin today at Bhur Bhan


DATE: 2016 January 17


Govt remains beneficiary of falling oil prices

Businessmen urged to focus on Bulgaria


Govt May Prompt Financial Institutions To Flag Less Than Rs2mln Transaction

Why not tax breaks for honest taxpayers?

Chinese team visits Aptma


Modi pledges big measures to boost India''s entrepreneurs

Dar expects more financial support

Past banking transactions of non-filers: CA firm asks FBR to clarify legal cover under VTCS

SBP Research Bulletin: 'Pakistan exports grow just 8 percent compared to 12 percent of Bangladeshs'

CPEC issues: KATI applauds PM's timely Initiative

Aptma, China agree to more JVs, Investment

How RDs hampering GDP growth, exports

Businessmen asked to set up display centre in Bulgaria

Single country exhibition in Sri Lanka gets great response


Pakistan Products get good response in single country exhibition at Sri Lanka


Production of large sale Manufacturing increased by 4.430% during July-November

Business community expressed concern on break down of electricity

Tax evasion will be increased due to amnesty scheme

Attention should be given to increase trade with Bulgria.


DATE: 2016 January 16


IPR rejects IMF report on economy

Senior citizens’ biometric dilemma

Pakistan, Sri Lanka eye $1bn trade

FDI almost flat despite large China inflows

Large-scale manufacturing grows 4.4pc in July-Nov

US businesses ask govt to continue economic Stability

Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores

Child labour increases in Pakistan while numbers drop internationally


70 Percent Of Country Faces Eight-hour Power Breakdown

US-Pak Business Council Delegation Meets Ishaq Dar

Think Tank Slams IMF For Being Soft On Pakistan’s Economic Indicators

Foreign Investment Down 49pc

‘Heavy Taxes, Surcharges Mar Textile Industry’

Need To Push For Sustainable Economic Growth

S M Muneer Congratulated

‘Single Country Exhibition To Strengthen Trade Ties With Sri Lanka’

Chinese Team Visits LCCI

Indonesian CG Calls For Exploring Bilateral Trade

Two EPZA Officials Held On Bribery Charges


New LTU to be set up at Karachi

Voluntary Tax Compliance Scheme: RTO Rawalpindi agrees to take major stakeholders on board

Draft of strategic trade policy framework sent to Prime Minister: Khurram

Chinese delegation holds B2B meetings at LCCI

IPR releases 'fact-sheet' on IMF statements

APAT appreciates tax amnesty scheme

Travel restrictions on US tax defaulters

Long-term trade partnership: Indonesian envoy calls for awareness

First half FDI up two percent

Clearance of STPF: top official concerned at protracted delay


FBR will impose voluntary tax scheme from 21st January

SECP imposed fine on 48 companies and serve notices on 13 companies

Karachi operation will reach to its conclusion DG rangers

FBR officials of basic pay scale of 20 and is assumed office


Next year budget will be placed on 27th may

Foreign Investment Down 49pc

1st single country Pakistan exhibition begins in Sri Lanka

IPR rejects IMF report on countrys economy

GSP+ European union delegation will come to Pakistan in current month


DATE: 2016 January 15


PM urges US to give preferential access to Pakistani goods

IMF review

Oil prices

NA body okays tax amnesty scheme

Petrol cut by just Rs2 as global oil price halves

Reserves ease to $20.76bn

33 states to attend WTO moot

Centre wants changes in gas supply arrangement

PPP challenges govt data on gas production, connections

CPLC gets new helpline


Nation Has Decided Its Future Lies In Liberal, democratic Pakistan: Nawaz

NA Panel Approves Tax Amnesty Bill

Another Chinoy Movie Nominated For Oscar

Sartaj For Boosting Economic, Trade Sectors Through Pak-US Ties

Oil Prices Likely To Go Down By Up To Rs13 Per Litre

Narrow Tax Base, Concessions Impede Revenue Growth

Forex Reserves Slip By $51 Million

FBR Authorised To Form Special Audit Panels

TDAP Lists 2,200 Products For Potential Exports To Sri Lanka

Industries Pin Hopes On LNG Import For Revival

SECP Registers 2,747 New Firms In July-Dec

National Alliance Formed To Fight Climate Change


Preferential market access: Prime Minister makes pitch for increased exports to US

