APBF calls for economic uplift through skill development August 4, 2019 - All Pakistan Business Forum has stressed the need for promoting skills development according to the private sector demand, saying the skilled youth can fulfill the industrial human resource needs, besides uplifting national economy. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood said that the employability rate of graduates from the formal TVET system is very low due to […]
Work on sustainable way to build reserves and focus on economic growth instead of borrowing: APBF July 4, 2019 - All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has asked the government to work on a sustainable way to build reserves and focus on economic growth and come up with export-boosting policies instead of borrowing funds from the State Bank of Pakistan during next fiscal year, as the total borrowing in the ongoing fiscal year has doubled to […]
Govt real task is to end parallel economy through structural reforms in bureaucracy: APBF June 3, 2019 - The real task of the government is to eliminate parallel economy which is equal to the documented economy of around $315 billion and the policy focus should be more on doubling the size of documented economy to over $1 trillion. It is not possible through temporary amnesty schemes rather it can be done through reforms […]
APBF says debt servicing a biggest challenge on expenditures front in upcoming budget May 29, 2019 - The governments’ borrowing policy over the last decade has brought the country to the brink, as the debt servicing has now become the biggest challenge on expenditures front in the federal budget in the wake of huge domestic and foreign borrowings, which might cross Rs2.25 trillion at the end of the current fiscal year of […]
APBF terms rising inflation as most serious threat to economy May 20, 2019 - All Pakistan Business Forum has said that the most serious threat to the economy in the new fiscal year would be constantly rising inflation, as the consumer prices influenced by faster rupee depreciation and rise in energy prices have increased to their highest level in five years. APBF president Syed Maaz Mahmood lamented that constant […]
Controlling fiscal imbalance: APBF for incentives to further boost remittances April 27, 2019 - All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) has suggested the government to announce incentives for oversees Pakistanis to further boost up foreign remittances, besides enhancing investment in the country by Pakistani expatriates. APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood observed that Pakistan’s economic growth, after reaching an 11-year high of 5.8 percent in FY18, is expected to see a […]
APBF ready to work with govt for ease of doing business March 19, 2019 - The Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Haroon Sharif has said the government is striving to attract local as well as foreign investment with consistent policies and long-term measures for boosting exports and industrial production in the country. He was addressing the board members of the All Pakistan Business Forum who gathered on a breakfast hosted […]
APBF calls for raising exports to 11pc of GDP for sustainable growth February 28, 2019 - The All Pakistan Business Forum has recommended the government to raise exports to 11 percent of the GDP till the end of its term with a keen focus on value addition for a sustainable economic trajectory. Moreover, the FDI should only be encouraged that provide a net forex surplus by curtailing imports and increasing exports, […]
APBF, CGSS sign MoU to conduct sector-specific studies January 16, 2019 - The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) and The Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evolve a unified strategy on the issues of common interests especially research and development to achieve high economic growth. The signing ceremony was held at Hospitality Inn Hotel, Lahore on Tuesday where […]
APBF, CGSS to sign MoU on Monday January 12, 2019 - The All Pakistan Business Forum (APBF) and The Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) are going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evolve a unified strategy on the issues of common interests, especially research and development, to achieve high economic growth in the country. The MoU signing ceremony will be held on […]