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The Senate was informed on Tuesday that twenty-one agreements and Memorandums of Understanding have been signed with different countries to enhance exports of the country during the last five years.

Replying to a question during questions hour, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir informed the House that prime objective of these agreements is to search new international markets for Pakistani products.

He said agreements have been signed with Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, China, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus, India, Azerbaijan and Vietnam.

Responding to a question, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman informed the House that several projects have been launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to provide broadband internet services under Sustainable Development project. 

She said four computer labs have been established in Sweet Homes in four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

She said similar labs have also been established in the Women Empowerment Centres in twenty-three districts of the province.

Answering a question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab said the government is making vigorous efforts to revamp Pakistan International Airline. 

He said all the PIA aircraft are certified by Civil Aviation Authority and European Aviation Safety Agency in line with international standards for unrestricted operations.


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