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Govt urges S. Arabia to hike Pakistani job quota

Govt has formally requested the Saudi govt to increase Pakistani workers' quota in the ongoing projects in the kingdom.

BISP to expand insurance coverage

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has decided to expand the insurance coverage to its...

Poverty index launched

A multi-dimensional poverty index based on global MPI methodology for calculating poverty was launched on Thursday.

Initiative helps bring down costs of remittances

Pakistan Remittance Initiative is helping exert downward pressure on costs of making remittances to South Asia, says WB.

$4.5bn WB loan for Dasu power project likely

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Friday that the executive board of the World...

Flower, vegetable show held

ISLAMABAD: The annual flower and vegetable show of Morgah Club was held here on Thursday.The show was inaugurated by...

5pc jump in world trade of rice likely

ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Thursday that Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam being ...

Agreement signed with China for coal power plants

Welcoming the Chinese group to power sector, Khawaja Asif lauded Chinese contribution to Pakistan's economy.

Minister asked to focus on traders’ issues

RAWALPINDI: The minister of state for commerce, Khurram Dastagir Khan had to face an awkward situation on Tuesday...

Asian Bank approves $200m for trade corridor

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has approved $200m for Pakistan’s National Trade Corridor Highway Investment...

ECP decides to hold local bodies’ polls by Nov 15

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has expressed its readiness to hold local bodies’ elections in ...

S. Asia should spend more to serve its growing population: report

A WB report said South Asia must spend $2.5tr by 2020 to improve its infrastructure to serve its growing population.

Japan commits $6 million for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: With the announcement of the Japanese contribution of $6 million, the UN refugee agency’s intervention...

Musharraf’s old legal team stays away from proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Retired General Pervez Musharraf’s defence team finally pulled off a legal manoeuvre smoothly when on...

‘I am not a traitor’

ISLAMABAD: “I am not a traitor,” said former president retired General Pervez Musharraf in his defence once the...

WB supports economic revival

ISLAMABAD: World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Saturday advised the government to stay focused on...

IDB approves $220m for Jamshoro power project

ADB had approved $900m, whereas $380m will be contributed by the govt to meet the estimated project cost of $1.5bn.

IMF team due next month

ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund will send its mission to Pakistan next month for the third review under...

Water availability to help meet wheat target, says minister

Present trend of river flows will have a positive impact on the Kharif crops

Pilot project launched to augment birth registration rate

ISLAMABAD: A pilot project was launched in Islamabad on Thursday to augment the present low birth registration rate...


The Pemra mess

Scary ineptitude

Moral dilemmas

Kashmir saga


Yet another chance

‘Adoption’ laws

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