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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.

Distt East Women Chamber elects new body

KARACHI: Karachi Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Distt. East) has elected its new office bearers for 2017-18. The newly elected office bearers are Mrs. Rizwana Shahid as President, Mrs. Shabana Asif as Senior Vice President and Ms. Shafaq Khan the Vice President. The founder president Syeda Saeeda Bano congratulated …

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Cellular companies pay Rs42.5bln taxes in 5 years


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The five cellular companies, including Zong, Ufone, Mobilink, Telenor and Warid Telecom, operating in the country have paid income tax of Rs.42.5493 billion during the last five years (2012-13 to 2016-17). The cellular companies paid income tax of Rs.6419.3 million during the fiscal year 2012-13, Rs.10,358.3 …

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WB lauds Pak efforts to attain 10-year high growth of 5.3pc

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: World Bank (WB) has said that it will continue to support Pakistan to implement broad economic reforms and address current risks towards achieving its development targets. The statement was made after discussions with a Pakistan delegation led by Secretary Finance, Shahid Mahmood and World Bank Vice …

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Byco Petroleum imports 5mln tons of crude oil


By Commerce Reporter KARACHI: Byco Petroleum’s Single Point Mooring has imported 5 million tons of crude oil since its inception. It has been in continuous operation since 2012 including the severe monsoon season from June through September, which was previously considered impossible for the area. Byco’s SPM is Pakistan’s only …

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Govt releases over Rs176b for various ongoing, new schemes under PSDP

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government has released over Rs.176 billion under its Public Sector Development Program for various ongoing and new schemes. According to a latest data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform, the released funds include approximately Rs.42 billion for federal ministries and more than Rs.19 billion for …

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Ghee, oil production up by 25.49pc

ISLAMABAD: Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil increased by 25.49 percent and 25.49 percent respectively during the month of July, 2017 as compared the production of the corresponding period of last year. According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, about 124,608 tons of vegetable ghee were produced …

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China rejects India’s claim Karot Hydropower Project

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: China has rejected India’s claim that Karot Hydropower Project might affect its hydrological environment. According to reports, this was stated by a research fellow of Institute of International Relations at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’Hu Zhiyong while talking to Global Times. He said the power …

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Renault, Majid Al-Futtaim plant in Pakistan soon

NC Monitoring Desk KARACHI: French car maker Renault SA is in talks with UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to create a company in Pakistan, which would be fully owned by the Emirate Company, Le Figaro reports yesterday without citing sources. According to news arriving from foreign news agency, the Renault was …

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145,886 cotton bales exported


ISLAMABAD: About 145,886 cotton bales exported during first week of current month as compared the exports of the 67,391 bales of same period of last year. According the data released by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) cotton arrival in the local markets by the first week of October had …

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