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Tarin briefed on ‘Concept of Performance Agreement’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin, during a meeting with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Establishment Muhammad Shahzad Arbab here Friday, was briefed on the ‘Concept of Performance Agreement’ Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Waqar Masood, Secretary Finance Division and Deputy Chairman Planning were also present in the meeting. According ... Read More »

Finance Minister directs to chalk out plans for reformation of pay, pension system

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Pay and Pension Commission Ms. Nargis Sethi called on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, at the Finance Division today. SA PM on Finance and Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood Khan and Secretary Finance Division were also present during the meeting. The Chairperson Pay and Commission briefed the Finance Minister about the working of the ... Read More »

Govt committed for growth oriented budget 2021-22: Tarin

ISLAMABAD:  Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin reiterated the government’s commitment to unveil a growth-oriented federal budget (2021-22). Talking to Vice President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) Ashfaq Tola, who called on him here, the finance minister welcomed the ICAP vice president and discussed the proposals by the Institute’s team for the economic growth and ... Read More »

Govt committed to empower underprivileged women: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin says the government is firmly committed to pro-poor agenda and supports economic empowerment of the under-privileged women through Ehsaas safety net. He was speaking at a meeting to finalize modalities for disbursement of targeted subsidies in Islamabad on Thursday. Shaukat Tarin said primary objective of Ehsas safety net is poverty alleviation, socio-economic uplift and financial ... Read More »

Govt to focus on SME sector for achieving sustainable development: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin held a meeting with the Minister for Industries and Production Makhdoom Khusroo Bakhtiyar at the Finance Division to discuss the features of a new credit scheme for the SME Sector. SAPM on Finance & Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood was also present during the meeting. Governor State Bank of Pakistan Reza Baqir ... Read More »

IMF told Pakistan won’t increase tariffs, says Shaukat Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said that Pakistan had informed the International Monitory Fund (IMF) that increasing taxes or tariffs was currently unfeasible under the IMF programme, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan is against a tariff hike. Flanked by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Revenue, Dr Waqar Masood, and other officials in his first media briefing ... Read More »

ECC okays payment of first installment to 35 IPPs

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet on Wednesday approved payment of the first installment to 35 IPPs out of a total 47, whereas payment to the remaining 12 IPPs (under Power Policy 2002) may be withheld owing to the NAB investigation. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin, chaired the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) Cabinet today. Federal ... Read More »

GB development key priority of govt: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin Wednesday said the development of Gilgit Baltistan under GB Development Package was the key priority of the government. He was talking to Gilgit Baltistan Chief Minister Muhammad Khalid Khurseed during a meeting here, according to press statement issued by the finance ministry, adding that Finance Minister Gilgit Baltistan Javed Manwa and ... Read More »

US Charge d’ Affaires calls on Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin

ISLAMABAD: The Charge d’ Affaires of the United States to Pakistan Her Excellency Ms. Angela P. Aggeler held a meeting with the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin at the Finance Division in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Secretary Finance Division was also present during the meeting. While extending a warm welcome to Her Excellency Ms. Angela Aggeler, the ... Read More »

Finance minister directs for provision of maximum facilities in under-developed aeras

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin, held a meeting with Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Division Omar Ayub Khan at the Finance Division today. SAPM on Finance and Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood, Secretary Finance Division, Secretary EAD and other senior officers also participated in the meeting. Secretary EAD briefed the Finance Minister about the ongoing foreign funding ... Read More »

Tarin asks KP govt to adopt strict financial discipline & work out modalities to rationalize expenditure

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister for Khyber Pakhtunkwa (KP) Taimur Saleem Khan Jhagra called on the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, at the Finance Division today. SAPM on Finance and Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood and Secretary Finance Division Kamran Ali Afzal were also present during the meeting. The Provincial Finance Minister from KP briefed the Finance Minister about ... Read More »

Tarin seeks proposals to ensure price stability in key commodities of daily use

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin, presided over the meeting of Sub-Committee of Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on Agriculture held at the Finance Division today. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood, SAPM on Food Security Jamshaid Cheema as well as private members Mr. Amer Aziz, Mr. Mansoor Arfeen, Mr. Aftab Anwar, ... Read More »

NPMC reviews price trend of essential commodities specially wheat flour, sugar, edible ghee & chicken

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, chaired the meeting of the National Price Monitoring Committee (NPMC) at the Finance Division today. Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam, SAPM on Finance and Revenue Dr. Waqar Masood, Secretary Finance Division, Secretary M/o NFS&R, Secretary M/o Industries  and Production, Provincial Chief Secretaries, Member PBS, ... Read More »

Tarin for accelerating pace of privatization

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin Friday underlined the need for accelerating the pace of privatization for bringing efficiency and competitiveness in operations of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). Presiding over the meeting of the sub-committee of Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on SOEs and Privatization, the minister emphasized to empower and strengthen the Board of Directors of the ... Read More »

World Bank appreciates govt’s relief initiatives to curtain Covid-19 impact

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) Friday appreciated the government’s relief initiatives to curtail the impact of COVID-19 effectively and reiterated continuous support to the government and people of Pakistan during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic. The appreciation was made during a virtual meeting between Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin, and Vice President South Asia Region, ... Read More »

Economy showing signs of recovery amid coronavirus pandemic: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin said country’s economy was showing signs of recovery amid coronavirus pandemic, with construction and manufacturing sectors in lead. However, the third wave of COVID-19 was particularly challenging, the minister said in a meeting with a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) through a video link. The ... Read More »

Tarin calls for completing Pakistan Single Window project

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Mr. Shaukat Tarin, chaired the meeting of the Steering Committee for Pakistan Single Window at the Finance Division today. SAPM on Finance and Revenue, Dr. Waqar Masood was also present during the meeting. Member Customs, FBR updated the Finance Minister on the progress made regarding implementation of the first phase of the Pakistan ... Read More »

Shoukat Tarin updated on tariff rationalization measures

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Commerce updated the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin on tariff rationalization measures and its role in enhancing economic activities in the country. The update was given during a meeting on tariff rationalization, which was presided over by the federal minister, according to press statement issued by the finance ministry. Speaking on the occasion, the ... Read More »

Finance Advisory Committee approves recommendations for sale of NGMS

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin, presided over the meeting of the Advisory Committee for the release of Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) Spectrum at the Finance Division today. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin ul Haque, Adviser to the PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, ... Read More »

ECC approves release of RLNG subsidy for export-oriented industry

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet Wednesday approved Power Division regarding the releases of subsidy for the supply of 100 percent RLNG to export oriented industry for the month of March 2020. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue,  Shaukat Tarin, presided over the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), according to press statement issued by the ... Read More »