eXp Realty Unveils Innovative Partnership with HomeHunter To Streamline International Property Search

eXp Realty Unveils Innovative Partnership with HomeHunter To Streamline International Property Search BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), announced today a new partnership with HomeHunter, an innovative web application designed to improve the […]

eXp Realty Unveils Innovative Partnership with HomeHunter To Streamline International Property Search

eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), announced today a new partnership with HomeHunter, an innovative web application designed to improve the home search process for consumers across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” and the core subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), announced today a new partnership with HomeHunter, an innovative web application designed to improve the home search process for consumers across Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand.

HomeHunter is powered by WikiRealty and goes beyond a traditional search tool, providing a personalized, comprehensive and centralized platform for an easy global home search. It goes beyond the limits of individual searches to streamline the hunt for a home, bringing together data from numerous international platforms. It also features an intuitive bookmarking function that allows users to save their favorite properties from different regions and platforms with just a single click, and provides a curated list of property suggestions based on user search history.

“HomeHunter is poised to become a core source for listing data all over the world with unprecedented opportunities,” said Glenn Sanford, founder and CEO of eXp Realty. “We are immensely proud to be the pioneering brokerage to offer our agents access to this tool to improve the home search experience for their clients. It exemplifies our commitment to enhancing our agents’ value proposition on an international scale. By streamlining the home-buying process for consumers, this tool empowers eXp Realty agents to allocate more of their time to revenue-generating opportunities.”

About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela® and SUCCESS® Enterprises.

eXp Realty is the largest independent real estate company in the world with more than 89,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Chile, Poland and Dubai and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.

For more information, visit https://expworldholdings.com

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Japan’s WAFUU.COM: 20-Language Global Expansion, 1200%+ Growth

Operated by QRESTIA Inc., WAFUU.COM is a Japan-based e-commerce site that offers a curated selection of Japanese cosmetics, snacks, anime, games, and gadgets. We aim to share the allure of Japan globally, offering multi-language support and extensive shipping options. WAFUU.COM: Japan-Based Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Expands to 70 Countries with 20-Language Support WAFUU.COM, a Japan-based e-commerce platform, […]

Operated by QRESTIA Inc., WAFUU.COM is a Japan-based e-commerce site that offers a curated selection of Japanese cosmetics, snacks, anime, games, and gadgets. We aim to share the allure of Japan globally, offering multi-language support and extensive shipping options.

WAFUU.COM: Japan-Based Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Expands to 70 Countries with 20-Language Support

WAFUU.COM, a Japan-based e-commerce platform, breaks new ground by expanding its shipping network to 70 countries and providing a 20-language interface, bringing Japanese culture closer to a global audience.

WAFUU-JAPAN

TOKYO, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s fascination with Japanese culture is far from waning, and WAFUU.COM, operated by QRESTIA Inc., has taken ambitious steps to meet this global demand. The growth rate of over 1200% (compared to the same month last year) is attributed to an expansive product range, multi-language support, the impact of a weaker yen, and an expanded target audience.

This initiative was brought to life by a team deeply passionate about sharing the beauty of Japan. WAFUU.COM has recently expanded its offerings by initiating shipping to 70 countries and adding support for 20 languages, breaking down previous challenges of restricted shipping zones, high shipping costs, and language barriers to reach an even wider audience than before.

This growth suggests that our multi-language platform is effectively reaching countries that previously had limited access to Japanese products. As we continue to refine the user experience, several future upgrades are planned to make the platform more user-friendly. “We have always aimed to build a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world, and this new initiative helps us do just that,” says FUKADA HIDEMASA, CEO of QRESTIA Inc.

