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Expats in Dubai launch drive to build libraries in Pakistan

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: A group of Pakistani expatriates have launched an initiative to open libraries in their homeland to coincide with 2016 being the year of reading. Kitaabie, which means my book in Arabic, has been launched by Maha Khan, an English teacher at the British Council, and two others in Dubai to promote education in Pakistan. "It has been a dream for years, since I am from the education industry and have grown up with books around me. I’ve been taught to…Read More

Pak expats urged to work for uplift back home

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistani expatriates in the UK should invest in faculty-building at institutes of higher education back home, said a UNESCO science laureate here. "Knowledge is the key to socio-economic development," said Atta-Ur-Rahman, patron-in-chief of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences in Karachi. The event was organized by the Institution of Engineers Pakistan-Saudi Arabian Center (IEP-SAC) to mark its 41st technical seminar on higher…Read More

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Govt working to attract expats in IT, other fields

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government is working on a plan to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from rich Pakistanis expats in various fields especially information technology, automobile vending industry, medical equipment and services and hospitality sectors. A senior government official said the work on an incentive package to attract overseas Pakistanis has been triggered following an advice from the World Bank economists Dan Biller and Ernesto Sanchez-Triana who viewed Pakistan’s…Read More

Axe falls on Pak expats this time!

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THE RECENT proposal to establish the International Clearing House (ICH) and fixation of termination rates on incoming overseas calls to Pakistan, now applicable from October 1 despite a strict warning by the super regulator Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), has now forced the overseas Pakistanis to pay about $150 million a month on international calls back home but also speaks about the shallow approach of the relevant authorities towards handling the stakeholders (overseas Pakistanis)…Read More

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