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Advanced fuel saving additive

  KM+ is a non toxic environmental friendly and biodegradable fuel additive.KM+ is designed to address today’s competitive requirements for engine performance, fuel saving, maintenance and protection of combustion engines as well as fulfilling social responsibility of keeping KM+ green for a greener earth. Three key functionalities of KM+ are : 1. Fuel Atomization – To improve fuel combustion 2. Cleansing Functionality – To clean and restore engine condition to …

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Balochistan – A major location for stolen vehicles business

  There are still many reports about presence of junkyards for the stolen vehicles in Balochistan. The engines of new cars are purchased, changed or replaced at these junkyards at throwaway prices and many people are taking benefit from this option. This activity was in vogue some nine years ago when people from all over the country used to visit northern Balochistan’s border city Chaman linking Afghanistan’s Kandahar to renew …

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Achieving CPEC, Gwadar port: how important for Balochistan business fame?

  Gwadar Port in Balochistan is of immense importance not only for trade with Central Asian Republics (CARs) but also for the development of Pakistan across the Asian region. Of course, Gwadar has the potential to become a hub of major economic and commercial activities in the region. There is a high need for establishing roads and warehousing facilities at Taftan, Chaman and Torkham borders in order to make full …

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Upsurge on import of used cars carry on

  The number of used cars being imported under different schemes are still on rise as more than 8,500 used vehicles were imported during just two months of the current financial year. According to details, approximately 4,440 vehicles were imported in July 2016 and 4,076 were imported in August 2016. The break-up of imported vehicles in July shows that 2,408 cars below 800cc (1211 cars and 1197 cargo vans/pick-ups/jeeps) and …

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Gwadar port: A mega seaport project for development of small, medium and large scale industries

  Balochistan is a strategically located province. The ongoing mega development projects like Gwadar deep-sea port would make the province a hub for regional transport more effectively for land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian states. This would accentuate the existing road network in Balochistan. Therefore Balochistan urgently needs a mega road sector development project to cope with the new circumstances after the completion of mega projects in the province and …

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Pakistani ports becoming more active

  Over 4,000 foreign flag vessels dock at Pakistani ports Maritime business on the path of growth Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan is committed to protect its maritime assets and strong, democratic and economically vibrant Pakistan is his vision. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works, on Friday. The 17,000-ton Fleet Tanker has been built with …

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The containerized shipping industry – where does Pakistan stand?

  The global trends in the shipping industry have drastically changed with containerized cargo shipments taking over the bulk cargos. From cost effectiveness of shipment to increased convenience coupled with the high level of security, the growth in containerized cargo at the Karachi Port has been substantial from 1,590,000 TEUs in the fiscal year 2013-14 to 1,720,000 TEUS in 2014-15. This is an 8.4 percent growth compared to bulk cargo …

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Logistics industry eyeing significant boom

  In the global context, efficient logistics industry is a backbone of any economy and plays a strategic role in the overall economy of a country. Logistic industry eliminates wastages and makes the entire supply chain process efficient for the availability of the right product at the right time at economical cost. Key players in the sector such as the port and airport operators, the cargo handling company, freight forwarders, …

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Gwadar port emerging as logistics hub in the region

  In the present age of globalization, Gwadar port has greater scope and tremendous potential to emerge as distribution and logistics hub in the region. Strategically located Gwadar port can be converted into a regional hub of international trade. By virtue of its geography, Gwadar has greater potential, wider scope and brighter prospects to emerge as center of trade and commerce serving at least 20 countries in the Asian region. …

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Balochistan automobile sector has promising outlook

  Development under Gwadar is likely to give support to this neglected market Pakistan automobile market witnessed a rapid growth and hefty expansion over the past decade, yet Balochistan could not see any development in auto and allied sector. The province was simply neglected and no plan was formulated for development of automobile industry. The present economic managers should take some practical measures to exploit the geo-strategic position of the …

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