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Pakistan and United States to boost business linkages

Pakistan and United States to boost business linkages

Fourth U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference held in New York NEW YORK (United States) – Pakistani and U.S. government leaders and business experts expressed hope that economic cooperation and investment relations between the two countries will further strengthen. The U.S.-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference 2016 will further boost linkages between US and Pakistani businesses, experts believed. The Government of the United States and ... Read More »

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

United Nations WFP will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn wheat into fortified flour and distribute to those who need it most ISLAMABAD – To provide fortified flour and feed malnourished people in Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director, John Groarke, has announced a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the ... Read More »

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan, but has 12 factories in China, where it produces popular devices like the iPhone and iPad, along with a ... Read More »

Pakistan’s law enforcement institutions get $48 Million funding from US

US Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on May 25.

The new agreement will improve the capability and reach of provincial police and law enforcement institutions through training, equipment and infrastructure support ISLAMABAD – American Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48.6 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and ... Read More »

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike, Afghanistan confirms

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike. Photo: AFP

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been targeted and ‘likely killed’ in an air strike, US officials have said. The US military carried out an air strike on Saturday in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, according to officials. “We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available,” Pentagon press secretary ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie condemns global response to refugee crisis, calls for generosity

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits the Refugee Camp In Jordan

UN special envoy for refugees and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie criticize the global response to the global refugee crisis and warned that none of us are immune to becoming refugees” Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress and the UN’s special envoy for refugees, calls for generosity towards refugees, reminding that “none of us are immune to becoming refugees.” Speaking at the World ... Read More »

Music Mela 2016 enthralls music lovers, unites cultures

Grupo Fantasma performs at Music Mela in Islamabad

American band Grupo Fantasma stole the show at Music Mela 2016 wowing the packed crowd with their Latin funk sound ISLAMABAD – Music lovers in Islamabad were in for a treat this weekend as Music Mela returned to Islamabad with electrifying performances. Around 15,000 fans attended Music Mela 2016 over the past three days to listen to 30 famed Pakistani, ... Read More »

Lincoln Corner to be set up at Information Technology University Lahore

US Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt and ITU Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif sign MoU to establish a partnership between the University and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore to build a Lincoln Corner on the University’s campus

Lincoln Corner to be established at Information Technology University in Lahore as partnership between the University and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore LAHORE – Information Technology University (ITU) Vice Chancellor Umar Saif and the American embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to establish a Lincoln Corner at the University’s campus. “Lincoln Corners ... Read More »

Pakistan Startup Cup 2016 launched in Islamabad

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 »

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 »

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