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  • DFID cuts school construction, rehabilitation funding

    According to them, work on the project began last year after the DFID hired the International Management Consultant for its execution...

    The officials told Dawn that the DFID had pledged a total of 80 million pounds for its school construction and rehabilitation programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • Asian Bank, DFID to support economic corridor programme

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support the government’s strategy to strengthen regional connectivity and provide technical assistance for a project aimed at mapping out potential economic corridors to enhance trade, growth and job creation...

    The assistance would come under the ‘Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme’ (PECP) agreed upon by ADB and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United...

  • Asian Bank, DFID to provide $327m for expressway project

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom will co-finance the $327 million cost of the Hassanabdal-Havelian Expressway (E-35) project...

    Witnessing the signing of the agreement on Tuesday, ADB’s Director General for Central and West Asia Department Sean O’Sullivan said the two organisations are “joining hands to promote regional connectivity, economic...

  • DFID, FAO to provide £1m more to fight locust upsurge

    ISLAMABAD: The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations virtually signed on Sunday an amendment agreement regarding the project ‘Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan’ for an additional allocation of £1m to continue efforts to contain desert locust upsurge in parts of the country...

    The British government approved the assistance on Saturday, under...

  • Internal monitoring, evaluation system to be introduced in NAB

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to introduce an internal monitoring and evaluation system (MES) to improve its performance and ensure early disposal of cases...

    During the hearing of a case in the Supreme Court on Thursday, NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry had admitted that the bureau lacked a proper monitoring and evaluation system that could help it to analyse its performance...

  • A critical evaluation

    This volume is a collection of original essays that attempt to shed light on tax policy in Pakistan...

    However, previous works have been disseminated unevenly and remained largely out of reach of policymakers and researchers interested in tax policy, in general, and tax policy and administration in Pakistan, in particular...

  • Philippine president needs ‘psychiatric evaluation’, says UN rights chief

    GENEVA: The UN hum­an rights chief said on Fri­day that Philippine Presi­dent Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-lac­­ed diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs “psychiatric evaluation”...

    Listing some of Manila’s actions against UN envoys, including filing terrorism charges against one, rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said “it makes one believe that the president of the Philippines needs to submit himself to...

  • Senate to take up Pakistan Medical and Research Council bill

    ISLAMABAD: After a nearly three decade wait, a bill is going to be laid in parliament to give the Pakistan Medical and Research Council (PMRC) permanent status...

    The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) has approved the bill, which will also change PMRC’s name to the Pakistan Health Research Council (PHRC)...

  • Research culture in Pakistan: The ‘undisclosed’ moral decadence

    Higher education has seen a remarkable progress in Pakistan recently with an increasing number of students enrolling for Masters’ and Doctoral degrees...

    However, research culture in the country is still far from being inspiring and is adversely influenced by a lack of third party supervision and a dearth of quality academic professionals...

  • LITERARY NOTES: Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: a research-based analysis

    PROF Fateh Muhammad Malik’s latest book Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Nusannifeen Pakistan Mein: Islami Raushan Khayali Ya Ishtiraki Mullaiyyet (Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: Islamic enlightenment or communist mullah-ism) discloses quite a few secrets about some progressive bigwigs and their strategies in Pakistan...

    The book is a kind of invitation to Pakistani intellectuals, especially those with leftist leanings and a...

  • WHO oversees research to develop corona treatment in Pakistan

    KARACHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is supervising a research about fast-track development of Covid-19 treatment in Pakistan which would help ascertain the effectiveness of anti-Malaria drugs while treating the coronavirus patients, officials and industry sources said on Wednesday...

    The development emerged after Getz Pharma — Pakistan’s only WHO-approved manufacturing facility — joined hands with the University of Health...

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