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  • Business centre for Swat women

    MINGORA: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi inaugurated the Women Business Development Centre (WBDC) at Saidu Sharif, Swat, on Thursday...

    The objectives of the centre are the provision of all encompassing facility for office space, product showcasing, exhibition and sale, training and business environment conducive for women-owned businesses in the form of business incubation centre...

  • Business centre to be functional in June

    SIALKOT: The Sialkot Business and Trade Centre is likely to be functional in June...

    The centre, a venture of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Smeda, will work to promote trade and export activities in Sialkot...

  • Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business launched

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) on Tuesday announced the formation of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (CERB)...

    The centre will be equipped to assist businesses to pursue long-term sustainability and value creation, with the mission to contribute towards inclusive social, environmental and economic development,” said a press release issued by the council...

  • Mediation Centre resolves business dispute

    LAHORE: The Mediation Centre, set up at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in 2012, resolved one of the three business dispute cases referred to it by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the past two weeks...

    This is a big step and would help reduce the burden of non-traditional cases from the judiciary besides saving precision time and capital of the business community,” LCCI President Abdul Basit said during a press...

  • Sindh urges centre to allow limited business, routine activities in case of easing lockdown

    KARACHI: Seeing reopening of schools and educational institutions in June as “not possible”, the Sindh government on Wednesday insisted Islamabad and other stakeholders allow limited business and regular activities even if the decision about easing the lockdown was reached with consensus among all the provinces and the centre...

    Claiming that majority of members of the federal government were against opening of business activities,...

  • Pakistan to get $4.7bn under Asian Development Bank’s new business plan

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has unveiled a new country operations business plan for Pakistan for 2018-20 with indicative resources available amounting to $4...

    However, the final allocation of the loans by year and sector will depend on available resources and outcomes of the country performance assessments, according to the business plan document made available to Dawn on Tuesday...

  • ‘20 business groups get 30pc of total bank loans’

    KARACHI: A research report by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said 30 per cent of banks’ exposure is to only 20 business groups...

    Growth in credit depends heavily on the appetite of the corporate sector, which currently receives nearly 70pc of total bank lending, according to “Bank Credit to Private Sector: A Critical Review in the Context of Financial Sector Reforms” issued earlier this week...

  • Pakistan jumps 28 spots on World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

    Pakistan landed among the world's top 10 business climate improvers for its ratification of six regulatory reforms pertaining to business regulation, the Doing Business 2020 study by the World Bank said...

    A statement issued on Thursday highlighted Pakistan's efforts in bringing improvements to the business climate in the country, which earned it a jump by 28 places to a global ranking of 108...

  • A year on: Are we prepared for another Karachi Airport attack?

    It has been one year since the Jinnah International Airport (JIA) of Karachi came under a deadly attack by militants on the night of 8th June, 2014...

    The horrific event tarnished the image of one of the largest cities in the world and in the aftermath of the terrorist attack, some international airlines decided to wrap up their operations in Karachi — crippling the already declining air traffic at the airport...

  • 'Militant' wanted for Karachi airport attack, SP Aslam murder killed in Sukkur shootout

    A 'highly wanted militant' suspected of involvement in several incidents of terrorism including the 2014 Karachi airport attack, the Mehran base attack and the murder of Superintendent Police Chaudhry Aslam was killed in a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) 'encounter' in Sukkur on Sunday night, police said...

    AIG Abbasi said the encounter took place in Sukkur on leads provided by four militants recently arrested by the CTD in...

  • Karachi airport attack suspects acquitted in shootout case

    KARACHI: A sessions court on Wednesday acquitted three airport attack suspects in a case pertaining to a shootout with police near Saddar...

    The accused persons have also been facing charges before an antiterrorism court for allegedly providing logistical support, funds and weapons to around 10 attackers who stormed Karachi airport in June 2014 and were killed in a swift operation...

  • 27kg heroin recovered from PIA aircraft at Karachi airport

    KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline’s (PIA) maintenance crew on Wednesday discovered 27 kilograms of heroin on board a PIA aircraft...

    The heroin was concealed in lavatory panels, and was discovered while routine maintenance was being carried out at the PIA hangar at Karachi’s international airport...

  • ‘Airport-like terrorism plot foiled’, 11 suspects held in Karachi

    KARACHI: Police on Thursday claimed to have foiled a “major terrorism plan” in Karachi after they arrested nearly a dozen suspected militants associated with the Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) following an encounter that left a policeman wounded...

    They were planning a “deadly assault” like the June 2014 airport attack to occupy “key and sensitive government buildings”, officials said...

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