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FPCCI demands withdrawal of hike in oil prices

Tariq Haleem, Vice President of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has urged the caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk to withdraw the recent price hike in P.O.L products and keep it at the June 20, 2018 price level by slashing the various tax rates and levies on their imports.

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Telenor Microfinance Bank and Telenor Group executives meet with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, China

The senior management of Telenor, comprising Telenor Group CEO Sigve Brekke, Telenor Microfinance Bank President & CEO Shahid Mustafa, and Telenor Pakistan CEO Irfan Wahab Khan, met with Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and Ant Financial CEO Eric Jing, besides other senior officials from Alibaba Group and Ant Financial in China’s city Hangzhou, last week.

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Haroon Rashid becomes MD of Shell Pakistan

Haroon Rashid has been appointed as the Chief Executive & Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) with effect from July 01, 2018. Haroon has been a Director on the Board of SPL since 2011. He replaces Jawwad Cheema who is moving on to another senior leadership role within the Royal Dutch Shell Group.

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TYF 2016 alumnus receives prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders Award’ for digital learning project

Haroon Yasin, a Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) 2016 alumnus, has received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Buckingham Palace, London, in recognition of his digital learning project ‘Orenda’. The Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

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U.S. Embassy opens state-of-the-art facility

Ambassador David Hale, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells and Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Project Director Tracy Thomas participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new consular facility, offices and residences.

“The new Embassy provides a modern and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy between our two nations,” said Ambassador Hale. 

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Dubai Trade World to create logistics community system in Dominican Republic

A new electronic trade portal that will enable trade and make life easier for business has been launched in the Dominican Republic by Dubai Trade World (DT World). As a subsidiary of DP World, DT World will provide its ‘Mawani’ system that connects logistics services onto one platform, as well as management and consultancy services to DR Trade – a new joint venture company formed by DP World Caucedo and the Haina International Terminal.

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