Rothschild & Co. delegation meets FM Ishaq Dar

Pakistan’s economic difficulties, potential road map for recovery, long-term development discussed

FBR fails to meet sales tax collection target

Proposal to increase sales tax by 1pc under consideration

Finance Minister, Governor Punjab discuss political, economic situation

The governor congratulated the financial czar on recent 'successful' foreign trips.

Dar assures full support to flood-stricken Sindh province

Dar assures full support to flood-stricken Sindh province

Finance Minister appreciates ITFC for support to Pakistan

Finance Minister emphasized IT sector's important role for Pakistan's economic growth.

ADB assures Pakistan to approve $1.5bln for BRACE

Finance Minister thanked the President ADB for support provided over the years.

Pakistan to seek rescheduling of $27b bilateral debt: Ishaq Dar

Dar ruled out the possibility of a default on Pakistan's debt.

Finance Minister leaves for US to hold talks with IMF, WB

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar leaves for US.

Policy commitments made by Pakistan to continue to apply: IMF

Policy discussions will commence in coming weeks : IMF

Finance Minister, Ambassador of Qatar discuss bilateral economic ties

Dar, Ambassador of Qatar discuss economic relations

Governor SBP calls on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Finance Minister terms fiscal, monetary policy coordination vital for sustainable economic growth

Dar blames PTI for country's 'worst' crisis, vows economic revival

Federal Minister Ishaq Dar vows to revive economy

Ishaq Dar takes oath as Finance Minister

The Pakistani rupee is on a winning streak.

Dar all set to take oath as Senator, assume charge of Finance Ministry

Nominated Finance Minister reached Pakistan on Monday.

Miftah, Dar cannot fix economy even with collective efforts: Sh Rashid

Rashid criticized government for hike in prices of petroleum products.

Pakistan not seeking relief from commercial banks, Eurobond creditors: Miftah

Pakistan not seeking relief from commercial banks, Eurobond creditors: Miftah

Miftah apprises German Ambassador on flood devastation

Miftah also congratulated the ambassador on joining his Mission in Pakistan.

Country's economy heading towards right direction: Miftah

The Finance Minister said that imports of auto parts will be made easier.

National economy moving in right direction due to prudent policies of Govt: Miftah

Miftah said that initially an amount of 25 thousand rupees is being transferred to affected.

Trade with India is under consideration: Miftah Ismail

Trade with India is under consideration: Miftah Ismail

Alleged audio leak: Miftah says Jhagra, others should be ashamed

Finance Minister said that PTI is adamant to destroy everything just for the sake of politics

Even Nawaz testifies current govt, Miftah's incompetence: Asad Umar

The PTI General Secretary Asad Umar said that the federal government is incompetent.

Miftah terms as encouraging Qatar's decision of investing at least $3b in Pakistan

Miftah Ismail said Qatar may also invest in the stock market.

Pakistan assures IMF of gradually increasing petroleum levy to Rs50

Federal government will impose a levy of Rs10 on petrol and Rs5 on diesel from September 1: sources

Govt focusing on enhancing exports: Finance Minister

Bolstering exports and agriculture will also benefit the poor segments of the society: FM

Miftah defends petrol price hike, says no new tax imposed

IMF disbursement will begin shortly after the board meeting is held: Finance Minister

Govt plans mini-budget to meet IMF conditions

Government plans amendment in Finance Bill through an ordinance.

Govt took tough decisions to bring economy on right track: Miftah

Import of only export supporting items can be considered to be allowed: FM

Govt withdraws fixed rate on traders over electricity bills

Govt withdraws fixed rate on traders over electricity bills

Miftah announces tax relief for shop-owners consuming less than 150 units

Rupee to see improvement 'in next two weeks', Miftah Ismail says

Default averted, now govt priority is to keep country on path of stability: Miftah

Policies will be instituted to bring inclusive and sustainable growth: Finance Minister

Rupee dip against dollar due to political situation: Finance Minister

Trade fundamentals corrected as result of measures taken by Govt over last few months: Miftah

Miftah vows to keep imports, Current Account Deficit under control

Finance Minister vows to keep imports, Current Account Deficit under control.

