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The Team of China – Dongfeng Race Team wins at the Victoria Harbor in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Hong Kong, China, Jan.31, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 from Melbourne to Hong Kong has finished, seven teams arrived in Hong Kong, China. The Team of China – Dongfeng Race Team finally took the second in the fierce competition, becoming the only team to be awarded for four consecutive times […]

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Vietnam wants enhanced trade and economic relations with Pakistan

Islamabad, January 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): H.E. Pham Hoang Kim, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and addressing the business community said that his country wanted to develop strong trade and economic relations with Pakistan as both countries have good potential to complement each other in many areas. He said Vietnam has good expertise in producing hydropower and it could cooperate with Pakistan in this field. He said Pakistani pharmaceutical products, blackpepper and many other products have good demand in Vietnamese market.

He said Vietnam and Pakistan should take part in each other’s trade fairs and exhibitions that was the best way to improve bilateral trade relations. He said that ICCI should share full detail of its expo being organized in April 2018 in Islamabad and he would try to bring Vietnamese businessmen to participate in that expo. He also invited ICCI delegation to visit Vietnam to explore new avenues of business prospects in Vietnamese market.

Speaking at the occasion, Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that Pakistan and Vietnam enjoyed friendly relations, but their bilateral trade of around $500 million was far less than the actual potential of both countries that needed to be improved by strong efforts from both sides.

He said Pakistan and Vietnam have good potential to cooperate with each other in many areas including trade and investment, textiles and garments, energy, infrastructure development, automobiles, industry, agriculture, food processing, chemicals, information technology, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewellery, sports goods, education and health, air and sea connectivity, and banking, seafood and fish farming. Hestressed that both countries should give private sectors leading role to exploit all untapped areas of mutual cooperation. He said Vietnam’s investors should visit Pakistan to explore JVs and investment in CPEC.

He said Pakistan could export oranges, mangoes, meat and many other products to Vietnam. He said that Pakistan and Vietnam should make joint efforts to identify impediments in two-way trade and take measures to further promote trade relations. He said encouraging frequent exchange of businessdelegations and increasing cooperation among their respective chambers of commerce and industry and trade promotion bodies should be given more focus to improve two way trade up to the real potential of both countries.

Muhammad Naveed Senior Vice President and Nisar Mirza Vice President, Islamabad Chamber ofCommerce and Industry thanked the Vietnam Ambassador for visiting ICCI and said that ICCI would like to work with Vietnamese Embassy to further improve their bilateral trade and economic relationsbetween Pakistan and Vietnam.

For more information, contact:
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526, 2253145, 8432676
Fax: +9251 225 2950
Email: icci@brain.net.pk
Website: www.icci.com.pk

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Clarification: Streamlining the “Footpath Schools” for adequate and sustainable education solutions for street / other underprivileged children

Karachi, January 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Sindh Education Foundation has clarified the factual position in response the news circulating in the media. According to the details, with the advent of the dreadful incident of baby Zainab and with the history of the vulnerability of the vicinities of Mazars and Shrines in Sindh along with increasing trends in beggary near landmark locations, the Government of Sindh had constituted and notified a Committee with a view to examine the issue of increasing trends of begging by children in and around Mazars, lakes and subsequently other shrines etc.

The broad objectives were to facilitate rehabilitation and schooling and training solutions for children / adolescents while exploring the most viable solutions for addressing the issue of Footpath Schools in the province in general and area surrounding Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mazar (Karachi), vicinity of Qalandar’s Mazar in Sehwan and proximity of Manchar Lake, initially as test cases.

To Committee was tasked to examine the options on incentivizing students and determine the most suitable option of providing the students with small meal components of basic need items etc. given their special requirements and also to negotiate with the organizations/ parents / communities that could help in rehabilitation of students. The Committee was also tasked to look into the availability of possible options for bringing children of footpath schools into the fold of mainstream education.

The Committee in pursuance of its TORs held its first meeting on 29th January 2018 with apositive intent to move forward and work together with Civil Society. The School Education and Literacy Department offered for providing a full school building to accommodate education of the students presently enrolled in the footpath school at different locations in the nearby schools starting with the ‘Footpath School’ run by M/S Ocean Welfare Organization in front of Abdullah Shah Ghazi Mazar, for necessary arrangements i.e. Teachers, furniture and text books and the budget will be provided.

The Government is willing to work together with M/S Ocean Welfare Organization and build upon their good relations with the communities and the street / vulnerable children so that a formal education platform is provided to these children in order to secure their future and to avoid any accidents / incidents that can threaten the well- being of these children. The Government intends to provide a more appropriate mechanism for rehabilitating the students coming from special circumstances.

Representative from M/S Ocean Welfare Organization suggested to get a written proposal / intimation from the School Education and Literacy Department which will be examined by their Board, the clarification concluded.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

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Camp Court of the Appellate Tribunal Local Councils Sindh fixed on 07th February 2018 at Hyderabad

Karachi, January 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): Ms. Arjumand Aziz, Honourable Chairperson / Judge, Appellate Tribunal Local Councils Sindh is scheduled to hear appeals pertaining to Municipal Corporations, Municipal Committees, Town Committees, District Councils a...

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