IT sector for ease of doing business

By Usman Hanif Published in The Express Tribune on November 11, 2022 KARACHI: Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) has called on the government to enhance the ease of doing business in the country to increase the much-touted information technology (IT) exports. “While the Federal Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) […]

Remittances fall 8.6pc to $9.9bn in July-October

By Our Correspondent Published in The News on November 12, 2022 KARACHI: On Friday, the central bank data showed that remittances from Pakistanis working abroad dropped by 8.6 percent to $9.9 billion in the first four months of the current fiscal year. The country received $10.8 billion in remittances from overseas workers in July–October FY2022. Similarly, in[…]

More than half of all healthcare spending ‘out of pocket’

By Mubarak Zeb Khan Published in DAWN on November 08, 2022 ISLAMABAD: The share of people paying for healthcare expenses on their own, or out of pocket (OOP) made up 52.8 percent of the total health expenditure in 2019-20, up slightly went from 51.7pc in 2017-18, the National Health Account estimates released on Monday indicated. Moreover, people[…]