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Pak-China universities ink students exchange agreement -
GUANGZHOU, Apr 18 (APP): National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad and China’s Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, Friday concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation and a Student Exchange Agreement. The documents were signed by Maj Gen (Retd) Masood Hasan, Rector NUML and Prof. Zhong Weihe, President GDUFS. The initiative of the MoU and the agreement between the two Universities was launched and facilitated by the Consulate General of Pakistan in Guangzhou. Under the MoU on Academic Cooperation, the NUML would set up a NUML International Center of Education (NICE) on the premises of GDUFS. NUML will initially assign academicians/ instructors at the NICE for English and Urdu languages and subsequently extend it for other languages.


UN Envoy urges fresh talks with besieged Syrians, authorities -
UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (APP): Regretting the abrupt halt in talks between the Syrian authorities and the negotiating committee representing civilians and fighters trapped in the Old City of Homs, U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Thursday urged all the parties to return to the negotiating table and complete the deal that had been on the verge of being signed.



On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade -
UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (APP):  On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the ‘illegal collective punishment’ unleashed on the population there.


US lauds Pakistan’s economic upturn; hopes for Pak-India progress -
WASHINGTON, April 17 (APP): The United States has been encouraged by Pakistan’s economic turnaround over the past year and hopes for Pakistan-India progress after the Indian elections towards trade expansion, a senior American official said.  “We are encouraged by the economic progress that Pakistan has made in the past year, though it still faces many challenges ahead,”


Pak maritime trade to further boost as China accelerates planning to re-connect Maritime Silk Road -
BEIJING, April 17 (APP): The maritime trade of Pakistan will get further boost through inter-connectivity as the Chinese government is stepping up the planning of reviving the Maritime Silk Road in the 21st century, with port construction as the priority, according to local media.The plan is expected to focus on infrastructure construction of countries along the route, including ports of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the China Securities Journal said.China will coordinate customs, quality supervision, e-commerce and other agencies to facilitate the scheme, which is also likely to contain attempts to build free trade zones.


Sport News
Saqlian questions “Doosara” in present era
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Master off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq indirectly questioned the legality of “Doosra” in the current era.  The inventor of the mystery ball, said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery,” he told a private television channel on Thurdsay. He declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.
 
11th National Women Softball Championship from Friday
RAWALPINDI, April 17 (APP): A three-day 11th National Women Softball Championship-2014 will be held at Pindi Cricket Stadium from Friday. In a joint announcement here, District Coordination Officer  (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall and Chairperson Senate Standing Committtee on Sports Kalsoom Perveen, said Six teams from all over the country including defending champions Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad and Police Department would participate in the championship.
 
National Shooting trials for Asian, CW Games on May 10
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Second phase of trials to select Pakistan sharp shooters for this year’s Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be held at Naval International Shooting Range here on May 10, National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) announced on Thursday. “Trials will be conducted in all events like Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun,” Executive Vice President NRAP Razi Ahmed Khan told APP here.
 
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
 
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
 
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Currency rates of NBP 6
NBP Exchange Rates 6
Foreign exchange rates 8
Foreign Currency Account Scheme 5
Listed companies allowed to hold meetings through videoconferencing 7
Pak-Saudi JC agree upon organizing mutual fairs, exhibition 74
Bosnian Ambassador for promoting trade 7
Consortium delegation called on Finance Minister 108
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NBP Exchange Rates 9
Currency rates of NBP 7
Foreign exchange rates 6
Foreign Currency Account Scheme 8
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26 MoUs signed in 7-nation trade moot to promote exports: RCCI 15
Business Opportunities Conference concludes after inking 16 MoU 15
Committee to probe Pakistan missions’ overdraft from banks 14
FBR holds taxpayers facilitation workshop 10
NBP Exchange Rates 10
Currency rates of NBP 13
Foreign exchange rates 11
Foreign Currency Account Scheme 12
Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds 14
Spot rates of cotton (Crop 2013-2014) 19
Pakistani businessmen explore possibilities of cooperation with Danish companies 91
State Bank releases Payment Systems Review 19
Trade gap shrinks 5.5% in 9 months 24
Call to enhance Pak-Bosnia trade 23
SECP approves “Rule Book” for Karachi Stock Exchange 24
WB projects 4 percent Real GDP growth for Pakistan in FY 14 25
TDAP eyes $ 50 bln exports in next 2 or 3 years 41
ISE-10 index stays bullish 23
Rs. 3,3331.240 million released for 5000 newly created posts in Balochistan 140
Surgical goods exports fetch $ 867.6 mln in three years 33
Pak-Finland Business Council signs MOU 39
Pakistan becomes third largest exporter of dates 35
Foreign investors taking keen interest in Pakistan: Mifta Ismail 36
No need to change FBR’s existing tax collection system: RCCI President 23
ADB for removal of transport constraints in CAREC countries 26
Asia’s small firms need more nonbank financing to grow, create jobs: Report 23
Weekly inflation up by 0.09% 29
Pakistan intends to issue worth US $500 million Euro Bonds at Int.market:Dar 184
Dastagir for concerted efforts to increase export 47
FBR realizes Rs 1,575 bln tax revenues till March 31: FBR 56
Surgical goods exports fetch $ 867.6 mln in three years 41
Foreign exchange rates 50
Foreign Currency Account Scheme 30
NBP Exchange Rates 26
Currency rates of NBP 46
 
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