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  • ‘HRD top priority for govt’

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, Special Assistant to Prime Minister has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to focus on development of human resource in the country as a priority. Bukhari, who is also Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, was Chief Guest at the Employers of the Year Award Ceremony

  • Pakistan, Thailand must enhance trade

    November 28, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Thailand and Pakistan should take targeted steps, including exchange of information, business delegations, and visits to explore the markets for sales and purchase of both Thai and Pakistani goods and services, Consul General of Thailand in Karachi Thatree Chauvachata has said. Talking to journalists at a dinner reception hosted by Avari Group

  • Extension in returns filing date sought

    November 28, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has asked federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer to issue directives to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to extend the last date for filing income tax returns up to December 31, 2018, a statement said on Tuesday. In a letter sent to the finance minister, the KCCI president said trade and business

  • ‘Govt giving priority to SMEs’

    November 28, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: The government is giving top priority to the development of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which would help create employment opportunities and curb poverty in the country, a government official said on Tuesday. Speaking at the inaugural session of third SME conference, organised by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority

  • SAI demands funds for infrastructure

    November 27, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The SITE Association of Industry (SAI) has urged the Sindh government to immediately release Rs3 billion for the infrastructure development of SITE industrial zone for the survival of over 3,600 industrial units in the area, a statement said on Monday. Talking to newsmen, SITE Association President Saleem Parekh said that the road and sewerage

  • SMEDA to hold conference

    November 27, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) will hold a two-day third SME conference at Al-Hamra Hall in Lahore from November 27. A spokesman for the association said the upcoming SME conference will look into various facets of SME development and entrepreneurship. The second day of the conference will especially focus on one of the most critical

  • IFC to help dairy development

    November 27, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    KARACHI: Engro Foods, a subsidiary of a Dutch dairy cooperative Royal Friesland Campina, signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Finance Corporation to jointly develop the country’s dairy industry. The agreement was signed last month, according to a statement. Tania Lozansky, senior manager for manufacturing, agribusiness and services

  • HBL offers personal loans through app

    November 27, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: HBL, the largest bank of Pakistan, has become the first bank in the country to offer instant personal loan through its mobile application, a statement said on Monday. HBL Aamir Kureshi Global Consumer Banking Head said, “HBL is pleased to give unparalleled convenience to its customers by digitising loan approval and disbursal. The entire process

  • Byco’s profit falls 76pc in Q1

    November 27, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    KARACHI: Byco Petroleum (Byco) on Monday reported a 76 percent fall in its profit to Rs240.984 million for the first quarter ended September, translating into earnings per share (EPS) of Re0.05, a bourse filing said on Monday. Byco earned Rs1.018 billion with EPS of Re0.19 in the corresponding period a year earlier. The company didn’t announce any dividend

  • Engro Polymer co-hosts meeting

    November 25, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Engro Polymer and Chemicals (EPCL) co-hosted the first CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety) regional meeting in Pakistan, a statement said. Over 40 companies and educational institutions from across the country graced the meeting with their presence, it added. The conference also hosted organisations from Germany, Japan, US and South Africa