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  • Numl to set up centre in China

    ISLAMABAD: National University of Modern Languages (Numl) on Friday signed an agreement with top Chinese university for establishing international centre in China...

    A spokesman for Numl on Wednesday said that Numl and Xingjiang Normal University signed an agreement, in which both universities would cooperate to set new standards in higher education...

  • NUML to teach Chinese to Baloch people, Balochi to Chinese nationals

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will set up a campus in Gwadar primarily to teach Chin­ese language to the people of Balo­chistan and Balochi language to Chinese nationals...

    According to a senior official of the presidency, President Mamnoon Hussain has given directives to the NUML administration for establishing a campus in Gwadar to keep the people of the area abreast of the future needs and...

  • Numl runs higher degree courses without professors

    ISLAMABAD: The National University of Modern Languages (Numl), which offers a number of courses from bachelor to the PhD level, has only two professors and most of its departments are headed by army officials or retired employees...

    But Numl has no professor in the departments of education, international relations, peace and conflict studies, governance and public policy, Pakistan studies, economics and management sciences...

  • Numl awards first ever MPhil degree in Hindi

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a Pakistani university has awarded an MPhil degree in Hindi...

    Military-run National University of Modern Languages (Numl) has become the first Pakistani university to award the degree...

  • Real estate trumps water in Islamabad

    Haider lives in the G10 residential district of Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad — and like many households in the city, his only gets water from the mains three to four hours a day...

    Ahmed Ali, a resident of Gawalmandi in Islamabad’s twin city Rawalpindi — around 13 kilometres south of Islamabad’s centre — faces similar problems...

  • ICCI for rationalising taxes on real estate

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Tuesday urged the government to rationalise taxes on real estate sector that will help in boosting the economy...

    Addressing a delegation of Islamabad Real Estate Agents Association, ICCI president Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said the government should give preferential treatment to real estate sector which has the potential to speed up the growth of economy...

  • Real estate indices for equal risk sharing

    Late last month, the issue came under the spotlight at a workshop on ‘application of real estate indices in Islamic financial institutions’ organised by the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Finance, IBA in Karachi...

    The workshop was conducted by Dr Sheharyar Bokhari, a PhD in real estate and urban studies and a researcher at MIT Centre for Real Estate...

  • Success eludes NA panel probing $8bn investment by Pakistanis in UAE real estate

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel probing around $8 billion investments in real estate by Pakistanis in Dubai has witnessed deadlock leading to serious arguments among its members amid lack of cooperation by government departments...

    The sub-committee was set up after Mr Umar pointed out that the Dubai Land Authority had issued a press statement highlighting that in the past four years Pakistanis had invested around $8bn in the real...

  • Retail investors’ access to real estate business

    Pakistan's first real estate investment trust’s initial public offering by the Arif Habib Group in partnership with the Dolmen Group is expected to bring the so far capital-intensive real estate investments within the reach of retail investors...

    These investments would be highly liquid, as the shares of the REIT would be traded on the Karachi Stock Exchange The investors would expect to get not only decent dividends, based on rental...

  • WeWork co-working spaces disrupt office and real estate market

    WeWork, with a whopping valuation by investors of $20 billion, has taken the lead in the co-working space and in the process is disrupting the office and real estate market...

    “They don't want to be a real estate company because real estate's old and boring, whereas they want to be new and hip,” King said...

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