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Iraq seeks $88 billion for reconstruction after war with IS

KUWAIT CITY: Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost $88.2 billion (63.65 billion pounds), with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international conference on Monday. Donors and investors have gathered in Kuwait this week to discuss efforts to rebuild Iraq’s economy and infrastructure as it emerges from a devastating conflict with the hardline militants who seized almost a third of the country. Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, having taken…

Murad Shah orders reconstruction of drains in Karachi’s slum areas

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to construct drainage system and storm water drains in the Sindh capital's slum areas to improve the life of the people residing there. This he said while presiding over a meeting to review post-heavy rain situation in the megapolis. The meeting was attended by Jam Khan Shoro, Minister for Population & Provincial Disaster Management Authority Mumtaz Jakhrani, Minister for Information Syed Nasir Shah, Chief…