Pak-China poverty eradication by setting up a platform

On Tuesday, Dr. Sania Nishthar, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant and Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, had a meeting in which they discussed an outline Memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding Pak-China poverty eradication plan. The secretary of poverty alleviation and social safety division (PASSD) Muhammad Ali Shahzada, also attended the meeting. the MoU… Continue reading Pak-China poverty eradication by setting up a platform

Budget 2021: Economy to get well ‘six months sooner than anticipated’

The completely happy results of that is that unemployment, although rising, peaks at a a lot decrease degree than earlier expectations, simply over 6%, relatively than, say, 10%. This is a consequence of each the vaccine rollout and the assist bundle, resulting in a reopening of the financial system over summer season. Source

FIEDMC economic zones advancing PM’s vision, Asad Umar

While talking to Chairman CPEC Authority Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa (retd) in a meeting at FIEDMC Head Office, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that FIEDMC economic zones are advancing Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for economic development. Chairman FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq, Members of Assembly Farrukh Habib, Faizullah… Continue reading FIEDMC economic zones advancing PM’s vision, Asad Umar

Pakistan might resume cotton import from India

Pakistan might allow cotton import from India through land route as the prospects of gradual restoration of bilateral trade ties with India have increased after a deal to maintain peace at Line of Control. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood had rejected the possibility of importing cotton from India to tackle… Continue reading Pakistan might resume cotton import from India

Pak, Sri Lanka to resume trade talks

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to reactivate the Joint Working Group (JWG) for redressal of technical issues pending between the two trading partners, the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) said on Saturday. The trading partners reached an understanding during the seventh session of commerce secretaries. The virtual meeting was held between Democratic Socialist Republic of… Continue reading Pak, Sri Lanka to resume trade talks

CPEC’s western route alignment near completion

Maintaining quality performance, The National Logistics Cell (NLC) is giving final touches to one of the most significant component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) western route alignment as more than 95 percent of work gets completed. The 285-kilometers long Hakla–Dera Ismail Khan Motorway project has been divided into five different packages which were awarded… Continue reading CPEC’s western route alignment near completion

Mari Petroleum’s profit jumps to Rs7.33b

Owing to a notable decline in other expenses and a modest rise in revenue, Mari Petroleum’s profit rose up from 0.68% to Rs7.33 billion in the quarter ended December 31, 2020. Mari Petroleum is an integrated exploration and production company, currently managing and operating Pakistan’s largest gas reservoir (in terms of remaining reserves) at Mari… Continue reading Mari Petroleum’s profit jumps to Rs7.33b

PM Khan proposes 5-point agenda to eliminate world poverty, hunger

“We will perish or survive together”, said PM Khan while addressing the inaugural session International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) held in Rome, Italy. To combat the global economic shocks set off by the Covid-19 pandemic, an effective global strategy needs to be formulated, he added. While virtually delivering a keynote address at the governing… Continue reading PM Khan proposes 5-point agenda to eliminate world poverty, hunger

Model economic zone to be set up under CPEC

In the second meeting of the Cabinet Committee on CPEC Projects held at the Planning and Development Board, Punjab Finance Minister, Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht announced that a model economic zone would be set up to hold the interests of the overseas Pakistani and Chinese investors. The attendees of the meeting included Chairman CPEC Authority… Continue reading Model economic zone to be set up under CPEC

IMF to resume Pakistan’s stalled $6bn loan program

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan have reached a staff-level agreement to resume funding under the IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF). An IMF team led by Ernesto Ramirez Rigo, concluded virtual discussions with the Pakistani authorities and reached an agreement to club four pending reviews and then make a request for release of $500… Continue reading IMF to resume Pakistan’s stalled $6bn loan program