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  • FIFA says Nobel Center withdrawal “isn’t fair play”

    ZURICH: FIFA reacted with bitterness on Tuesday over the Nobel Peace Center’s plan to end cooperation over the Handshake for Peace initiative, saying the decision was “not fair play” and obstructed anti-discrimination...

    “We are disappointed to have learned from the media about the Nobel Peace Center’s intent to terminate the cooperation with FIFA on the Handshake for Peace initiative,” said FIFA in a statement...

  • Explosion in Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine

    Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping centre in Colombia's capital on Saturday...

    The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 pm local time in the women's toilet
  • ‘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)...

  • 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 plan to generate additional resources include the formation of the Balochistan Revenue Authority (BRA) to collect the general sales...

  • 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...

    He said those projects were bringing in significant results to the economy and contributing to achieving the twin goals (shared prosperity and poverty reduction) of the Pakistan Country...

  • 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
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