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  • KARACHI: Senator Muzafar Hussain Shah chairing Senate’s Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research at the office of Chief Secretary Sindh, at Sindh Secretariat, Karachi. Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan is also present in the meeting.

  • QUETTA: Abdul Baqi Kakar, SVP Quetta Chamber and Farzana Kareem Baloch, member Women Chamber presenting crest to Masooma Sabtain, Vice President FPCCI on her visit to FPCCI’s regional office, Quetta. President Women Chamber, Marium Choudhari, representatives from Quetta Chamber, Muhammad Ayub Khalji, Sr VP Quetta Chamber and other women members are also present on the occasion.

  • KARACHI: A group photo of the participants of successfully concluded Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy (MNE) Declaration and EFP’s National Business Agenda 2018-2023, includes Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Labour, Information and Transport, Government of Sindh, Ingrid Christensen Country Director ILO country office for Pakistan, Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General of Japan in Karachi, Majyd Aziz, President, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, Dr. Arshad Vohra, Deputy Mayor Karachi and parliamentarians namely Dr. Arif Alvi, MNA-PTI, Dr. Shazia Soomro MNA PPP, Raza Haroon Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Khawaja Tariq Nazir Secretary General PML-Sindh, Rasheed Solangi, Secretary Labour, Government of Sindh, Butta Director Labour Sindh, Karamat Ali, Director Pakistan Institute of Labour and Research (PILAR), Shahid Baig of PILAR, Ghulam Nabi Memon, Joint Director Labour Sindh and Fasihul Karim Siddiqi Secretary General EFP.

Rs4.4 billion for AJK’s development sector released

MUZAFFARABAD: Federal finance Ministry has released an amount of Rs.4.4 billion as second installment of development fund which has been dispersed to different departments to expedite the work on ongoing projects, said an official of finance department of Azad Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. The planning and development department in a …

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Public venture in agri sector raised to 10pc

ISLAMABAD: With a focus on food production and distribution, public investment in agriculture, will be raised to at least 10 percent of the total public sector development expenditure at federal and provincial level with the aim to increase food security in the country. According to official sources, under the Vision …

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LCCI urges govt to withdraw development cess


From Our Corespondent LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) yesterday urged the Punjab government to withdraw Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess(CIDC). LCCI President Malik Tahir Javed, Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rasheed and Vice President Zeshan Khalil stated here that the CIDC was a double taxation as 1.05 per …

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PM satisfied over increase in trade volume


IMPACT OF GSP PLUS REGIME ON PAKISTAN REVIEWED From Our Corespondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the relevant stakeholders to work together in securing greater access to Pakistani products in the world markets. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad yesterday to review impact of GSP Plus …

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‘2mln families benefitted from Rs47bln Akhuwat funds’

NATION NEED UPTO MARKS EDUCATION: FPCCI  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan’s education sector is needed to be developed up to the mark to ensure right of getting quality education to every person. Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Chairman and Vice President Manzoorul Haq Malik expressed …

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FBR laxity causes losses worth Rs16bln to exchequer

By Wasim Kambo ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)’s corrupt mafia had caused a huge loss of Rs.16.277 billion to national exchequer for misclassification of imported goods and not imposing penalties on blue eyed exporters for various rules violations, it has been revealed in an official document. The report …

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Prices of 731 import items to increase

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has imposed regulatory duties on 731 items via a statutory regulatory order (SRO) issued on Monday. The regulatory duty on import items varies between 10 and 50 percent. The items include everything being imported into the country including confectionary items, toiletries, and …

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Country should not depend on few countries for internet: PEW

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) yesterday said the demand for internet is more than its supply resulting in shortage while disruption in the service has become a permanent feature which is resulting in heavy losses. Telecom companies, call centers and high-tech business are facing heavy losses …

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SCCI for setting up Support Industry in Sialkot


From Our Correspondent SIALKOT: President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Zahid Latif Malik has stressed the need for setting up “Support Industry” to facilitate industrial sector of the country. Talking to media yesterday, he said that in order to cope with future challenges of industrial sector, the government …

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