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Commerce Minister calls on CM Shahbaz

LAHORE: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Matters relating to economic development, energy and other projects were discussed in the meeting. On the occasion, Shahbaz said that energy crisis should be resolved as early as possible, because it is essential for the promotion of industrial sector and revival of economy while the government was making sincere ... Read More »

ICCI for increasing forex reserves to $22b, exports to $32b

ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the announcement of 14-point “future roadmap” by Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar to improve the economy and make Pakistan globally a competitive country, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to start taking practical measures to ensure implementation of the roadmap in letter and spirit to achieve fruitful results for the country. Muzzamil Hussain ... Read More »

Commerce Ministry plans infrastructure uplift at dry ports

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) is likely to spend a huge sum of money on the establishment of infrastructure to facilitate exporters to meet the international standards. As per policy guidelines prepared by the MoC in this regard, the Ministry would establish infrastructure like construction of cold storage, hot water treatment plants and other facilities at dry ports mainly ... Read More »

Govt trying to regain confidence of investors: Dastgir

Government would soon introduce multi-phased comprehensive plan to ensure national economical stability     SIALKOT: Federal Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Monday said the PML-N government’s economical policies were helping in restoring the confidence of the national and foreign investors. He also reaffirmed to complete the past economical development agenda of the PML-N. GSP Plus status given to Pakistan ... Read More »

Commerce minister to chair TDAP, EDF board meetings on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Federal Commerce Minister Khuram Dastagir Khan will chair board meetings of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Export Development Fund (EDF) on Friday in Karachi. Important decisions will be made about future strategies and plans. The heads of both organisations will apprise the minister about past achievements and performance in the meetings. A source in the Commerce ... Read More »

Dastgir to administer oath of Jhang chamber office-bearers today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir will administer oath of the new office-bearers of Jhang Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) today (Tuesday). Well placed source at Ministry of Commerce said that the Minister would proceed to Jhang in the afternoon from Islamabad and would administer oath of the newly-elected office-bearers of JCCI at an august ceremony there. It ... Read More »

Long marches inflict Rs 300b loss on national economy: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: While terming long march as economical murder of the country, the Commerce Minister has said that ongoing long marches have inflicted a loss of at least Rs 300 billion to national economy. “Both the domestic and foreign investors are reluctant to invest in the country under the threat of marchers,” stated the Minister here. Engr. Khurram Dastgir said that long ... Read More »

Direct export to CARs: Commerce Ministry for removal of impediments

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce is intended to press the government to hold talks with Afghanistan to resolve issues barring Pakistani exporters from direct exports to Central Asian Republics (CARs). Currently Pakistani exporters have to export their goods to Afghan importers who export these onwards to CARs. The Ministry wants the government to take up the issue with Afghan government ... Read More »

Land Port authority to oversee ITTMS project: Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: During the second meeting of the Steering Committee on Integrated Transit Trade Management System, Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar lauded Committee members for visiting all three sites including Turkham, Chaman and Wahga for establishing land parts under ITTMS and completing the preliminary work in this regard. The Finance Minister said that Land Port Authority should oversee the construction, and ... Read More »

Premier awards ‘Privilege cards’ to top taxpayers

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif handed over the Privilege Cards to top 100 taxpayers of different categories at Prime Minister’s office Auditorium. The cards will be valid for one year. As per details, the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ishaq Dar, Finance Minister and Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Mr. Tariq Bajwa. The scheme has been ... Read More »

Dastgir reviews implementation on conventions under GSP Plus

ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan said that the government has been extending coordination with representatives of all federating units to appoint focal persons for treaty implementation, amend existing laws and promulgate new ones to bring them in accordance with the international conventions Pakistan has to comply with under GSP Plus. He said this while chairing a meeting of ... Read More »

Pak can cope with Indian market’s size thru export potential: Dastgir

HYDERABAD: Regional markets including India offer huge opportunities and can help Pakistan boost its exports, said Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday. Addressing a gathering of growers arranged by Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), the minister said there was no need to be fearful of Indian market’s size as Pakistan has huge export potential. “We shouldn’t be apprehensive of India’s ... Read More »

Trade with neighboring countries inevitable to make economic progress: Dastgir

LAHORE: Trade with the neighbors is inevitable in order to make economic progress. Energy crisis and extremism are the two major impediments in the way of economic growth and development of the country but the government is doing its utmost to arrest the hurdles to bring the economy on track. This was stated by the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir while ... Read More »