July, 2018


A new dawn shone on Oman, marking an era of development, progress and prosperity in all fields.

Oman marks Renaissance Day 2018 MUSCAT – On Monday, the 23 rd of July 2018, the Sultanate of Oman will celebrate the start of its   modern renaissance (Oman Renaissance Day) under the leadership of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. Way back in 1970, a new dawn shone on Oman, marking an era of development, progress and prosperity in all  fields. Sultan Qaboos has met with great success in building a modern state capable of reviving the country’s past glory and the leading role of Oman in the region and the worldRead More

Pakistani students prepare to depart for U.S. graduate and post-graduate studies

Islamabad: EducationUSA hosted orientation sessions at the United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi for 194 students. The students will be starting undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States. According to the Open Doors Report, 7,015 Pakistanis studied in the United States during the 2016-2017 academic year, an increase of 14.2 percent over the previous year and the highest total in the last five years. Many of those students took advantage of USEFP’s free educational advising services when they applied to U.S.Read More

PTCL Group grows at 4 % YoY, PTCL announces interim dividend of Re 1 per share

Islamabad:  Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2018, and an interim dividend of Re. 1 per share at its Board of Directors meeting held in Islamabad, on July 18, 2018. PTCL Group’s revenue for the 1 st half of 2018 has grown YoY by 4% to Rs. 60.7 billion as a result of positive contribution by all group companies. QoQ PTCL Group’s revenue has grown by 2% during the second quarter of 2018. Ufone revenue has increasedRead More

Japan and FAO making efforts to support livestock farmers

Islamabad:  With assistance from the Government of Japan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing a project worth around 2.7 million USD for the enhancement of Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) control in Pakistan The inception workshop for the project was held in Islamabad. Mr. Teppei Nakagawa, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Islamabad, Ms. Minà Dowlatchahi, FAO Representative in Pakistan, Mr Fazal Abbas Mekan, Federal Secretary for National Food Security and Research and officials from the Livestock and Dairy Development departments of all provincesRead More

Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan enjoy excellent political relations that should be transformed into growing trade and economic relations. H.E.Erik Beishembiev Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic to Pakistan

Islamabad: Interview by Moazzam Ali Rana , Abdul Rafay Kyrgyzstan’s recorded history spans over 2,000 years, encompassing a variety of cultures and empires. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, Kyrgyzstan has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Though long inhabited by a succession of independent tribes and clans, Kyrgyzstan has periodically fallen under foreign domination and attained sovereignty as a nation-state only after the breakup of theRead More