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Karachi’s Women Petrol Attendants Creating a Statement

Tania, Ester and a few other women are making a bit of history along with some controversy as well. With a job title of “sales promoters,” the women are first of their sex to pump gas in Pakistan. Ayesha Malik was born into a rich family but instead of a silver spoon in her mouth, [...]

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Pakistani Northern Areas Cuisine Restaurant New Favourite in UK Town

One of Huddersfield’s newest restaurants, Saim’s, is rapidly becoming a local favourite with those who like to eat out. Abdul, who is rightly proud of his newly created restaurant, describes the cuisine as authentic home cooking influenced by the region of North Pakistan. Abdul, who converted the former shop in Bradford Road into a restaurant [...]

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Japanese Pakistani Setting Up $100 Million Steel Plant

Hasib Rehman, a Pakistani settled in Japan … is setting up a steel plant at the total cost of US$ 100 million which includes Japanese equity. The investment is being made in response to the recent visit by the Prime Minister to Japan where he met various investors and leaders of trade and industry to [...]

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Malaysia Firm Launches Pakistan’s High-Capacity Fibre Optic Project

‘Project Ittehad’, which involves the laying of a very high-capacity fibre optic network spanning over 4,000km across the country. ‘When completed, the backbone will link over 77 towns and cities in Pakistan, which include Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad,’ Telekom, through TM International, had acquired a 78 per cent stake in Multinet in February. The [...]

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UK Firm Plans 14 Development Centres in Pakistan

Britannia-Wise Group in collaboration with the Heritage Consulting will set up 14 Britannia Resource Centres throughout Pakistan during next few months to extend support services like facilitating promising students to get admissions to international colleges and universities, helping local businessmen to collaborate with the UK business community for promotion of mutual business, immigration and visa [...]

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Pakistan Economy Continues to Heat Up

A spectacular 8.4 per cent growth rate in the fiscal year ending in June has surprised many analysts. Among the most impressive indicators is the booming business in Karachi, the 15-million-population city located on the Arabian Sea. Motorbike sales have surged to half a million a year, with export earnings during 2005-2006 expected to reach [...]

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Pakistan Among Top Performers in Doing Business

It is easier to start up or wind up a business, hire and fire workers, in Pakistan than India, says a latest report of the World Bank. The report Doing Business 2006 included Pakistan in one of the 12 top reformers in the world. The bank gives Pakistan an overall ranking of 60 on the [...]

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Pakistan Moblie Users Number Reach 15.5 Million

The number of cellular phone subscribers in the country continues to rise and has crossed the mark of 15 million, with cellphone companies hoping the customer base is likely to double in the next two to five years. Operators believe with cheap calls on top of falling handset costs, the demand for mobile phones is [...]

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Gwadar Gets State-of-the-Art Desalination Plant

The fast developing port city of Gawadar will have its first state of the art desalination plant with capacity of purifying 0.2 million gallons per day (MGD) water in next six months. Associated Builders, a part of Hashoo Group conglomerate on Wednesday inked an agreement with Pure Water Technologies for installing this Rs100 million project. [...]

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Honda Doubling Car Production in Pakistan

Honda‘s automobile production and sales joint venture in Pakistan, today held a Manufacturing Capacity Expansion ceremony of its auto plant. To meet ever-increasing demand for automobiles in Pakistan, where economic growth continues. The annual production capacity will be doubled from the current 25,000 units to 50,000 units by the end of 2006. The automobile market [...]

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