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Coming budget to reflect govt’s resolve for inclusive economic growth

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday said that federal budget 2017-18 would reflect government’s resolve for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The minister chaired a meeting to review state of preparations for the budget 2017-18, said a statement issued by the Ministry of …

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Pakistan’s economy witnesses positive turnaround, growing rapidly: PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has asked the party members to work hard to resolve the problems being faced by the people in their constituencies. Addressing the parliamentary party meeting of PML-N in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said Pakistan’s economy has witnessed …

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Pakistan, Switzerland sign revised agreement on avoidance of double taxation

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD : Pakistan and Switzerland Tuesday signed the revised Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income. The Agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Switzerland, Marc George and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Dr Muhammad Irshad, a …

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Pakistan, Turkey to hold 6th round of FTA talks

ISLAMABAD: Paksitan and Turkey will hold sixth round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in April, which had been postponed due to Prime Minister visit to Turkey. Pakistan and Turkey will also discuss specific items including textile sector. Both the sides will hold discussions …

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Pak- Brazil agrees to boost economic,trade linkages

ISLAMABAD -UNS : A Brazilian Government delegation led by Mr. Ary Quintella, the Under-Secretary General for Asia Pacific, called on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs. The delegation is visiting Pakistan for the 4th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations. The …

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PM directs early completion of all development projects in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD -UNS -Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete all development projects in Gwadar at the earliest. He was speaking at a briefing about development projects in Gwadar on Wednesday. He said the government will allocate an ample amount in the upcoming budget …

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KSA to boost ‘decent and proper’ jobs for women

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is aiming for a major boost in female employment in the kingdom but women need not go to an office, the labour ministry said. “Telework” and work from home will generate up to 141,000 jobs by 2020, providing “decent and proper” employment …

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SBP spells out steps to check money laundering through banking channels

KARACH I -UNS: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Monday spelled out a number of steps to minimise money laundering through banking channels, and advised banks to monitor transaction patterns of customers and report suspicious activities. SBP Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra addressed CEOs of commercial …

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Govt launches first ever registered premium prize bond

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar inaugurated the bond at a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Pakistan is treading on the path of progress at a fast pace. He said eighty million rupees is the first prize …

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CDWP approves 17 projects of worth 99.4 billion

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved various significant projects under transport and communication sector, energy, water resources, physical planning and agriculture & food. Overall, the CDWP approved 17 projects of worth Rs 99.4 billion, including five projects costing Rs 93 billion, …

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