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JULY – 2019

Pakistan, France sign MoU to promote bilateral Trade, Investment and Business

PARIS, JUL 18 (DNA)  – Business France and Board of Investment (BOI) of Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and business between Pakistan and France.The agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Mr. Moin ul Haque on behalf of Board of Investment (BOI) of Pakistan and Mr. Christophe Lecourtier, Chief Executive Officer of Business France in a special signing ceremony held at the headquarter of Business France in Paris, today.

PM directs to control inflation, take action against hoarders

LAHORE, JULY 18 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to take immediate steps to provide relief to people, control inflation and take action against hoarders.He was speaking during a briefing in Lahore on Thursday.Punjab Chief Minister’s Advisor Dr. Salman Shah briefed the Prime Minister about the government’s measures and future strategy for socio-economic development and promotion of agriculture and industrial sectors in the province.

NAB arrests former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

LAHORE, (DNA) – Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday from the outskirts of Lahore.He is the latest political leader and the second premier from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to be arrested.Abbasi was arrested for his involvement in the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) scandal, said a statement released by the accountability bureau. NAB escorted the PML-N leader to its local Lahore office.

Relations with Pakistan deep-rooted, says Egyptian ambassador

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A number of mega projects have been launched under the new leadership since 2014; projects that aim to improve Egypt’s economy and represent a new stage in its development. Some of these mega projects include constructing a new administrative capital, which is located 45 kilometers East of Cairo.

ISLAMABAD, JUL 18 (DNA) – Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Fadel Yacoub has said relations between Egypt and Pakistan are historical and deeply-rooted.

A Prosperous China Says ‘Men Preferred,’ and Women Lose

TIANJIN, (DNA) — Bella Wang barely noticed the section on the application inquiring whether she was married or had children. Employers in China routinely ask women such questions, and she had encountered them before in job interviews.It was a surprise, though, after she accepted a position as a manager at the company, a big language-training business in the northern city of Tianjin, when she was told the job came with a condition.

Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son

SYDNEY: JUL 17 (DNA) – Australia’s government on Wednesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed a letter denouncing its treatment of the Muslim minority.China has rounded up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking minorities into re-education camps in the tightly-controlled region of Xinjiang in the country’s northwest.

PTCL group posts double digital growth in operating, net profits

ISLAMABAD, JUL 17 (DNA) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the six months period ended June 30, 2019 at its Board of Directors’ meeting held in Islamabad on July 17, 2019.