In 2024, Pakistan has taken significant strides in facilitating the process of importing cars for overseas Pakistanis through the implementation of the Import Policy Order 2022.
Reforming state institutions, particularly those responsible for revenue collection, is a delicate task that demands a nuanced understanding of their functions, challenges, and potential for improvement. In Pakistan, the ongoing changes within the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have triggered intense debate, with the proposed separation of the Customs and IRS emerging as a particularly […]
According to the international research institute Ipsos, Pakistan’s pace of socio-economic development can be significantly enhanced by reducing the loss to the national exchequer through the curbing of illicit trade.
Making ends meet with rising inflation has become almost impossible for the people, especially the vulnerable society, as the prices of daily use items have reached alarmingly high levels.
Textile, being one of the major components of the Pakistan economy, makes up around 8.5 per cent of GDP and contribute around 60 per cent to the country’s total exports.
In a recent development, an inquiry committee appointed by former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to oversee the implementation of the Track and Trace System (TTS) has unveiled critical shortcomings in the system’s effectiveness, particularly in four major sectors: sugar, cement, fertilizer, and tobacco.
Karachi, September 16, 2023 – Pakistan non-elected caretaker government has scored a hat-trick by announcing yet another massive hike in petroleum prices. These successive increases come despite growing concerns and protests from the nation, as the government appears to disregard the economic hardships faced by its citizens.
Amidst heated debates surrounding the demonetization of the Rs 5000 banknote in Pakistan, particularly in the wake of a recent fake news episode, the question of why Pakistan should consider phasing out this high-denomination currency looms large.
Karachi, September 1, 2023 – Pakistan is currently facing an unprecedented challenge as petroleum prices soar to all-time highs, marking a significant economic concern for its citizens and policymakers alike. On August 31, 2023, the caretaker government announced a substantial hike in the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD), sending shockwaves throughout the country.
In a recent revelation by Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance, the previous government, led by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), which comprised several prominent political parties, has left the nation grappling with a staggering burden of Rs 452 billion due to the imposition of a petroleum levy during the fiscal year 2022-23. This unprecedented financial load […]