Coalition govt saved Pakistan from bankruptcy: Finance Minister

'PTI borrowed 20,000 billion but did not add a single megawatt of electricity to the national grid'

IMF agreement sets stage for bringing country out of economic difficulties: PM

The Prime Minster hailed the step saying it was a great team work.

Govt decides to reduce prices of petroleum products

IMF has no objection on government’s plan to reduce prices: Miftah Ismail

Pakistan to soon receive $1.17b under agreement with IMF

Agreement has been inked to complete the 7th and 8th reviews of Pakistan's Extended Fund Facility

Govt focusing on effective structural reforms: Miftah

PM apprised the ADB Country Director about the targeted revenue and development goals.

NA passes Finance Bill 2022-23, approves 10pc 'Super Tax'

The lower house of the parliament also approved 10 percent 'Super Tax'

No intention to impose whole of petroleum levy: Miftah

At present there is zero petroleum levy on the petroleum products: Miftah

PM vows to take country towards economic stability in next 14 months

PM Shehbaz Sharif addressed the Turn Around Pakistan conference in Islamabad.

Govt increases tax rates for salaried class

Govt withdraws tax relief to salaried class announced on June 10.

Country no longer moving towards default, on path of progress: Miftah

Miftah Ismail said that incumbent government has saved the country from bankruptcy.

Pakistan reaches agreement with IMF for revival of loan program

IMF agreed with Pakistan's economic measures and budget targets of the country.

Cabinet members give tough time to Miftah over taxes, fuel price hike

Pakistan will soon exit grey list of FATF: Finance Minister

Details of direct, indirect taxes levied in Budget 2022-23

Taxable salary threshold increased from 600,000 to 1,200,000.

Income tax threshold increased to Rs1.2m a year

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has unveiled the federal budget with a total outlay of Rs9.5 trillion

IMF demands implementation of PTI govt's roadmap

Imran Khan's government was willing to hike power tariff by Rs3.94: IMF

Miftah says cannot hike petrol price, will seek more time from IMF

Miftah said that previous government placed land mines everywhere for the new government.

Talks between IMF, Pakistan begins on Wednesday

The talks will go on for a week.

Govt decides not to hike prices of petroleum products

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif does not want to hike the prices.

Finance Minister vows to ensure stability in forex market

He affirmed that the present government is determined to make Pakistan a prosperous country.

Govt will try to maintain prices of petroleum products: Finance Minister

Miftah said that in May alone, the federal government would shoulder Rs102 billion in subsidies

Miftah for further enhancing relations with UK

Secretary Finance was also present in the meeting

Constructive talks with IMF: PKR sees strong recovery

The dollar was being quoted at 186.90.

IMF puts five tough terms before Shehbaz Sharif govt

The government also hoped that China would roll over $2.3 billion soon.

Finance Minister flies to US for talks with IMF

Will try to put back on track IMF program: Finance Minister

Cabinet removes Finance Minister's name from ECL

PM Shehbaz chaired maiden meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad.

Talks with IMF to start from Tuesday

The successful meeting will help Pakistan to procure the tranche of $1 billion from IMF.

Charge de Affaires Embassy of Libya calls on Finance Minister

Both the sides highlighted deep rooted brotherly relations between the two countries.

Govt to announce relief package for lower middle, salaried class: Train

The relief package would be announced within next 10 to 15 days.

Tarin directs to ensure smooth supply of essential commodities

He was presiding over a meeting of National Price Monitoring Committee in Islamabad.