Opposition gets united

National Assembly body passes income tax bill by 4-3 majority

Bangladesh allows export of 11,000 tons of jute: PJMA

LCCI seeks substantial cut in POL products rates

Income tax affairs of registered persons: FBR empowered to appoint special audit Panels

Reports on two bills presented to NA

Forex reserves decline by $50 million

FY 2015-16: SECP registers 2,747 new companies in first half

World could face new economic crisis: Chinese diplomat

Bangladesh central bank cuts policy rates by 50 bps

FBR urged to extend VTCS' scope to banking transactions

Heimtextile fair: Around 2,817 exhibitors likely to take part

July-November period: Textile machinery import soars to $189.970 million Prime Minister greets Muneer

VTCS: We don't want government to cherry-pick businesses

Hunting permit to FBR

Trade policy framework: some facts

Prices stable on hopes of better outcome of Heimtextil

Traders reject tax amnesty scheme, WHT Levy


All Pakistan traders alliance to hold protest and sit in against WHT and amnesty scheme

Standing committee approved voluntary tax scheme b majority

TDAP scandal former PM Gilanis front man arrested

BD lifted ban on confirmed deals of import jute

Forex reserves decline by $50 million

Role of Shakeel Dangar in business politics finished businessmen panel

Private and public sector have to work together to impost countrys economy

Committee formed to assess performance in election of UBG 


Mastermind of TDAP scandal arrested

Standing committee approved income tax amended bill 

Pak China opportunities conference will be held next week

Samosa and cachuri in included in luxury items in India to impose tax

Forex reserves decline by $50 million

TDAP single country exhibition in Sri Lanka will begin today


DATE: 2016 January 14


What has the IMF programme achieved?

A strange interview

Muggers’ ingenuity

Senate body gives go-ahead to tax amnesty Scheme

Industry wants petrol price at Rs40/litre

SECP amends rules to minimise corporate Disputes

Garment makers fear further drop in exports

Indian travel agents investigated over UK visa Fraud


Let There Be Trade

Govt To Table Draft Against Benami Ahead Of IMF Talks

FBR Seeks Budget Proposals

SECP Proposes Amendments To Companies Rules

US Committed To Provide Economic Assistance To Pakistan

Trade Negotiators Need To Sign Beneficial FTAs

‘Threatened Value-added Sector Means further Fall In Exports’

Pakistani Textile Industry To Take Part In Heimtextil

LCCI Welcomes Customs Proposal

Prgmea Seeks Cushion In POL Prices


IMF paper lists steps to improve tax collection system

PRGMEA urges government to solve industrial sector's problems

Decline in exports: PPP submits calling attention notice to National Assembly Secretariat

Dhingra quits Businessmen Panel

Chinese exports down in December, but better than forecast

(General Provisions & Forms): SECP proposes amendments in Companies Rules, 1985

Governor SBP suggests protection scheme for NBFIs' depositors

Issues remained unresolved in 2015: Kati Chief

PRGMEA urges government to address all issues to enhance export

Exports declined from 16 percent of GDP in 2005 to 12 percent in 2014: IMF

Internet access: 165 million people in Pakistan remain offline: World Bank

IMF's evaluation of economy

APTMA demands imposition of 10 percent RD on yarns, fabrics

Collectors told to submit customs-related budget proposals


FTA between Pakistan-China being reviewed

PFCCI newly appointed resident Mr. Abdul Rauf assumed charged

HIMTEXTILE Pakistani products demands increased with a marcing of 10%

Shakeel Ahmed dhango disassociate himself from businessmen panel

Basic steps to be taken to solve industrial problems

Voluntarily tax scheme law to be imposed within a week

Shoukat Ali Assumed charged as new members of FBR

Spain Pakistans passport becomes cheaper while CNIC too costly Pakistani community shocked

