Special envoy medina’s travel to Pakistan

Special Envoy for Biodiversity and Water Resources Monica Medina will travel to Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan, March 15-17 to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Climate and Environment Working Group. She will address climate and environmental issues of concern including climate smart agriculture, water management, air quality, conservation, and plastic pollution.… Continue

Standard Chartered Bank and British Deputy High Commission celebrate Women’s Day

Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan Limited (SCBPL) in partnership with the British Deputy High Commission (BDHC), Karachi organised an event to celebrate International Women’s Day with clients, partners and employees.

A panel discussion was held to focus on “DIGITALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” led by Khadija Hashimi – Head, CABM AME and Country Head Pakistan SC, Ziana Sakhia – CEO Bechlo.Pk,… Continue

Nestlé Pakistan to plant 100,000 trees this year

Nestlé Pakistan will be planting 100,000 trees this year around its operational areas to support its endeavors to reduce carbon footprint in its ambition to achieve net zero by 2050. To kickoff, Nestlé donated 5,000 trees to Parks & Horticulture Authority (PHA) for a plantation drive at Jilani Park, Lahore under its employee volunteer program – Nestlé Cares.… Continue

The PSX witnessed a mixed session today

·   The PSX witnessed a mixed session today. The benchmark KSE-100 opened in the green but traded both ways as the index remained choppy throughout the trading period as investors opted to remain cautious on account of the further delay in signing the Staff Level Agreement between the government and IMF along with the prevailing political uncertainty crushing investors’ confidence.… Continue

APLF Dubai 2023 opens on March 13

Support for APLF has been forthcoming from the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and other regional leather and footwear associations in China as the country gears up for its return to the international business platform offered by APLF. The Chinese regional associations that supporting the APLF Dubai are:

The Association of Guangdong Shoes Manufacturers, Guangdong Shoes Materials Association, Guangzhou Footwear Association, Guangzhou Huadu District Shiling Town People′s Government, Guangdong International Trade Company Limited, Fujian Province Jinjiang City Foreign Trade Co Ltd, Shangdong Province Linyi Small and Medium Enterprise Bureau, and the Hebei Province Baoding Baigou New Town Administration Committee.Continue

Emirates ramps up operations across continents

Emirates has boosted operations by 31% (total ASKMs) since the start of its financial year and has further plans to ramp up seat capacity in its latest published northern summer schedule starting 26 March 2023. 

In the past months, the airline has planned and executed the rapid growth of its network operations – reintroducing services to 5 cities; adding 251 weekly flights onto existing routes; and continuing the roll-out of service enhancements in the air and on the ground.… Continue

United States partners with Pakistan to help farmers improve fertilizer use

United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome today joined Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali of the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) at the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) to announce the $4.5 million “Fertilizer Right” project. To be implemented over the next four years, the project will emphasize practices to help Pakistani farmers enhance fertilizer use efficiency.… Continue

Spotify hosts fans at the first ever gig in Pakistan under “Pakka Hit Hai” flagship

Spotify celebrated the launch of the fresh identity of Pakka Hit Hai, the flagship and one of the most loved playlists of the audio streaming service in Pakistan, by inaugurating Spotify’s first series of musical performances under, ‘Pakka Hit Hai Gigs’ in Pakistan, with the first show featuring Abdul Hannan and Taha G, two of the youngest vocal sensations among many artists who have been featured on the signature playlist.… Continue

Food imports from India should be allowed: Mian Zahid Hussain.

On Monday, the Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President of Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain said Pakistan should try to develop trade relations with India. He said India should also learn that Pakistan’s economic problems will only last a while.… Continue

A positive session was recorded at the PSX today.

· A positive session was recorded at the PSX to begin today’s week. The market opened in the green zone and traded with positive sentiments as bulls derived the index to make an intraday high of 497.90 points in hopes of getting the SLA agreement signed between the government and IMF on Monday or Tuesday as stated by the finance minister.… Continue

“Pak China, joint Agriculture Laboratory, will be established under CPEC: PCJCCI President.”

Moazzam Ghurki, President of Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), said during a meeting held at PCJCCI Secretariat on Monday that under the framework of CPEC, a joint agriculture laboratory should be established to help make ware and improve the agriculture sector by technology transfer for the increase of cultivation and production.… Continue

Digital Pakistan by Dr. Imran Batada launched at IoBM

The book “Digital Pakistan” by Dr. Imran Batada was launched at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The book offers a complete digital media guideline for policymakers, industry professionals, and students to move forward, transform, and contribute to the GDP of Pakistan.… Continue

Stop taxing the poor: Atif Ikram.

On Saturday, former Vice President of FPCCI Atif Ikram Sheikh said that the taxation on the poor should be stopped, and the deficit should be met by taxing the rich. Poor do not have enough money to pay further taxes. At the same time, the rich can easily afford additional taxes but are not being ordered, which is sad, he said and added that the economy is in ruins and the life of the common man has become miserable.… Continue