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WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia is interested in investing in Pakistan’s energy and agriculture sectors, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said after meeting his counterpart from the oil-rich country.
Dr Shaikh and Saudi Finance Minister Dr Ibrahim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf discussed investment opportunities that Pakistan holds out for Saudi businesses at a meeting on the occasion of semi-annual IMF-World Bank gathering.
“We have very close and longstanding relationship with Saudi
COLOMBO – All-rounder Abdul Razzaq on Tuesday said he was ready to play his part for Pakistan at the World Cup after a quiet opening to the tournament in which he has performed a peripheral role. The 31-year-old veteran of 256 one-day internationals batted at number eight during Pakistan’s thumping 205-run triumph over Kenya and again in their 11-run win over co-hosts Sri Lanka.
“Definitely, when you get to bat your confidence goes high, but our batting line-up is very strong
HAMBANTOTA – Pakistan face minnows Kenya in their opening World Cup match on Wednesday, desperate to atone for their tragedy-hit 2007 tournament. Four years ago, Pakistan suffered an embarrassing three-wicket defeat at the hands of outsiders Ireland in Kingston and crashed out in the first round.
As if the humiliation was not enough, their English coach Bob Woolmer died the very next day, threatening the World Cup and putting the players under investigation by the Jamaican police
LAHORE – A large number of UK businessmen are keen to invest in Pakistan through joint ventures. However, in the past, Pakistan’s inability to establish its brands in the world market could not allow for investment. “Pakistani businessmen and the government should concentrate on establishing a branding culture in Pakistan by focusing more on quality instead of quantity. The branding culture is key to economic turnaround.”
These views were expressed by UK business tycoon James
LONDON – Ireland’s largest dealer and distributor, Harris group, has arrived in Pakistan to conduct meetings with state officials proposing to build a truck manufacturing facility, reports The Times.
The paper said Robert Harris, the millionaire trucking magnate, is in negotiations with the Pakistani government to set up an entity that would import used Irish trucks into Pakistan, to be reconditioned and sold to local companies. Senior executives from the Harris group, Ireland’s
Cameron Diaz is calling on movie bosses to resurrect the Charlie’s Angels film franchise, because she would “love” to star in a third installment. The Hollywood beauty teamed up with Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu to bring the 1970s TV show to the big screen in the 2000 movie of the same name and they followed it up with a sequel, ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’, in 2003.
Diaz now admits she wants to be given the chance to turn the series into a trilogy. But Diaz fears movie
KARACHI – Indonesian textile manufacturers are likely to invest in the cotton ginning sector of Pakistan while importing the ginned cotton from Islamabad, as the foreign country’s markets have a wide demand of the item.
According to sources in the embassy of Pakistan to Jakarta, in a recent development,
the Indonesian textile manufacturers have shown their interest in investing in the ginning sector and to develop a market-trade mechanism to improve the quality of ginned
ISLAMABAD: Board of Investment Chairman Saleem H Mandviwalla has said that Turkey was focused on promoting regional trade and Turkish businessmen were keen to invest in Pakistan.
At a special briefing to a five member Turkish delegation on Saturday, he stated that Turkey recently held a regional economic forum where Turkish investors were informed about investment opportunities in Pakistan. A few companies decided to visit Pakistan to look for investment avenues.