SIFC focusing on development of Yak farming in country

Special Investment Facilitation Council, besides other steps to boost country’s economy, has been focusing on development of Yak farming in the country which plays pivotal role in Livestock.

Yak is an animal, which belongs to bovine specie and exist…

Special Investment Facilitation Council, besides other steps to boost country's economy, has been focusing on development of Yak farming in the country which plays pivotal role in Livestock. Yak is an animal, which belongs to bovine specie and exists the Himalayan mountain including Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan and also in Nepal, Tajikistan and Mongolia. These cattle can survive in extremely cold regions. Currently, eighteen thousand Yak are available in Pakistan, which could be used not only for attaining self-sufficiency, but also the export potential can be increased by improving its protection and breeding. High quality meat, milk and other ingredients could be provided to the market due to proper protection of Yak farming. It will also not only benefit the local people, but also improve Pakistan's economy through increasing its exports Source: Radio Pakistan

Sindh Government Under Fire as Paper Leak Incidents Continue

The Sindh government faces criticism for its apparent lack of effective measures to combat cheating and paper leaks, as multiple incidents were reported across the province.

In Kandiaro, the Chemistry paper for class 10th was leaked at various exami…

The Sindh government faces criticism for its apparent lack of effective measures to combat cheating and paper leaks, as multiple incidents were reported across the province. In Kandiaro, the Chemistry paper for class 10th was leaked at various examination centers, including Boys High School and Girls High School. Students resorted to using their cellphones to access the leaked paper via WhatsApp, while authorities remained passive, refusing media access to exam centers. Similarly, in Larkana, the Biology paper for class 9th was leaked before the exam began. Despite bans on cell phones, students brought them to exam halls and swiftly completed the paper with WhatsApp assistance, undermining the efforts claimed by the Larkana Education Board to curb cheating. In Khairpur, the cheating mafia operated with impunity, facilitating students in solving Physics papers for both class ninth and tenth. Even invigilators reportedly aided students in the cheating process. A surprise visit by the Sukkur Board chairman t o examination centers proved futile, as confiscated cell phones were returned to students once he left. These incidents underscore the failure of authorities to address the pervasive issue of cheating in Sindh's education system. Source: Pro Pakistani

Pakistan fast moving to become next tech hub of region: Masood

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan says our country is fast moving to become the next tech hub of the region.

He made these remarks while talking to the US business leaders, entrepreneurs, bankers and professionals, in Los Angele…

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan says our country is fast moving to become the next tech hub of the region. He made these remarks while talking to the US business leaders, entrepreneurs, bankers and professionals, in Los Angeles. The Ambassador highlighted that there had been exponential growth in Pakistan's tech industry in past few years. He said our economy is being digitized and we have unleashed a series of reforms not only to facilitate businesses but also to make them hugely profitable. Talking to President Los Angeles (LA) Area Chambers Ms. Maria S. Salinas, Masood Khan said Pakistan is already hosting some eighty American enterprises and they find country's market rewarding. He said we want US companies to scale up their investments in Pakistan. Highlighting multi-billions Gulf investment in Pakistan, the Ambassador invited US business community to join hands with Gulf nations and form trilateral partnership for fully reaping dividends being offered by Pak economy. Invit ing the President LA Area Chambers of Commerce to visit Pakistan and also to encourage US business leaders, he observed that positive perception after their visit would build confidence. He also proposed sister city partnership between Los Angeles and Karachi to provide a framework for enhanced economic interactions. Highlighting presence of 150,000 Pakistani American community in LA, Masood Khan observed that it was a strong foundation to further build on bilateral relations. The two sides agreed to work closely towards industry specific cooperation to enhance trade and business interactions. Meanwhile, during meeting with Board members and entrepreneurs from the Pakistan American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) led by Chairman PACC, Waqar Ali Khan, Ambassador Masood Khan highlighted the role of Pakistani American businessmen and investors in various sectors including hospitality, hotels, hospitals, telephony, medical transcription and billing, diagnostics, fin-tech, health tech, and telemedicine. He said Pa kistan values the contribution of the one million-strong Pakistani American community, which is a bridge between the two countries. They have invested heavily in Pakistan in various businesses and sectors and can help foster more collaboration and partnership. During his interaction with Pak-American and US business leaders, entrepreneurs, bankers, professionals, and officials at the Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles, Masood Khan reiterated that relationship between Pakistan and United States had resilient foundations. The Ambassador said we want to scale up our trade and investment ties besides our ongoing cooperation in security and counter-terrorism. He said we are in dialogue processes with the United States on climate change, renewable and green energy, healthcare, education and technology. These are our priority areas. Masood Khan said that international financial institutions including IMF were supportive of Pakistan's economic reform agenda and the new government has owned reform packag e being pursued by the interim government. The Ambassador called upon the US enterprises to diversify their product lines so that they could export their products to gulf and other regions. During his series of meetings, he highlighted the role that SIFC was playing to facilitate business community, spark investments and promote economic growth. He said Government of Pakistan has prioritized IT, agriculture, energy and extractive industry and every possible facilitation was being provided to the investors in those areas. Addressing a large gathering of Pakistani Americans in California, organized by Friends of Pakistan (FOP) President Jamal Khawaja, Chairman Arif Mansuri and Board FOP, the Ambassador thanked FOP for its hospitality and organizing the meeting. He said that he was delighted to see exemplary spirit of unity and harmony among diaspora and their passion and commitment for Pakistan, the U.S. and Pak-US relations. Source: Radio Pakistan

