Archive for August 2018

Turkey’s tourism income increases in second quarter

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s total tourism income increased by 30.1 percent, year-on-year, reaching $7.04 billion in the second quarter of 2018, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)’s report on Tuesday. “While 84.7 percent of this income [excluding GSM roaming and marina service expenditures] was obtained from foreign visitors, 15.3 percent was obtained from citizens resident…

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Turkey: Foreign trade deficit drops 9.1% in June

Monitoring Desk ANKARA: Turkey’s foreign trade deficit dropped by 9.1 percent, year-on-year, in June, while its exports and imports reached $12.95 billion and $18.45 billion, respectively, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Tuesday. The country’s exports decreased by 1.3 percent and its imports dropped by 3.8 percent in the month versus June 2017, TurkStat said.…

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Pak earns over $3.630bn from export of transport services

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The transport services by Pakistan in other countries increased by 3.29 percent during the first eleven months of financial year 2017-18 compared to the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported transport services worth $3630.695 million in July-May (2017-18) against the exports of services worth $3514.894 million in July-May (2016-17), showing 3.29…

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Jewellary export goes up 1.3 per cent

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Jewellary export from the country increased by 1.3 percent during fiscal year 2017-1 8 to $5.9 million as compared to the export worth of $5.8 million in same period of the preceding year. The export of gems also surged by 34.97 percent during the period under review as it rose to $4.05…

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HBL and EFU Life launch Sahara Plans

F.P. Report KARACHI: HBL, in its capacity as the largest bank of Pakistan, enjoys an extensive distribution network with over 1,750 branches, over 2,000 ATMs and a reach of over 11 million customers. EFU Life is a leading life insurance company in Pakistan and is the first conventional insurance company to get the Window Takaful…

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Omar to discuss Nangarhar situation with Ghani

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal has expressed concern over insecurity in eastern Nangarhar province, saying he will discuss the issue with President Ashraf Ghani. After the killing of a tribal elder and Wolesi Jirga candidate and four other people in a suicide car bombing in Nangarhar on Monday, Zakhilwal voiced his…

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Ghani praises Afghan robotics team’s gains

Monitoring Desk KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has directed the construction of a school with focus on science and robot-making, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The president issued the directives during a meeting with two members of the Afghanistan robotics team at his office. Roya Mahboob and Fatema Qadera — members of…

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IECC refuses to register complaint against candidate

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has been refusing to register complaint against a Wolesi Jirga candidate accused of killing 10 people and spearheading an illegal militia in northern Baghlan province. However, the IECC argued it could not register complaints now because the time to register complaints registration expired on June 30.…

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Atmar shocked at tribal elder Hayat’s killing

Monitoring Desk KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar has expressed shock over the killing of prominent elder and Wolesi Jirga candidate Hayatullah Khan and ordered security forces to avenge his death. Haji Hayatullah Khan was among four people killed in a car suicide bomb attack on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway on Monday when his vehicle…

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