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    People from rural areas migrate when they see abundance of facilities in cities...

    The main causes of poverty in the rural areas are the skewed land distribution,and an unequal distribution of wealth...

  • Shahbaz approves Rs19bn for Punjab's rural development plan

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday approved the launch of a village cleanliness and development programme at the union council level at a cost of Rs19 billion...

    The chief minister said the Rural Sanitation and Development Programme would bring about positive change in the rural Punjab...

  • Urbanisation can be a catalyst for rural development

    Meeting the rising urban demand for food can increase the incomes of the rural poor, most of whom derive their livelihoods from small and family farm agriculture, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva...

    “This could generate much-needed employment and development prospects for the people who will remain in the countryside of developing countries while also making healthier food easier to access in cities...

  • PAKISTAN’S CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

    Healthcare in rural Pakistan and the careers of women doctors are being revolutionised as internet access grows across the country, allowing people with limited mobility because of geography or culture to interact online...

    Women doctors more than 1,500 kilometres to the south in the port of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, face their own challenges, with their careers often put on ice once they marry and become mothers in the...

  • Rural roads plan a ‘game changer’: Shahbaz

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says a major programme of construction and rehabilitation of rural roads has been started which will be a ‘game changer’ for the rural economy...

    He was presiding over a high-level meeting here on Sunday which reviewed in detail the pace of Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Roads Programme, says a handout...

  • Rural Sindh appears poorest among all: SBP

    KARACHI: The recent banking data released by the State Bank identifies rural population of Sindh as the poorest among all provinces except Balochistan...

    The Statistical Bulletin-November 2017 issued by the State Bank provides urban and rural personal deposits of all provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), etc, till June 30...

  • Goal to develop ‘olive economy’ in rural areas

    ISLAMABAD: The Olive Plantation Project would generate an estimated Rs858 million revenue by 2020, with a long-term goal of creating an ‘olive economy’ for rural communities, said Dr Muhammad Tariq, Director of Barani Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) on Friday...

    4 million certified nursery olive plants on 15,100 acres of land under a project which is being managed by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council...

  • Rethinking urban and rural

    THE most confounding finding from the provisionally released statistics from the latest census is that Pakistan’s population is still only 36 per cent urban, with so-called rural areas having a share of 64pc...

    For social scientists and for people who are familiar with Pakistan’s economy and demography, and for even those who travel across much of Pakistan, these figures reveal serious methodological issues in how concepts such as...

  • PSP, PML-F join hands ‘to end rural-urban divide’ in Sindh

    KARACHI: The Pak Sarzameen Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional on Monday agreed to work together for the development and progress of the country, particularly Sindh...

    After the meeting, both Mr Kamal and Pir Pagara’s younger brother, Sadruddin Shah Rashdi, spoke to the media and said that they were ready to work together to end the rural-urban divide in the province...

  • Karachi’s rural population increases by over 275pc in census

    KARACHI: While the urban population of Karachi division comprising six districts has increased by over 63 per cent since the previous census conducted in the country 19 years ago, a surge of over 275pc was recorded in the rural population of the division during the corresponding period...

    44m urban population and 407,510 rural population...

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