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Pakistani Restaurant Serves Indus Valley Cuisine in US

But at Overland Park’s three-month-old Kababesh Grill in the Highland Plaza shopping strip, the cuisines of Pakistan and India coexist happily on the same menu. There aren’t a lot of Pakistani dishes, says co-owner Joe Hemayoun, a native of Lahore, Pakistan (as is his partner and chef, Zubir Sheh). But the handful of regional dishes [...]

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Porsche to Begin Selling in Pakistan

German luxury sportscar maker Porsche will next year start selling cars in Pakistan, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Starting in the first quarter of 2006, Porsche will open a showroom in Lahore, with an eye toward soon expanding into Islamabad and Karachi. The company said it has signed contracts with Pakistani importer Autotechnik [...]

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Pakistani Wins Citizen of the Year Award in UK

Ijaz Nazir, owner of Jaz Licensed Grocer in Craigmillar, was selected to receive the honour for his active role in building bridges between Asian traders, police and local communities. And the 40-year-old, who moved here from Pakistan 17 years ago, collected his award from Lord Provost Lesley Hinds at a ceremony in the City Chambers [...]

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Pakistani Pop Music in Boom as Artists Make More Money

Pop music is rapidly taking over the Pakistani music scene, despite the moral brigade and diktats of the clergy. “Pop, along with soft rock, is growing in popularity. Already, one private channel – Indus Music – is solely devoted to playing pop music 24 hours a day. There are over 80 FM channels spread all [...]

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Pakistan Office Manager Wins AP Excellence Award

Office manager Zaman Kazmi for using his skills as accountant, computer technician, engineer, electrician and salesman to keep the bureau functioning during turbulent times so the news always gets out. Founded in 1848, The Associated Press is the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, providing content to more than 15,000 news outlets with a daily [...]

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Pakistan Launches New 20 Rupee Currency Note

The picture of founder of Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been printed first time distinctly and size of the picture has also been enlarged. On the back of the currency a picture of Mohenjodaro, a historical place, located in interior Sindh, has been printed. The signature of governor SBP has been printed first time in [...]

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Starting Business Takes Less than a Month in Pakistan

Starting business in India takes nearly three months compared to just 5 days in US, 41 days in China and less than a months time in Pakistan, according to World Bank’s report ‘Doing Business in 2005′. While India fared better than Brazil, where opening a business was said to take as many as 152 days, [...]

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A Poor Homeless Boy Who Built Pakistan’s First Local Car

Feroze Khan believes his future was already determined when his homeless mother gave birth to him on a car porch. More than half a century later, he has launched Pakistan’s first home-grown automobile – Revo from his Adam Motor Company Ltd. The compact, five-door 800cc model has made a splash on the roads of Karachi [...]

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Pakistan Database Body Among Top 50 IT Companies

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has achieved the status of fastest growing IT organisation by virtue of adopting most modern technology and managed to find significant a place among top 50 e-passport technology supplier companies of the world. There are 32 companies from Europe, 11 from USA, four from UK, one from Japan [...]

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Also pointed by Ejaz Chughtai

Two Pakistanis Win Qatar Lottery Jackpots

Fortune smiled on two Pakistani expatriates, with Ahmed Rahmatullah, winning the jackpot of QR100,000 and his compatriot, Khan Mohammad winning the second prize, QR50,000 in the third raffle draw of this year’s Qatar Summer Wonders. He said that his hometown was in Karachi, the port city of Pakistan but Qatar is the country he has [...]

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