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  • BRI conference held in Ottawa

    December 16, 2018 12:00 AM 18

    The conference was meant to focus on economic, diplomatic and human impacts as well as opportunities for Canada to achieve trade diversification and tap the vast Asia Pacific market, according to the conference organisers. Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye delivered a keynote speech to elaborate the core connotations of the BRI, introduced in detail its achievements

  • PTA chief elected SATRC chair

    December 16, 2018 12:00 AM 15

    ISLAMABAD: The Asia-Pacific Tele-community (APT) has unanimously elected Muhammad Naveed, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), as Chairman of South Asian Telecom Regulators Council (SATRC), a statement said on Saturday. The election, the statement said, took place during a three-day 19th Meeting of the SATRC, organised by the PTA in collaboration

  • ‘Pakistan to improve HR skills’

    December 15, 2018 12:00 AM 17

    ISLAMABAD: Zulfi Bukhari, special assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said the government of Pakistan is working on increasing skills among youth to improve their employment opportunities both locally and internationally. He was speaking at the Toyota Technical Education Program Career Day at Construction

  • ‘Sin tax’ expected to generate Rs50bln

    December 15, 2018 12:00 AM 16

    KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is expected to ring up additional Rs50 billion in revenue from the proposed ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes and beverages, well-placed sources said on Friday. The government planned to impose Rs10 on each 20-packet of cigarettes and Re1 on a beverage bottle. The government intended to utilise the money obtained from ‘sin tax’ for health

  • Ogra cuts RLNG prices

    December 15, 2018 12:00 AM 23

    ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) brought prices of re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) down by more than three percent for December over the previous month, as oil prices are falling in the international market. Ogra announced the monthly prices of RLNG for consumers of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern

  • PTCL upgrades services in Multan

    December 14, 2018 12:00 AM 17

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has upgraded Gulgasht and New Multan exchanges through its network transformation project (NTP), a statement said on Thursday. Under the project, PTCL has planned to transform 100 exchanges across Pakistan, of which 53 had already been upgraded. The new and improved network enables customers

  • PGP terminal running above capacity

    December 13, 2018 12:00 AM 18

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Gas Port (PGP) is operating beyond its contracted capacity by dispatching 650mmscfd of regasified LNG to the Sui pipeline system, a statement said on Wednesday. Under a 15-year agreement, the Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited (PLTL) has contracted out the processing of 600mmscfd of imported LNG to the PGP Terminal. However, PGP, through

  • Port Qasim plans to deepen channel for energy cargos

    December 12, 2018 12:00 AM 20

    KARACHI: The Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has planned improvement and deepening of the alternative channel to accommodate upcoming oil, gas and bulk terminals, PQA Chairman Asad Chandna said. “We are conducting studies at the moment, and you will start seeing progress in six months,” he said while talking to journalists on Tuesday. He said the economy

  • Zong 4G partners with Careem

    December 11, 2018 12:00 AM 17

    ISLAMABAD: Zong 4G has entered into a strategic alliance with Careem to provide voice and data services for Careem captains, a statement said. The deal was signed in the presence of Zong 4G Acting Chief Commercial Officer Moied Javeed and Careem Managing Director Junaid Iqbal, along with the management of both companies. The strategic alliance would

  • IMC pledges Rs100mln to dams' fund

    December 11, 2018 12:00 AM 16

    KARACHI: Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC) has pledged Rs100 million to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister’s Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund to contribute to the country’s efforts to achieve long-term water security, a statement said on Monday. The handout said Ali S. Habib, chairman IMC, and Ali Asghar Jamali, chief executive officer