This move will not benefit India much (“India opens more to foreign multi-brand retailers”, Gulf News, November 25). Unless and until India eradicates poverty and makes necessary moves to utilise growing manpower and tries to reduce unnecessary import of foreign goods, the economy will not improve.
Inviting foreign goods will just scatter India’s market and increase competition. The present gross domestic product (GDP) is just a bubble that could break any time like it did in the UK and the US.
From Mr Faddy
Good for all
I think this is a good idea and it is not too late. By focusing more on multi-brand retailing, it would definitely help the economy and the people of the country. It would provide more well-paid jobs, better exposure to international trends, improve buying behaviour and ensure a more international approach. I think, from real estate to poor rural areas, everyone would be able to get good opportunities.
From Ms Rizwan
Open to the world
It is a great decision and is the right step at the right time by the government of India to open up the sector. It will not only provide more job opportunities but will make India the most powerful and economically sound country for outsiders to make sizeable investments.
From Mr Sanjay
Times are changing
Ah, you can see former president Pervez Musharraf scurrying back to Pakistan now that Imran Khan is getting such amazing mass support (“Former Pakistan president Musharraf to return on January 31”, Gulf News, November 25). Does Musharraf really think staying outside Pakistan and coming back during the last few months will interfere in Khan’s genuine, consistent and ultimately successful rallying?
From Ms Anam
A bright path
Welcome home Musharraf. I hope to see you ruling Pakistan again and taking the nation towards the glorious path you once took it through. Bless you for your services for Pakistan.
From Mr Fasih Khan
This is great news! Musharraf has proven to be miles ahead in all sectors of governance and policy-framing through a rock-solid track record. There is not a single personality, both domestically and internationally, that could stand in comparison to his profile. He brings a rare combination of progressive thought and national cohesion. With him we start seeing rays of hope in the horizon.
From Mr Imran Rizvi
Stay where you are
It would be a lot better if Musharraf stayed wherever he is and did not come back to cause more problems in Pakistan. Imran Khan is a true leader and the nation does not need more corruption.
From Mr Billy
Path to success
This is a great move I would say. It is great to see Musharraf back in Pakistan. I hope he takes Pakistan on the path to success and brings peace back to our country. I am a very big fan of his.
From Mr Shah Fahd
Waiting for change
What difference would it make if Musharraf returned to Pakistan? I do not see him as one who would make a huge difference. If he is true to his word and he is coming back to help the people then I would support him. Until then, I will be pessimistic.
From Ms Naheed Khan
Ras Al Khaimah
This is not the solution to the problem (“Emirates to close check-in counters an hour before flights depart”, Gulf News, November 25). More often than not, aircraft departures are not delayed due to late passenger check-in but are, in fact, due to passengers either getting lost in the terminal or taking their time in the lounges or duty-free areas. Delays occur because passenger baggage, which has already been loaded on time, now has to be identified and loaded off the plane — this is where I think most of the delay time happens.
Moreover, by imposing this new rule the airline will inconvenience passengers who do not have any luggage to check in, especially business travellers.
From Mr Sam