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Thursday, November 11th, 2021


HEC Launches Online Facility for Equivalence of Local Degrees

Islamabad, November 11, 2021: The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan has launched online facility for equivalence of degrees awarded by Pakistani universities and degree awarding institutions to facilitate the graduates. This is a completely paperless system, and the applicants will no longer be required to visit HEC offices or send their documents to HEC for equivalence of their qualifications. They can apply from their homes by creating online profile at ‘’ and upload HEC attested educational documents from Bachelor’s onwards along with paid fee challan. The applications will be processedRead More

Engagement with Afghanistan should be enhanced for multiple reasons: FM

Islamabad, 11 Nov 2021 : Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the engagement with Afghanistan must not only continue but should be enhanced for multiple reasons. Addressing a Troika Plus Meeting in Islamabad on Thursday, he said nobody wishes to see a relapse into civil war; no one wants an economic collapse that will spur instability; everyone wants terrorist elements operating inside Afghanistan to be tackled effectively and; we all want to prevent a new refugee crisis. The Minister said all of us have common concerns related to Afghanistan andRead More

Kazakhstan Envoy for bolstering bilateral trade with Pakistan

Islamabad, 11 Nov 2021 : H.E. Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of Kazakhstan said that his country was eager to bolster bilateral trade with Pakistan as increasing trade cooperation between the two countries would be helpful for the entire Central Asian Region. He said this while addressing the business community during his visit to Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI). He said that the current level of economic cooperation between Kazakhstan and Pakistan was much below their potential and called for enhancing B2B contacts between the private sectors of both countriesRead More

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2021-22

Karachi, 11 November 2021: The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for its 2021-22 financial year. Group revenue was AED 24.7 billion (US$ 6.7 billion) for the first six months of 2021-22, up 81% from AED 13.7 billion (US$ 3.7 billion) during the same period last year. This strong revenue recovery was underpinned by the easing of travel restrictions worldwide and the corresponding increase in demand for air transport as countries progressed their COVID-19 vaccination programmes. The Group is reporting a 2021-22 half-year net loss of AED 5.7 billionRead More

Pakistan’s accession to INBAR

BEIJING, 11 November  2021: Pakistan’s accession to the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) was officially welcomed as the 48th member of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) in an impressive flag-raising ceremony held at INBAR’s Headquarters in Beijing today. According to Gwadar Pro on Thursday, the event was attended by Prof. Jiang Zehui, Co-Chair, INBAR Board of Trustees, Mr Ali Mchumo, Director-General INBAR, Ambassador Martin Mpana, Ambassador of Cameroon and current Chair of INBAR Council, Ambassadors and senior diplomats of INBAR member states, and senior officials of theRead More

Xiaomi to start local assembling in Pakistan next month

Beijing, 11 Nov 2021: In order to improve competitiveness, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is planning to join hands with its local partners to produce locally assembled mobile phones in Pakistan, according to Gwadar Pro.  “We plan to begin local assembling from December 2021 onwards,” Mr Peter Chai, Xiaomi National Representative in Pakistan revealed to Gwadar Pro in a recent interview. After the new MDM (Mobile Device Manufacturing) Policy was approved, many companies started taking interest in acquiring assembling licenses. Such localisation would eventually transfer technology on the local level andRead More