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  • ADB to enhance funding towards public-private partnership investments in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will enhance its funding towards Pakistan’s public-private partnership (PPP) investments in infrastructure development to meet growing demands of this sector currently estimated at $20 billion a year...

    The Asian Bank and the Government of Pakistan have “agreed to chart new ways to pursue more robust and inclusive ADB investments in Pakistan by scaling-up PPPs to tap the private sector...

  • VCs reject public-private partnership campuses

    ISLAMABAD: Vice chancellors of public sector universities here on Saturday rejected the idea of public-private partnership campuses...

    Around 60 vice chancellors at a meeting held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC) told the HEC to play its role in stopping the partnership, saying the practice was creating quality issues...

  • ADB to give $200m for public-private partnership

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank has committed $200 million to support public-private partnership (PPP) development in Pakistan, with a major focus on Punjab and Sindh...

    Ultimately, the expected increase in private sector participation in both infrastructure and non-infrastructure public services will help both provincial governments address a significant fraction of the infrastructure gaps and job creation, and generate...

  • Sindh CM gives nod to four projects under public private partnership

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday gave approval for four projects in transport, finance and health sectors to be completed under the public-private partnership mode, read a statement issued by the Sindh government...

    The chief minister chaired the 23rd meeting of Public-Private Policy Board and approved the infrastructure component of BRT Blue Line project, intra-city buses project, Green Line and Orange Line bus...

  • Balochistan focusing on public-private partnership to lure investors: CM

    QUETTA: The Balochistan coalition government is making earnest efforts by utilising every possible opportunity to encourage maximum foreign and local investment in the province through promoting public-private partnership...

    Youth delegations from Russia, the United States, Brazil, Tunis, Hong Kong, Nepal, Afghanistan, Jordan and other countries, besides Pakistan, participated in the event...

  • Let Pakistan's private schools fix the public ones

    The recent experience in Pakistan, however, suggests that for-profit private schools are more about profit and less about schooling...

    The partially, and at times, unregulated private school industry in Pakistan, as in many other developing countries, is forging a multi-tier education system, where the well-off parents send their children to private schools, which charge exorbitant fees, while the rest send their children to heavily...

  • US ‘continues to value partnership with Pakistan’

    WASHINGTON: The United States has said that it continues to value its partnership with Pakistan and looks forward to rescheduling stalled talks as a former US ambassador warns that using “blunt pressure” on Islamabad could backfire...

    “We continue to value our partnership with Pakistan and look forward to scheduling meetings at a mutually convenient time,” said a spokesperson for the US State Department when asked to comment on the...

  • ‘EU, Pakistan to sign 5-year strategic partnership’

    KARACHI: European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean Francois Cautain on Thursday disclosed that the EU is planning to enter into a five-year strategic partnership with Pakistan...

    In a meeting with the members of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma), the ambassador stated the current relationship between the EU and Pakistan has reached a mature level and needs to be strengthened further...

  • London mayor urges closer economic partnership with Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has invited Pakistan to take advantage of favourable business opportunities in the United Kingdom...

    Accompanied by a 25-member delegation, including business and media persons, the mayor is on his first visit to Pakistan, after assuming office in May last year...

  • Pakistan, US to continue their partnership, says State Department official

    WASHINGTON: A representative of the US State Department assured Pakistanis attending a two-day convention at the Pakistan embassy last week that Pakistan and the United States, who have been partners for over 70 years, would continue their partnership...

    Martha Patterson said that building on and improving this historical long-standing partnership was critical to both nations...

  • Pakistan defends its economic partnership with China amid US criticism

    Pakistan on Wednesday defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating Islamabad's economic woes as it considers a fresh Internation Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout...

    “We have noted recent media reports questioning the viability of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), claiming that it would create an unbearable debt burden for...

  • Pakistan, Turkey to transform ties into economic partnership

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey on Friday agreed to transform their ties into a strategic economic partnership...

    13 MoUs, including a joint declaration, signedMr Erdogan, who was on a two-day visit to Pakistan for co-chairing the HLSCC meeting, vowed to extend all help in Pakistan’s socio-economic development...

  • Punjab private schools ordinance: Steps to regulate private institutes at long last

    LAHORE: Responding to the public outcry over enhanced fees, the Punjab government on Saturday promulgated the Punjab Private Educational Institutions (Promotion and Regulation Amendment) Ordinance 2015 to regulate the affairs of the private schools...

    A good number of parents of students seeking education in private schools have been protesting in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and elsewhere against the owners of the institutions for...

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