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  • 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 to attend CIIE in Nov

    During a pre-departure briefing on Monday, country head and CEO of Bank of China (BoC) Pakistan Operations, Dr Li Tao highlighted the significance of the event...

    Pakistan is invited as a guest of honour to the event...

  • Queen of Netherlands to visit Pakistan from Nov 25-27

    Queen Maxima of the Netherlands is scheduled to visit Pakistan from November 25-27 in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary General's Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for inclusive finance for development, the Foreign Office (FO) announced on Sunday...

    Queen Maxima will also attend the launch of the 'Micro Payment Gateway', which the FO described as "an initiative of the State Bank of Pakistan aimed at reducing the costs of small...

  • Why a public holiday on Holi isn’t enough

    The adoption of a resolution in the National Assembly proposing public holidays on Diwali, Easter, and Holi in Pakistan has been met with much enthusiasm among our progressive citizens...

    One hopes not to dampen our spirits too much, but among a list of concerns about the well-being of minorities in Pakistan, how significant is the need for public holidays on Holi and Easter?2016 has been a good year for Pakistan:Sharmeen Obaid...

  • Easter declared national holiday for Christians

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the country’s history, the government has announced a nationwide optional holiday for Christians on the occasion of Easter Monday, on April 17...

    The interior ministry on Friday announced: “On special instructions of the Prime Minister, Monday will be an optional holiday across the country for the Christian community on account of Easter...

  • Government announces three-day holiday for Eidul Fitr

    The interior ministry on Wednesday announced a three-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr for government organisations, semi-government organisations, banks and educational institutions...

    Federal government employees, who have both Saturday and Sunday off on weekends, will enjoy a five-day holiday on Eid...

  • Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria

    BEIRUT: Air strikes killed 23 people at a holiday spot in northwestern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the last day of a 72-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian army...

    The dead and injured had come from towns around the province to enjoy the Eid holiday weekend, witnesses and the Observatory said...

  • Drones and phones to tackle Indonesian holiday road chaos

    JAKARTA: From drones to smartphone apps, Indonesia is harnessing technology to tackle traffic chaos during the annual mass exodus before the Eid holiday, when the potholed roads of overpopulated Java become clogged with millions of slow-moving cars and crashes are frequent...

    It will face stiff competition from a series of specialised “mudik” apps launched in time for the annual holiday, with technology companies seeking to capitalise...

  • Vientiane temple offers not holiday but lessons in life

    YOUNG boys spend their school holidays as novice monks in a Lao temple to learn about Buddhism...

    The chanting of more than 200 voices could be heard at Dongmakkhai forest temple as a group of young novices came together to pray as part of the annual Khoumhou Khou Khounnatha project recently
  • Volcano shuts major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

    SURABAYA: Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia's second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were travelling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid...

    The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, days after the airport on the nearby holiday island of Bali was closed by ash from the same volcano, stranding thousands of...

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