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Kuwaiti investors may benefit from Special Economic Zones of Pakistan: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Asad Umar on Thursday said Kuwaiti investors may take benefit of attractive investment opportunities in Special Economic Zones of Pakistan in areas like automotive, food processing and textile as well as in oil and gas exploration.   He said this while co-chairing fourth and plenary session of Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) with Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Nasser Abdullah Al-Roudan in Islamabad. Read More:…

Novartis hopeful for novel heart drug, despite ‘modest’ benefit

ZURICH: Novartis will seek regulatory approval this year for a new kind of anti-inflammatory heart drug, though some experts fear fatal infection risks and a high price may overshadow the medicine’s limited benefits. Keenly awaited clinical trial results released on Sunday showed heart-attack survivors on one of three doses of canakinumab were 15 percent less likely to suffer another major cardiac event than those on a placebo. Novartis had said in June that the drug met its goal in the study but details were only…

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

MANCHESTER: Pop star Ariana Grande said Friday she is planning a charity concert in Manchester after a suicide attack on her show in the English city earlier this week killed 22 people. In her first substantive comments since Monday's attack claimed by the Islamic State group, Grande hailed the compassionate spirit of her fans and vowed not to give in to divisions. The 23-year-old, who suspended her tour and returned to her Florida home after the tragedy, said she planned a concert as "an expression of love for…

Japan contributes $16mn to benefit FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Japan today announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support returnees in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Afghan refugees in Pakistan, read a press statement by United Nations - Pakistan.

More than 4mn children per year in Pakistan to benefit from new injectable polio vaccine

ISLAMABAD: More than four million children per year will benefit from the introduction of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in Pakistan. The vaccine will be introduced into the country’s routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other life-saving vaccines. This is a landmark step to accelerate polio eradication and secure a lasting polio-free world, according to a WHO press release.