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The history and significance of Pakistan Day

  The Lahore resolution which is more commonly known as the Pakistan resolution was a political statement, which the Muslim League adopted back in 1940. The three-day session took place between March 22-24 was held to call for Muslim autonomy within British India. The resolution was presented by A. K. Fazlul Huq and was interpreted to be a demand by the Muslim League for a separate nation for the Muslims …

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Pakistan’s resolution endorses strong federating units

  Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a clear vision of Muslim nationalism in the subcontinent and he presented it in crystal-clear words in his presidential address on the occasion of Pakistan resolution in 1940, when he said: “We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, value and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calendars, history and tradition, aptitudes and …

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Expo Center in Pakistan

  It is heartening to note that the incumbent government has appointed S. M. Muneer as Chairman of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The business community has reposed confidence in the new chairman, himself a leading exporter of textiles and clothing and leather and leather products besides having interest in other industrial entities. While the TDAP has enormous mandate as regards to boosting Pakistan’s exports, it is necessary to …

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Vast opportunities of export, investment exists in livestock

  Livestock is a vital sub-sector of agriculture in Pakistan as promoting dairy, meat and poultry business in this sector is more beneficial for the economic development of the country. Livestock contributed approximately 55.1 percent to the agriculture value added and 11.6 percent to the national GDP during 2010-12. Gross Value Added of the livestock sector at constant factor cost increased from Rs672 billion (2010-11) to Rs700 billion (2011-12) showing …

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Karachi Expo Center equipped with latest facilities

  Exhibitions make an important contribution to various business sectors globally. The more global a business sector the more significant the role of trade explains in introducing vendors to buyers and ensuring that industry players sustain contact with industry’s growth. Trade explains tend to be a celebration of success with successful firms exhibiting and visiting. These exhibitions do much great result than introduce one person to another of course. We …

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Is balance of payment crisis easing?

  After the extension of US$1.5 billion loan by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s balance of payment crisis seems to have eased, at least for the time being. However, concerted efforts have to be made to boost exports to reduce heavy dependence of remittances. There is also need to create conducive environment for the inflow of direct investment. While there are expectations that after the grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan …

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Agriculture in Punjab

  Despite having tropical wet and dry climate, extensive irrigation makes Punjab a rich agricultural region. Its canal-irrigation system established by the British is the largest in the world. Wheat and cotton are the largest crops. Other crops include rice, sugarcane, millet, corn, oilseeds, pulses, vegetables, and fruits. Livestock and poultry production are also important. Punjab contributes about 76% to annual food grain production in the country. Cotton and rice …

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Gujranwala, Sialkot: major trade hubs for economic growth

  Gujranwala and Sialkot are the major agricultural and industrial cities of northeastern Punjab and fast emerging cities of Pakistan for the development of economic growth. Gujranwala being having an important industrial base in north eastern Punjab contributing a major part in its export growth through its dry port handlings. The major exports through this port include rice, sugar, textiles, carpets, glass goods, medical equipment, leather products, metal utensils, agricultural …

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Leading Industrial Estates of Punjab

  In 2003, Punjab Government had established Punjab Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC), on the basis of public-private partnership to achieve orderly planned and rapid industrialization in the province. Over the years, PIEDMC actively participated in the industrial developments and now successfully runs four industrial estates and it is busy in developing another five estates in different parts of the province. One of the landmark achievements is that …

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Investment avenues and opportunities in Punjab

  The Punjab Board of Investments is actively involved in finding opportunities for business. Punjab being an agricultural land, needless to say there are numerous investment opportunities in farming. The government has identified potential sectors, which need investments and on the government target list. Many initiatives have been taken to resolve the energy and power crisis including development on Thar coal. The government has set positive examples by keeping law …

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