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Saudi Fund for Development hands over ambulances and medical supplies to FATA Health Secretariat and Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Health Department

Islamabad: In a handing over-taking over ceremony at the WHO Country Office, Officials of Saudi Fund for Development handed over Ambulances, Emergency Health Care kits, Diarrhoea Disease kits, Secondary Care kits, Female hygiene kits, IT equipment and vehicles for surveillance officers to the officials of District Health Departments of Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa and FATA . Guest of honour, Chief Engineer Abdullah M. Al-Shoaibi from SDF handed over keys of ambulances to the respective Health Department representatives of KP and FATA. In [...]

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World Bank Officer meets Administrator Karachi

Karachi: Seema Mangi, World Bank’s Senior Infrastructure Officer for Europe and Central Asia called on Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman in his office on Monday. During the meeting she said that the World Bank was formulating a policy regarding funding in the infrastructure development projects for Karachi. Administrator Karachi on this occasion briefed the World Bank officer about the mega projects which have been completed in Karachi. He said work on many mega projects including S-3 and K-IV could be carried [...]

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World Bank Supports Vocational Training to Boost Employment for Youth in Pakistan

Washington: The World Bank today approved a US$21 million credit for the Sindh Skills Development Project (SSDP) to assist the Government of Pakistan to strengthen its training programs for better employment outcomes of youth in the province of Sindh. The aim of the project is to provide vocational training to some 50,000 youth in order to improve their skills and employability. The project will focus on trainees between 18 and 35 years old, with special emphasis on youth from poorer [...]

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Statement by an International Monetary Fund Staff Mission on Pakistan

Islamabad: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission, led by Mr. Adnan Mazarei, met with the Pakistani authorities in Dubai over the past week. At the conclusion of its work today, the mission issued the following statement: “Over the past few days, the Pakistani authorities and an IMF mission held constructive discussions on Pakistan’s stabilization program, focusing on macroeconomic policies for the rest of Fiscal Year 2010/111 and the 2011/12 budget. The authorities expressed their strong resolve to pursue prudent [...]

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