May 022009

Following is the chart of rupee exchange rates against US dollar. It is interesting to see that between 2001 and 2007, the exchange rate remained almost the same but with the start of rise in oil prices and lawyers movement in Pakistan, the rupee totally collapsed.   In my personnel opinion, the major contributory factor in […]

Jun 232016

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Embassy of the State of Qatar started series of Iftar programs in the different parts of the country. It reflected its true spirits of generosity towards poor and needy people and marginalized communities i.e. orphans, disables and widows etc. It would continue during the whole month of Ramadan. Respect of […]

Jun 192016

ALI SUKHANVER Do you know Major Ali Jawad Changaizi, the officer of Pakistan Army who sacrificed his life at Pak-Afghan Torkham border a few days back? He was the son of Brigadier Khadim Hussain Changaizi, the first Commissioner for Afghan Refugees in 90s in Balochistan. Before becoming president, Hamid Karzai also served Brigadier Khadim Changaizi […]

Jun 142016

LAHORE, June 13 (APP): Punjab Government has levied one-time tax on the imported motor cars registered after June 30, 2016. Provincial Finance Minister Aisha Ghaus Pasha, while presenting the Finance Bill 2016-17, here on Monday, said that the term “motor car” means a motor car as defined in the provincial Motor Vehicles Ordinance, 1965 (XIX of 1965). The […]

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Jun 142016
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Most recently, Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman announced Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Plan (NTP) in which Vision 2030 maintained a central position. It would radically transform the Kingdom’s economy. Vision 2030 sets out a comprehensive road map to promote more efficient government services and to diversify the Kingdom’s economy […]

Jun 112016

KARACHI: Sales of locally produced cars swelled to 167,507 units in July-May 2015-2016 as compared to 136,723 units in the same period of last fiscal year. Low interest rate, improving law and order situation and overall improvement in country’s economic situation can be attributed to rising sales of cars, said Mohammad Tahir Saeed at Top […]

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Jun 112016

Overseas Pakistanis sent home remittances worth $17.841 billion during July-May 2015-16, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 5.6 per cent, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Friday. Remittances stood at $16.898bn during the same period of the preceding fiscal year. However, this year’s growth rate was much lower than the 17.9pc recorded in the […]

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Jun 072016

ALI SUKHANVER Has anyone ever thought of those wretched ones who migrated to Pakistan from Afghanistan almost three decades back? Will the Ashraf Ghani government say them welcome if the government of Pakistan sternly decides to push them back to the land they actually belong to? And what would be the choice of these refugees […]

Jun 032016

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has unveiled a budget with a total outlay of Rs 4.39 trillion for the fiscal year 2016-17, indicating 7% increase over the outgoing year. The government has set an ambitious growth target at 5.7pc in the next fiscal year. This is a deficit budget with a Rs 1.2 trillion gap in income and expenditure, […]

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Jun 032016

Following are highlights of Pakistan Economic Survey for the outgoing fiscal year 2015-16, launched by Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday:- • Major achievements of outgoing fiscal year includes: picking up economic growth, price stability, improvement in tax collection, reduction in fiscal deficit, worker remittances torch new height, and foreign exchange reserves […]

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May 272016
Saudi Arabia’s Brotherly Humanitarian Assistance to Pakistan

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the symbol of humanitarian assistance since its inception. It is one of the main pillars of its vibrant foreign policy. It has been surpassed all the regional and international countries in terms of high ratios of humanitarian assistance for so many years by all the […]

May 262016
Iran Connects Religion with Politics

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan Religion is a sacred binding. Religion is above any worldly wishful list of prosperity, corporate benefits or human services. It is pure and very simple to follow because it discourages any kind of bargain, blackmailing or black wishes. Politics always deviates human beings from the path of righteousness and peace. It […]

Apr 292016
Turkish Northern Republic of Cyprus: Conflict to Re-Unification

Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan “The ongoing efforts to reunite Cyprus is the best chance in decades” US Secretary of State John Kerry Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is once again in international limelight due to ongoing collaborative efforts of its conflict resolution. More than 30 years and 360 months have been wasted and washed […]

Apr 182016
TAPI Gas Pipeline Project: Regional Peace & Prosperity

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Turkmenistan is blessed with huge natural reservoirs and resources in shape of oil & gas and other precious metals. Moreover, its export-oriented energy policy makes it one of the ideal countries in the Central Asian Countries and the world to do businesses. Its outstanding commercial diplomacy holds secret of its high ratios of […]