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Govt will take all possible measures to facilitate exporters: Razak Dawood

LAHORE: Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Industry, Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said a long-term integrated export strategy is adopted to encourages investment in manufacturing for producing export surpluses, encourages value addition, and resolves long-standing issues like competitiveness and productivity He was speaking at the LCCI Export Trophy – 2019. LCCI President Almas Hyder, Senior Vice ... Read More »

PIAF-Founders Alliance vows to raise voice for solution of problems being faced by traders

LAHORE: The PIAF-Founders Alliance (PFA) leaders have pledged to continue to raise voice for the solution of the problems being faced by the business community. The participation of large number of market representatives in a recent function during current week was enough proof to make the point that the business community wanted continuity in the policies introduced by the Alliance. ... Read More »

CA deficit narrowing due to fall in imports, rise in exports: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the country’s economy was going through historic difficulties and the present government inherited current account deficit, budget deficit and circular debts. He said a huge chunk of revenue was being consumed to clear the debts, leaving limited resources for development work however, the current account deficit has been narrowing due to fall ... Read More »

CA deficit narrowing due to fall in imports, rise in exports, President Alvi

KARACHI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the country’s economy was going through historic difficulties and the present government inherited current account deficit, budget deficit and circular debts. A huge chunk of revenue was being consumed to clear the debts, leaving limited resources for development work however, the current account deficit has been narrowing due to fall in imports ... Read More »

MTBA offers free legal assistance to disabled taxpayers

MULTAN: Multan Tax Bar Association has offered free legal assistance to government departments disabled taxpayers. According to details, Multan Tax Bar Association has decided to provide free legal assistance to disabled taxpayers working in the different government department for filing of their tax returns. It was learnt that disabled taxpayers working in different government departments face difficulty in filling their ... Read More »

RCCI to extend full support for promotion of healthy activities

  RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has taken a step forward to strengthen industry-academia linkage and promote healthy activities in the region. RCCI youth club will play a key role in engaging city’s youth towards development and facelift of the Rawalpindi city. Addressing the launching ceremony of RCCI Youth Club, President Malik Shahid Saleem said that ... Read More »

KCCI opposes, proposer withdraws bill to extend FPCCI’s office bearers tenure

KARACHI: Vice Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Haroon Farooki, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil and Acting President KCCI Khurram Shahzad, who represented KCCI at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Commerce & Textile held in Islamabad on Wednesday, strongly opposed the proposed Bill to extend the tenure of FPCCI’s Office ... Read More »

Stablizing economy govt’s top priority: Reza Baqir

LAHORE: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Reza Baqir today (September 7) said that stabilizing the economy of the country is their top priority and private sectors must act in accordance with the rules and regulations for it. While visiting the FPCCI Regional Office in Lahore, he expressed that it was SBP’s priority to keep up with other banks, without ... Read More »

Any mini budget, additional taxes to prove ruinous for economy: KCCI

KARACHI: Acting President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Khurram Shahzad, while referring to various rumors and some media buzz going on about the announcement of yet another mini budget or imposition of additional taxes to overcome the yawning deficit, warned that any such move would prove ruinous for the economy as the industries and businesses, which ... Read More »

PCJCCI celebrated Defence Day to pay homage to the martyrs and ghazis

LAHORE: Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi has said that the Defence Day is an icon of our unity. It was stated by him while addressing a meeting held at PCJCCI premises to celebrate the Defence Day. Mr. Ahmed Hasnain, Senior Vice President and Mr. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI also paid tribute ... Read More »

Govt must eliminate regulatory duty & additional custom duty on materials

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir has said that government must eliminate regulatory duty and additional customs duty to attract zero or low customs duty This was sated by the participants at the All Pakistan Chambers Convention on “Revitalization of Economy under chairmanship of LCCI President Almas Hyder for a brainstorming session  on economic issues, ... Read More »

Khurram dismayed over poor performance of DMCs, demands audit

KARACHI: Acting President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Khurram Shahzad, while expressing dismay over poor performance of all six District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) and their failure to ensure sustainable cleanliness all over the city, urged the higher authorities at the Provincial Government to take strictest notice by initiating the audit of funds being given every year ... Read More »

PIAF Founder candidates elected unopposed on all seats of LCCI

LAHORE:  PIAF Founder alliance candidates Monday were elected unopposed on all the eight seats of chamber class in the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Election campaign Convener and veteran trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik congratulated all the newly elected office bearers and hoped that voters will again demonstrate same confidence on candidates of corporate class elections. He said today,s ... Read More »

FBR assures GST will not be levied on smaller, jewelers

LAHORE: Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has assured that General Sales Tax (GST) will not be levied on jewellers having a shop smaller than 100 square feet and a notification in this regard will be issued during next week. Assurance was extended by the FBR Senior Chief Sales Tax Javed Memon to a 20-member delegation of the Punjab Sarafa Gems ... Read More »

Rashakai SEZ to pave way for enhanced regional trade

LAHORE: A two-member Chinese delegation from the Rashakai Special Economic Zone on Thursday called on Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) Vice President Faheemur Rehman Saigal. According to LCCI spokesman, various issues including the establishment of special economic zones in Pakistan and Pak-China trade relations came under discussion during the meeting. Delegation members Suo Bin Xing and Simon Li ... Read More »

Chief Collector Enforcement Zeba Hai Azhar assures to resolve issues of businessmen

FAISALABAD: The Chief Collector Central Region Zeba Hai Azhar said that business community was playing key role in the development of the local economy and steps would be taken to address the key issues of trade and industry. She said this while addressing a delegation of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry during meeting at Faisalabad Dry Port Trust FDPT. ... Read More »

Gems & Jewellers to hold meeting with FBR member policy

LAHORE: A representative 20-member delegation of the Punjab Sarafa Gems & Jewellers Association led by its Chairman Muhammad Ahmad will hold parleys with Member Policy Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr. Hamid Attique Sarwar on the issue of imposition of GST. General Secretary of the Association Rana Muhammad Shahzad said that the delegation will apprise the FBR top brass about ... Read More »

APTMA elects new body

LAHORE: The APTMA election commission declared Adil Bashir as chairman, Abdul Rahim Nasir as senior vice chairman, Aamir Sh as vice chairman and Kamran Arshad as treasurer and nine members for the Regional Managing Committee of Punjab region. Chairman Election Commission conducted scrutiny of the nomination papers of the contesting candidates for the members of the executive committee 2019-20. Those ... Read More »

RCCI 2nd Gems and Jewelry Expo ends on a high note

RAWALPINDI: The second edition of Gems, Jewelry and Watches exhibition being organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) ended on a high note at a local hotel in Islamabad. During the three day exhibition, more than 50 stalls of different items including precious stones, gems, ornaments and silver, gold and diamond jewelry were displayed. A large of ... Read More »

Govt takes all measures for promotion of gems & jewelry sector: Dr. Fehmida Mirza

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Dr. Fehmida Mirza has said that her ministry will be working proactively with all provinces through TEVTA in promotion of skill development of miners and workers from Gems and Jewelry sector. Chamber of Commerce can play its important role while bridging between the academia and industry. While giving media briefing at Gems and ... Read More »