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Research & Initiatives

Research & Initiatives

PBC Position Paper on Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreements

This short paper produced in 2007 puts forward the Pakistan Business Council's position on Pakistan's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

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Pakistan and Indonesia Trade Partnership

Trade between Pakistan and Indonesia has witnessed positive growth in the past few years, increasing from 0.7 billion dollars in 2005...

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Pakistan Economic Forum

Like all countries, Pakistan also faces a number of issues / challenges which change in terms of gravity and character...

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PBC Proposals for Federal Budget 2013-14

Established in 2005 by 14 (now 42) of Pakistan’s largest private sector business groups including multinationals.

Preliminary study on Pakistan and China trade partnership post FTA

Pakistan and China have shared close diplomatic relations with each other since 1951 with a strong military relationship and developing...

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Comparison of the SECP Bill 2011 with the SECP Act 1997

In October 2011, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the Federal Minister for Finance presented the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan...

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Proposed Amendments in Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeover) Regulations, 2008

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has requested input in the proposed changes to the Takeover...

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Pakistan US Bilateral Trade Agreement

The Government of Pakistan has been holding negotiations with the US since 2004 for a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BIT). This...

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Arbitration Bill

The preceding Arbitration Act of 1940 that governs domestic arbitration in Pakistan has several deficiencies. Under the Act, the parties are relatively...

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Addendum to PBC Tax Proposals for The Federal Budget 2012-13

Established in 2005 by 14 (now 42) of Pakistan’s largest private sector business groups including multinationals.

Recommendations for Federal Budget 2012-13

Established in 2005 by 14 (now 38) of Pakistan’s largest private sector business groups including multinationals.

Recommendations for Federal Budget 2011-12

Established in 2005 by 14 (now 35) of Pakistan’s largest private sector business groups including multinationals.

Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Act 2010

On operational developments, he said a project is in the pipeline for launch.

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Recommendations for Federal Budget 2010-11

Established in 2005 by 14 (noaw 26) of Pakistan’s largest private sector business groups including multinationals.