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World Bank agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage. World Bank agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage.
The World Bank has, in principal, agreed to finance the rehabilitation of the Sukkur Barrage and has asked the provincial government to submit the project’s PC-1. The decision was taken on Tuesday in a meeting held between Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah and a 14-member World Bank delegation headed by Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan. The CM said a feasibility study for the rehabil...
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Temperatures run high as PM Abbasi's son, PTI lawmaker clash in Senate. Temperatures run high as PM Abbasi's son, PTI lawmaker clash in Senate.
Emotions reached a fever pitch in the wake of the announcement that Opposition’s candidate Sadiq Sanjrani as the newly-elected Senate chairman, with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s son and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Hamidul Haq being involved in a brawl in the guest lobby of upper house of parliament on Monday. The brawl took place right after the announcement of Sanjrani’s electi...
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PC owners to build new hotel chain along CPEC route. PC owners to build new hotel chain along CPEC route.
The Hashoo Group, Pakistan’s biggest hospitality brand, is looking to launch another hotel chain called ‘Hotel Two’ across Pakistan to upgrade the group’s profile, said a high-ranking official. The group currently owns and operates several hotel chains across Pakistan including its flagship Pearl Continental (PC). ‘Hotel One’ comes under its parent company Pakistan Services Limited while the gr...
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Declaring faith compulsory to join army, judiciary, civil services: IHC Declaring faith compulsory to join army, judiciary, civil services: IHC
The Islamabad High Court declared on Friday that a faith affidavit must be submitted to apply for all government, semi-government institutions, including judiciary, armed forces and civil services. The court also stated that an affidavit is required in order to get Computerised National Identity Cards, passport, birth certificate, entry in voters list. IHC’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui has...
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Cabinet approves privatisation of PIA. Cabinet approves privatisation of PIA.
In what was termed as the ‘restructuring’ of the national flag carrier, the federal cabinet on Tuesday approved privatisation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), more than two weeks after a related cabinet panel gave the go-ahead to privatise the loss-making airline. The approval was granted during the cabinet’s weekly meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A...
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Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N. Shehbaz ‘to be made acting president’ of PML-N.
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is set to become the acting party president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, well-placed sources in the party have disclosed. According to the sources, the party has called a Central Working Committee meeting in Lahore at PML-N Secretariat on Tuesday, where the party will elect its new acting president and announce the date for the PML-N General Co...
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World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project. World Bank ‘moderately’ satisfied with progress on $73m water project.
A $73-million foreign-funded project that Pakistan had undertaken to ensure food security through better planning of water resources is facing execution problems due to lax management by the government. In its latest report on Water Sector Capacity Building and Advisory Services Project, known as WCAP, the World Bank has again termed the progress towards achievement of the project goals as “mod...
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PM ready to share details of Pakistani troop deployment in Saudi Arabia. PM ready to share details of Pakistani troop deployment in Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the role and responsibilities of every institution have been defined in the Constitution. Speaking to Rehman Azhar, the host of Center Stage on Express News, he said that Pakistani forces are not going to Saudi Arabia to attack anyone, adding that the troops are for training purposes and such deployments have been a regular feature of the last 4...
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Pakistan spent Rs297b on terror war in 10 years. Pakistan spent Rs297b on terror war in 10 years.
In the last 10 years, Pakistan has spent Rs297.3 billion on the war on terror and Rs152.9 billion of this amount has been given to the country’s armed forces under ‘special allocations over and above normal defence budget for security related expenditures’, the Senate was told on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question from Senator Tanvir Khan of the ruling party, the minister for finance p...
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Pakistan wins EU praise for meeting GSP Plus criteria. Pakistan wins EU praise for meeting GSP Plus criteria.
The European Parliament has expressed satisfaction on the progress achieved by Pakistan in enacting new laws and developing new institutions for implementation of 27 core conventions of GSP Plus, according to a press statement released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Commerce. The statement added that the International Committee on International Trade also agreed to deliberate upon the possibilit...
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