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Negotiations on Pak-Turkey FTA to be held on June 6-7

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- The seventh round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey would be held from June 6-7, 2017 in Turkey in order to finalize the agreement. “Pakistan and Turkey will also discuss specific sectors including textile during the negotiations,” a senior official of Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

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Pakistan Vision 2025, CPEC drive investment in Future Cities

ISLAMABAD  (sarzameen News)- Saquib Ahmad, Country Manager, for SAP Pakistan on Thursday said that Pakistan Vision 2025 and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are driving investment in Future Cities to deliver economic growth and enhance urban livability. “With the United Nations projecting over half of Pakistan set to live in cities by 2025, the

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PPF wins Astor Award

LONDON  (Sarzameen News) – The Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust (CPU) has presented the annual Astor Award to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). The Astor Award – first made in 1970 – is one of the oldest and most prestigious media awards in the world and is presented to an individual or organisation that has

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Festivals can connect the diaspora to their roots: Ibne Abbas

LONDON (Sarzameen News)- Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK has said that literary and cultural activities can connect diaspora, especially the youth, to their roots and heritage as well as forge mutual understanding and tolerance among different communities He expressed these views in his opening remarks at the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF),

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First Orange Line Metro train to reach Pakistan in July this year

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan will say goodbye to the days without subways and light rail as the first of 27 trains designed for Orange Line Metro in Lahore, would be delivered by a Chinese company to the Punjab government authorities in July this year. The remaining 26 will be handed over to the authorities by the end

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Cotton yarn, cloth production increase 0.78%, 0.51% in 9 months

ISLAMABAD  (sarzameen News)- Domestic production of cotton yarn and cotton cloth grew by 0.78 percent and 0.51 percent respectively during first three quarters of current financial year as compared the production of corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-March, 2016-17, 2.572 million tons of cotton yarn produced in the country as compared the production

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PTCL expands its reach to Europe through Sparkle Sicily Hub

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services provider of the country has announced expanding its reach to Europe through Sparkle, its long term partner in the region, leveraging Sparkle’s open ecosystem and rich marketplace at Sicily Hub in Palermo. Sparkle is the international service arm of

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Curtin University Alumni chapter launched in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD  (sarzameen News) – Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson has launched in Pakistan an alumni chapter of Australia’s Curtin University, said a press release issued here on Wednesday. Curtin University has more than 600 alumni in Pakistan, many of whom are working in high profile and influential positions in public, private and the

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USAID Mission Director inaugurates faculty of education

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke, Dr. Muktar Ahmed, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Dr. Balig ur Rehman, State Minister of Federal Education and Training Tuesday inaugurated the new $1.5 million Faculty of Education building at Fatima Jinnah Women’s University (FJWU), constructed by USAID to

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11,000 Pakistanis join Embassy WhatsApp Broadcast in Oman: envoy

BURAIMI (Sarzameen News) -Ali Javed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Oman has said that 11,000 Pakistanis joined Embassy WhatsApp Broadcast launched in January whereas 10,000 had joined Mission’s email. He expressed these views while giving a comprehensive briefing to the Pakistani Community in Buraimi on bilateral relations, measures for improving quality, efficiency and transparency in Consular

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