Exhim Bank will soon release loan on concessional rate to importers/exporter

POL products likely to be reduced from 1st February


Pakistan should increase revenue collection on agriculture property and services

HEIMTEX participants shown in rest in Pakistani products


DATE: 2016 January 13


Climate change

Airlines fleecing

Govt accepts nine fresh benchmarks set by IMF

Merchandise exports dip 14pc to $10.3bn

Tax amnesty scheme further delayed

India’s inflation rate quickens to 5.6pc


Travel Ban On US Tax Defaulters May Hit Pakistanis, Immigrants

SECP, FIA To Work Together On Capital Market Cases

FBR Mulls Extension In Returns Deadline, Awaits Approval To Amnesty

Sindh, FBR At Loggerheads Over Tax Collection

State Bank Calls For Diversifying Export Destinations

Date To Install Biometric Machines At Banks Extended

Quality Economic Growth In Pakistan Remains Elusive

Trade Deficit Shrinks 1.35pc To $11.9bln In July- Dec

TDAP Aims At $1bln Exports By Utilising FTA With Sri Lanka

‘Punjab Creating Enabling Business Environment’

Early Release Of Refund Claims Urged

SBP Orders Banks For Rs100,000 Online Transfer


Finger against tax amnesties

Fund underscores need for export Competitiveness

Exports decline by 14.4 percent in July- December

APTMA for removal of TRS from industrial tariff

LCCI chief for release of refund claims

Slashing ST on 11 sectors: UBG lauds Shahbaz's efforts

Ministry contradicts news item

Export of readymade garments declines

Kati seeks considerable cut in oil prices

India's industrial output suffers sharpest fall since October 2011

Growth, level of exports: Country lags behind most of its regional peers

Tax reform implementation body to be notified soon

Bio-metric machines: SBP extends deadline for installation


Travel Ban On US Tax Defaulters May Hit Pakistanis, Immigrants

Tax amnesty scheme should be imposed one for all

Rate of property tax are not up to the mark

The world’s biggest home and contract textile exhibitions begins 

Street crimes to be eliminated from city to promote business activities

SBP Orders Banks For Rs100,000 Online Transfer

Reductions of sales tax up to  14% is a big achievement

Programme of home delivery of passports likely to be flopped 


Gas to become more costly IMF imposed 9 new conditions

Pakistan export dropped by 14.4% during July to September

SBP Orders Banks For Rs100,000 Online Transfer

Tax systems with full of discrepancies to be scrapped

HIMTEXTILE Frankfurt begin


DATE: 2016 January 12


Workplace safety

Transfer drama

Govt faces embarrassment on tax amnesty bill

Cotton imports from India to reach 3m bales

‘Saudi currency to remain stable’

Thief forced to eat bananas to recover gold Chain


Punjab Likely To Miss Cotton Production Target

No Businessman To Be Nabbed On Suspicion Only: Rangers DG

Sales Tax Zero-rating Facility Restored

Remittances Rise To $9.73bln In First Half

SBP Directs Banks For Prompt Transfer Of Large Value Amounts

Controversy On CPEC Can Derail Economy

TDAP To Hold Single Country Exhibition In Sri Lanka

FPCCI Announces Election Schedule

Ex-finance Minister For Depreciation Of Rupee To Increase Exports


Budget 2016-17: FBR decides to withdraw discriminatory SROs

Tax scheme termed a ''non-starter''

Punjab government slashes ST on 11 Services

Expiry of VTCS: non-filer traders will be subjected to penalties, prosecution: FBR

Senate body seeks critical details aboutKElectric

Traders reject VTCS 'scheme introduced to whiten black/illegal money only'

Customs department fails to clear consignments on time

Circular debt still swelling!


DATE: 2016 January 11


Nadra at work


Gender Equity In Boardroom

The Opportunity Passage

Gas Prices Chill Consumers


Another feather in SRB’s cap

PM urged to notify reduction inelectricity Tariff

Growth in customs duty

Yet another tax amnesty scheme

Industrial Estates: online labourinspection Completed

All taxpayers should be given option to avail VTCS: Shah



Planning to impose new taxes

Stability broken cotton prices cotton air reached at it peak

Traders issues to be addressed on priority


DATE: 2016 January 10


Traders’ convention against tax compliance scheme on 14th

Another panel formed to identify causes of cotton ‘crisis’

‘Sales tax should be included in amnesty scheme’

