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10 jobs disappearing as Pakistan economy shrinks

Companies want new technologies to reach higher efficiency

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January 11, 2019

 

Water scarcity is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s economy: WEF report

Other risks include inflation, terrorism, and the failure of urban planning

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November 25, 2018

 

WEF engagements to generate billions of dollars worth business potentials in Pakistan: PM

DAVOS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the engagements at World Economic Forum will help to generate billions of dollars in business potentials in Pakistan. Addressing news conference in Davos on Thursday, he said Pakistan has engaged the business leaders, company leaders of telecom, automotive technology and health care sectors at WEF. Shahid Khaqan…

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January 26, 2018

 

PM meets Bill Gates in Davos; discusses avenues of partnership in health, education sectors

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on Wednesday and discussed with him avenues of partnership in health, education and other social sectors in Pakistan. Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State…

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January 24, 2018

 

PM arrives in Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum

ZURICH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here Tuesday to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 24 to 25 on the invitation of the founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Professor Klaus Schwab. The Prime Minister will participate in a number of important…

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January 23, 2018

 

Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men

LONDON: Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade. Women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the workplace, the World Economic Forum said, reporting an economic…

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November 3, 2017

 

Facebook, Twitter must do more on extremism: World Economic Forum

WASHINGTON: U.S. tech firms such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday, reported Reuters. The study from the Swiss nonprofit organization adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon…

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October 30, 2017

 

Pakistan’s economic indicators are positive, country on road to progress: PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said that Pakistan’s economic indicators were positive and the country was on the path of progress.

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January 21, 2017

 

Sharmeen hosts Karan Johar at WEF forum

DAVOS: Academy Award Winner and the Co-Chair at 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy had an exclusive one-on-one session with Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar, Head of Dharma Productions, India to discuss film, fame, society and the arts. The event titled ‘A Conversation with Karan Johar and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’ on 18th January…

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January 19, 2017

 

Matt Damon grudgingly roots for Trump

DAVOS: Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood’s opposition to the Republican billionaire. “I would like to see him be successful, I really would,” Damon told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Swiss ski resort where movers…

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January 18, 2017

 

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy first-ever artist to co-chair WEF

DAVOS: Pakistan’s Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy became the first ever artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum. A statement from her office says Chinoy regards it as a great honor to represent both the artistic community and her country. She will be featuring in an exclusive one-on-one session with Bollywood director and producer…

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January 18, 2017

 

Terrorists use social media for recruitment purpose: Raheel Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General (R) Raheel Sharif said terrorists are leveraging social media to their fullest for recruitment and promotion of their nefarious activities, adding the number of terror attacks had significantly dropped in the country. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, he shed light over Pakistan’s efforts against…

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January 18, 2017

 

World Economic Forum begins in Davos today

DAVOS: The annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) begins in Davos, Switzerland today. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is representing Pakistan at the meeting on the invitation of Executive Chairman of WEF Prof. Klaus Schwab. Apart from addressing the forum, Prime Minister will also hold meetings with a number of heads of state, governments…

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January 17, 2017

 

PM arrives in Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum

ZURICH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Monday to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development. Accompanied by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, the Prime Minister was received at the Zurich International by Ambassador and Permanent Representative…

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January 16, 2017

 

Eight men own half the world’s wealth: Oxfam

LONDON: Eight men own the same wealth as half the world’s population, a level of inequality which “threatens to pull our societies apart”, Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos. The wealth of the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the combined net worth of six…

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January 16, 2017

 

PM leaves for Davos to attend World Economic Forum moot

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has flown to Davos, Switzerland on Monday for five-day visit where he would participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting. The prime minister is attending the annual meeting at the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab that is scheduled to be held from January 17-20,…

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January 16, 2017

 

PM to attend World Economic Forum meeting on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland. On the invitation of WEF’s Executive Chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab, the PM will attend the meeting on Jan. 17. It will continue till Jan. 20. The Prime Minister has a full agenda at Davos, including a number…

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January 15, 2017

 

Raheel Sharif to speak at WEF in Switzerland

SWITZERLAND: Pakistan’s former army chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif will speak at the annual meeting of World Economic Forum in Switzerland, discussing security issues. This is the first time that a former army chief of Pakistan has been invited to speak at the WEF. Though, Gen Pervez Musharraf also addressed the forum but as the…

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January 14, 2017

 

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to co-chair World Economic Forum meeting in Davos

KARACHI: Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is all set to Co-Chair the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The meeting would be held from 17 to 20 January 2017 in under the theme “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”. The meeting will convene more than 2,500 participants from…

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December 20, 2016

 

Pakistan ranked second-last in Gender Gap index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked the second-worst country in the world for gender inequality for the second consecutive year, the worst being Yemen. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016, released on Tuesday, Pakistan ranks 143 out of 144 countries in the gender inequality index. Syria is one place ahead…

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October 26, 2016

 

Pakistan named fourth most unsafe country in the world

Global Travel and Tourism Report by the World Economic Forum ranked Pakistan the fourth most unsafe country in the world. The report, ranking countries on ‘Safety and Security,’ gave Pakistan a score of 3.04, while Finland, the safest country in the world, had a score of 6.7. The report found that the safest countries were…

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October 13, 2016

 
 
 
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