WEF report puts Pakistan ahead of India in ‘Inclusive Development Index’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead from India, among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’, released in...

Petrol price reaches Rs68.4 per litre after Rs1.77 hike

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced an increase of in the prices of petroleum products. “The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had forwarded a summary to the Ministry of Petroleum and Gas, seeking...

Export package to provide major boost to economic growth: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has said the government has strong commitment to achieve higher, sustainable and inclusive export led growth. Talking to President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries Zubair Tufail...

No gas import from Iran until lifting of sanctions: Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that natural gas from Iran cannot be imported until sanctions against the country are completely lifted. Responding to a point raised in...

PM announces Rs180b package to boost explorts

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced an attractive package of incentives of 180 billion rupees to boost exports. He made the announcement at a ceremony attended by members of the business community in Islamabad...

PSX continues record-breaking run, crosses 49,300 points

KARACHI: Continuing its record-breaking bull-run, Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has extended its last week’s gains on Monday as it has rallied by 354 points in morning session to arrive at a new high of...

ECC approves tax exemption for Orange Line project

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet was held in Islamabad on Friday with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. ECC approved a proposal to grant exemptions from withholding...

PSX 100 index hits highest level of 48,827 points

KARACHI: The bullish trend in Pakistan Stock Exchange continues as the 100 index reaches the all-time highest level of 48,827 points. Pakistan Stock Exchange (formerly Karachi Stock Exchange) has made it a habit of making...

CPEC projects bolster investment in country: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that economic activities are picking up and investment is pouring in especially in CPEC-related projects. Chairing a meeting in Islamabad, he said inclusion of water security, Karachi Circular...

Govt decides to keep POL prices unchanged for January

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to keep the prices of petroleum products unchanged for January, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced Saturday. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority had earlier recommended an increase of Rs0.30 per...

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