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  • Two foreigners hunt ibex in Hunza

    GILGIT: Two foreigners and a Lahore resident hunted two Himalayan ibex and a blue sheep in Hunza district of Gilgit-Baltistan under GB trophy hunting programme 2021-22...

    Likewise, a Spanish citizen hunted 46-inch Himalayan ibex in Khunjerab conservation area at payment of 8,000 US dollars as licence fee...

  • 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...

  • Labour, human resource dept gets Rs1.38bn

    LAHORE: The Punjab Labour and Human Resource department on Friday got Rs1...

    The real challenge for the labour and human resource department will be to ensure implementation of recently-increased minimum wages from Rs12,000 to Rs13,000 for unskilled workers by the federal government in annual budget 2015-16, enforce labour laws and develop labour market information system...

  • 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

    So what options does the resource-constrained and sparsely populated province have to increase its financial resources to fill the development financing gap?“We will fight our case at the forum of the National Finance Commission,” asserts the provincial adviser on finance, Mir Khalid Khan Langau...

    The growing resource crunch has serious implications for the development of social and economic infrastructure in the province...

  • 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...

    Welcoming the WB chief to Karachi, the chief minister briefed him on the steps taken by his government to meet the challenges being faced by the government and discussed the areas of cooperation...

  • ‘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...

    Giving a presentation on the subject, Mr Shanjer, who works as a project manager in the highway and public works department at Yukon,...

  • 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...

    Ecnec also considered and approved the ‘Installation of Ship lift and Transfer System and Associated Machinery and Equipment to provide docking and repair facilities to surface ships, submarines and commercial vessels’ at the Karachi...

  • Resource-rich Kohistan still KP’s most backward district

    Known to be highly conservative, the people of Kohistan have begun to enjoy getting little benefits of the natural resources, water and precious minerals found in abundance in the district...

    The word Kohistan, means mountain, itself portrays nature as almost 80 per cent of land in this backward region is stretched over high mountains enriched with treasures of wildlife, forests, mines, water, tourism and delicious sea food of cold water
  • 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...

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