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  • ‘Pakistan can be food basket for Economic Cooperation Organisation states’

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said on Thursday that Pakistan having huge agriculture potential can become food basket for Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) member countries...

    Speaking at the 27th Executive Committee meeting of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the governor said that Pakistan would welcome investment and transfer of technology in food processing industry...

  • Saarc states call for economic union

    ISLAMABAD: A shift from the South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) to South Asian Economic Union (SAEU) was emphasised at the inaugural session of the Eighth Saarc Finance Secretaries Meeting here on Thursday...

    Mr Khan said a lot of progress is still due on the second phase of the Regional Economic Integration Study...

  • Sanjrani urges Asian states to join hands for socio-economic progress

    GWADAR: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has called upon member states of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) to join hands with Pakistan for a socio-economically and culturally integrated Asia...

    Speaking as the chief guest at a conference of APA’s Standing Committee for Political Affairs here on Monday, he said Gwadar was going to become a major water and land route between the region and continents and it would create trade and...

  • States can resolve security issues through economic ties: FM

    The BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) and its flagship projects like CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor), offer a ray of hope that inclusive and pluralistic solutions would make our world safer, securer and more prosperous,” Mr Qureshi said...

    The minister noted that many security issues could be resolved through economic collaboration instead of kinetic means...

  • PM Abbasi hopeful of economic opportunities after World Economic Forum engagements

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the country has engaged business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and expressed his optimism that the engagements will help "generate billions of dollars worth business potential in Pakistan", Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday...

    Addressing a news conference in Davos, the prime minister said: "Pakistan has engaged business leaders, company leaders in telecom, automotive...

  • ANP to convene all-party conference on economic corridor

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Sunday that the federal government had planned to give 70 per cent share of the China-sponsored Gwadar-Kashgar economic corridor project to Punjab and 30 per cent to the remaining three provinces and announced to call an all-party conference in Balochistan to press the government to execute the project in its original shape to benefit all people of the country equally... ...

  • Economic Survey – all major targets missed

    ISLAMABAD: The launch of official report card — Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15 — on second year performance of the PML-N government started with a walkout and ended in pandemonium...

    In between, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar apologised for being late by almost an hour, which he attributed to the launch of a ‘national project’, the metro bus service in the twin cities, and for missing major economic targets but put most of the blame on...

  • Dar removed as head of all key economic committees

    ISLAMABAD: In a significant move, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has removed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar — a powerful and trusted aide to Nawaz Sharif — as head of all key economic committees, apparently consolidating powers of Prime Minister Office under his direct control...

    The prime minister is also reported to have re-designated Miftah Ismail as his special assistant on economic affairs to be based at PM Office...

  • China reiterates all out support for economic corridor

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong reiterated China’s support to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said that the project will be completed at every cost...

    The ambassador extended China’s support in infrastructural development, capacity building and cooperation in construction and production related to the economic corridor project...

  • Govt misses all key economic targets

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economic growth in the financial year ending in June is expected to hit 3...

    3pc set by the previous government, as the government has failed to meet targets in nearly all sectors, according to the Economic Survey...

  • Pakistan among states that will face turmoil for decades: Obama

    While underlining the challenges the United States may face in the near future, Mr Obama warned that both Afghanistan and Pakistan were among the countries that would continue to face instability and turmoil for decades...

    “Instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world – in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia,” he said...

  • Pakistan be included in N-mainstream on same terms as other non-NPT states: think tank

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan should be included in the nuclear mainstream on same terms as were offered to other non-NPT states, said Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), a think tank that works on strategic issues...

    The Islamabad-based think tank also rejected proposals made by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stimson Centre, which had called on Pakistan to return to “strategic” deterrence instead of “full spectrum deterrence”,...

  • United States not considering sanctions on Pakistan, assures State Department

    ISLAMABAD: The US State Department on Tuesday clarified that it was by no means considering the option of putting sanctions on Pakistan, however, it wanted Pakistan to go after all the terrorist groups that are operating or seeking safe haven on its soil...

    According to the transcript of press briefing released by US State Department, Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said United Stated was holding “conversations with the highest level of...

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