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Flood damage to Pakistan road, rail networks at Rs10b

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: As floodwaters start receding in Pakistan and the destruction becomes clearer, initial estimates have put the damage done by the floods to road and railway infrastructure at ... Read More »

Unique Pakistani trio on world tour in Malaysia

Internews Report KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan’s second tallest man, Haq Nawaz, tallest woman, Zainab Bibi, and shortest man, Ali Zaman, are visiting Malaysia as part of their world tour to promote ... Read More »

Tourism grinds to a halt in scenic Pakistani north

Internews Report PESHAWAR: Calamity after calamity has descended over the northern scenic Swat Valley, once considered Pakistan’s tourism capital. As people try to move on from the destruction of the ... Read More »

Generous Saudi relief assistance for flood victims continues

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The public campaign initiated by Khadim Al Haramain Al Sharifain King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has raised more than 402 million Saudi riyals to assist flood-hit Pakistani ... Read More »

Sindh sustains Rs438 billion losses so far

Internews Report KARACHI: Over seven million people have been displaced in Pakistan’s Sindh province alone by the worst-ever floods in the country’s history and the massive internal displacement of the ... Read More »

Economic decisions taken by Pakistani cabinet going ignored

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: With the Pakistani government focussing on political issues, economic decision-making appears to have taken a back seat, leading to non-implementation of key policy initiatives needed to solve ... Read More »

Islamabad suburbs to be mapped to curb unplanned growth

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to carry out mapping of the rural areas of the Pakistani federal capital where housing schemes are being developed ... Read More »

IMF short breather to Pakistan may help manage loans utility

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The International Monetary Fund has assured Pakistan a short breather under its existing $11.3 billion stand-by facility, official sources confirmed here Monday. The Fund has indicated willingness ... Read More »

Sindh mulls levying flood surcharge to generate relief resources

Internews Report KARACHI: The government in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is mulling temporary surcharge on farm incomes, domestic sales, cell phones and landline calls, packed food items and beverages to ... Read More »

Karachi plan to remove police from businesses fails

Internews Report KARACHI: A police plan to withdraw its guards from business organisations in Pakistan’s largest city and commercial centre Karachi, including banks, has failed to take off as the ... Read More »

The scorecard of flood aid so far received by Pakistan

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: As compared to the $6 billion given by the world to the government of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf for the 2005 earthquake, the total present pledges so ... Read More »

Imran Khan manages to collect Rs350m within hours for flood victims

Internews Report KARACHI: On the call of Imran Khan more than Rs350 million in donations were pledged for the flood victims within hours of a telethon on Geo TV between ... Read More »