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Plight of the National Highway

  The 25 kilometer National Highway, starting from Karachi Airport and linking the main industrial hub of Karachi, is in a state of disrepair. It has been in this deplorable condition for a year now, reflecting the criminal negligence of the authorities. The government of Sindh seems least bothered about the prevalent deteriorating business atmosphere in the city, causing serious damage to the more than 60% contribution made by the …

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Chenone — Expanding business across Pakistan, Middle East, Europe & America with unmatchable brand in the market

  Interview with Mian Kashif Ashfaq – CEO, ChenOne Stores Ltd PAGE: ChenOne has carved a respectable place in the market, what is the market share of your brand in Pakistani market? Mian Kashif: ChenOne is the pioneer in lifestyle and fashion brand. Briskly engaged in a vast product mix including men, women, kidswear, home textiles, while to date there is no other brand in the country with such a …

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NESTLE Pakistan taking supremacy in providing healthy products

  Organization has positive impact in the fields of nutrition, water, environmental sustainability and rural development Started campaign to eradicate the challenges Pakistan’s children face Nestlé in Pakistan is operating since 1988 under a joint venture with Milk Pak Ltd and took over management in 1992. Nestlé is one of the top employers in Pakistan, creating jobs in the local economy. Over 170,000 dairy farmers benefit from Nestle elaborate milk …

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Demand for foreign brands on the rise in Pakistan

  The entry of foreign retail franchises into Pakistan is testament to the enhanced demand of foreign brands among local consumers. The local market already has the presence of leading international fast food franchises and consumer brands, which are successfully doing their business in the country. Despite security concerns in Pakistan, the country has witnessed an influx of foreign retail brands. It is a fact that international brands are making …

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Unilever Pakistan has fast emering products in every household; keeps robust results

  Unilever Pakistan is the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company in Pakistan, as well as one of the largest multinationals operating in Pakistan. The great products from the company’s range of greater than 400 brands give the company a unique place in the lives of people globally and here. When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday …

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Made-in-Pakistan furniture is in great demand, govt ready for every support: Khurram Dastgir

  While the country possesses huge export potential in furniture, Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC)’s three-day 6th Interiors Pakistan exhibition has been opened at Lahore Expo Centre on Friday. The essence of the mega furniture exhibition was to promote furniture and associated products at local and international level. Members of diplomatic corps, leading businessmen, foreign delegations from China, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand and, Bangkok are participating in the …

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Reducing poverty: An enormous challenge

  Poverty is a widespread scarcity, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. That is, they have little or no material means of surviving; little or no food, security, clothes, shelter, education, healthcare facilities and other physical means of living and improving one’s life. In Pakistan, poverty is at alarming level and according to a recently revealed Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report …

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No way out for PSM revival but to be privately owned

  The future of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) remain undecided as the situation seems not willing to revamp industry, which was build and become much stronger for economic development of a country. PSM is one of several firms Pakistan put up for sale to revive loss-making entities that cost the government $5 billion a year. There are no successful plans observed to set this national institution on the revival path. …

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EXPO centre – A best source to thrive Karachi’s trade and investment potential

  Karachi is now among the top ten ranking of largest cities globally. During 2005, the population of Karachi was at 15.1 million which is predicted to reach 27.5 million by 2020. The number of households in 2005 was about 2.1 million and by 2020 it will rise to 3.9 million, which means a rise of 1.77 million households, at an average size of 7 persons per household. Even at …

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Hansuke set to enter Pakistan to assist financial institutions to meet international standards

  Ali Kazimi, MD of Hansuke, believes that Pakistan’s economy and international developments present great opportunities for the local financial services sector Hansuke Consulting Limited (‘Hansuke’ or ‘the firm’) is a UK-based international consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. Hansuke is authorized and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. With over 100 years of cumulative knowledge and experience in the …

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