Farooq Baloch

Honda Civic and Toyota Grande to cost Rs280,000 more as the govt increases duties

It also did away with the restriction on non-filers buying 1300cc cars

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Gold prices reach a new high and touch Rs68,500 per tola

The price of a tola increased by Rs350 in the last two days

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India launches trade war on Pakistan over Pulwama attack

200% duty hike on Pakistani cement and onions as Delhi revokes Islamabad’s status as favoured trade partner

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This pant costs Rs16,000 in Europe, but sells for Rs650 in Karachi

The global fashion secret of Landhi’s denim factories

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Pakistanis bought prize bonds worth Rs134b in 2018

The investment in prize bonds was 17% higher in 2018 as compared to 2017

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To please IMF, Islamabad plans to rip off Sindh

The link between the PTI government and the next NFC Award

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Right price for telecom licences, auction of new spectrum can fetch $2b 

This is an opportunity for the government to plug in its budgetary gap

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Getting foreign loans to become more expensive as S&P lowers Pakistan’s rating

Pakistan to offer higher interest rates to investors to make up for its vulnerabilities

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Mini-budget to support exports but expand budget deficit: Moody’s

It says the mini-budget focuses mainly on revenue-based measures

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Dollar falls to seven-week low

The dollar had kept buyers and sellers on their toes last year because of volatility in its prices

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Let us pray Pakistan’s American dream does not fail

The PIAIC could boost our economy and exports if done right

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Pakistan’s garment makers use the police to suppress unions

They also manipulate labor laws to deprive workers of social security, pension benefits

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Non-filers will have to pay Rs20,000 more for a Honda City

The government is making non-filers pay more than double the tax paid by filers

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Pakistan’s textile firms pay women 50% less than men

Men are paid Rs30,000 for stitching, while women are paid Rs15,000

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In Pakistan’s garment factories, pregnant women are fired or sent on forced leave

We work longer hours and there is not even sick leave, says a worker

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