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First Biotech Cotton Grown in Pakistan

Biotechnology offers tremendous benefits to the agriculture in Pakistan. Agriculture biotechnology is helping today to provide people with more and better crops, food and holds even greater promise for the future. Cotton is an important cash crop for Pakistan known as ‘white gold’. It accounts for 8.2 percent of the value added in agriculture and [...]

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Pakistan: The Most Surprising Economic Success Story

The proof is in the numbers. Last year the country’s GDP growth rate hit 8.4 percent, the world’s second highest behind China, following two years of solid 6 percent growth. It’s a heady turnaround for a nation that, in the late 1990s, was practically a failed state with near-zero GDP growth. Because of its headlong [...]

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The Great British-Pakistani Boxing Hope: Khan

He is a British citizen of Pakistani descent and a practicing Muslim. At 11, he was a boxing prodigy. By his teens, he was the best young amateur boxer in the United Kingdom. Amir Khan is a slender 19-year-old with smooth skin the color of cafe con leche. His handshake is weak, his long, delicate [...]

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Pakistan’s Debt Rating Gets a Boost

Moody’s raised its outlook on Pakistan’s sovereign B2 foreign currency debt rating, which is five rungs below investment grade and the same as Indonesia’s, from “stable.” Pakistan’s $100 billion economy is forecast to expand 7 percent in the year to June 30 after growing 8.4 percent in the previous 12 months, the fastest pace in [...]

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US Pakistani Lottery Winner Plans to Rebuild Hometown

Ihsan Khan, 47, is not like any other government official in this country. He is a former Northern Illinois University student, a one-time cab driver in Washington, D.C., and a citizen of both the United States and Pakistan. He is also a multimillion-dollar Powerball winner who was elected mayor of his hometown district in Pakistan [...]

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Hamalaya Vintage Car Rally Sets Off for Pakistan-Nepal-India

In Pakistan, the rally would pass through Murree, Abbottabad, Peshawar, Khyber Pass, Jehlum, Rohtas Fort and Lahore. The participants will enter India through Wagah border on March 21. The rally would culminate at Kolkata (India) on April 11 after passing through historical landmarks of Pakistan and Nepal. At least 36 cars have arrived from the [...]

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Pakistan Opens Business Visa On Arrival

Visa Facilitation Desks have opened at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar airports. To obtain a visa valid for up to 30 days, business visitors have to show either a letter from their national Chamber of Commerce, an invitation letter from a business organization recommended by the appropriate trade organisation in Pakistan or a letter [...]

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Karachi Papers of Scientist Who ‘Modified’ Newton Theories

The collection of papers includes original theories of ‘New Relativity’ and ‘Rotational Theory of Light’ presented by Sir Sulaiman in British India. An exhibition of the research papers of Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman will start on Monday at the National Museum to commemorate the 65th death anniversary of the great Muslim scientist. Sir Shah Sulaiman [...]

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Pakistan Mountain Climbing Season Heats Up at the Karakorams

Time has come to mark your name on a rock in the “other Himalaya” where the first edition of the Karakoram expedition list is up: 30 expeditions are lined up already for the Pakistan peaks and new ones are listed almost by each day. The great earthquake didn’t scare climbers off from Pakistan and that’s [...]

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China’s 12 Billion Dollar Pakistan Investment for Multiple Projects

With these investments, Pakistan is also going to build Islamabad International Airport and two hydraulic power plants at Bunji and Nilam-Jhelum, Ghuman told local press recently. Pakistan has attracted US$1.6 billion in foreign investments during the first 7 months of this fiscal year, starting last July. It is expected to attract furthermore US$1.4 billion in [...]

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