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  Finance Minister of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to being appointed to the finance ministership, M M Ahmad held a number of senior positions, including secretary of commerce, secretary of finance, and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission.
Served as Finance Minister early in the administration of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.
Finance Minister in the caretaker government of Malik Meraj Khalid.
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 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Pakistan to seek Saudi help on oil imports
The finance minister said Pakistan was trying to come to some agreement with Saudi Arabia to soften the impact of high global oil prices.
Pakistan announced in March that a deferred payment arrangement with Saudi Arabia, which allowed Pakistan to pay 75 % upfront and the rest later for oil imports of between 80,000 to 100,000 bpd, hadended last January.
The minister said the tariff regime would be restructured in order to ensure cheaper import of raw materials for the industry and sales tax system would be improved to stop leakages.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nts42417.htm   (638 words)

  
 PRE-BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz also spoke about the financial health of the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which he claimed were better placed now after years of losses that forced the government to pump in fresh liquidity to improve their balance sheets.
The minister said that a 3.3 to 3.5 per cent GDP growth was expected during 2001-2002, with a low inflation of around 3 per cent.
Governor of State Bank of Pakistan Dr. Ishrat Hussain opined that new types of investors, those who take risk to invest their own capital, believe in a certain work ethics, and are innovative and motivated enough to penetrate in the word market are not emerging in Pakistan.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2002/issue22/i&e1.htm   (1938 words)

  
 AsiaSource Interview with Shaukat Aziz
In Pakistan's case, we have been able to show that from literally a basket-case virtually default state 4 ½ years ago, we are today at 6 per cent plus growth in GDP heading to 8 per cent, which in Pakistan is remarkable.
In Pakistan's case, our people are very open, the country is very open, and we do not think this is a threat, so long as the developed and the developing countries provide a level-playing field for each other.
One of the major drivers of improvement in Pakistan's economy was the re-profiling and the management of the debt and containing the fiscal deficit, which led to lower rates, and domestic debt became much cheaper.
www.asiasource.org /news/special_reports/aziz.cfm   (4763 words)

  
 The Government of Pakistan
The Finance Minister delivered a letter from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz at the meeting which was held in highly cordial atmosphere lasting about 45 minutes.
Pakistan was now engaged in efforts to mobilise short term financing to meet the challenging situation, he said.
Pakistan has been asked time and again to ensure that it will not transfer nuclear technology but same demand was not made from India.
www.fas.org /news/pakistan/1998/07/980715-app.htm   (1996 words)

  
 News from the Washington File
The Minister has done a perfect job of capturing the essence of our conversations, which I found very good in reinforcing in my own mind, the value of this Joint Forum that we began a year ago.
And as the Minister indicated, it's true that the U.S. is already a substantial economic investor in Pakistan.
Minister Aziz: There are a lot of initiatives globally, and Pakistan is bilaterally exploring it.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/pakistan/2002/pakistan-021119-usia01.htm   (2420 words)

  
 PakDef Forums - Pakistan and Iran sign trade agreements, MoUs
Ahmed Khorram complimented Pakistan on introducing financial and structural reforms leading to economic recovery and said that Iran was also in process of implementing economic reforms to further consolidate its economic base.
Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz briefed the Iranian Minister that private sector of Pakistan was keen to establish contact with their Iranian counterparts to establish trade links.
He suggested that Pakistan and Iran needed to co-operate in the fields of customs not only to encourage trade between the two brotherly countries, but also to curb the menace of smuggling, which was detrimental to both the economies.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=5237   (1581 words)

  
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INTRO: Pakistan's finance minister appears headed for victory in two by-elections, paving his way to become the country's next prime minister.
TEXT: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League party is claiming victory for Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz, and the Parliament is expected to elect Mr.
Muslim League Secretary General Senator Mushahid Hussain says the veteran finance minister was chosen to give the party a strong voice on economic issues, which could play a key role in the next elections.
www.help-for-you.com /news/Aug2004/scripts/31f14640.html   (392 words)

  
 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Pakistan hails IMF loan
The minister said it was a major milestone in the government's effort to rebuild the economy.
The Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz, said the government had worked hard on its programme of reforms to establish credibility with the donor community.
Pakistan has some $38bn in foreign debts, and the IMF loan greatly increases the government's chances of getting a restructuring agreement from the Paris Club of lenders next January.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1048000/1048429.stm   (302 words)