Before pivoting to its current e-commerce model, WAFUU.COM was engaged in a business that actively utilized web marketing. This well-honed expertise and experience have been seamlessly transitioned into their new venture in cross-border e-commerce. Product selection is backed by comprehensive market research and AI technology, taking into account both global and local Japanese trends as well as online and offline purchasing data. Building on previous experience with multi-language business operations, the company has also accelerated its multi-language support, making Japanese products more accessible than ever. This multi-faceted approach ensures a product lineup that resonates with a diverse customer base.” For more information, visit https://wafuu.com/

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CONTACT FUKADA HIDEMASA
COMPANY QRESTIA Inc.
PHONE +81-35726-9180
EMAIL pr@qrestia.com
WEB https://wafuu.com

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Japan’s WAFUU.COM: 20-Language Global Expansion, 1200%+ Growth

Operated by QRESTIA Inc., WAFUU.COM is a Japan-based e-commerce site that offers a curated selection of Japanese cosmetics, snacks, anime, games, and gadgets. We aim to share the allure of Japan globally, offering multi-language support and extensive shipping options. WAFUU.COM: Japan-Based Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Expands to 70 Countries with 20-Language Support WAFUU.COM, a Japan-based e-commerce platform, […]

Operated by QRESTIA Inc., WAFUU.COM is a Japan-based e-commerce site that offers a curated selection of Japanese cosmetics, snacks, anime, games, and gadgets. We aim to share the allure of Japan globally, offering multi-language support and extensive shipping options.

WAFUU.COM: Japan-Based Cross-Border E-Commerce Site Expands to 70 Countries with 20-Language Support

WAFUU.COM, a Japan-based e-commerce platform, breaks new ground by expanding its shipping network to 70 countries and providing a 20-language interface, bringing Japanese culture closer to a global audience.

WAFUU-JAPAN

TOKYO, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world’s fascination with Japanese culture is far from waning, and WAFUU.COM, operated by QRESTIA Inc., has taken ambitious steps to meet this global demand. The growth rate of over 1200% (compared to the same month last year) is attributed to an expansive product range, multi-language support, the impact of a weaker yen, and an expanded target audience.

This initiative was brought to life by a team deeply passionate about sharing the beauty of Japan. WAFUU.COM has recently expanded its offerings by initiating shipping to 70 countries and adding support for 20 languages, breaking down previous challenges of restricted shipping zones, high shipping costs, and language barriers to reach an even wider audience than before.

This growth suggests that our multi-language platform is effectively reaching countries that previously had limited access to Japanese products. As we continue to refine the user experience, several future upgrades are planned to make the platform more user-friendly. “We have always aimed to build a bridge between Japan and the rest of the world, and this new initiative helps us do just that,” says FUKADA HIDEMASA, CEO of QRESTIA Inc.

Before pivoting to its current e-commerce model, WAFUU.COM was engaged in a business that actively utilized web marketing. This well-honed expertise and experience have been seamlessly transitioned into their new venture in cross-border e-commerce. Product selection is backed by comprehensive market research and AI technology, taking into account both global and local Japanese trends as well as online and offline purchasing data. Building on previous experience with multi-language business operations, the company has also accelerated its multi-language support, making Japanese products more accessible than ever. This multi-faceted approach ensures a product lineup that resonates with a diverse customer base.” For more information, visit https://wafuu.com/

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8aecd815-8139-4240-a056-bf82abf32f15

CONTACT FUKADA HIDEMASA
COMPANY QRESTIA Inc.
PHONE +81-35726-9180
EMAIL pr@qrestia.com
WEB https://wafuu.com

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LeddarTech Announces Participation in Upcoming Fourth Quarter 2023 Investor Conferences

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an automotive software company that provides patented disruptive low-level sensor fusion and perception software technology for ADAS and AD, announces that Frantz Saintellemy, President and Chief Operating Officer, is scheduled to participate in the following upcoming investor events: November 9, 2023 – Deutsche Bank’s 2023 […]

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Nov. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an automotive software company that provides patented disruptive low-level sensor fusion and perception software technology for ADAS and AD, announces that Frantz Saintellemy, President and Chief Operating Officer, is scheduled to participate in the following upcoming investor events:

LeddarTech will participate in meetings with potential investors and industry analysts and in fireside chats. For more information or to register, please visit the “Events & Presentations” section of LeddarTech’s investor relations website.

