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    Imported Mini Cars In Pakistan

  • Over 18,500 used cars imported in Jan-April

    Of them, 3,394 were economy segment vehicles while 6,666 units were of small low segment, Pakistan Automobile Assemblers Dealers Association (Pamada) Vice-Chairman Iqbal Shah said in a statement while quoting Customs data...

    Moreover, 2,251 units of small high segment were imported as compared to 1,247 units in the same period of the last year...

  • Cabinet clears imported cars stranded at port

    ISLAMABAD: In a major policy decision, the federal cabinet on Tuesday decided the fate of over 10,000 imported (used) cars which would leave the Karachi port soon and run on the country’s roads...

    The government had banned import of used cars, citing misuse of the gift and baggage scheme by the importers and car dealers...

  • Canvassing in ‘mini-Pakistan’ of Kolkata

    KOLKATA: “Please come along and let us take you to mini-Pakistan in Kolkata,” says Bobby Firhad Hakim, MLA candidate of the incumbent party in West Bengal, All India Trinamool Congress, which is on its last leg of its canvassing and voters decide the party’s fate in the phase-wise West Bengal assembly elections scheduled to be held on April 30 and May 5...

    Firhad is right … This does feel like mini-Pakistan...

  • SUP claims all national resources being diverted to make Punjab ‘mini-Pakistan’

    HYDERABAD: Sindh United Party (SUP) president Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah has said that with all national resources having been diverted to Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and other such cities to develop them, Punjab is now going to become the ‘mini-Pakistan’, a symbolic title currently for Karachi...

    Pakistan is facing challenges of extremism, terrorism and corruption and both the federal and provincial governments are not able to curb...

  • Gardening: Imported problems

    Take the tomatoes for example: Canada has very different growing conditions and hours of daylight than Karachi does and some varieties of tomatoes have been specifically bred for relatively short, cool Canadian summers as compared to Pakistan, so are unlikely to flourish here and the same applies to squash — of which there are numerous varieties too...

    While foreign seeds are so very tempting — there is always such a fascinating...

  • RD on imported tiles, sanitary ware welcomed

    KARACHI: Welcoming the recent imposition of regulatory duties on imported items, CEO Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics Ltd Masood Jaffery on Wednesday said the measures would support the local tile and ceramic industry and discourage imports, particularly from China...

    Mr Jaffery said importers were buying sub-standard tiles from different countries and dumping their excess inventories in Pakistan, affecting the sales of local...

  • Imported snooker tables sold to meet PBSF expenses, foreign trips

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) have sold a number of imported tables approximately worth over Rs 8 million in the last few years to meet its expenses including the foreign trips, Dawn has learnt...

    According to details, all the sold tables were either imported through the sponsor’s money or gifted by the manufacturer, Shender...

  • Govt to decide imported LNG price in two days

    ISLAMABAD: Price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be imported from Qatar will be finalised within two days, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi said on Wednesday, assailing the oil importing lobby for “spreading rumours”...

    Abbasi said a team of experts from Qatar has already arrived in Pakistan and is negotiating the rates along with the terms and conditions at which Pakistan is set to import the super-chilled fuel...

  • Imported wheat seized

    56 million tonnes of wheat imported from Ukraine for being unfit for human consumption...

    Official sources disclosed here on Friday that a company had imported last year a 17-container consignment of wheat from Ukraine...

  • FIA seeks record of imported medicines

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written a letter to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) seeking an explanation by August 9 about a number of complaints against the authority...

    According to the letter (copy available with Dawn), the FIA asked Drap to provide the record of all imported medicines registered during the last two years...

  • New power plant struck by ban on imported fuel

    The Kot Addu Power Company was built by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority in District Muzaffargarh, Punjab, 90 kilometres north west of Multan on the left bank of the River Indus...

    The progress on construction had slowed down after the government clamped a ban on fresh investments in power generation based on imported fuelWhen this query was put to the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr M...

  • Punjab launches project to grow imported dates

    The tissue culture plants of these varieties would be developed in France, hardened in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then will be imported into Pakistan...

    It will help Pakistan develop a germplasm pool of premium quality dates,” he added...

  • Traders support additional duties on imported items

    The business leader said traders support the move to hike duty on cosmetics, leather items, shoes, fans, sports goods, wooden furniture, arms and ammunition and demand additional duty on hundreds of items which are being imported due to liberal import policy...

    For curbing the rising consumption of imported fish, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) increased the regulatory duty to 25pc from existing 10pc on various kinds of fish... ...

  • Government seeks to extend warehousing period of imported goods

    ISLAMABAD: The government has suggested amendments to the Customs Act to extend the warehousing period for perishable and non-perishable imported goods...

    Under Section 98 of the Customs Act, non-perishable and perishable imported goods may remain in a warehouse for six months and three months, respectively...

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