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Stabilisation to lower growth rate to 4.2 percent
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Stabilisation to lower growth rate to 4.2 percent

The government on Tuesday acknowledged that GDP growth target for the current fiscal year will be missed by a whooping 2 percent and would remain 4.2 percent and attributed the slowdown to stabilisation. "The GDP growth would remain 4.2 percent for the cu
Published 27 Feb, 2019 12:00am
'Steel yourself,' says PM
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'Steel yourself,' says PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has authorized the Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India. Chairing a meeting of the National Security Committee here on Thursday, the civilian and military l
Published 22 Feb, 2019 12:00am
'Steel yourself,' says PM
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'Steel yourself,' says PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has authorized the Armed Forces of Pakistan to respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure by India. Chairing a meeting of the National Security Committee here on Thursday, the civilian and military l
Published 22 Feb, 2019 12:00am
July-December budget deficit exceeds Rs one trillion
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July-December budget deficit exceeds Rs one trillion

The budget deficit has increased to 2.7 percent of the GDP (or Rs 1,030 billion) during the first six months of current fiscal year (July-December 2018) in spite of Rs 248 billion surplus created by the provinces, according to the Finance Ministry.
Published 21 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood
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Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood

Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood Monday said that relationship with Saudi Arabia and quantity of investment by it in Pakistan are moving to a higher level. We are looking for free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
Published 19 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood
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Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood

Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood Monday said that relationship with Saudi Arabia and quantity of investment by it in Pakistan are moving to a higher level. We are looking for free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
Published 19 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood
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Pakistan seeks FTA with GCC states: Dawood

Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood Monday said that relationship with Saudi Arabia and quantity of investment by it in Pakistan are moving to a higher level. We are looking for free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council
Published 19 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC informed of factors behind circular debt
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ECC informed of factors behind circular debt

Overall policy structure of investment as well as high rates of return on investor equities and delay in tariff determination have been termed as major causes of circular debt and subsequent unaffordable electricity to consumers. Sources said that a meeti
Published 15 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC informed of factors behind circular debt
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ECC informed of factors behind circular debt

Overall policy structure of investment as well as high rates of return on investor equities and delay in tariff determination have been termed as major causes of circular debt and subsequent unaffordable electricity to consumers. Sources said that a meeti
Published 15 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC informed of factors behind circular debt
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ECC informed of factors behind circular debt

Overall policy structure of investment as well as high rates of return on investor equities and delay in tariff determination have been termed as major causes of circular debt and subsequent unaffordable electricity to consumers. Sources said that a meeti
Published 15 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC decides to revive cotton crop
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ECC decides to revive cotton crop

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tue-sday approved measures to boost the cotton crop in the country and decided that Ministry of National Food Security will present a plan within 30 days for strengthening research and development
Published 13 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC decides to revive cotton crop
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ECC decides to revive cotton crop

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tue-sday approved measures to boost the cotton crop in the country and decided that Ministry of National Food Security will present a plan within 30 days for strengthening research and development
Published 13 Feb, 2019 12:00am
ECC decides to revive cotton crop
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ECC decides to revive cotton crop

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Tue-sday approved measures to boost the cotton crop in the country and decided that Ministry of National Food Security will present a plan within 30 days for strengthening research and development
Published 13 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached
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Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached

An agreement on the specifics of a reform agenda between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan is yet to be reached on a bailout package as the two sides will hold technical and policy level discussions before an agreement is reached, including o
Published 12 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached
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Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached

An agreement on the specifics of a reform agenda between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan is yet to be reached on a bailout package as the two sides will hold technical and policy level discussions before an agreement is reached, including o
Published 12 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached
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Agreement on reform agenda specifics yet to be reached

An agreement on the specifics of a reform agenda between International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan is yet to be reached on a bailout package as the two sides will hold technical and policy level discussions before an agreement is reached, including o
Published 12 Feb, 2019 12:00am
Bureaucracy: PM vows 'structural' reforms
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Bureaucracy: PM vows 'structural' reforms

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday the government was firmly committed to undertakingstructural reforms in bureaucracy to make it efficient and responsive to the needs of time. While chairing a meeting of the Task Force on Civil Services Reforms, th
Published 09 Feb, 2019 12:00am