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Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

Beijing now has more billionaires than New York

China edged out America on several fronts in a new report profiling the world’s wealthiest people. Beijing pushed New York into second place – 100 to 95 – when it took over this year’s “Billionaire Capital of the World” title. Shanghai-based firm Hurun conducts the yearly research and rankings of the world’s wealthiest people and their spending lifestyle. China now has the ... Read More »

Fiza Farhan appointed Member of UN panel on Women Empowerment

Pakistan's Fiza Farhan in Forbes list of 2015's young entrepreneurs

Pakistan’s Fiza Farhan has been named as Member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The establishment of this distinguished panel was announced in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos with UN Women – the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – serving as its secretariat. ... Read More »

Experts urge to promote social enterprise to empower people

Enabling environment, regulatory support for social enterprise contribute to growth ISLAMABAD – Experts call upon the government to create an enabling environment, concrete policy regime and regulatory support for development of social enterprise that contributes to addressing some of the most pressing development challenges and to achieving inclusive economic growth. This was the crux of a policy symposium jointly organized by ... Read More »

Dutch Queen Máxima visits Pakistan

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima urges Pakistan to bring the poorest and most marginalized people into the financial system ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit today in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Queen Máxima is visiting Pakistan in support of ... Read More »

Year in Review: Pakistan’s 10 most memorable moments of 2015

Brandon Stanton (Humans of New York) photographer visits Pakistan

Young author Faizan Soofi, Entrepreneur Fiza Farhan, Top cadet Junaid Saleem are the bright stars and faces of Pakistan who made us proud in 2015 TVI Special Report As 2015 draws to a close, it’s time to look at the year gone by to learn from our mistakes, to cherish good and memorable moments and make promises for a better tomorrow. ... Read More »

PM inaugurates western route of CPEC in Zhob

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveils the inaugural plaque for the up-gradation of Zhob-Mughal Kot road (N-50) at Zhob, Balochistan, on 30 Dec. 2015

“With the establishment of an airport and a seaport, Balochistan will not only connect with the rest of Pakistan but will also connect with the whole world.” ZHOB (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated the 2,400 km long western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Zhob, Balochistan, on Wednesday. Development projects in Balochistan is the top most ... Read More »

Experts urge for Community-driven development in Pakistan

Experts urge for Community-driven development in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – People should always be at the heart of the development process and basic needs of the communities can only be met if they are empowered to set their own development agenda, remarked Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, speaking at a conference. Addressing the participants at National Conference on Community-driven development, Mr Sartaj Aziz ... Read More »

SME sector’s Rs 86 billion potential being ignored: UBG

SME sector's Rs 86 billion potential being ignored: UBGSME sector's Rs 86 billion potential being ignored: UBG

Economy cannot excel sans vibrant SME sector ISLAMABAD – Economy cannot excel unless Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are supported on policy level and given preference in provision of credit, United Business Group (UBG) of the FPCCI said on Thursday demanding the government to support and encourage this overlooked sector. Uninterrupted flows of finances are important for survival and expansion of the ... Read More »

Efficient Railway system can transform Economic Corridor project

Efficient Railway system can transform Economic Corridor project

Pakistan Railways should be improved to enable it to support economic corridor project which is a game changer, according to Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday. Railways must swing to profit through reforms and private sector driving eight percent of the national economy should be lured to it through incentives, PEW said. There are private public and goods transport services and private ... Read More »

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