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  • The ‘curse’ of the Kohinoor

    KARACHI: The story of the Kohinoor, arguably the world’s most famous, and in some respects controversial, diamond has more than a couple of versions...

    The book titled Kohinoor — The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand that was launched at a local hotel on Wednesday evening, seeks to provide an authentic account of the diamond’s history and how it landed in England...

  • The Kohinoor – a symbol of power through the ages

    ISLAMABAD: Symbols were a recurring theme at the launch of William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s book, Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond...

    This was something Mr Dalrymple touched on indirectly when he recounted the time the Kohinoor spent in the hands of the Mughals...

  • Living Colours: ‘A clear history of the Kohinoor was needed’

    Anita Anand is a journalist and author based in the UK whose works include Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary and Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond, co-authored with Scottish historian and writer William Dalrymple...

    Ms Anand was in Islamabad to launch Kohinoor, where Dawn caught up with her to discuss the book...

  • PEL, Kohinoor debarred from WB-funded project

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has announced on Friday the debarment of Pak-Elektron Ltd (PEL), its affiliates PEL Marketing (Pvt) Ltd and Kohinoor Power Company Ltd, and its former general manager for 33 months...

    The decision was taken after the company was found engaged in collusive practices during bidding on contracts under the World Bank-financed electricity distribution and transmission improvement project in Pakistan...

  • Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan in venture with textile group Nishat Mills

    Hyundai Motor Company plans to set up a car assembly plant in Pakistan in a joint venture with local textile firm Nishat Mills, an official from Nishat said on Friday...

    Hyundai's return to Pakistan will boost the government's efforts to shake up the Japanese-dominated car market and loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda and Suzuki, who assemble cars in Pakistan with local partners...

  • Rising cost hastens textile mills shutdown: Aptma

    KARACHI: Around 110 textile mills have shut down owing to high cost of doing business, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) said on Tuesday...

    In a statement, Aptma Chairman Tariq Saud cited the cost of electricity that was the highest in Pakistan at 14 US cents per unit against average 9 cents in the region...

  • Recovery of new surcharges from textile mills stayed

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has stayed the recovery of the recently imposed tariff rationalisation surcharge and financial cost surcharge by the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) from four textile mills in the province...

    The petitions are filed by Royal Textile Mills, Sarhad Textile Mills, AJ Textile Mills and Kohat Textile Mills...

  • Aptma decides to shut textile mills

    LAHORE: The Chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, Mr S...

    Tanveer, said on Sunday that the association had decided to ‘voluntarily’ close down the textile industry because of the losses it had been suffering...

  • Textile mills want duty-free cotton imports

    LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) on Thursday urged the government to immediately remove 4 per cent customs duty and 5pc sales tax on cotton imports to help the spinning industry stay competitive...

    On the other hand, the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) has sought immediate removal of 10pc regulatory duty, customs duty and other taxes on the import of yarn form all...

  • 100 textile mills ‘ready’ for closure

    LAHORE: Hundred textile mills of Punjab have written to the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) to close their units if the federal government fails to address non-viability of the industry and restore its competitiveness...

    Aptma will call a conference of stakeholders of the entire textile chain, including value-added sector, this month to evolve a joint protest strategy...

  • Textile mills defer strike for a month

    LAHORE: All-Pakistan Textile Mills Association chairman S...

    He said the standing committee on textile had also endorsed the viewpoint of the textile industry when the latter made a presentation on industry issues...

  • PHC stops FBR from acting against textile mills

    PESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench has stopped the Federal Board of Revenue from acting against three textile mills, which have challenged the retrospective application of reduction in tax credit from 10 percent to five percent for industrial units, which had made investment for modernisation and expansion...

    Justice Ahmad Ali also directed the three textile mills be allowed to submit their returns manually or by...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan's once-booming textile industry struggles to bounce back

    As Pakistan slowly emerges from a long-term power crisis, its once booming textile sector is scrambling to find its feet ? but high energy costs and a decade lost to competitors mean recovery is far from assured...

    The result was crippling for manufacturers and in particular the textile sector, which employs 30 per cent of the working population...

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