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EU launches ‘Subai-Pakistan’ to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU launches 'Subai-Pakistan' to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project will improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies ISLAMABAD – European Union in Pakistan has launched 3-year EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project to strengthen the assemblies and improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies. A high-level launch was hosted by the Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E. Jean-François Cautain, in the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary ... Read More »

WAPDA awards Rs 180 billion Dasu Hydropower contract to Chinese firm

WAPDA awards Rs 180 billion Dasu Hydropower contract to Chinese firm

Pakistan government awarded Rs180 billion worth of two contracts to a Chinese firm for first stage of the Dasu hydropower project. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) signed agreement of Rs180 billion worth of two contracts to China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) for construction of main civil works in the first stage of the Dasu hydropower project. Dasu Project Director ... Read More »

Kuwait lifts its visa ban on Pakistan after six years

Kuwait lifts its visa ban on Pakistan after six years

The visa ban was applied due to ‘difficult security conditions in the five countries’ in 2011. Pakistanis citizen willing to go Kuwait can now apply for Kuwait’s visa as the country has announced to lift its visa prohibition on Pakistan after six years. This big announcement was made after a meeting held between Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and ... Read More »

Zong partners with WhatsApp to launch affordable data bundle

Zong partners with WhatsApp to launch affordable data bundle

Zong customers can now enjoy affordable WhatsApp voice and video calling with Zong 4G World’s leading messaging platform WhatsApp and Zong 4G have entered in a partnership to offer users on the Zong 4G network extremely affordable data rates for utilizing video and voice calling features. The deal intends to make WhatsApp’s industry-leading calling service more affordable and convenient in ... Read More »

Malnutrition costs Pakistan $7.6b annually, study reveals

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Malnutrition is a heavy burden both for the mother of a weak baby, but also for the economy of Pakistan.  Malnutrition costs Pakistan US$7.6 billion annually, the consequences of malnutrition includes lost laborers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity which is 3 percent of GDP, according to a new report. The study was launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat ... Read More »

Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

World Radio Day is celebrated each year on February 13,  This year’s theme is “Radio is You” A two-hour live event on the theme of ‘Radio and Sustainable Development Goals’ was held at the PBC headquarters to mark World Radio Day 2017. The event was organized by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) and United Nation Information Centre (UNIC). World Radio Day is celebrated ... Read More »

Mobilink and Warid become Jazz after merger

Mobilink and Warid become Jazz after merger

Jazz will now represent the merged operations of both Mobilink and Warid Mobilink and Warid have finally merged into one brand called Jazz, Mobilink has officially confirmed. Mobilink said that it has given up its brand name and will now be called as Jazz after its merger with Warid in late 2015. Jazz — which will now represent the merged ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Summit Bank and China’s UnionPay sign accord to boost friendly exchanges

Pakistan's Summit Bank and China's Union sign accord to boost friendly exchanges

UnionPay Card serves as a bridge to boost friendly exchanges between Pakistan and China UnionPay International has announced that it has signed an issuance agreement with Pakistan Summit Bank. Pakistan’s Summit Bank and China’s UnionPay International  have agreed to jointly issue UnionPay cards on a large scale. Now, UnionPay has become the international bankcard brand with the second largest market ... Read More »

Pakistan among fastest growing e-commerce markets: eBay

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eBay CEO Devin Wenig encouraged Pakistanis to use the e-commerce site. Devin Wenig Chief Executive Officer of eBay, an American e-commerce company, has rated Pakistan among the hot destination e-commerce markets in the world and thinks that online shopping in the country will escalate. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Live Facebook Chat, CEO eBay D. Wenig was ... Read More »

Petrol price reaches Rs 68.4 per litre after Rs 1.77 hike

Petrol price reaches Rs 68.4 per litre after Rs 1.77 hike

Petrol prices are up by Rs 1.77 per litre anHigh-Speeded Diesel by Rs2 per litre, Ishaq Dar Ministry of Finance has announced hike in petrol prices by Rs 1.77 per litre and High Speed Diesel (HSD) by Rs2 per litre, for the next fortnight. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar briefed a news conference in Islamabad. He said that the prices of ... Read More »

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