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Railways announces new stops of four trains, abolish five stops ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has announced new stops for four various passengers trains, abolish five stops and declare two stops as permanent.According to Time Table for Summer 2016, Pakistan Railways has also announced to change departure timing of 10 various trains across the country.As per new schedule of the Pakistan Railways, Bolan Mail now will depart from Quetta at 11 am, Awam Express from Peshawar at 10 am, Akbar Express from Quetta at 10 am, Badar Express from Lahore Railway Station at 7:15 pm, Chenab Express from Lalamusa at 4 pm, Sandal Express from Multan at 7:30 am, Sukkar Express from Jaccobabad station at 7:30 pm, Rawalpindi Passenger train from Rawalpindi station at 7:30 pm and 353 UP will leave Sargodha railway station at 11 am.Pakistan has also changed the route of Musa Pak Express train which will now ply through Samasatha-Rawalpindi-Samasatha instead of Lahore-Multan-Lahore.The authority has extended the stoppage of ...

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Microsoft launches employment platform for Pakistan The world largest software maker, Microsoft has launched ‘Rozgar.Work,’ an initiative which is the first of its kind employability and entrepreneurship platform, in Pakistan.According to local media reports, Microsoft has partnered with World Vision-Pakistan and has introduced a platform that would offer job-seekers with career guidance, up skilling, job-matching and mentorship, in order to curtail the country’s ever growing unemployment and underemployment. Microsoft Pakistan’s General Manager Nadeem Malik said,”At Microsoft we believe in sharing our ...

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Industries Ministry asked to prepare Special Ramadan Package ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has asked the Ministry of Industries and Production to prepare Special Ramzan Package.In a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here on Sunday, the minister has asked for submitting the package for consideration of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet within ten days.In this regard a letter has been sent to the Secretary, Industries and Production, it added.The minister said keeping in line with the present ...

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FPCCI appreciates govt efforts in improving economy ISLAMABAD: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has appreciated the government for undertaking strenuous efforts in improving the economic condition as well as the image of the country by adopting wisdom of policies deliverables.In a statement received here on Saturday, President FPCCI Rauf Alam lauded the steps taken by the Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar in economic uplift of the country.He said the policy of consultation on core economic issues of national ...

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All LNG projects to be completed by 2017 ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal has said that all the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects in the country will be completed by 2017.Talking to a private news channel, he said that work is also underway on the financial matters of TAPI and the project will soon be launched.He said that government has inked pacts with Iran in connection with the import of gas which delayed due to international embargoes ...

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Freight trains, other steps improve Railways financial health ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has increased number of freight trains ex-port to up-country from one (01) train per day in year 2011-12 to 12 trains in year 2014-15 which resulted in its financial health improvement.The department is also focusing on freight sector and has inducted rehabilitated and new locomotives in freight pool, official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP.They said the steps taken by present government are showing good results as fiscal deficit of ...

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Railways to conduct fresh feasibility study for DI Khan-Quetta route ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has decided to conduct a fresh feasibility study for connecting Dera Ismail Khan with Quetta under Medium Term Development Framework (2020-25) of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).According to official documents, the fresh input/Terms of Reference (TORs) are being prepared for implementation of the project.The connectivity of Dera Ismail Khan with Quetta is a part of future Railways Development Plan. The proposed route, 538 Km in length will connect Quetta with DI Khan via ...