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  • Less running, less possession paid off for France at World Cup

    ZURICH: France let their opponents do the hard work on their way to winning the World Cup, running less than most teams and enjoying less than 50 per cent possession throughout the tournament, a FIFA technical report showed on Tuesday...

    Serbia, who covered nearly 113 kilometres per match, ran more than any other team but went out in the group stage...

  • Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall than usual this August

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received 47pc less rainfall this August than usual with just two weeks remaining until the end of the monsoon, apparently due to climate change...

    According to data compiled by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), overall rainfall between July 1 and Aug 27, 2018, was 28pc below normal...

  • Women, children eat less than men in Tharparkar, says UN report

    ISLAMABAD: In the humanitarian crisis-hit Tharparkar which has the highest under-five mortality rate in Pakistan, women and children eat less than men, finds a fact-finding mission of the United Nations...

    “Men are given the first priority at meals and often eat more than women and children whereas the main food eaten was onion, chilli, bread and vegetables (guar and singharian)”, the mission observes...

  • KP local govts to get Rs10 billion less than their share in ADP

    PESHAWAR: The districts governments across the province are likely to get around Rs10 billion less than their share in the provincial Annual Development Programme (ADP) for 2016-17 in violation of local government law, according to official documents...

    Section 53 of the KPLGA states: “-----in addition to the establishment charges budgeted for the devolved functions and transfers in lieu of Octroi and Zilla taxes, the development...

  • KP utilised less than half of uplift funds this fiscal

    PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA), a nongovernmental organisation, on Friday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to expedite utilisation of funds for Annual Development Programme as it could only utilise 45 per cent with 25 days left to the end of the financial year...

    According to a statement issued by CGPA here, of the total allocation of Rs139
  • Immunisation coverage in Sindh less than 30pc, say experts

    KARACHI: Experts on Tuesday said as the world marked global immunisation week, Pakistan was battling with miserably low coverage of vaccination with Sindh standing at the bottom of the ladder...

    “Sindh has less than 30 per cent coverage of immunisation, which is pathetically low, and what adds to the wound is that such figures are static for years,” said Prof Jamal Raza, president, Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA) for Sindh, at a...

  • Women make up less than 2pc of country’s police force: report

    KARACHI: Although the country’s legislatures have in recent years adopted several laws that aim to protect women’s rights, the percentage of women in police remains below two per cent...

    According to officials quoting data compiled by the National Police Bureau (NPB), there are a total of 391,364 police personnel across the country, of which only 5,731 are women
  • KP local govts get less than pledged funds

    ISLAMABAD: For the second consecutive year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finance department has released less development funds for local governments than the amount it is legally bound to give under the Local Government Act 2013...

    Financial experts term the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local government model to be the best in Pakistan...

  • ‘Less than 3pc women are involved in decision making’

    ISLAMABAD: Women form about half the population of Pakistan, but hardly 3pc are involved in the decision making process, said PPP Senator Sherry Rehman on Monday...

    Ms Rehman was speaking at a seminar on ‘Violent Extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan, its Impact on Women and Women’s Responses to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism’ hosted by Aware Girls, an organisation working towards gender equality and peace building...

  • Less than expected dollar inflows in Ramazan

    KARACHI: Inflows of remittances during this Ramazan were slower than the previous year, banks and exchange companies said, but this did not impact the exchange rate in both open and interbank markets...

    “The rise in inflows during Ramazan was not significant which was against the trend,” said Zafar Paracha, the secretary general at the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan (ECAP)...

  • Less than half the tickets sold for Rio Olympics

    LAUSANNE: Organisers for the 2016 Rio Olympics said on Wednesday that 47 per cent of the tickets for the Games have already been sold, over five months before the opening ceremony...

    The ticket sales so far amount to $194 million, which is 74 per cent of the financial target set by the organising committee
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