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PM calls for efforts to ensure promotion of economic activities in Karachi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday called for concerted efforts to ensure the promotion of economic activities in Karachi. “The country cannot progress without a strong economy and there is a lot of room for boosting the economy to lead the country on the road of progress and prosperity,” he said talking to a delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Pakistan Business Council in Karachi. He said the government would continue to pursue the policies of former prime…

Govt spending over Rs3.5 bn on promotion of education in FATA

ISLAMABAD: The federal government is spending three and a half billion rupees on promotion of education in FATA. Sources of FATA Secretariat said that the government has initiated 59 projects in education sector out of which 35 projects have been completed. The projects include provision of missing facilities, clean drinking water, furniture, overcoming shortage of teaching staff and security, improvement of infrastructure, boundary walls and up-gradation of schools, Radio Pakistan reported.

Govt earmarks Rs180 billion for export promotion

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar on Saturday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given a package of Rs180 billion for export promotion. He said this in a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters in respect of textile exports, taxes and proposals for the next budget came under discussion. He said that while finalizing the budget, proposals of the delegation will be given due consideration. Meanwhile, a delegation of fertilizer…

Pakistan believes in promotion of peace in region: Mamnoon

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan believes in promotion of peace and security in the region, ARY News reported Saturday. He was speaking at the 101st midshipman and the passing out parade of officers of Pak Bahria at Pakistan Naval Academy. He said Pakistan had balanced foreign policy, which is based on economic and mutual coordination with neighbouring countries. He said leadership qualities in an experienced army officer was very vital.  The commandant of Pakistan Naval Academy said 29 of those who had…