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Sindh govt, WB mull over partnership for another $10bn projects

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and 11-member World Bank high-level delegation led by its Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan on Tuesday discussed over $10 billion projects. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Saeed Ghani, Ismail Rahu, Syed Sardar Shah, Imtiaz Shaikh, Advisor to CM on Law Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah and the relevant provincial secretaries. Murad Ali Shah said he was working for reforming governance, economic growth, sustainable development and human…

NA condemns unprovoked Indian firing at LoC, WB

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the recent acts of unprovoked firing by Indian troops at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) which resulted in the martyrdom of a number of people. The resolution moved by Suriya Asghar also asked the government to extend necessary assistance to the victim families. The house also passed a resolution expressing its deep dismay over the shooting incident at Santa Fe, Texas in the United States which claimed the lives of ten…

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…

Pakistan hands over Indian soldier captured from LoC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Saturday handed over Indian soldier Chandu Babulal Chohan, who was captured from the Line of Control (LoC), to Indian authorities.  Foreign Office spokesman confirmed that Chohan was handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border. He was captured on  September 29, 2016 and had been in custody every since. A press release from the Inter-Services Public Relations said that the Indian soldier was stationed in Indian-occupied Kashmir, and had “willfully crossed LoC on 29 September 2016 and…

WB to approve funding for Dasu Dam tomorrow: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the board of World Bank (WB) will approve funding for Dasu Dam on Tuesday, June 10, ARY News reported. Informing the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, the minister said there was no need of obtaining no objection certificate (NOC) from India or any other country to construct Bhasha Dam. He said the first phase of Dasu Dam will complete during the tenure of incumbent government. The finance minister told that government had increases Rs 6,000 in annual stipend of…