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    Industrial Development In Pakistan Past 5 Years

  • Documentary on industrial development screened

    ISLAMABAD: A documentary screened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Friday explored the past, present and future of industrial development...

    Building Lives and Factories focused particularly on the implications of the of the fourth industrial revolution, and its screening was organised by the United Nations Information Centre as part of the PNCA’s UN Cinema programme...

  • Five years on RYK industrial estate yet to be completed

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: The Rahim Yar Khan Industrial Estate (RYKIE) has not been completed despite a delay of five years...

    Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had in 2011 inaugurated the Rs2 billion project at Chak 5-NP on the national highway near Sadiqabad for the establishment of an industrial zone on 456 acres in southern Punjab...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • China finds Pakistan open for business at first industrial fair

    LAHORE: “Chinese companies are considering shifting their industrial units to Pakistan,” said Federal Minister for Commerce and Textile Pervaiz Malik on Saturday...

    The three-day expo has attracted participation of as many as 200 Chinese businesspersons, representing several industrial units manufacturing electrical, mechanical and other sorts of machinery, including electric automobiles...

  • Pakistan's military industrial base is better than India's: Gen Sarath Chand

    Pakistan's military industrial base is "better" than India's, said India's Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lieutenant General Sarath Chand, as he "slammed" the performance of ordnance factories at home, Times of India reported...

    According to the Indian daily, Chand said on Tuesday that "Pakistan probably has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our country," adding that Pakistan exported more...

  • ‘Pakistan unprepared for Fourth Industrial Revolution’

    KARACHI: The country is unprepared for the challenges and opportunities offered by the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), speakers said at a summit that the women committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) organised with support from the World Bank Group on Thursday...

    The chief minister said the finance department’s allocation and disbursement were considered a state secret until a few years...

  • Virus-induced supply chain disruptions to hit industrial activity in Pakistan

    Since the outbreak, this is the first indigenous report prepared to analyse the possible impact of outbreak of coronavirus on Pakistan’s global trade with special emphasis on bilateral transactions with China...

    But in terms of readymade garments, orders have diverted from China to Pakistan which will result in improved export figures for US and EU in the coming months...

  • Past few years termed a ‘period of missed opportunities’ for Pakistan-India ties

    KARACHI: One of the main challenges facing Pakistan is the battle of ideas, a battle of narratives and think tanks are pivotal in this regard, said Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed while speaking at a conference organised by the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) on Wednesday...

    Senator Mushahid quoted the Quaid-i-Azam on the role and future of Pakistan, stating that it would “be the pivot of the world on which the...

  • 33 journalists killed in Pakistan in past six years: report

    ISLAMABAD: At least 33 journalists were murdered for their journalism work in Pakistan during the past six years, including seven in the past one year (November 2018 to October 2019) alone, according to Freedom Network...

    The new report titled ‘100% Impunity for Killers, 0% Justice for Pakistan’s Murdered Journalists: Crime and Punishment in Pakistan’s Journalism World’ issued a ‘Pakistan Impunity Scorecard’ which reveals frightening...

  • CPEC shifting gears to industrial parks

    KARACHI: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is about to shift gears and enter its next phase as the industrial working group on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is going to finalise its recommendations on Tuesday and decide which SEZ will begin first...

    Also read: CPEC SEZs: myth and realityThe CIECC is a state-owned consulting firm that will carry the final recommendations from its meetings in Pakistan back to the National...

  • Rain paralyses trade, industrial activities in Karachi

    KARACHI: The activities in almost all the trading and industrial hubs came to a standstill on Thursday as the metropolis was battered by heavy downpour...

    Almost all the 2,500 units in North Karachi’s industrial area remained shut while only three banks had operational branches in the area, according to North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry Chairman Akhtar Ismail...

  • Britain unveils new industrial strategy

    LONDON: The British government unveiled an industrial strategy focused on research and innovation on Monday, in an effort to boost poor productivity and to shield the economy from Brexit...

    Monday’s strategy re-iterates the government’s target of increasing investment in research and development from 1...

  • WB to help Punjab spur industrial growth

    LAHORE: The Punjab government in collaboration with the World Bank is leading a new initiative, Pro­gra­mme-for-Results (P4R), to promote industrial growth in the province by improving business environment and facilitating the development of industrial clusters...

    Presiding over an initial meeting with the World Bank Punjab-level jobs and competitiveness mission on Wednesday, Punjab’s planning and development department Chairman Irfan...

  • Five industrial estates to be set up in Fata

    PESHAWAR: The government has agreed to introduce reforms to pave way for industrial development through exemption of all taxes, ensuring round-the-clock provision of electricity in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, according to business leaders who are going to present a report to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Thursday...

    “The government has agreed to support the militancy-stricken tribal population by...

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