Tuesday, May 23, 2017
PAKISTAN NEWS

Lower oil prices

Lower oil prices lead to greater cooperation on energy




The G20 nations have enjoyed the benefits arising from oil price volatility, but it’s clear that international partnerships remain a vital aspect... Apr 20, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | Turkey | Israel | Pakistan


Serena Hotel Group

World-class hotels tell ‘the other side of the story’




Pakistan is not widely known for its luxury tourism, but hotels such as those owned by the Serena Hotel Group are changing all that Apr 15, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


The pharmaceutical and technology sectors growth

Strong growth expected for leading industries


Textiles is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy

Despite a challenging environment in the traditional industry sector, the pharmaceutical and technology sectors are emerging as strong growth drivers for... Apr 11, 2016

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Pakistan’s Vision 2025 plan

Education improvements boost competitiveness


National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad

Education, one of the central concerns of Pakistan’s Vision 2025 plan, is becoming more accessible to population, and higher education in particular... Apr 07, 2016

Education | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


The privatization of Pakistan’s power sector

Privatization and U.S. support put Pakistan on track towards 50,000 MW goal




Pakistan’s power sector has hampered growth for many years. The combination of new government initiatives, a revitalized private energy sector and... Apr 02, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


The landmark TAPI pipeline and Iran-Pakistan pipeline

Huge gas supply boosts in the pipeline


Pakistan's oil and gas infrastructure is in need of substantial development

The landmark TAPI pipeline and Iran-Pakistan pipeline, which, after a long delay, now looks set to go ahead thanks to the removal of sanctions on Iran,... Mar 27, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Power generation from LNG set to double by 2017 to 3,600 MW

As the cleanest hydrocarbon with a key role to play in the reduction of CO2 emissions, liquefied...


USAID & EIA

USAID & EIA help to unlock Pakistan’s unconventional potential




With estimated recoverable resources of 14 billion barrels of shale oil and around 95 TCF of risk recoverable free gas, Pakistan is working closely with... Mar 21, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Pakistan´s growth of the oil and gas industry

Capital-intensive industry seeks foreign partners




Downstream sector gears up for technology and capacity upgradation as global oil prices allow room for achieving self sufficiency Mar 16, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


LNG in Pakistan

Power generation from LNG set to double by 2017 to 3,600 MW




As the cleanest hydrocarbon with a key role to play in the reduction of CO2 emissions, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is becoming increasingly popular across... Mar 11, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Huge gas supply boosts in the pipeline

The landmark TAPI pipeline and Iran-Pakistan pipeline, which, after a long delay, now looks...


Pakistan´s oil and gas industry

Global catalysts reignite oil and gas industry


Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources

Oil imports dip 20% due to international oil prices, which Pakistan’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources reckons could put the country on... Mar 05, 2016

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Yunus Brothers Group

“The world has to understand that Pakistan needs trade to expand its growth”


Muhammad Ali Tabba, Group Director of YBG

Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) is leading the way in Pakistan in terms of boosting the country’s trade and diversifying its economy.  With a turnover... Feb 27, 2016

Conglomerate | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


New opportunities for Pakistan

Landmark MOU signed to form new stock exchange




Integration of the Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore stock exchanges follows the global trend of consolidation, a move clearly welcomed by foreign investors Feb 23, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Pakistan


Global denim producer expands further

Rana Zahid Tauseef
Chairman of Rantex

A leading textile company in Pakistan and specially known for its denim production, Rana... May 10, 2016


EBM champions nutrition with social vision

Dr Zeelaf Munir
Managing Director of English Biscuits Manufacturers

Dr Zeelaf Munir is a recognized businesswoman in Pakistan and the Managing Director of English... May 03, 2016


Growth set to be among world’s highest

Syed Ahmed Iqbal Ashraf
President of the National Bank of Pakistan

President of the National Bank of Pakistan, the financial arm of the country, Syed Ahmed... Apr 29, 2016


Pakistan tackles its challenges head on

Irshad Ullah-Khan
Chairman & Managing Director at MEFT Pakistan Ltd

Irshad Ullah-Khan is one of the leading figures in Pakistan’s social and economic... Apr 21, 2016


Companies are making “very good money” here

Dr. Miftah Ismail
Chairman of the Board of Investment

Dr. Miftah Ismail, Chairman of the Board of Investment, discusses Pakistan’s growth... Mar 01, 2016


A pioneer on the Pakistan Gas industry

Syed Wamiq Bokhari
CEO of Pakistan Petroleum Limited, MD

United World sits down with Syed Wamiq Bokhari, CEO of Pakistan Petroleum Limited, MD, talking... Sep 22, 2015


