ECC approves Rs1.8bn for oxygen import

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet has approved over Rs44 billion for various projects, including 1.8 billion rupees for import of oxygen gas to meet the emergency requirement in hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The ECC

PM to inaugurate development projects in Nowshera, Peshawar today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will on Wednesday (today) visit Nowshera and Peshawar to inaugurate a housing scheme and lay foundation stones of different uplift projects. According to PM Office media wing, during his visit to Nowshera, the prime minister

PM announces Rs446bn development package for Sindh

SUKKUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced a mega development package worth Rs446 billion rupees for socio-economic progress of the backward districts in Sindh. The prime minister along with the members of the federal cabinet including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad

ECNEC approves 12 development projects worth Rs 267bn

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved twelve development projects worth over Rs 267 billion in various sectors including infrastructure, water and roads. The meeting which was presided over by Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez

Sugar price reduced Rs31 per kg in a month: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has expressed happiness that the average price of sugar has come down by Rs 31 per kg in a month. Asad Umar took to Twitter and wrote that the beneficiaries resisted

Patriotism and Development

Patriotism is important for the development of a country. It is the hallmark of a developed nation that its citizens are patriotic, law-abiding citizens. They are proud of their county and try to make a better place by educating and

Development of tribal areas

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has started propaganda that no efforts are being done for the development of tribal areas. These accusations are completely baseless, made on ill intentions and contrary to the reality on the ground. Whether it’s Balochistan

Reforming tourism sector

World Tourism and Travel Council (2018) denoted that Pakistan’s tourism industry has the potential to reach $39.8 billion in a decade. The present government has already vowed to promote Pakistan as ‘Asia’s Best Kept Secret’ in the global tourism market.

PM to attend virtual event on financing in COVID-19 era

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will participate in a virtual high-level event being hosted at the United Nation On Thursday to discuss financial support for emerging economies hit hard by COVID-19. The event ‘Financing for Development in Era of Covid-19

Development of Karachi is in Pakistan’s interest: PM

KARACHI: Just after he was forced to cancel his visit over inclement weather, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said Karachi is the economic hub of the country and efforts will be made for its development. In his broadcast message

KP govt approves Rs90 billion for development projects

PESHAWAR: On Friday the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has approved several important development projects worth Rs90 billion for different districts in the province. According to the details, the provincial government has set Rs70 billion for the Swat Motorway, which will

Dar emphasises on establishment of Youth Development Index

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said the formation of Youth Development Index (YDI) will necessitate gathering of important data on youth, which will be utilised for better policy making in the future.

Public-Private Partnership will accelerate development: Asad Umar

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced that the transaction structure for the Sukkur-Hyderabad motorway has been approved. In this regard, Asad Umar posted a tweet that the Public-private partnership authority board approved the transaction structure

CDWP approves eight projects worth Rs31.44 billion

ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) meeting on Monday approved eight projects worth Rs. 31.44 billion and recommended three projects worth Rs. 40.22 billion to Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for consideration. The meeting was presided over

Pakistan elected president of UN trade commission

ISLAMABAD: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva, Khalil Hashmi, has been elected President of the 11th session of the Commission on Trade and Development. The Commission is one of the key constituents of the UN Conference

CDWP clears seven projects costing more than Rs.30 bn

ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday cleared a total of seven development projects with an estimated cost of Rs. 36 billion. The development projects are categorized into smaller and bigger development schemes. The projects with a combined

KP govt allocates Rs. 17 bn for Chitral-Shandur road

PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has allocated on Monday around Rs17 billion for the construction of Chitral-Shandur road. The provincial government’s spokesperson has said on Monday that building of one-hundred and the fifty-kilometer-long road would help to promote tourism