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Shrimp farming on modern lines in Balochistan

  Balochistan makes up 70 percent of Pakistan’s total coastal line. Unfortunately, the province has been confined to merely on-shore water fishing due to lack of infrastructure facilities. The catch is spoiled as it is exposed to sun and impurities. In the absence of quality control regime, fresh and good quality fish find no access to national and international markets at large scales. Local fishermen are confronted with numerous problems. …

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Pak-Saudi relations gaining strength

  Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have reached it zenith during the last few months. There were high-profile visits from both sides and the two countries have developed relations on a number of fields. During the recent visit, the government of two sides agreed to take advantage of the opportunities available in the two countries for expanding and improving investment, trade, energy, infrastructure development, agriculture, human resource and …

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Port development in Pakistan

  Port benefits are increasingly distributed across different players and concern a geography that transcends the local community. This trend skews the assessment of the benefits of port investments, where the local impacts can be much less significant than the regional or national. Ports are considered as funnels to economic development since they act as a catalyst and incite development to take place in specific economic sectors and locations at …

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Saudi firm SALIC keens to invest in red meat

  While there is an abundant supply of red meat in Pakistan, the Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) has shown interest for making investment in red meat product of Pakistan. Tremendous potential in livestock sector of Pakistan has remained untapped since many decades despite the fact that we are ranked 19th in the world in meat production and 4th in milk production. Livestock sector provides employment opportunities for …

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Saudi Arabia – One of the largest trade partners of Pakistan

  Trade figures of last ten years reveal that Saudi Arabia is one of the largest trade partners of Pakistan. Besides bilateral trade between the two countries, Pakistan is the major recipient of workers remittances estimated over $4.1 billion in 2013 while the trend of home remittances indicate further increase in remittances from Saudi Arabia. It is important to note that the new democratic government in Pakistan has much better understanding with Saudi government, which is …

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Saudi investment in Pakistan: strong bilateral ties to continue

  Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, both being Muslim countries enjoy a cordial relation. Saudi Arabia has high regard for Pakistan for being the first Muslim country to hold nuclear power. Those seeking jobs in Saudi Arabia are given visa without any major hiccups. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his exile from Pakistan lived in Saudi Arabia during which time he developed close ties with the Royal family. Saudi Arabia in …

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Pak-Saudi economic cooperation

  Historically Saudi Arabia has been extending extensive aid, grant assistance to Pakistan, but economic cooperation between the two countries has remained far from satisfactory. Some of the critics applaud this brotherly attitude, but say that Saudi stance has been contrary to an old saying ‘don’t give me fish, but teach me how to catch a fish’. However, others say that since the cooperation has been between the two states …

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Developing Human Resource

  Some of the Western experts say that the prime reason of Pakistan’s poverty is its huge population. They may have their own reasons to establish their point of view but many local experts completely disagree with this state of mind. Now there is a growing consensus that a population of 200 million people is country’s biggest asset. At present the country has the largest percentage of youth, which is …

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No end of frustration among youth

  There is widespread frustration among Pakistani youth primarily due to majority of young people are facing chronic unemployment and underemployment amid lack of basic facilities in school, colleges and universities. According to the data of United Development Program, 32 percent of Pakistani youth is illiterate, about 10 percent unemployed and merely less than 6 percent have acquired technical skills, moreover, 71 percent of youth does not receive career counseling …

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Education key to peace and economic stability

  Based on demographic profiling, Pakistan has a population of 180 million people with a median age of 21.5 years for both male and female. Based on literacy which is defined as those who have attained the age of 15 and are able to read and write is estimated at 49.9% with male literacy at 63% and female literacy rate being 36%. Pakistan primarily comprises of a young population, which …

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