Ministry set to auction 3G, 4G licences despite more roadblocks

The senate body’s recommendations will not stop the auction process to be held on April 23.

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Sindh announces sales tax amnesty

Sindh Revenue Board's amnesty scheme comes into immediate effect for citizens who have so far failed to pay sales tax.

Stocks retreat by 107 points

Stocks on Thursday saw pullback with the KSE-100 index closing down by 107.81 points to 29,350.34.

ECC approves Rs1.6 billion Ramazan package

ECC of the cabinet approved a relief package of Rs1.624bn for providing subsidy on various edibles during Ramazan.

C/A deficit rises to $2bn

The current account deficit has risen for the third consecutive quarter (Jan-March) of this fiscal year.

3G and 4G auction to yield $1.3bn, says Dar

The fee would be recovered within five years, and the licence would be valid for 15 years.

16 MoUs signed at business meeting

Over 300 representatives of the private and public sectors from CARs, Afghanistan and Pakistan attended the conference.

Bulls stage spectacular rally of 362 points

Bulls tossed KSE-100 index up by 362.38 points to a high at 29,458.15 in a rally effectively led by foreign investors.

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Local drugmakers cashing in on MNCs’ departure

Some seven local pharmaceuticals have already inititated projects costing Rs3 billion to Rs5bn in the last 2-3 years.

Poverty index launched

A multi-dimensional poverty index based on global MPI methodology for calculating poverty was launched on Thursday.

Dar eyes forex reserves at $15bn by end-Sept

Pakistan's forex reserves are currently at $11.67bn after SBP received $2bn on Wednesday through floating of Eurobonds.

US calls for more investment-friendly Indian government

The US govt said that it would like to see bilateral trade with India grow to $500 billion a year.

Initiative helps bring down costs of remittances

Pakistan Remittance Initiative is helping exert downward pressure on costs of making remittances to South Asia, says WB.

Regional trade integration to help revive economy

Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said regional trade integration and liberalisation was govt's top priority.

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