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Govt working on policies to attract foreign traders: CM Punjab

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Nov 7,2015-Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PML (N) government is working on policies to attract foreign traders for providing job opportunities to the people living in Punjab. He was addressing, concluding session of a two-day international seminar on business opportunities in Punjab. The Chief Minister said the seminar provided an opportunity to show tremendous potential of ... Read More »

Makeover designed system for the convenience of pensioner

Makeover designed system for the convenience of pensioner

  ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 16, 2015 -The Auditor General of Pakistan(AGP) Rana Asad Amin here on Friday had a meeting with the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and shared with him initiatives and recommendations envisaged by the Office of AGP for facilitation of pensioners in the country. After detailed briefing by the AGP, important decisions were taken with a view to ... Read More »

Farmers need social protection ever more; Sikandar Bosan

Farmers need social protection ever more; Sikandar Bosan

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Oct 16,2015-Ministry of National Food Security and Research celebrated World Food Day in partnership with WFP (World Food Programme), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization ), PARC  (Pakistan Agriculture Research Council) and IFAD (International Fund for Agriculture Development )under the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the cycle of Rural Poverty”.  While speaking at the occasion, the Federal Minister for Food ... Read More »

Pak-Russia sign Inter-Governmental agreement on the North-South Gas Pipeline

Pak-Russia sign Inter-Governmental agreement on the North-South Gas Pipeline

ISLAMABAD:(APS) Oct 16,2016-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that the growing cooperation between Pakistan and Russia would help a great deal in fulfilling Pakistan’s energy requirements. The Prime Minister said this while meeting a Russian delegation led by Mr. Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation who called on the PM at PM House Islamabad, today. This ... Read More »

Saudi Companies to invest oil and gas sector in Pakistan; Ishaq Dar

Saudi Companies to invest oil and gas sector in Pakistan; Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to work closely to strengthen bilateral trade and economic relations. Saudi Arabia says it is keenly looking at investment opportunities for Saudi investors in Pakistan. In a meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Saturday, Saudi Ambassador Abdulah Marzouk Al-Zahrani said he will encourage investors from the Kingdom to take advantage of ... Read More »

Income tax  files extend  date till October 31

Income tax files extend date till October 31

ISLAMABAD:(APS)Sep 30,2015-Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet here Wednesday. The Committee approved a proposal submitted by the Federal Board of Revenue to extend for another month i.e. till 31st of October 2015, the reduced rate of 0.3% advance income tax from non-filers, on banking transactions, under section ... Read More »

FINANCE MINISTER  MEETS US DEPUTY SECRETARY TREASURY SARAH BLOOM RASKIN

FINANCE MINISTER MEETS US DEPUTY SECRETARY TREASURY SARAH BLOOM RASKIN

ISLAMABAD:(APS) September 26, 2015-Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar met Deputy Secretary Treasury, Sarah Bloom Raskin in Washington and apprised her about the remarkable turnaround of Pakistan economy in a short span of two years. Senator Dar stated that the resurgence of Pakistan economy was recognized by global financial institutions and rating agencies. He specifically mentioned the sharp decline in inflation ... Read More »

APP Workers Unsafe Economically: APP administration should be changed

APP Workers Unsafe Economically: APP administration should be changed

ISLAMABAD: APP Employees Union said that  to stop exploitation of APP workers. APP Union including other media organizations demanded  that  to be restore closure of medical allowance and dues of non-payment. He also demanded that  negative tactics and retaliatory actions to hold off from APP management. It also workers demanded that  to take action against corrupt APP administration. Read More »

GERMAN AMBASSADOR MEETS ISHAQ DAR

GERMAN AMBASSADOR MEETS ISHAQ DAR

ISLAMABAD:(APS) September 12, 2015-The newly appointed German Ambassador to Pakistan, Ms Ina Lepel met the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Saturday. She was accompanied by First Secretary, Almut Knop on the occasion. Minister Dar welcomed the German Ambassador and wished her well during her diplomatic assignment in Pakistan. The Ambassador apprised the Minister of the visit next week ... Read More »

