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Thai delegation, PBIT hold discussion to boost trade

Thai delegation, PBIT hold discussion to boost trade

LAHORE – A five member delegation of Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group, led by its President Adirek Sripartak, visited office of the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) and held talks with the PBIT management to explore areas of mutual interest and to boost bilateral trade.
PBIT Vice Chairman Rizwan Khan, PBIT Director General Habib Gilani, Sajid Yousafani and other high ranking officers participated in this meeting. PBIT Vice Chairman Rizwan Khan welcomed members of

Traders’ delegation meets Dr Farooq Sattar

KARACHI – A delegation of the All Karachi Tajir Ittehad called on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday and informed him that extortionists are harassing the trader community. MQM Rabita Committee member Wasim Aftab and Karachi Tanzimi Committee In-charge Hammad Siddiqui were also present on the occasion. The delegation told Dr Sattar extortionists are sending them slips demanding large sums of money and threatening them of

Politicians disapprove 50-member delegation to India

ISLAMABAD – Politicians from across the political divide expressed disapproval on Wednesday of the 50-member delegation led by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to watch the Pakistan-India Cricket World Cup semi-final using public money.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Finance Secretary Imtyaz Ranjha told Pakistan Today that taking along such a huge delegation to watch a cricket match at the taxpayers’ expense reflected the non-seriousness of the prime minister.

Indian delegation led by Kuldip Nayyar to visit LUMS on 24th

LAHORE – An Indian delegation led by renowned journalist Kuldip Nayyar will visit the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Thursday, March 24. The delegation will meet faculty members and students and discuss Indo-Pak relations. A meeting will be held at the Saeed Saigol Room which will be followed by a tea reception. LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali will chair the meeting.

Turkish delegation meets Zardari

KARACHI – The proposed Gul Train between Islamabad and Turkey, named after the Turkish president, moved a step forward on Friday as a Turkish delegation led by Prof Dr Guven Sak, head of Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House Karachi. The delegation told the president that the pre-feasibility study of the project would be completed by Zardari’s forthcoming visit to Turkey in April. Turkish Ambassador in Islamabad Mustafa

National Defence University delegation calls on Qaim

KARACHI – A 60-member delegation of the National Defence University, Islamabad along with senators, elected representatives from all provinces, civil society representatives, journalists, bureaucrats and social workers, led by Maj Gen Azhar Ali Shah called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House on Wednesday.
Sindh Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, acting Chief Secretary Abdul Subhan Memon, secretaries of Education, Mines and Mineral

SCBA delegation leaves for India today

LAHORE – A Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) delegation, led by President Asma Jahangir, will leave for India today (Wednesday) at the invitation of the Indian Supreme Court Bar Association.
The delegation, consisting of 150 lawyers, will attend a seminar at Jaipur on March 19 and 20. Former SCBA president Ali Ahmed Kurd will also accompany the delegation, which will cross that Wagah Border at 10:30am today. The Delhi High Court Bar Association and the Indian Supreme Court Bar

Swiss delegation calls on KP governor

PESHAWAR – The Swiss high-level delegation called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Barrister Masood Kausar at the Governor’s House on Saturday and informed him about the efforts of the government and the people of Switzerland for ensuring socio-economic uplift programmes. The delegation led by Swiss Development Corporation Director General Martin Dahinden consisted of the South Asia Division head and the Swiss Ambassador in Pakistan, Christopher Bubb besides others.

LCCI delegation helps boost trade ties with SA & UAE

LAHORE – The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), on Tuesday, wrote a new page in the history of Pakistan’s trade and economic relations with South Africa and UAE, as an eight member LCCI delegation returned back after a 14 days visit to the countries with handfuls of business orders and signings of a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU). In both countries, the LCCI delegation, headed by LCCI Executive Committee Member Dr shahid Raza, received a warm welcome by their

Indian delegation arrives to honour Faiz Ahmed Faiz

LAHORE – A 17-member delegation including a renowned singer Ila Arun, arrived from India at the Wagah Border on Thursday, in connection with Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s birth anniversary’s festivities and seminars held in Lahore. They were received by Faiz’s daughters; Moneeza and Salima Hashmi.
While talking to the press, Arun said Faiz was a hard hitting poet, who was associated with some beautiful verses and was known all over the sub continent. “He is a renowned and well respected

Trade delegation to explore Japanese textile market

KARACHI – A delegation of Pakistani textile exporters is set to depart for Japan to evaluate the potentially lucrative market. A Pakistani mission in collaboration with Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would assess the market in the foreign country.
This was stated by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Chief Executive Tariq Iqbal Puri, while speaking to media personnel after communicating with Lahore based

Delegation of Christian scholars visits Nine Zero

KARACHI – A delegation of Christian scholars headed by Marilyn Hickey Ministries National Director Evangelist Rhonson Asghar called on members of the MQM Rabita Committee on Sunday and discussed with them the political situation of the country, particularly in Karachi.
Other members of the delegation comprised Faith Prayer Ministries Chairman Pastor Amjad Farooq, Pastor Muntazir Gul, Pastor Robbin Raz and Pastor Muazzam Jan.
The delegation members appreciated steps taken by

Finance minister leads Kuwait-bound delegation

ISLAMABAD – A delegation, led by Pakistan Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, will be departing on Sunday to participate in the third session of Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) to be held in Kuwait on January 16 -17, says a press release received here on Friday.
The Finance Minister is scheduled to meet Minister for Commerce and Industry, Ahmed Rashed Al-Haroun and the delegation level talks will discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between

Afghan peace delegation meets Hizb-e-Islami

ISLAMABAD – In a significant development on Thursday, the visiting delegation of Afghan High Council for Peace met the representatives of the Hizb-e-Islami, one of the major insurgent groups in the Afghanistan.
“Hizb-e-Islami, which is led by former Afghan prime minister and now one of the main insurgent leaders, Gulbadin Hekmatyar, presented its 15-point peace formula to the Afghan delegation,” said a diplomatic source, wishing not to be named.
The Afghan delegation was

Afghan delegation arriving tomorrow to discuss Taliban

ISLAMABAD – A delegation of Afghan Peace Council will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day visit to hold talks with Pakistani leadership and furnish a formal request for Islamabad’s help for the success of ongoing ‘reconciliation process’ with the Taliban.
Former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani will lead the delegation of Afghan Peace Council, which is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The 70-member council was formed by the

MQM delegation calls on Zardari

KARACHI – A delegation of the MQM on Saturday called on President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House. The delegation included MQM parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly Sardar Ahmed and provincial ministers Raza Haroon, Adil Siddiqui and Dr Sagheer Ahmed.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan was also present. Haroon told reporters outside Bilawal House that it was not a formal meeting and they were invited at the ceremony of the 19th Constitutional Amendment’s signing. With