Large numbers of traders, tourists cross border | The Express Tribune

BEIJING: experienced a significant rise in cross-border traffic in the first half of the current calendar year, with 21,000 travelers, representing a 110% year-on-year increase. On June 11, the port cleared 1,123 people in a single day, breaking the previous record. The Khunjerab Border Inspection Station, under the Xinjiang Entry-Exit Border Inspection General Station, attributes […]

FinMin Aurangzeb says all traders to be brought under tax net without exception

Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb is interviewed during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting at the IMF and World Bank’s 2024 annual Spring Meetings in Washington. — Reuters Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Aurangzeb reiterated on Saturday that all traders would be brought under the tax net without exception, as the government faces an […]

Traders demand new horticulture varieties | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters and Importers Association (APFVEA), while presenting budget proposals for fiscal year 2024-25, has stressed the need for introducing new varieties of horticulture through extensive research and development (R&D) work. Sharing details with The Express Tribune, APFVEA Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed said new varieties should be developed for fresh […]

NEPRA puts livelihoods at risk, say traders | The Express Tribune

According to the data provided to Nepra, energy generation in June 2021 was recorded at 14,361.17 GWh. PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: The business community, distraught by the increasing cost of inputs, has appealed to the government to stop the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) from taking anti-people and anti-business decisions as businesses are on the […]

Traders urge govt to withdraw gas price hike | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry (HCSTSI) President Muhammad Farooq Shaikhani has hit out at the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for its decision to make a massive increase of 65% in gas tariffs. He appealed to all political leaders and the country’s rulers to withdraw the gas price hike promptly to restore […]

Traders ride Chinese county’s boom | The Express Tribune

BEIJING: More Pakistani traders are settling in the Tashikurgan Tajik autonomous county of Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to tap the business potential. As the county is close to their homes, they said it was easy to commute and interact with the local community. A booming tourism is benefitting their businesses. Pakistani jeweller […]

Traders observe shutterdown strike against inflated power bills in Karachi

Traders observe a shutterdown strike in Karachi on September 1, 2023. — Online Traders on Friday observed a complete shutterdown strike in Karachi against the bloated electricity bills amid backbreaking inflation. The recent massive hike in electricity bills has not only shaken the already-burdened domestic consumers but also the trader community across the country. A […]

Traders protest outside SBP against non-clearance of containers | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Traders of Karachi came out on the streets and protested outside the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday against the non-clearance of containers and embargo on letters of credit (LCs) due to a lack of foreign exchange in the country. On the appeal of Karachi Timber Merchants Group (KTMG) against the non-acceptance of […]

Energy conservation plan: Traders, restaurant owners reject govt’s decision

A view of a rickshaw driver standing near a closed market in Karachi on June 17, 2022. — INP/File Traders and restaurant owners Tuesday categorically rejected the federal government’s decision to shut all malls and markets by 8:30pm in line with the new energy conservation plan. Ajmal Baloch, president All-Pakistan Anjuman Tajiran (APAT) said that the […]

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