Review labour laws

Tax policy

Black money amnesty

Leather industry bemoans fall in exports


Tax reforms

Time for voluntary measures

PTI demands early announcement of trade policy


Commercial, industrial importers: differences in tax schemes due to separate nature of businesses: FBR

Export management course concludes at LCCI

Kati team calls on Sindh chief minister

Pakistan to display products at Heimtextil Frankfurt

Strategic trade policy framework

Government should remove discriminatory nature of VTCS: experts


In new tax system ax would be collected form on platform Governor Punjab

FPCCI has been made stable financially abdul raheem Janoo 

Participation of traders is compulsory in formation of rules. LCCI

A trade delegation of 20 members will to Uganda PTBA

Seeking umbrellas for exports Shabir Ahmed


FBR to intestinally thousands tax filers record

To remove reservation on tax scheme a committee summoned

Customs audit 2 billion tax irregularities in 6 months 

Trade from Pakistan con be increased up to 2 billion dollar Canadian delegation


DATE: 2016 January 09


State Bank

600 calories a day

Importers, banks warned over multiple Payments


Tax Bar Association Asks Govt To Extend VTCS Scope To Sales Tax

SBP Warns Banks, Importers On Forex Payment Through Open Account

FBR’s Campaign against Misuse of Concessionary SROs Gains Pace

Stuck Refunds May Cause Textile Mills’ Closure

Banks’ Deposits Grow To Rs9.3tln In 2015

Date Extended

Property Market To Stay Bullish In 2016

China To Liberalise Interest Rates


Decline in exports: explanation by MoC Rejected

Ambiguities in VTCS: PTBA approaches Dar

Draft Companies Bill: SECP conducts consultative session at LCCI

UBG asks government to reform SME Sector

Pak-China trade: PBIF chief for doing business in local currency

July-November period: leather garments export down 19 percent

PM scraps 'unrealistic' trade policy Framework

Raheel tops list of best Generals in world

Forex remittance on fake papers: SBP to take action against importers/banks

Tenure extended


Amnesty tax Scheme will be effective from third week of January

New appointment in FBR and IR

Govt trade policies destroyed economy of Sheikh Manzar Alam

Country is development speed increase thoroughly SMEs-UBG

Problems of refund claims are informed FBR

Pakistan & china should encourage trade in local currency

All national holidays are on Sunday in 2016

Pakistan tax bar demands self-income tax scheme


Money laundering in impost would be punished severely

World Bank watch mission reach on 17 January

Tax scheme be restricted only to traders SME


DATE: 2016 January 08


Falling tax compliance

VIP culture

Sindh collects Rs28.45bn from sales tax on Services

External debt figures being misquoted: Dar

Reserves slip to $20.81bn

TRC tenure extended


Dar May Brief NA Body On Finance On Farmers’ Package, Rs40 Bn Taxes

Fakhar Imam Concerned At 35pc Decline In Cotton Production

Qatar To Respond In 15 Days Over Demand Of Cut In LNG Price

Pakistan To Gain From Favourable Economic Conditions, Says WB

Sindh’s Sales Tax Collection Jumps To Rs28bln In July-December

Customs’ Revenue Collection Surges 7.5pc To Rs499bln In July-Dec

Ombudsman Decides 260,000 Cases In 2015

Entrepreneurs Must Keep Eye On Consumption Patterns

State Bank Performance Praised


Forex reserves down by $264 million

Levy of one percent duty and RD: exceptional growth of 45.8 percent noted in customs duty

Tax returns: Date extended

Filing names, STRNs of power consumers: FBR asks Discos to follow procedure

India's Congress party rebuffs idea of GST breakthrough after government raises hopes

Combating fake currency notes: Senate body praises SBP's efforts

Optimizing tax collection

SRB witnesses 33 percent growth in H1 tax collection

Federal Ombudsman's teams to help decide cases within 15 days: Faruqui

PSM could ultimately land in Chinese hands?


