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PCJCCI proposes Pak-China Technology University LAHORE: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) here Wednesday proposed a Pak-China Technology University to be opened in collaboration with Chinese universities. PCJCCI President Shah Faisal Afridi said that aim of the university would be to transform appropriate technology from China that suits to the needs and demands of Pakistan, besides providing tailor made innovative solutions to various sectors. "China is interested to incorporate Chinese curriculum into Pakistan such as Chinese language, work ethics, innovative planning and development on priority basis for whcih they need Pakistan's cooperation," he added. He mentioned that Chinese also discussed prospects of such collaboration with Higher Education Commission's Chairman Prof. Dr Nizamudin, who appreciated the idea and proposed to provide land formation of Pak-China Technology University. Afridi said, it would be a great achievement if Pakistan succeeds to establish the technology university, as currently, Pakistan's education sector lacks technology and technical expertise whereas ...

Stage set for Senate election PESHAWAR: The Provincial Election Commission has made all the necessary arrangements for the Senate election to facilitate the 124 legislatures of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly to exercise their right of votes for the election of 12 senators from the province on Thursday for which 25 aspirants put up by different political parties and some independents.Provincial Election Commissioner Musarrat Khan would preside over the electoral process as Returning Officer for conduct of the election to be ...

Illegal gateway excahnge raided in Hangu ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to control grey traffick has unearthed an illegal gateway exchange in Hangu.According to details, a successful raid against the grey operator was carried out along with FIA team at Hangu.An illegal exchange comprising six Gateways, multiple ports, hundred of SIMs, three Laptop, five Modems, one CPU and UPS with batteries were confiscated. Two persons were arrested and were in FIA custody for further investigation,said a press ...

Senate session starts ISLAMABAD: The Senate session started at 3:34 pm with the recitation of some verses of the Holy Quran. Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari chairs the session. The house is set to take up agenda items including Question Hour, Motion, Calling Attention Notice and other matters with the consent of the chair as well as majority.-AFPCopyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti QUETTA: Unknown men blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline in Zain Loti area of Dera Bugti on Wednesday. According to Levies sources, unidentified men had attached an improvised explosive device with the gas pipeline which went off. The purification gas supply was disrupted from well No. 7 after the blast. Law enforcement agencies reached the site and started efforts to arrest outlaws. Further investigation was underway. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Govt releases Rs300mn for gas project PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Public Health Engineering Shah Farman said Wednesday the Government released Rs. 300 million for sui gas project to Kohi Daman to fulfill demands of people. He said this in a meeting held with a representative of Sherikara, Adezai, Mattani, Azakhel and Maryamzai at his office here on Wednesday. He listened the problems of the delegation and assured all out support on behalf of the Provincial Government. The Delegation was led ...

52 profiteers fined, two jailed KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui Wednesday said the Karachi divisional and district administration imposed a fine of Rs. 124,500 on 52 shopkeepers while two were arrested and sent to jail for violating the official price list of edible items.Total 18 milk sellers, 21 grocers, 10 chicken sellers, two vegetable retailers and one flour miller were challaned.The profiteers were fined in areas including Liaquatabad, Gulberg, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Model Colony, Saddar, Aram Bagh, ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
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