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Tax bar demands 90-day time for tax return filing

KARACHI: The Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) on Friday asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to allow 90 days to tax payers for filing their returns from the date of issuance of tax forms, in line with the law. The KTBA, in a letter addressed to FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi, objected to the FBR’s Sept 5 circular No.2(I)Cond./I.Tax/2018 asking ... Read More »

KCCI, PJBF ink MoU to enhance cooperation for improving Pakistan, Japan trade

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which both institutions have agreed to jointly identify the common challenges affecting their members and collectively develop responses to these challenges so that trade between Pakistan and Japan could be enhanced. Under the said MoU, which was ... Read More »

Makda urges govt to prop up PNSC for handling expected high trade growth

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda has said that with the expansion of CPEC to more and more countries, Pakistan could become a major world channel for petro-chemical trade and greatly stimulate its economic growth. “Hence, the government has to prop up the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) to handle the expected high growth ... Read More »

FPCCI Standing Committee on “customs agents” meeting to be held on Sept 21

KARACHI: A meeting of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12 pm at conference room of FPCCI head office. The meeting will discuss in details web based software for customs agents, inspector, and exporters and a presentation will be made on clearance of goods through scanner by M/s ... Read More »

All office-bearers of KCCA elected unopposed

KARACHI: The election commission of Karachi Customs Clearance Agents (KCCA) declared the election results for the term 2019-2020 elected unopposed which are as under:-     Read More »

RCCI elects Saboor Malik as unopposed president

RAWALPINDI: Saboor Malik elected unopposed as President of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) for the year 2019-20. The 3-member RCCI Election Commission consisted of Malik Zahoor, Fazlurahman Malik and Sheikh Hafeez Ahmad announced the winners in this regard in a meeting held here on Wednesday. The announcement of newly elected Senior Vice President Nosherwan Khalil Khan and ... Read More »

KCCI, Makkah Chamber agree to jointly develop trade ties

KARACHI: President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Junaid Esmail Makda and Chief of Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Hisham bin Mohammed Kaaki during a meeting held at MCCI Office in Makkah agreed to work together and explore ways of developing the trade and business ties of the two countries. According to a statement issued, the meeting ... Read More »

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 »