On June 13, 2023, Prospector Capital Corp. (“Prospector”) (NASDAQ: PRSR, PRSRU, PRSRW), a Cayman Islands exempted company led by former Qualcomm President Derek Aberle and chaired by former Qualcomm Vice Chairman Steve Altman, announced a definitive business combination agreement with LeddarTech. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected during the fourth quarter of 2023, the combined company formed through the business combination, LeddarTech Holdings Inc. (“Newco”), is expected to be listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LDTC.”

About LeddarTech

A global software company founded in 2007 and headquartered in Quebec City with additional R&D centers in Montreal, Toronto and Tel Aviv, Israel, LeddarTech develops and provides comprehensive perception software solutions that enable the deployment of ADAS and autonomous driving (AD) applications. LeddarTech’s automotive-grade software applies advanced AI and computer vision algorithms to generate accurate 3D models of the environment, allowing for better decision making and safer navigation. This high-performance, scalable, cost-effective technology is available to OEMs and Tier 1-2 suppliers to efficiently implement automotive and off-road vehicle ADAS solutions.

LeddarTech is responsible for several remote-sensing innovations, with over 150 patent applications (80 granted) that enhance ADAS and AD capabilities. Better awareness around the vehicle is critical in making global mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and affordable: this is what drives LeddarTech to seek to become the most widely adopted sensor fusion and perception software solution.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.LeddarTech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter (X), Facebook and YouTube.

About Prospector Capital Corp.

Prospector is a special-purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses with a focus on companies with advanced and highly differentiated solutions for the technology sector. The company is led by a team of experienced investors and executives focused on identifying and investing in high-growth companies with strong management teams and attractive market opportunities. Prospector’s securities are traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols “PRSR,” “PRSRU” and “PRSRW.”

Important Information About the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination, Prospector, LeddarTech and Newco will prepare and will file with the SEC the registration statement on Form F-4 (the “Registration Statement”), and Prospector will mail the proxy statement/prospectus contained within the Registration Statement to its shareholders and file other documents regarding the business combination with the SEC. This press release is not a substitute for any proxy statement, registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus or other documents Prospector or Newco may file with the SEC in connection with the business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED BY PROSPECTOR OR NEWCO WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUSINESS COMBINATION, BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Prospector or Newco through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act (which forward-looking statements shall also include forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws), including, but not limited to, statements regarding the business combination involving Prospector, LeddarTech and Newco, the ability to consummate the business combination and the timing thereof, the anticipated benefits from the business combination, the closing of the private placement financing and expected proceeds therefrom and statements relating to Newco’s anticipated strategy, future operations, prospects, objectives and financial projections and other financial metrics. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “likely,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: (i) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the business combination are not satisfied, including the failure to timely or at all obtain shareholder approval for the business combination or the failure to timely or at all obtain any required regulatory clearances, including of the Superior Court of Justice of Québec; (ii) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the business combination and the ability of each of Prospector, LeddarTech and Newco to consummate the business combination; (iii) the possibility that other anticipated benefits of the business combination will not be realized, and the anticipated tax treatment of the business combination; (iv) the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the business combination; (v) the risk that shareholder litigation in connection with the business combination or other settlements or investigations may affect the timing or occurrence of the business combination or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; (vi) changes in general economic and/or industry-specific conditions; (vii) possible disruptions from the business combination that could harm LeddarTech’s business; (viii) the ability of LeddarTech to retain, attract and hire key personnel; (ix) potential adverse reactions or changes to relationships with customers, employees, suppliers or other parties resulting from the announcement or completion of the business combination; (x) potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships, during the pendency of the business combination that could affect LeddarTech’s financial performance; (xi) legislative, regulatory and economic developments; (xii) unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism, outbreak of war or hostilities and any epidemic, pandemic or disease outbreak (including COVID-19), as well as management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors; (xiii) access to capital and financing and LeddarTech’s ability to maintain compliance with debt covenants; and (xiv) other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Prospector’s reports filed with the SEC, including Prospector’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, periodic Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, periodic Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed with the SEC, as well as the risk factors to be contained in the Registration Statement. The foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Neither Prospector nor LeddarTech can give any assurance that the conditions to the business combination will be satisfied. Except as required by applicable law, neither Prospector nor LeddarTech undertakes any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Prospector or Newco, a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

Participants in Solicitation

Prospector, LeddarTech and Newco, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the business combination. Information about the directors and executive officers of Prospector can be found in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, which was filed with the SEC on March 31, 2023. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the business combination, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Registration Statement and other relevant materials when they are filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the source indicated above.

Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, LeddarTech Inc. Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 daniel.aitken@LeddarTech.com

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Pakistan’s Inflation Eases Below 27% in October

Pakistan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed to 26.89 percent in October from 26.6 percent a year earlier and 31.4 percent in the previous month, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.On a month-on-month basis, i…

Pakistan’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) slowed to 26.89 percent in October from 26.6 percent a year earlier and 31.4 percent in the previous month, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

On a month-on-month basis, it increased to 1.1 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 2.0 percent in the previous month and an increase of 4.7 percent in October 2022

Notably, inflation eased in October as authorities slashed fuel prices and cracked down on illegal forex trade.

CPI National for the period July-October (2023-24) increased to 28.48 percent over Jul-Oct (2022-23). The Urban CPI recorded an increase of 26.59 percent while Rural CPI recorded an increase of 31.21 percent.

CPI inflation Urban increased to 25.5 percent on a year-on-year basis in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 29.7 percent in the previous month and 24.6 percent in October 2022. On a month-on-month basis, it increased to 1.1 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 1.7 percent in the previous month and an increase of 4.5 percent in October 2022.

CPI inflation Rural increased to 28.9 percent on a year-on-year basis in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 33.9 percent in the previous month and 29.5 percent in October 2022. On a month-on-month basis, it increased to 1.1 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 2.5 percent in the previous month and an increase of 5.0 percent in October 2022.

SPI inflation on YoY increased to 34.2 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 32.0 percent a month earlier and 24.0 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it increased by 0.2 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 1.7 percent a month earlier and a decrease of 1.5 percent in October 2022.

WPI inflation on a YoY basis increased to 24.6 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 26.4 percent a month earlier and an increase of 32.6 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it decreased by 1.9 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 3.1 percent a month earlier and a decrease of 0.5 percent in the corresponding month of last year i.e. October 2022.

Core Inflation (NFNE)

Measured by non-food non-energy Urban increased to 18.5 percent on a YoY basis in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 18.6 percent in the previous month and 14.9 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it increased by 1.2 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 1.0 percent in the previous month, and an increase of 1.3 percent in the corresponding month of last year i.e. October 2022.

Measured by non-food non-energy Rural increased to 26.7 percent on a YoY basis in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 27.3 percent in the previous month and 18.2 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it increased by 1.0 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 2.6 percent in the previous month, and an increase of 1.5 percent in the corresponding month of last year i.e. October 2022.

Core Inflation (Trimmed)

Measured by a 20 percent weighted trimmed mean Urban increased to 24.6 percent on a YoY basis in October 2023 as compared to 25.0 percent in the previous month and 22.0 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it increased by 0.6 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 1.1 percent in the previous month and an increase of 1.9 percent in the corresponding month of last year i.e. October 2022.

Measured by a 20 percent weighted trimmed mean Rural increased to 30.7 percent on (YoY) basis in October 2023 as compared to 33.3 percent in the previous month and 26.7 percent in October 2022. On an MoM basis, it increased to 0.8 percent in October 2023 as compared to an increase of 1.7 percent in the previous month and an increase of 2.7 percent in the corresponding month of last year i.e. October 2022.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan Applauds ILO’s Action Plan on Labor Protection

In a significant address at the 349th Session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Zulfiqar Ahmad, Secretary Workers’ Welfare Fund, representing the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, expre…

In a significant address at the 349th Session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Zulfiqar Ahmad, Secretary Workers’ Welfare Fund, representing the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, expressed Pakistan’s commendation for the Office’s proactive approach in developing a comprehensive action plan on labor protection for the period 2023-29.

