Gulf, Brunei’s Real Estate Companies to invest in Pakistan

Thanks to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistan is emerging as an international trade and transit hub, attracting global real estate investors, particularly from Gulf, Brunei and ASEAN regions to make sizeable investments in the country’s real estate. This was said by Adnan Iqbal, Chief Coordinator of UAE-based Real Estate and Investment Pakistan Expo (RIPE), which is going to be held in Sharjah on December 8 and 9.

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SBP: Monetary Policy Statement

The latest information reveals that economic activity is strong as corroborated by broad-based pick up in industrial output, gains in factors supporting production of major crops, and growth in private sector credit. This implies that the prospects of achieving 6.0 percent target of real GDP growth continue to be strong.

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Hamdard University celebrates 25 years: Khurshid Shah calls for establishment of Primary Education Commission

Opposition leader and visionary politician, Khurshid Ahmed Shah has greatly emphasized on special attention on primary education even so that he proposed the establishment of ‘Primary Education Commission’. He was speaking as Chief Guest at the opening ceremony of Silver Jublee Celebrations of Hamdard University at the Bait al-Hikmah auditorium, Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi last week.

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Khushhali Microfinance Bank promoting Women Entrepreneurs of Pakistan

Khushhali Microfinance Bank, the leading microfinance bank of Pakistan, celebrated the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day with the pledge to continue its support for women owned businesses. Celebrated every year on 19th November, World Women’s Entrepreneurship Day commemorates women who continue to uproot the societal stereotypes and despite all the resistance and hindrances, excel as professionals and home makers in developing economies around the world.

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Emirates Skywards and Standard Chartered launch a Credit Card

Standard Chartered and Emirates Skywards in Pakistan have announced the launch of a credit card tailored specifically to offer exceptional value to the country’s growing community of frequent flyers. The Emirates Standard Chartered Credit Card will be available in two premium variants; Infinite and Platinum, allows clients to enjoy an array of exclusive privileges and world class services from both Standard Chartered and Emirates airline.

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Hamdard celebrates Iqbal Day

A function, to celebrate Iqbal Day, comprised speeches, Iqbal’s poems, tableau and dua-i-Said, was held recently under the aegis of Hamdard Naunehal Assembly Karachi chapter at a local hotel. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan said that Allama Iqbal wanted to see the youth of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah at the peak of progress, exalted character and leadership.

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Etihad Airways Swiss flights become all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner Services

Airways’ flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route, effective 25 March 2018. The Dreamliner flights to Geneva will complement the airline’s existing 787 Dreamliner scheduled services connecting Abu Dhabi and Zurich, becoming the fifth European city to be served by the carrier’s rapidly growing fleet of next generation aircraft.

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Federal Minister for Privatisation, Danyal Aziz reviews Privatisation program

During a Privatisation Commission’s Board’s meeting, held yesterday, the PC Board congratulated Federal Minister for Privatisation, Mr. Danyal Aziz on assuming the charge of Chairman Privatisation. Mr. Danyal Aziz briefed the forum on the various facets of Pakistan’s Privatisation Program and deliberated on the government’s plans that are in the offing in the sector.

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Filipino ambassador agrees to waive off police verification for KCCI members

In response to Karachi Chamber’s request, Ambassador of Philippines in Pakistan Daniel Ramos Espiritu has agreed to waive off the condition to submit Police Verification Certificate for KCCI members who will now be issued Filipino Visa upon submission of KCCI’s Visa Recommendation Letter which would surely help in paving way for enhanced trade between the two countries.

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Deputy Governor SBP for review of Banks’ Business Models to adapt to the changing landscape

Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Jameel Ahmad, has emphasized the need for a review of the prevailing banking business models to effectively address the challenges of rapidly changing financial and technological landscape. Mr. Ahmad was addressing eminent scholars, industry practitioners and leading professionals on the topic of “Changing Dynamics: Bank of the Future” as a key note speaker at the 29th Annual Convention of Association of Professional Bankers (APB)—Sri Lanka, held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on 21st November, 2017.

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Etihad Airways hosts the 2017 edition of internationally-acclaimed annual aviation health conference

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has hosted the fifth edition of its acclaimed annual Aviation Health Conference, accredited for the first time by the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Taking place in the UAE’s capital, it was the largest conference of its kind in the region.

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Doing business with Italy

The Embassy of Italy in Islamabad and the Consulate of Italy in Karachi, with the support of AICE Milan, the Italian Development Committee (IDC) and Italian Trade Agency, has organized ‘Doing Business with Italy, Second Edition’. It is centered on a seminar, a series of sectorial networking, B2B meetings and visits to local relevant industrial plants.

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KE promotes environmental sustainability in partnership with Szabist

In continuation of its efforts to promote environmental sustainability, K-Electric under its Plant for Pakistan campaign, organized a tree plantation drive at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). Hundreds of students joined the drive and pledged to adopt a tree each; with their collective efforts 400 saplings were planted and over 200 plants were distributed.

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