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‘Leading French enterprises keen to heavily invest in Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: The world leading French enterprises from different sectors, mainly, information technology, energy, infrastructure and others are keen to heavily invest in Pakistan. A delegation of Pakistan France Business Council expressed this interest on Tuesday, in a meeting with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal at Planning Commission in Islamabad. French Ambassador to Pakistan Martine Dorance was leading the delegation. Prof. Ahsan Iqbal welcomed the French businessmen and apprised…

Leading anti-Mubarak activist sentenced to 15 years

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced leading activist Alaa Abdel Fattah to 15 years in jail on Wednesday for violating a protest law and on other charges, his lawyer said, a move likely to outrage human rights groups. Abdel Fattah, 33, became a symbol of the 2011 uprising against President Hosni Mubarak through his leading role in the protests and on social media. Twenty four other people were also sentenced to 15 years in jail on similar charges. The ruling came three days after former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was…