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Pakistan - Banking & Finance

SBP announces office, business hours during Ramzan-ul-Mubarak ISLAMABAD: During the ensuing holy month of Ramzan, State Bank of Pakistan and all banks, development finance institutions and microfinance banks would follow office hours on Monday to Thursday from 8:00am to 2:15pm without any break whereas on Fridays office hours would be from 8:00am to 1:00pm without any break.However, business (banking) hours for public dealing on Monday to Thursday would be from 8:00am to 1:45pm without any break whereas on Friday business (banking) hours for public dealing will be from 8:00am to 12:30pm without any break, said a statement here on Monday.After Ramzan-ul-Mubarak these timings would automatically be reverted to pre Ramzan-ul-Mubarak timings.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Realistic target of Rs3,621bn set for FY17: FBR ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the improvement in national economy and macro economic stabilization, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has set a realistic and achievable target of Rs 3,621 billion for Fiscal Year 2016-17."An increase of 10 per cent in revenues is expected in term of expected GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of 5.7 per cent and likely increase in the oil prices while around Rs 150 billion would be collected through the additional tax measures ...

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Grand operation for recovery of property, token tax launched MUZAFFARGARH: Excise & Taxation department launched grand operation for recovery of property and token tax.The special teams led by Director headquarters Iqbal Nasir and Director DG Khan Abdullah Khan reached in the Muzaffargarh and sealed 27 properties over non-payment of property tax while recovered Rs 3 lakh on first day of the operation.According to District officer excise & taxation Muzaffargarh Altaf Hussain Khan, the government had given relaxation for payment of registration of vehicles and ...

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JCR-VIS reaffirms entity ratings of Meezan Bank at AA/A-1+ KARACHI: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has reaffirmed the entity ratings of Meezan Bank Limited (MBL) at "AA/A-1+" (Double A/A-One Plus).Outlook on the assigned ratings is "Stable". The previous rating action was announced on June 29, 2015, a news release said here on Monday.Ratings of MBL reflect its healthy customer franchise which has allowed the bank to build a sizeable, cost effective and granular deposit base. MBL has pursued an aggressive branch expansion strategy which ...

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Rs 136.523 million allocated for Establishment Division ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has allocated Rs 136.523 million for the Establishment Division for six development projects in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2016-17.According to the budgetary document released other day, the 97.523 million has been earmarked for three ongoing development schemes and Rs 39 million for three new projects of the ministry.The new schemes include construction of hostels for female Federal Government employees at Wafaqi Mohtasib Colony Lahore, National ...

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Islamic Banking posts growth of 27.87pc ISLAMABAD: The asset base of Islamic Banking Industry during the Calander Year 2015, stood at Rs 1.61 trillion compared to Rs 1.3 trillion in 2014, hence registered a growth of 27.87 percent.According to Economic Survey, 2015-16 released by Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar here on Thursday, the deposits of the IBI reached to Rs 1.4 trillion in 2015 as compared to Rs 1.1 trillion during 2014, thus posted a growth of 28.5 percent.Consequently, share of Islamic ...

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Direct taxes registers 14.4pc growth in ten months ISLAMABAD: The direct taxes has registered a growth of 14.4 percent during first ten months of current fiscal year 2015-16.The net collection has gone up from Rs.775.9 billion to Rs.888.0 billion, an Economic Survey for current fiscal year revealed which was announced by Minister for Finance, Senator Ishaq Dar at a press conference here on Thursday.The Survey said bulk of tax revenue under direct tax is realized from income tax, of which major contributors are ...