Emergence of telemedicine and home sampling in Pakistan

With the spread of the coronavirus across the globe, healthcare providers everywhere have had to improve and innovate the techniques they use to serve their communities. The method that most have adopted is to start incorporating information technology into their services, allowing these healthcare providers to operate from a distance and with greater efficiency.

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Statutory meetings of ECO-CCI held via Zoom

While addressing the 28th Executive Committee and 28th General Assembly Meetings of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry held virtually by Zoom link Mian Anjum Nisar, President FPCCI emphasized on the need of early implementation of ECOTA for the promotion of intra regional trade and investment among the ECO member countries.

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Daily cargo handling report of Karachi Port Trust

The Karachi Port Trust handled 114,508 tons of cargo comprising 58,597 tones of import cargo and 55,911 tons of export cargo during last 24 Hrs ending at 0700 Hours.


The total import cargo of 58,597 tons comprised of 35,365 tons of Containerized Cargo, 14,340 tons of Wheat, 6,550 tons of DAP, 1,814 tons of Sugar and 528 tons of Oil/ Liquid cargo.

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SBP reserves increased by US$ 268 million

The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 19,301.6 million on 16-October-2020.The break-up of the foreign reserves position is as under:-

  • Foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan: US$ 12,066.6 million
  • Net foreign reserves held by commercial banks : US$ 7,235.0 million
  • Total liquid foreign reserves             : US$ 19,301.6 million

During the week ended 16-October-2020, SBP reserves increased by US$ 268 million to US$ 12,066.6 million, due to GOP official inflows.

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PM’s decision to boost trade with Africa praised

Former President ICCI Shahid Rasheed Butt on Thursday lauded the decision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to boost trade and ties with African nations by opening new diplomatic missions in twenty countries.

The business community fully back the government’s decision, as it will boost exports while these countries can start investing in Pakistan, he said.

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ICI Pakistan result review for 1QFY21

ICI Pakistan Limited (ICI) announced its 1QFY21 financial result today where the company posted a profit after tax (PAT) of PKR 985mn (EPS: PKR 10.66), up by 18% YoY compared to PKR 836mn (EPS: PKR 9.05) during SPLY. On a QoQ basis, earnings increased by 6.8x. 

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Google study outlines challenges of onboarding for new internet users; finds ‘informal teachers’ pivotal to learning

The Research and Insights group at Google’s Next Billion Users initiative has released a white paper on the challenges new internet users experience when learning to go online for the first time and encourages technology creators to actively discuss how it can build digital services that can add to the current learning system for these new users.

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JCI Alumni Club’s delegation visits to KCCI

President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry M. Shariq Vohra presenting crest to President JCI Alumni Club Hyderabad Dr. Naeem Memon, who led JCI Alumni Club’s delegation during its visit to KCCI. Senior Vice President KCCI M. Saqib Goodluck, Vice President KCCI Shamsul Islam Khan, Secretary General JCI Alumni Club Rizwan Ahmed and others are also seen in the picture.

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