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  • BoI, Pak-Saudi Chamber sign MoU for investment

    ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) and Pak-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PSJCCI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to encourage and facilitate bilateral investment between the two countries...

    Saudi Arabia has tremendous potential for halal food products, an area which continues to be neglected by investors and investment in this sector would help enhance the volume of bilateral trade, observed...
  • Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid

    CAIRO: Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs...

    In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure’s Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section
  • Delhi has become a ‘gas chamber’: Kejriwal

    NEW DELHI: Pollution in the Indian capital hit a dangerous level on Tuesday, putting residents at risk, forcing the closure of schools, and bringing calls from doctors for the city’s half marathon to be cancelled...

    Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the city had become a “gas chamber”
  • Pak-Saudi Chamber, Smeda sign deal

    LAHORE: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) and the Pak-Saudi Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PSJCCI) on Wednesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate joint ventures between the two countries in the SME sector...

    The MoU’s manuscript was signed by the authority’s CEO Muhammad Alamgir Chau­dhry and PSJCCI President Mian Mehmoodul Hassan at Smeda’s head office
  • PM proposes trade chamber with Germany

    ISLAMABAD: Vowing to enhance economic ties with Germany, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif proposed on Thursday the establishment of a bilateral chamber of commerce...

    Talking to Dr Gerd Muller, German federal minister for economic cooperation and development, the prime minister said the two countries enjoy friendly relations
  • Clerk injured in firing in lawyer’s chamber

    OKARA: A court staffer was injured during an attack on a lawyer in his chamber in the district courts on Saturday...

    According to the FIR, Advocate Shamim Baloch was in his chamber in the district courts complex when four armed men -- Sher Zaman, Sadiq, Javed and Tajammal Baloch, all residents of Faisalabad’s Chak 366-GB — opened fire on him
  • Ruckus forces Iraqi MPs to leave main chamber to vote on cabinet reshuffle

    BAGHDAD: A dozen lawmakers disrupted the Iraqi parliament’s session on Tuesday, clapping, slamming their hands on desks and chanting slogans, forcing nearly two hundred other deputies to leave the main chamber to vote on a cabinet reshuffle...

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi wants to replace some ministers — chosen to balance Iraq’s divisions along party, ethnic and sectarian lines — with technocrats
  • Hyderabad’s small traders form separate chamber

    HYDERABAD: The small traders and owners of small industries of Hyderabad have formed Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry (HCSTSI), aimed at addressing longstanding demands of the city’s business community...

    Its office-bearers and leaders said on Wednesday that HCSTSI was a licensed body established to serve small traders and industrialists having a turnover of less than Rs50 million
  • Gym floor ‘damaged’ by Gujrat chamber event

    GUJRAT: The inapt arrangement of the Gujrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the newly-built gymnasium damaged its wooden floor...

    The first-of-its-kind gymnasium in Gujrat was built at a cost of Rs80 million and its floor was damaged due to ‘rough use’ by the business community
  • Kosovo lawmakers flee teargas in chamber for third time

    PRISTINA: An opposition politician in Kosovo released teargas in parliament on Friday, sending lawmakers rushing from the debating chamber in the third such incident in two weeks...

    The opposition is protesting against a European Union-brokered agreement with Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence in 2008, and a separate accord demarcating Kosovo’s border with Montenegro
  • Pak-Afghan chamber opposes tax on trucks

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) senior vice president Ziaul Haq Sarhadi has expressed serious concern over the imposition of heavy tax on the trucks carrying export goods to Afghanistan by the authorities in Kabul...

    In a statement here on Sunday, he said the Afghan authorities had imposed a tax of 5,000 Afghani, which in Pakistani rupee was more than 9,000, on each truck carrying Pakistani...
  • Minister manages to ride out ‘chamber’ remarks controversy

    KARACHI: The controversy stirred by the objectionable remarks of a provincial minister against a woman lawmaker in the Sindh Assembly session ended on Monday after he extended apology and asked for her forgiveness by presenting her a chador, a Sindhi custom to show respect to women; the woman lawmaker said she honoured Sindh’s traditions and closed the chapter for good...

    Sindh Minister for Works and Services Imdad Pitafi’s misogynistic...
  • Syria a ‘torture-chamber’, says UN

    GENEVA: The top UN human rights official called on Tuesday for tens of thousands of detainees to be released from Syria’s prisons and for torturers to be brought to court as part of a lasting peace...

    Former Syrian detainees also testified before the UN Human Rights Council about their suffering and concern for men, women and children still in custody of the government or of extremist groups including al-Nusra and the militant Islamic...
  • Chinese diplomat visits Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    RAWALPINDI: China has invested heavily in the power and infrastructure sectors of Pakistan under CPEC and this has resulted in improved electricity and better road networks in the country, said Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission Zhao Lijian on Monday...

    He was briefing the local business community on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI)
  • Apex chamber threatens court action for stuck up refunds

    KARACHI: If the government fails to pay huge outstanding amount against refunds, the trade and industry will be left with no choice but to approach Supreme Court of Pakistan, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Ghazanfar Bilour warned on Saturday...

    Addressing a post-budget press conference at the Federation House, Bilour said refunds have become a serious issue since a huge outstanding payment...
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