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  • Punjab govt scrambles to strengthen core functions

    “This agenda’s success is contingent upon strengthening the government’s core functions around both institutional and governance structures along with appropriate policy, planning and budgeting,” a senior finance department official told Dawn on condition of anonymity...

  • Banks shy away from their core function — lending

    The study explores the various possible factors for the reforms falling short of their objectives: was there a problem in their design, or implementation?Was their success marred by unhelpful macroeconomic environment; or did the delay in reforms in other sectors of the economy (for instance fiscal, debt) prove unhelpful?Currently, banks are not effectively performing their core function: channelling depositors’ savings into loans for...

  • ‘Rulers lack planning to address core issues’

    PESHAWAR: Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said that rulers have no planning to overcome the core issues of the nation but they have further enslaved the youth by taking foreign loans on high markup and increased duration of power loadshedding across the country...

    He criticised the government and said that rulers had no planning to overcome the core issues facing the country...

  • Interview: Educationist to the core

    Mahboobul Rahman Khan is an educationist to the core; he has taught at various institutes during his 60-year academic career; he is a bibliophile and a keen reader of history...

    After doing his BA from Aligarh he came to Pakistan and did his MA in English, political science and history from the University of Peshawar...

  • IMF official calls for ‘national consensus on core economic agenda’

    ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) seems to be toeing the government line as it has advocated a “national consensus on the core economic agenda” to put Pakistan on a path of sustainable growth...

    “Many of the issues like economy, energy, modernisation and transformation of economy can be tackled if you have national consensus on core economic agenda and it should not be based on political debate, but tackled on merit,”...

  • Banks eyeing return to their core business

    BANKS are making big profits but some of them have started realising that government debt papers may hardly sustain their high profitability in a few years from now...

    “This realisation is growing, particularly among second-tier banks,” says the president of a local bank
  • Punjab trying to address farmers’ core issues

    AS Punjab prepares for presenting its budget 2016-17 by the end of this week, the provincial officials concerned are optimistic about sizeable allocations being proposed for priority areas like farm mechanisation, seed development and subsidised credit for small farmers...

    Around Rs5bn is expected to be earmarked for development of cotton seed
  • $10bn to be spent on addressing Karachi’s core issues, says ex-commissioner

    HYDERABAD: Former Karachi commissioner Asif Hyder Shah has said that around 50,000 people add to Karachi population annually which puts pressure on its civic infrastructure...

    “Planning is under way in collaboration with World Bank to ensure proper utilisation of resources targeting a population of 30 million in the city,” he said while speaking at an awareness seminar on ‘Environment education’ held in a local hotel on Sunday under the...
  • Dry-core drilling at Moenjodaro resumes

    LARKANA: The dry-core drilling at Moenjodaro, which started more than a week ago only to be halted after a few days, resumed on Monday after test drilling at DK-B area in the southern part of the archaeological site...

  • Slowdown in Askari Bank’s core earnings

    1pc on a yearly basis) in Askari Bank Ltd’s (AKBL) core income in the third quarter (3QCY15) indicates that this might already have started...

    But the bank benefitted from the higher core earnings it had booked in the first two quarters of the year, which took its overall interest income for the first nine months of CY15 (9MCY15) to Rs27...

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