Global Health Summit starting on 24th in Pakistan

Medics International (MI), a USA-based Medical Professional Organization with its main focus on Medical Academia, Global Relief and Health Care with footprint of its work in 55 countries, is organizing its “Silver Jubilee and 10th Global Convention” here in Pakistan starting in Karachi from 24th December, 2019.

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Trade volume of US$ 200 million between Pakistan and Finland needs to be enhanced; envoy Finland

Trade volume between Pakistan and Finland is at meager 200 million dollars which needs to be enhanced and for this Finland will encourage Pakistani business community to explore new opportunities in any sector. This was told by Mr. Harri Kamarainen, Ambassador of Finland to Pakistan while addressing to members of Karachi Council on Foreign Relations during his visit to KCFR House in Karachi.

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Opening of OUP Bookshop at Pak Towers

Oxford University Press (OUP) organized the inauguration of its flagship bookshop at Park Towers, Clifton, by hosting an event which was well attended by the media, authors, academics, and foreign dignitaries.

The opening of the new bookshop increases OUP’s presence in Karachi and expands its network of bookshops within the city.

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Policy of discouraging imports should be reconsidered: Mian Zahid Hussain

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said policy to discourage imports should be reconsidered because of losses associated with it.The policy of suppressing imports has damaged the industrial sector, left a million jobless and triggered inflation to nine-year high resulting in unrest, he said.

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The 12th international Urdu Conference

“After Ghalib no one could adopt his versatility” said Shamim Hanfi in a session on Ghalib at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. The session was part of the ongoing 12th international Urdu Conference at Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on 150th death anniversary of famous Urdu Poet of 18th century Mirza Asad Ullah Khan Ghalib.

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KPT handles cargoes

According to Karachi Port Trust, the total cargo handled at port during the last 24 hours closed at 97,245 Metric Tons. The breakup shows that the port has handled 28,704 Metric Tons of export cargo and 68,541 Metric Tons of import cargo during the said period.

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PSX: Market Review for the week

The KSE-100 index staged rally for the week, climbing 3.7% WoW, a rise of 1,444 points, and managed to breach the psychological barrier of 40k index points ending at 40,732 index points. This rally was mainly supported by: (i) upgrade in outlook for Pakistan from negative to stable by Moody’s investor services, (ii) a USD431mn WoW increase in Forex reserves held by SBP, and (iii) OPEC agreeing on greater than expected production cuts.

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