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  • Bestway acquires Lafarge cement plant

    CHAKWAL: Bestway Cem­­­ent Limited, a subsidiary of Bestway Group, has taken over Lafarge Cement plant located near Kallar Kahar...

    To mark the acquisition, a ceremony was held at the plant on Wednesday, which was attended by Sir Anwar Pervez, the owner of Bestway Group and Amr Ali Reda, the CEO of Lafarge Pakistan, among others...

  • Bestway plans to buy Dewan Cement plant

    KARACHI: Bestway Cement Ltd on Wednesday entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Dewan Cement Ltd (DCL) for the proposed acquisition of its north plant, including land, production facility and mining leases/licences...

    In doing so, the company of Pakistan-born British businessman Anwar Pervez appears to have outbid several contestants, including Lucky, Kohat and Fecto...

  • Bestway seeks strategic gain over competitors

    UNDER the fold of Sir Mohammed Anwar Pervez, the Bestway group is a global conglomerate that is considered among the top 20 privately owned companies in the UK and the 12 largest family-owned businesses...

    It is also among the largest overseas Pakistani investors in Pakistan...

  • One year on, questions about Christian writer Nahed Hattar’s murder remain unanswered

    Almost exactly a year ago, the 56-year-old Jordanian Arab Christian journalist Nahed Hattar was assassinated in the very centre of Amman by an Islamist “well known” to the security authorities (as we like to say in Britain) as Hattar prepared to defend himself against Jordanian government charges of “incitement”...

    I, too, had quite forgotten that a year ago I turned up at the door of his grieving widow and son and uncle in Amman to...

  • Indonesia's Garuda airlines to start operations from Pakistan soon

    KARACHI: The Garuda Airlines of Indonesia will soon start operating from Pakistan as negotiations are in final stages, stated the Indonesian Consul-General Hadi Santoso at the formal inauguration of Pakistan-Indonesia Business Forum (PIBF) here on Friday...

    The PIBF president said that Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim country in terms of its population, whereas Pakistan is the world’s second largest Muslim country...

  • Saudi Airlines to operate first Baghdad flight in 27 years

    State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years on Monday, state media said, amid a thaw in ties between the Arab neighbours...

    "Saudi Arabian Airlines will inaugurate regular flights between the kingdom and Iraq after an interruption of 27 years," the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday...

  • UAE airlines to operate from 4 more airports

    KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed five airlines of the United Arab Emirates to carry out unlimited operations at another four airports in Pakistan...

    The CAA said in a statement on Friday that the new airports opened for the UAE airlines were Quetta, Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar...

  • Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt'

    The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday the carrier is "technically bankrupt", underlining the case for a restructuring to cut a third of jobs, scrap some international routes and review its long-haul fleet...

    The carrier on Monday said its new legal entity is Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), replacing the previous Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS), with Mueller promising to unveil a full...

  • United Airlines to compensate all passengers on flight when man dragged off

    United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing on Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights and would compensate customers who were on the flight when the man was removed...

    The flight was loaded and preparing to leave Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday when the man was dragged off...

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