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  • Pakistan seeks FAO help for zero-hunger programme

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is seeking support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for an effective implementation of the ‘Zero Hunger and Family Farming Programme’ to start school feeding projects in 45 most food insecure districts...

    The programme intends to reach 61 million people across Pakistan, and with a budget of $1...

  • Pakistan's nuclear programme is safe from terrorists: Aizaz

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry addressing a seminar on nuclear security on Thursday said Pakistan has urged the United States to shun discriminatory treatment against Islamabad when it comes to nuclear and defence ties...

    Aizaz reiterated the claim that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal was "not against anyone" and is only for self-defence...

  • Pakistan wants India's entire nuclear programme under IAEA safeguards

    Pakistan wants India to bring its entire civilian nuclear programme under the safeguards laid out by the International Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA), a press release quoting Director General Disarmament at the Foreign Office Kamran Akhtar said...

    We want an assurance that India's whole three stage nuclear power programme would be under safeguards," Akhtar said, Pakistan will not agree to FMCT until it gets the assurance from...

  • $4m USDA programme boosts Pakistan’s phytosanitary capacity

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ability to comply with international trade rules for increasing agricultural exports has been boosted by a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) supported project for increasing the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity of plant and animal health regulatory officials of the federal and provincial governments...

    USDA has spent over $4 million in a six-year ‘distance learning programme’ which will strengthen the...

  • Pakistan asked to improve immunisation programme

    ISLAMABAD: A delegation from the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), the highest international technical body advising Pakistan on the polio eradication programme, has suggested that the routine immunisation system in the country should be improved to check new polio cases...

    The delegation, headed by TAG Chairman Dr Jean Marc Olive, also advised Pakistan and Afghanistan to work jointly for the eradication of the poliovirus and exchange...

  • ‘Pakistan has no plan to enter IMF programme’

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance was informed on Tuesday that Pakistan has no plan to enter the IMF programme and the current account deficit would be met through loans and floating of bonds...

    During the briefing, the committee was informed that SBP, Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan and others agencies have no mechanism to control the outflow of reserves...

  • US cuts military training programme for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, official sources said...

    The fund for training Pakistani officers came from the US government’s International Military Education and Training Programme (IMET) but no funds were made available for Pakistan for the next...

  • Nadra website 'temporarily affected' due to interest in Naya Pakistan Housing Programme: spokesperson

    National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Spokesperson Faiq Ali on Thursday claimed that around 200,000 people from 174 countries had simultaneously accessed its website as soon as the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme was launched on Nadra's website...

    The spokesperson also claimed that 62,000 registration forms for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme were downloaded in the first hour alone...

  • Next IMF programme to be Pakistan's last, Asad Umar tells stockbrokers

    Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday claimed that Pakistan's monthly current account deficit has already halved to $1 billion and that the IMF programme that the government is pursuing will be its last...

    Umar made those remarks during a question and answer session following his meeting with a delegation of stockbrokers at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi...

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