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Marvi appointed to seat of WB’s Advisory Council on Gender, Development

ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon has been appointed to a seat of World Bank's Advisory Council on Gender and Development. Marvi, who is in Washington to attend the Annual Spring Meetings of World Bank and International Monetary Fund, said the appointment is an honour for her and the country. She gave a briefing about the performance of BISP and urged the World Bank partners to use the National Data Registry compiled by BISP for their development programs. Marvi Memon vowed to…

Uber CEO quits Trump’s business advisory group

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick quit President Donald Trump's business advisory group on Thursday amid mounting pressure from activists and employees who oppose the administration's immigration policies. Critics included Uber drivers, many of whom are immigrants themselves. "Joining the group was not meant to be an endorsement of the president or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted to be exactly that," Kalanick, who had planned to attend a meeting…