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LCCI for govt not to ask source of investment for two years

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) on Thursday demanded the government not to ask about the source of investment from investors for at least two years. In a statement, LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh said that the exemption was direly needed for the revival of industries and to bring money in circulation. He said that lockdown because of ... Read More »

SOPs for industries be finalized at earliest: KCCI

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while expressing concerns over the arrest/ detention of owner a textile mill, stated that it was not a wise move to arrest anyone or raid industries but any violation of government’s order should be brought to KCCI’s and relevant industrial zone association’s notice so that the same ... Read More »

LCCI seeks relaxation for small traders, shopkeepers

  LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and  Industry (LCCI) President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh has appealed to the government to give relaxation to small traders and shopkeepers. He urged the government to allow 9am to 5pm business in the markets. Talking to different delegations of traders, the LCCI president said that the government has taken a good step by allowing operations ... Read More »

RCCI ask govt to open business centers for restricted time

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has asked the government, especially the district administration, to issue standard operating procedures (SOPs) with regard to opening of business centers in a limited and restricted timeframe. RCCI President Saboor Malik in a statement said that the lockdown is due until April 14th, prompting the district administration to consult with the ... Read More »

RCCI urges for bailout package for travel industry

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce President Saboor Malik has demanded a special bail-out package for travel industry and urged Civil Association Authority (CAA) to intervene immediately as airlines approach to travel agents and travel agencies for repayments. Talking to former Chairman of the Travel Association of Pakistan (TAAP) on Skype, Rana Abdul Ghafoor Khan, President Chamber Saboor Malik said ... Read More »

PM’s amnesty scheme will stabilize national economy: SCCI 

SUKKUR: President Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Malik Rizwan Ahmed, highly appreciated the abolishing capital gain tax and said that it would help initiate new housing schemes in private sector, said a statement issued here on Monday. SSCI welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s amnesty scheme for the construction sector and said that it would help stabilise national economy ... Read More »

RCCI lauds PM’s package for construction industry

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) lauded the concession package for the construction sector announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan. RCCI President Saboor Malik in statement, said that business community welcome the initiative for construction sector to get industry status and setting up a development board. “This was the longstanding demand from business community to revise the ... Read More »

APMDA demands to resolve issue of SRO 52(I)2019, allow payment of duties locally

KARACHI: All Pakistan Motor Dealers Association (APMDA) appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to resolve their outstanding issues on priority basis. In a letter addressed to prime minister they stated that people are facing difficulties due to travel disruptions all over the world. Those vehicles imported under various baggage schemes are lying at port awaiting payment of duties through encashment ... Read More »

KCCI asks Sindh govt to discontinue SRB’s tax collection for next four to six months

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan has requested Chief Minister Sindh to devise some kind of an effective mechanism for providing immediate relief to the perturbed businessmen and industrialists by directing Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) to discontinue collection of all types of taxes including Services Tax and other levies. The same has been ... Read More »

KCCI seeks 50 pc reduction for three months in taxation rates, POL prices, interest rates

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan has requested the Federal Government to permanently withdraw Industrial Support Package Adjustment (ISPA) arrears which would provide some relief to the industries particularly in a very critical ongoing situation when on one hand, their production has drastically gone down while on the other, they are facing additional ... Read More »

RCCI urge SBP to monitor rupee volatility against US dollar

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) expressed serious concerns over rupee fall  and asked State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to check volatility in the foreign exchange market, as the rupee traded as high as 170 per dollar in the interbank market in this week. RCCI President Saboor Malik in a statement said that the depreciation of Pakistani ... Read More »

Lockdown: FPCCI demands deferral of CNIC condition for 6 months on sale of goods

KARACHI: Saquib Fayyaz Magoon, Convener of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) standing committee on Sales Tax and Chairman Indenters Association of Pakistan (IAOP), urged Government to pay attention on economic crises due to lockdown for prevention of coronavirus pandemic and has demanded Prime Minister to defer CNIC Condition for 6 Months on sale of goods to ... Read More »

KCCI for proper mechanism to ensure smooth transfer of financial relief to poor, needy

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli and President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while warmly welcoming Prime Minister’s financial relief package of around Rs1.2 trillion announced to ward off the negative impact of coronavirus, said that it was undoubtedly a very good initiative but an effective mechanism was ... Read More »

RCCI concerns on Pak rupee fall against US dollar

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Thursday expressed serious concerns over the sharp fall in the value of Pakistani rupee against the US dollar. RCCI President Saboor Malik in a statement said that the depreciation of Pakistani rupee would have a massive negative impact on the already fragile economy of the country. “The dollar has risen ... Read More »

Business community hails PM relief package, reduction in interest rates

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has hailed the decision of the government to reduce the prices of petroleum products by Rs15 per litre as it would provide good relief to the inflation-stricken people. They also urged the government to further cut the interest rate to bring it down in order to ease the problems of business ... Read More »

RCCI seeks relief for SMEs under Economic Relief Package

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has sought extension of relief package to small and medium enterprise. RCCI President Saboor Malik in a statement said that 100 billion allocated for SMEs and agriculture sector. The relief announced for domestic consumers of electricity and gas is appreciated however, its scope should be extended to SMEs as well. Sabor ... Read More »

KCCI appreciates PM relief package

KARACHI: Business community has welcomed the relief package of around Rs1.2 trillion announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan to ward off the negative impact of coronavirus. Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli and President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Agha Shahab Ahmed Khan, while warmly welcoming Prime Minister’s financial relief package of around ... Read More »

APSA asks skeletal staff to adopt precautionary measures

KARACHI: All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA) issued advisory for shipping lines to provide services with skeletal staff. The advisory stated that this is in reference to the directive by the Government of Sindh issued on 22nd March 2020 Ref No SO (Jud-I)/8-1(04)/2020-Corona and clarification issued on 23rd March 2020 Ref No F.P/Corona 2019/Misc/2020 for the lockdown of all offices, and ... Read More »

KCCI demands waiver of detention & demurrage charges till May 31

KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has demanded the Ministry of Maritime Affairs to waive off the port demurrage and container detention charges till May 31, 2020. President KCCI Agha Shahab in a letter addressed to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi requested that instructions might be issued to Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Port Qasim ... Read More »

Lockdown: KCAA seeks extension in period for submission of duty, taxes

KARACHI: In order to facilitate the trade in general and customs agents community (service providers) in particular during the ongoing lockdown situation due to outbreak of Novol Coronavirus (COVID-19), the managing committee of Karachi Customs Agent Association under their respective capacities are performing their role and making all possible efforts for the re-dressal of grievances being faced by the members, ... Read More »