Macroeconomic conditions towards the end of FY15 have further improved compared to the beginning of the fiscal year. Current account deficit has narrowed down; average annual inflation is significantly below the target; there is a marginal uptick in real GDP growth; and foreign exchange reserve buildup continues.
A renowned Social Worker & TV Artist Mrs. Jehan Ara Hai cutting the ribbon of inauguration of 24th Annual
Eid Card Competition at Bait al Hikmah Auditorium, Madinat al Hikmah organized by Hamdard Public School &
Hamdard Village School. Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation Paistan, Fatema Munir Ahmed,Vice President Madinat al Hikmah , Prof.
A dinner reception hosted by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and the Businessmen Group (BMG) to mark 18 years of Public Service of Businessmen Group from KCCI’s platform at PAF Convention Center recently.
Chairman Businessmen Group (BMG) and Former President of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Siraj Kassam Teli, while strongly criticizing the passage of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) Bill 2015 by the Parliaments, urged the business and industrial community of Karachi, particularly the textile sector, to lodge protest against this anti-business move of the government.
Operation Burq, KE’s campaign against defaulters and thieves continued with some positive results as some residential and commercial thieves were targeted. KE’s team with the help of FIA, Sind Police and Pakistan Rangers raided almost 80 different spots today which included North Karachi, Nazimabad, Defence, Gulshan, Surjani, Korangi, Clifton, Bahadurabad, Lyari, Baldia, Gadap, ShahFaisal, Malir and Johar, says a statement.
Sachal Energy Development (Pvt) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arif Habib Corporation Limited has announced that they have been sanctioned financing of US $107 million from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) World’s Largest Bank.
It may be mentioned here that Sachal Energy has signed a financing agreement with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) for Sachal Wind Power Plant.
Telenor Pakistan’s youth centric brand, djuice, has declared open the annual Apportunity Contest 2015 –a competition to hunt for the best mobile phone applications (apps) developed by Pakistani students and young software developers. Building on its previous success and popularity, the competition is being organized for the fifth consecutive year.
Mr. Abdul Rahim Janoo, Senior Vice President stated that Jute industry is playing a vital role to promote Pakistan economy with various exportable items during his meeting with Mr. Malik Jehangir, Chairman and other members of Jute Association of Pakistan who visited Federation House, Karachi today.
The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has expressed serious reservations over GIDC Act terming it discriminatory. The Act will not treat different gas consuming sectors on equitable basis while recovery of GIDC of the past years and mark up is illegal, said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA.
Mian Muhammad Adrees, President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has urged the Ministry of Finance to present the forthcoming federal budget as business friendly. He further said that in the forthcoming budget the problems of common people should also be considered on priority basis.
The first HP Invitation Golf Tournament 2015 Pakistan held at Karachi Golf Club on May 16. Despite hot weather, 123 amateur golfers participated in this 18-hole premier event comprising of representatives from leading MNCs, Banks & Financial Institutions, Utility & IT companies, and Industrial sector.
Senator Saleem Mandviwalla has been unanimously elected in as the Chairperson for the Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization. This decision was taken at a meeting convened at the Parliament House in order to elect the Chairpersons for the 34 parliamentary committees.
Mrs. Sadia Rashir, President Hamdard Foundation Pakistan addressing on“National Budget 2015-16 and public expectation”, presiding over by Justice (Rtd) Haziqul Khairi at a local hall. Dr.Shahid Hasan Siddiqi is also present on this occasion.
Speakers at the meeting of Shura Hamdard Karachi chapter urged the government to try its level best to make the coming national budget 2015-16 people friendly as the masses are already under the burden of high prices of daily use commodities.
Mobilink has expanded its 3G network to 53 cities of Pakistan by adding ten new cities to its 3G network. Mobilink’s expansion of 3G network is a result of carefully designed roll-out plan that makes the best use of 10MHz spectrum, while focusing on excellence in customers’ experience.
Islamic Finance News recognised Standard Chartered Saadiq for the Best Deal of the Year Award for successfully closing the US dollar dominated Government of Pakistan (“GOP”) International Sukuk.
The Bank was competing with some of the largest players in the Banking Industry and has won this award on the basis of its competence and commitment to the clients.
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