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#Coronavirus – Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

#Coronavirus – Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

| April 22, 2020

As a ‘green stimulus’, Pakistan has set the virus-idled to work planting trees.  The programme has created more than 63,600 jobs, according to government officials. The 10 Billion Trees campaign initially was halted as part of social distancing orders, writes Tori Macdonald. When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, his […]

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#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

| December 4, 2019

The Pakistani real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain (pictured) has agreed to hand over £190 million held in Britain to settle a British investigation into whether the money was from the proceeds of crime, writes Andrew MacAskill. Hussain is one of Pakistan’s richest and most powerful businessmen and biggest private employers, and is known for […]

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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

Asian leaders to meet in #Dushanbe for major summit

| June 13, 2019

The Dushanbe Summit, to be held in the Tajikistan capital on June 15th, is a continuation of the efforts of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which numbers 27 members states. The summit will bring together high-level delegations who are expected to adopt an ambitious document, Dushanbe Declaration, which will cover all […]

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European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1971, the European Community introduced the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP), a trade subsidy, offering it to 176 countries. In 2012, following the tightening of the eligibility criteria, the number of countries eligible was reduced to 89. Further changes have seen the suspension of several countries from the scheme for a variety of reasons, […]

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Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

Over €44 million of funding to help people in need in #Afghanistan, #Iran and #Pakistan

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in South-West and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of […]

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Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Law-enforcement authorities of Germany, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, in strong co-operation with Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre, have dismantled an organized crime group that arranged the smuggling of migrants from Hungary to Italy. Coordinated investigations revealed that members of the smuggling network were Pakistani citizens who formed their criminal enterprise in Italy. More than 100 […]

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