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Armed Forces to be strengthened in terms of resources, equipment: defence minister

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minsiter Pervez Khattak on Monday said the Armed Forces of Pakistan would be strengthened in terms of resources and equipment. "Defence of the country will be made impregnable," he said while speaking during an introductory meeting with senior officers of the ministry in Rawalpindi. The minister was briefed about the role and functions of the ministry and its allied organizations. Meanwhile, Zubaida Jalal also assumed the charge of Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi. On arrival at the…

Earth’s 2017 resource ‘budget’ spent by next week: report

PARIS: Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report on Tuesday. Earth Overshoot Day will arrive on August 2 this year, according to environmental groups WWF and Global Footprint Network. This is a day earlier than in 2016. It means humanity will be living on "credit" for the rest of the year. "By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from Nature than our planet can renew in the whole year," the groups said in a statement.…

Armed forces to be provided all-out resources to meet national security challenges: Dar

RAWALPINDI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said the government would provide all possible resources to the armed forces to meet the national security and development needs. He said this during a meeting with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. The financial requirements of Pakistan Army were discussed during the meeting, in the context of the budget for next financial year. The on-going development projects of Pakistan Army and future development plans were discussed in detail.…

Govt decides to replace imported fuel with available resources: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday said the government has decided to replace imported fuels with indigenous resources like hydro and Thar Coal. The decision has been taken to make electricity affordable and to focus on arranging additional megawatts to bridge the demand-supply gap through these resources, he said. “In order to cut the power generation cost and to make it affordable to the masses, coal, hydro and Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (R-LNG) are key resources under the…

Pakistan’s untapped resources empowered by e-commerce boom

ISLAMABAD: In the Hindu Kush mountains craftswomen painstakingly stitch flowing scarves, skilled artisans who were unable to sell their products beyond the remote region until mobile internet came to Pakistan and dropped the market into the palms of millions of previously marginalised people.