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Uplift of women must for tolerant, progressive society: FPCCI ISLAMABAD: Progress and prosperity of Pakistan is linked to women's empowerment, therefore we will extend all out support of women entrepreneurs, said President Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Muhammad Idrees here Wednesday.Empowerment of women is a key to attaining the goal of a tolerant, moderate and progressive society where all of its citizens enjoy equality in rights, equitable opportunities and reach excellence in their chosen professions, he said while speaking to a ceremony arranged in his honour by Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI).President IWCCI Dr. Zakia Hashmi, VP FPCCI Mian Akram Farid, Chairman Coordination FPCCI Malik Sohail and others were also present on the occasion.Mian Idrees called for collective efforts to provide equal opportunity to women and curb all kinds of discrimination against them as economic revival is tied to active participation of women in economic activities.Only empowered women can bring about ...

FPCCI to help govt in collect taxes ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPPCI) is working on a mechanism to improve country's tax revenue by involving Chambers of Commerce and Industry in collection of income tax from small traders.After implementation of the mechanism, there would be no interaction between small traders and tax machinery, said Mian Muhammad Adrees, President, FPCCI while addressing business community here at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce Industry (ICCI) on Thursday.He said the mechanism would ...
SECP proposes amendments in Single Member Companies Rules ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has proposed certain amendments in the Single Member Companies (SMC) Rules, 2003.A statement issued by the Commission here Thursday said that to facilitate the corporate sector, the requirements of nominee and alternate nominee directors as well as particulars and documents of the legal heirs of the Single Member have been proposed to be deleted from the SMC rules.The SECP introduced the concept of SMC in 2002. ...
APTMA welcomes gas supply resumption LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Wednesday welcomed resumption of gas supply to Punjab-based textile industry on special initiative of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The APTMA Chairman S.M. Tanveer in a press briefing said that SNGPL would ensure four hours gas supply to Punjab-based textile industry captive power and 20 percent for processing use by February 18 evening, that would gradually be increased on daily basis. He said 'APTMA will fight for round ...
Turkey crucial for Pak economic turnaround: LCCI LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commcerce and Industry (LCCI) Wednesday said that Turkey was a time-tested friend and could play an important role in economic turnaround of Pakistan. LCCI President, Ijaz A. Mumtaz, who had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Turkish counterpart in the presence of Turkish Primer, Ahmet Davutoglu and Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, said that visit of high-powered Turkish delegation was enough to prove that Turkey wanted to ...
Govt promoting agriculture growth, food security: Bosan ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikander Hayat Khan Bosan, said that promoting agriculture growth, food security, poverty eradication and rural development were among the priorities of the government.Addressing the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) the other day in Rome, Sikander Bosan, mentioned that the government had put in place a number of measures to effectively tackle these challenges.He thanked the IFAD for its contribution towards government steps ...
LCCI condemns police lines blast LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack on main entrance of District Police Lines on Empress Road and urged all the parliamentary parties to take a unified stand to eliminate terrorism, as loss of precious innocent lives was intolerable. The LCCI President Ijaz A. Mumtaz, Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir, Vice President Syed Mahmood Ghaznavi and Executive Committee Members here termed the terrorist attack as an ugly attempt ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln