• ISLAMABAD    -   Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif Sunday said that  Rashakai, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) had a strategic significance as it was closer to Afghanistan and resources rich Central Asian Republics (CARs). Rashakai SEzs was a joint venture between the Chinese company of China Road and Bridge Cooperation (CRBC) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government aiming to provide the facility of ease of doing business in the area, Haroon said.

  • Secretary Commerce, Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, held consultations with the business community in Faisalabad on the recently concluded Phase II of Pakistan China FTA, on export growth with the trade associations and discussed the industrial infrastructure development with Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC).

  • LAHORE  -  Representatives of a German Group ALBA called on Minister for Industry and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal at Civil Secretariat on Monday and discussed electricity generation from garbage.

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) – Secretary Commerce Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera said the government was fully committed to catalyzing private sector to contribute towards strengthening the national economy and boosting the country’s exports.

  • Pakistan Railways (PR) has resumed container train service from Karachi to Lahore bringing an end to the 22-year suspension on Monday. With 70 containers, the train left Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), Karachi Port Trust (KPT). Federal Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad inaugurated the ceremony. Divisional Superintendent (DS) Syed Mazhar Ali Shah, chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT), Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) Ishaq Baloch and other officials of KPT and PICT were also present.

  • Federal government has released 578.8 billion rupees under its Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), so far for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects.

  • BEIJING: Pakistan has emerged as a leading partner of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), introduced by President Xi Jinping six years back, according to a survey released at a media and think tank exchange event held in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

  • ISLAMABAD (APP) – Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Haroon Sharif Sunday said that Rashakai, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) had a strategic significance as it was closer to Afghanistan and resources rich Central Asian Republics (CARs).

  • ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has released ‘Governance Notes on Pakistan Customs (PC)’ on Monday highlighting three key reforms including enhancement of risk management system (RMS), improving pre- and post-clearance facilities and broadening tax base to enable PC build on its relatively strong base of goods and revenue control capabilities.

  • With the promise of international opportunities and unlimited resources, Pakistan has embarked on a journey of economic growth. Being the 23rd largest economy in the world by Purchasing Power Parity, Pakistan has now picked up the pace in collaboration with the economic partners from around the world. The state now possesses the strength to boost its semi-industrialized economy and gain acknowledgement over its manufacturing, agriculture, and trade capabilities.