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  • FIFA says Nobel Center withdrawal “isn’t fair play”

    ZURICH: FIFA reacted with bitterness on Tuesday over the Nobel Peace Center’s plan to end cooperation over the Handshake for Peace initiative, saying the decision was “not fair play” and obstructed anti-discrimination...

    “We are disappointed to have learned from the media about the Nobel Peace Center’s intent to terminate the cooperation with FIFA on the Handshake for Peace initiative,” said FIFA in a statement...

  • Explosion in Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine

    Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping centre in Colombia's capital on Saturday...

    The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 pm local time in the women's toilet
  • ‘Promote sustainable agriculture to end hunger’

    ISLAMABAD: In order to end hunger we have to promote sustainable agriculture, which means investing in rural smallholder producers, said International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) President Kanayo F Nwanze on Monday...

    IFAD financing in Pakistan is focused mainly on promoting the sustainable economic transformation of the rural poor and ultra-poor households...

  • Workshop on sustainable development

    The programme on “Sustainable development and role of media” was organised by the Council for Participatory Development...

    Speaking on the occasion, Wyss stressed sustainable development and the role of the media and said that “we have to play our role to extend benefits of development to the deprived sections of society”...

  • From fragile stability to sustainable growth

    ISLAMABAD: With fiscal adjustment of around Rs350 billion, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced on Friday PML-N’s third federal budget that cut subsidies, increased tax rates, offered incentives for agriculture and industry and increased salaries and pensions...

  • Sustainable farming needed for food security: FAO

    ISLAMABAD: More productive and sustainable farming systems need to be developed to meet growing food demand, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report said on Monday...

    The report titled ‘State of the Food and Agriculture 2017’ said agricultural transformations in the late twentieth century relied on large-scale intensification using high levels of inputs...

  • Photo exhibition on Sustainable Development Goals opens

    KARACHI: The photo exhibition ‘Pakistan Sustaining Development: Human Stories through Photography’, comprising 102 photos divided into collections representing each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, opened at the Sadequain Art Gallery on Wednesday...

  • Progress towards sustainable energy slowing down

    The report, released by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday as part of the ‘Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub’, shows that the increase of people getting access to electricity is slowing down, and if this trend is not reversed, projections are that the world will only reach 92 per cent electrification by 2030, still short of universal access...

    To meet Sustainable Energy for All objectives, it is...

  • ‘Pakistan on path of sustainable economic growth’

    YOKOHAMA: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that Pakistan has achieved macroeconomic stability and is now focused on realising a higher sustainable growth as part of its economic turnaround...

    He also met with a German delegation, headed by Parliamentary State Secretary Mr Hans-Joachim Fuchtel and appreciated Germany’s continuing cooperation with Pakistan dating back to 1961 encompassing energy, health, education,...

  • Linking CPEC to sustainable national development

    That requires masterminding a consistent increase in manpower productivity and orchestrating the transition from an agriculture-led, low value addition, economy to an industrialised one with higher value addition achieved though enlightened interventions...

  • Fiscal, C/A balances must be kept at sustainable levels: SBP

    KARACHI: The government achieved a sustainable high economic growth rate in 2016-17, but declining exports and low tax collection emerged as the main challenges to fiscal and current account balances, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)...

    In order to maintain the growth momentum and hard-earned economic stabilisation, these balances need to be kept at sustainable levels, the report said...

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