International exhibition will be held on the pattern of My Karachi

Businessmen panel rejected by all trade leaders

Modern lock system will be installed at ATMS to check fake currency

KATI called on chief minister assured full cooperation 


NAB recovered during July- September 2015 Rs 168 Billion 11 crore

No plan of economic corridor sent for registration

Traders should approach tax ombudsman for tax refund

Forex reserves fall below 21 billion dollar

Officers will be removed for not meeting tax targets

GSP review report called on implementation of 27 convention


DATE: 2016 January 07


NA committee criticises finance managers for not taking up agenda ‘seriously’

Electricity overbilling

Appeasing tax evaders

Car owners face double payment of WHT


100 Chinese Business Persons Due In Pakistan

Last Date To Exchange Banknotes Announced

Modalities Sought

KTBA Wants Extension To File Corporate Tax

Child Labour Laws Urged


Uninspiring STPF scrapped

MCCI urges government to declare water Emergency

Traders laud voluntary tax scheme

Punjab increases tax recovery target toRs 5 billion per month: minister

FBR urged to ensure safety of financial record of taxpayers

Old design banknotes to cease to belegal tender on December 1

PM contradicted by cabinet colleague

Guidelines on debt-property swap

Same old KESC...

10th IMF review: Ministry achieves 5 benchmarks of performance criteria?

Supply of 60MMCFD RLNG: textile industry to be paid subsidy

Date extended


FBR has extended date of filing tax rerun up to 21st January

PM Nawaz Sharif will give tax credit Package to manufacture on 1st July

Old denomination notes will be declared as illegal tender

Traders are in trouble due to illogical valuation of imported goods

NAKTAI expressed concern on transfer of commissioner Karachi 


Exemption tax to agriculture is mode of tax evasion world bank

Due to delay of clearance of consignment may lead jam of personal containers


DATE: 2016 January 06


Govt agrees to supply RLNG to textile sector

MoU for boosting Pak-Canada trade signed

Tax returns filing drops to 690,000

Extension sought

Single country exhibition launched in Colombo

Sri Lanka, Pakistan include services in FTA

US business groups endorse 12-nation trade Pact


How Present Tax Amnesty Is Different From Past

India Weighs Fiscal Stimulus In New Budget

Pakistan’s Cotton Yield To Fall 22pc: ICAC

Startups Innovate To Challenge Existing Top Players

FPCCI Concerned Over Non-compliance Of PM’s Orders

Canadian Team Terms Pakistan Safe Business Destination

Pakistan’s Single Country Exhibition Opened 


Pakistan, Sri Lanka to include services in FTA

Massive tax evasion: legal action initiated against 155 ST-registered persons

Funding of non-LC imports: sources have to be declared

Shahid Hussain made secretary statistics Division

Doing Business Index 2016: Pakistan's ranking declines

Tax scheme to broaden tax base: PIAF

Passport applications, fees: I&P Directorate to introduce online facility anytime soon

Tax returns: KTBA urges FBR to extend deadline till January 31

Rising crime, extortion threats sow fear among traders

Reduction in power tariff: K-E criticized for not implementing Prime Minister's orders

Special tax regime for traders

Highly controversial tax scheme

Pasha terms VTCS ''defective in design''


New voluntarily tax scheme is based on EOT philospy

Small earth quick is a message of gesture

Gas demanded cannot be meeting from local productions imported gas is the only solution of crisis

 MD SITE ltd visits SITE area

Concern on not reducing electric tariff for industrial consumers

Effective govt policy made tax net increased


KCCI expressed concern on arrest of executives of AKD

Single country exhibition of Pakistan inaugurated in Sri Lanka informally

Expressed concern on not reducing electric rates for industrialist

Gas is not sufficient In any provinces  


DATE: 2016 January 05


FIA arrests chief executive of AKD Securities

Opposition rejects tax amnesty scheme

Cotton output falls 33.5pc

Renminbi devalued to 6.5 against US dollar

51 trade officers selected for posting abroad

Companies given more time for Urdu compliance


Anti-Money Laundering Bill Will Be Opposed: Khursheed

Traders’ Tax Amnesty: Facts And Future Challenges

Let Provinces Tax The Services Sector, Punjab Minister Asks Centre

Cotton Production Dips 33.5 Percent In 7 Months

FBR Withdraws Textile Units’ Sales TaxZerorating Facility

‘Policymakers Should Design Programmes To Help Micro Entrepreneurs’

Traders Criticise K-Electric’s Decision


Punjab-based textile industry terms 2015 'black year'

LCCI launches training programme on export management

Gas shortfall soars on new connections, depleting fields

Urdu language on websites: SECP extends date for maintaining information

Tax returns: PTAS urges Dar to extend deadline till January 31

Yet another amnesty?

