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FPCCI discusses survival of country's economy KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) here on Monday held a brain-storming session, with video link to FPCCI offices in Islamabad and Lahore, to discus its plan for the survival and revival of Pakistan's economy.Prominent among the participants were President FPCCI, Mian Muhammad Adrees, senior scientist and former federal minister, Dr.Atta-ur-Rehman, senior educationist Dr. Abdul Wahab, former president FPCCI Iftikhar Ali Malik and FPCCI's Director General, Research and Development Wing, Dr. Ayub Mehar.Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman emphasized that large scale economies of the world are fast transforming into knowledge-based economies and we would have to do the same. Besides making the best use of other modes of human resource building, Pakistan would have to spend more funds for promotion of quality education and for the survival, revival and growth of its economy leading to socio- economic change. At present, we are spending only 1.9 percent of total annual ...

FPCCI constitutes 11 members Advisory Board ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry,(FPCCI) an apex body in the country, has constituted advisory board at provincial level for better and effective close co-ordination among regional chambers of commerce and industries.President FPCCI Muhammad Adrees told APP on Monday that first board has been constituted in Punjab comprising Khawaja Zarar Kaleem, VP and Regional Chairman, FPCCI, Hameed Akhtar Chadda, VP, FPCCI,Zahid Anwar, VP, FPCCI,Dr. Nauman Idress, ialkot Chamber, Ikhlaq Ahmad Butt, ...
HCCI calls upon HMC to address cleanliness, other civic problems HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) has requested the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (HMC) to address the business community's concerns about cleanliness, beautification and maintenance of roads.HCCI's Senior Vice President Turab Ali Khoja in a meeting at the HCCI Secretariat here Sunday said the traders in Latifabad face several problems due to dilapidated conditions of roads, drainage issues and a lack of cleanliness, according to a statement.The Chairman of HCCI's Latifabad Traders' Committee ...
Cultivation of 'Soyabean' by end of Feb recommended MULTAN: The Agriculture department directed farmers to ensure cultivation of "Soyabean" by end of February to achieve bumper crop.According to Assistant Director Information Naveed Asmat Kohlun, "Soyabean" was used in nearly 200 different food items including oil, ghee, dried milk, butter and different items of bakery.He advised them to cultivate nearly 40 to 45 kilogram of seed in an acre. He also suggested cultivation of recommended varieties NARC-1,NARC-2, FS95, Walliams 82, and Fasial soyabean.Naveed Asmat ...
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 ...
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. ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 20, 2015
Reserves $16.132 bln