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  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • FO rejects Indian protest over CPEC bus service

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected Indian protest over the launch of a luxury bus service between Pakistan and China, saying the international community could not be misled...

    “We reject the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ (MEA) purported protest and statement regarding bus service through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

  • ‘Hostile Indian policies are wasting economic development opportunities’

    The minister was speaking at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) on Monday, at a public talk on the ‘Imperatives of Peace and Development in Pakistan’...

    Mr Iqbal said the prime minister wanted to adopt a zero conflict policy with the neighbours but “it is unfortunate to see that India is not focused on promoting a regional development agenda”...

  • It’s now Pakistan Metro Bus Service

    ISLAMABAD: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday formally announced to rename the metro bus service as the Pakistan Metro Bus Service...

    It may be noted that at the launch of the bus service at the Convention Centre three days ago, the chief minister had expressed his desire to rename the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service...

  • Balochistan's development vital for growth of Pakistan, says army chief

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa while speaking to Baloch students in Rawalpindi on Thursday promised the army's support for development of Balochistan, stressing that the province's progress is vital for the growth of Pakistan...

    The army chief met a group of 173 students and their families at the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate"Pakistan cannot succeed, Pakistan cannot develop if there is no...

  • Centre wants to retain Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation assets

    ISLAMABAD: Negating the gist of the 18th Amendment, the federal government has decided to retain assets worth billions of rupees of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)...

    Under the 18th Amendment, more than a dozen federal ministries and allied departments, including the PTDC, were devolved to the provinces by the Pakistan Peoples Party government in 2010...

  • Pakistan lags behind in human capital development: WEF

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among the world’s 38 per cent countries which are facing a ‘talent crisis’, thus falling short of fully realising people’s economic potential at all stages of economic development largely due to unemployment and ineffective deployment of skills throughout the workforce...

  • Asian Development Bank warns climate change 'disastrous' for Pakistan

    A business-as-usual approach to climate change will be “disastrous “for Asia undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report released Friday...

    Myanmar, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Thailand are among the world's top 10 countries most affected by extreme weather events, it said...

  • Pakistan must boost tax revenue to finance development: UNDP

    ISLAMABAD: The top official from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Asia-Pacific region has said that low tax-to-GDP ratio is critical for development in Pakistan and the government should look into the taxation issue, which is complicated as well as sensitive...

    UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director of UNDP for Asia and the Pacific Haoliang Xu upon the conclusion of his four-day visit to Pakistan...

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