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Iraq Airways to start 6 Flights per week from Pakistan

By John Lee. Iraq Airways will reportedly start operating six flights per week from Pakistan. According to Associated Press of Pakistan, there will be four flights from Karachi and two from Islamabad, starting on 29th July, serving Baghdad and Najaf. The company appointed Wardah International Services (Pvt) Limited as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for […]

Iranian Gas passed off as Iraqi Origin

By John Lee. Media in Pakistan report that Iranian LPG has been illegally imported into the country under the guise of Iraqi product. According to Business Recorder, the latest case is one of five ships which are allegedly involved in the illegal import of Iranian LPG using a falsified declaration of origin. Pakistan's Ministry of […]

Iraq plans to Expand Domestic Defense Industry

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly confirmed that it will open new production facilities for the manufacture of weapons and light munitions, and even the assembly of combat aircraft. The Director of the Defence Industries Commission, Mohamed Sahib Al-Daraji (pictured), told the state-controlled Iraqi News Agency (INA), that: "Iraq has concluded memoranda of understanding with […]

Iraq to sign Double Taxation Agreements

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet authorised the Ministry of Finance to negotiate and initialize a draft agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion on income and capital, between Iraq and Jordan, […]

Reports that Iraq to Buy Pakistani Fighter Jets

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with a Pakistani company to purchase an unspecified number of fighter jets. According to Defense World, the aircraft are believed to be JF-17 Block III, which it suggests could be a welcome addition to the Iraqi Air Force, following significant problems maintaining its 34 F-16IQ Block […]

Iraq and Pakistan to Increase Cooperation

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Minister has said that Iraq is helping develop promising investment opportunities for Pakistani companies in Iraq, and increasing cultural exchange between the two countries through the twinning of universities. The statement came at a meeting between Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr Fuad Hussein […]

Pakistan's assistance to Iraq to fight COVID-19

By John Lee. On the directive of Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, Pakistan is sending three plane-loads of COVID-related relief goods to Iraq. The first plane-load was dispatched on Saturday in presence of the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Iraq […]

Pakistan to Launch Ferry Service to Iraq

Pakistan's federal cabinet gave formal approval to the launch of a ferry service from Karachi and Gwadar ports to neighboring states of Iran, Iraq, and beyond. At present, there is no international or national commercial ferry service operating in Pakistan for the purpose of transportation of passengers and goods. According to Pakistan Today, the potential […]

Samawah Cement Plant: Production Expected FY2020-21

By John Lee. Pakistan's Lucky Cement has reported that the greenfield expansion to its cement plant in Samawah is expected to reach commercial production in the second quarter of financial year 2020-21. In a statement, the company said: "Fabrication and erection work is in full swing and Project timelines are being met. "Necessary manpower and […]