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86% people believe Pakistan govt’s flood relief efforts insufficient: survey

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Eighty-six per cent of people perceive the steps taken by the government in helping the flood victims to be inadequate, eight per cent believed them to be ... Read More »

80% Pakistanis say country heading in wrong direction: survey

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: A huge majority (80 per cent) of Pakistanis believe the country is heading in the wrong direction whereas only 18 per cent say it is heading in ... Read More »

Pakistani watchdog against monopoly celebrates new lease of life

Internews Report KARACHI: The cartels in Pakistan may be shaking in their shoes, but the authors and main proponents of the Competition Bill consider its passage by the National Assembly ... Read More »

Misuse of elite farmland in Islamabad continues

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: While a suo moto case pertaining to misuse of over 600 agricultural farmhouses in Pakistani federal capital Islamabad is pending with the Supreme Court of Pakistan for ... Read More »

New US envoy to Pakistan stresses accountability

Internews Report WASHINGTON: The United States ambassador-designate for Pakistan has told a Senate panel that he would do his best to ensure accountability and transparency in distribution of US aid. ... Read More »

Pakistan power sector circular debt may swell to Rs781bn

Internews Report LAHORE: The power sector circular debt in Pakistan is likely to swell to Rs781 billion by June 2011 as it has already touched Rs584 billion, which include Rs300 ... Read More »

New Pakistan tourism policy not yet finalised

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: The new tourism policy of Pakistan is delayed because provincial governments, including Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan besides Gilgit-Baltistan, have not yet nominated their representatives for finalising ... Read More »

The water was there, the dams weren’t

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: A water quantum equal to the storage capacity of seven Kalabagh dams or six Bhasha reservoirs in Pakistan went into the sea while playing havoc with the ... Read More »

Officials who benefited from repealed amnesty law against corruption charges to be removed

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: Some close associates of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari have been identified by the government as among those beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), the controversial ... Read More »

Pakistan projects 35% fall in portfolio investment

Internews Report KARACHI: Pakistan’s Finance Ministry has projected a significant decline of 35 per cent in the net foreign portfolio investment in the country following devastating floods in the country. ... Read More »

Pakistan forex reserves near record high

Internews Report KARACHI: The total liquid foreign exchange reserves of the country are near the highest-ever level of $16.77 billion, recorded in July this year. According to a central bank ... Read More »

100 adult literacy centres set up in Pakistan’s flood-hit areas

Internews Report ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan’s education system is greatly suffering after the destruction of more than 10,000 schools by recent floods, Unesco has established 100 adult literacy and skills training ... Read More »