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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif congratulating Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar after presenting Budget proposals at the National Assembly in Islamabad on 26th May, 2017

ISLAMABAD:(APS)May 26, 2017-An incentive and relief laden federal budget with a total outlay of 5,310 billion rupees has been announced for the next fiscal year. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented budgetary proposals for the next year in the National Assembly session in Islamabad on Friday. The resource availability during next year has been estimated at 4,681.2 billion rupees and net ... Read More »

Domestic economy volume crossed level of $ 3 hundred billion: Dar

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar displaying copy of Pakistan Economic Survey 2016-17 at a launching ceremony held in Islamabad on May 25, 2017.

ISLAMABAD: (APS) May 25,2017-The volume of Pakistan’s economy crossed the threshold of three hundred billion dollars during the outgoing financial year. This was stated by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar while launching the Economic Survey for 2016-17 in Islamabad on Thursday. Briefing the media about the performance of different sectors, the Finance Minister said that overall economic growth remained five point ... Read More »

Expected 15% increase in salaries and pensions in the next budget

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ISLAMABAD (APS) April 29, 2017- The government is expected review the pension and salary scale of government employees extensively and might raise the pay and pension plan by 10 to 15 percent. Federal Budget for 2017-18 will be announced by last week of next month and a proposal to increase pension and salary scale by 10 to 15 percent may ... Read More »

Government is committed to ensuring transparency in all sectors of the economy: Ishaq Dar

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar shaking hand with US Treasury Secretary Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin in Washington on April 25, 2017.

WASHINGTON:(APS)April 25,2017- Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar has said that the government is now focusing on achieving sustainable and inclusive higher growth after macroeconomic stability. Addressing members of US-Pakistan Business Council at US Chamber of Commerce at Washington on Tuesday, he said Pakistan is fast improving ease of doing business in the country. The Minister said the government is committed ... Read More »

Pakistani furniture products is necessary for exports: Sardar Mahtab

Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan visiting the 7th  Interiors Pakistan Exhibition organised by Pakistan Furniture Council  in Islamabad on April 22, 2017.

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 22, 2017- Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan said the Pakistan furniture industry had a great potential and Pakistani Furniture manufacturers, designers and workers have proved their talent internationally. He said there is a need to enhance their capacity as per the demands of the modern era so that they can compete across the ... Read More »

Pakistan is moving forward cooperation in various business sectors with US:DAR

FINANCE MINISTER, SENATOR MOHAMMAD ISHAQ DAR IN A MEETING WITH MS. LAUREL MILLER, ACTING US SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN IN ISLAMABAD ON APRIL 17, 2017.

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APS): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that Pakistan greatly values its relations with the US and looks forward to further enhancement of these ties in different spheres, particularly economy and trade. He was talking to Ms Laurel Miller, the Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan after receiving her for a meeting here. ... Read More »

Public welfare will be priority in upcoming budget: Ishaq Dar

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting on budget matters in Islamabad on April 15, 2017.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 15, 2017-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says improving well-being of the  general public and addressing their needs will be the top most priority of the government in the forthcoming budget. He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today to review budget preparations. The finance minister said the government has held comprehensive consultations with all the stakeholders and various experts during ... Read More »

Pakistan and IMF have successfully completed annual consultations

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and IMF Mission Chief for Pakistan, Harald Finger talking to media after conclusion of article-4 consultations in Dubai  on April 5, 2017.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)April 5, 2017-Pakistan and International Monetary Fund have successfully completed annual consultations under Article-IV of the Agreement. Addressing a joint press conference along with IMF Mission Chief Harald Finger in Dubai on Wednesday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said the consultations broadly covered multiple areas of the economy. He said successful completion of the discussions indicates the government’s commitment in further ... Read More »

Bahrain’s business community can benefit by CPEC: PM Nawaz

H.E. ZAYED R. ALZAYANI, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE & TOURISM, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN CALLED ON PRIME MINISTER MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF AT PM OFFICE, ISLAMABAD ON 29TH MARCH 2017.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 29, 2017-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited Bahraini investors to explore investment opportunities in commercial and tourism sectors of Pakistan. He was talking to Minister for Industries, Commerce and Tourism of Bahrain Zayed R. Alzayan who called on him along with a delegation in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Prime Minister said cooperation between the two countries in economic field ... Read More »

Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated CPEC Center of Excellence in Islamabad

MINISTER FOR PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM, AHSAN IQBAL OFFERING DUA AFTER  INAUGURATING CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR (CPEC) CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ISLAMABAD MARCH 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 27,2017-Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Ahsan Iqbal has inaugurated China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Center of Excellence in Islamabad on Monday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said it is a very special day when dream is coming true by establishing a unique institute that would undertake research on the future of Pakistan. “Today is the era of ... Read More »

Economic progress of Pakistan has been acknowledged globally:Prime Minister Nawaz

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif flanked by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair (left) and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah (right), chairing a meeting of Business Community at Governor House, Karachi on March 14, 2017.