The voluntary tax compliance scheme

Power outages cost industrial sector Rs 335.92 billion in three years: National Assembly told


GSP + will continue till 31st December 2023 without interruption

Business community stands united under the banner of UBG

FBATIA facilitates UBG on elections 


HEIMTEXTILE Frankfurt exhibition will begin from 12-15 January

Budget deficit will be reduced by tax scheme

Businessmen panel accepts defeat in FPCCI elections

Role of Gulzar Feroz appreciated in FPCCI elections


DATE: 2016 January 04


Two banks paid no income tax in UK

Bangladesh’s forex reserves hit record $27.49bn

Tax amnesty scheme

Growth with IMF recipe?

Banks eyeing return to their core business

Thailand to give one-year tax exemption for SMEs

Letter from Mumbai: ‘Make in India’ a magnet for FDI


Despite Criticism US, UK, India, Many Others Launched Schemes


MCCI hails Voluntary Tax Scheme

FPCCI chief underscores need for higher economic growth

Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves hit record $27.49 billion at end-December

Facebook founder urges free Internet in India

Allergies may boost chances of anxiety, depression symptoms

Unhappiness may lead to bad choices, but it probably won't kill you

Amnesty must lead to raise number of Filers

Rs 100 billion collection through taxamnesty likely


Bangladesh forex reserves reached a record level to 49.27 billion dollar

Govt has not announced any tax amnesty scheme FBR

International climates change winter session likely to be eliminated from Karachi and other big cities

FBR will receive income tax return from non-filers up to 15 or 29 February  


Passport applications through on line will received decision taken

POL prices in India reduced by 2.3%

Voluntarily tax amnesty scheme will strengthen economy

Tax amnesty scheme is a financial SRO

Seminar held on role of labor laws in industrial progress 


SBP issues regulations to curtail NPLs of banks


DATE: 2016 January 03


PTI wants opposition to unite on tax bill

Delay in trade policy slammed

India eyes end to tax deadlock


PM considering appointment of 41 trade officers

New tax amnesty scheme only for traders

FBR bans inter-port transshipment traffic

India's Jaitley: next parliament session can break tax deadlock Rupee could weaken by up to five percent this year: analysts

Why another tax amnesty?

Labour’s labour

New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states

LCCI lauds amnesty scheme

ICCI hails new tax amnesty scheme


Non-filers: special tax procedure introduced

Voluntary Tax Payment Scheme: Clarification on term 'Working Capital' sought to avoid confusion

Sindh to face gas outages in coming days: SSGC MD

Jamaat-i-Islami terms tax amnesty violation of Constitution

LCCI welcomes amnesty scheme

BoI begins land acquisition process for 27 SEZs


Revolutionary changes will be seen by tax relief scheme

Tax amnesty scheme is of prime importance



New tax amnesty scheme

Tax amnesty schemes should not be made politicized

Rs 97 crore tax evasion detected i last year

Regional al tax force to be formed for exports promotion


DATE: 2016 January 02


Govt tables tax amnesty scheme bill in NA

Dollar outperforms all major currencies in 2015

Debt property swap rules to help reduce risks: SBP

Pakistan tops in reduction of POL prices, says Khaqan

China’s fault lines: where economic turbulence could start in 2016

Chase, Wal-Mart seek to disrupt mobile payments business

Unable to cut line losses, SSGC warns consumers of loadshedding


Whiten Rs50m Black Money By Paying 1 Percent Tax

Vibrant Economy To Make Country, Army Stronger: PM

Amnesty Scheme Is To Save Looters: Imran

Interior Ministry To Issue Emergency Travel Documents

No Increase In Gas Price, NA Told

SBP Issues Debt Property Rules

Pakistan Fares Poor In Human Development Index

Low Total Factor Productivity Slows Down Manufacturing

Businessmen Hail New Tax Amnesty Scheme


Voluntary Tax Filing Scheme for traders launched: government makes desperate attempt towards broadening tax base

