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  • Planning Commission facing acute human resource shortage

    ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission is facing acute shortage of human resource and performing its key functions on a makeshift basis, even though it has expanded its role and profile across the government set-up through Vision 2025 and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “Human resource is our big problem,” said planning and development secretary Shoaib Siddiqui, adding the Planning Commission had only one full-time project...

  • WB pledges support for health, energy, human resource projects in Sindh

    KARACHI: World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim has asked the Sindh government to make ambitious projects in the health, human resource, renewable energy and urban development sectors and the WB will extend its full support for the projects...

    The CM said poverty reduction, human development and economic growth were his government’s priorities...

  • Rs22bn water resource development project for Balochistan approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Monday approved the Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Project at an updated cost of Rs22...

    The project would be completed in six years, with $200 million as foreign aid from the World Bank-affiliate International Development Association (IDA)...

  • ‘Pakistan needs resource-efficient structures’

    KARACHI: Pakistan needs to learn from other countries and move towards resource-efficient infrastructures to adapt to changing climate needs, said Mohammad Ashraf Shanjer, a Canada-based architect and urban designer now visiting the city, during his talk held on Saturday evening at the Garden Centre...

    The programme on climate change and world landscape was organised by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan (HSP)...

  • KP: weak internal resource mobilisation

    Owing to weak fiscal governance, tax collection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands at a mere Rs15 billion, with the largest share coming from the general sales tax on services...

    Though the share of the provincial tax revenue is stuck at a dismal low of 0
  • Water resource information system for Balochistan

    THE Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has agreed to provide technical leadership and free access to its data to help water-scarce Balochistan develop a water resource information system using remote sensing and geographical information system...

    The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Japanese government, is supporting water resource assessment and management of two rivers basin...

  • Living under shadow of resource crunch

    THERE is a growing expectation on the part of Balochistan’s present political leadership that the next National Finance Commission award is little likely to significantly enhance the province’s share in the federal tax divisible pool to help it fill in the growing development financing hole...

    So what options does the resource-constrained and sparsely populated province have to increase its financial resources to fill the development...

  • Water resource management in Balochistan

    AWARENESS about efficient use of water is growing among farmers and orchard owners in Balochistan, while the government and multilateral lending agencies are focusing on water resource development...

    They say that efforts for water resource conservation are being made at two levels...

  • NFC: resource distribution dilemma

    For political considerations Punjab may not actively object to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s proposal of resource distribution under the 9th NFC award, but Sindh and KP have decided to collectively oppose the move that they feel violates the law and infringes on their rights...

    The opposition to Dar’s resource sharing formula is primarily based on simple logic: it was unfair to penalise provinces for (a) the FBR’s failure to mobilise...

  • Experts call for integrated approach towards water resource management

    KARACHI: Inextricable linkages between water, food and energy sectors call for an integrated approach towards water resource management, especially in a water-intensive country like Pakistan, said experts at a seminar, calling upon governments at the provincial and federal levels to collaborate and address inefficiencies plaguing the system...

    Also read: 'Why is there no water for Karachi's homes?'In his opening remarks, Dave Preston,...

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