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  • Fata household survey launched

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan launched the Fata Development Indicator Household Survey (FDIHS 2013-14) on Monday...

    According to the survey the literacy rate is now 33...

  • ‘Every fifth household in Pakistan employs a child’

    ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Tuesday lamented that while Article 35 of the Constitution protects the rights of all children in Pakistan, only those born in wealthy families are given rights...

    The seminar was held in connection with the World Day Against Child Labour at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA)...

  • IFAD to provide $82m for boosting household income

    ISLAMABAD: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will make an investment of $82 million in Pakistan to improve livelihoods, living conditions and income-generating capacity for 320,000 poor rural households in the country...

    IFAD will initiate the ‘National Poverty Graduation Programme’ covering 17 districts, with a focus on the ‘ultra-poor’ segment of the population residing in rural areas...

  • Haleem — the household tradition for Muharram

    RAWALPINDI: The narrow streets of the downtown areas, especially in Bhabara Bazaar, Chittian Hattian, Bani Chowk and Saddar bazaar, have many caterers’ shops which are especially busy during Muharram...

    They prepare special foods for distributing among passersby and participants of mourning processions as niaz
  • Oman to encourage household generation of solar power

    MUSCAT: Oman will encourage households to generate electricity with solar panels and feed it into the national grid, Qais al-Zakwani, executive director of the Authority for Electricity Regulation, said on Monday...

    The policy could put Oman in the forefront of Middle East nations promoting widespread use of solar power
  • Use of wedding celebratory items becoming a household tradition

    PESHAWAR: The use of wedding celebratory items such as Mehendi, Gajray and Maala is fast becoming a tradition across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas...

    Over the past few years, a large number of outlets selling wedding celebratory items sprawled in every nook and corner of Peshawar city
  • Pervez Hoodbhoy goes solar for his household energy needs

    8 KW that supply his home with enough energy in the daytime to run an air conditioner in the summer, light bulbs, a refrigerator and a few other household appliances...

    net, Hoodbhoy discussed the lifestyle changes that he had made on a personal level to reduce his carbon footprint, as well as the concerns he has for Pakistan’s energy security...

  • Weak household consumption to curb India’s growth: Moody’s

    Moody’s Investors Service on Monday said that India’s weak household consumption will curb economic growth and weigh on the credit quality of Indian issuers in a range of sectors...

    The major factors responsible for weakening economic growth were rural financial stress, low job creation and liquidity constraints, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report...

  • Survey ordered to document rural economy

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to initiate a survey of rural areas as part of documentation of the economy...

    Chairing a meeting to review the working of PBS, Mr Dar directed the bureau to complete the survey expeditiously so that updated data is available for making informed decisions, an official statement said...

  • US, India lock horns over Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

    The comments also came against the backdrop of the regulatory action taken against several NGOs, including the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace India...

    This is the fourth time the US government is taking up the issue of strictures against NGOs in the past couple of weeks, ever since the ministry froze accounts of environmental NGO Greenpeace and directed Ford Foundation to submit all its funding for clearance...

  • India restricts US charity Ford Foundation's funding

    NEW DELHI: India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organisations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said Friday...

    The foundation, created in 1936 by Edsel and Henry Ford, has made several grants to Sabrang, run by Teesta Setalvad who has criticised Modi over religious riots in Gujarat in 2002 when he was chief minister... ...

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