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Speedily reconstructing damaged infrastructure in flood-hit Neelum valley: chief secretary

Says a comprehensive plan also being made to rehabilitate affectees

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July 21, 2019


Karachi’s infrastructure: ‘PPP gave the court’s order a political spin’

SAMAA TV’s Moiz Jaferii talks about the Supreme Court’s recent order relating to Karachi’s infrastructure and the reaction to it

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February 1, 2019


AIIB considering $260m for Karachi BRT, KWSB

Bank believes it can help during macroeconomic uncertainty

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January 31, 2019


France to give Rs19.5b loan for Peshawar’s BRT project

The Peshawar BRT project is the flagship project of the PTI government in the province

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January 22, 2019


Pakistan to become South Asia’s industrial hub after CPEC completion: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said Pakistan would become an industrial hub of South Asia after the completion of CPEC. Talking to State-TV, the minister said the mega project is a game changer for Pakistan as it would bring improvement in social infrastructure, energy, industrial cooperation, agriculture and many other sectors, besides…

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March 25, 2018


Alif Ailaan rankings: Improvements in education limited to school infrastructure upgrades

NEWS DESK: Certain areas of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have shown marked improvements in terms of school infrastructure as per the fifth annual District Education Rankings launched in Islamabad on Thursday by Alif Ailaan. According to a press release, the rankings use official government data from across the country, along with data from the ASER survey,…

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December 20, 2017


Karachi among top 60 safest cities

  ISLAMABAD: A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit has placed Karachi in a list comprising 60 of the world’s safest cities. The Safe Cities Index 2017, comprising of 60 cities, places Tokyo at the top and Karachi at the bottom of the list. Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of…

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October 14, 2017


Twelfth anniversary of 2005 earthquake being observed

MUZAFFARABAD: The 12th memorial of a devastating earthquake 2005 in the region is being observed on Sunday. The earthquake which left nearly 100,000 people killed and left hundreds of thousands homeless besides destroying the basic infrastructure. Special prayers for the victims of the quake in mosques were offered in remembrance of martyrs of the earthquake….

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October 8, 2017


Sindh CM okays Rs2.9bn for uplift of industrial areas’ infrastructure

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Tuesday approved a grant of Rs2.9 billion for the development and rehabilitation of infrastructure of the industrial areas of the Karachi and adjoining areas. “I would be releasing more funds if quality work is done before the end of current financial year,” he said while holding an…

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January 24, 2017


ADB announces new $1.2 bn annual package for Pakistan

KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it has approved a new assistance programme for Pakistan worth $1.2 billion annually, to improve infrastructure and create jobs. The Manila-based bank said Pakistan, which has suffered sluggish growth in recent years, was on track to meet targets for cutting poverty. But it said overall development was below…

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August 25, 2015


Lahore: A Tale of Two Cities

  Over the last five years, the skylines of Lahore have changed significantly. The development of Metro Bus System and Azadi Interchange are always a source of attraction for foreigners as well as people from other provinces of Pakistan.   Recently, the Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan appreciated the development of infrastructure in Lahore and…

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August 19, 2015


ADB to provide $220 mln to help Pakistan build hazard-resilient infrastructure

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved assistance of over $220 million to help Pakistan rebuild and upgrade roads, bridges and other high-priority infrastructure damaged by the devastating 2014 floods. “Pakistan is highly dependent on agriculture and prone to floods and other extreme weather related-events like the current severe heat wave, and these will…

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June 30, 2015


Armed forces dismantled militants’ infrastructure: COAS

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Sunday said the armed forces have successfully dismantled militants’ infrastructure and created significant effects. “We as a nation are determined to take this surge to its logical end, whatever it may take,” Sharif said while speaking at a reception hosted at Colombo by Quetta Alumni Association,…

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June 7, 2015


ADB to finance $6 billion in Pakistan infrastructure projects

KARACHI: The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday approved a $6 billion loan to help build up Pakistan's dilapidated power network and other key infrastructure, Islamabad said. Among the projects to be financed by the ADB are a 660-megawatt coal-fired power plant in southern Pakistan, while funds will also be allocated for projects related to health,…

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May 12, 2015


China agrees to help Pakistan end energy crisis

BEIJING: Pakistan and China signed 19 agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for development in various fields including energy and basic infrastructure sectors on Saturday. The agreements are part of the Economic Corridor Project and will increase cooperation in economic and technical fields. They will help in projects like solar power production at Quaid-e Azam…

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November 8, 2014


China's president says infrastructure development key to recovery

VLADIVOSTOK/SHANGHAI: Chinese President Hu Jintao urged Asia-Pacific nations on Saturday to speed up infrastructure development to help face the “grave challenges” from the global economy, in comments that follow Beijing's unveiling of $157 billion in such projects.The remarks at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit lent further weight to what analysts see as…

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September 8, 2012


Jhang traders hold rally against poor infrastructure

Staff Report JHANG: Business community of Jhang took out a rally against poor infrastructure facilities on Friday. The rally was held from main city road to DCO office. Participants of the rally demanded that no vehicle could pass from the city’s main road due to its condition. SAMAA

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September 30, 2011


US pledges $190m for flood victims, $310m for infrastructure recovery

Staff ReportWASHINGTON: According to the joint statement on meeting of U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Working Group On Economics & Finance, Federal Minister for Finance, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, US’s Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Thomas Nides, National Security Staff Senior Director for International Economics David Lipton, and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Charles Collyns…

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April 19, 2011


Militant infrastructure still exists in Pakistan: Kapoor

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the militant infrastructure is still existent in Pakistan, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor on Saturday said that his forces were fully prepared to tackle all eventualities. “Terrorist infrastructure is intact in Pakistan. As soon as the snow level recedes or snow melts there is a possibility that the terrorists may infiltrate into…

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February 1, 2009


ERRA restores most infrastructure of quake-hit areas

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Altaf Saleem said the authority had distributed Rs.61. billion among 600,000 affected people and had restored most of the infrastructure in the quake-hit areas of AJK and NWFP. Commenting on the 3 years performance of ERRA, he said more than 400,000 quake-resistant homes had been built in…

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November 6, 2008


Seminar on Cold Chain Infrastructure uplift on Nov 8

LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a seminar on 'Cold Chain Infrastructure Development and Trade Potential in Pakistan' on November 8 in collaboration with Commerce and Investment Department, Government of the Punjab. The storage and transportation of products requiring temperature-controlled environment is a specialized sector, and the presence of a cold chain…

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November 5, 2008