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Democrats to continue long-term strategic partnership with India


September 5th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Indicating the bipartisan support that US-India ties enjoy, Democrats have now vowed to "continue to invest in a long-term strategic partnership with India to support ... Read more...

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Pakistan allows more imports from India


November 21st, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has removed import restrictions on 12 more items from India, officials said.The goods included machinery as well as raw materials for leather and textile ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister took 10.12 decisions per meeting


October 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) It perhaps can't get more precise than this. A Pakistani minister took exactly 10.12 decision per meeting while his predecessor took 8.96 decisions per meeting.Finance ... Read more...

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Pakistan to import 100,000 tonnes of sugar


October 14th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan will import 100,000 tonnes of sugar due to a shortage following floods that ravaged sugarcane crops in Sindh province.The government Thursday allowed import of 100,000 ... Read more...

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Pakistan expands list of products for trade with India


September 14th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to enhance imports from India by expanding a list of eligible products, a media report said Wednesday.Dawn said that this was Islamabad's second ... Read more...

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BRICS worried over global economy uncertainty, vow to enhance coordination


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya (China), Apr. 13 (ANI): A day ahead of the BRICS Summit to be held here, trade ministers of Brazil, Russia, India,China and South Africa met and unanimously agreed that uncertainty in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat


April 12th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Islamabad has approved the sale and export of 200,000 tonnes of wheat to create space for fresh stock procured from farmers, a media report said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan allows import of used cars


January 26th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet Wednesday decided to allow import of used cars in a bid to clamp down on escalating prices by local vehicle manufacturers.A cabinet meeting, held ... Read more...

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S. Korea gearing up for G-20 Summit


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (S. Korea), Sep 23 (ANI): With only 50 days left for the G-20 Seoul Summit, Korea is making conscientious efforts to gather a consensus in putting development as one of the ... Read more...

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Govt. approves creation of Economic Wing in Indian embassy in Beijing


May 27th, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for creation of an Economic Wing in the Embassy of India in Beijing.The Economic Wing will deal with ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in Beijing to get economic wing


May 26th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In another sign of India's growing ties with China, the cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal for creating an economic wing to be headed by a minister ... Read more...

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Now, a multi-billion dollar LNG contract scam in Pak surfaces


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): In yet another massive scam that could run into billion of dollars, the Pakistan Supreme Court has been told that a French company was awarded two contracts for the ... Read more...

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G-20 is the appropriate forum to resolve global meltdown: BRIC leaders


April 16th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBrasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Reaffirming the central role of the Group of 20 (G-20) member nations in combatting and neutralising the impact of the global fiscal crisis, leaders of ... Read more...

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G-20 reflects growing importance of India, China: Obama


February 12th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) President Barack Obama has told the US Congress that the key role given to the Group of 20 (G-20) leading economies in the global financial ... Read more...

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Shaukat Aziz’s regime gave birth to hoarding mafia : PPP


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep.23 (ANI): Senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Raza Rabbani has blamed the former President Shaukat Aziz's regime for the birth of hoarding mafia in the country.Interacting with party workers during ... Read more...

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More than 50 percent sugar mills in Pak owned by politicians


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.23 (ANI): More than 50 percent of sugar mills in Pakistan are owned by political leaders, and despite this fact, sugar prices in the country have sky rocketed in the ... Read more...

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US technical team arrives in Pakistan to access energy crisis


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.23 (ANI): A team of US technical experts is in Pakistan to assess the country's deteriorating energy scenario and to help it to overcome the problem, the Dawn reports.The team of ... Read more...

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Pak Cabinet’s ECC clears plan for 1,500 MW rental power plants


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.22 (ANI): The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Pakistan Cabinet has given its approval to a plan for 1500 megawatt rental power plants, and has also asked the federal power ... Read more...

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Massive sugar scam making life bitter for Pakistanis


August 13th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.13 (ANI): Sugar prices in Pakistan have hit an all time high of 52 rupees per kilogram.The prime reason behind the sudden steep rise in the price of one of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s displaced cross 500,000 mark, Rs.1 bn released for relief (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 12th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) With the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the fighting in Pakistan's restive northwest crossing 500,000, the government has released Rs.1 billion ($12.4 million) for their ... Read more...

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Pak ECC approves bilateral trade with India


March 20th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Pakistans Economic Coordination Committee has accepted the Ministry of Commerce summary seeking permission for bilateral trade with India through Wagah-Attari road link. The proposal was made in ... Read more...

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Pakistan slaps 25 percent duty on Indian potatoes


January 14th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.14 (ANI): Potatoes from India will now be dearer for Pakistanis after the levy of a 25 percent tax import duty. The Pakistans Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) chaired by Prime ... Read more...

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Pak on the brink of oil crisis, stocks to last 16 days only


July 8th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 8 (ANI): Pakistan is facing an acute fuel shortage, as the stocks of two major petroleum products - motor spirit and light diesel oil (LDO), have reportedly plummeted ... Read more...

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Pakistan to import wheat from India


May 7th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Confirming that tenders for the import of wheat would be called within a few days, official sources say Pakistan may import wheat from neighbouring India ... Read more...

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Pakistan sends wheat to avert food crisis in Afghanistan


May 6th, 2008 - 11:25 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, May 6 (DPA) The Pakistan government Tuesday sanctioned the export of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan to avoid food crisis in the war-torn country, officials said. The approval was given ... Read more...

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Iran wants to sign IPI pipeline deal with an elected Pakistani government


January 23rd, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 23 (ANI): Iran has said that it wants to sign a Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) on the seven billion dollar Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project with an elected ... Read more...

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Pakistan to import 500,000 bales of Indian cotton


December 13th, 2007 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has allowed import of 500,000 bales of short staple cotton from India through land route via Wagah border to overcome domestic shortage. Sources said that the ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on gas pricing formula for 3.5-bln-dollar project


November 14th, 2007 - 10:17 am ICT by admin
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