Pakistan’s DG Khan Cement gets export order from Philippines

Workers are seen packing cement bags at one of DG Khan Cement's plants in Pakistan. The company has recently won an export order from the Philippines. (Photo courtesy: DG Khan Cement)
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Updated 09 July 2020

Pakistan’s DG Khan Cement gets export order from Philippines

  • This follows on the company’s success in China, PM’s commerce adviser says
  • Says increasing geographical diversification an important part of Pakistan’s strategic trade policy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest cement producer, DG Khan Cement, has won an export order from the Philippines, the prime minister’s adviser on commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood, said on Wednesday.

“This follows on their success in China,” Dawood said in a Twitter post, referring to the company’s history of providing cement to China to be used in projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor portfolio. 

Urging other exporters to follow DG Khan Cement’s example, Dawood said: “Once market reach extends, then market share will increase. Increasing geographical diversification is an important part of our strategic trade policy.”

According to its website, DG Khan Cement has a production capacity of 22,400 tons a day, or 6.72 million tons a year.

The company has three plants in Punjab — two in Dera Ghazi Khan and one in Chakwal district — and another one in Hub Lasbela district, Balochistan. All of them rely on dry process technology.

DG Khan Cement has a countrywide distribution network and is listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

Updated 10 August 2020

Pakistani army chief, Saudi ambassador discuss regional security 

  • Saudi ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy calls on General Qamar Javed Bajwa
  • The two leaders discuss matters of mutual interest, bilateral defense relations 

ISLAMABAD: Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, called on Pakistani army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday and discussed the security situation in the region, the military’s media wing said. 
“Matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral defense relations between the two brotherly countries were discussed during the meeting,” the Pakistani army said in a statement.
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are longtime allies. Saudi Arabia remains the main source of Pakistan’s remittances despite global business shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country has also loaned Pakistan billions of dollars in recent months to help stave off a balance of payments crisis, and offered oil on deferred payments.