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Why Do We Have Leap Year?

Every leap year we welcome February 29 into our calendar – and with good reason. The humble leap day comes and goes every four years without much fuss – but it saves us a lot of trouble and is the one day women are encouraged to propose to their man. Professor of Applied Physics at the University of

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FEDERAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS LACK TRANSPORT FACILITIES

Islamabad—Almost all the federal educational institutions lack proper transport facilities to fulfill the needs of their students. Only 30 out of 422 institutions of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) have less than 100 buses. A large number of students sitting on rooftops or stuffed inside private buses is a common sight both in the morning

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NED University of Engineering plans to open campus in Dubai

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DUBAI:One of Pakistan’s top engineering universities NED University has launched a Dh110 million plan to open a campus in Dubai next year. Established in 1922, NED University – which takes the initials of its founder, philanthropist Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw – is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Pakistan. But Muhammad Afzal Haque, the vice

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Pakistani Companies Participate in CBI Export Coaching Program

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THE HAGUE, 1 Sept. 2014. CBI, the Dutch Centre for Promotion Of Exports from Developing Countries today launched a five day seminar EXPRO 102 designed for enhancing the exporting skills of Pakistani Engineering Sector Exporters and also the capacity building of Pakistani Business Support Organisations who are stakeholders in the drive to enhance Pakistani Exports.

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Registration of Auto vendors with EDB

Registration of Auto vendors with EDB Up to 2003-2004, when deletion programs were active in Pakistan, there was a compulsory process that all the parts manufacturers had to register themselves with the EDB. But from July 2004 to July 2014 (one decade) this practice was abolished. “It is a good idea that the Engineering Development

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Federal Ministries, government departments need attitude change

Federal government’s departments including the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) need to change their attitude otherwise the situation pertaining to routine matters will remain the same. After June 2006, the industry continues to operate under tremendous pressure coupled with step motherly treatment of federal government departments and ministries. Till today, bureaucratic hurdles and officials’ lethargic

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The rise and fall of Dewans

In June 2006, Dewan Mushtaq Group’s (DMG) sales were over $665 million. It was under a long term debt of $175 million on the books and posted a net profit of $5.8 million. A year later it announced its first net loss ever recorded. And a year later it was Pakistan’s largest bank defaulter.

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New entrant in the market

It is a good sign that some new entrants are trying to enter the local auto market after taking over of PML-N government. These new entrants are in constant touch with the Engineering Development Board (EDB) discussing their investment proposals.

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