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Daily Archives: December 23, 2021

CCoE Considers Recommendations for Maximizing Gas Supply to Residential Consumers

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) was held under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in Islamabad on Thursday.The Cabinet Committee on Energy considered the report on the i…

Jazz Tops PTA Complaint Charts Yet Again

Data from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revealed that Jazz leads the chart with 6,407 complaints, followed by Telenor as the second-most complaint about telecommunications operators with 5,149 complaints.Zong was third with 2,701 c…

Pakistan to Present 6th Review to IMF Board Next Month

The government of Pakistan will present the sixth review of the authorities’ reform program supported by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on 12 January 2022.According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance, Pa…

FBR Exempts Custom Duty on Import of 9 Items from Afghanistan

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has exempted customs duty on the import of nine items including coal, marble, sulphur and containers from Afghanistan.The FBR has also exempted regulatory duty on the import of marble and reduced regulatory duty on im…

Pakistan’s First On-Demand Delivery Service Raises Investment

Pakistan’s first on-demand delivery marketplace, Batoor, has raised an undisclosed amount in pre-seed funding from Astore Partners.Based in the small village of Shahmansor, Swabi, Batoor was launched in January 2019 by Sanad Khan with only a meager sum…

COVID-19’s Impact on Pakistan’s Transport Sector: Report

The most significant impact of the COVID-19 for road and rail transport in Pakistan was on border-crossing time as trade facilitation indicator (TFI) averaged 55.7 hours, far above the 28.3 hours in 2019, states the Asian Development Bank (ADB).The ban…

Pakistan to Present 6th Review to IMF Board Next Month

The government of Pakistan will present the sixth review of the authorities’ reform program supported by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on 12 January 2022.According to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance, Pa…