Pakistan economy stabilized due to IMF program: Shaukat Tarin

Shaukat Tarin said that Pakistan became economically stable because of the loans provided by IMF

Govt ensuring smooth supply of essential items: Finance Minister

NPMC was informed that prices of 26 items remained stable

Japanese envoy calls on Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin

Finance Minister also highlighted the initiatives taken by the Government for economic progress

Tarin says economy moving in right direction despite challenges

Increase in IT exports provided stability to economy: Finance Minister

Revised GDP growth of 5.37pc second best in last 14 years: Tarin

The next ten years will help reduce income disparity: Tarin

SBP will remain under control of govt: Finance Minister

IMF asked government to stop borrowing money from the State Bank: Finance Minister

Shahid Khaqan lashes out at government over mini budget

Shahid Khaqan said that the whole nation is waiting for the mini budget

Muzammal Aslam gets additional charge of Energy Ministry spokesperson

Muzammal Aslam has been appointed spokesperson of Ministry of Energy

Disbursement of interest free loans under KPP starts: Tarin

Shaukat Tarin said that this is a right step in the direction of a welfare state.

Polling for by-election on KP Senate seat underway

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) enjoys majoring in the house in KP Assembly

Senator Ayub Afridi vacates seat to pave way for Tarin's election to Senate

Ayub Afridi will be appointed Advisor to Prime Minister on Ambassadors.

Federal govt decides to appoint Shaukat Tarin as finance adviser

Federal govt decides to appoint Shaukat Tarin as finance adviser

Interest free loans for poor households under Kamyab Karobar program: Tarin

Kamyab Pakistan Program will be expanded to six million households: Finance Minister

Finance Minister affirms full support, facilitation for Turkish investors

Finance Minister highlighted the key areas for expanding economic collaboration.

Tarin hails progress of PSW on EODB

Secretary of the Governing Council briefed the Finance Minister about the Pakistan Single Window

Petrol price still lowest compared to neighbors: Shaukat Tarin

Tarin said food inflation in the country slowed down

Pakistan's economy coming out of consolidation phase: Tarin

Government is all set to launch "Agricultural Transformation Plan": Tarin

Govt to provide subsidies on essential commodities: Tarin

The Finance Minister said that the prices of wheat will see decline in the coming days.

Trade with Afghanistan to be done in Pakistani currency: Tarin

Government is monitoring the Afghan situation on a daily basis: Finance Minister

FM urges to adopt forward planning while dealing with volatile energy prices in int'l markets

Finance Minister also emphasized the importance of risk hedging to dampen effect of global prices

Tarin calls for cooperation between federal, provincial govts in harmonization of GST

Finance Minister presided the first meeting of the National Tax Council (NTC).

Country can't progress without paying tax: Shaukat Tarin

steps had also been taken to broaden the tax base with the help of technology.

'Pakistan looking forward to further strengthen relations with Korea'

The finance minister expressed the desire of increasing exports to Korea.

Tarin directs to accelerate import of wheat, sugar to ensure sufficient stocks

The meeting reviewed the price trend of the essential commodities.

Finance Minister calls for building strategic reserves of basic commodities

Pakistan has become the net importer of key food items: Finance Minister

Finance Minister, SAPM on Youth Affairs call on PM

Prime Minister was briefed on preparations for Kamyab Pakistan Program

Finance Minister announces tax relief for cars up to 1000cc

Shaukat Tarin said tax rate was lowered from 35% to 20% on property.

PPP will not allow economic murder of people: Bilawal Bhutto

PPP will not allow economic murder of people: Bilawal Bhutto

Shaukat Tarin vows to put country on path sustainable growth

The Finance Minister said the tax rates will not be increased

Govt focusing revenue collections to achieve sustainable growth: Tarin

If the pace continues five percent economic growth is expected next year: Tarin

Tarin reiterates commitment to achieve macroeconomic stability

He said the World Bank had always been a source of support in pursuing reform agenda

Shaukat Tarin to be made new Finance Minister: sources

Shaukat Tarin to be made new Finance Minister: sources

Circumstances required removal of Hafeez Sheikh as Finance Minister: Shafqat Mahmood

Circumstances required removal of Hafeez Sheikh as Finance Minister: Shafqat Mahmood

PM approves GB Integrated Development Plan

Newly appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar also attended the meeting.

