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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 »

Governor Punjab announces Energy projects, assures support to businessmen

Governor Punjab Rafique Rajwana in a meeting with delegation of FPCCI and UBG.

In a meeting with delegation of businessmen on Saturday, Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana ensured full support to Pakistan’s business community and announced that new energy projects will soon be implemented. Huge investment is now pouring in the energy sector and several new projects are in the pipeline which include solar, hydel, coal and nuclear, besides the three new power ... Read More »

New, high-yielding maize varieties introduced in Pakistan

Dr. Abdur Rahman Beshir explaining benefits of new hybrid maize seeds to Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at a maize field day visit at NARC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – New, high-yield maize varieties have been introduced for commercial use at a gathering of agriculture experts and farmers at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad. The new maize variety is rich in minerals and vitamins and can improve maize yield more than ten tons per hectare. It is the “first ever type of maize innovation in ... Read More »

Chinese yuan gaining momentum to become global currency

Chinese Yuan

BUENOS AIRIES – China’s currency, the yuan or renminbi (RMB), “is increasingly competing” against the US dollar and the euro as it moves closer to gaining a global currency status, an Argentine report said. In a key step, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is meeting this month to “study the possibility of incorporating the yuan” into its basket of major ... Read More »

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