Exports is inevitable to increase government revenue; Prime Minister

Exports is inevitable to increase government revenue; Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD:(APS) September 11, 2015-Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting with the heads of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and export groups of the country at Prime Minister’s Office today. Prime Minister said that the meeting with the representatives of business houses and export groups has been convened to deliberate on the measures to increase the exports of the country. ... Read More »

OGRA recommends Rs 6.15 cut in petrol price from Sept 1

OGRA recommends Rs 6.15 cut in petrol price from Sept 1

ISLAMABAD (APS News) – Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Friday has recommended the Finance Ministry to cut petroleum products’ prices by at least Rs 7.5 per litre starting from September 1. The department dispatched a summary regarding petroleum products’ prices to the Finance Ministry. The summary recommends a price cut of at least Rs 6.15 in petrol prices ... Read More »

Government is a top priority empowerment  of youth as social and economic; Leila Khan

Government is a top priority empowerment of youth as social and economic; Leila Khan

ISLAMABAD:(APS)August12,2015-“Government is striving hard to empower youth socially and economically through multiple interventions under the aegis of Prime Minister’s Youth Programme”, said Ms Leila Khan, Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Programme.  She was addressing the participants of a function organized jointly by Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) and UNDP Pakistan at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in order to mark the ... Read More »

Pakistan needs unconventional fiscal and monitory policy measure. Saleem Mandviwalla

Pakistan needs unconventional fiscal and monitory policy measure. Saleem Mandviwalla

    ISLAMABAD/KARACHI:(APS)Chairman Standing Committee Finance Senator Saleem Mandviwalla has said that  Pakistan has had to adopt unconventional fiscal and monitory policy measure since the Fiscal and monetary policies are no longer restricted to their traditional roles. He was addressing a three days international conference on China-Pakistan economic corridor in urumqi china. He said that Global financial crisis and the ... Read More »

PML-N Economic Performance Slides Down, PRIME New Scorecard Issued

  PML-N receives 38% marks in Economic Revival and 44% in Energy Security Islamabad July 31, 2015: Even after 2 years in power, the current government of PML-Nhas still not initiated the massive economic reforms on which it won the general elections 2013,said the report issued by Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an independent think tank. According to ... Read More »

FINANCE MINISTER ADDRESSES CHIEF COMMISSIONERS’ CONFERENCE

  ISLAMABAD:(APS) July 24, 2015 -Addressing the Chief Commissioner’s Conference, the Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Friday appreciated FBR’s performance, despite the challenges of reduced oil prices, drop in commodity prices and low inflation faced by it. The Minister commended the FBR on increasing its revenue collection by 33% and increasing the tax to GDP ratio from ... Read More »

Pak-China pipeline has started work;Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD:(APS) Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan has started construction work on a seven hundred-kilometre pipeline to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from China, said a report on Radio Pakistan. Abbasi said the project will be jointly funded by Pakistan and China. He also said that Gwadar port will be used as the central hub ... Read More »

Iran will start gas supplies in two years;Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Islamabad is hopeful of reviving a stalled gas pipeline project connecting Iran to energy-starved Pakistan, a minister told AFP Wednesday following the signing of a historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Launched in 2010, the project envisages the creation of an 1,800 kilometre (1,100 mile) pipeline from Iran to Pakistan, which has for years been ... Read More »

FINANCE MINISTER ANNOUNCES  WITH  BUSINESS COMMUNITY

FINANCE MINISTER ANNOUNCES WITH BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ISLAMABAD:(APS) July 9, 2015;Members of the Business community and the  Federal Board of Revenue here on Thursday agreed for adjusting 0.3 percent Withholding Tax (WHT) for non-filers up to September 30, 2015. The agreement between the two sides calls upon non-filers to file their returns on or before 30th September, 2015 for period ending 30th June 2015. SAPM on Revenue, ... Read More »

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