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  • Qatari-Pakistani economic partnership to amount to $9bn: state news agency

    Qatar is making $3 billion dollars worth of new investments in Pakistan, in the form of deposits and direct investments, the state news agency said on Monday...

    Following this investment, the economic partnership between Qatar and Pakistan will reach $9 billion, Qatar News Agency reported, quoting Qatar’s foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • US ‘continues to value partnership with Pakistan’

    WASHINGTON: The United States has said that it continues to value its partnership with Pakistan and looks forward to rescheduling stalled talks as a former US ambassador warns that using “blunt pressure” on Islamabad could backfire...

    “We continue to value our partnership with Pakistan and look forward to scheduling meetings at a mutually convenient time,” said a spokesperson for the US State Department when asked to comment on the...

  • ‘EU, Pakistan to sign 5-year strategic partnership’

    KARACHI: European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean Francois Cautain on Thursday disclosed that the EU is planning to enter into a five-year strategic partnership with Pakistan...

    In a meeting with the members of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma), the ambassador stated the current relationship between the EU and Pakistan has reached a mature level and needs to be strengthened further...

  • London mayor urges closer economic partnership with Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has invited Pakistan to take advantage of favourable business opportunities in the United Kingdom...

    Accompanied by a 25-member delegation, including business and media persons, the mayor is on his first visit to Pakistan, after assuming office in May last year...

  • Pakistan, US to continue their partnership, says State Department official

    WASHINGTON: A representative of the US State Department assured Pakistanis attending a two-day convention at the Pakistan embassy last week that Pakistan and the United States, who have been partners for over 70 years, would continue their partnership...

    Martha Patterson said that building on and improving this historical long-standing partnership was critical to both nations...

  • ADB to enhance funding towards public-private partnership investments in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will enhance its funding towards Pakistan’s public-private partnership (PPP) investments in infrastructure development to meet growing demands of this sector currently estimated at $20 billion a year...

    The Asian Bank and the Government of Pakistan have “agreed to chart new ways to pursue more robust and inclusive ADB investments in Pakistan by scaling-up PPPs to tap the private sector...

  • Pakistan defends its economic partnership with China amid US criticism

    Pakistan on Wednesday defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating Islamabad's economic woes as it considers a fresh Internation Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout...

    “We have noted recent media reports questioning the viability of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), claiming that it would create an unbearable debt burden for...

  • Pakistan, Turkey to transform ties into economic partnership

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey on Friday agreed to transform their ties into a strategic economic partnership...

    13 MoUs, including a joint declaration, signedMr Erdogan, who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan for co-chairing the HLSCC meeting, vowed to extend all help in Pakistan’s socio-economic development...

  • Covid-19 is a global problem, requires global solution, reiterates PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated that Covid-19 pandemic is a global problem that requires a global solution, urging the developed world to "put their minds together"...

    Addressing the event via video link, Imran said that when Pakistan imposed lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus, everything came to standstill, as it did in most economies of the world...

  • Sindh, ADB discuss partnership in future development schemes

    , enhancing public private partnership (PPP), Sindh roads improvement project and Sindh cities improvement programme at a total cost of Rs11...

    ”The ADB VP agreed with the chief minister that Karachi needed a latest desalination plant to meet water requirements of the city and appreciated the beginning of K-IV bulk water project but said even then Karachi needed extra water for residential and commercial purposes...

  • Toyota, Suzuki eye partnership as industry consolidates

    TOKYO: Toyota and Suzuki said Wednesday they are holding talks about a possible partnership to handle “unprecedented” changes in the global auto industry, as Japan's vehicle sector sees a wave of consolidation...

    Toyota, the world's biggest automaker, and small car specialist Suzuki did not announce details but suggested any partnership could focus on new safety and environmental technologies...

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