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Saturday, January 12th, 2019

 

Saudi commercial Attaché sees off Pak business delegation to Jeddah

Saudi commercial Attaché sees off Pak business delegation to Jeddah

ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – The Commercial Attaché of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan  bid farewell to the delegation of Pakistani businessmen participating in the meetings of the Saudi-Pakistani trade mission held in Jeddah under the auspices of the Saudi Export Development Authority. He was seen off at the Islamabad International Airport by the Saudi Trade Attaché in Pakistan, Mr. Mohammad Ahmad Asiri and members of the office A total of 65 Saudi companies and 35 Pakistani companies are interested in importing Saudi products in the food and building materialsRead More


Saudi energy minister’s visit seeks to reinforce brotherly ties between Saudi Arabia, Pakistan

Saudi energy minister's visit seeks to reinforce brotherly ties between Saudi Arabia, Pakistan

GWADAR, JAN 12 (DNA) – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy and Industry, Khalid Al-Falih visited the Gwadar port on Saturday. The dignified guest was welcomed on arrival in Pakistan by Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister of State for Port & Shipping Ali Zaidi and the Deputy Ambassador of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Habibullah Bukhari. The aim of the visit is to reinforce the affiliation between both the brother countries, deliberating the definitive approaches of reconciliation memorandums for investment in theRead More


Peshawar BRT project started to crumble before its completion

Peshawar BRT project started to crumble before its completion

PESHAWAR, JAN 12 (DNA):  Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project has been left in a dilapidated condition well before its completion as cracks in walls of its bridges could be observed near several underpasses due to substandard material, improper maintenance and poor feasibility study of the project. Reportedly, cost of the project started in October 2017 was evaluated at Rs 49 billion with a timeline of 6 months, however, the cost has escalated to Rs70 billion with a delay of 6 months. Meanwhile, residents of the area fear that theRead More


PTI govt has failed to deliver: PML-N leaders

PTI govt has failed to deliver: PML-N leaders

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12 (DNA):  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders on Saturday maintained that the ruling party has failed to perform in its first five months. The press conference was held by former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb and former finance minister Miftah Ismail. While lashing out at the government, Abbasi said that the country’s economy is facing serious threats as the record of loan receiving has been broken by the present government. “The government does not possess any potential, ability or hard work. The ministers doRead More


Saudi Minister visits Gwadar to inspect refinery site

Saudi Minister visits Gwadar to inspect refinery site

GWADAR, Jan 12 (DNA): A Saudi delegation headed by Saudi Minister for Energy, Industry and Minerals Khalid Abdul Aziz D. Al Falih arrived in Gwadar on Saturday to inspect the land allocated for a proposed oil refinery. On his arrival in Gwadar, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan welcomed him. Speaking on the occasion, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have distinctive relationship. He said the state-of-the-art oil refinery is the biggest investment project of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan. He added that during the upcoming visit of Saudi crownRead More


Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees: report

Ivanka Trump among possible World Bank nominees: report

WASHIGNTON, JAN 12 (DNA) – Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. Kim abruptly announced Monday he was cutting short his tenure as the bank’s president more than three years before his second term was due to end. In addition to Trump and Haley, who stepped down as US Ambassador to the United Nations last month, other names being floated include Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass andRead More