Shehbaz Sharif vows to advise smooth execution of CPEC SEZs

Gwadar Pro Rashakai: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week said that all problems and hurdles in the smooth execution of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be addressed on a priority basis. During his visit to Rashakai Special Economic Zone, the PM stressed that focusing on establishing SEZs across the country […]

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Pakistan invites Turkey to invest in CPEC SEZs

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan this week invited Turkey to invest in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) being built under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Chaudhary Salik Hussain, Federal Minister for Board of Investment (BOI) and Special Initiatives, and Secretary BOI Fareena Mazhar met with the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey in Istanbul, the Pakistani government […]

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Christian Turner discusses enhanced Pakistan-UK ties

Staff Writer Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner along with Antonia Murray Second Secretary Human Rights of British High Commission met with Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, this week. Secretary Human Rights Afzal Latif and other senior officers of the ministry also participated in this meeting. Both sides […]

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Pakistan has a lot of potential for tourism: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Pakistan had a lot of potential for tourism. The envoy called on Advisor to Prime Minister on Tourism and Sports, Awn Chaudhry, and Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), Aftabur Rehman Rana to discuss the matters of mutual cooperation in […]

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PM Shehbaz Sharif’s aide visits Gwadar to review CPEC projects

China Economic Net Quetta: Additional Secretary to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Office Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry this week visited Gwadar to review the pace and implementation of various ongoing development projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The visit – which aimed at reviewing the ongoing uplift projects and reporting to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat from […]

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Pakistan-UK trade volume to be doubled by 2025: Christian Turner

Newswire Islamabad: British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Christian Turner said this week that bilateral trade with Pakistan would be double by next year 2025 and in this regard a consensus between the two governments was in the making. The United Kingdom (UK) is Pakistan’s third largest global trade partner, with Pakistan’s exports reaching $2.1billion […]

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PM vows to strengthen Pakistan-UK trade, investment ties

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week expressed his government’s resolve to further strengthen Pakistan-UK bilateral relations in diverse fields especially in the areas of trade and investment. Speaking as chief guest at the 75th Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth here at British High Commission, he referred to his recent telephonic conversation with British […]

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Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan. The envoy and his wife Albana Ferrarese hosted an event at their residence to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through the technical support […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese boosts Pakistan-Italy ties

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has boosted Pakistan-Italy ties since assuming responsibilities ion Islamabad. According to senior a businessman, the envoy is a key driving force behind the further cementing trade relations between Pakistan and Italy. Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Mian Kashif Ashfaq said that Ambassador of […]

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Shehbaz Sharif for reinvigorating ties with Japan in trade, investment

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week said his government was focusing on reinvigorating ties with Japan in the field of trade and investment. In a meeting with a delegation of Japanese companies, the prime minister said hurdles would be removed in the way of smooth functioning of the investment infrastructure. The prime minister, […]

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Italy to extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for business: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy would extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for raising awareness on business and other issues. “We can provide full support to engage Pakistani businesswomen in our business sector,” he said. Speaking at the concluding session of a conference organized by […]

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Chinese breeding technology helping Pakistani farmers cultivate high-yield new rice varieties: PHHSA chief

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Chairman of Pakistan Hi Tech Hybrid Seed Association (PHHSA) Shahzad Ali Malik said this week that Chinese breeding technology helps Pakistani farmers easily cultivate high-yield, disease-resistant new rice varieties for exports. Talking to a delegation of progressive farmers led by Shafiqueur Rehman here, he mentioned that Chinese enterprises and research institutes with […]

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Pakistan, China to establish JWG to explore cooperation against forest fires

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Pakistan and China will establish a Joint Working Group (JWG) to explore possibilities of cooperation between the two countries on managing forest fires hazards under the framework of Pakistan-China cooperation on disaster management. A high-level delegation online meeting was held this week, with the view to explore possibilities of cooperation between the […]

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Italy: Study claims Milan Cortina 2026 could provide €3 billion boost to Italian economy

