DUBAI, Oct 14 (Xinhua):Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on Saturday launched the Hamdan Center for the Future of Investment “to enhance the contribution of foreign direct investment to sustainable development,” United Arab Emirates (UAE) state news agency WAM reported. The launch of the center was part of the vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, and the direction of the UAE in exploring and shaping the future. It also aims at contributing to shaping the future of investment in the world and enhancing its positive impact, reported WAM. The center, which operates under the Dubai Investment Development Corporation (DEDI), is one of the institutions to promote Dubai’s strategy and future vision in developing strategies and programs that will enable Dubai to continue to compete globally and attract new models of investments. The main programs of the center will be announced within the framework of the “Sustainable Investment Forum” which will be held during the Dubai Investment Week from Oct. 15 to 19. The Center will also provide a number of quality services to strengthen the position of Dubai and the UAE as a center of excellence in knowledge and finance for the study and investment in development projects and the role of FDI in the of post-oil economic diversification. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum called for “the integration of global efforts to accelerate the development and financing of projects attracting private sector investments.”
Summer Twist : #Lipton #Pakistan #launches #Watermelon #Mint #Green #Tea
Web Desk ::Lipton Pakistan, part of Unilever’s extensive brand portfolio, has unveiled new offerings for the summer as part of its green tea range. The freshly brewed delight has been launched in watermelon mint flavour for a cold or hot brew, presenting a summer twist to healthy regimes in a fruity flavor.
Lipton’s Watermelon Mint Green Tea is a burst of sweet watermelon blended with mild mint flavor, perfect as a refreshing beverage in the summertime. Full of Vitamin B1, potassium, and magnesium, the delicious fruity green tea is ideal for a little pick-me-up in the hot summer days as it reduces tiredness and makes you more active.
The fruit-infused teabags contain no added sweeteners and can be enjoyed as both a hot and cold beverage. The Lipton Watermelon Mint Green Tea is now available at markets nationwide and can be ordered online as well.
#China plans to launch two more #meteorological #satellites in #2021, sources with the #China #Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
Web Desk ::China plans to launch two more meteorological satellites in 2021, sources with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. One of the planned satellites is called Fengyun-3E (FY-3E). It will be the fifth member of the country’s Fengyun-3 series of satellites in polar orbit and the world’s first meteorological satellite in dawn-dusk orbit.
A dawn-dusk orbit is a sun-synchronous orbit in which the satellite tracks but never moves into the Earth’s shadow. Since the satellite is close to the shadow, the part of Earth the satellite is directly above is always at sunset or sunrise, giving the orbit its name. China launched the FY-4A, a scientific experiment satellite, into space in December 2016. The FY-4B will mark an upgrade of China’s meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.
As early as 1969, China started receiving, processing and using foreign meteorological satellite data. Meanwhile, the country has been developing its own meteorological satellite system.
#ForeignMinister #ShahMahmoodQureshi has said that #discussion on #Kashmir issue at a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting is another #diplomatic #success for #Pakistan.
Web Desk :Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that discussion on Kashmir issue at a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting is another diplomatic success for Pakistan.
In a statement on Thursday, he said the issue was debated on August 5 when India had taken unilateral illegal steps about the status of Jammu and Kashmir last year.The Minister said it has never happened before that the Kashmir issue is debated at the UN Security Council for third time in a year.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he had written a letter to the UN Security Council President informing him that the human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) has fast been deteriorating, and the issue needs to be debated by the Council. He said he is thankful that not only the issue was included in the agenda of the UN Security Council meeting within 72 hours of his request but it was also debated at length. He said 14 out of 15 members of the Council took part in the debate.
The Minister said India did its best to prevent this discussion, but it failed in it. He said Indian attempts to build an impression that Kashmir is its internal matter or bilateral issue have also failed.The Foreign Minister also thanked the entire nation for expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris by taking out rallies across the country on Youm-e-Istehsal yesterday.
Mortar and heavy weapons fire from across/along #Pakistan – #Afghan Border in Bin Shahi, Dir. #ISPR #Khyber #Pakhtunkhwa #PakistanArmy #Frontier #Corps @OfficialDGISPR #ISPR
Web Desk ::Mortar and heavy weapons fire from across/along Pakistan – Afghan Border in Bin Shahi, Dir.One FC soldier embraced Shahadat while 2 got injured.
Indian Army troops again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along Line of Control #targeting #civil #population in Hot Spring Sector.
Web Desk Indian Army troops again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along Line of Control targeting civil population in Hot Spring Sector.
According to ISPR, an 18 years old girl, resident of Fatehpur village embraced Shahadat while six innocent people including two women and two girls got injured in Fatehpur and Tahi villages.
Pakistan Army troops responded effectively and targeted those posts which initiated fire.
Indian troops committed 1877 ceasefire violations this year so far in which 15 innocent civilians including 6 women and 5 children were martyred while 144 people got injured including 46 women and 37 children.
#COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on #5thAugKashmirIstehsalDay The entire #Pakistani Nation Stands firm with #Kashmiri brethren The struggle for freedom is alive due to sacrifices of #PakArmedForces & #Kashmiris We will continue to support #Kashmir till the dawn of freedom.
Web Desk ::COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on 5thAugKashmirIstehsalDay The entire Pakistani Nation Stands firm with Kashmiri brethren The struggle for freedom is alive due to sacrifices of PakArmedForces & Kashmiris We will continue to support Kashmir till the dawn of freedom.
The first #Test match between #Pakistan and #England will be played at #OldTrafford on #Wednesday
Web Desk ::The first Test match between Pakistan and England will be played at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The match will start at 03:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time.
The captain of Pakistan men’s Test team, Azhar Ali interacted with the Pakistan media via videoconference call today.https://t.co/Danse6MpcY
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) August 4, 2020
Federal Cabinet to approve #SimaKamil as Deputy Governor #SBP
Web Desk :The Federal Cabinet is set to approve the appointment of Sima Kamil, former President and CEO of United Bank Limited (UBL) as Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). As per reports, the federal cabinet meeting being held today ( Tuesday) will approve the appointment of Kamil.
Sima Kamil enjoys an extensive experience in Pakistan’s banking industry, back in 2017, she became the first woman to be the CEO of a major bank in Pakistan, after she was appointed as the chief executive officer and president of United Bank Limited.
Kamil had also lead Habib Bank Ltd’s (HBL) Branch Banking since 2011 and oversaw a large expansion of HBL’s branch network. She dealt with HBL’s retail, consumer, small and medium enterprises, and rural banking initiatives, as well as the bank’s wealth management division as head of the HBL Asset Management Company Ltd.
She had previously been associated with the microfinance industry as a director of the First MicroFinance Bank. Kamil also has experience at international financial institutions, including American Express, a financial services company, and Standard Chartered Bank. Kamil has a business degree from Kingston University in the UK and an MBA from the City University, London.