Tag: Planning

Business conference on CPEC to be held in August, 2017

PAR Mar 8, 2017 0

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to hold the annual conference on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in August this year where the business...

Rs 231 billion sought for water & power sector in budget

PAR Feb 16, 2017 0

Ministry of Water and Power has requested Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms to allocate Rs 231 billion for water and power sector in the f...

41 Special Economic Zones to strengthen CPEC, industrialize Pakistan

PAR Feb 15, 2017 0

ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment has identified 41 sites for establishing special economic zones (SEZs) to boost the China-Pakistan Economic Corrido...

Poor agriculture, slower financial services hit 2016 Tanzanian growth

PAR Feb 2, 2017 0

Tanzania says its economy probably grew at a less speedy rate than it had hoped last year, slowed by poor-performing agriculture and less demand from...

Extensive oil, gas exploration activities begin in Fata

PAR Jan 25, 2017 0

In a bid to achieve self-sufficiency in the energy sector, the government has started extensive oil and gas exploration activities in different parts...

Experts for promoting integrated long-term energy planning

PAR Jan 11, 2017 0

Energy experts in a policy roundtable have urged the government to promote integrated long-term planning in the energy sector and check gaps in the ma...

International moot on water crisis planned

PAR Jan 10, 2017 0

Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday informed Senate that the government is planning to convene an international conference on...

Punjab to launch new projects for small livestock farmers

PAR Jan 4, 2017 0

Punjab Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development Asif Saeed Manais has said that Provincial Livestock Ministry is planning to initiate new projects...

Ministry backs, albeit reluctantly, urea export

PAR Jan 3, 2017 0

The Ministry of Commerce has half-heartedly supported the export of 0.3 million tons of urea manufactured on subsidised natural gas due to possible pr...

Gwadar Customs recovers smuggled liquor, vehicle engines in two operations

PAR Sep 1, 2016 0

KARACHI: The Gwadar Customs has recovered a huge quantity of foreign origin alcohol and seized 12 engines of luxury vehicles in separate raids. Sourc...

Cotton farmers: Ahsan for development of quick response system

PAR Jul 27, 2016 0

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has directed the authorities concerned to establish a quick response system to help...

4.7 Percent GDP growth rate highest in eight years

PAR Jun 2, 2016 0

ISLAMABAD: Planning, Development and Reforms Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said due to prudent economic policies and use of 100 percent development funds t...

FCCI head says business community fully supports CPEC project

PAR Jan 30, 2016 0

Faisalabad: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal will visit Faisalabad during the month of March to have detailed discussion on d...

Budget 2015-16: No funds set aside to fight malnutrition

PAR Jun 7, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has not set aside separate resources in the development budget to address chronic malnutrition in the country, despi...

Govt to target industry, agriculture in budget 2015-16

PAR Jun 3, 2015 0

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal has said that government’s main target in budget 2015-16 is to strengthen industr...