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Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Although over two dozen South Korean companies have engaged in different sectors in Pakistan for years, including construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and power plants, Daewoo is the only corporation facilitating the Pakistani people through the public transportation sector. Daewoo Express Limited, having had a significant presence in Pakistan’s public transportation for the past two […]

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

Although the governments, federal as well as provincial, have begun to focus on improving existing educational systems by establishing new higher educational institutions in Pakistan, the situation at the primary and secondary level is dismal. According to official data, around 48 percent of public schools in the country do not have toilets, boundary walls, electricity, […]

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

It was a frosty and misty Sunday morning of December 2017 when I noticed several people of varying ages riding bikes and three-wheeler Chinese rickshaws, locally called “Chingchi”, loaded with empty plastic cans. They all headed to a British-era canal flowing north to south in the east of town. “They all are going to the […]

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

With funding by the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization UNESCO has launched a program in Pakistan to hold training workshops for the officials of provincial archeological departments of the country on ‘involving the local communities in protecting and preservation of historic places and ancient monuments’. One of such workshop […]

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

  The local as well as international non-government organizations operating in Pakistan have recently been receiving strange signals from the government. First, the government began scrutinizing NGOs and INGOs working in different fields across the country and then devised the new strategic policy of INGO registration besides also introducing strict terms and conditions for local […]

Pakistan condemns nuclear test conducted by North Korea

Pakistan condemns nuclear test conducted by North Korea

“Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK,” read the statement issued by the Foreign Office spokesperson in reaction to North Korea’s announcement that it successfully tested an advanced hydrogen bomb on Sunday September 3rd, 2017. “Pakistan has consistently maintained that the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) should comply with the UN Security […]

Pakistan’s apex court ousts country’s remier over corruption claims

Pakistan’s apex court ousts country’s remier over corruption claims

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for life from holding any public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time. Sharif’s ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, one of the several factions of Muslim League linked to premier Nawaz’s name, which has […]

Pakistan: Politics of Power for Power

Pakistan: Politics of Power for Power

With its ever growing citizen population, Pakistan has always struggled with the supply and demand of electricity. However, the problem was not so severe until the first decade of the 21st century when military dictator General Musharraf’s regime privatized the electric supply corporation, Karachi, and established distribution companies in various regions of the country, separating […]

Korean automobile industry set to re-enter Pakistan market

Korean automobile industry set to re-enter Pakistan market

A number of foreign automobile companies, including some from the Republic of Korea – Hyundai Motor Corporation, and KIA Motor Company among others, are keen on investing in setting up car assembling plants in Pakistan, a potential market with a member population of around 200 million. Both leading Korean automobile companies used to assemble cars […]

Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank sign loan agreement for IT park

Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank sign loan agreement for IT park

The government of Pakistan and Korean Exim Bank signed loan agreement on Tuesday for a new information technology park in Islamabad. Total project cost is US $ 88.383 million including a loan of US $ 76.3 million from Korean Exim Bank under the Economic Development Cooperation Framework (EDCF) arrangement. Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Tariq […]

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