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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.

Finance Bill 2016 presented before NA

KARACHI: The National Assembly witnessed presentation of the Finance Bill 2016 yesterday during second sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House was adjourned to meet again on June 6, 2016 at 1600 hours. The National Assembly met for an hour and 53 minutes. The …

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PSQCA holds workshop on food management

KARACHI: Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) organized third session of one day workshop on Food Management Systems-ISO 22000:2005 on  2nd June at Pakistan institute of Training for Standardization (PITS), Head office PSQCA, Karachi aimed capacity building on ISO 22000:2005 to Gained a better understanding and clarification on overview …

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Govt asked to take note of miseries of wheat growers

By Nasir Mehood KARACHI: President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain yesterday said government should take notice of the plight of wheat growers. Discouraging growers of wheat will result in reduced production …

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Shipping activity at Port Qasim

By Commerce Reporter KARACHI: Three ships C.V CMA CGM Maupassant, M.V Daimond Sun and M.T Bunga Alamanda scheduled to load/offload containers, cement and palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal, Multi Purpose terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal respectively on Thursday. Meanwhile, three container ships C.V CSVA Toconao, …

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Rs 410bln reserved for energy projects

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The federal government has reserved Rs 410 billion for energy projects in the financial year 2016-17. The government has reserved Rs 60 billion for three Liquefied Natural Gas-fired plants, Rs 61 billion for Neelum Jhelum hydro-power project while Rs 42 billion for Dasu power project. In …

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PSX closes at all-time high of 36,839.14 points

By Commerce Reporter KARACHI: Pakistani stocks ended yesterday’s session at an all-time closing high, a day ahead of the government’s announcement of the annual budget that is expected to benefit sectors such as fertilisers, cement and textiles, analysts said. The benchmark 100-share index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange finished up …

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Govt to launch Green Pakistan Project: Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed yesterday that Climate Change Authority will be set up to take the necessary measures to meet the challenge posed by the global warming and environmental degradation. Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid told the House during question hour that Pakistan Climate Change Act will be …

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US announces $21mln in food assistance for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director John Groarke announced a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance to feed malnourished individuals in Pakistan. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn approximately 26,000 metric tons of Pakistani government-provided wheat …

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Pakistan’s liquid foreign reserves at US $21.60mln

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) yesterday said the total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$21,601.7 million on May 27, 2016. The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as unde i)Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: US$ 16,807.2 million, ii) Net foreign …

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