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International delegates enjoy hospitality of Gwadar city

GWADAR: Cultural welcome at Gwadar airport surprised many international delegates who arrived in Gwadar on Sunday to participate in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Special Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament. Acting President Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani received the delegations at Gwadar Airport.  He was flanked by Leader of the House in the Senate Senator Shibli Faraz , Senator Kauda Babar, Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez Malik, Chief Secretary Balochistan Dr Nazir,…

Karachi ranked amongst least livable cities of the World: Survey

KARACHI: According to the ranks set by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Karachi is amongst the least livable cities in the world. The annual EIU survey ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, crime, education, and access to healthcare. This year Karachi has been ranked 137th, the fourth least likable cities to live in the world and have only ranked above the likes of Damascus in Syria, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Lagos in Nigeria. The survey found that civil war and…

UK’s Brexit plan is ‘real blow’ to City

LONDON: The British government's new blueprint for Brexit is a "real blow" to London's all-important finance sector as it will damage jobs, tax revenues and growth, a City official said Thursday. "Today's Brexit white paper is a real blow for the UK's financial and related professional services sector," Catherine McGuinness, policy chairman of the City of London Corporation, said in a statement. "With looser trade ties to Europe, the financial and related professional services sector will be less able to create jobs,…

Karachi ranked amongst top five cheapest cities to live in the world

Karachi in named one of the five least expensive cities to live in according to an annual cost of a living report produced by consultancy Mercer.  Islamabad is ranked 19th on the world's cheapest cities. The survey takes into account factors such as costs of housing, food, recreation, public transport, schools and other daily facilities to draw conclusions. Others in the 5 cheapest cities list include  Banjul, Bishkek, Tunis, and Tashkent. On the other hand, Hong Kong is listed as the world's most expensive…