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Outflow of $1.15b can be saved through energy efficiency: PIAF

DNA ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front has stressed the need for up-gradation of energy efficiency and conservation standards, as the outflow of around $ 1.150 billion could be potentially saved annually through implementation of efficiency and conservation measures. PIAF Chairman Faheem ur Rehman Saigol said that the government is not ready yet to undertake structural reforms related to circular debt and management of state owned enterprises. Moreover, reliance on indirect taxes for meeting revenue goals is also a major issue meaning thereby that government should improve itsRead More

Charter of economy needed to revive save country

DNA The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Saturday said wrong economic policies have damaged the country’s economy and politicians have no other option but to focus on economic recovery. Important economic matters should not be left to the incompetent otherwise they would damage the economy which will bankrupt the country, it said. Continuity of policies should be ensured so that investors can take a sigh of relief and invest in their own country instead of withdrawing capital from Pakistan, said Saifuddin Sheikh, Executive Director of PEW. He said that theRead More

Amir Muqam condoles over demise of Raja Akhtar Ali, Dawar Kundi’s father

D.I.KHAN, Feb 25 (DNA): Adviser to the Prime Minister on Political and Public Affairs Engineer Amir Muqam on Saturday visited the residence of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dawar Khan Kundi in Tank and condoled over the demise of his father and former provincial minister Sardar Amanullah Khan Kundi. Amir Muqam, who is also PML-N’s President in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, offered Fateha for the departed soul and prayed that may the Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereavedRead More

Pakistan taking steps to facilitate business community: Naveed Qamar

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (DNA): Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Syed Naveed Qamar Friday had a meeting with the leadership of American Apparel & Footwear Association and representatives of Pakistani leading businesses here during which they were briefed about the steps being taken to facilitate the business community and addressed their issues. The delegation included Stephen Lamar, President & CEO American Apparel & Footwear Association; Nate Harmen, Senior Vice President (Policy);  Beth Hughes, Vice President (Trade & Customs Policy); Ms. Hun Quach, Director of Policy and Advocacy; Levi Strauss & Co. andRead More

Faisal Kundi, Governor Sindh visit Police Lines Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Feb 25 (DNA): State Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Faisal Karim Kundi along with Governor Sindh Kamran Tessori here on Saturday visited Police Lines and expressed their deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the suicide blast. They were flanked by Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Haji Ghulam Ali. They offered Fatiha for the departed souls of the victims of Police Lines suicide blast and extended sympathies to the injured and bereaved family members of the martyred. Speaking on the occasion, Faisal Karim Kundi saidRead More

Qamar, USTR holds dialogue on wide spectrum of trade, investment

ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (DNA): Federal Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar and United State of Trade Representative (USTR) have held a fulsome and comprehensive dialogue focusing on wide spectrum of trade and investment issues of mutual interest including agriculture, textiles, digital trade, enhancing market access, cooperation on good regulatory practices including intellectual property and labor rights, and women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship. The federal minister led the Pakistani delegation comprising Secretary Commerce Muhammad Sualeh Farruqui, Secretary BOI Asad Rehman Gilani and senior officials of Ministries of Commerce and National FoodRead More