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President Rouhani: Iran, Azerbaijan, Russia to link Asia to Europe

President Rouhani with Pres. Putin and Pres. Aliyev

Transit between the three countries and also between Asia and Europe is the first decision that has been made by Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia Tehran – Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia aim to link Bandar Abbas in southern Iran to Helsinki in Finland (Asia to Europe), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying by Iranian official news agency. ‘Transit between the ... Read More »

Spain became third largest export market for Pakistani commodities

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Pakistan’s exports to Spain surged to $934.03 million in 2016-17, Commercial Counsellor to Spain Since European Union awarded GSP Plus status to Pakistan, it has boosted the country’s export rate to European countries. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) status allows Pakistan’s 20 percent exports to enter the EU market at zero tariff and 70 per cent at preferential rates. EU ... Read More »

Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani women entrepreneurs encouraged by response of EU market

Pakistani businesswomen delighted to see the demand for Pakistani products in Europe The recent visit of Pakistani women entrepreneurs to Europe proved to be very encouraging after which they have decided to hold exhibitions in different countries annually to introduce Pakistani products. Women entrepreneurs linked to Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) recently visited Hungary and Italy where they ... Read More »

UK Elections: List of 12 Pakistanis who made it to British Parliament

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In General Election 2015, only nine British-Pakistani candidates were elected Pakistani community living in UK showed a remarkable sign of unity in United Kingdom’s general election 2017. At least one dozen Pakistani & Kashmiri origin candidates have been elected for members of British Parliament. According to the media reports, Over 40 men and women candidates of Pakistani and Kashmiri origin contested ... Read More »

These countries fast longest in Ramadan 2017

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia. Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan. The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the Western calendar worldwide each year. For the ... Read More »

Sharmeen Obaid appointed new counsel general of Norway in Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with ambassador Tore Nedrebo standing besides the letters of her appointment as new honorary consul general for Norway in Karachi.

Ms. Chinoy looks forward to building stronger ties between Pakistan and Norway Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the new honorary consul general of the Kingdom of Norway in Karachi on 23rd May 2017. Ms. Obaid Chinoy takes over from Mr. Muhammad Moonis, who is retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in ... Read More »

Dutch King has secretly been an airline Pilot for 21 years

This handout photo taken on May 16, 2017 and provided by the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on May 17, 2017 shows Dutch King Willem-Alexander posing in front of a KLM Cityhopper aircraft at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam. Dutch King Willem-Alexander, who works part-time as a commercial pilot, is to start conversion training to fly Boeing 737 passenger jets, a Dutch newspaper reported on May 17. The conversion training will mean the royal can continue to fly twice a month for KLM as a co-pilot. / AFP PHOTO / KLM / Natascha Libbert / - Netherlands OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KLM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE NATASCHA LIBBERT/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch king reveals he’s been leading secret double life as a pilot The King of the Netherlands has a secret identity: For the past 21 years, King Willem-Alexander has secretly been a commercial airline pilot. King Willem-Alexander has spent 21 years as a co-pilot for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, working in the cockpit twice a month — even after he ... Read More »

EU fines Facebook $122 million over ‘misleading’ WhatsApp takeover

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Facebook fine became third social media’s penalty in Europe within a week Facebook has been fined by the European Commission for “providing misleading information” during its 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp. The European Commission called it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”. European Union’s competition commissioner Margarethe Vestager said that Facebook had falsely claimed it was technically impossible to automatically combine user information from ... Read More »

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU, UNODC to help Pakistan fight terrorism

EU-funded three-year project worth 7 million euros is he first of its kind to help Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism.  The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Pakistan launched the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) project to help the government implement the National Action Plan (NAP). The project will be the first of ... Read More »

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French delegation visits Pakistan to explore business opportunities

French companies keen to invest in Pakistan. France eyes business opportunities offered under CPEC A 21-member delegation of French Business Confederation (MEDEF) is currently on a three-day (April 4-6, 2017) visit to explore business, trade and investment opportunities in Pakistan. Mr. Thierry Pflimin, Chairman of France-Pakistan Business Council of MEDEF is heading the delegation. “We have identified the fields of ... Read More »

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