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  • Philippines to import rice from Pakistan

    KARACHI: The Philippines has offered to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from Pakistan to help it meet its goal of importing an aggregate volume of 805,200 tonnes of rice under its minimum access volume (MAV) for this year...

    The CSQ is broken down as the following: China 50,000 tonnes, India 50,000 tonnes, Pakistan 50,000 tonnes, Australia 15,000 tonnes, El Salvador 4,000 tonnes, Thailand 293,100 tonnes and Vietnam 293,100 tonnes...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    So she signed up for a tech programme called TechKaro, an initiative by Circle — a social enterprise that aims to improve women’s economic rights in Pakistan — and is now working full-time for a software company...

  • Chris Brown allowed to leave Philippines

    MANILA: Grammy-winn­ing hip-hop star Chris Brown was cleared to leave the Philippines on Friday, an official said, after he was temporarily barred from leaving the country over a row with a powerful religious sect...

    “If you’re free to come to Macau — party tonight!”Brown, who performed to a packed crowd at a Manila arena on Tuesday, was barred from leaving the Philippines after a politically-connected Christian group, Iglesia ni...

  • US crucial to beating IS in Philippines, says amabassador

    “We did play a very important role in supporting the (Philippines') efforts to retake Marawi,” Kim told reporters...

    “We had P-3s (surveillance planes), Grey Eagles (drones) providing crucial intelligence information to the Armed Forces of the Philippines so that they would be able to carry out operations necessary to retake Marawi...

  • Philippines' Duterte says he will shoot criminals

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to shoot criminals himself, while warning he may bring police back to the frontlines of his deadly war on drugs...

    Duterte made the comments late on Friday following his announcement on October 11 to withdraw the police from his anti-drug war after they were accused of rights abuses in killing thousands of people while following his orders to eradicate illegal drugs in society
  • 'No more militants in Marawi': Philippines declares end to 5-month siege

    “The Philippine security forces, aided by its government and the massive support of the Filipino people, have nipped the budding infrastructure and defeated terrorism in the Philippines,” Lorenzana said...

    “In crushing thus far the most serious attempt to export violent extremism and radicalism in the Philippines and the region, we have contributed to preventing its spread in Asia...

  • SBP, Philippines’ central bank sign accord

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) signed on Friday an agreement with the Central Bank of Philippines to develop banking relations...

    Espiritu, ambassador of Philippines in Pakistan, signed the agreement on bilateral central banking cooperation...

  • Japan, Philippines to discuss transfer of military goods

    TOKYO: Japan and the Philippines agreed on Thursday to start talks on transferring Japanese military hardware and technology to the Southeast Asian country trying to upgrade its defences...

    The strategic partnership agreement with the Philippines focuses on defence and security cooperation, but also includes economic assistance from Japan...

  • Philippines govt wants 90 Muslim rebels charged for bloody ambush

    MANILA: The Philippine Justice Department on Wednesday recommended murder charges against 90 Muslim rebels, even though such a move could jeopardise a peace process championed by President Benigno Aquino...

    The department said the Muslim rebels could be charged over the Jan 25 incident which left 44 police commandoes dead in the rural district of Mamasapano
  • Norway, Philippines envoys killed in helicopter crash, army claims no terror attack

    GILGIT: Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were among seven people killed in a helicopter crash in Naltar Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region on Friday...

    Two pilots and a crew member were among those killed when the Pakistan Army helicopter crash-landed on a school in Naltar Valley, Director-General Inter-Services Public...

  • Fire in Philippines factory consumes 28 lives

    MANILA: At least 28 people were killed and dozens more feared dead after a fire tore through a factory producing flip-flops in the Philippine capital Manila on Wednesday, the city’s fire marshal said...

    Firemen said they counted 28 bodies but were only able to retrieve three as the gutted building threatened to collapse after the blaze, which began before noon (0400 GMT), destroyed the building
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