Business & Commerce
Pakistan sees nearly 70% rise in exports to China
ISLAMABAD Pakistan recorded nearly 70% increase in exports to China in the first quarter of 2021, an official said on Wednesday. “Impressive figures of Pakistan’s exports to China in 1st quarter of year 2021. $888 million as compared to 2020′ Q1 $526 million. An increase of 69%,” Moin ul Haque, Pakistan’s ambassador to China, said on Twitter. Haque praised his team for, encouraging for more: “Let us keep this momentum…
Raj Kumar, first Pakistani to win US award
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Pakistani Raj Kumar Gujar among winners of 2017 Emerging Young Leaders Award
Raj Kumar Gujar, a graduate of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology’s Islamabad campus, won the 2017 Emerging Young Leaders Award in Washington DC on May 4. The prestigious award is given under the aegis of the US State Department to outstanding young leaders, aged 16-24, from across the world. Gujar, originally from Sindh’s Umerkot district, was honoured along with 10 other individuals from different countries for…
France investors in Pakistan after 12 years
Business & Commerce
French investors visit Pakistan after 12 years
Pakistan’s quest to attract more foreign investment received a huge boost when a delegation of French investors visited the country after a gap of 12 years. The visit of french investors in Pakistan lasted between April 4-6, saw more than a dozen French businesses showing keen interest in investing in the country and expanding bilateral trading links. The visit of the France-Pakistan Business Council, consisting of 16 French businesses and…
Mattias Martinsson put money in Pakistan when most people wouldn't take the risk
Business & Commerce
A long term view: The man who took a chance on Pakistan
On 2 May 2011, Barack Obama announced that al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden had been killed by US forces in Pakistan. He was shot dead at a compound near the capital, Islamabad. And once again, Pakistan was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. A country used to bad news – both politically and economically – it has long been seen as the basket case economy of South Asia…
Business & Commerce
What’s Next For Asia’s Best-Performing Stock Market?
Investors say the rally in Pakistan has further to run. Pakistan has plowed an independent trajectory this year, outperforming both its fellow frontier markets and members of the emerging-market grouping that it is slated to join in 2017. The country’s benchmark KSE100 Index has rallied 27 percent year-to-date to become Asia’s best-performing equity market in 2016, according to a basket of 26 peers tracked by Bloomberg. The market received a boost in June when MSCI Inc. announced that it would reclassify Pakistan as…
Business & Commerce
U.S. keeps China, India on intellectual property shame list
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Wednesday kept China, Russia and India on its annual list of countries with the worst records of preventing the theft of intellectual property and cited Switzerland for failing to curb online copyright infringements. The annual list, released by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, carries no threat of sanctions, but aims to shame governments into cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting and updating their…
More than 400 students packed the Karachi Institute of Business auditorium today to interact with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
Business & Commerce
Pakistani Youth See Opportunity in a Globalized Economy
KARACHI, February 10, 2016—More than 400 students today packed the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) auditorium in Karachi. They were eager to interact with  Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group and discuss social innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth in Pakistan. This is an important theme for Pakistan and one particularly relevant to the country’s young population. Nearly two-thirds of Pakistan’s population is 24 years old or under. This represents an unprecedented opportunity…
42 million soccer balls have been exported from Sialkot Pakistan so far ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup 2014. Pakistan Achievements Pakistan Shining
42 million soccer balls exported from Sialkot ahead of FIFA World Cup
SIALKOT: Over 42 million soccer balls worth Rs17.473 million have been exported from Sialkot so far ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup 2014. Sources in Sialkot Dry Port told APP on Monday that adequate arrangements have been made for prompt clearance of export consignments at dry port to facilitate timely delivery. Sialkot made soccer ball “Brazuca” will be used in upcoming FIFA Football World Cup matches in Brazil after…