Seminar held for livestock farmers


PESHAWAR (APP): Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in collaboration with Livestock Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other partner organisations have organised a series of training programmes for livestock farmers. The purpose of the first session at Nowshehra was to train the dairy farmers and traders on market opportunities. Second session held at Domail, discussed about the dairy farming with the farmers. In the third programme at DI Khan, the livestock farm management concept was presented in detail by the experts. During these sessions, the dairy traders of Nowshehra expressed interest in the up-gradation of their milk chiller units, whereas the farmers and fodder traders of Domail were interested in help for provision of cattle feed machineries. Before the training, the dairy farmers also had reservations about use of milking machinery due to misperception of bleeding issues associated with it. For the clarification, the demo of milking machines was arranged which satisfied the dairy farmers.




FPCCI seeks FTA with Turkey


ISLAMABAD (APP): The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has welcomed the recent visit of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Pakistan, saying that it would help enhance trade and business relations between the two countries. FPCCI President Abdul Rauf Alam said that Turkey is time tested friend and brotherly country of Pakistan and both sides have history of diplomatic ties for decades. He said, “Turkey is an emerging economy, we need economic and trade link for benefitting the business community of both brotherly countries." Replying to a question, he said that Pak-Turkey need to strengthen the ties between the business communities and would involve the chamber for further enhancing relations in this regard.FPCCI Senior Vice President Zafar Bakhtawari stressed the need for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between two brotherly countries for further bilateral trade relations. He appreciated the voice raised by Turkish president for the people of Kashmir, who are struggling for their birth right to self determination and freedom from Indian subjugation.




Mobilink initiates LTE trials


ISLAMABAD (APP): Mobilink and Warid are in process of integrating their networks as subscribers of both the companies would experience 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and 3G services on their smartphone devices soon. Mobilink has started 4G (LTE) trials, while Warid subscribers are being offered 3G trials. An official said that customer trial is being offered in selected parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi that will further expand to other parts of the country in coming days. Those Mobilink/Warid customers who are within coverage area and are on compatible devices can simply connect their devices to corresponding 3G or LTE networks. It may be recalled that Mobilink is already issuing LTE compatible SIMs to its customers. Anyone with a Mobilink connection can go to company owned service centers to obtain a 4G LTE compatible SIM. The 4G data for Mobilink customers and 3G data for Warid customers will be charged as per their current bundles or base rates, whatever is applicable. The subscribers have been informed about charging mechanisms through an SMS.


KATI willing to become partner in CPEC


KARACHI (APP): President of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) Masood Naqi has said that country's private industrialists operating in KATI were willing to become partner in the industrial projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). "Being the representative body of Pakistan's largest industrial area, we are also willing to take part in the promotion of industrial investment in CPEC," Naqi said in a statement here on Friday. He said that CPEC was a game changer for the region. It had now become the biggest attraction for foreign investment, which would not only provide the employment opportunities but speed up industrialization in the country. Head of KATI's Standing Committee on Custom, Port and Shipping, Faraz-ur-Rehman said that every effort to promote CPEC was a national service on the part of business community. He praised the measures taken by government for enhancement of the partnership of local industry in this multinational project.

Faraz-ur-Rehman told that KATI was going to arrange a visit of industrialist investor's delegation to Gwader for exploring new venues of economic activity in the coming weeks.