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IMF loan is the key to all other loans, Mian Zahid Hussain

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, All Karachi Industrial Alliance and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain said the IMF loan is the key to other loans. A telephone call by COAS to the US official positively impacted the situation; the positive statements from the IMF improved the confidence of the Pakistani market, which has helped improve the case, he said.… Continue

Standard Chartered Bank introduces ‘Braille-Inclusive’ Forms for visually-impaired customers

Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited (SCBPL) has recently pioneered special ‘Braille-Inclusive’ banking-forms, for the convenience of visually-impaired citizens. SCBPL has been deploying innovative technologies for world-class financial-services, besides enabling socio-economic growth for the impoverished and the persons-with-disabilities. Launched in collaboration with Pakistan’s Assistive Technology Startup – Boltay Huroof, this initiative will offer valuable facilities for the well-being of these ‘Special’ consumers.… Continue

PTCL launches Smart Solutions Powered by Huawei

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited, the largest telecom services provider in Pakistan launched Smart Solutions powered by Huawei. The initiative will enable enterprises with smart ICT services that are completely secure and reliable through one-window operations.

The event was attended by Mr.… Continue

IB students in Pakistan receive Middle Years Programme results

Globally, 89,201 International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) students received their eAssessment (e-Portfolios and on-screen examinations), and personal projects results, from the May 2022 examination session. This included 165 students from Pakistan.

The MYP is currently offered at 9 schools in Pakistan for the May 2022 examination session, over 240 IB World Schools in 59 countries participated in the optional MYP eAssessment, representing a 13.4% increase in registrations.… Continue

Resolving economic challenges requires proactive & pragmatic approach: Zubair Motiwala

Zubair Motiwala; Chairman PAJCCI speaking at Focus Group Discussion arranged by Center for Research & Security Studies in collaboration with PAJCCI said “to achieve the trade potential and produce tangible results we need to use proactive & pragmatic approach towards ongoing economic challenges especially in the context of PAK-AFG trade quantum and relationship”.… Continue

Total cement dispatches declined by 47.7 percent during July 2022 in Pakistan

Cement dispatches declined by 47.7 percent in July 2022. Total Cement dispatches during July 2022 were 2.039 million tons against 3.899 Million Tons dispatched during the same month of last fiscal year.

According to the data released by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association, local cement dispatches by the industry during the month of July 2022 were 1.88 million tons compared to 3.44 million tons in July 2021, showing a decline of 45.28 percent.… Continue

PSX observed a positive session today

PSX observed a positive session today as Pak rupee continued to show resistance against the USD as further appreciation was witnessed. Market opened in the negative zone but investors opted for value buying during the day resulting index to close in green.… Continue

Honda Atlas Car earnings fall due PKR devaluation, higher material prices, and higher freight cost.

To recall, Honda Atlas Car (HCAR) announced its 1QMY23 profit of Rs658mn (EPS: Rs4.6) against profit of Rs928mn (EPS: Rs6.5) in SPLY. The decrease in earnings was attributable to PKR devaluation, higher material prices, and higher freight cost.

Company has recently increased the prices by 22%-24% due to steep devaluation inline with other industrial players.… Continue

Daily cargo handling report of Karachi port trust

The Karachi Port Trust handled 163,265 tons of cargo comprising 136,669 Tones of import cargo and 26,596 Tons of export cargo during last 24 Hrs ending at 0700 Hours.


The total import cargo of 136,669 comprised of 53,067 Tons of Containerized Cargo, 2,148 Tons of Bulk Cargo, 8,250 Tons of Wheat, 3,003 Tons of Yellow Soya Bean Seeds & 70,201 Tons of Oil & Liquid Cargo.… Continue

ACLE2022 to be rescheduled

Due to the recently uncertainty and the public health control situation in Shanghai, Anhui and other provinces is once again severe and complicated in China. The organisers of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) have announced that ACLE 2022, originally scheduled to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 31 August to 2 September, will be rescheduled to 20 – 22 December 2022 at the same venue.… Continue

Pakistan oil marketing sales drop to ~1.5 years low to 1.4mn tons in July 2022

Pakistan oil sales commenced FY23 with a decline of 26% MoM to clock in at 1.44mn tons in July 2022 (lowest since Feb-21). This was mainly due to significant decline in all 3 petroleum products: High Speed Diesel (HSD) sales reduced by 38% MoM to 444k tons, Motor Gasoline (MOGAS) sales declined by 15% MoM to 594k tons and Furnace Oil (FO) sales dipped by 23% MoM to 350k tons.… Continue

The Young Leadership Conference’ 2022 concluded

The Young Leadership Conference’ 2022 on the theme “Pehchaan” started bright and finished on a brighter promising future. The immense 6-day conference loaded with knowledge, information and new experiences come to an end. 

In this year’s theme, “Pehchaan” participants learned and experienced various topics and aspects.… Continue

U.S. Embassy organizes 3-day conference for over 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan

Acting Country Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad Aaron Tarver concluded the 3-day OPEN Alumni Conference 2022 with more than 500 English language professionals from across Pakistan. The conference theme, “Fostering Intercultural Competence (ICC) in the EFL Classroom,” promoted ICC as an essential aspect of English language teaching and learning.… Continue

APCA applauds the early announcement of general matriculation group results for 2022

The elected representatives of APCA Matric Board Karachi, Salman Ahmed Khan, Senior Vice President, Irshad Ali Jamali, Junior Vice President, Shakeel Luqman, General Secretary, Bilal Hussain, Deputy General Secretary, Muhammad Shafiq, Finance Secretary, Shoaib Saleem Champion Press Secretary and Muhammad Wakil Office Secretary under the leadership of EPCA President Abdul Wahab Lakho met with Chairman Board Syed Sharaf Ali Shah, Controller of Examinations and congratulated them on the early release of general matriculation group regular and private examination results for the year 2022 and special children.… Continue