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  • ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar briefs the media persons during post budget press briefing.

  • KARACHI: Zubair F. Tufail, President FPCCI called the Press Conference on Federal Budget 2017-18 on Federation House Karachi. Aamer Ata Bajwa, Senior Vice President of FPCCI, Mirza Ishtiaq Baig, Saqib Fayyaz Magoon, Vice Presidents FPCCI, Gulzar Feroz, Shakeel Ahemd Dhingra and other members also seen in the picture.

Pakistani stalls attract visitors at UN international bazaar


NC Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: A range of Pakistani products, both food and merchandise, were on “display and for sale” on Thursday at the annual United Nations International Bazaar held at the rain-swept UN Headquarters in New York. Despite wet and dreary weather, a number of people visited the bazaar, …

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SCCI, PRGMEA expect of govt keeping promise

REPAYMENT, SALES TAX REFUND CLAIMS ISSUE From Our Correspondent SIALKOT: Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) have urged the federal government to implement its announcement made in the federal budget 2017-2018 regarding payment and clearance of all sales tax refund …

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Incentives introduced to encourage housing sector: Ishaq Dar


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar yesterday said that the major incentives had been introduced in the budget to promote housing sector of country. Addressing a post-budget press conference here, the minister said that an important guarantee scheme had been proposed in …

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Backward areas to get special attention: Ahsan


ISLAMABAD:Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says GDP growth target of six percent will be achieved during the next financial year. In a statement, he said backward areas of the country will be given special attention in the development programme. The Minister said 66 percent increase in the budget of Higher Education …

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PM to announce package for Karachi soon: Sindh governor


KARACHI: Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would soon visit Karachi and announce a Karachi Package, while a separate package for industries would also be announced. He stated this during his visit to North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI); Senator Nehal Hashmi was …

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UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar

LONDON: A record amount of solar power was generated on Friday as Britain basked in sunshine and temperatures of up to 28C, the National Grid has said. It said 8.7 gigawatts (GW) had been generated at lunchtime, representing 24.3% of total generation across the UK. The level tops the previous …

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Mango growers term subsidies insignificant

MULTAN: Mango Growers Association (MGA) has termed subsidies on agriculture inputs insignificant and urged the government to announce more facilities for them. MGA Multan President Maj (R) Tariq said that more subsidies and funds should be earmarked for growth of agriculture sector. He appreciated the federal government for lowering prices …

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Saudi Arabia to enforce selected tax in two weeks

NC Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that the selected tax will be implemented in two weeks and the value-added tax (VAT) on January 1, Sapq online local news reported. The announcement was made by General Authority of Zakat and Tax based on a decision taken by the …

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‘Farmers to get special incentives’

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik yesterday said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), government has given special incentives to the farmers for boosting agriculture products. Talking to a private news channel, he said that subsidy was given to the farmers on electricity, fertilizer, seed and machinery …

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