Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Tag Archives: Pakistan

Alibaba founder expresses interest in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector

DAVOS: Chairman Alibaba Group Jack Ma met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday and expressed his interest in investing in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector. “We are ready to invest for establishing an e-commerce platform in Pakistan,” said Ma while meeting the premier on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in ...

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Pakistan wasn’t aware of Osama’s presence, says ex-US envoy

KARACHI: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan did not know about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and the detection of the Al Qaeda leader’s location there created mistrust between Islamabad and Washington. He was speaking at a dinner hosted by the ...

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Inzamam invites FICA officials to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has invited the officials of Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) to visit Pakistan and check the security situation themselves. Inzamam’s statement was in reaction to FICA’s report which was issued earlier suggesting overseas players not to participate in the final of ...

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Pakistan ahead of India in Inclusive Development Index: World Economic Forum

LONDON: Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead of India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. WEF’s ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’, released in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, said that most countries were missing important opportunities to raise ...

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Malala’s father opens new charity office in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL: The father of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has helped officially open a new office on Merseyside in an attempt to get more young people involved in society. 19 year old Malala came to prominence when she was targeted by extremists when she was on her way to school in ...

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Pakistan fourth largest milk producing country in world

Pakistan ranks fourth in the world with 42 million tonnes production of milk every year but remains far below in exports of dairy products when compared with its contemporary counterparts. The US tops the list followed by India, China, Pakistan, Brazil, Germany, Russia, France, New Zealand and Turkey. Pakistan is ...

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Pakistan’s old-style cricket doesn’t really have future: Arthur

SYDNEY: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, on the other day, said that the national team’s old fashioned approach in ODI cricket doesn’t really have a future in the one-day game. Speaking after the visitors’ 92-run loss at the Gabba in Brisbane, the South African said that the side went back to ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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Pakistan gains second strike capability

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Monday conducted its first successful test fire of a submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), which can hit a target 450 kilometres away and provides the country with a ‘credible second strike capability’. According to the chief military spokesperson, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the missile, Babur-3, was launched from ...

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Aleem Dar breaks record for officiating most international matches

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Aleem Dar broke the record for having officiated in the most number of matches across all three formats of cricket. The 48-year-old started officiating in the Sri Lanka-South Africa test match which is his 332nd international cricket match as an umpire, thereby surpassing South African Rudi Koertzen’s record ...

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