British company seeks 5,000 workers from TEVTA


LAHORE: A British company has demanded 5,000 trained people from TEVTA in the hospitality and sales sector to provide them job in the United Kingdom.

TEVTA would provide services of 5,000 youth to a British company after giving them the required training. TEVTA is paying full attention to train the unemployed youth of Punjab especially in remote areas in order to give them prominent place in the society and ensuring their participation in the national development.

"Foreign

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Pakistan seeks US support in HR development




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan has sought the assistance of the US for human resource development in the country.

"We are keen to benefit from the strength of the top U.S. universities to train our strategic human resource for transforming Pakistan into a knowledge economy," said Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, at a recently held meeting with US Assistant Secretary Education and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan.

The minister said that Pakistan-USA

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Viper plans further expansion, seeks govt support




STAFF REPORT KHI: Viper Technology – one of Pakistan’s oldest computer brands – is eying nation-wide expansion, especially by increasing its footprint in the education sector.

"Viper is the only Pakistani brand dealing in desktop computers, laptops, and tablets that has survived the beating from higher taxes’ and influx of used computers that flooded the country over the past decade, Viper CEO Khushnood Aftab told the media.

Fast forward to 2016, the company has become

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HEC seeks France help for new incubation centres






STAFF REPORT ISB: French Ambassador Martine Dorance has recently visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Secretariat and met with the commission’s chairman, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed.

The ambassador was accompanied by Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Andre de Bussy.

Dr Ahmed briefed the Ambassador regarding achievements made by the HEC since its inception, as well as future projects planned by the commission to make higher education accessible in all regions

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MPs committee seeks funds for PCSIR




STAFF REPORT ISB: A panel of the lower house of Parliament has called upon the government to allocate sufficient budget for research in the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR).The agenda of the meeting, which was chaired by Senator Tariq Bashir Cheema, was to discuss the performance of PCSIR, which is attached to the ministry of science and technology.

PTI lawmaker Ali Muhammad Khan asked the chairman PCSIR Dr Shahzad Alam to brief the committee about the

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APTMA seeks remedial steps to meet textile export target




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan textile industry is impaired due to heavy taxes and surcharges, rendering it uncompetitive compared to regional economies. Other irritants include energy tariff, under utilization of power generation capacity and energy shortage, says a research report prepared by the APTMA.The export sector is subject to five percent duties, taxes and surcharges, while competitors in India enjoy tax-free regime on exports of textile products, while in Bangladesh and China,

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APTMA seeks remedial steps to meet textile export target


STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan textile industry is impaired due to heavy taxes and surcharges, rendering it uncompetitive compared to regional economies. Other irritants include energy tariff, under utilization of power generation capacity and energy shortage, says a research report prepared by the APTMA.

The export sector is subject to five percent duties, taxes and surcharges, while competitors in India enjoy tax-free regime on exports of textile products, while in Bangladesh and China,

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Dr. Soomro seeks ECO support for ECOSF




MONITORING REPORT ISB: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro has recently called on the new Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akça Tehran.

During the meeting, Dr. Manzoor briefly introduced ECOSF and its functioning as well as its high forums to the Secretary General by highlighting the historical development up to establishment of the Foundation.

The President ECOSF sought special assistance of Halil Ibrahim for the

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Dr. Soomro seeks ECO support for ECOSF


MONITORING REPORT ISB: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro has recently called on the new Secretary General of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akça Tehran.

During the meeting, Dr. Manzoor briefly introduced ECOSF and its functioning as well as its high forums to the Secretary General by highlighting the historical development up to establishment of the Foundation.

The President ECOSF sought special assistance of Halil Ibrahim for the

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Pak-EPA seeks EIA report for SFIE project


STAFF REPORT ISB: The recent construction work that has been started on Signal Free Islamabad Expressway’ project by Capital Development Authority (CDA) is challenged by Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA); the sources of agency state that CDA had neither obtained the obligatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from them nor conducted any prior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to establish the environmental sustainability of the project.

Dr. Khurshid Khan, Pak

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Leather industry seeks conducive road for progress




STAFF REPORT LHR: Business experts have expressed apprehensions that the leather industry of Pakistan would not be able to reap full benefit of a duty-free access to the European Union market under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) unless the government resolves long time issues.

They say that the government should refund stuck-up claims, resolves energy crisis and ban the export of livestock from the country.

Pakistan Tanners Association South Zone Chairman Hamid

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