Bank Alfalah, Easypaisa enter strategic partnership to boost financial inclusion in Pakistan

Pakistan’s premier banking institution, Bank Alfalah has struck a historic deal with the country’s first and the largest branchless banking service, Easypaisa to bring the unbanked population of the country within the fold of financial inclusion. The agreement also entails joint efforts from both the corporate giants to promote and strengthen digital payments in the country.… Continue

Etihad Airways wins top airbus A380 accolade

Airbus, manufacturer of the A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the award for ‘Top Operational Excellence’ for A380 operations in 2015-2016.The Etihad Airways A380 fleet recorded a remarkable 99.63 per cent operational reliability between January 2015 and October 2016, the highest of all 13 airlines which operate the Airbus A380 aircraft.… Continue

Pakistan-Bosnia trade & investment ties

Pakistan Ambassador to Bosnia, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Saleem Nawaz has assured to fully support and cooperate with the Karachi Chamber of Commerce in all its initiatives on promoting trade and investment ties with Bosnia. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber, he said that Pakistan’s Embassy in Bosnia would surely welcome all suggestions given by Karachi Chamber towards enhancing the existing trade ties between the two countries.Continue

European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional seminar on “Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia” in Kathmandu

In light of the many challenges faced in the South Asian region in regards to migrant workers, the European Union Delegation to Nepal hosted a regional seminar on “Making Labour Migration Easy and Safe in South Asia” in Kathmandu, on December 2, with the support of DAI Europe and Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS).Continue

Mayor Karachi, Waseem Akhtar inaugurated 12th Build Asia 2016

12th Build Asia 2016 International Building and Construction Industry Exhibition Incorporating Stonefair Asia& Furniture Asia is taking place from today till 08th December 2016 at Karachi Expo Centre has been inaugurated by Mr. Waseem Akhtar, Mayor Karachi.


Build Asia International Exhibition is one such platform for local and international companies to discuss collaborations, joint ventures, investments and other possible avenues. Continue

Grace Shelton urges KCCI to play role in strengthening trade relations

US Consul General in Karachi, Ms. Grace W. Shelton has said that Karachi Chamber has a long history of relationships with United States hence, KCCI has to play a role in strengthening trade relations between the two countries. “I want to see economic ties between United States and Pakistan grow deeper and stronger”, she added while exchanging views at a meeting during her visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday.Continue

Argentinian textile sector offers opportunities to Pakistani exporters: Ambassador

Ambassador of Argentine, Ivan Ivanissevich has said that 60 percent of Argentina’s textile products were being imported and the remaining 40 percent were being produced locally whereas the textile clothing imports have also witnessed an upsurge of 27 percent in the first quarter of 2016, which is an opportunity for Pakistani textile producers to benefit from the situation.… Continue

Pakistan Post Branch inaugurated at KATI

President of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) Masood Naqi has said that with updated systems and use of technology, Pakistan Post can compete with local and foreign courier service providers. This was said on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of Pakistan Post office’s new branch at KATI.… Continue

Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and ISHU sign MoU.

Drought phenomenon is going to be irrelevant in Tharparkar after successful completion of a pilot project that will utilize underground saline water extracted from mining operations in Thar Block-II for bio-saline agriculture. This was revealed by eminent national professor Dr. Ajmal Khan of National Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi during an international synergy seminar on sustainable utilization of saline resources, which was followed by a signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and ISHU.… Continue

Bank Alfalah Signs deal with Mastercard to introduce rewards program in Pakistan

Bank Alfalah, Pakistan’s premier banking institution, has struck a strategic deal with Mastercard to capitalize on its well-known rewards system in order to develop a first-of-its-kind enterprise-level loyalty and rewards program in Pakistan. Mastercard’s reward system provides a cutting-edge experience through a robust, secure and flexible rewards processing platform.… Continue

Hamdard University organized seminar on “Inteellectual Property Rights In Pakistan”

A seminar on intellectual property rights in Pakistan was jointly organized by Quality Enhancement Cell, Hamdard University and Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan at Hamdard University, Main Campus, Karachi. The key objective of the seminar was to raise awareness among research scholars and students about the concept of Intellectual Property Rights and how to deal with IP issues in Pakistan.… Continue

IBA Convocation 2016

IBA Karachi commemorated its annual convocation on the vast grounds of IBA-UBL Sports Complex at IBA, Main Campus. A total of 695 students (the largest cohort of graduates in IBA’s history) were conferred degrees for the completion of their undergraduate and post-graduate programs.Continue

Telenor Pakistan wins WCA

Cementing its reputation as the most customer-centric telecom and digital services provider, Telenor Pakistan has bagged the prestigious WCA (World Communication Award) Award for Best Customer Service. Telenor Pakistan demonstrated an impressive growth in terms of customer services infrastructure as well as the team’s customer-handling proficiency.Continue

FPCCI calls to enhanced trade ties with Syria

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has asked the business community of Pakistan to explore trade and investment opportunities in Syria. There is lot of scope for Pakistani textiles, rice, pharmaceuticals, sports goods and agricultural products in Syria, said Abdul Rauf Alam, President FPCCI.… Continue

KCCI invited to visit Mauritius to explore trade, investment opportunities

Honorary Consul of Republic of Mauritius Sohail Yasin Suleman has formally invited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to visit Mauritius which offers abundant trade and investment opportunities to the business and industrial community of Karachi. Speaking at a meeting during his visit to KCCI, he said that although Mauritius itself was a small country with a population 1.3 million but it was the gateway to 47 countries in Africa with a huge population of 650 million.Continue