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ICCI congratulates PCB on successful holding of PSL matches in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Sports Committee of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the Chairmanship of Nasir Mehmood Chaudhry organized a friendly cricket match between ICCI President XI and Chairman XI at Diamond Cricket Ground, Islamabad. Ahmed Hassan Moughal President ICCI led the President XI while Zubair Ahmed Malik Chairman Founder Group led the Chairman XI. The President XI won after ... Read More »

France to enhance financial assistance in Hydro and renewable energy sectors


RAWALPINDI: The Ambassador of France to Pakistan Dr Marc Baréty paid a visit to the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Wednesday. Addressing traders, the envoy said that his country desired to enhance trade with Pakistan in different sectors including renewable energy, hydropower, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy, water and education. He said France is keen to develop strong ... Read More »

ICCI resents FBR raids on business premises


ISLAMABAD: A meeting of local business community was held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the chair of Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President ICCI to express resentment against the FBR raids on business premises. ICCI Executive Members, former Presidents, senior members and representatives of market associations were present at the occasion. Through a resolution, Asad Umar Federal Finance Minister ... Read More »

Govt directs FBR to review pending refunds of Rs7100m of TCP


ISLAMABAD: Government has directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to review the pending refunds of Rs7100 million of Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and recommended to adjust the refunds amount with the interests due on the loan taken from the banks by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan, it is learnt here. Official sources told Customs Today that at least ... Read More »

ICCI shows concerns over 72.5pc fall in total foreign investment


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has shown great concerns over the 72.5 percent decline in total foreign investment in Pakistan that has tumbled down to US$ 1,216.5 million during July-February 2019 from US$ 4,425.1 during the same period of last year and called upon the government to take urgent measures to reverse this trend in order ... Read More »

Education for women essential for economic development: Kashmala Tariq

RCCI President Malik Shahid Saleem presenting bouquet to Federal Ombudsperson Ms Kashmala Tariq during her visit to the Chamber House here on Tuesday

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Ombudsperson for Protection Against Harassment (FOSPAH ) at Workplace Kashmala Tariq has said that education for women is very vital so that they can stand with men equally and can contribute to the country’s economic development. Addressing a function in connection with world women day at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Tuesday, ... Read More »

Raids to continue against non-filers: Chairman FBR


KARACHI: Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Muhammad Jehanzaib Khan has said that a huge reforms agenda has been finalized for FBR in which massive investment will be made with major thrust on the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to create an interface between taxpayers and tax collector in order to minimize human contact. “Work is also underway on simplification ... Read More »

Taking all measures regarding ease of doing business: Mian Aslam Iqbal

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LAHORE: The Provincial Minister for Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal hassaid that all regulations will be gathered and rectified under Punjab Smart Regulations Act that is going to be presented in the provincial assembly from 6 to 8 months and later to the federal cabinet. He was speaking at the traders and industrialists in LCCI. He cited the example of South ... Read More »

Govt should provide advanced screening technologies in hospitals to prevent kidney disease


ISLAMABAD: Ahmed Hassan Moughal,  President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) has called upon the government to equip public hospitals with advanced screening technologies to diagnose and prevent kidney disease as it was emerging as a silent killer, especially for poor and low income people. He was addressing a seminar titled “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere” that was organized ... Read More »

We are ready to bring changes in FBR: Jahanzaib Khan


KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Mohammad Jahanzaib Khan on Saturday said that difficult time has started for those having taxable income but still out of tax net. He was addressing the business community at Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). FBR chairman said that it was difficult to bring change in any organization yet we are ready ... Read More »

ICCI condemns terrorist attacks on mosques in New Zealand


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in two mosques in New Zealand in which about 49 people were and called upon the New Zealand government to provide justice to the bereaved families by taking strong action against the culprits. Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry on behalf of ... Read More »

FBR urged to stop raids at business premises


LAHORE: While demanding an immediate stop to raids at business premises and showing of disrespect to the tax paying community, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has urged the government to constitute a committee having representatives from public and private sectors to sort out the issue. On Thursday, the LCCI President Almas Hyder while talking with media said that ... Read More »

RCCI asks FBR to end harassment


RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) president Malik Shahid Saleem has said traders across the board demand an end to harassment under the garb of tax collection. “FBR and income tax staff should treat traders with respect,” adding that tax return filers must be exempted from tax audit. Addressing a traders meeting at Chamber house Rawalpindi, RCCI ... Read More »

CDA chairman assures to expedite lease renewal process to facilitate businessmen


ISLAMABAD: The complicated lease renewal process of CDA was depriving the civic body of millions of rupees and creating problems for industrialists and commercial plot holders, however, efforts were afoot to expedite this process to facilitate the business community. This was said by Amir Ali Ahmed, Chairman CDA while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He ... Read More »

Malaysian CG for reviewing tariff increase of air conditioners


KARACHI: Consul General of Malaysia Khairul Nazam Abd Rahman, while expressing concerns over the decision taken by Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce to increase tariff (Regulatory Duty) on import of air conditioners, said that the decision to raise tariffs on import of air conditioners and other such products was notified through an SRO which is a violation of Pakistan-Malaysia Free Trade ... Read More »

FBR asked to include late filers in Active Taxpayers List


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the Federal Board of Revenue to include the names of those taxpayers into the Active Taxpayers List (ATL) who had filed tax returns after 31st December 2018 so that they could avail the benefits of active taxpayers. Ahmed Hassan Moughal, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that ... Read More »

Importers call for withdrawal of SRO-237 to avoid problems


ISLAMABAD: A delegation of local importers and fast moving consumers goods businessmen visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and expressed great concerns over SRO-237, which has created additional problems for them. They said that Ministry of Commerce and Textile has issued SRO-237(1)/2019, dated 19th February 2019 to make further amendments in the Import Policy Order 2016, but these amendments ... Read More »

USA to provide all technical & guidance to ensure hurdle free access to surgical instruments manufacturers: Ms. Ann Mason


SIALKOT: USA has announced its all the technical assistance and guidance to ensure the hurdle free easy access of Sialkot based surgical instruments manufacturers and exporters to USA markets, besides, making all out sincere efforts to motivate the American businessmen for the direct imports of the Sialkot-made surgical instruments direct from Sialkot-Pakistan instead of purchasing these surgical instruments from the ... Read More »

RCCI stresses for SMEs promotion


RAWALPINDI: It is believed that economies with strong Small and Medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are progressive in nature and experience robust economic growth. There is a need to attach significant value to the development of the SMEs which will ultimately result in integrating the issue of small business development. This was stated by Malik Shahid Saleem, President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce ... Read More »

Punjab govt to make smart regulations for private sector: Sardar Tanveer Ilyas


ISLAMABAD: Sardar Tanveer IIyas Khan, Chairman, Punjab Board of Investment and Trade said that Punjab Government was working to make smart regulations that would address the hindrances being faced by the private sector and facilitate in promotion of business and investment activities. He said One Window facility for investors would be setup in Punjab to provide them all required services ... Read More »