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Economy

Re-opened border crossing in N. Waziristan to boost Pakistan-Afghanistan trade

Re-opened border crossing in N. Waziristan to boost Pakistan-Afghanistan trade

Business leaders on both sides of the border are looking forward to the opportunities that the re-opening of the checkpoint will bring.


In photos: Pakistan keeps alive traditional gur-making process

In photos: Pakistan keeps alive traditional gur-making process

Although making gur has seen some scientific progress, the centuries-old process is still much the same.


US-Pakistani trade reaches new heights

US-Pakistani trade reaches new heights

The United States is one of the leading trade partners of Pakistan and among the few countries with which Pakistan has a trade surplus each year.


Pakistan, Indonesia pledge to expand trade and economic co-operation

Pakistan, Indonesia pledge to expand trade and economic co-operation

One of the priorities moving forward is to reduce the trade deficit that Pakistan runs with Indonesia and to increase two-way investments, thereby diversifying and expanding economic ties.


FATA authorities encourage saffron as alternative to growing illegal drugs

FATA authorities encourage saffron as alternative to growing illegal drugs

Farmers can make much more money growing saffron than illegal drugs, and doing so has the added benefit of undermining terrorist groups.


KP banks regain confidence as security improves

KP banks regain confidence as security improves

Commercial banks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are lending more and are working to support local businesses.


Pakistan, Uzbekistan discuss enhancing bilateral trade, investment

Pakistan, Uzbekistan discuss enhancing bilateral trade, investment

Strengthening mutual co-operation will 'reflect the true economic potential of the two countries', officials say.


Swat District honey, silk industries get government boost

Swat District honey, silk industries get government boost

Newly inaugurated common facilities established by the government are expected to improve the quality and value of locally produced honey and silk.


Foreign investors 'optimistic' about Pakistan's economic outlook

Foreign investors 'optimistic' about Pakistan's economic outlook

Multinational companies are expected to invest billions of dollars in Pakistan over the next ten years.


In photos: the construction of Nahakki Tunnel in Mohmand Agency

In photos: the construction of Nahakki Tunnel in Mohmand Agency

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated the tunnel September 27.