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    Poverty Rate In Pakistan 2010

  • Pakistan's deficit and poverty rate to soar due to coronavirus, govt estimates show

    Pakistan's fiscal deficit will be significantly worse than projected this fiscal year, with the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic pushing millions into unemployment and poverty, according to government estimates reviewed by Reuters...

    The government began a phased lifting of the countrywide lockdown last week despite a rising rate of cases — a move pushed primarily by fears of an economic meltdown...

  • ‘SA leadership approved 2010 World Cup payment’

    JOHANNESBURG: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure on Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup...

    “President Mbeki spoke with the leadership of the 2010 World Cup local organising committee,” Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula told the Beeld newspaper when asked who decided to pay the...

  • Land grabbers convicted in only five cases since 2010

    KARACHI: While an anti-encroachment court and a special force were established in the metropolis in 2010 for the speedy trial of land grabbers besides retrieving public property by razing illegal structures, the purpose of the entire exercise has largely remained fruitless with merely 10 per cent conviction rate so far...

    The provincial assembly had passed Sindh Public Property (Removal of Encroachment) Act in September 2010 to...

  • TSH blocks Karakoram Highway to protest 2010 deaths

    ABBOTTABAD/MANSEHRA: The activists of Tehreek-i-Sooba Hazara led by Baba Haider Zaman blocked the Karakoram Highway here on Wednesday against the denial of justice to the families of seven people, who were killed by the police firing in 2010 during a pro-Hazara province demonstration in Abbottabad...

    Noted among speakers were Baba Haider Zaman, PTI MNA Dawar Khan Kundi, MNA Jamshed Dasti, former MNA Hameedullah Jan Afridi, All...

  • Looking back: The 2010 spot-fixing scandal and its aftermath

    LONDON: England and Pakistan are set to play their first Test on English soil since the 2010 spot-fixing scandal when they meet at Lord's on Thursday...

    Below AFP Sport looks back at the scandal that shook cricket and the subsequent fall-out:Aug 28Britain's now defunct News of the World tabloid alleges that teenage sensation Mohammad Amir, Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and captain Salman Butt agreed to bowl no-balls in...

  • Mastermind of 2010 attack on American charity held

    MANSEHRA: The counter-terrorism department of police in Hazara division claimed on Wednesday to have arrested the mastermind of the terrorist attack on American charity World Vision on Oct 8, 2010...

    The sources said Qari Rasheed, who is said to be a member of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, was allegedly involved also on the attack on British charity Plan International in Mansehra...

  • 'Amir is a good kid now': Misbah hails remarkable turnaround after 2010

    LONDON: Mohammad Amir returned to the hallowed ground of Lord's he defiled six years ago to earn Pakistan one of their most memorable Test triumphs over England on Sunday...

    The fast bowler, who served a five-year ban and jail time after admitting spot-fixing at the home of cricket in 2010, took the final wicket of the first Test to give Pakistan a well-deserved 75-run victory...

  • Gold rebounds from 2010 lows

    LONDON: Gold bounced from near six-year lows on Thursday in line with a rebound in the euro, after the European Central Bank announced the minimum cut in its deposit rate that investors had been expecting...

    Gold earlier hit its lowest since February 2010 at $1,045...

  • Action sought against authorities for not implementing 2010 flood report

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been asked through a writ petition to issue directions to the Punjab government to take action against the authorities concerned for not implementing recommendations given by a 2010 Flood Inquiry Commission to avoid floods and destruction...

    Advocate Pir Muhammad Ali Gilani, chairman of the Human Safety Commission of Pakistan, in his petition stated that this year floods were damaging public property,...

  • BISP survey to reach women left out in 2010

    Addressing a gathering of local bodies’ members, she reaffirmed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s commitment to giving equity to Balochistan in the new poverty survey which, she added, would be possible if remote areas would get covered in the exercise...

    Responding to questions at the Turbat Press Club on Tuesday, Ms Memon said coverage of those deserving women who were left in the 2010 survey was being...

  • Discos’ revenue increased by $400m in 2010-15

    ISLAMABAD: The power distribution companies’ (Discos) revenues rose by more than $400 million during 2010-15 and they saved over 200MW, enough to supply power to three million people...

    The five-year, $218 million project was a part of the US government’s commitment to support Pakistan to improve the energy sector...

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