MORNING SHOUT - 30TH AUG 2021
Army to brief Parliament on Afghan crisis
The military leadership will brief the parliament on the Afghanistan
situation and security matters on Monday, media reports said.
Members of the parliamentary defence committees will visit the
General Headquarters (GHQ) where they will be briefed about
Pakistan’s policy regarding the Afghanistan situation.
Govt has no intention to quit IMF programme: Tarin presents
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin clearly stated on Friday that the
government has no intention to quit the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) programme, and formal round of talks with the Fund
would be held by the end of September before his departure to
Washington in October to have a face-to-face discussion with the
Ministry worried over rising global commodity prices
The finance ministry on Saturday voiced concern over persistent
increase in the international commodity prices which could build
pressure on inflation and balance of payments in the country.
FBR sets Rs1,200bn revenue collection target for Q1
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has fixed Rs1,200 billion as the
revenue collection target for the first quarter (July-September)
2021-22 to meet the annual target of Rs5,829 billion for the new
Pakistan to seek 2 years extension in GSP plus status
Pakistan will seek two years extension in Generalized Preferential
System (GSP) plus status, set to expire in 2022, from the European
Union, a minister said on Saturday. In March 2020, the EU extended
Pakistan’s GSP plus status till 2022.
Tarin unveils economic plans for 14 key sectors
With the commitment not to exit the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) programme and instead take it to face-to-face talks in
Washington in October, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Friday
unveiled another short-, medium- and long-term economic
programme for 14 key sectors to ensure sustainable growth.
Razak hopes mobile phones exports will meet target of $1b in
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul
Razak Dawood on Monday hoped that mobile exports should
meet the target of $1 billion in current FY2021-22.
Steel bar producers hike price despite cheaper scrap import
Despite an 11 per cent decrease in the world steel scrap prices
since July, the local large producers have increased the steel bar
rates by 14.5pc and also ruled out any early relief.