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  • ‘Pakistan losing $133 million daily to corruption’

    With 59 anti-corruption and accountability related laws, Pakistan, he said, was rated 117th on the list of the most corrupt countries...

    Pakistan bears a loss of $133 million daily due to corruption,” he said, adding that less than one per cent of Pakistani citizens were taxpayers...

  • Chinese defence contractor begins construction of warship to be exported to Pakistan: China Daily

    China has started building an advanced warship that would be exported to Pakistan under a defence agreement between the neighbouring countries, China Daily reported on Wednesday...

    Though the Chinese corporation did not specify the type, China Daily quoted Pakistan Navy as saying that the ship's class is Type 054AP, that is based on China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's Type 054A frigate...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    So she signed up for a tech programme called TechKaro, an initiative by Circle — a social enterprise that aims to improve women’s economic rights in Pakistan — and is now working full-time for a software company...

  • Over 20 per cent students miss school daily in KP

    8 million students of the state-run schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remain absent from the educational institutions daily, according to sources...

    814 million enrolled students of government schools were found absent from the educational institutions on daily basis in the month of May, sources in elementary and secondary education department told Dawn...

  • ‘Players not paid full daily allowance during Asia Cup’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was on Thursday stunned to know that Pakistan’s national hockey squad was not paid their fully daily allowance while playing the Asia Cup in Bangladesh recently...

    Pakistan, the former three-time Asia Cup champions, finished a dismal third in the continental event staged at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium as they overwhelmed South Korea 6-3 in the third-place playoff earlier this month...

  • IG recommends daily allowance for police at current revised rate

    LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz has recommended to the government to de-freeze the fixed daily allowance and grant it as per revised rates of 2017 to the policemen...

    The Punjab government had allowed the police force the daily allowance in 2009 as par old rates fixed in 2005 and put a moratorium on its revision...

  • British jihadi ‘White Widow’ killed by US drone, says daily

    LONDON: Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the militant Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday...

    A convert to Islam from southern England, Jones was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the British press after her jihadi husband Junaid Hussain, also an IS militant, was killed by a drone in 2015
  • KWSB gets Rs160m for 1,000 tankers of water daily

    KARACHI: A hefty grant of Rs160 million has been approved for the ill-managed Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to provide water through 1,000 tankers to the city’s water-starved localities on a daily basis...

    The CM asked him to make necessary arrangements to supply 1,000 water tankers daily in the city and for the purpose he was releasing Rs160m immediately...

  • Still no salaries for FDE’s daily-wage employees

    ISLAMABAD: Around 800 daily-wage teaching and non-teaching employees of the educational institutions run by the Federal Directorate for Education (FDE) have not received their salaries for a whole year...

    Is this not a violation of human-rights?” asked a daily-wage teacher, requesting anonymity...

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