Patrick Burke Milan: A study from the Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies in Rome has claimed that the Milan Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games could provide a €3 billion (£2.6 billion/$3.2 billion) boost to the Italian economy. A Sport and Business study was conducted for the Leonardo Committee, which brings together […]

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Talking China down will again fall flat

Wang Wen Recently, many international financial institutions have continued to downgrade China’s economic growth forecasts. Badmouthing China is not something new, and China’s economy is indeed facing a lot of downward pressure due to factors like the COVID-19 epidemic. But objectively speaking, these pessimistic opinions are based on either groundless accusations or exaggeration to deliberately […]

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Pakistan committed to expand, deepen relations with Italy: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer New York: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on the sidelines of the Ministerial meeting on “Global Food Security Call to Action” in New York this week. The two Ministers exchanged views on various bilateral, regional and international issues. The Foreign Minister underscored that Pakistan deeply valued […]

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PCJCCI to establish online Pakistan-China Technology Gateway

Gwadar Pro Lahore: President of Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) Wang Zihai this week pledged that after the successful working of Pakistan-China Knowledge Portal, an online Pakistan-China Technology Gateway will be established soon. Speaking at a think-tank session held at PCJCCI premises, he maintained that technological advancement for human resource development […]

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First Batch of 120 Suzhou Higer buses delivered to Pakistan

China Economic Net Suzhou: Recently, the first batch of 120 12m Higer buses were delivered to Karachi, Pakistan. As one of “Made in China” representatives, the buses will guarantee Pakistan’s daily transportation, providing the locals with comfortable and perfect public transportation experience. “We officially entered the Pakistani market in 2008. Last year, we sold a […]

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SINOVAC keen to invest in Pakistan, set up joint venture to treat Covid

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: SINOVAC has expressed keen interest in setting up a joint venture for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Covid by investing in Pakistan. A delegation of the company discussed the opportunities with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at a meeting here. SINOVAC’s General Manager Qiang Gao led the Chinese company delegation. The Prime […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese welcomes growing trade between Pakistan and Italy

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese this week welcomed the growing trade between Pakistan and Italy. Speaking to Covert, the envoy said the two countries have a great opportunity to take the trade ties to higher levels. Earlier, Pakistan`s Ambassador to Italy, Jauhar Saleem said that Italy is set to become a […]

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Governments must work to make labor markets more resilient

Sara Al-Mulla If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that bolstering resilience should be a priority for governments in the coming years. In an unfortunate series of events, what began as a localized outbreak quickly rippled around the globe, unfolding rapidly and creating devastating economic chasms that burdened social protection and healthcare […]

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PM Shehbaz Sharif vows to work closely with Huawei to enhance IT exports to $ 15 billion

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week vowed to work closely with Chinese giant Huawei to enhance Pakistan’s Information Technology (IT) exports to US $ 15 billion. He was talking to Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of the Middle East and Africa Region of Huawei Yi Xiang, who called on him […]

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Why Twitter matters and what Musk’s buyout might mean

Kerry Boyd Anderson Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter and take the company private has prompted speculation about the social media platform’s future. Musk has offered $44 billion for Twitter, raising questions about the company’s value and sparking concerns that he will roll back content moderation policies. A fundamental question underlies the controversy that often […]

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Italy can extend its cooperation to equip and train Pakistani youth with modern skills: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy can extend its cooperation to equip and train the Pakistani youth with modern skills and technology for enhance their contribution in the local economy. The envoy said Italy wanted to start a new era of economic and trade cooperation with […]

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Daewoo Gas signs contract with Chinese company in offshore LNG terminal

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Daewoo Gas has signed a Master Engineering Procurement Construction and Finance (EPCF) contract with China National Chemical Engineering Construction Company (CNCEC) under which CNCEC would design, construct and finance an offshore LNG terminal. The terminal would be complete with topside equipment to enable LNG filling into ISO containers for use in Pakistan. […]

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Japan eyes skill development collaborations with Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has a huge workforce concentrated in the IT sector and Japan is planning more collaboration with Pakistan regarding the training of skilled human resources and employment of Pakistani skilled workers in different sectors, said Deputy Director-General at Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Iwamoto Keiichi. He […]

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