  
 Global Agenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Pakistan joined the coalition fighting against terrorism because we believe in peace, moderation, tolerance, and we are doing this for our own national interest.
Pakistan is determined to play its part as a responsible country and we will never allow our country to be used for terrorism and those who indulge in it.
Pakistan is one of the few countries [in the region] with a completely free press, both electronic and print.
www.globalagendamagazine.com /2005/shaukataziz.asp   (1746 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Pakistan's ruling party says election clears way for new prime minister
FATEH JANG, Pakistan – The ruling party claimed victory Wednesday in special elections designed to clear the path for Pakistan's finance minister to be elevated to prime minister.
Aziz is credited with salvaging Pakistan's near-bankrupt economy after international sanctions were imposed in 1998 in reaction to nuclear missile tests.
A change in prime ministers wouldn't affect Pakistan's commitment to either the U.S.-led war on terror or peace talks with Pakistan's nuclear rival, India – matters firmly in Musharraf's hands.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040818-1652-pakistan-primeminister.html   (473 words)

  
 [Ngo-list] Finance Minister calls for 'holistic approach' on external debt issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Finance Minister calls for 'holistic approach' on external debt issue Recorder Report, 03/05/2001 www.brecorder.com UNITED NATIONS : Finance Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday called for a "holistic approach" to address the external debt problem of developing countries.
The Finance Minister observed that there was an over-emphasis on poverty eradication without equal importance being given to economic growth.
The themes for this year's high-level meeting were: development financing, in particular poverty eradication, ODA and Debt; the movement towards a development-friendly international financial system; public and private responsibility in the prevention of financial crises.
lists.isb.sdnpk.org /pipermail/ngo-list/2001-May/000842.html   (445 words)

  
 Pakistan to seek Saudi help on oil imports -DAWN - Business; 27 May, 2004
Pakistan announced in March that a deferred payment arrangement with Saudi Arabia, which allowed Pakistan to pay 75 per cent upfront and the rest later for oil imports of between 80,000 to 100,000 barrels per day, had ended last January.
The minister complimented the textile industry for acquiring the competitiveness that is needed in the quota-free world.
In response to a plea made by former Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) chairman Shahzad Azam Khan, he said he was aware of the problems faced by the knitwear industry and would take appropriate measures in the next budget.
www.dawn.com /2004/05/27/ebr1.htm   (855 words)

  
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MULTAN - Pakistan has planned to establish a textile city in Jalalabad (Afghanistan) and it would make an investment of one billion dollars in Afghanistan till December 31,2004,said Federal Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz while talking to a delegation of All Pakistan Bedsheets and Upholstry Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) in State Bank auditorium, Multan.
He said that Pakistan was playing a key role in the rebuilding of Afghanistan besides meeting its food requirements and it would soon be able to stand on its own feet.
The Finance Minister said,Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission is manufacturing a Laser Levelling Plant which would help in low-cost soil levelling besides importing 300 bulldozers from different countries.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=17809   (195 words)

  
 PC hands over Habib Bank to Aga Khan Fund -DAWN - Business; 27 February, 2004
Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz said HBL was an icon of Pakistan's structural reforms and "we are handing over a jewel of our national assets with a bit of heavy heart."
The finance minister said Pakistan's economy was now back on the rail and had made unprecedented growth rate of over five per cent for 2003-04.
Privatization Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said the HBL handing over to AKFED was a big achievement of the Privatization Commission and expected a more active role for his commission in the future for economic development of the country.
www.dawn.com /2004/02/27/ebr5.htm   (766 words)

  
 Finance Minister visits to Japan
The 3-day official visit of Finance Minister, Shaukat Aziz, to Japan as a special envoy of President Pervez Musharraf has proved highly positive as encouraging signals are being received from this Asian Economic giant and the biggest foreign donor to Pakistan.
The Finance Minister explained, this would provide fiscal space to the country which would be used for raising the lot of the people by initating the projects oriented towards social and economic uplift of the country.
He took the opportunity to assure the Japanese authorities that Pakistan was fully alive to the sensitivities of the Japanese government towards the nuclear proliferation and reassured them of the safety and security of Pakistan's nuclear related materials.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2001/issue46/f&m.htm   (790 words)

  
 Pakistan looking at IT, tourism tie-ups with India
Pakistan is willing to tread on the softer path of information technology and tourism besides oil and gas to kickstart trade ties with India.
It included a day and night one-day match, dinner with Pakistan's finance minister and central bank governor and breakfast with the chief minister of Punjab.
"The finance minister is keen to sell Pakistan on the tourism front and he favours free movements of tourists across the border," a corporate chief who attended the meeting said.
www.rediff.com /money/2004/mar/29pak.htm   (407 words)

  
 Go Asia Pacific On Location Asia - PAKISTAN: Finance minister set to become prime minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Finance minister, Shaukat Aziz, has won two by-elections to the lower house of parliament in a landslide after two lawmakers from the ruling party were told to step aside.
Following parliamentary elections in 2002, Mr Aziz was again appointed finance minister, after he was handpicked for a seat in the senate.
LANNIN: Pakistan's main opposition party, the Pakistan People's Party, says the by-elections were rigged and party leader, Benazir Bhutto has accused supporters of Mr Aziz of deliberately targetting three PPP workers, who were shot dead in the town of Fatah Jang in central Punjab province on Monday.
www.abc.net.au /asiapacific/location/asia/GAPLocAsiaStories_1180751.htm   (803 words)

