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Bulgaria invites Pakistan to invest in SEZs

LAHORE: Tax holidays, lowest taxes and duties and an overall tax rate of around 10% make Bulgaria a lucrative destination for investment, which Pakistani businessmen should explore by joining hands with their Bulgarian counterparts, said Bulgarian Ambassador Aleksandar Borisov Parashkevov.Speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the envoy said that the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Bulgaria had all the facilities for investors.

Siraj Teli for Special Committee to review any issue likely to emerge after UK’s exit from EU

British Deputy High Commissioner perceives Pakistan as an emerging frontier market

KARACHI: Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) Siraj Kassam Teli, while thoroughly briefing the British Deputy High Commissioner Mike Nithavrianakis about KCCI and BMG at a meeting during his visit to KCCI, informed that KCCI with a strong membership base of more than 22,000 members, which is even greater than the accumulated membership of all other 42 Chambers of Commerce across Pakistan, has been successfully resolving issues being faced by the business and industrial community.

Completion of projects under PSDP top priority: Asad Umar     

RAWALPINDI, JAN 16 (DNA) – Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that the government’s top priority is the early completion of projects under the Public Sector Development Projects (PSDP).

The present government spent a huge amount of 75 billion rupee on development schemes in the month of December 2019 alone under the PSDP. In the previous six months this expenditure was around 97 billion rupee.

Western propaganda against CPEC baseless, says Yao Jing


  • Says unilateral Indian decision in Kashmir has disturbed regional peace
  • Says unilateral Indian decision in Kashmir has disturbed regional peace

ISLAMABAD, JAN 15 (DNA) – Ambassador of China Yao Jing has said Western propaganda against CPEC was baseless adding the mega project would continue despite all negative campaigning.The Chinese ambassador was speaking during a reception he hosted to mark the Chinese new year.

CDA, Survey of Pakistan sign MoU to digitalize land record

ISLAMABAD, JAN 12 (DNA) –  In line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan to digitalize the Land Record Management the  Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Survey of Pakistan (SoP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperating in Surveying and Mapping Jobs planned by CDA for the development of Capital Territory.

Embassy to encourage Czech businesses, investors: envoy

KARACHI, JAN 10 (DNA) – The Ambassador of Czech Republic Tomas Smetanka has assured that Czech Embassy would try its best and strive hard to provide as accurate information about Pakistan as they can to the Czech businesses, investors and anyone who might have slightest interest in Pakistan’s market with a view to promote trade and investment ties between the two countries.

Iran invites Boeing to probe Ukrainian plane crash that killed 176

Iran has invited Boeing to take part in the investigation into a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week at a time of soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, state media reported Friday.The move came after Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile hours after Iran launched ballistic missiles at two US bases in Iraq to avenge the killing of its top general in an American airstrike.The ballistic missile attack on the bases caused no casualties, raising hopes that the standoff over the killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani would end relatively peacefully. But Iran has sent mixed signals over whether its retaliation is complete.