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  • Plea against 20pc reduction in pvt schools’ fee disposed of for being infructuous

    The petitioner said that vegetables were being grown through sewage and industrial waste in Korangi, Malir, Landhi, Surjani Town and other areas located on the outskirts of the city and these vegetables were not fit for human consumption...

    The same bench on Wednesday directed the health secretary to provide 11 thermal guns in five days to high court and district judiciary of the city for checking temperature of lawyers, litigants and...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    KARACHI: A Dutch dairy cooperative is set to buy out food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country's history...

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the bourse's...
  • AGP Ltd raises Rs2.8 billion

    KARACHI: AGP Ltd, a pharmaceutical company in the fold of OBS Group, has raised Rs2...

    At the gong-ringing ceremony at the PSX on Monday that signalled the start of trading of company’s stock, AGP Ltd share price quickly hit the upper circuit of 5 per cent to take the stock price to Rs84, from the offered price of Rs80 a share...

  • Planning Commission facing acute human resource shortage

    ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission is facing acute shortage of human resource and performing its key functions on a makeshift basis, even though it has expanded its role and profile across the government set-up through Vision 2025 and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    “Human resource is our big problem,” said planning and development secretary Shoaib Siddiqui, adding the Planning Commission had only one full-time project...

  • Labour, human resource dept gets Rs1.38bn

    LAHORE: The Punjab Labour and Human Resource department on Friday got Rs1...

    The real challenge for the labour and human resource department will be to ensure implementation of recently-increased minimum wages from Rs12,000 to Rs13,000 for unskilled workers by the federal government in annual budget 2015-16, enforce labour laws and develop labour market information system...

  • KP: weak internal resource mobilisation

    Owing to weak fiscal governance, tax collection in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands at a mere Rs15 billion, with the largest share coming from the general sales tax on services...

    Though the share of the provincial tax revenue is stuck at a dismal low of 0
  • Water resource information system for Balochistan

    THE Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has agreed to provide technical leadership and free access to its data to help water-scarce Balochistan develop a water resource information system using remote sensing and geographical information system...

    The Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Japanese government, is supporting water resource assessment and management of two rivers basin...

  • Living under shadow of resource crunch

    So what options does the resource-constrained and sparsely populated province have to increase its financial resources to fill the development financing gap?“We will fight our case at the forum of the National Finance Commission,” asserts the provincial adviser on finance, Mir Khalid Khan Langau...

    The growing resource crunch has serious implications for the development of social and economic infrastructure in the province...

  • ‘Pakistan needs resource-efficient structures’

    KARACHI: Pakistan needs to learn from other countries and move towards resource-efficient infrastructures to adapt to changing climate needs, said Mohammad Ashraf Shanjer, a Canada-based architect and urban designer now visiting the city, during his talk held on Saturday evening at the Garden Centre...

    Though some people have taken initiatives, there is not a single certified green building in the country,” he said, explaining the...

  • Rs22bn water resource development project for Balochistan approved

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Monday approved the Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management and Development Project at an updated cost of Rs22...

    The Ecnec meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, also approved the Lowari Road Tunnel and Access Road Project at the revised cost of Rs27bn...

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