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AACMA Auto Components Manufacturers'Association
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADPB The Agriculture Development bank
ADRs American Depository Receipts
AES A US power company
AFL-CIO American Federation for Labour and Congress for
AGM Annual General Meeting
AMPS Analogue Mobile Phone System
AOP Association of Persons
APO Asian Productivity Organisation
APTMA All Pakistan textile Mills Association
ASEAN Association of South East Asian Nations
ASP Agricultural Statistics of Pakistan
ATC Agreement on Textile and Clothing
ATM Automatic Teller Machines
 

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BEL Bankers Equity Limited
BOI Board of Investment
BOT Build-Operate-Transfer
BPDB Bangladesh Power Development Board
BRE Bureau de Rapprochement des Entreprises
BSCIC Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation
BTTB Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board
BTV Bangladesh Television
 

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C & F Cost and Freight
CAF Corporate Agricultural Farming
CBA Collective Bargaining Agents
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CBR Central Board of Revenue
CCOI Cabinet Committee on Investment
CDC Commonwealth Development Corporation
CDMA Code Division Multiplex Access
CDS Central Depository System
CEPZ Chittagong Export Processing Zone
CGO Customs General Order
CHPF Clearing House Protection Fund
CIF Cost Insurance & Freight
CIOL Cyber India Online Limited
CKD Completely Knocked Down
CLA Corporate Law Authority
CNG Compressed Natural Gas
COAI Cellular Operators Association of India
COFACE Compagnie d'Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur
CP Clearance Permit
CPA Chittagong Port Authority
CRF Clean Report of Findings
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CSE Chittagong Stock Exchange
CTL Central Testing Laboratories
CV Curriculum Vitae
 

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DFI Development Finance Institutions
DTRE Duty and Tax Remission for Exporters
 

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ECG Electrical Capital Goods
ECGD Export Credit Guarantee Department
ECGD Export Credit Guarantee Department
ECO Economic Cooperation Organisation
EDFI European Development Finance Institutions
EDS Export Development Surcharge
EFA Education for All
EFS Export Finance Scheme
EIB European Investment Bank
EIC Euro Information Centre
EIU Economist Intelligence Unit
EMIC Export Market Information Centre
EOBI Employees Old Age Benefits Institution
EPB Export Promotion Bureaux
EPZ Export Processing Zone
EPZA Export Processing Zone Authority
EPZs Export Processing Zones
ESR Education Sector Reforms
EXIPs Export Insurance Policies
 

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FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas
FBS Federal Bureau of Statistics
FCS Fishermen Co-operative Society
FPIA Foreign Private Investment (Promotion & Protection) Act
FTA Free Trade Agreements
 

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GATS General Agreement on Trade in Services
GATT General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GIP Gross Industrial Product
GOP Government of Pakistan
GSD Government Supplies Department
GSP Generalised Scheme of Tariff Preferences
Gw Giga watt
Gwh Giga watt per hour
 

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IAS International Accounting Standards
ICEX Instituto Espanol de Comercio Exterior
ICSID International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA International Development Agency
IDCOL Infrastructure Development Company Limited
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFCCI International Foreign Chamber of Commerce and Industry
IIFC Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Centre
ILO International Labour Organisation
IMF International Monetary Fund
INFODEV World Bank Information Technology Development Fund
IOSCO International Organisation of Securities Commission
IP Import Permit
IPDC Industrial Promotion and Development Company
IPEC International Programme on the elimination of Child Labour
IPF Investor Protection Fund
IPPs Independent Power Producers
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IQF Individual Quick Freezing
IRC Import Registration Certificate
ISE Islamabad Stock Exchange
ISO International Standards Organisation
 

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JETRO Japanese Export Trade Organisation
 

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KAPCO Kot Addu Power Company
KCCI Karachi Camber and Commerce and Industry
KEPZ Karachi Export Processing Zone
KESC Karachi Electricity Supply Company
KSE Karachi Stock Exchange
 

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L/C Letter of Credit
LCA Letter of Credit Authorisation
LCAF Letter of Credit Authorisation Form
LFO Legal Framework Order
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate
 

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MFA Multi-Fibre Agreement
MFA Multi-Fibre Arrangement
MFN Most Favoured Nation (MFN)
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
MIRDC Metal Industry Research and Development Centre
MMA Muttahida Majli-i-Amal
MNCs Multinational Companies
MOPTs Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
 

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NAB The National Accountability Bureau
NBP National Bank of Pakistan
NCB Nationalised Commercial Banks
NCCWD National Commission for Child Welfareand Development
NCEL National Commodity Exchange Limited
NDFC National development Finance Corporation
NDND No-duty No-drawback
NEPRA National Electricity Regulatory Authority
NOC No Objection Certificates
NPL non-performing loan
NRI Non-Resident Indian
NSS National Saving Schemes
NTB Non-Tariff Barriers
NTDC National Transmission & Despatch Company
NTN National Tax Number
NUST National University of Sciences and Technology
NWFP North West Frontier Province
 

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OCSIR Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturers
OGRA Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority
OIC Organisation of Islamic Conference
OICCI The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
OPEC Oil Producing and Exporting Countries
 

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PAAPAM Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers
PAT Profit After Tax
PC Personal Computer
PC & A Pohl Consulting and Associates
PE Permanent Establishment
PEFGA Pakistan Export Finance Guarantee Agency
PEMRA Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority
PF Providend Fund
PG Post Graduate
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PIA Pakistan International Airline
PLR Prime Lending Rate
PMLQA Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-i-Azam
PNAC Pakistan National Accreditation Council
POCSAG Post office code Standard advisory group
PPIB Private Power and Infrastructure Board
PPP Purchasing Power Parity
PPP Pakistan People's Party
PPRA Public Procurement Regulatory Authority
PRGF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
PSI Pakistan Standards Institution
PSQCA Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority
PSUs Public Sector Undertakings
PTCL Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd.
PUD Peeled, undeveined
PWC Pakistan Workers Confederation
 

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QCC Quality Control Centre
 

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R & D Research & Development
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RCCI Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
RIA Reportable Injury Accident
Rs Rupee
 

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SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SACE Istituto per i Servizi Assicurativi del credito all'Esportazione
SAFTA South Asian Free Trade Area
SAPTA South Asian Preferential Trading Arrangements
SBP State Bank of Pakistan
SCCI Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry
SDC Standards Development Centre
SEBI Securities & Exchange Board of India
SEC Socio Economic Classification
SECP Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
SIA Secretariat Of Industrial Assistance
SIPEC Sino Petroleum Import Export Company
SKD Semi Knocked Down
SMC Single Member Company
SME Small and Medium Enterprises
SMEDA Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authorities
SOHO Small Office-Home Office
SRO Special Regulatory Order
SSI Small Scale Industries
STP Software Technology Park
 

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TEC International Electrochemical Commission
TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority
TRIPS Trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights
TSC Technical Services Centre
 

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UHT Ultra High Temperature
 

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WAPDA Water Resources & Power Development Authority
WTO World Trade Organisation

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