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WB lends $100m for more and better jobs in Pakistan

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank approved a loan of $100 million on Thursday to improve the investment climate in Punjab and create more and better jobs, thus contributing to reducing unemployment and poverty in Pakistan. This will be the first IBRD loan after Pakistan became eligible again.
The Punjab government’s Jobs …

FO: (Pakistan shares nuclear policy with security leaders in US)

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan’s nuclear program is for self-defence and deterrence and is aimed to preserve strategic stability in the region.
He said this while speaking to journalists on the eve of Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. He said that Pakistan’s nuclear program is fully secured …

Minister: (Rehabilitation of TDPs a priority: Ishaq Dar)

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that complete rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) in their native areas is a priority of the government.
In an interview, he said 230 billion rupees were allocated for the TDPs, which were being released for use in various forms. He said 80 billion …

Minister: (Education is basic right of each and every child: Dr Tariq)

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary has said that education is basic right of each and every child and government is doing its best to fulfil the constitutional obligation to ensure basic education of every child.
He stated this during his address …

Minister: (Zahid Hamid holds meeting with ambassador of European Union)

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for law Zahid Hamid held a meeting with the ambassador of European Union Mr. Jean Francois Caution.
The delegation included Mr. Bernard Francois, Minister Counsellor Head of EU Cooperation, Mrs. Ingeborg Zorn, second Secretary Cooperation, Mr. Johan Sorensen, counsellor, head of political and Trade, Mr.Guido Bilancini, counsellor, Political …

Committee: (NA Standing Committee on Housing and Works meets)

April 1, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

ISLAMABAD: Meeting of the Standing Committee on Housing and Works was held here in Parliament House, on Friday under the convenership of Rajab Ali Khan Baloch.
The Committee directed the Ministry of Housing and Works to ensure availability of water and accessibility before initiating any housing scheme under the Federal Government …