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ECP to start registration of overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will start online registration for overseas Pakistanis as voters from tomorrow September 1 and will continue till 15th of next month. Director General Public Relations ECP Nadeem Qasim, while speaking  to media on Friday, said overseas Pakistanis possessing valid machine-readable passports can get themselves registered as voters within the stipulated time. He said after the due date voter lists will be handed over to the concerned returning officers and names of…

Shastri expects India to export home dominance overseas

NEW DELHI: India will approach 2018 as the year to shed their “poor travellers” tag, head coach Ravi Shastri said ahead of the team’s tour of South Africa. India top the test rankings having sealed their record-equalling ninth consecutive series on Wednesday, six of which came at home and only one -- against West Indies in the Caribbean -- outside Asia. Sterner tests await Virat Kohli’s men next year when they also travel to England and Australia, where conditions will not be as conducive to their spinners as it is at…

Overseas Pakistanis remit US $1.54 billion in July

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US $ 213.49 more money (US $ 1541.67 million) in the first month of FY18 (July) in comparison with US $ 1328.18 million received during the same period in the last year. During July 2017, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to $ 1541.67 million, which is 16.2% less than June 2017 and 16% more than July 2016, a statement issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reads. The country wise details for the month of July 2017 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA,…

Not Made in America: Wal-Mart looks overseas for online vendors

CHICAGO: Walmart.com, trailing Amazon.com Inc in the number of goods for sale on its website, is recruiting vendors in China and other countries to boost its online offerings in a pivot away from Wal-Mart's Made-in-America campaign. While there is a financial incentive behind the move, Wal-Mart's decision comes out of necessity: not all the goods its customers want - ranging from jeans to bicycles to beauty products - are manufactured within the United States. That reality pits Wal-Mart against President Donald Trump's…

Govt will facilitate overseas Pakistanis to invest in country: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday said overseas Pakistanis are keen to take advantage of investment opportunities in the country and the government will facilitate them in all possible ways in this regard. “Prioritization of different options for development of new sectors should be made after detailed technical assessments,” he said while chairing a meeting of Capital Administration & Development Division (CADD) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad on Sunday on new sectors development,…

Dar asks CDA to develop housing sector for overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday asked Capital Development Authority (CDA) to develop housing sector for overseas Pakistanis to provide them profitable, safe and secure investment and residential opportunities. “Overseas Pakistanis are keen to take advantage of investment opportunities in the country and the government would facilitate them in this regard,” he said while chairing a meeting with senior officials of the CDA to put in their best for development of the federal capital. The minister…

Overseas Pakistani workers remit $4.7 billion in first quarter of FY17

KARACHI: Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$4698.31 million in first three months (July to September) of FY17, compared with US $4965.81 million received during the same period in the preceding year. During September 2016, the inflow of worker’s remittances amounted to US$1609.29 million, which is 8.60% lower than August 2016 and 9.34% lower than September 2015. The country wise details for the month of September 2016 show that inflows from Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, UK, GCC countries (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and…