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Establishment of economic zones to generate employment opportunities: NA speaker

KARACHI: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Friday said establishment of economic zones will generate employment opportunities and improve socio-economic condition of people. "With the transfer of technology from China and establishment of economic zones, employment opportunities will be generated as a result of which socio-economic condition of people will be improved," he said while talking to Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of National Peoples Congress Zhang Chunxian in Islamabad. The NA speaker said…

PM’s assistant, Qatari ambassador discuss issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Bukhari with Ambassador of Qatar Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri discussed the issues of employment of Pakistanis in Qatar and Qatari investments in Pakistan. Both the dignitaries on Monday discussed issues of mutual interests. The ambassador informed Bukhari that the Qatari government was planning to create 100,000 additional jobs for skilled Pakistanis in Qatar. Furthermore, the special assistant to the PM proposed to establish a think tank…

BISP, World Learning sign MoU for skills development, employment of young girls

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and World Learning (WL) signed an MoU here in Islamabad focusing adolescent girls' future. The objective is to provide skill development and employment opportunities to BISP beneficiaries under the umbrella of the USAID funded Advancing Girls Education and Skills (AGES) Program implemented by WL. The partnership is a part of BISP’s complimentary initiatives programme which focuses on partnership with civil society and private sector for women’s economic empowerment and…

Pakistan, South Korea sign MoU for employment of Pakistani workers

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for employment of Pakistani workers in the East Asian country. In a ceremony held at the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis on Wednesday, the Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Pir Syed Sadruddin Shah Rashidi signed the agreement with South Korea for employment of Pakistani workers in Korea through Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) for two years i.e. 2018-19. The minister welcomed the Korean side for…

Trump threats may not stop US offshoring of jobs

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump's threats to retaliate against US companies planning to shift operations overseas constitute a new risk for multinationals, but may not sway those already planning to offshore jobs. Trump laid down the gauntlet on Thursday at a campaign-style rally after striking a deal with Carrier to keep about 1,100 jobs in Indiana in exchange for $7 million in state tax incentives over 10 years. "Companies are not going to leave the United States any more without consequences. Not going to…