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  • KARACHI: Senator Muzafar Hussain Shah chairing Senate’s Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research at the office of Chief Secretary Sindh, at Sindh Secretariat, Karachi. Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan is also present in the meeting.

  • QUETTA: Abdul Baqi Kakar, SVP Quetta Chamber and Farzana Kareem Baloch, member Women Chamber presenting crest to Masooma Sabtain, Vice President FPCCI on her visit to FPCCI’s regional office, Quetta. President Women Chamber, Marium Choudhari, representatives from Quetta Chamber, Muhammad Ayub Khalji, Sr VP Quetta Chamber and other women members are also present on the occasion.

  • KARACHI: A group photo of the participants of successfully concluded Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Multinational Enterprises & Social Policy (MNE) Declaration and EFP’s National Business Agenda 2018-2023, includes Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Labour, Information and Transport, Government of Sindh, Ingrid Christensen Country Director ILO country office for Pakistan, Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General of Japan in Karachi, Majyd Aziz, President, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, Dr. Arshad Vohra, Deputy Mayor Karachi and parliamentarians namely Dr. Arif Alvi, MNA-PTI, Dr. Shazia Soomro MNA PPP, Raza Haroon Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Khawaja Tariq Nazir Secretary General PML-Sindh, Rasheed Solangi, Secretary Labour, Government of Sindh, Butta Director Labour Sindh, Karamat Ali, Director Pakistan Institute of Labour and Research (PILAR), Shahid Baig of PILAR, Ghulam Nabi Memon, Joint Director Labour Sindh and Fasihul Karim Siddiqi Secretary General EFP.

Services exports up by 5 pc in 2 months

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The services exports from the country increased by 4.94 percent during the first two months of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year. The services exports from Pakistan were recorded at $816.27 million during July-August (2017-18) compared to the exports of …

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GSP for Rs415.8mln drilling rigs acquisition budget

ISLAMABAD: The Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) needs lump sum release of Rs.415.8 million budgets, allocated for acquisition of drilling rigs in the Public Sector Development Program 2017-18. “Last year the GSP had surrendered the budget as it was not able to acquire the rigs due to quarterly releases. The …

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PITF to help minimize dependence on Imports: Governor Sindh

By Commerce Reporter KARACHI: The Pakistan International Trade Fair (PITF-2017) would help minimize dependence on imports by bringing forth the industry’s latest technological solutions to encourage local produce. This was stated by Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair on the occasion of PITF’s Soft Launching Ceremony yesterday at Governor House here. `I …

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Shahid Tarar appointed WB director

ISLAMABAD: Shahid Ashraf Tarar, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service, has been appointed as Executive Director/Alternate Executive Director at the World Bank. According to an Establishment Division notification, “Shahid Ashraf Tarar, a BS-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service, presently posted as Chairman NHA (National Highway Authority) under Communications Division, …

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Weekly inflation decreases by 0.72pc


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics’ (PBS) Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI), yesterday, released based weekly inflation for the week ended on October 12 for the combined income groups decreased by 0.72 percent as compared to the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the …

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Reduction in taxes to benefit mobile sector

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Mobile subscribers, especially poor class in Pakistan, are likely to get affected by taxes that apply to devices, SIM cards and usage charges. According to GSMA Intelligence Unit report, the SIM card sales tax is a consumer tax that is likely to increase costs of mobile …

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Fish exports up by 19.63% in 2 months


ISLAMABAD: Seafood exports from the country increased by 19.63 percent during the first two months of the ongoing fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported fish and fish preparations worth $35.273 million during July-August (2017-18) compared to the exports of $29.486 million in July-August (2016-17), …

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Etihad airways new route to Azerbaijan


By Commerce Reporter KARACHI: Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective 2 March 2018. Azerbaijan’s waiver on visa system for UAE nationals, fuelled up the number of …

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