  
 Asia Times:
Pakistan was, and remains an ideology, that gives its people strength to face adversities and a purpose in their lives.
For this purpose, the financing limit of SBFC was raised from a maximum of Rs.1.5 million to Rs.30 million.
Pakistan is pursuing a liberal trade policy, which is quite in line with the evolving world trade regime manifested in the functioning of World Trade Organization (WTO).
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/CF21Df03.html   (20127 words)

  
 The President's man
In his first interview to the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) after he was named "Prime Minister-in-waiting", Aziz said that the first time he saw Musharraf was on the CNN, a few hours after the bloodless coup on October 12, 1999 when the General first addressed the people of Pakistan.
Although Aziz has been the Finance Minister of Pakistan for nearly five years, he has not trusted Pakistani banks and financial institutions to invest his own assets.
In November 1999, Aziz was appointed Pakistan's Minister of Finance with charge of the departments of Finance, Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning and Development, and Revenue.
www.flonnet.com /fl2115/stories/20040730002504900.htm   (862 words)

  
 BW Online | February 11, 2002 | Pakistan's Finance Minister Looks Ahead
With the Afghan war winding down and border tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir showing signs of easing, Aziz' main challenge now is to attract foreign investors, who have shunned Pakistan because of its history of political instability and an overwhelmingly poor population.
Since Pakistan was drafted into the U.S.-led coalition against terrorism, he has played a major role in helping to portray the predominantly Muslim nation of 140 million people as a moderate and reasonable place.
Indeed, Pakistan may prove to be a test case of whether foreign aid can turn around a failed state.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/02_06/b3769620.htm   (696 words)

  
 Rediff On The NeT: Sanctions squeezing Pakistan dry, cries finance minister
Pakistani Finance Minister Sartaj Aziz has said his country might have to stop paying its debts because it is running out of money as a result of the economic sanctions imposed by the United States.
The looming possibility of a default by Pakistan has left behind a surprise move by the US senate on Thursday to unanimously approve legislation by the administration granting President Bill Clinton authority to waive the economic sanctions against Pakistan and India for a year, the daily adds.
In Colombo, a senior Pakistan official said that his country did not plan to default on the billions of dollars in international loans but found it difficult to pay when the ''purse is stolen''.
www.rediff.com /news/1998/jul/17bomb2.htm   (447 words)

  
 BBC News | BUSINESS | Pakistan counts cost of war
Pakistan's Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz says he estimates the crisis in Afghanistan could cost his country up to $2.5bn dollars.
Pakistan's bilateral debts to other countries total about $12.5bn, of which $3bn is owed to the US.
Textiles are Pakistan's largest export - cotton yarn and fibre together account for 25% of the total - while the US is the South Asian nation's biggest market, taking 25% of Pakistan's total exports.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/south_asia/1612267.stm   (402 words)

  
 Go Asia Pacific Breaking News Asia - Pakistan finance minister set to become PM after poll win   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Pakistan's finance minister, Shaukat Aziz, has easily won a seat in parliament, clearing the way for him to take over as prime minister next week.
Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, picked Mr Aziz to be prime minister in June after the sudden resignation of the incumbent, Zafarullah Jamali.
The opposition Pakistan People's Party has accused the government of rigging both by-elections, alleging their polling agents were harassed by police.
www.abc.net.au /asiapacific/news/GoAsiaPacificBNA_1180744.htm   (216 words)

  
 Pakistan News PakTribune.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The finance minister said if the two sides wish to see a substantial increase in the Pakistan-India trade volume and aspires to enter into joint investment venture, the resolution of the 55-year old dispute is a must for the same.
The minister said on Saturday, the provincial finance ministers gathered at Islamabad and during the informal meeting, a substantial headway was made on the distribution of shares from federal divisible pool.
The minister said the national economy has registered an upward trend during the last four years and the trend will likely to better with each passing day.
www.paktribune.com /news/index.php?id=59053   (527 words)

  
 Statement by the President of the Asian Development Bank following a Meeting with the Minister of Finance in Islamabad, ...
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (5 November 2001) - The President of the Asian Development Bank, Tadao Chino, met with the Pakistan Minister of Finance, Shaukat Aziz, and other senior ministers today.
Pakistan must stay the course of economic reform and development it has charted for itself.
Pakistan faces many development challenges, especially in these difficult times, but I am confident that the Government's reform measures will bear fruits, and bring about a better future for the people of Pakistan.
www.adb.org /Documents/Speeches/2001/ms2001074.asp   (466 words)

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