APBF signs MoU with Hungarian Export Promotion Agency to exploit huge trade potential July 15, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hungarian Export Promotion Agency (HEPA) to promote trade links through exchanges of business delegations to nurture closer understanding between Pakistan and Hungary. The All Pakistan Business Forum president Syed Maaz Mahmood inked the MoU on behalf of his association while HEPA […]
Indian attempts to escalate LoC tension major hurdle to exploit two countries’ $37b trade potential: APBF July 6, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum President Syed Maaz Mahmood has urged the international community to accord serious attention to the violation of human rights in Occupied Kashmir, as consistent Indian attempts to escalate the situation along the LoC is a major hurdle to exploit the two countries’ bilateral trade potential of $37 billion and prosperity […]
APBF President urges WB to invest in social sector June 30, 2020 - The World Bank has said that Pakistan is not immune to the economic shock caused by the coronavirus and its exports have been hit hard, as the country recorded $1.39 billion in merchandise exports in May 2020, showing 34 percent drop with respect to the same period in 2019. The World Bank Senior Economist Gonzalo […]
APBF President says no visible reduction in taxes in budget to revive business and create jobs June 20, 2020 - All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has said that Pakistan needs millions of jobs annually but the government has not taken any concrete step in federal budget for job creations for the unemployed youth. The APBF had submitted proposals with the federal government, urging it to come up with a relief-oriented budget in the face of […]
APBF wants concrete steps in Budget 2020-21 to keep industrial wheel running June 9, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has asked the government to take concrete steps in the upcoming Federal Budget 2020-21 to keep industrial wheel running especially of SMEs, saving the livelihood of millions of workers associated with the small industries. The government will have to make visible reduction in taxes in the budget to help revive the […]
APBF flays govt for partial relief of huge drop in global oil rates June 5, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has flayed the government for partially passing on the impact of massive international oil price reduction to the public, as the authorities have increased the overall GST and petroleum levy on petroleum products to the highest level of over Rs.40 per litre. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood said that the […]
APBF asks SBP to announce soft loan at 3% markup for SMEs May 17, 2020 - Showing serious concern over a meager cut of just one percent in key policy rate to 8%, the All Pakistan Business Forum on Saturday urged the Central Bank to announce a soft loan with maximum markup rate of 3% especially for SMEs, as the rest of the world has been providing loans at zero percent […]
APBF demands soft financing for SMEs to fight pandemic challenges April 26, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has expressed dissatisfaction over the financial package announced by the government for industry to deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus, saying mere statements would not work unless solid measures are taken by the government including sizable reduction in fuel prices, bringing down key policy rate to 3%, regionally competitive energy […]
APBF wants business-friendly atmosphere for SMEs April 5, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has asked the government as well as the central bank to take steps to improve the atmosphere of ease of doing business for SMEs, giving them more confidence for smooth production amidst slowdown triggered by the coronavirus fear. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood said that it is right step of the […]
APBF for concrete steps to keep industrial wheels running March 24, 2020 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has asked the government to take concrete steps to keep industrial wheels running especially of SMEs, saving the livelihood of millions of workers associated with the small industries. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood said that with a view to save the economy from the impacts of the slowdown due to […]