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Pak Fin. Ministry rejects World Bank’s muddled report!

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan criticized the World Bank (WB)’s latest report on the country’s gross external financing needs terming it as a shocking claim. 

Pakistan’s gross external financing needs are 9% of GDP that makes a sum of $31 billion for the existing fiscal year 2017-18. According to the analysis of WB, Pakistan needs $18 billion to float which is 41% less than actual stats.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Finance held that WB estimates were misinterpretation of the standard definition of gross external financing needs.

“Pakistan’s external account has shown a strong performance in the first two months of the current fiscal year and misinterpretation of data (by the WB) to deliberately paint a negative picture is uncalled for”, maintained the Ministry. 

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Ghani issues decree banning Pak trucks from entering Afghanistan

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KABUL: In order to let Afghan transporters get more business, President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree banning Pakistani trucks from crossing into Afghanistan.

Afghan Ministry of Transport stated:  “The Afghanistan and Pakistan Trade Agreement (APTA) has expired. Before this Pakistan did now allow Afghan trucks to enter its territory. So we do the same and after this Pakistani trucks will be unloaded at borders and Afghan trucks will carry the goods to Hairatan and Shir Khan ports”. 

It is pertinent to mention here that until now many Pakistani  transport companies even ventured into Central Asia to deliver goods there after crossing the border at Torkham and Boldak borders. 

 

 

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PIA plane slightly damaged after collision with refueling vehicle at Toronto airport!

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TORONTO: A PIA plane was taxied to the hangar after it was slightly damaged due to collision with a refuel vehicle here today at the Pearson International Airport.

According to details the accident occurred when the process of refueling was in progress. Ground handlers who have been informed of the accident have yet not provided an explanation.   

All the passengers of Toronto-Lahore flight PK-789 were transferred to the hotels when it transpired that the maintenance of the aircraft would take some sixteen hours.  

 

 

 

 

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(TEXT AND VIDEO) 2-day Pakistan Property Show commences in Dubai on 20th October

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT BY SANIA JAMALI IN DUBAI

DUBAI: World Trade Center’s Za’abeel Hall 5 here is the venue where 2-day Pakistan Property Show commenced today.

The event (that has been organized by Zameen.com, in association with EarthLink, Abad and others,) is meant to make Pakistan’s real estate visible globally attracting premium investment.

Overseas Pakistanis from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain are taking keen interest in the expo.

Talking to Newspakistan.tv the organizers held that Pakistan Property Show 2017 would help strengthen the national exchequer by attracting medium to long-term direct investment.

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