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  • Pak-China business council to be formed: Khusro

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar on Friday said that the government was considering to establish a Pak-China business council to promote private sector role in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    Addressing the CPEC Forum, organised by Zalmi Foundation in collaboration with Embassy of China, the minister said relations between the two countries span over more than seven decades...

  • US companies keen to invest in Pakistan: American Business Council survey

    KARACHI: A large number of US companies have plans to invest in Pakistan, with almost 95 per cent participants of American Business Council (ABC) ‘perception survey’ optimistic about long-term economic and operating environment in the country...

    Over 40pc of the respondents indicated that the perception of Pakistan improved in 2016-17, compared to 6pc from the year before...

  • 'Business as usual with Pakistan now over,' warns US National Security Council spokesman

    With a tougher regional policy announced by the United States (US) on Tuesday, National Security Council (NSC) Spokesperson Michael Anton warned Pakistan that it is "on notice from this president, from this administration", Politico reported...

    Anton, speaking to reporters on a conference call, was quoted by Politico as saying that "business as usual [with Pakistan] as it has been up to now is over", and that the US could impose...

  • Make job creation a cornerstone of CPEC: Pakistan Business Council

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has urged economic managers to ensure that the existing industry is not undermined by special economic zones (SEZs) being set up under the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC)...

    In a document titled Age­nda for the Economy released on Wednesday, the policy advocacy platform comprising the country’s prominent private sector businesses called for making net job creation and correcting...

  • Pakistan Business Council proposes 200bps rate cut

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has called upon the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) to cut policy rate by 200 basis points to help reduce business costs in the wake of economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic...

    To make a meaningful impact on business cost, a 200bps immediate reduction is necessary...

  • Tesla removes 'autopilot' from China website after Beijing crash

    SHANGHAI: Tesla removed the word “autopilot” and a Chinese term for “self-driving” from its China website after a driver in Beijing who crashed in “autopilot” mode complained that the car maker overplayed the function's capability and misled buyers...

    It was the first known such crash in China, though it follows a fatal accident in Florida earlier this year that put pressure on the auto executives and regulators to tighten rules for...

  • China Communist paper website's chief editor investigated for bribery

    BEIJING: The editor-in-chief of one of China's most prominent official media websites is being investigated for suspected bribe-taking, prosecutors said Friday, amid a high-profile anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping...

    Prosecutors in Henan were probing Liao Hong, the chief editor and vice chairman of the People's Daily Online, and board member Chen Zhixia, the Supreme People's Procuratorate said in a one-line notice on...

  • Satire website Khabaristan Times blocked in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Readers of the satire website Khabaristan Times were informed in a Facebook post on Monday that the website had been blocked in Pakistan since Wednesday (Jan 25)...

    there hasn’t been an official notification from any regulatory authority regarding the website being banned, but it can’t be accessed anywhere in Pakistan...

  • Nadra website 'temporarily affected' due to interest in Naya Pakistan Housing Programme: spokesperson

    National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Spokesperson Faiq Ali on Thursday claimed that around 200,000 people from 174 countries had simultaneously accessed its website as soon as the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme was launched on Nadra's website...

    The spokesperson also claimed that 62,000 registration forms for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme were downloaded in the first hour alone...

  • Website review: Knoword

    So here is Knoword — a website which helps exercise your analytical skills, improves your typing speed and enforces proper spelling habits...

    Knoword is not only a fun and great website to while away time, but it is also a fantastic way to keep your mind in tip top condition...

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