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PBC underscores need for renegotiating transit trade with Kabul
September 27, 2023

KARACHI: In order to curb the misuse of Afghan transit trade, Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has recommended renegotiation of the...

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PBC calls for overhaul of Afghan Transit Trade Agreement
September 27, 2023

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC), pan-industry advocacy group, has urged the government to renegotiate a trade agreement with Afghanistan,...

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Letter to the Secretary, Exports Policy, FBR on Proposed Amendments to the EFS
August 21, 2023

Letter to Mr. Amjad Awan, ecretary, Exports Policy, FBR by Mr. Samir S Amir, Director Research (The Pakistan Business Council)...

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Letter to the Secretary Commerce on Pak UAE CEPA
July 19, 2023

Letter to Mr. Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqi, Federal Secretary Commerce by Mr. Samir S Amir, Director Research (The Pakistan Business...

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Big businesses oppose super tax
May 24, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s 100 largest businesses have opposed the continuation of the super tax and voiced their concerns about the imposition...

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Businesses seek pro-growth budget to prevent industry closures, job losses
May 24, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Finding it extremely difficult to survive amid dwindling foreign exchange reserves and import curbs with a weaker rupee and...

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Business community held out assurance
May 24, 2023

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s 100 largest businesses have opposed the continuation of the super tax and voiced their concerns about the imposition...

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Budget proposals: PBC asks FBR to discourage use of cash in economy
May 20, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has received different budget proposals to check the cash economy in Pakistan by...

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‘Realistic’ tax target
May 20, 2023

EDITORIAL: The budget is just around the corner, which makes this the time when the finance ministry is flooded with...

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Inter-corporate dividends be declared non-taxable
May 10, 2023

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has demanded that the payment of inter-corporate dividends be treated as a non-taxable event....

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Great food insecurity ahead for country, says PBC report
April 26, 2023

LAHORE: Pakistan’s food trade balance was a deficit of $3.6 billion in the Financial Year 2022. Compulsion to import food...

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Policy Brief on Improving Pakistan’s Trade with Russia and The Central Asian Republics
October 11, 2022

Letter to Mr. Mohsin Dawar, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs by Samir S Amir, Director Research (The...

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PBC seeks exemption for import of instruments, spares
July 15, 2022

LAHORE: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on Thursday said that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) should exempt the essential...

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Spare parts for essential industries: PBC urges SBP to allow import without prior permission
July 15, 2022

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has urged the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to allow the import of spare...

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PBC urges govt to facilitate manufacturers
July 15, 2022

KARACHI: Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on Thursday proposed the government to facilitate manufacturers with some exemptions to avoid operational disruption...

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