Stories for: Khaleeq Kiani

Govt to seek national consensus on action against Taliban if talks fail

Govt will seek a national consensus on what action to take against Taliban if talks with the TTP failed, said Dar.

Multilaterals see global springtime

An across-the-board reduction in expenditure may seem expedient, but should be avoided because it is neither

IMF terms bond issue successful

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed Pakistan’s successful launch of $2 billion Eurobond...

IMF sees rising revenues, falling fiscal deficits in Pakistan

IMF is expecting increasing revenues and declining fiscal deficits and debt ratios in Pakistan over the next few years.

IMF forecasts slow, but improving growth for Pakistan

Unemployment rate will rise from 6.7pc last year to 6.9pc this year and 7.2pc next year.

Uch-II power project may cause financial losses to public sector companies

Apart from financial losses to be caused by the project, over 250 staff working at the power plant were at risk.

Public utility courts

Govt has now decided to set up Public Utility Courts for speedy disposal of cases related to electricity, gas theft.

Move to raise tariff for coal-fired power plants

Higher rate of return was offered as a one-time incentive for six years to encourage investment in coal-fired plants.

Power tariff raised for Karachi

Now, the electricity tariff will become uniform across the country and reduce govt subsidy by about Rs20 billion,

Confiscation of hazardous substances ordered

Govt orders confiscation of illegally imported hazardous substances,puts 7 authorised importers under strict monitoring.

Prices of petrol, other products reduced

Prices were reduced on the recommendations of Ogra after a meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

No water shortage: Bumper Kharif crop likely

For the first time in about two decades, there will be no water shortage during Kharif season starting from this month.

Govt to raise Rs235bn from power, gas tariff hike

Govt plans to raise additional revenues of Rs235 billion through increases in electricity and gas tariff in next budget.

Reform lag and IMF waivers

Govt requested non-compliance waivers on two criteria within 6 months after introducing reforms in 2013-14 budget.

Ephedrine-like scam unearthed, probe ordered

FBR has been asked to take legal action against the importers concerned and customs officials involved.

Phase I of Dasu power project approved

The Rs486 billion phase of the Dasu Project was cleared to pave the way for approval of a $700 million loan by the WB.

RPPs are back — with a new name

ECC also approves export of 250,000 tonnes of sugar and $30m for PIA

Govt to spend Rs10.5bn on 500 telecentres

The govt is planning to set up about 500 telecentres across the country to provide IT services in far-flung areas.

Centre to help Punjab set up six coal-fired power plants

Ishaq Dar and Shahbaz Sharif reviewed logistics requirements for imported coal transportation to proposed power plants.

State-run Chinese energy firms may be exempted from bidding

Government will take the project to Nepra to determine project cost that would be acceptable to the foreign investor.

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