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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,135
6324hr
Pakistan Cases
1,221,261
2,51224hr
4.4% positivity
Sindh
449,349
Punjab
420,615
Balochistan
32,722
Islamabad
103,923
KPK
170,738

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Lawn lunacy!

Finders keepers, losers weepers, just rightly describes lawn buyers every summers; the airy, and untextured fabric is a plain weave textile, chiefly cotton, and perfect for the harsh summer weather of the country.
Published 21 Mar, 2017 06:53am
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Current account report

The current account continues its slippery path; some grace is saved upon receiving CSF money in the last week of February; the deficit stands at $744 million in February, while it was $1.
Published 21 Mar, 2017 06:53am
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Privatization of DISCOs:

It has been one of the most significant yet contentious issues in the problem-riddled power sector of Pakistan-privatisation of DISCOs.
Updated 09 Nov, 2017 02:00pm
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Cement: Slippery slope

The cement sector is not in trouble yet but there are misgivings about certain trends that are emerging now, that warrant a deeper look.
Published 13 Mar, 2017 05:38am
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Karigar's bit in vocational training

With industrial activities picking up and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) knocking our doors, there has been a lot of debate around the availability of skilled human resource availability in Pakistan.
Published 13 Mar, 2017 05:37am
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AfPak's faux free trade

Only a few days ago, when Pakistani government and leaders of other ECO members (including Central Asian countries) made rosy promises between themselves on doubling regional trade; higher level representation from one member was missing- Afghanistan.
Published 10 Mar, 2017 06:33am
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Punjab's GIS initiative: IRIS

The Punjab government through its Urban Unit has made healthy progress towards implementing a Geographical Information System (GIS) for dynamic analysis of various sectors and government programs.
Published 08 Mar, 2017 06:18am
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FDI: Wooing Canadians may be a hard sell

In a rare display of foresight, Pakistan's High Commissioner to Canada Tariq Azim Khan has invited Canadian companies to benefit from the investment opportunities in Pakistan emerging from economic boom and the demographic dividend, this newspaper rep
Published 07 Mar, 2017 06:00am
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Mutual funds gearing for MSCI upgrade

Last month was a volatile one for Pakistans equity market, as an array of negative news emerged from all sides which influenced investor sentiments and led to a choppy performance.
Published 06 Mar, 2017 05:51am
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ECO's energy vision: limitless potential

Last week saw the Economic Cooperation Organisations (ECO) ten member countries approving the Islamabad Declaration and ECO Vision 2025 in its 13th Summit held in the federal capital.
Published 06 Mar, 2017 05:50am
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Freedom under siege

The past year saw wide swept advances by populist and nationalist political forces across the globe with staggering events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump marking a shift in the existing global political and economic landscape that has bee
Published 03 Mar, 2017 05:01am