Japan Announces Scholarships for Pakistani Students

The Government of Japan has unveiled its MEXT Scholarships 2025, inviting talented Pakistani students to pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies (Masters, PhD) and embark on a journey to study in Japan’s esteemed universities.

The Japan Emba…

The Government of Japan has unveiled its MEXT Scholarships 2025, inviting talented Pakistani students to pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies (Masters, PhD) and embark on a journey to study in Japan's esteemed universities. The Japan Embassy is currently receiving applications for the MEXT undergraduate and Research Scholarships (Masters, PhD) 2025. Annually, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan extends scholarships to international students aspiring to undertake undergraduate and graduate programs at Japanese universities. The MEXT research scholarship, fully funded by the Government of Japan, presents an outstanding opportunity for ambitious students in Pakistan to apply and seize the chance to study at Japan's top-tier universities. For further details about the scholarship and how to apply, visit https://www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/education.html Source: Pro Pakistani

Punjab CM desires to benefit from Korean technology for industrial development

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has expressed the desire to benefit from Korean technology for industrial development in the province.

Talking to Ambassador of Korea Park Kijun in Lahore today, she said Punjab has huge also investment potential i…

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has expressed the desire to benefit from Korean technology for industrial development in the province. Talking to Ambassador of Korea Park Kijun in Lahore today, she said Punjab has huge also investment potential in agriculture and mining sectors. The Chief Minister stressed the need to promote Korean cooperation in agriculture sector to increase productivity. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pak-Saudi Investment Conference begins on Monday

Two-day Pakistan-Saudi Arabia investment conference will begin in Islamabad tomorrow [Monday] to promote bilateral trade and investment.

A fifty member high-level business delegation from Saudi Arabia will attend the conference to explore investment…

Two-day Pakistan-Saudi Arabia investment conference will begin in Islamabad tomorrow [Monday] to promote bilateral trade and investment. A fifty member high-level business delegation from Saudi Arabia will attend the conference to explore investment opportunities in different sectors as well as to forge strong bonds with local entrepreneurs. Some thirty Saudi companies representing different economic sectors, including information technology, telecoms, energy, aviation, construction, mining exploration, agriculture and human resource development are part of the delegation. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, Azerbaijan agree to further deepen cooperation

Pakistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to further deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields including trade, connectivity and energy.

The understanding was reached during meeting between Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister…

Pakistan and Azerbaijan have agreed to further deepen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields including trade, connectivity and energy. The understanding was reached during meeting between Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar and Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on the sidelines of the 15th OIC Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul, the Gambia. They also noted the importance of deepening dialogue and engagement especially at political level. Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar congratulated Azerbaijan on winning the bid to host COP 29 in the city of Baku in November this year and expressed Pakistan's interest in enhanced cooperation and experience sharing in combating climate change. He also appreciated Azerbaijan's firm and principled position on the just cause of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar also met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan. The two leaders reviewed the state of bilateral relations and emphasized the exceptional bilateral relations and the strong bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Trkiye. Expressing satisfaction with the positive momentum in bilateral relations, they reiterated their resolve to further deepen bilateral cooperation, with a particular focus on economic, trade, and defence sectors. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan, China vow to complete all CPEC projects

Pakistan and China have expressed their determination to complete all CPEC projects and further upgrade this cooperation to achieve shared objectives.

The resolve was expressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Vic…

Pakistan and China have expressed their determination to complete all CPEC projects and further upgrade this cooperation to achieve shared objectives. The resolve was expressed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Zheng Jianbang, during their meeting on the sidelines of the 15th OIC Islamic Summit Conference in Gambia's capital Banjul. The two sides reaffirmed the All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership between Pakistan and China and exchanged views on deepening exchanges between the Parliament of Pakistan and the National People's Congress of China. They also discussed China's growing relationship with the OIC and underlined the importance of dialogue and understanding for mutual peace and prosperity. Ishaq Dar reiterated Pakistan's firm support to China's core issues and underscored the importance of enhanced mutually productive ties through close economic collaboration and cooperati on. Vice Chairman Zheng Jianbang reaffirmed China's support for Pakistan's sovereignty, territorial integrity and development. Source: Radio Pakistan