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Karachi District

National carrier opens up a rich culture to the world

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is much more than a people mover. It is a business artery bringing much-needed foreign capital and trade to the country's economy, according to Ali Tahir Qasim, the carrier's country manager for Hong Kong and Macau.

Tuesday, 23 March, 2004, 12:00am

Karachi terminals switch

P&O Nedlloyd says the Europe Pakistan India Consortium service will call at Qasim International Container Terminal in Karachi from September 7, replacing calls at the Karachi Port Trust Terminal.

4 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Karachi movements resume

Shipping movements in Karachi have resumed after a grounded US-flagged oil tanker was refloated.

'The vessel has been salvaged and is now berthed at Oil Pier-5,' a Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesman said.

9 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Plea heard on dangerous goods

The Pakistani Government is considering a proposal to increase from two days to five days the time that dangerous cargo, including chemicals, can be stored at Karachi port before wharfage and demurrage charges are imposed, the Lloyd's List has reported.

31 May 1996 - 12:00am

World Bank backs lay-offs

The World Bank has promised financial backing for Karachi Port Trust to introduce a redundancy payment scheme to employees offering to take voluntary retirement, according to a London paper.

Lloyd's List said the scheme aimed to halve staff levels at the port trust, which employs 13,000, and the Karachi Dock Labour Board, with 6,300.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Turnover plummets on poor sentiment

THE stock exchange saw a big drop in activity in the 12 months to June 30, but with it came fewer complaints about members.

The exchange said turnover in the secondary market plummeted 58 per cent to $838 billion from $1.43 trillion in the previous year.

The number of transactions dived 36 per cent to 7.5 million from 11.8 million.

5 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Ports could prove big money-spinner

THE emergence of six new land-locked Central Asian nations after the break up of the former Soviet Union has opened up a potentially lucrative new industry in Pakistan.

As a neighbouring country on the coast of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, Pakistan now realises it can capitalise on its ports.

14 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

History makes victim of Karachi

WHEN two American diplomats were killed here last Wednesday, an Australian reporter in Islamabad phoned his mother to tell her he was not going to Karachi. When I decided to come here I resolved not to phone mine.

15 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Stability to provide lift for reforms

PAKISTAN'S political stability presents a magnificent opportunity to press ahead with the economic reformation that is rejuvenating the country, according to the Consul-General in Hong Kong, Sikander Ali Keeriyo.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am