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Rs10bn Human Resource Endowment Fund Establishment underway ISLAMABAD: A `Human Resource Endowment Fund with the allocation of Rs10bn was underway for achieving targets sets under vision 2025.Officials sources informed that Vision 2025 rests on seven pillars identified as the key drivers of growth which will transform Pakistan into a vibrant and prosperous nation.Giving details of the key impact initiatives taken, they told APP that establishment of Cancer Hospital Islamabad with allocation of Rs200 million is under process.Work on establishment of Seerat Chairs in Public Sector Universities with Rs190 million has also started, they stated.For Model Police Station in Islamabad Capital Territory Rs100 million allocated whereas Rs50 million reserved for standardization of examination system in vision 2025 and work on them are underway.Working on a National Curriculum Council and Rs25 million for Mainstreaming of Madrasahs and Women University and Skills University in Islamabad and NUPPA in Lahore has also started while work on establishing of university campus in ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders / Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:On 09 April From 10:00am to 16:00pm, Koral (Safari Park), Ibd Club-II, Chatta, Navy-1 feeders,From 09:00am to 02:00pm, Madina Market, G-9/4,NPCC-II, PHA-2(I-II), Dargah, Raja Sultan, A-Block, Shaheed Muhammad, Z.Haq Road, Pirwadhi, ...
Lifetime membership of Karachi Press Club conferred upon Governor KARACHI: Lifetime membership of Karachi Press Club (KPC) was conferred on Governor of Sindh, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan in an impressive ceremony here on Wednesday.The ceremony was largely attended by the KPC members and the office bearers headed by its President, Fazal Jamili and Secretary and A.H.Khanzada.Sindh Governor expressing his gratitude to the KPC members said the Karachi Press Club holds a unique status among all such institutions in the country and that its ...
Sikhs from India to arrive this week LAHORE: Sikhs from all over the world have started arriving in the country for attending the "Besakhi Mela" and a special group from India will reach Wahga Railway Station on Saturday.According to Evacuee Trust Property Board officials, the arrangements for Sikh Yatrees regarding their accommodation, travel,food and medical have been finalised and Pakistan Rangers would provide security to the guests.Chairman ETPB Siddiq-ul-Farooq along with head of Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Sardar Sham Singh will receive ...
Rs1.6bn for 200 km road projects in DG Khan division DERA GHAZI KHAN: A sum of Rs1.6 billion is being invested to build/repair 200 kilometre long road network in DG Khan division in the first phase of two-year plan targeting construction of 44 roads in the division under Chief Minister's vision of modern Punjab. "These road projects would be a model with regard to durability and beauty", DCO Nadeem Ur Rahman told a gathering of notables at Zila Council hall.He said that tenders worth Rs250 ...
Garbage transfer stations to be established in city KARACHI: Government of Sindh is establishing six Garbage Transfer Stations (GTS) here in different districts, each station will cover 7 to 8 acres of land.The decision was taken during the meeting of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB), said a handout issued here Wednesday.The meeting was presided over by Managing Director (SSWMB) Roshan Ali Sheikh and attended Board Secretary Dr Nusrat Ali Panwhar, all Executive Directors and Director Media Management Shabeeh Siddique.Roshan Ali Sheikh said ...
Pakistan condemns terrorists' attack in Negour Iran ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorists' attack in Negour region of Iran in which eight border guards were reportedly killed.Foreign Office Spokesperson Ms Tasnim Aslam in a statement said,"The Government of Pakistan conveys sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.The spokesperson said the concerned security agencies of Pakistan are actively investigating the incident, which took place on Iran's territory, and have asked ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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