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COVER STORY
NET ACCESS
"At the epicenter of Pakistan's internet world"

From humble beginnings in 1996 Net Access today has emerged as the leading software developer solely for the Internet/Intranet arena. Net Access' client list include 70 plus corporate clients — all of them blue-chip multinationals. Founded by Faisal Khan and six other enterprising enthusiasts Net Access has a partnership with Pakistan's largest brokerage firm, Jahangir Siddiqui & Company. Net Access specialises in analysis, development and training of browser-based technologies for Internet/Intranet marketing and retailing.


NATIONAL FIBRES
National Fibres has been closed, millions of rupees are at stake and its employees have not been paid salaries for months. This a story of mismanagement and corruption by the nominees of NDFC and an example of white collar crime.


THAL ENGG.
Thal Engineering has however taken a lead by setting up yet another unit in the engineering sector supporting localization process in Pakistan's automobile sector. "Wiring Harness Plant" launched with internationally acceptable standards of production in technical collaboration with Furukawa Electric Company of Japan.


YARN
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has given indications to review the decision regarding withdrawal of export re-financing facility available to cotton yarns. If the facility was not restored, it may seriously hit the set export targets for the year 2000-2001. Cotton yarn and gray cloth share 42 per cent of the total textile exports from Pakistan.


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