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Development in Punjab: hype or reality?

  The general perception in the country is that Punjab is a better managed province, its economy is robust and provincial government headed by PML-N being in power for over two decades has been performing better. However, some cynics say it is only propaganda because except a few mega cities rest of the areas continues to suffer from contentious issues plaguing economy. There is also apperception that mega projects are …

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Punjab land of five rivers: the most industrialized province of Pakistan

  Punjab also known as Punj Aab, meaning Five water, the land of five rivers, Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum, Sutlej and Beyas. Punjab is part of the Indus Valley Civilization, more than 4000 years old; the main site in Punjab was the city of Harrapa. The Indus Valley Civilization spanned much of what is today Pakistan. It is a province with largest population in Pakistan. The Punjab is amongst the most …

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Rescue 1122 a success story in Punjab

  Extending technical assistance to other provinces; believes in ‘saving lives and changing minds’ The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) is the largest emergency humanitarian service of Pakistan having an infrastructure in all 36 districts of Punjab and is providing technical assistance to other provinces. Rescue 1122 has rescued over 3.10 millions victims of emergencies through its Emergency Ambulance, Rescue & Fire services and Community Emergency Response Teams while maintaining …

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CSR a mission or a ritual?

  Many corporate entities boost that they do a lot under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) but the overall plight of industrial workers clearly suggest that a lot more needs to be done. It is also observed that many of the activities that the corporate should be performing as ‘duty’ as often clubbed under CSR. A little is being done to minimize emission of toxic gases and effluents. If a few …

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Running of a new water system in Balochistan

  Developing of water resources in water-starved province, Balochistan is the key to maximize crop production and this can be done through increasing surface water supplies and conserving water using the latest technologies and protecting land and infrastructure from water logging, salinity, floods and soil erosion. The Balochistan government led by Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch needs to focus for the solution and to overcome the scarcity of water through …

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Cross border smuggling between Iran and Pakistan

  Ali Awsat Hashmi, Governor-General of Sistan-Baluchistan province Iran has underscored the need to take practical steps in order to effectively stop cross-border smuggling and promote enhanced trade between Pakistan and Iran. Effective and workable measures are required to manage unofficial cross border trade through documented and official channels that will not only add to revenues but open doors for legal trade between the two brotherly countries. Speaking at a …

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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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