An attractive time for trade transactions in Pakistan

Mr. Sirajuddin Aziz
President of Habib Metro Bank

United World sits down with Mr. Sirajuddin Aziz, President of Habib Metro Bank, talking... Sep 22, 2015


Global catalysts reignite Pakistan’s oil and gas industry

Mr Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Pakistan

Despite ongoing political and domestic upheaval, Pakistan’s Ministry of Petroleum... Sep 22, 2015


Global catalysts reignite oil and gas industry

Oil imports dip 20% due to international oil prices, which Pakistan’s Minister of... Mar 05, 2016


“Pakistan has much to offer in terms of culture, heritage, hospitality and above all, scenic views and nature”

Mr. Aziz Boolani
CEO of Serena Hotels Pakistan

United World sits down with Mr. Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels Pakistan, talking about... Sep 21, 2015


World-class hotels tell ‘the other side of the story’

Pakistan is not widely known for its luxury tourism, but hotels such as those owned by the... Apr 15, 2016


Reforms lead the way

Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra
Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan

Up to March 2013, Pakistan’s reserves were near exhaustion, what could have brought... Sep 21, 2015


Robust earnings and high solvency for big time banking players

As Pakistan’s economy gets back up to speed, the banking sector will continue to play... Dec 07, 2015


KSE: Impressive and world-wide known results

Nadeem Naqvi
MD of Karachi Stock Exchange, Pakistan

United World sits down with Nadeem Naqvi, MD of Karachi Stock Exchange, talking about the... Sep 21, 2015


Pakistan opens to the world

Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra
Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan

United World talks to Mr. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan,... Sep 18, 2015


Positive gains put Pakistan on good footing for investment

Jalil Abbas Jilani
Ambassador of Pakistan to the US

Jalil Abbas Jilani, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, discusses the nation’s... Aug 07, 2015


Op-Ed: U.S. and Pakistan in a “long term and mutually beneficial partnership”

With the two countries joining forces to combat violent extremism, ensure regional stability,... Oct 26, 2015


PBC: Fostering Economic Growth

Mr. Sikandar Mustafa Khan
The Chairman of Pakistan Business Council (PBC)

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a business policy advocacy platform, established in... Jun 05, 2014


Cementing Pakistan’s Progress

Tousif Peracha
CEO of Gharibwal Cement

Gharibwal Cement Ltd. is one of the pioneers of cement manufacturing in Pakistan, producing... Jun 05, 2014


Leading investment, creating wealth

Mr. Shahid Pracha
CEO of DHC

With an investment portfolio covering IT, Real Estate, Energy, Financial Services, Food, Textiles... May 06, 2014


Growth through energy

Mr. Khalid Mansoor
CEO of the Hub Power Company (HUBCO)

The Hub power station was one of the first and largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in... May 06, 2014


Helping Pakistan grow

Mr. Ali Ansari
CEO of Engro Corporation

As Pakistan’s first fertilizer producer, Engro Corporation has helped modernize traditional... May 06, 2014


A taste of England from Pakistan

Mr. Khawar M. Butt
Chairman and MD of English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM)

English Biscuit Manufacturers are the pioneers of packaged biscuit manufacturing in Pakistan... May 05, 2014


‘There are real opportunities in Pakistan’ says UK high commissioner

Phillip Barton
British High Commissioner to Pakistan

In December, Pakistan received ¡Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus status... Apr 14, 2014


PTCL ready to face the competition

Mr. Walid Irshaid
CEO of PTCL

Providing telephonic and Internet services nation-wide, Pakistan Telecommunication Company... Apr 07, 2014



LOCATION:

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north



AREA:

total: 796,095 sq km



CLIMATE:

mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north



POPULATION:

196,174,380 update paises set descripcion = July 2014 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:

federal republic



CAPITAL:

name: Islamabad



INDEPENDENCE:

14 August 1947 update paises set descripcion = from British India)



GDP update paises set descripcion = purchasing power parity):

$574.1 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP update paises set descripcion = official exchange rate):

$236.5 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:

3.6% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 25.3%

industry: 21.6%

services: 53.1% update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs



INDUSTRIES:

textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp



EXPORTS:

$25.05 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



EXPORTS - partners:

US 13.6%, China 11.1%, UAE 8.5%, Afghanistan 7.8% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



IMPORTS:

$39.27 billion update paises set descripcion = 2013 est.)



IMPORTS - partners:

China 19.7%, Saudi Arabia 12.3%, UAE 12.1%, Kuwait 6.3% update paises set descripcion = 2012)



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