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EU-Pakistan Business Forum-2021 held

Forum to provide EU and Pakistani businesses opportunities to become engines of development and partnership contribution to enhancing bilateral trade Nazir Siyal KARACHI: The speakers at EU-Pakistan Business Forum-2021 held here at a local hotel highlighted on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) importance and their role in value addition. They informed participants about how SMEs could benefit from the EU’s GSP+ (General System of Preferences Plus) scheme, providing two-thirds of tariff lines duty-free access to the EU market with the rest on preferential duties. The objective of the forum was to provideRead More

Rahul Dravid seeks right recipe for global success

MUMBAI: India must strike a balance between trying to win every match and building a side that can be successful in future global cricket events, new head coach Rahul Dravid said on Tuesday. Success in International Cricket Council events has eluded India in recent years and the team failed to reach the semi-finals of the recently concluded Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The tournament marked the end of Ravi Shastri’s tenure as India’s head coach, while Virat Kohli also stepped down from leading the sideRead More

Border clash leaves several Azerbaijani soldiers martyred- defense ministry

BAKU, NOV 17: At least seven Azerbaijani soldiers were “martyred during combat operations” on the Armenian border on Tuesday, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry has said. In a statement on Wednesday, the ministry said 10 other soldiers were also injured during the operations. “The situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian state border has stabilized since the evening of November 16,” the statement read. “The provocation and military adventurism committed by Armenia on the state border completely failed …” Earlier, the ministry said Armenian forces carried out “large-scale provocations” against Azerbaijani army check posts inRead More

Ambassador Aftab Ahmad meets President Austrian National Council

ISLAMABAD, NOV 17 /DNA/ – Ambassador of Pakistan to Austria, Aftab Ahmad Khokher, met Mr. Wolfgang Sobotka, President of the Austrian National Council today. They discussed all issues of mutual importance including situation in Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir and bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, trade and parliamentary exchanges.Wolfgang Sobotka recognised importance of bilateral relations with Pakistan. Ambassador Khokher urged him to play his role for further strengthening the relationship. President Sobotka also recognized the importance of interactions between parliamentarians of the two countries. In this regard, he expressedRead More

Razzak Dawood, Ambassador Belarus welcomes agreement signed at ITIF

By Nazir H Siyal KARACHI: Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile and Industry, Razzak Dawood along with H.E  Mr. Andrei Metelitsa, the Ambassador Republic of Belarus inaugurated Belarus-Pakistan Business Forum here on Wednesday.Advisor to Prime Prime Minister has said the agreement signed with Belarus at the International Trade and Industrial Fair (ITIF) was of utmost importance, which would promote advanced education in the country.On the second day of the event,  Lakhani’s University signed three agreements with institutions in Belarus. Razzak Dawood said Afghanistan’s regional connectivity would increase in aRead More

Senior British official Matthew Rycroft visits Pakistan, affirms Pak-UK ties

ISLAMABAD, NOV 17 /DNA/ – The most senior official in the UK Home Office, Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft is visiting Pakistan on a two-day tour to discuss shared priorities and future cooperation to affirm Pak-UK ties. UK and Pakistan have a long and shared history that is bolstered by the 1.6 million Pakistani diaspora in the UK that is at the heart of the relationship between the two countries. It is these people to people ties that makes Pakistan a particularly important partner for the UK Home Office. “These tiesRead More