Imran Ali Kundi

  • TISLAMABAD - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday expressed concerned over external sector of Pakistan’s economy, which could see further difficulties ahead of next general election of 2018. Political instability in Pakistan during last few months has decoupled the country from ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/LAHORE - A parliamentary committee on Wednesday took notice of sharp rupee depreciation against US dollar in last few days and summoned top officials of Ministry of Finance and State Bank of Pakistan next week to explain the reason of Pakistani currency’s fall. The rupee has ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s trade deficit swelled to $15 billion in just five months, putting further pressure on the foreign exchange reserves. The country’s trade deficit was recorded at $15 billion during five months (July to November) of the current fiscal year as compared to $11.7 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  The incumbent government has failed to sign any free trade agreement (FTA) with any country since June 2013, indicating its non-seriousness in enhancing trade with other countries. The government is currently negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) with Thailand, Korea and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  The federal government has finally appointed two members of the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), enabling the Commission to take suo motu actions against cartels. The government has appointed Dr Shahzad Ansar and Dr Muhammad Saleem as CCP members through a competitive ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday agreed to stay engaged for exploring ways to increase bilateral trade and investment between the two countries on sustainable basis.  Both the countries also discussed the ways to enhance the bilateral trade in the coming years. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A parliamentary committee on Thursday recommended the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas Secretariat to expedite the process of fulfilling vacant posts in education and health departments of FATA. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance under the chairmanship of Senator Saleem ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Annual inflation rate jumped to 4 percent in November due to higher oil prices and imposition of regulatory duty on imported items. The inflation measured through Consumer Price Index (CPI) was recorded at 4 percent during November against same month of the last year, according to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Despite healthy growth in tax collection, the federal government withheld Rs167.4 billion of the provinces during first quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal year. The federal government transferred Rs428.66 billion to the four provincial governments during July-September ...

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