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  • Singer Pakistan overseas parent quits

    THOUGH operating as quietly as a private company, Singer Pakistan Limited came into the public glare on Jan 21 this year when its parent based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands — that held the majority stake in the company — announced that it was selling its entire holding...

    The company explained in a filing on the stock exchange that its divestment was a policy decision of Singer Asia Limited, indicating its departure was not...

  • Pakistan to open schools in Gulf countries for overseas children

    Pakistani schools would be set up in Gulf countries to help provide affordable education for children of the overseas Pakistani community, Barrister Amjad Malik, the head of the board of governors of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), told APP on Sunday...

    He said that the government launched various welfare programmes for overseas Pakistanis...

  • Pakistan’s wild-card entrants announced for Rio Games

    ISLAMABAD: Two London-based swimmers Lianna Swan and Harris Bandey apart from five other athletes will represent Pakistan in the Rio Games...

    The two swimmers, as per the Pakistan Swimming Federation (PSF), have been selected purely on merit with their performance in the 16th World Championship held in Kazan, Russia, which was also an Olympic qualification round, being in the spotlight for their selection...

  • Kerry breaks leg in bike crash, ends overseas trip

    Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, US State Department spokesman John Kirby said...

    The Dauphine Libere, a local newspaper, said Kerry fell near the beginning of his ride to the famed mountain pass called the Col de la Colombiere, which has been a route for the Tour de France more than a dozen times...

  • Overseas Pakistani doctors willing to join LRH

    These doctors have been working in institutions of high repute in UK, the US and other countries but they want to serve their own people due to which they have applied for the vacant positions...

    “The Pakistani doctors, who have applied for jobs at LRH, could also be posted at Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar and Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad, the other MTI-covered hospitals to improve patients’...

  • Overseas banks’ lending to Greece plunges

    The Bank for International Sett­lements said cross-border Lending to Greek companies, banks, individuals and other entities had dropped to $45...

    Greece this month agreed to enact tough reforms in return for urgently needed loans after months of wrangling over how to keep its almost bankrupt economy afloat and stave off the collapse of its banks...

  • One-window counters for overseas Pakistanis planned at airports

    ISLAMABAD: The government is considering to set up one-window counters at major airports in the country to readdress complaints of overseas Pakistanis...

    The Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) is likely to approve the proposal of establishing the counters at a meeting of its board of directors on Thursday (today)...

  • Nearly 60 per cent of Americans back drone strikes overseas: Pew survey

    NEW YORK: Nearly 60 per cent of Americans approve of drone strikes that target extremists in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen despite concerns that they endanger innocent civilians, a new poll found Thursday...

    Support for drone strikes crosses party lines, although Republicans, at 74 per cent, are more likely than Democrats, at 52 per cent, to favor the use of drones to target extremists, the poll found...

  • Woes of overseas Pakistanis

    ISLAMABAD: When Pakistani expatriate Kamran Ghafoor, living in the United Kingdom, purchased a plot in picturesque D-12 sector in 2011, he had plans to build a house for the family...

    After the purchase he returned to Pakistan in 2013...

  • India whip SL to complete first overseas sweep

    Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in their follow-on at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium...

    We have an opportunity to play together for five-six years with this whole bunch and this really excites us,” he added...

  • Overseas voters kick off crucial French presidential election

    PARIS: French overseas territories and residents in some US states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape...

    The first round will send two of 11 candidates into a run-off vote in two weeks time to pick a new president for France, a core member of the European Union and the Nato alliance, a permanent member of...

  • China sends troops to Djibouti for running its first overseas base

    BEIJING: Ships carrying personnel for China’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China’s rapidly modernising military extends its global reach...

    It will be China’s first overseas naval base, though Beijing officially describes it as a logistics facility...

  • Gen Bajwa lauds role of overseas Pakistanis in country's progress

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday lauded the role of overseas Pakistanis play in helping the country progress, a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

    Gen Bajwa, who is on an official visit to the United Kingdom, was speaking at a reception hosted by the Pakistan High Commission in UK in his honour...

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