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Commerce officials summoned for misuse of EDF

By Adnan Rafique ISLAMABAD—Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi has summoned the officials of the ministry of commerce to clarify their position after receiving complaints regarding misuse of the Export Development Fund (EDF). The commerce officials have been asked to appear before the committee on October 22 and bring the record of disbarments ...

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Economy graph increasing through policies: Razak

Staff Report ISLAMABAD—Abdul Razak Dawood. Adviser for Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment, on Thursday said that exports and economy graph was increasing by better policies of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), government. We are restructuring the economic sector for achieving better results in exports and other sectors, he stated. In reply to a question about foreign investment in ...

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PIA to operate 13 flights on new routes

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) the national carrier will operate 13 flights on new international routes during current month, an official of the national flag carrier said Friday. The official said that two mores flight routes will be functional from Karachi to Toronto and will bring the airline’s total number of flights to Canada to five. An additional seven flights will ...

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Artisans develop new techniques

Staff Report ISLAMABAD—Artisans of Swat Valley have developed latest techniques in developing designs of hand embroidery, a traditional art form which was famous across Pakistan and abroad. Swat hand embroidery products ranging from Jewelry, garments and Shawls which was created locally by both men and women artisans. Swati hand embroidery is combining the age-old traditions with modern-day adaptations. Swati embroidery ...

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Pak-Indonesian Navies’ joint exercise concludes

By Ali Imran ISLAMABAD—A bilateral exercise SEA THUNDER-IV 2019 between Pakistan Navy Special Service Group and Indonesian Navy Special Operation Force (SOF) concluded on Saturday. Sea Thunder is a series of bilateral exercises which is conducted annually between Pakistan and Indonesian Navies. This exercise, being 4th in the series, continued for seven days. The aim of exercise was to strengthen ...

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Stage play ‘Dil da Mamla’ held at RAC

By Hina Kiyani RAWALPINDI—A family stage play ‘Dil da Mamla’ was organized by the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with Dolphin Communication here on Saturday. The play was written by Salman Sunny and directed by Aasma Butt while senior artists Aslam Mughal, Saeed Anwar, Robina Khan, Naeem Bubba, Rizwana Khan, Saima Khan, Naeem Tota, Noor, Sabir Sunny and Salman ...

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ICCI to focus on promoting Pakistan-Egypt bilateral trade

By Asad Cheema ISLAMABAD—President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) Muhammad Ahmed Waheed said that Pakistan and Egypt has great potential to promote bilateral trade in many areas and stressed that both countries should focus on developing strong business linkages between their private sectors to fully capitalize on untapped economic and bilateral trade. After meeting with a delegation of ...

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Country to come out of FATF grey list by 2020: Hammad

Staff Report ISLAMABAD—Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Muhammad Hammad Azhar said that Pakistan has targeted to complete all items on its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan and get upgraded from the grey list to the white list in 2020. The minister stated that a coordinated effort from all regulators, law enforcement agencies (LEAs), federal and provincial government departments ...

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Twin cities to be sealed with containers during Azadi March

By Ali Imran ISLAMABAD—The Islamabad and Rawalpindi police have demanded containers to seal the capital in preparation for the upcoming Azadi March by the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F). The Rawalpindi police has prepared a contingency plan under which 120 freight containers will be used to seal the garrison city. Meanwhile, the Islamabad police has demanded more than 550 shipping containers to ...

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