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Audits don’t get results, more a means of harassment: Zaidi

Announces no more multiple audits of one person

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July 6, 2019


May Day: ‘90% industrial units in Pakistan not implementing eight-hour shifts’

Ninety percent industrial units in Pakistan are not implementing eight-hour shifts or minimum wage, said speakers at a rally held to commemorate Labour Day in Karachi on Tuesday. National Trade Union Federation President Rafiq Baloch led the rally from Regal Chowk to Karachi Press Club. A large number of workers from different industries, including home-based…

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May 2, 2018


‘Ecomm Fest’ aims to spur online giants in Pakistan

KARACHI: Group-m, a media investment company, organized its ecommerce festival 2018 at Karachi’s DHA Golf City on Tuesday, extending a valuable opportunity to clients for investment in IT and other sectors. The event offered an optimally effective platform to online enterprise and media giants to help them explore more avenues for investment and create valuable…

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March 27, 2018


Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, an official said Thursday, as the kingdom pursues a program of social and economic reforms, according to Arab News. General Entertainment Authority (GEA) chief Ahmad bin Aqeel Al-Khatib said the money will come from both the government and the…

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February 22, 2018


Pakistan, Russia agree to forge long term partnership

SOCHI: Pakistan and Russian Federation Thursday agreed to forge a long term and multidimensional partnership between the two countries. It was agreed during a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Prime Minister of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Both the leaders expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory of bilateral relations and agreed to…

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December 1, 2017


PM Abbasi representing Pakistan at D-8 Summit in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be representing in the D-8 Summit which is being held in Istanbul on Friday (today).  The Istanbul Summit is expected to adopt a Declaration and a Plan of Action. Major areas of cooperation in D-8 Charter are Industry, Agriculture and Food Security, Energy, Trade, Transportation and Tourism. The…

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October 20, 2017


Italian fashion house Gucci to go fur-free in 2018, says CEO

NEWS DESK: Gucci will go fur-free next year and auction off all its remaining animal fur items, the Italian fashion house’s president and CEO Marco Bizzarri has announced, reported The Guardian. The changes will come into force with the brand’s spring-summer 2018 collection, Bizzarri said during a talk at the London College of Fashion. Gucci’s…

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October 16, 2017


E-Learning: Solution To Our Educational Woes

“Get out of tranquility and step in the practical life. Dedicate your faculties to seek improvement in every field to make the condition of people. It is only then we can be strong enough to counter threats to our nation and defeat our enemies.” Quaid-e Azam If we start discussing the problems that we face…

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October 3, 2017


Tourism in Pakistan Starting to Thrive: Bloomberg

After a sustained military security crack-down, Pakistan’s tourism industry is starting to thrive with annual arrivals more than tripling since 2013, Bloomberg, a leading business reporting network, reported. According to the report, tourists are now returning to areas such as the Swat Valley, a northern region known as the Switzerland of Pakistan that was controlled…

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September 28, 2017


Pakistani dark comedy Jeewan Hathi to release November 4th

KARACHI: The trailer of Pakistani film Jeewan Hathi was officially unveiled today in Karachi, by Matteela Films & Footprint Entertainment at an exclusive event with the cast of the movie along with the respective press and media. The movie is set to release across Pakistan on November 4th, 2016. According to the official press release,…

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October 1, 2016


Budget makes textile industry happy

As per new budget, textile machinery can be imported duty free. This incentive will encourage new investment in textile sector to increase exports. Watch this report…

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June 4, 2016


Agriculture to grow by 3.5%, industry by 7.7% in 2016-17

ISLAMABAD: The agriculture sector is set to grow by 3.5 per cent while the industrial sector by 7.7 per cent during the fiscal year 2016-17. According to budgetary documents released here on Friday, the agriculture sector is targeted to grow by 3.5 per cent on the basis of expected contributions of important crops (2.5 per…

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June 3, 2016


China industrial overcapacity damaging global economy

BEIJING: China’s overcapacity in heavy industries is wreaking “far-reaching” damage on the global economy, with steel production “completely untethered” from market demand, the European Union Chamber of Commerce of China said Monday. The Asian giant’s steel industry makes more than the next four largest producers combined — Japan, India, the US, and Russia — the…

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February 22, 2016


Drinkers toast brewing boom at British beer festival

LONDON: Drinkers raised a glass to the UK’s booming brewing scene on Tuesday as the Great British Beer Festival got under way. The number of British breweries is at its highest for 50 years, with 1,285 now in operation — 325 of which were serving up their finest ales at the festival, which transforms London’s…

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August 12, 2015


Air Chief visits 24 Air Division, Chengdu Aircraft Industry China

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF),  Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who is on a five-day official visit to China on Wednesday visited 24 Air Div at Tianjin, China. On his arrival, he was received by Senior Colonel Wang Hongyan, Commander 24 Air Div. He was given briefing about the working…

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June 3, 2015


Govt eyes industry and agriculture growth in budget

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, says government's main target in budget 2015-16 is to strengthen industrial and agriculture sectors through incentives. Talking to a private news channel, Minister informed that the government would achieve 5.5 percent growth rate this year, next year 6 to 6.5 % and it will try to achieve…

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June 3, 2015


New gas cess will undo the industry, Imran says

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is gravely concerned over controversial levy being slapped on the consumers of gas through a bill that cruised through the lower house yesterday, Samaa reported. “Gas Infrastruc­ture Development Cess (GIDC) Bill 2014 will sabotage the federation eventually,” Khan told a presser here. Not only would it send the inflation through…

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May 20, 2015


Agriculture sector to be given status of industry: PM  

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said agriculture was a priority area for the government and would be given the status of industry, while scope of agriculture credit would be expanded. He was addressing a ceremony here at the Prime Minister's Office at the launch of a Credit Guarantee Scheme for small farmers. The prime…

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May 14, 2015


Streaming site Grooveshark shuts under industry pressure

NEW YORK: Grooveshark, an early leader in music streaming that enraged major labels by letting users upload copyrighted songs, abruptly shut down late Thursday after years of litigation. Amid the rapid growth of streaming services such as Spotify that cooperate with the music industry, Grooveshark's website went dark as the company avoided potential penalties in…

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May 1, 2015


Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

BARCELONA: Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020. But first they'll have to decide what 5G needs to do that the current, fourth generation of wireless…

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March 2, 2015