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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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Why the gulf will always need migrants?

  Forecast – Slumping remittances will rebound from the Gulf to the developing world when oil markets stabilize and Gulf diversification plans pan out. – As part of their nationalization initiatives, Gulf States will edge out some highly skilled expatriates in favor of citizens. – Since the burden of taxation will fall on expatriates, Gulf States will have to rely on public relations to maintain migrant flows. Analysis The recent …

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Pakistan’s budding craft business and products need more logistic support

  Handicraft sector of Pakistan has the prospective to bring in huge foreign exchange provided it is promoted through logistic support by the government. Through fairs and exhibitions, handicraft can play pivotal role in economic turnaround of the country. It can help attract foreign buyers and bring in much needed foreign exchange to the country. Germany and China economies are prospering today because of their own trade fairs and exhibitions …

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Pakistan’s greatest philanthropist and national hero – Abdul Sattar Edhi 1926-2016

  Abdul Sattar Edhi was born in 1928 in a small village of Bantva near Joona Garh, Gujrat (India). The seeds of compassion for the suffering humanity were sown in his soul by his mother’s infirmity. When Edhi was at the tender age of eleven, his mother became paralysed and later got mentally ill. Young Abdul Sattar devoted himself for looking after all her needs; cleaning, bathing, changing clothes and …

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Federalism and 8th NFC outlook

  Muhammad Ali Jinnah envisioned Pakistan as a democracy in which rights and freedoms of various communities are safeguarded and the Federation, sub national governments function in harmony within the parameters of the Constitution. He underscored the importance of identifying ourselves as Pakistanis first and not Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on. Most countries in South Asia and particularly India and Pakistan adopted the parliamentary system as founding …

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