Posts From Zubair Ahmed

53% of female students in Pakistan are out of school

An NGO, Alif Ailaan recently conducted a research report on challenges faced by Pakistani children and their education. Subsequently, it was revealed in the report that colossal 24 million Pakistani children do not go to the school. Out of this massive figure, 53% of them are female students (aged 5-16 years) and as a result Pakistan has the second-largest number of out of school female students in the world. According

BMW to introduce cheaper car models in Pakistan

In a recent development, Renault announced to establish a plant to assemble cars in 2018 in Pakistan. Apparently, the new auto policy is finally showing progress in the country. In order to expand its business in Pakistan, BMW is introducing new lower end and mid-range models. As a proof, it has already launched its second generation BMW X1. Managing Director of BMW Middle East Group, Johannes Seibert stated that BMW

Chinese Company to pick up garbage in Karachi

The citizens of Karachi can anticipate a cleaner city and get rid of some of the garbage lying openly on the streets as Sindh government has finally taken an initiative to fix this issue. The provincial government has signed a contract with a Chinese company to collect solid waste from the city. The largest metropolitan has been haunted by excessive waste which has been contaminating the city for many years.

Grand Hyatt collaborates with Bahria Town to open 4 hotels in Pakistan

The brands, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency have partnered with the management of Bahria Town to launch 4 hotels in Pakistan. The hotels would be opened in the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad besides establishing in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi. The ownership of all 4 hotels will be with Bahria Town, which is Pakistan’s largest and one of Asia’s top real-estate company. Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development – Europe, Africa,

Digital signboards are being installed at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M2

When it comes to infrastructural development in the country, Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is always at it. This time it is no different as the latest entry in the list of initiatives taken by the PM of Pakistan is that digital signboards are currently being installed at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway M2. According to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, it was his party which introduced the idea of motorway. He stated:

Opening ceremony of Gwadar International Trade Port will take place on 13th November

In the presence of civil and military leadership, the official opening ceremony of Gwadar International Trade Port will take place on Sunday, 13th November 2016. The primary goal of both China and Pakistan under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project is to turn Gwadar as the hub of regional trade and commerce. It is reported that the top leadership of Pakistan including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and General Raheel

Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet to be modernized by Turkey

An STM press statement shows that the Turkish government-owned defense contractor won the contract for upgrading three Agosta 90B-classic diesel-electric attack submarine provided with air-independent thrust systems. It also stated that these submarines are currently being used by the Pakistan Navy. The deal was finalized on 22nd June in Rawalpindi where both, the Pakistan’s Ministry of Defense Production and STM were present and supervised the contract. Executives from the Turkish

Suzuki Mehran to be replaced by 660cc Alto by 2018

Pak Suzuki is intending to discontinue 800cc Suzuki Mehran by 2018, as reported by Dawn. Subsequently, they are planning to replace it with locally manufactured 660cc Suzuki Alto. The move is expected to take place regardless of local vendors making a fuss about the decision. There is no doubt that domestic dealers will oppose this move and the primary reason of conflicting interest would be enormous sales of Suzuki Mehran

Pakistan Army wins gold medal in Exercise Cambrian Petrol in UK

A team of Pakistan Army won a gold medal in UK’s Army premier patrolling event called Exercise Cambrian Petrol. The good news was made public by Pakistan Defence when they tweeted the following statement: “This year, the 59 Punjab from 37th Division / 1 Corps represented Pakistan Army in Cambrian Petrol in the UK and won a Gold medal” The British Army in Wales also lauded Pakistan Army in their

Pepsi Pee Lay Zara…with Fawad Khan

Long gone are the days of boring meals as the new claim by Pepsi will settle things for you! This claim sounds convincing when you hear it from the heartthrob of the country Fawad Khan. The recent campaign by Pepsi Pakistan adds laurels to its “Khana Banaye Exciting” campaign last year, as it is a continuation of the previous story but comes with a big bang. Dont worry if your