World Bank - Part 2

Category: World Bank

Making growth matter for the poor

November 10, 2016 |

Islamabad, November 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s economic growth in fiscal year (FY) 2016 reached 4.7 percent – the highest rate in eight years and a significant increase from the previous year’s 4.0 percent, says a new World Bank Report. The …

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EVENT AT PAKISTAN EMBASSY ANKARA MARKS “BLACK DAY” Islamabad: October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 |

In order to observe Black Day, and reaffirm solidarity with the oppressed people of the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOK), a large number of Pakistan community members, students and Turkish guests attended an event at Pakistan Embassy Ankara on …

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Pakistan Continues to Improve Doing Business Environment: World Bank Report

October 26, 2016 |

Islamabad, October 26, 2016 (PPI-OT): Pakistan made some important progress towards the ease of doing business for small and medium-sized enterprises, finds the latest edition of the World Bank Group’s Doing Business report.

As a result, Pakistan is among this …

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Islamabad: October 20, 2016

October 21, 2016 |

The threat to close down Islamabad on 2nd November, 2016 by a political party has concerns for the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR). A statutory body which promotes and protects Human Rights. The closing down of Islamabad is a …

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Militants Target Indian Base In Kashmir, Kill One Border Guard

October 3, 2016 |

India says militants have attacked one of its army camps in Kashmir with gunfire and grenades, killing one border guard and wounding another.

Police said the gunbattle between the attackers and Indian troops from the camp in the garrison town …

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President urges nation to promote brotherhood, tolerance

October 3, 2016 |

President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to promote bonds of brotherhood, spirit of tolerance and peace by serving the country in the light of messages embodied in the holy month of Muharram ul Haram.

In his message for the …

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At UN, Pakistan hits back, calls India a sponsor and practitioner of state terrorism

September 26, 2016 |

A top Pakistani diplomat Monday hit back after India leveled a series of allegations against Pakistan, including that Islamabad promotes terrorism, saying it was actually New Delhi that sponsors and perpetrates that menace and aggression against neighbouring countries.

Over the …

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Tarbela Hydropower Generation Gets Further Boost

September 21, 2016 |

Islamabad, September 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): The World Bank approved on Tuesday an Additional Financing (AF) of $390 million to help sustainable expansion of Pakistan’s electricity generation capacity.

The AF under Tarbela Fourth Extension Hydropower Project will add 1,410 Megawatt (MW) …

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Israeli military closes Jenin-Tulkarm road

September 15, 2016 |

Israeli army on Thursday a major road which connects between the northern West Bank districts of Jenin and Tulkarm, according to local sources.

Israeli forces broke into the town of Ya’bad, to the west of Jenin, at midnight, where they …

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Commencement of Payments under Holocaust Deportation Claims Program and Establishment of Second-Round Filing Period

September 15, 2016 |

The Department of State is pleased to announce that it has begun making payments under the Holocaust Deportation Claims Program, established pursuant to the U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Holocaust-Related Deportation from France. The Program awards funds to living survivors …

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September 11

September 11, 2016 |

We mark today fifteen years since the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Four years have passed since the death in Libya of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods …

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Islamabad: September 8, 2016

September 9, 2016 |

Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar said that widespread micronutrient deficiencies are major issue today, for our children to attain full potential and contribute optimally to the development of the country and It is my firm belief and …

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