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PM directs early completion of all development projects in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD -UNS -Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed to complete all development projects in Gwadar at the earliest. He was speaking at a briefing about development projects in Gwadar on Wednesday. He said the government will allocate an ample amount in the upcoming budget …

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KSA to boost ‘decent and proper’ jobs for women

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is aiming for a major boost in female employment in the kingdom but women need not go to an office, the labour ministry said. “Telework” and work from home will generate up to 141,000 jobs by 2020, providing “decent and proper” employment …

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SBP spells out steps to check money laundering through banking channels

KARACH I -UNS: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Monday spelled out a number of steps to minimise money laundering through banking channels, and advised banks to monitor transaction patterns of customers and report suspicious activities. SBP Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra addressed CEOs of commercial …

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Govt launches first ever registered premium prize bond

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar inaugurated the bond at a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said Pakistan is treading on the path of progress at a fast pace. He said eighty million rupees is the first prize …

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CDWP approves 17 projects of worth 99.4 billion

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Central Development Working Party( CDWP) approved various significant projects under transport and communication sector, energy, water resources, physical planning and agriculture & food. Overall, the CDWP approved 17 projects of worth Rs 99.4 billion, including five projects costing Rs 93 billion, …

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Swiss Authorities ready to give details of Pakistani accounts: Dar

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD:The Swiss authorities have agreed to provide information about Pakistani accounts in Swiss banks, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said in a policy statement in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Swiss authorities have consented to sign an agreement on our conditions, Dar said …

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China cuts growth target to 6.5% this year : Li Keqiang

BEIJING -UNS – The Chinese growth target for this year has been cut to around 6.5%, down from 6.5 to 7% last year, Premier Li Keqiang has announced.He was addressing the parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), which has gathered in Beijing for its annual session. …

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Pakistan, Turkey expected to sign FTA in May 2017

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in May this year. According to officials, the agreement will enhance bilateral trade between the two countries. Both sides will share provisional list in the coming round of dialogue for reaching …

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ECO leaders reiterate resolve for regional peace,economic integration

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The Economic Cooperation Organization leaders have reiterated their political will and strong commitment for economic development, common prosperity, regional integration and peace and stability in the ECO Region. A declaration issued after the 13th ECO Summit held in Islamabad on …

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Trade, transport, energy core areas of ECO, says Halil Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The 13th Economic Cooperation Organization  Secretary General Halil Ibrahim congratulated Prime Minister on his election as Chairman of the Summit and hoped that under his able leadership, the ECO will make further progress. He said the Summit is of prime importance for …

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