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Speed is of the essence after one year of SIFC

  • The Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) was launched a year ago as a one window operation to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan. It was tailored to attract investments from the Gulf countries, Turkiye and China. The aim was to unlock Pakistan’s development potential wi...
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Security in a disorderly world

  • The modern world is full of new possibilities and ironically also laden with new threats to national security. We live in a world where the multilateral order, devised at the end of the Second World War, has failed to ensure international peace and security. The concept of sovereign equality do...
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No easy task: Hajj season and Pakistanis at the pilgrimage

  • For Pakistan, the second largest Muslim country in terms of population, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah holds cardinal importance. Being mandatory for all Muslims who can afford it, the Hajj is a lifelong desire for even the poorest in society, who save for years to perform the pilgrimage. One ...
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Road to Makkah: A hallmark project for millions in Pakistan

  • The yearly pilgrimage in and around Makkah is a special occasion for Muslims around the globe. Simultaneously, it is a formidable logistics challenge for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There are a number of public and private entities involved in air travel, accommodation, land transport, health ...
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Safety, strategic wisdom and welcomes in Jeddah for Pakistanis escaping Sudan

  • As Sudan undergoes violent clashes between its army and paramilitary forces, innocent people are paying the price of the chaos with their lives. In these dark days, as terrible images and news stories come trickling out of the northeast African state, evacuations of thousands of foreigners and ...
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The Saudi-Pakistan relationship should take next steps from assistance to investment

  • Pakistan-Saudi relations are multi-dimensional and have evolved over time. In the past, security and defence cooperation was their hallmark. However, two leaderships were cognizant of the fact that while political relations were excellent, their economic side clearly had potential for further d...
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Strategic significance of army chief’s visit to Saudi Arabia

  • On his maiden tour abroad, after assumption of charge, General Asim Muneer, the army chief has paid a fruitful visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It would be recalled that the first port of call for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also the kingdom, last year. The two brotherly countries ha...
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From Pakistan, the delightful road to Makkah

  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys a pivotal position in the Islamic world as its monarch is also the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques. Saudi Vision 2030 duly takes note of this fact and aims to develop Hajj and Umra facilities further as part of the overall progress in all other fields. The f...
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A special bond: Pakistan PM’s first port of call is Saudi Arabia

  • Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is embarking upon his maiden official visit abroad on Thursday and as expected, he is visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia first. In Pakistan, ties with the Kingdom are seen as a most unique bilateral relationship. Pakistan was established as an independent state i...
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A dangerous escalation that impacts us all

  • The Houthi attacks and attempted attacks on the UAE, the latest of which occurred on Monday, have been a dangerous development and represent the new outreach of the militia. In fact, the attacks impact the entire world. The UAE is one of the largest oil exporters in the OPEC member states and D...
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