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Pakistan’s economic outlook uncertain with high risks on the downside: ADB report

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said Pakistan’s economic outlook was uncertain, with high risks on the downside, as political...

11.04.2024 100

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UN survey projects Pakistan’s economic growth accelerating in 2024, 2025

A major United Nations economic survey released on Thursday projected an acceleration in the country’s economic growth for the current year and the...

04.04.2024 10

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UAE urged to invest in real estate, energy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, has invited UAE investors to invest in Pakistan’s real estate,...

06.03.2024 20

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UAE to help boost date palm production

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates will provide technological support to Pakistan to help increase date palm cultivation in the country as...

27.02.2024 30

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‘Food exports to cross $7bn by end of FY24’

ISLAMABAD: The export of Pakistani food items is safely projected to cross the $7 billion mark by the end of fiscal year 2023-24, reflecting a sharp...

22.02.2024 10

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FAO to implement $6.9m rice project in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations will implement a Sustainable and Regenerative Management of Rice...

18.02.2024 10

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Govt policies cause price hike in agro-sector: World Bank

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank, in a policy note on agriculture and food in Pakistan, has pointed out that inappropriate government policies and...

15.02.2024 40

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Living Indus Initiative ranked among UN’s flagship programmes

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations named Pakistan’s Living Indus Initiative (LII) as one of the seven UN World Restoration Flagship programmes that will...

14.02.2024 20

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Technology changing demands for various skills, Pak envoy tells Abu Dhabi Dialogue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, has said technology is changing demands for various skills and...

12.02.2024 10

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Pakistan gets 20 high-yielding hybrid maize seed varieties

ISLAMABAD: The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has developed and released 20 high-yielding heat-tolerant maize hybrids in...

12.02.2024 10

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Germany provides €45m for projects in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Germany will provide €45 million to Pakistan to start new bilateral cooperation projects focusing on climate and energy, economic...

08.02.2024 10

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Pakistan signs Roosevelt Hotel deal with US consortium

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government on Friday signed an agreement with a US consortium for the joint venture development of the Roosevelt Hotel, a...

03.02.2024 10

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ADB committed $10.4bn for climate finance in 2023: report

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank committed a record amount of more than $10.4 billion for climate finance in 2023 to help developing member...

02.02.2024 20

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Railways digitalises fuel monitoring system

ISLAMABAD: Pakis­tan Railways on Wednesday introduced a fuel monitoring system based on internet of things (IoT) for digital enhancing safety and...

01.02.2024 20

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Pakistan’s ranking on corruption perception index improves by 7 spots: report

Pakistan’s ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has improved by seven spots from 140 out of 180 countries in 2022 to 133 in 2023,...

30.01.2024 30

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Govt, EU ink new deals to back post-flood response

ISLAMABAD: The European Union has fulfilled its pledge of an additional grant assistance of 100 million euros (Rs30 billion) to enhance the post-flood...

30.01.2024 10

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Business plan for PIA

ISLAMABAD: Ernst & Young, financial advisor for the privatisation of Pakistan International Airline Ltd (PIACL), on Thursday, presented a business...

26.01.2024 20

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Summit underscores US support for Pakistan economy

ISLAMABAD: The Investment and Climate Summit organised by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) underscored the US...

23.01.2024 30

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Pacts with Qatari recruiters signed

ISLAMABAD: Prospects for significant increase in employment opportunities for Pakistanis in Qatar have brightened with the signing of several...

23.01.2024 40

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International Labour Organisation project for protection of cotton workers’ rights

ISLAMABAD: Building on the success of the first phase, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has launched the second phase of the programme...

22.01.2024 30

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World Bank closes $200m locust project

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has closed its locust emergency and food security (Leaf) project, for which it had approved $200 million, citing the...

22.01.2024 30

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Modest increase in FDI flows possible this year: UN

ISLAMABAD: A modest increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2024 appears possible, as projections for inflation and borrowing costs in...

21.01.2024 20

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Pakistan faced worst economic crisis in 2023, says Human Rights Watch

ISLAMABAD: Pakis­tan faced one of the worst economic crises in its history in 2023 with poverty, inflation and unemployment soaring, jeopardising...

20.01.2024 90

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Investment in women’s health to boost world economy by $1tr: WEF

ISLAMABAD: A new World Economic Forum report showed that closing the women’s health gap would allow more women to live healthier, higher-quality...

19.01.2024 50

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Global economic future fraught with uncertainty: WEF

ISLAMABAD: As the World Economic Forum began its annual session in Davos on Monday, the Chief Economists Outlook report says global economic prospects...

