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In photos: Chitral residents beat summer heat with glacier ice

In photos: Chitral residents beat summer heat with glacier ice

Frequent and long power outages in the region make refrigerators ineffective.


Eyeing more trade, Pakistan prepares to keep border with Afghanistan open 24/7

Eyeing more trade, Pakistan prepares to keep border with Afghanistan open 24/7

High-level officials have inspected security arrangements, while traders on both sides of the border are optimistic for a boost in business.


Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing

Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in Dara Adamkhel and Peshawar, has a centuries-old history of manufacturing small arms.


Police establish special post to protect business interests in Peshawar

Police establish special post to protect business interests in Peshawar

Business owners often felt insecure because of the proximity of the tribal belt, especially when they were carrying out cash transactions, and also feared kidnapping for ransom.


In photos: Marble quarrying in Mohmand Agency

In photos: Marble quarrying in Mohmand Agency

The various colours of Mohmand's marble is famous both in Pakistan and internationally.


Peace in Swat Valley means good business for Islampur shawl makers

Peace in Swat Valley means good business for Islampur shawl makers

The shawl industry, which was nearly wiped out by militancy, is associated with 80% of the population of the Swat Valley village.


Pakistan's economy shows positive indicators

Pakistan's economy shows positive indicators

A 40% hike in the development budget comes as Pakistan's economy expanded almost 5.3% -- its largest increase in a decade.


'Made in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa' promotes investment, revival of peace

'Made in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa' promotes investment, revival of peace

Terrorism decimated the region's economy, which business leaders are hoping to revive and improve.


Security successes usher in economic improvements in Pakistan

Security successes usher in economic improvements in Pakistan

Government regulations and successful security operations are resulting in economic gains and investment, officials say.


National Bank of Pakistan incentivises remittances, discourages hundi

National Bank of Pakistan incentivises remittances, discourages hundi

Militants can benefit from illegal money transfer systems like hundi, which also harm Pakistan's economy, authorities say.


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