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    Afghan Transit Cars For Sale In Karachi

  • Temporary ban on sale of luxury diesel cars

    ABOUT five years ago, when then-environment minister Jairam Ramesh described the growing tendency of affluent Indians to drive SUVs and luxury cars that guzzled diesel (a fuel that was heavily subsidised by the government) as ‘criminal,’ he was widely criticised by the automobile industry, and even the United Progressive Alliance government did not take him seriously...

    Last week, taking into consideration the seriousness of air...

  • Govt facilitating Afghan transit trade

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce on Thursday announced several measures aimed at facilitating the flow of Afghan transit trade through Pakistan in a bid to arrest the trend of diversion to Iran...

    As part of the decision, Pakistan allowed Afghan trucks to carry goods up to Wagha border, reduced scanning of Afghan transit cargo to 20 per cent, and clearance of 90pc cargo on the first day of arrival at ports...

  • Concerns raised over Afghan Transit Trade Agreement

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan-Afghan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) on Monday voiced concerns of the business community on the new Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA)...

    A PAJCCI delegation, led by its Senior Vice President Zia-ul-Haq Sarhadi, met with Director Pakistan Transit Trade (ATT) Fayyaz Anwar, a statement said...

  • Pakistan regains its share in Afghan transit trade

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is regaining its share in Afghan transit trade as the flow of commercial containers rose 36 per cent to 49,507 in 2014-15 from 36,274 in the preceding year, official data showed...

    The flow of containers, which was 75,288 in 2009-10, fell significantly after the implementation of the new transit treaty in June 13, 2011...

  • Afghan transit trade pact being amended to curb smuggling

    ISLAMABAD: The government is working on various proposals to introduce amendments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) to control the pilferages in movement of goods to Afghanistan, Dawn has learnt...

    The issue gained importance following the diversion of transit trade to Pakistan in the wake of US sanctions on Iran...

  • CDWP clears Karachi, Peshawar mass transit projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Cen­tral Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wed­nesday cleared a total of 16 development projects with an estimated cost of Rs130 billion, including two mass transit projects for Karachi and Peshawar...

    The government has already granted a series of tax exemptions for mass transit projects...

  • Karachi mass transit

    THAT the absence of political will stands between Karachi and a mass transit system has always been obvious...

    But on Wednesday, someone had the courage to pointedly blame the PPP and MQM for their lack of interest in building a modern transport system for the nation’s biggest city...

  • First phase of Karachi bus rapid transit system to be launched next month

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan was informed on Friday that work on the first phase of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) — Green Line and Orange Line — in Karachi would begin next month and be completed within one year...

    Dr Ibad, who chaired a meeting at Governor House on transport projects in Karachi, was given a detailed briefing by the chief executive of the Karachi Infrastructure Development Board regarding the...

  • ‘Karachi’s dependence on cars may increase despite BRTS project’

    KARACHI: “The Bus Rapid Transport System or BRTS project is of immense significance to Karachi, carrying physical, social and environmental impacts, which would be felt throughout the city,” said urban planner, writer and educator Farhan Anwar during his lecture ‘Karachi BRTS Project — An Opportunity For Urban Renewal’ arranged by the architecture department research lab at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture on Monday... ...

  • Only 19 cars registered in other districts against 91,449 in Karachi alone, PA told

    KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Monday informed that over 91,000 cars were registered in Karachi during 2014 and 2015 compared to only 19 vehicles registered in other parts of the province during the two-year period...

    The information was provided by Sindh Excise and Taxation Minister Mukesh Chawla during the assembly’s Question Hour in response to a question by Leader of the Opposition and Muttahida Qaumi Movement legislator...

  • Peshawar’s mass transit system hits new snag

    PESHAWAR: The much-talked about ‘mass transit system’ in the provincial capital has hit newer snags with those associated with one of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s pet projects are now acknowledging its dream may not realise, not at least in its present term in office...

    “It seems difficult now,” Senator Mohsin Aziz, deputy chairman, Board of Investment, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the architect of the mass transit system, acknowledged, while...

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