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Pakistan’s trade deficit swells to record $29.99bln

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan’s trade deficit swelled to historic $29.99 billion during eleven months (July-May) of the ongoing financial year due to massive increase in imports and decline in exports. The trade deficit, gap between exports and imports, soared by 42.12 percent and reached $29.99 billion during July-May period of FY2016-17 from $21.11 billion of

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Amjad Sabri lives on in hearts of his fans

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- The murderer of Amjad Sabri might have been under the impression that he is ending the illustrious qawwal’s life, but what he did not know when he pulled the trigger was that the renowned qawwal would live on in the hearts of his fans forever. Monday marked the first death anniversary of

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Chinese students eager to learn Urdu anticipating job opportunities under CPEC

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- Urdu may be a bit more challenging than other languages, but a growing number of Chinese students are choosing to learn it anticipating opportunities to be offered by Chinese companies carrying out development projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The history of Urdu started with establishment of first Urdu Language Department

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Samsung shares Ramadan blessings of Eid with people of Pakistan

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Samsung Electronics continues with its tradition of enriching the society. The global technology leader has announced its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign – Let’s Celebrate Eid like Eid, with a philanthropic spirit and to wish everyone a blessed, holy month of Ramadan. Focused on sharing the joys of Eid, the campaign

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Over 400 development schemes to be completed in GB by end of June

GILGIT  (Sarzameen News)- In Gilgit-Baltistan, over 400 development schemes would be completed by the end of current month under Annual Development Program. A spokesman of Public Works Department (PWD) said, “These schemes are being implemented in ten districts of Gilgit Baltistan at a cost of more than Rs 11 billion.” He said, “These schemes are

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BITB’S flagship project “E-stamping” generates revenue of Rs30.24bln: Chairman

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Dr Umar Saif has said that BITB’s flagship project “E-Stamping” has generated a revenue of Rs 30.24 billion in the last twelve months. He stated this while chairing a high level meeting which reviewed the performance of e-Stamping project in Lahore. Dr Umar Saif said, “Till

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Pakistani currency dealers discontinue buying, selling of Qatari Riyals

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The effects of the deteriorating relations between Gulf States and Qatar have reached Pakistan as currency dealers in Pakistan have started to discontinue the buying and selling of Qatari Riyals. According to Dunya News, currency dealers in Pakistan, especially in Rawalpindi s currency market, are refusing to convert or buy Qatari Riyals.

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PITB’s online system registers 75,000 Nigerian pilgrims for Hajj

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) on the request of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has registered 75,000 pilgrims through online system. PITB had launched Nigeria’s online Pilgrims Registration system last month and trained five master trainers to further train officials in 36 states of the country. The electronic Hajj management system of

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Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all economy class guests

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will offer one night’s free accommodation at the Radisson Blu hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, to all guests travelling in Economy Class from Pakistan, the Middle East, and Africa. The offer is valid till 15 September 2017. In Pakistan, Etihad airways flights are

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Al-Shifa Trust to operate cataract patients at their doorstep

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) The Al-Shifa Trust has decided to add surgical units to its free eye camps organised all over the country, especially in the far flung areas. The decision was taken to operate the cataract patients at their doorstep to save them from travelling to the hospitals which will save their time and money. A

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