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Afshan Subohi

Amendments in the sales tax act

The blockage of input tax adjustment change is neither wise nor fair, says Ehsan Malik, CEO PBC. Updated Aug 22, 2016 07:57am

Rescuing the jobless

Based on the profile of people leaving the country to work abroad, the composition is shifting towards better skilled. Updated Aug 08, 2016 08:51am

Big business groups fear fragmentation

Reversal of fiscal measures taken a decade ago to encourage consolidation of business groups threaten industrial growth. Updated Aug 01, 2016 07:43am

Strategic asset left idle

Bankers who financed the project are actively looking for investors to sell the project to clear claims, NBP senior. Updated Jul 25, 2016 08:50pm

Dynamics of Eid spending

The sale of mobile phones and car accessories also emerged as hot items claiming consumers’ special attention this year. Updated Jul 11, 2016 08:02am

Zakat: outlet for worthy causes

Last year the total cash and in-kind donations by companies and individuals were projected at about Rs240bn. Updated Jul 04, 2016 07:55am

Ramazan lifts up consumer market

Keeping with the usual trend, grocery bills swelled again this Ramazan pushing up the monthly household expense level. Updated Jun 27, 2016 08:14am

Sway of the landed gentry

Murad Ali Shah is trying to mobilise more resources locally but without widening the tax net or increasing tax rates Published Jun 20, 2016 06:25am

Middle class left to fend for itself

In turbulent Pakistan two years is a long time but the next budget has been crafted keeping the 2018 elections in view. Updated Jun 06, 2016 10:02am

No excitement for investors

Corporate Pakistan that has both the capacity and capability to boost investment to lift all boats did not find the... Published Jun 06, 2016 06:59am

How to wade thru’ murky waters

Investors looking to commit resources in the CPEC-related projects are anxious: business tycoon on Panamaleaks Updated May 23, 2016 08:03am

Promise of a business-friendly budget

The business community sees incremental economic growth in the year ahead but rules out a sharp increase in the rate. Updated May 16, 2016 09:33am