KARACHI:(APS)March 14, 2017- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met with leading businessmen at Governor House Karachi.   Prime Minister said that when our government took office in 2013, we were faced with problems including terrorism, economic decline and energy shortage. However, our government took it as a challenge and worked tirelessly to overcome these problems. Today, by the grace of Almighty; ... Read More »

Public welfare is top priority in next budget: Ishaq Dar

FINANCE MINISTER, SENATOR MOHAMMAD ISHAQ DAR CHAIRING MEETING ABOUT BUDGET MATTERS IN ISLAMABAD ON FEBRUARY 11, 2017.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Feb 11,2017-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that ensuring well-being of general public will be accorded the utmost priority in next budget. He expressed these views while chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Saturday to review matters for federal budget 2017-18. The Minister was briefed on preparation for the budget. Ishaq Dar expressed his satisfaction with the preparations and ... Read More »

Pakistan, Bahrain agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors

ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS SARTAJ AZIZ AND FOREIGN MINISTER OF BAHRAIN H.E. SHAIKH KHALID BIN AHMED BIN MOHAMED AL KHALIFA SIGNING MOUS AT FOREIGN OFFICE IN ISLAMABAD ON FEBRUARY 6, 2017.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)FEB 6,2017-Pakistan has invited Bahrain to take advantage of improved business environment and invest in energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors. The offer was made by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz during Pakistan-Bahrain Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Islamabad on Monday. Later, talking to newsmen along with Foreign Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, the Advisor said ... Read More »

Federal government has damaged the economy on foreign pressure:Asif Zardari

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ISLAMABAD: (APS) January 12, 2017– Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) President Asif Ali Zardari has on Thursday said that the federal government is damaging Pakistan’s economy upon foreign pressure, reported APS News. In a statement, Zardari said that the federal government was playing with fire as removal of the subsidy on fertiliser might spark issues between the provinces. He said ... Read More »

Senate passes resolution:To end 5000 currency notes

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ISLAMABAD:(APS)December 19, 2016-The Senate on Monday passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of high denomination Rs5,000 currency notes from circulation in order to curb the flow of black money. Senator Usman Saif Ullah Khan of PML tabled the resolution that was endorsed by the majority of law makers in the Upper House. The resolution said that the withdrawal of Rs5,000 notes ... Read More »

National economy has been improved and strengthened:Ishaq Dar

Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar talking to press along with the members of the Forex Delears Association in Islamabad on 2-12-2016

ISLAMABAD:(APS)December 2, 2016-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the economy of the country has been improved and strengthened due to the prudent policies of the government. He was addressing participants of National Security Workshop at Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis, National Defence University in Islamabad today. The Finance Minister said that after coming into power in 2013, the government ... Read More »

Government has also taken steps for increasing revenues: Ishaq Dar

FEDERAL MINISTER FOR FINANCE SENATOR MOHAMMAD ISHAQ DAR TALKING TO MEDIA AFTER THE MEETING OF THE BI-ANNUAL MONITORING OF NATIONAL FINANCE COMMISSION AWARD (NFC) AWARD IN ISLAMABAD ON NOVEMBER 28, 2016.

ISLAMABAD: (APS)November 28, 2016-The 2nd meeting of the 9th National Finance Commission (NFC) was held in Islamabad today with the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. The meeting unanimously approved the Biannual Implementation Monitoring Report of the 7th NFC Award. The Commission received presentations from the four Working Groups and prepared recommendations for the 9th NFC Award. The Commission ... Read More »

President FPCCI Rauf Alam met with Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar

Chairman FPCCI Mr. Rauf Alam called on Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on 25-11-2016.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)November 25, 2016-The President of Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Rauf Alam and former President of FPCCI Muzamil Sabri called on the Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here today. Rauf Alam expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and thanked the Finance Minister for reducing Rs. 200 per MMBTU in the gas ... Read More »

Business opportunities will be provided in Chiniot: MNA Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh

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Chiniot:(APS) November 14, 2016- We will provide academic facilities to Chiniot like Oxford. Medical College will be functioned soon.  New opportunities for business will be provided and the city will be become the hub of economic activities.  It was stated by Chairman Finance Committee of National Assembly Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh on the occasion of inauguration ceremony of Welfare Complex here ... Read More »

Need to keep check on the foreign currency accounts:Senate Standing Committee Finance

SENATOR SALEEM MANDVIWALLA, CHAIRMAN SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, REVENUE, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, STATISTICS AND PRIVATIZATION PRESIDING OVER A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE ISLAMABAD ON OCTOBER 26, 2016.

ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 26, 2016-The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenues, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization met at the Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Senator Saleem Mandviwalla.  The Committee besides some other issues also considered different Bills referred by the House for consideration and report.  The Committee unanimously recommended that the Companies (appointment of legal advisors) Bill, 2016, may be passed ... Read More »

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