16.01.2024 30

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Asia-Pacific jobless rate steady amid falling poverty: International Labour Organisation

ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the unemployment rate in Asia-Pacific is expected to remain constant at 4.5 per cent...

11.01.2024 10

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Asia-Pacific jobless rate steady amid falling poverty: ILO

ISLAMABAD: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the unemployment rate in Asia-Pacific is expected to remain constant at 4.5 per cent...

11.01.2024 10

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Pakistan advances water resilience through tech

ISLAMABAD: With the novel application of high-level technology combining satellite remote sensing and mathematical modelling supported by the Asian...

10.01.2024 30

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Global cooperation on the decline since 2020, laments World Economic Forum

ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched on Monday the Global Cooperation Barometer to measure the state of global cooperation. The...

09.01.2024 10

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Global cooperation on the decline since 2020, laments WEF

ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched on Monday the Global Cooperation Barometer to measure the state of global cooperation. The...

09.01.2024 10

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Board of Privatisation Commission discusses divestment of PIACL

ISLAMABAD: The Board of Privatisation Commission will take up the Scheme of Arrangement and the transaction structure of Pakistan International...

09.01.2024 10

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Divestment of Heavy Electrical Complex complete

ISLAMABAD: The Privatisation Commi­ssion on Tuesday completed the divestment process of Heavy Electrical Complex (HEC) by handing over the share...

03.01.2024 30

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ADB to fund climate-resilient housing projects

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank will assist seven countries of Central and West Asia, including Pakistan, to enhance the role of the private...

02.01.2024 40

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AIIB okays $250m for sustainable growth

ISLAMABAD: With the approval of $250 million by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, for the Second Resilient Institutions for Sustainable...

29.12.2023 20

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Pakistan’s current economic model is not working: World Bank

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s current economic model is not working since it has fallen behind its peers, significant progress in poverty reduction has now...

28.12.2023 200

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UNDP sees debt management bigger challenge for new govt

ISLAMABAD: The new government in Pakistan must have a plan to tackle the debt challenge, with a reform agenda enhancing financial management,...

26.12.2023 40

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ADB approves food security assistance for CAREC states

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has approved a technical assistance project for resilient and inclusive agricultural development and food...

24.12.2023 50

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Digital trade fuels economic growth in Asia-Pacific

ISLAMABAD: Digital trade holds massive promise for the Asia-Pacific region, but there’s still much to do to help vulnerable countries catch up, and...

10.12.2023 20

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ADB approves $659m in financing to support Pakistan’s sustainable development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved three projects totalling $658.8 million to help Pakistan achieve its goal of more inclusive and...

06.12.2023 10

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Adviser picked for Roosevelt Hotel

ISLAMABAD: The Privatisation Commission Board (PCB) on Friday appointed a financial adviser to undertake the leasing process of the Roosevelt Hotel in...

02.12.2023 40

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Urea availability for wheat crop ordered

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research asked the Ministry of National Food Security to urgently address...

01.12.2023 10

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Adviser appointed for PIA privatisation

ISLAMABAD: The formal process for the divestment of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIACL) kicked off on Friday after the Board of...

11.11.2023 20

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Three key water projects face funding shortfall

ISLAMABAD: Three key water sector development projects under the Prime Minister’s National Agriculture Emergency Programme and designed to increase...

05.11.2023 20

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Country well-stocked with wheat reserves: ministry

ISLAMABAD: The country is currently well-stocked with wheat reserves as both the federal and provincial food departments have reported a total stock...

04.11.2023 100

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World Bank commits to strengthening BISP

ISLAMABAD: World Bank has reiterated its commitment to support the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) social protection system in order to...

03.11.2023 20

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International Finance Corporation unveils $1.5bn investment plan for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) and the World Bank-affiliate International Finance Corporation unveiled a visionary investment plan, for...

03.11.2023 20

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Middle East crisis raises geopolitical risks, says World Bank

ISLAMABAD: The latest crisis in the Middle East has raised geopolitical risks for commodity markets, but so far its impact on prices has been small,...

31.10.2023 50

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Planning ministry gears up efforts to implement agriculture projects

ISLAMABAD: The ministry of planning and development has geared up efforts to implement projects related to the agricultural sector for which billions...

30.10.2023 20

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Strengthening of US dollar leads to reserves liquidation: World Bank

ISLAMABAD: Central banks worldwide are facing extraordinary challenges in 2023, as bond markets experienced unprecedented mark-to-market losses with...

29.10.2023 70

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ADB okays help for Sindh coastal project

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has approved technical assistance for Sindh Coastal Resilience Sector project that will support the development...

25.10.2023 10

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