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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

One-window operation commences at Karachi Driving Licence Branch KARACHI: A one-window operation commenced on Tuesday at the Karachi Driving Licence (DL) Branch in Clifton.The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, A.D. Khawaja, performed the inauguration.He got his driving licence renewed at the branch by paying his fee and fulfilling the process, a spokesman of the Sindh Police said on Tuesday.The DIG DL, Mazhar Nawaz Shaikh, in his briefing informed that this will help ensure issuance of licences in a shorter period of time.Besides, this will eradicate `agent mafia' as well as the issuance of `fake licences', he added.About the salient features, DIG DL further spokes of the latest software, new design of the card, mobile phone application, SMS service, online registration facility etc.With the new system people within the country as well as those abroad can also benefit.One can fill in the application while sitting at home and that few minutes' time is required acquiring Learner's Licence, renewal ...

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Pakistan to manufacture KIA vehicles with Iran's collaboration ISLAMABAD: Member of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) Sohail Bashir Rana has said that Pakistan is going to produce KIA vehicles with the collaboration of Iran.In an interview with IRNA, he said that Kia is in talks with Pakistani 'Lucky' Company to restart manufacturing facility in Pakistan.He said Kia cars had been assembled by Pakistan in the past but they stopped production because of some problems.Director Millat Tractors Limited (MTL) said Kia has a very ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Italy, Pakistan to expand relations in furniture industry LAHORE: With improving law and order situation in Pakistan, there seems good potential of trade and investment between Italy and Pakistan, according to Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) press release.Italy will provide special package of incentives to investment companies and business counterparts besides promoting and expanding cooperation in furniture sector of either side, it said.As many as 37 Italian businessmen, headed by Italian Deputy Minister Ivan Scalfarotto, are currently on Pakistan visit for exploring the investment ...

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JCR-VIS reaffirms entity ratings of Cyan Ltd at 'A/A-1' KARACHI: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has reaffirmed the entity ratings of Cyan Limited (CL) at `A/A-1' (Single A/A-One).Outlook on the assigned rating is `Stable', said a news release issued here on Tuesday.The previous rating action was announced on October 6, 2015.The assigned rating of CL continue to be underpinned by the sponsors' profile, with major shareholding vested with Dawood Hercules Group, a prominent industrial conglomerate having presence across diversified sectors.Rating also incorporate company's ...

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APCNGA to apply for 22kg weight CNG cylinders' import: Paracha ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) would apply for import of new lightweight 22kg CNG cylinders and compatible kits with Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) in next month."Samples are arriving from European countries and South America, which will be submitted before technical experts of OGRA for evaluation and getting approval for import of the CNG cylinders and kits in next 20 to 25 days," APCNGA Chairman Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha told APP on ...

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Concerted efforts required for development of railways KARACHI: Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafiq Saturday promised that the service structure of the railways' employees would be finalized by the present government during its tenure.Speaking at a ceremony at Loco Shed, Cantonment Station here, he declared that he was against privatization of Pakistan Railways.He was of the view that we all need to work together for the development of Railways.The Minister opined that the downfall of railways began some four decades ago in ...

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PR sells 8,500 e-tickets worth Rs10mn to passengers ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has sold 8,500 e-tickets worth Rs. 10 millions to the passengers so far through different means including credit cards and mobile accounts.Pakistan Railways is providing the service of e-ticketing in 24 trains and 51 cities across the country to facilitate the passengers, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.The official said that Pakistan Railways sold tickets through credit cards, UBL Omni and mobile accounts since the inauguration of e-ticketing system ...