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FlyDubai launches flights to two destinations in Pakistan

Flights to Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) will operate daily from Terminal 2 at Dubai International (DXB)

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Islamabad: flyDubai on Monday announced the launch of flights to Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan starting from 1st July 2024.

Flights to Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) will operate daily from Terminal 2 at Dubai International (DXB).

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said, “Pakistan has long been an important market for flydubai.

Since 2010 when we first started operations to the market, we have seen sustained demand for travel and with the start of our daily services to Islamabad and Lahore, we look forward to offering passengers more opportunities to explore Dubai, the GCC region and beyond on the flydubai network.”

flydubai first started operating flights to Pakistan in 2010 with the launch of flights to Karachi. In addition to Islamabad and Lahore, the carrier also serves flights to Faisalabad, Karachi, Multan, Quetta and Sialkot.

As Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad is well-known for its delightful combination of modernity and natural beauty and features plenty of museums and beautiful parks that visitors can explore.

Commenting on the launch of flights, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said, “flydubai’s new daily services to Islamabad and Lahore will offer our customers from the UAE and Pakistan with more convenient and reliable options for travel. As our flights will be operated by our fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we are confident that passengers will enjoy an enhanced travel experience with our onboard product.”

 

 

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Aleem for expediting work to materializing JVs with Chines companies

The minister says other Chinese companies which have not yet signed MoUs should also be contacted by Pakistani companies so that the visit to China can be made more fruitful

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Islamabad: Minister for Board of Investment, Privatization and Communications Abdul Aleem Khan on Monday said that joint ventures between Chinese companies and Pakistani business organizations must be undertaken as soon as possible for which the relevant departments should complete their homework immediately and submit a report subsequently.

A high level follow-up meeting on the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China was held under the Chairmanship of Minister for Board of Investment, Privatization and Communications Abdul Aleem Khan and Minister for Commerce Jam Kamal Khan, said a press release.

The meeting reviewed progress on joint ventures of Chinese and Pakistani Companies and important aspects were discussed. Similarly, developments on bilateral trade issues and the status of B2B activities and MoUs were also came under discussion.

Aleem Khan further said that other Chinese companies which have not yet signed MoUs should also be contacted by Pakistani companies so that the visit to China can be made more fruitful.

Minister of Commerce Jam Kamal Khan said that Pakistani Embassy in China should conduct purposeful meetings with the business groups of both countries so that bilateral trade affairs can be further expanded.

Trade Officers of the Pakistani Embassy from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou briefed the meeting on the progress made so far. Officers from various ministries including Petroleum, Health, Industry, Information, Power Division and Information Technology also attended the meeting and presented their reports regarding PM’s recent visit to China.

Briefing the meeting, Secretary Board of Investment said that during the visit to China, beneficial sessions were held between 107 Pakistani and 250 Chinese business organizations and 30 MoUs were signed, which are being worked on in all respects.

Meanwhile, Abdul Aleem Khan was called on by the delegation of the American Business Council. Chief Economic Counsellor of America, John Letvin, was leading this delegation.

The minister said that the business activities are always welcome and will fully be supported especially on the platform of the American Business Council.

He said that to deal with the challenges faced by the country’s economy, equal business opportunities should be provided for which will encourage such policies that increase business volume.

 

 

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Country Director WB callas on Planning Minister

Ahsan Iqbal expressed his gratitude for the continuous support provided by the World Bank and emphasized the importance of expediting the implementation of various project components

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Islamabad: Country Director World Bank, Njay Benhassine on Monday called on Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal and discussed the progress and current status of the ongoing projects supported by the World Bank.

During the meeting, Ahsan Iqbal expressed his gratitude for the continuous support provided by the World Bank and emphasized the importance of expediting the implementation of various project components and instructed the relevant authorities to accelerate their execution to ensure timely completion.

The minister also highlighted the comprehensive nature of the “5Es Framework” that encompasses all the important sectors. He noted that development partners, including the World Bank, regard this framework as crucial for achieving sustainable development and success.

The minister also discussed about the development of Pakistan’s 20 poorest districts, with a significant portion, 11 out of 20, located in Baluchistan. He underscored the government’s commitment to improving living conditions in these areas by enhancing food security, shelter, healthcare, and education facilities. He also outlined plans for large-scale infrastructure projects aimed at uplifting these districts.

Ahsan Iqbal stressed the importance of trade as a cornerstone of Pakistan’s economic future. He emphasized that increasing exports is essential for national prosperity and called for a concerted effort to strengthen the country’s export sector.

The minister emphasized that Pakistan possesses an immense wealth of natural resources and minerals. He said that the Government is giving special attention to the exploration and development of these resources.

 

 

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