Commencing his statement by extending heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed Chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Ahmad conveyed Pakistan’s confidence in the Chairperson’s leadership abilities, anticipating significant advancements in the global cause of labor protection and social security.

He emphasized the vital role played by labor protection and social security as interconnected facets of social welfare, echoing the plan’s viewpoint on their mutually supportive relationship.

Ahmad highlighted Pakistan’s commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of its workforce, aligning with the national goals and objectives. Acknowledging the evolving nature of employment patterns, he stressed the importance of addressing the needs of workers engaged in non-traditional work arrangements.

In particular, he endorsed the plan’s focus on preventing the exclusion of workers in platform work, telework, and temporary employment from essential labor protection measures.

Pakistan stands firmly in support of the ILO’s efforts to safeguard workers’ rights and social security, promoting a sustainable work environment that encapsulates all forms of employment. The nation looks forward to actively participating in the realization of the action plan’s objectives, working collectively towards a future where labor protection is universally accessible and unconditionally assured.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Shahid Afridi Slams Zaka Ashraf for Pressuring TV Channels to Praise Him

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi criticized PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf for contacting the owners of media houses via phone.During his appearance on a local sports show, Shahid Afridi strongly criticized Zaka Ashraf, stating that he is not the chair…

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi criticized PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf for contacting the owners of media houses via phone.

During his appearance on a local sports show, Shahid Afridi strongly criticized Zaka Ashraf, stating that he is not the chairman of just any club, but rather the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Shahid Afridi said, “Zaka Ashraf is the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), not the chairman of a random club. I am surprised that he is contacting owners of media houses and accusing someone of talking about me.”

He added, “For God’s sake, you are a chairman. You have to deliver and do work. Someone is talking about you because you are giving yourself a chance to talk about you.”

Shahid Afridi also criticized Zaka Ashraf towards the end, suggesting that he should focus on his own responsibilities, especially considering that the Pakistan team is currently playing in the World Cup. Such discussions are unnecessary at this time.

It should be noted that Babar Azam faced widespread criticism from various sources following Pakistan’s consecutive losses in the mega event. Nevertheless, Pakistan managed to stage a comeback with a victory against Bangladesh yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Green Shirts need to win the remaining two matches against New Zealand and England. These wins can brighten their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals and silence their critics.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Govt Will Not Allow Seed Imports: Food Minister

Caretaker Federal Minister Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik on Wednesday said that any kind of seeds will not be allowed to be imported.“Rules and regulations are our priority and according to our law, no seed can be imported,” said the minister. He said tha…

Caretaker Federal Minister Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik on Wednesday said that any kind of seeds will not be allowed to be imported.

“Rules and regulations are our priority and according to our law, no seed can be imported,” said the minister. He said that the Ministry of National Food Security and Research will provide all the possible support to the industry.

The Minister said that technical and commercial research report should be submitted in a week regarding Soybean (Glycine max); it is our vision to solve livestock and poultry problems on a priority basis, he added.

He expressed these views while presiding over the meeting of All Pakistan Solvent Extractors Association regarding reducing the price of chickens and importing soybeans. Secretary, Minister of National Food Security and Research Captain (r) Muhammad Mahmood and Chairman PARC Dr. Ghulam Muhammad Ali were also present.

Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik said that complete work should be done on soybeans before importing them, it is necessary to check which seeds have more economic benefits in the same season. He said that it is better to grow something for the sake of domestic and national interest on the land where nothing can grow.

Secretary Ministry of National Food Security and Research Captain (retd) Muhammad Mahmood advised to form a committee comprising of Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Research Center, the Director General of the Department of Plant Protection, and the Director General Federal Seeds Certification and Registration Department and submit a research report within a week on the SOPs and protocols of soybean import and export in the world.

He said that a practical solution should also be presented which is feasible not only for the industry but for the government as well.

Source: Pro Pakistani