Federal Cabinet says no to sugar and cotton import from India

KARACHI: Federal Cabinet on Thursday rejected a proposal of its Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to import cotton and sugar from India, which would undermine PM Imran Khan’s plan to break sugar millers’ cartel. “Cabinet stated clearly NO trade with India,” Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said in a tweet… Continue reading


Messages   Pakistan, after a period of economic instability is finally entering an era of sustainable economic growth. This shift has been brought about through a major policy change of focusing rapid industrialization and export-led growth. CPEC and the projects accompanying it, have provided the country the opportunity for improving… Continue reading

Whitening of black money: Imran Khan unveils amnesty scheme for construction sector

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has announced tax amnesty scheme for real estate and construction sector allowing people to invest their black money in the construction sector without disclosing source of income. The PTI government has limited the scope of its second amnesty scheme in ten months to only wealthy this time…. Continue reading

PM ridiculed for claiming each Customs Collector was making Rs700mn per month

KARACHI: The latest statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan that a Customs Collector was making Rs700 million per month has been widely criticized; even some ridiculed the former cricketer for making such baseless claims. The Customs officers and officials said that the Prime Minister was being informed and the PM’s… Continue reading

Imran Khan moving in the right direction despite facing grave challenges

KARACHI: Despite lapse of 14 months, Prime Minister Imran Khan is still faced with grave economic, political and foreign policy challenges, as anti-Pakistan and anti-democratic forces are constantly creating hurdles in the way of Pakistan’s economic well being. First of all, Imran Khan was labeled as an agent of the… Continue reading

Imran Khan meets Chinese corporate heads to reinvigorate business and investment ties

BEIJING: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan held a series of meetings with the Chairpersons and CEOs of top-ranking Chinese Companies on 8 October 2019. This is Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s third visit to China in less than a year with a hope to increase Chinese investment to Pakistan… Continue reading

National Economic Council fixes GDP growth target at 4.0% for 2019-20

ISLAMABAD: The National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved GDP growth target of 4% along with sectoral growth of agriculture (3.5%) industry (2.2%) and services sector (4.8%) for financial year 2019-20. [the_ad id=”32940″]The meeting reviewed Annual Plan 2018-19 and the proposed Annual Plan 2019-20…. Continue reading

Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs meeting of the federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday chaired meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office which approved the asset Declaration Scheme, 2019 besides discussing a 17 point agenda, Press Information Department PID reported.[the_ad id=”31605″]Attorney General for Pakistan made a detailed presentation to Cabinet about the progress made in cases… Continue reading

OPINION: Bumpy road ahead for PTI government

Imran Khan may not have ever imagined that ruling Pakistan is so difficult as from the first day in Prime Minister’s office, the cricketer turned politician, having no experience of dealing with the bureaucracy and the unseen “establishment ” is facing gigantic problems one after another. The empty treasury emerged… Continue reading