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Business Recorder is a financial daily offering a wealth of information on business happenings in Pakistan. Politics, industry, trade, taxation, the budget, as well as stocks and bonds are some of the wide-ranging issues covered by this comprehensive site.
Dawn is a Pakistani, English-language, daily newspaper. The business section is updated daily with national and international news. In addition to the business section, the stock page is useful for information on Pakistan's Karachi Stock Exchange.
Regulatory Agency Sites
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) strives to improve access to mass media for consumers and to enlarge Pakistan's broadcasting spectrum by constantly advancing the telecommunications sector and developing new technologies. PEMRA also serves as a mediator for media conflicts. The site provides basic information about the organization, documents of legislation, and licensing information.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) regulates the establishment and operation of telecommunications systems and ensures that they protect the interests of users. The PTA promotes modernization of technology to enhance efficiency and cost effectiveness. The PTA also serves as a mediator for complaints. Its site contains information for businesses and consumers as well as legislative documents that are available for download.
The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) was established in 2012 and aims to provide effective coordination and enforcement of the Drugs Act. It also strives to facilitate international trade and commerce of therapeutic goods. The site contains information on the organization, pertinent legislative documents, and a variety of healthcare information for members of the industry and the public.
The website of the Ministry of Finance provides information and documentation on trade and investment laws, reviews, and periodic analysis of the economic situation in Pakistan, support programs, and federal budget projections.
The Ministry of Textile Industry in Pakistan is in charge of the regulation and development of the apparel and textiles industry in Pakistan. This site contains a listing of current projects and a news and events page. It also provides information regarding policies and textile organizations. Publications pertaining to the ministry are also available for free download.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has four main responsibilities: issuing licenses for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power; establishing and enforcing standards to ensure quality and safety of electrical power operation; approving investments and power acquisition programs of utility companies; and determining tariffs for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. The site contains agency information, legislative and licensing documents, information on standards and privatization, publications, and recent industry news.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Pakistani financial services industry. This site contains resources and publications that are sorted by relevant sector.