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Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistani entrepreneurs say there is no appreciation for social entrepreneurship at the policy level in Pakistan, nor a mechanism to determine the social impact of business ventures ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has failed to acknowledge the potential of startups in generating economic growth in the country which is why the entrepreneurship eco-system in Pakistan remains largely ignored, experts highlighted at ... Read More »

Pakistan Trade Caravan reaches Kyrgyzstan

Pakistan Trade Caravan reaches Kyrgyzstan

Around 45 companies from leather, pharmaceutical, sports goods sectors are participating in the exibition KARACHI: Pakistan’s trade caravan has reached Kyrgyzstan for a two-day road show in Bishkek from May 18 to 19, to showcase local products and attract buyers organised by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The city is full of promotion with Pakistan’s exhibition and it is expected ... Read More »

Pakistan and Czech Republic to explore business prospects

Ambassador of Czech Republic highlighted the potential of CPEC at a meeting of Pak-Czech Business Council

Ambassador of Czech Republic highlighted the potential of CPEC at a meeting of Pak-Czech Business Council. He hoped Czech Prime Minister will soon visit Pakistan to enhance ties between two countries ISLAMABAD – Czech Republic is highly interested in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which has the potential to link China, South Asia and Central Asia, Ambassador of Czech Republic to Pakistan Jan Fury said. His Excellency ... Read More »

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

World Drone Business to reach $127 Billion by 2020

Drones will soon be performing varied tasks such as boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion, will boom to as much as $127 billion by 2020, according to a new report published by PwC. Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying ... Read More »

Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company to support micro-enterprises

Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company to support micro-enterprises

PPAF, Karandaaz Pakistan and KfW Sign Agreement to set up Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company ISLAMABAD – A Shareholders’ Agreement was signed by Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Karandaaz Pakistan (funded by UK’s Department for International Development) and Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for the establishment of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC). The objective of the Company is to provide much-needed liquidity to microfinance ... Read More »

AUDI signs feasibility study to assemble cars in Pakistan

The business delegation from Karachi got a guided tour at AUDI's plant Ingolstadt, Germany

AUDI AG and Sindh Board of Investment have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Ingolstadt, Germany, welcoming AUDI to study the possibility to assemble vehicles in the province of Sindh in Pakistan. Under the MoU, the brand with the Four Rings will study the federal trade policies, legal, logistical and economic feasibility to establish an assembly plant in the province of ... Read More »

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan Women entrepreneurs to attend international Expo in Turkey

Pakistan women entrepreneurs delegation aim to gain valuable insights into Turkey’s beauty industry as well as their market to introduce Pakistani products ISLAMABAD – A 13-member delegation of women entrepreneurs led by Samina Fazil, founder President, founder president Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) left for Turkey to participate in an international expo, explore opportunities and connect local businesses ... Read More »

Toyota, Sony, other Japanese firms halt production after quakes

Toyota, Sony, other Japanese firms halt production after quakes

Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Sony and other firms were suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Two earthquakes hit southern Japan on 14 April and 16 April, killing at least 41 people. The first quake hit the Kyushu Island on 14 April leaving 1,000 people injured and 11 still missing. This ... Read More »

Pakistan Startup Cup 2016 launched in Islamabad

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The Indus Entrepreneurs and U.S. Embassy launch 2016 Pakistan StartUp Cup Business Mentoring Program ISLAMABAD – Around 300 prospective business owners from across Islamabad and Rawalpindi took part in the April 16-17 “Build-a-Business Workshop” and 2016 StartUp Cup launch in Islamabad. City’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs received an intensive training to create the best solutions possible to country’s problems and create new opportunities. The 2016 ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia bans imports of shrimps from Pakistan

Workers at a shrimp factory

Saudi Arabia has banned shrimp imports from Pakistan as a precautionary measure after detecting white spot disease in crustaceans exported from the country, according to Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA). The measure is based on a report of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), which included Pakistan in the index of countries with shrimp affected by the disease. ... Read More »

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