NPLs settlement: SBP issues regulations for debt-property swap

Dar introduces two bills

Fesco plea for increase rejected: Nepra cuts tariff by Rs 2.80 per unit for 5 years

Two sets of amnesty scheme unveiled

VTCS introduced to mobilise hidden Resources

Tax amnesty scheme hailed by traders, Industrialists


QICT agrees to exempt demurrages on containers stuck after RD imposition

Gas load-shedding on the card Swallow 'bitter pills', MD SSGC tells 'good' Consumers

The market access nutcracker

Investment in Dubai's real estate business

IBAN for PRI remittances: SBP extends deadline by 6 months


Economic stability guarantees strangeness of nation and Army Nawaz Sharif

50 million of black money can be legalized by paying 1% income tax amended bill presented

Is it pure gold? PM Jokes

Amnesty scheme bill may disapprove by senate

K-Eclectic increased 54 paisa in fuel adjustment

Per capita income Pakistan stands at 133 rank in world

Amnesty tax scheme will of fall on members of parliament chairman FBR 

President FPCCI welcome tax Amnesty scheme

SBP changes rules on property loan

Notice by TDAP


Trades cooperate in development FM asked PM asked to levy less tax for traders

Emergency travel documents authority slashed from interior minister

Amnesty tax scheme welcome by various trade groups

New loan Stallment carotidal condition of IMF be fulfilled before 4 months

SBP issues regulatory on swap on debt property


DATE: 2016 January 01


Price of diesel slashed, petrol unchanged

0.3pc tax on banking transactions to stay till Jan 31

Economy in 2016

Soft drinks ads

2015 offers little relief to consumers

Ministry reassures exporters on GSP+

Forex reserves rise to $21bn


Exporters Asked Not To Heed To Speculation About Continuity Of GSP Plus

Diesel, Kerosene Prices Reduced,petrol Price Remains The Same

ECC Extends 0.3pc WHT Till Jan 31

Pakistan Allows BlackBerry To Continue Services

Forex Reserves Reach $21.073bln

Pak-India Trade Stalemate


IT First Amend Act, 2016: Scheme to legalise Rs 50 million working capital to be unveiled

Prices of certain POL products cut: scheme for non-filer traders to be tabled in NA today: Dar

FPCCI elections: Business community felicitates UBG

Text of draft Income Tax (First Amend) Act, 2016

Traders to be offered 'VTCS' today

Salient features of scheme for traders spelt Out

Individuals, AOPs: date of returns extended by January 31

IT First Amend Act, 2016: filer, non-filer traders to get tax affairs regularized

FBR fails to debug problems in IRIS

GST on motor spirit lowered to 21 percent

Addiction to amnesty schemes!

MoC urges exporters to continue exports to EU

Pakistan''s foreign exchange reserves cross $21 billion mark

Blackberry says will continue operations in Pakistan

Barking transactions: non-filers given another extension

Indo-Pak trade liberalisation: no breakthrough in sight


Voluntarily income tax scheme to be imposed though act of parliament

Process of diesel Rs 3 light diesel Rs 29.8 and kerosene oil Rs 7.8 reduced

Working capital Rs 5 crore can be cleared under voluntary tax compliance Scheme

CNG cars will not be allowed to enter into president house   

Majority of Pakistanis are happy with the IR lives

Islamabad AIR port will be declared green air port

FBR broken record of revenue collection in 1st 6 months

Black beery to continue its operation in Pakistan

My all functions will begin in time form today president Mamnoon Husain 

Textile industry will be approved gas for 25 days in winter

PM will announcement today historical voluntarily tax compliance scheme Hroon Akhtar

There is no room for black sheep in FPCCI SM Muneer

KATI and NAKATI congratulates UBG in FPCCI elections

Hike in us dollar UK pond and Euro


Withholding tax imposition extended up to 31st January 

Forex reserves reached at pen in 2015

Al efforts gone in vain trade deficit of Pakistan increased

Business community congratulate UBG

Somnat temples in FPCCI has been demolished