Hafeez Shaikh tests positive for coronavirus: Hammad Azhar

I pray for his swift recovery and good health: Hammad Azhar

Hammad Azhar to replace Dr Hafeez Shaikh as Finance Minister

Hammad Azhar to replace Dr Hafeez Shaikh as Finance Minister

New IPPs agreement will help save Rs 800 billion: Dr Hafeez Shaikh

New IPPs agreement will help save Rs 800 billion: Dr Hafeez Shaikh

Hafeez Shaikh directs to take all possible measures to bring down prices of essential items

He directed the provincial govts to keep close watch on the prices of wheat to avoid hoarding

Hafeez Shaikh given additional charge of Revenue Division

Shaikh was previously serving as an Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance.

Govt policies improved economic situation: Hafeez Shaikh

Pakistan Stock Exchange is at the top in Asia: Finance Advisor

Govt cuts petrol price by Rs 7.6 per liter

Govt cuts petrol price by Rs 7.6 per liter

ECC approves disbursement criteria for Rs200 bln Islamic Sukuk

ECC approves disbursement criteria for Rs200 bln Islamic Sukuk

Finance Ministry, SBP introduce risk-sharing mechanism

Finance Ministry, SBP introduce risk-sharing mechanism.

Govt acknowledges rising inflation in NA report

Up to 14.9% inflation was recorded between July and December last year

Senate body approves Anti-Money Laundering (amendment) bill 2019

The committee was told that the purpose of this bill was to stop money laundering in the country.

Inflation rate expected to come down to 5 percent in 2020: spokesperson

During first half of FY2019-20, government non tax revenue collection has hit Rs878bn

Govt, military to contribute in reducing fiscal expenditures: Hafeez Shaikh

Hafeez Shaikh gave a road map of government's economic reforms

Extensive work done for IMF negotiations:Finance spox

IMF team is scheduled to visit Pakistan from April 29

PML-N submits resolution in PA to reinstate Ishaq Dar as finance minister on 'contract'

The resolution was tabled by PML-N Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Hina Pervez Butt.

Govt to present Finance Supplementary Bill in NA for approval

Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar had laid the bill before the NA on Jan 23, 2019.

UK secretary of state for int'l development calls on finance minister

The finance minister thanked the UK government for its development assistance to Pakistan.

Govt rejects news about cut in loan estimates

The news was circulated in a section of the media.

Mini-Budget has boosted Pakistan's exports: Moody's report

The mini-budget comes against a backdrop of low export growth in the first six months of fiscal 2019

Asad Umer rules out chance of country's default

Concrete measures are also being taken to attract foreign investment in the country.

ECC approves supply of upto 25 MMCFD additional gas to SNGPL

ECC also reviewed the demand and supply situation of urea in the country.

Finance Minister reviews progress on economic zones

Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar was also present on the occasion.

Finance Minister Asad Umar to preside over ECC meeting

ECC to examine agreement between PSO and SOCAR.

BBC to air Asad Umar's uncensored interview today

BBC had aired Asad Umar’s interview omitting his remarks about Indian spy Kulbhushan.

PM House refutes rumours of Finance Minister Asad Umar's resignation

The Finance Minister has no intention to resign, added the source.

Govt can afford to wait for IMF bailout: Asad Umer

We are covered even if it delays for two months

ECC approves Rs1,066m grant to clear dues to families of deceased PSM employees

The ECC discussed the proposal to allow import of cotton from Afghanistan/Central Asian states

Ogra recommends upto Rs13 hike in POL prices

Ogra has forwarded its recommendations to the Ministry of Finance.

5-year privatisation plan approved, employees not to be laid off

A list of potential entities will be presented during a session of the privatisation board tomorrow.

Government urges opposition to cooperate in improving economy: FM Asad Umar

FM said that the value of rupee has declined due to economic crisis in the country.

Dollar gains 20 paisa in interbank market

Dollar closed at Rs132.23 in interbank market session.

CJP directs federal govt to verify claims of media houses

The CJP asks all the media houses and owners, not to deprive the media workers of their jobs

ECC defers power tariff hike yet another time

Govt needs to improve collection mechanism of outstanding payments of influential institutions.

