ABDUL HAFEEZ SHAIKH

  • Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of polls February 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday resigned as the Finance Minister of Pakistan amidst mounting speculation that he would play a key role in the caretaker administration that is expected to oversee the next general election scheduled for midMay. Shaikh was replaced by Minister of State for Finance Saleem H Mandviwala...
  • Pakistan Parliament turns into boxing ring June 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition lawmakers and members of the treasury benches on Friday engaged in fisticuffs as Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh presented the government's new budget in Parliament amidst uproar. Members of the main opposition PMLN, who were protesting against power cuts and corruption during Shaikh's speech, scuffled with lawmakers of...
  • Pak, Afghan to double bilateral trade to $5 bn January 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to increase bilateral trade volume to $5 billion by 2015 from the present near $2.5 billion, said officials. The PakistanAfghanistan Joint Economic Commission at the conclusion of twoday meeting in Islamabad noted with satisfaction that bilateral trade volume increased during last four years from $850...
  • Pak must enhance global trade: Pak FM July 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's global trade should be increased to strengthen the country's economy, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said. The minister said the government has introduced a number of economic reforms. "Development of a country depends on its level of trade and political relationship with the rest of the world," Associated...