Thursday, November 26, 2020

Positives

Pakistan Rises 31 Places on Trading Across Border Index Beating India And Bangladesh

Pakistan has considerably improved its implementation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) from 34 percent in June 2018 to 79 percent in November 2020, stated the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in a press release. Due to the improvement in the implementation of the TFA, Pakistan has advanced by thirty-one positions in the Trading Across Border Index, which has tangibly contributed to Pakistan’s rise (from the 136th position to the 108th position) in the Global Fund’s Annual Ease of Doing Business 2020 Report.

Pakistan’s First Ever Motorsports Arena to be Build in KPK

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to build the Pakistan's first-ever motorsports arena in Kheshgi, Nowshera.

Pakistan Approves e-Visa Service for 16 More Countries

The new visa facility had been approved in January last year to promote tourism in Pakistan. It allowed e-Visas to 175 countries, and visas on arrival to the residents of 50 countries as well as Britishers of Indian-origin and American citizens holding American or UK passports. Following the approval, the e-visa facility that was previously available for 175 countries will now be available to 191 countries and will allow their residents to apply for online visas in various categories including tourist, business, and student visas.

Pakistan to be special partner at CAEXPO in China

Pakistan will be a special partner country at the forthcoming 17th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) scheduled to be held on November 27 top November 30 in Nanning, Guangxi province of China.

BMW is Launching Its Motorcycles in Pakistan

As the distributor of BMW passenger vehicles in Pakistan, Deewan Motors has decided to capitalize on the booming motorcycle market in Pakistan and plans to introduce a bike lineup here as well.

UNDP Mission to Support the Digital Pakistan Inititative

The UNDP mission is expected to discuss Digital Pakistan Policy with the IT Ministry, an e-payment system with the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan, the role of digital technology in COVID-19 response with the National Health Services Ministry, and gender gap and statistics of registration of vulnerable population with NADRA Chairman.

PTCL Collaborates with DETASAD to Bring Cloud Marketplace to Pakistan

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) collaborates with DETASAD (DETECON Al Saudia Co. Ltd.) a Saudi-German joint venture and a leading contributor to the ICT sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), to establish a digital Cloud Marketplace in...

Pakistan’s Business Optimism Index Improves Significantly Post COVID-19 Lockdown

According to Dun & Bradstreet’s ‘Business Optimism Index’ report, business sentiment among local firms in Q3 2020 rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, mainly on account of resumption in economic activity amid gradual reopening of the economy.

CPEC rapidly laying foundation for Pakistan’s industrial development

In the past five years, CPEC projects have created 55,000 direct jobs in the road infrastructure sector, of which 48,000 have been created specifically for local Pakistanis.

Pakistan Wants You To Know: Most Pink Himalayan Salt Doesn’t Come From India

The salt is mined from rolling red-brick hills that rise from marshes in Khewra, about two hours from the capital, Islamabad.