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  • Pakistan Rangers, India's BSF agree to 'revive spirit of 2003 ceasefire agreement': ISPR

    The leadership of Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Forces (BSF) agreed on Friday that the "spirit" of a 2003 ceasefire agreement must be revived to protect innocent lives, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued the same day revealed...

    The three-day meetings of the two forces' senior officials, held in New Delhi, are an annual event hosted in either India or Pakistan...

  • Iran did work 'relevant' to nuclear bomb until 2003, says UN watchdog

    VIENNA: Iran conducted work "relevant" to developing nuclear weapons at least until late 2003, the United Nation (UN) watchdog said Wednesday, but it added there was no evidence such activities continued beyond 2009...

    "The agency assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after...

  • Iran did work ‘relevant’ to N-arms till 2003, says IAEA

    VIENNA: Iran conducted work “relevant” to developing nuclear weapons at least until late 2003, the UN watchdog said on Wednesday, but it added there was no evidence such activities continued beyond 2009...

    “The agency assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after 2003,” the...

  • Japan to give $43m loan for energy sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The Japanese government on Tuesday announced to provide a concessional loan of $43 million (Rs5 billion) to Pakistan for the second phase of energy sector reforms programme...

    The development policy credit for which the agreement was signed is part of the ‘Energy Sector reform Programme’, co-financed by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Japanese government...

  • Chief ministers urged to firm up positions on gas sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government has urged chief ministers of the four provinces for a second time in two weeks to make up their minds about concerns over proposed reforms in the gas sector, which envisage unbundling of two major companies into several public- and private-sector companies and absorption of increasing quantities of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

    The Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Committee led by IPC...

  • KP seeks Asian Development Bank's help for health sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financial assistance to support its reforms programme in the health sector, it is learnt on Saturday...

    Given the urgency of the programme preparation and also expected similar request from other provinces, the ADB has decided to carry out the health sector assessment of all provinces...

  • Govt plans reforms in energy sector

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to bring certain reforms and restructure the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO) in order to make the organisation more dynamic and efficient and to run it on modern corporate lines...

    According to a statement issued here on Thursday, services of professional experts from corporate sector would be hired for this purpose...

  • Structural reforms for the meat sector

    AN in-depth study of the meat sector, released by the Competition Commission of Pakistan for public comment on Aug 31, has recommended the government promote public-private partnership for efficient management of state-run slaughterhouses so that consumers get quality meat...

    Regarding the suggestion for the limited export of meat animals, one may recall that in the wake of the March 2009 decision by the Economic Coordination...

  • Some reflections on public sector reforms

    REFORMING the civil services has remained a cherished goal of political parties and military regimes alike during the nearly 70 years of Pakistan’s existence...

    The involvement of international financial institutions divided the structural reform agenda into one for the financial sector and another for the public sector...

  • With nod from Sindh, gas sector reforms cross hurdle

    ISLAMABAD: Sindh government has given its conditional approval for reforms in the downstream gas sector proposed by the federal government, provided the provinces were given appropriate representation on the boards of directors of the successor companies of Sui Southern and Northern gas companies...

    The record showed the Sindh government had submitted detailed proposals for provincial participation in the gas sector regulators for the...

  • Power sector could see ‘market operator’ under new reforms

    Turkish power market, according to CPPA-G, has been reformed with great success since 2001 when the Turkish electricity market was in doldrums like currently in Pakistan...

    Starting with unbundling of the power sector companies, Turkey created an independent market operator and around two dozen distribution companies...

  • Red tape, provinces’ opposition hinder gas sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The gas sector reforms envisioned by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared getting delayed beyond January 2019 mainly because of procedural hiccups and opposition from the provinces...

    Based on recommendations of the World Bank, Prime Minister Abbasi has been asking the provincial governments at all forums for gas sector reforms that envisage dismantling of the existing two gas utilities into at least five public...

  • ADB to give $350m for energy sector reforms

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank will shortly approve the energy sector reforms and financial sustainability programme worth $350 million that aims to address fiscal, governance, technical and policy deficits in Pakistan’s energy sector...

    These deficits have adversely impacted the sector’s quality and efficiency of services, and the sustainability of energy infrastructure and finances, thereby challenging Pakistan’s fiscal...

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