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Pakistan’s ruling party of industrialists serves up ‘business friendly’ first budget

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif formally signs the budget documents for 2013-14 after approval by the cabinet on June 12, 2013.

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The first Rs3.6 trillion budget of the new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League — a party of industrialists — presented within a week ... Read More »

United States promotes economic opportunities for Pakistani women


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The US-funded Entrepreneurs Project in Pakistan spurs entrepreneurial growth among low-income communities to address a growing need for economic opportunity. According to a press release issued by ... Read More »

Profit repatriation from Pakistan down slightly


Internews Report KARACHI: The repatriation of profits and dividends by foreign firms from Pakistan experienced a modest decline of 4.8 percent during the first seven months of the current fiscal ... Read More »

Pakistan accounts for only 5pc of textile imports by 20 nations


Internews Report LAHORE: Pakistan fetches $10.2 billion of its $12.5 billion textile export revenue from 20 countries. However, it accounts for merely 5.7 percent of their total textile imports, suggested ... Read More »

Pakistani banks getting addicted to easy govt investments


Internews Report KARACHI: The rising dependence on government securities is bound to disconnect the banking industry in Pakistan from the economy and may have dire consequences such as a slowdown ... Read More »

Industrialists in Pakistan capital urged to invest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) is actively enhancing its leadership role by being proactive and providing quality services to its constituents and acting as ... Read More »

WIPO regional workshop opens in Maldives


Maverick Report MALE: Maldives Minister for Economic Development Ahmed Mohamed inaugurated the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Regional Workshop on ‘Building Respect for Intellectual Property’ here on Wednesday. Kenji Onodera, ... Read More »

Pakistan telecom firms given demo on biometric verification for SIM issuance


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has proposed a comprehensive solution of biometric-based verification of computerized national identity card for issuance of SIMs (subscriber identification module) ... Read More »

Pakistan set to launch biometric verification system for SIM issuance


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has successfully prepared a robust and authentic biometric verification system for telecom operators, all preparations for the deployment of the ... Read More »

CNG distributors say Punjab being victimized by Pakistan government


Maverick Report LAHORE: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday said the gas load-shedding despite normalization of weather proves the government’s unsympathetic attitude towards masses reeling under multiple problems. ... Read More »

42% Pakistanis support complete ban on CNG supply to vehicles


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Views of Pakistanis are divided on whether there should be a complete ban on the compressed natural gas (CNG) supply to vehicles to ensure supply of gas ... Read More »

Pakistan launches insurance scheme for latest identity card holders

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority Chairman Tariq Malik and State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan Chairman Shahid Aziz exchange documents after signing an accidental death insurance scheme at NADRA Headquarters on January 23, 2013.

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has launched an accidental death insurance scheme that offers monetary cover to every new smart national identity card (SNIC) holder across the country for first two ... Read More »