Qatar Signs $12 Billion Deal For U.S. F-15 Jets Amid Gulf Crisis

Qatar will sign a deal to buy as many as 36 F-15 jets from the U.S. as the two countries navigate tensions over President Donald Trump’s backing for a Saudi-led coalition’s move to isolate the country for supporting terrorism. Qatari Defense Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah and

Askari Bank, Unionpay Sign Agreement For Debit Card Issuance

BEIJING, June 13 (APP): Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) and UnionPay International, one of the world’s largest payment schemes, has entered into an agreement to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) and EMV Chip Cards in Pakistan. The initiative will allow AKBL customers to enjoy convenience of contactless

The Middle East Conundrum: What Is The Safe Passage For Pakistan?

Mired in its Afghan Policy quagmire, reeling from Trump led Saudi Arabian stunning uppercut and Panama JIT, Pakistan appears to have been left way behind in the past tense of rapidly evolving international power game. Saudi Arabia’s move to boycott tiny Qatar, citing its pro-Iran

Railways To Receive 23 GE Locomotives by July

ISLAMABAD, June 9 (APP): Pakistan Railways will receive 23 locomotives from United States company General Electric by July this year. According to official sources, General Electric had already delivered 32 locomotives to Pakistan Railways as part of the agreement signed between the two sides two

Punjab Budget highlights

LAHORE, June 2 (APP): Following are the highlights of the provincial budget for fiscal year 2017-18. *Shehbaz Sharif-led Punjab government presented its fifth budget in the Punjab Assembly here Friday. *Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal presided over the first sitting of the 30th assembly.

Mango Export Likely To Increase This Year

MULTAN, June 4 (APP): Mangoes export are likely to increase during current year as 10 varieties of this exotic fruit have been registered with Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department (FSC&RD). While talking to APP, Director Mango Research Institute (MRI) Dr Hameedullah and In-charge Mango

Seafood Exports Increase By 17.08% During 10 Months

ISLAMABAD : The exports of fish and fish preparations from the country witnessed increase of 17.08 percent during the first ten months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The fish exports during July-April (2016-17) were recorded at

US Bans Import Of Shrimps From Pakistan

KARACHI: The US has banned import of shrimps from Pakistan for not installing turtle excluder devices in fishing nets. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) claimed that the ban, came into effect since May 1, had been imposed because the Pakistani fishing industry failed

Pakistan Signs MOU With Alibaba To Promote Exports Through E-Commerce

HANGZHOU, May 16 (APP): Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote country’s worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises through e-commerce. The agreement between Alibaba and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan was signed by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir