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  • US visa processing back to normal after computer glitch

    WASHINGTON: US visa processing has returned to full strength after hardware problems, the State Department said on Monday, noting that 410,000 visas were issued in a week as officials scrambled to clear a huge backlog...

    He complimented the Consular Affairs Bureau’s “exemplary work” in addressing the computer problems and whittling down the visa backlog...

  • Canadian visa

    I APPLIED as a principal applicant for a Canadian visit/tourist visa along with my daughter and grandchildren in March 2015...

    I have repeatedly contacted the tracking and Canadian immigration website via email but receive an automated reply...

  • Pakistani students to get Canadian visa in 20 days

    The Canadian government on Saturday announced its decision to expand the Student Direct Stream (SDS) programme to international students from Pakistan enabling them to get a student visa within 20 days...

    Last year, the Canadian government had initiated this program for the students from India, China, Philippines and Vietnam...

  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Spread over 50 acres, this is Pakistan’s first tea garden where black and green tea is produced...

  • Date farming, processing unit being set up in DI Khan

    In this regard, the board has undertaken measures for setting up a modern date farming and processing unit in Dera Ismail Khan...

    About 1,000 acres of land has been identified for investors to establish a modern date farming and processing unit in DI Khan, with the operational capacity of 50 tons a day, said the board’s vice-chairman Senator Mohsin Aziz in a statement here on Wednesday...

  • Processing of animal hides begins at tanneries

    Once inside a factory, the first thing one experienced was the unbearable pungent smell emanating from raw material and chemicals used for processing...

    “Eid has gone but our work has just begun and there is no time for leisure,” said Tariq Zaman, working as a supervisor at the tannery, adding that the process to treat skins had started at his factory receiving material from across the country...

  • CJ directs timely processing of pension cases

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Thursday ordered the Human Rights Cell (HRC) of the Supreme Court to ensure proper and timely compliance with apex court’s directions by public functionaries...

    The directive to the HRC’s director general was issued after it was noted that despite specific directions by the court in the human rights case of 2009 regarding timely processing of pension cases, the court was...

  • ITMS slow processing irks taxpayers

    MULTAN: A number of taxpayers are facing hardships to file their income and sales tax returns for 2014-15 owing to ‘flaws’ in the Integrated Tax Management System (ITMS) and its slow processing...

    The ITMS software was developed to streamline the sales and income tax issues by the Pakistan Revenue Automation System (PRAL)...

  • Growers happy as modern technology of tobacco processing introduced

    SWABI: Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) has introduced a modern way of curing Virginia tobacco on an experimental basis in three districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    PTC officials on condition of anonymity told Dawn here on Wednesday that two experts from Bangladesh were supervising the project named ‘rocket barn’ in the tobacco growing districts, including Mansehra, Mardan and Swabi...

  • Pilot project launched to encourage food processing industry in Fata

    ISLAMABAD: A pilot project has been launched by the Directorate of Agriculture Extension to encourage and set up a food processing industry in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata)...

    Officials from the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions said on Sunday that a project had been initiated in North and South Waziristan, the Frontier Region and Dera Ismail Khan to increase chilghuza (pine nuts) production and create market...

  • Land being provided for airport, export processing zone in Gwadar: CM

    QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said on Monday that land was being provided to China for the construction of an international airport and setting up of an export processing zone in Gwadar...

    Talking to reporters after the provincial assembly’s session, he denied reports suggesting that an accord had been signed with the Chinese government during the recent visit of Chinese ambassador to Quetta...

  • Need to upgrade date processing in Sindh

    Dates are put in a huge heated cauldron for half an hour under conventional fruit processing mode that turns freshly plucked dates into chuhara...

    Dates export could be raised to $200m from the current $28m with proper processing and packaging...

  • Australia urged to end processing of refugees

    UNITED NATIONS: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has called upon Australia to end its off-shore processing policy on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea amid reports of widespread, acute mental distress and attempted suicide by children and young adults...

    “Medical records seen by UNHCR staff show she first doused herself in petrol, before attempting to set herself alight and pulling chunks of hair from her head...

  • Mexico will hold US-bound refugees during claims processing, says Trump

    ” The deal, which would overhaul US border policy, comes with Trump outraged over the presence of thousands of Central American migrants who marched to Mexico’s border city of Tijuana hoping to enter the US for a better life free from the poverty and gang violence in their homelands...

    ” After a trek of more than a month from Honduras, nearly 5,000 migrants — including women and children — are now in Tijuana living in a makeshift...

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