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08:25 PM, 11 Nov, 2017



Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that no country can make progress without quality education. He was addressing the annual day function of Kaghan Memorial School at Shogran in Manshera District today. Highlighting the significance of the area, the Prime Minister said that the entire trade under the multi billion dollars CPEC will pass through it. He said it will generate employment opportunities for the youth of the area. He, however, said the people of the area can only benefit from the mega project if they have access to quality education. The Prime Minister said that the government has initiated work on several important projects including Dasu and Sukhi Kenari hydel power projects to meet the growing energy requirements of the country.

Topic: Three economic zones set to take off under CPEC

Three prioritised Special Economic Zones of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are set to take off, as Beijing has agreed to cooperate in the development of Faisalabad, Hattar and Dhabeji industrial areas. China conveyed its willingness to promote these zones during the second meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Industrial Cooperation, announced the Board of Investment on Friday. The meeting was co-chaired by Li Xuedong, Deputy Director General of Department of International Cooperation, NDRC and Azher Ali Choudhry, the BOI secretary. The joint working group met ahead of the planned 7th meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee – the highest decision making body of the CPEC. The working group discussed in details the deliverables that will now be presented to the JCC for its formal approval.

Topic: Expo Pakistan fosters business deals with international traders

Participation in our event is at an all-time high, with 750 participants from 85 different countries from every region and continent in the world, said Federal Secretary for Commerce Younus Dagha on the second day of Expo Pakistan, 2017. “We have also received 5,000 requests for business-to-business meetings, which we have been trying to organise at the venue of the exhibition, offices and factories.” Dagha added that on the sidelines of the expo they have also launched a campaign called ‘Emerging Pakistan’ to reposition Pakistan as an emerging market with a strong economic potential. 

Topic: Turkey agrees to establish two technological parks in Pakistan

Turkey has agreed to establish two technological parks in Pakistan for development of industrial and agriculture sectors. One park will be set up in Mardan and the other in Quetta. A spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government told our Peshawar correspondent that a memorandum of understanding has been signed recently by a Turkish company. He said the establishment of Techno Parks will help in the reviving sick industrial units and promote livestock.

Topic: Karachi becomes attractive destination for foreign investors
Commissioner Karachi, Ijaz Ahmed Khan, has said that Karachi has become an attractive destination for foreign investor in the results of continues efforts from the government. This he said in meeting with a delegation of the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad lead by Lincoln Camea at his office here on Friday, said a statement. Sameena Ikhalq and Alex Stewart were also the part of delegation. The Commissioner Karachi said that investors can made investment in Karachi without any fears and government will provide every possible facility and assistance.

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