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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 »

Security situation improves in Kurram but humanitarian support needed

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

“It is a sign of your bravery and strength that you have survived these past hard years, and that you are now ready and willing to return to your areas. The international community is committed to helping you to return, recover and develop” said Neil Buhne ISLAMABAD – Kurram Agency is witnessing stable security situation in both areas of return and recently de-notified ... 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 »

Pakistan’s APP and Romania’s AGERPRES sign agreement

Pakistan's premier news agency in public sector Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APP) and Romania's official news agency AGERPRESS signed a news cooperation agreement on 14 April, 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan

The agreement of exchange of the news would help strengthen the bilateral friendship and promote greater understanding between the peoples of Pakistan and Romania ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s premier news agency Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APP) and Romania’s official news agency AGERPRESS inked a news cooperation agreement, on Thursday, for the two-way exchange of news. The agreement is aimed at improving socio-cultural relations ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Private Sector to benefit from $100 Million US investments

US Ambassador David Hale announced that the U.S. government, in partnership with the Abraaj Group, Indus Basin Holding, and JS Private Equity Management, has made available over $100 million to invest in Pakistan’s private sector

American Ambassador announces availability of over $100 Million for Pakistan’s Private Sector ISLAMABAD – U.S. government, in partnership with the Abraaj Group, Indus Basin Holding, and JS Private Equity Management, has made available over $100 million to invest in Pakistan’s private sector, through the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative, American Ambassador David Hale announced on Thursday. “Our hope is that, by improving access to ... Read More »

EXIM Bank offers long-term financing opportunities in Pakistan

EXIM Bank offers long-term financing opportunities in Pakistan

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is here to compete for Pakistani business, and is ready to partner with Pakistan to reach its development goals, EXIM Chairman Hochberg said ISLAMABAD – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) will now offer long-term financing in Pakistan for public sector projects, Chairman and President of the Bank, Fred P. Hochberg announced. “The Export-Import Bank of ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

Pakistan’s first Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

Migrant Resource Center launched to promote safe migration from Pakistan and offer services to migrant workers and their families ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first ever Migrant Resource Center (MRC) has been inaugurated in Islamabad. The centre will provide a range of services to intended migrant workers, migrant workers and their families, counselling, pre-departure orientation and referral to safeguard their labour and ... Read More »

PTA launches Mobile App Awards Pakistan 2016

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Pakistan’s 2016 Mobile App Awards focus on to harness the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility as well as equal participation of persons with disabilities in the society ISLAMABAD – The 2016 edition of the Pakistan Mobile App Awards has been launched with the focus on mobile phone accessibility for persons with disabilities. The theme for this year’s awards ... Read More »

Pakistan, Afghanistan must overcome trust deficit to achieve stability

Pakistan, Afghanistan must overcome trust deficit to achieve stability

Tensions and trust deficit between the two countries is the main hurdle to peace in the region: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omer Zakhilwal ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Afghanistan must restore the trust between two countries, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal agreed while addressing a seminar in Islamabad “I need to ... Read More »

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