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PBC CEO demands reduction in lending rate
November 14, 2019

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a business advocacy body, has flayed the central bank for keeping the benchmark lending...

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Betting on SEZs — again
November 12, 2019

The business community is desperately waiting for the government to initiate measures that will reverse the downward spiral and reboot...

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Local industry approach proposed for SEZs framework
November 5, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistani authorities need to adopt local industry approach and focus variable fiscal incentives in special economic zones (SEZs) framework...

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PBC makes recommendations for SEZs framework
November 5, 2019

Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a business advocacy body, has put forward key recommendations for special economic zones based on a...

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Post-Brexit deal: Pakistan to enjoy same status as available in GSP+ scheme: UK
October 18, 2019

The United Kingdom (UK) has shared post Brexit deal trade arrangements with Pakistani business community, according to which Pakistan will...

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Letter to FBR
August 26, 2019
Fund programme stokes hopes and anxieties
May 14, 2019

KARACHI: The latest IMF programme has given some in industry circles significant grounds for anxiety while others, mostly from big...

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PBC opposes withdrawal of act protecting industries
May 4, 2019

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC), a private sector business policy advocacy forum, has urged the government to continue providing...

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PBC opposes removal of Fifth Schedule of Customs Act
May 4, 2019

KARACHI: In a statement issued on Friday, Ehsan Malik, CEO of the Pakistan Business Council (PBC) voiced his deep concern...

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Move to withdraw 5th Schedule of Customs Act opposed
May 4, 2019

KARACHI: Industry leaders on Friday strongly opposed the possible withdrawal of the 5th Schedule of Customs Act fearing it would...

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Informal economy outgrows formal one on presumptive tax regime: PBC
May 4, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan’s informal economy has outgrown the formal economy due to presumptive tax scheme that encourages mispricing, widely known as...

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Reasons behind external account woes identified
April 7, 2019

Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has said that premature deindustrialization has led to reduction in the contribution of exports in GDP...

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PBC organises seminar on financing to support ‘Make in Pakistan’
March 10, 2019

KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) organised a seminar on Financing to Support ‘Make in Pakistan’, on Saturday to address...

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PSX proposes perpetual amnesty to attract equity investment
March 10, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) demanded of the government to announce a perpetual tax amnesty scheme to bring undocumented wealth...

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