Pakistan to approach IMF for last time: Asad Umer

Govt is well aware of current economic conditions and is trying to maneuver in a sagacious manner

FATF acknowledged Pakistan's measures to curb money laundering: Asad Umer

NAB had briefed FATF Asia Pacific Group (APG) delegation on measures to curb money laundering

Finance minister gives assurance to PSX brokers to consider proposals

Asad Umar said he would address stockbrokers on Saturday at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

Mismanagement in projects: Curbing corruption in Chinese way

The purpose of the agreement is to keep projects away from any sort of mismanagement.

Pakistan, Indonesia agree to enhance trade ties

Finance Minister Asad Umar also had a meeting with World Bank President Dr Jim Yong Kim.

Pakistan mulling to approach IMF for bailout package

Finance Minister Asad Minister briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the potential bailout package.

ADB announces $7.1bn financial package for Pakistan

ADB Vice President Wencai Zhang said the financial package was planned under a three-year strategy.

IMF – A bitter pill for economy or a loss of political face – What Naya Pakistan will choose?

PSX hits nine-month low after Shehbaz Sharif's arrest and drop by 860 points

Balochistan govt will be taken onboard in every project: Asad Umer

Umer says Balochistan govt was taken on board on the issue of potential Saudi investment in Reko Diq

Restrictions on non-filers on property, vehicle purchase reinstated

Asad Umar clarified that the supplementary budgetary proposals would be effective from first of July

No increase in electricity tariff: Fawad Chaudhry

The information minister said ECC decided against increasing the price of electricity.

FBR goes after 169 wealthy non-filers; many more set to face 'hot pursuit'

The FBR warned the tax evaders to file their tax returns and pay their due taxes within due date

Finance ministry proposes amendments in laws to curb hundi

The ministry would submit its recommendations to Prime Minister Imran Khan for approval.

LPG price increased by Rs5

The surge comes following the 40 per cent hike in the gas tariff.

Govt decides to increase CNG price by Rs15 per kilo

The new price is likely to be implemented from next week.

Pakistan's economy is on ventilator: Asad Umar

Trying to improve its condition to give public relief.

Zulfi Bukhari, Asad Umar, PM Khan and Pakistanis - Twitter talks about nothing but PTI Walas

Top most trends on Twitter since hours, are about Zulfi Bukhari, Asad Umar, budget, PM Khan and PTI

Services sector can help check illegal transfer of foreign exchange: Asad

The delegation says the association has donated 20 million in the Dam Fund

Finance Minister writes to provincial CMs for reconstitution of 9th NFC

The NFC is required to be set up at intervals not exceeding five years.

Pak-US relations: America continues demanding ‘do more’ even from Imran Khan

It definitely will be a challenge for PM Imran Khan to tackle Donald Trump. Time will explore.

Billions are needed: who is going to help Pakistan stabilize its economy?

PTI stabilizing economy especially without ruinous loans will be worth praising.

Federal govt collects over Rs630 billion non-tax revenues in FY18

the dividend during the fiscal year under review stood at Rs57,454 million

PTI set to form govt but who will be the next President of Pakistan?

PTI gained more seats in National Assembly, but for appointing President, its position is weak.

Pakistan to decide on more than $12bn bailout in six weeks: Asad Umar

Many investors and analysts see a bailout from China or the IMF as inevitable.

Incoming govt plans mass privatisation ahead of potential IMF bailout

Asad Umar said PTI would remove govt control from about 200 companies.

Amnesty Scheme helped in generating massive revenue

Amnesty scheme indeed increased the revenue of the state, but it is not a long term solution.

Minister reviews performance of FBR in financial Year 2017-18

Dr Shamshad Akhtar during the meeting discussed the overall macro-economic condition of the country

Specific actions taken to save country from inclusion in FATF grey list: Miftah

Miftah informed that Pakistan had been nominated by FATF for the Grey List during February 2018.

CJP takes notice of undue taxes on petroleum products

The three-member bench will take up the case on Sunday

Finance Ministry to consider tax proposals relating to IT sector

Adviser to PM on Finance Dr Miftah Ismail says due consideration will be given to budget proposal