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    Education As An Economic Investment In Pakistan

  • Qureshi invites investment from Kuwait as govt kicks off economic diplomacy initiative

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on a two-day visit to Kuwait on Saturday, invited businessmen to invest in Pakistan as the government kicks off an economic diplomacy drive, Radio Pakistan reported...

    The foreign minister highlighted Kuwait's support to Pakistan in "every critical situation", and assured Al Sabah that Pakistan and its people also respect the people and government of Kuwait...

  • Malala to call for $39bn investment in education at Oslo summit

    OSLO: As heads of state and education ministers gather this week for the Oslo Education Summit, student activist Malala Yousafzai is calling on world leaders to deliver on their commitments, and ensure that every child has access to 12 years of free, quality primary and secondary education...

    And now, we must make a choice: to choose more of the same or to choose bold leadership to ensure that no girl is denied an education...

  • More investment in education, research stressed

    LAHORE: Speakers at a symposium have underlined the need to spend more on education and research...

    The three-day 14th National Symposium on frontiers in physics is organised by the GCU Salam chair and the Pakistan Physical Society in collaboration with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, GCU Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, Punjab Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, COMSTECH, Pakistan Science...

  • PM Abbasi hopeful of economic opportunities after World Economic Forum engagements

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the country has engaged business leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and expressed his optimism that the engagements will help "generate billions of dollars worth business potential in Pakistan", Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday...

    Addressing a news conference in Davos, the prime minister said: "Pakistan has engaged business leaders, company leaders in telecom, automotive...

  • Enormous economic gains from better education: OECD

    BERLIN: Rich and poor countries could see “enormous” economic benefits from reducing youth unemployment by ensuring all youngsters have basic reading, maths and science skills, the OECD said on Wednesday...

    In a report entitled “Universal Basic Skills”, the OECD warned that global economic crises in recent years had shown that bailouts, stimulus programmes and printing money were not remedies by themselves...

  • President links engineering education with economic growth

    KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that stronger educational base in engineering and technology could play a vital role in the country’s development, prosperity and economic growth...

    Speaking at the 27th convocation of the Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) at the Bahria auditorium on Thursday, he praised the participation of PNEC students in reflecting softer and progressive image of the country at the international...

  • Pakistan Investment Conference from Nov 4

    ISLAMABAD: The two-day ‘Pakistan Investment Conference’, ogranised by the Board of Investment (BoI), will open in the capital on November 4, BoI Chairman Dr Miftah Ismail said on Friday...

    The event aims at highlighting investment opportunities in Pakistan and project a soft image of the country...

  • ‘Pakistan best place for investment’

    KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan today is more secure and peaceful and is the best country in the region for investment and entrepreneurs ought to take full advantage of the situation...

    Inaugurating the four-day Pakistan International Trade Fair at Karachi Expo Centre (PITF) on Thursday, Mr Mamnoon said that the participation of 20 countries in the fair is manifestation of the confidence of global community...

  • Pakistan’s stand on death penalty to hurt investment, says Germany

    KARACHI: Germany asked Pakistan on Friday to rethink its stand on death penalty as it would affect both investment opportunities and Islamabad’s image in Europe...

    Addressing the representatives of Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) and Germany Pakistan Trade and Investment (GPti) at a local hotel, German State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Stephan Steinlein, said Germany was in talks with the Pakistani government on the...

  • ‘Pakistan football suffering due to lack of investment on coaches’

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) on Friday hailed their achievements at Thursday’s AFC Congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama...

    PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat pulling out of the race to become AFC vice-president in favour of his Indian counterpart Praful Patel saw Pakistan bestowed with several blessings by their fellow South Asian nations...

  • World Bank rates Pakistan among top private investment countries

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been grouped in top five highest private participation investment (PPI) countries owing to a few multi-billion-dollar power projects, with two hydropower plants worth $3...

    A half year update on private participation in infrastructure (PPI) published by the World Bank on Friday says that Indonesia was the destination for the highest amount of PPI investment, while Pakistan and Jordan were new entrants to the...

  • MoUs signed for $315m investment in Pakistan at textile expo

    LAHORE: The three-day 18th International Textile Asia Exhibition concluded with $375 million worth of Chinese investment in Pakistan, pledged through several memorandum of understanding’s (MoUs) signed between Chinese and local firms...

    The event was jointly organised by the E-commerce Gateway Pakistan and Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) and brought as many as 500 foreign delegates from...

  • PM touts Pakistan's investment prospects to Hong Kong forum

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif touted Pakistan's economic prospects to the One Belt One Road Pakistan Investment Forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday...

    Explaining the investment prospects in Pakistan, Nawaz stated, "Most impressively, the value of our Karachi stock market index (KSE-100)h has tripled in less than four years...

  • PM stresses Pakistan’s investment potential

    HONG KONG: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif said on Wed­nesday Pakistan was emerging as a rising and secure country on the track of sustainable growth due to its liberal investment policies...

    “Today I present to you a rising, confident and secure Pak­istan — a country full of vigour to make its mark in the world,” he told Hong Kong’s top businessmen and corporate leaders at the Pakistan Investment Forum...

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