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CDA requested to hand over two sectors for provision of clean water

CDA requested to hand over two sectors for provision of clean water

February 5, 2020

Islamabad: In order to provide clean drinking water to the citizens of the federal capital, Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has sought the approval of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to install filtration plants in two sectors. Depending on the success of the initiative, the council will[...]
PM launches ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’, allocates Rs30bn

PM launches ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’, allocates Rs30bn

January 10, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ programme on Thursday and announced the allocation of Rs30 billion for the initiative, with Rs10bn to be utilised in the first phase. Hunarmand Pakistan is one of the six schemes under the Kamyab Jawan National Youth Development Framework, which is a[...]
Plan to beautify Peshawar receives approval from KP govt

Plan to beautify Peshawar receives approval from KP govt

January 5, 2020

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved a plan to restore Peshawar’s beauty by rectifying civic problems in Peshawar such as the existence of illegal billboards, temporary encroachments, banners, flags, redundant poles, iron structures, rusted vehicles, tuff pavers, kerbstones and broken streetlights. KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had issues instructions[...]
Construction in focus in Upper Dir’s Rs900mn uplift package

Construction in focus in Upper Dir’s Rs900mn uplift package

December 19, 2019

UPPER DIR: Construction of buildings and infrastructure are a major part of the Rs900 million uplift package for Upper Dir district, announced Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in a public meeting. A sum of Rs500mn from the total of Rs900mn will be utilised for mega projects, among which the[...]
Interest-free loans worth Rs2bn to be distributed in KP

Interest-free loans worth Rs2bn to be distributed in KP

December 1, 2019

PESHAWAR: Encouraged by the success of the Insaf Rozgar Scheme (IRS) in the merged tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa earlier this year, the government has decided to follow suit for the rest of province. In a meeting of the provincial cabinet, it was determined that the provincial government would launch[...]
1.75% increase in electricity rates approved by govt

1.75% increase in electricity rates approved by govt

November 29, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Consumers using more than 300 units of electricity will be affected by an increase of 1.75% in power tariffs effective from December 1 as the government approved the new rates prior to an executive board meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Effective from December 1, the revised rates[...]

Open house for Imarat Builders Mall to be held on 30th Nov, 1st Dec

November 27, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Changing the dynamics of the real estate sector once again, Imarat Group of Companies is all set to host an open for Imarat Builders Mall. Located on the G.T. Road, the project of Imarat Group of Companies is marketed by Graana.com. Taking the opportunity to showcase what the people[...]
Plans afoot to shift commercial centres out of Rawalpindi

Plans afoot to shift commercial centres out of Rawalpindi

November 18, 2019

RAWALPINDI: Relocation of marketplaces, transport terminals and industrial units along with other business-related centres in Rawalpindi is under consideration in order to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in the city. The Punjab government has asked the divisional administration to draw up plans to move the commercial hubs out of Rawalpindi.[...]
Textile industry awaits refunds worth Rs80 billion

Textile industry awaits refunds worth Rs80 billion

November 17, 2019

KARACHI: Rifts between the government and textile industry continue to widen as the latter issued another warning about the turmoil within the sector due to no-show of refunds worth approximately Rs80 million. All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Amanullah Kassim held a press conference regarding the matter, where he[...]
ECC raises wheat support price after 5 years

ECC raises wheat support price after 5 years

November 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The minimum support price of wheat has been increased by the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to help safeguard the interest of growers and ensure food security for the consumers, raising the rate from Rs1,300 to Rs1,350 per 40 kg. The revision took place after participants of the ECC meeting,[...]