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Fawad asks media to project economic growth,as its interests linked with economy

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Times Pakistan): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said that interests of Pakistani media were linked with growth in national economy and it should project economic progress of the country. Addressing the closing session of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) seminar on ” Media and Democracy: Towards free, independent and sustainable media in Pakistan”, he said that national media should not fall prey to negative western narrative on China…

Chinese investment jumps 45.26% in first half of FY19

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (Times Pakistan): The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from China in Pakistan increased by 45.26 percent to US$1,104.2 million in first half (July-December) of current fiscal year against the investment of $760 million recorded during same period of last year. According to latest data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), FDI from United Kingdom also increased to $116 million in first half of FY19 compared to investment of $113.2 million in same period of the preceding year.

Poet, writer,Sufi intellectual Wasif Ali Wasif remembered

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP): Famous Urdu poet, writer, and Sufi intellectual Wasif Ali Wasif were remembered on the occasion of his 26th death anniversary on Friday. Born on January 15, 1929, in Khushab, he was famous for his unique literary style,  probably no contemporary Urdu writer is more cited in quotations than Wasif. Master of aphorism, he has almost a miraculous ability to capture a rainbow of meaning in a few dewdrops of well-chosen words.

Pakistan enter into Team Championship semi-finals

PESHAWAR, Jan 18 (APP): Pakistan squash team took berth into the semi-final after recording another important victory against host Thailand in the ongoing 19th Asian Junior Squash Team Championship being played at Pattaya (Thailand). In the last pool match, Pakistan team defeated Thailand by 3-0 and thus moved to the semi-finals. Pakistan would now play the semi-final either against Malaysia and Hong Kong. The semi-finalist from the other group would be decided after the match between Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Chinese model to be followed in special economic zones construction: Pak Ambassador

BEIJING, Jan 18 (APP): Pakistan will follow the Chinese model in the establishment of its industrial parks and special economic zones in different regions under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework, Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid said on Friday. “We have identified and selected nine locations in different regions of Pakistan where industrial parks and economic zones will be established. Pakistan will like to study China’s model,” he told China Radio International (CRI) which is producing a…

A regulated road traffic reflects a nation’s self-discipline

ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP): A glimpse of regulated road traffic is enough to ascertain a nation’s self-discipline that flows smooth like a country’s unhindered progress. World over, the developed countries have embraced scientific road management to address growing traffic challenges. However, with Islamabad as a mirror to the entire country’s traffic management system, the reflection is not that good. The city is braving several challenges mainly the absence of innovative methods to tackle chronic traffic congestion, poor…



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