Finance minister says IMF must facilitate Pakistan in view of Covid; focus is on increasing tax net
Says thousands of workers have been left jobless due to decline in industrial production
Already hard-pressed, the masses are in for further financial squeeze
Benchmark index advances 0.22% to settle at 44,587.85
Development comes after Islamabad resumes stalled $6 billion loan programme
Contraction in current account deficit, stability in rupee also drive sentiments
Creditor’s board okays four pending reviews of Pakistan’s economy and release of next loan tranche of around $500m
Move aimed at meeting IMF conditions to revive loan programme
Executive board to give final approval this month provided Pakistan fulfils all agreed actions
Global lender asks govt to reduce number of income tax slabs
Pakistan has decided it will not evacuate its citizens from China to counter the threat of the fast-spreading corona virus. Do you agree with the decision?
Polls are non-scientific, reflect only the online audience and can be manipulated.
It looks as if littering has turned into our collective habit
While the vaccination process in the country is proceeding pretty slowly, the authorities must focus on getting the public comply with the SOPs
The world community must take Mr Deif’s words seriously and impose sanctions on the Israeli state institutions
I hope that the workforce associated with the housing scheme will leave no stone unturned for making it a great success
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