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Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... 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 »

EU envoys visit Pakistan universities to celebrate Europe Day 2016

Pakistan University

The European Union Ambassadors in Pakistan are celebrating Europe Day by visiting Pakistani universities to inform students and faculty about the European Union ISLAMABAD – The European Union (EU) Ambassadors in Pakistan are celebrating Europe Day in a unique way by visiting universities across Pakistan to inform students and faculty about the European Union, its bilateral relations with Pakistan as well as the country ... Read More »

Over 250 Pakistanis named in Panama Papers Part 2

Over 400 Pakistanis named in Panama Papers Part 2

Aleem Khan and Zulfi Bukhari of PTI, family members of businessman Seth Abid, close associates of PPP and MQM leadership and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s mother Saba Obaid are among the 259 Pakistanis holding offshore assets/companies ISLAMABAD – The second round of the Panama Papers, released on Monday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), have revealed names of more than ... 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 »

Exploring Wool Value Chain Development in Balochistan

Exploring Wool Value Chain Development in Balochistan

Wool value chain development will facilitate economic development and is an important step towards development of Pakistan: Siddique Mandokhel, Secretary Livestock ISLAMABAD – A consultation session was organized in Islamabad today to seek suggestions and recommendations for the best way forward in developing the wool sector in Balochistan. Food And Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with the federal and Balochistan ... Read More »

Warner Bros to open theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018

Warner Bros to open theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018

Warner Bros. will open a theme park in Abu Dhabi in 2018.  The development will include a theme park and the world’s first Warner Bros branded hotel. The theme park, named Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, will be situated alongside Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. Construction is underway on the project, which is estimated to cost US$1 billion. ... Read More »

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