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  • ‘Pakistan’s Geographical Indication protection law long overdue’

    KARACHI: The much-awaited draft Geographical Indication (GI) Bill 2016 was presented by the Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) on Wednesday before relevant stakeholders including lawyers, businessmen and bureaucrats...

    The meeting observed that Pakistan’s GI protection law has been long overdue and IPO should expedite the process of making the draft into a law...

  • Pakistan should benefit from its strategic location, says World Bank MD

    ISLAMABAD: The chief operating officer and managing director of World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, underscored the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying “Pakistan should effectively take benefit of its strategic location for achieving economic objectives"...

    The World Bank MD said Pakistan has shown great economic progress during the last few years due to the right steps taken by the government; however, she...

  • Pak, Afghan officials conduct joint geographical survey in Chaman

    A team of Pakistani and Afghan officials conducted a joint geographical survey in Chaman's 'controversial' Killi Luqman and Killi Jahangir villages and submitted a report to Kabul and Islamabad on Tuesday, as both countries seek to 'remove discrepancies' in Afghan maps...

    Later in the day, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal to discuss the issues Pakistan and Afghanistan...

  • ‘Geographical divides, education system reinforce gender stereotypes’

    ISLAMABAD: A seminar on ‘Pakistan’s Struggle to Redefine the Status of Women’ was held on Wednesday in order to discuss why laws are not making a difference, what is needed to challenge the patriarchal mindset and the role of the media...

    The event was hosted by White Ribbon Pakistan, the National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) and Global Village Space...

  • Senate committee reviews Geographical Indications law

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry on Thursday reviewed the Geographical Indications (Registration & Protection) Bill 2019 and agreed to finalise it in the meeting next week...

    Senator Shibli Faraz remarked that it is beyond comprehension as to why Pakistan has taken so long to come up with legislation on geographical indicators (GIs)...

  • Senate committee clears Geographical Indications Bill

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Commerce on Tuesday approved the much-awaited Geographical Indications (GI) Bill which aims to protect commercial heritage of the country’s products...

    In the absence of this law, international brands continue selling Pakistan-origin goods causing loss to government exchequer...

  • Exact location of Raiwind sit-in not decided: PTI

    LAHORE: As the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid have opposed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s plan to stage a sit-in outside the prime minister’s Raiwind residence on Sept 24, the PTI has said that it will not lay siege to the premier’s house and will announce the ‘exact location’ of the sit-in in a few days...

    Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) also has not yet decided to participate in the PTI’s...

  • Saudi officials who killed Jamal Khashoggi must reveal location of body: Erdogan

    The Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate must reveal the location of his body, Turkey's president said on Friday in remarks that were sharply critical of the kingdom's handling of the case...

    "There is no point in being too hasty," he said in an indication that Turkey is prepared to maintain pressure on Saudi Arabia, even as the kingdom struggles for ways to end the crisis...

  • PM Imran to decide south Punjab sub-secretariat location: FM

    The PTI had contested the 2018 election with the pledge to make south Punjab a separate province, attracting a significant number of electables, mainly drawn from rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz...

    However, the ruling party remained unable to decide the location of the sub-secretariat during the past 18 months though it formed a committee to take a decision after coming to power...

  • Google releases location data to aid Covid-19 efforts

    The analysis of location data from billions of Google users’ phones is the largest public dataset available to help health authorities assess if people are abiding with shelter-in-place and similar orders issued across the world to rein in the virus...

    Google said it published the reports to avoid any confusion about what it was providing to authorities, given the global debate that has emerged about balancing privacy-invasive...

  • Middle East crisis: PM meets Saudi king in Jeddah

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, Radio Pakistan reported...

    In its initial response to the Middle East crisis, Pakistan had stressed the need for unity in the Muslim world and urged the countries involved to engage in dialogue...

  • PM Nawaz should brief NA on Middle East crisis: Khursheed Shah

    Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Khursheed Shah on Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appear in the Lower House to brief lawmakers on the Saudi military alliance in the wake of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East...

    Shah, who claimed that Pakistan's foreign policy is failing, said the alliance formed to reduce terrorism had allegedly led to an increase in terrorism...

  • Middle East diplomatic crisis echoes in National Assembly

    The escalating Middle East diplomatic rift echoed in the National Assembly on Tuesday during a session intended for discussion of the budget, with opposition leaders calling for clarity in Pakistan's stance regarding the issue...

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi, speaking on a point of order, raised the matter of the rift, lamenting that the Foreign Ministry appeared confused at a time when severe crisis...

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