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World Bank revises Pakistan’s growth rate upward

Lahore : World Bank has revised Pakistan’s growth rate upward to 5.2 percent for fiscal year 2017 and 5.5 percent for 2018. The bank previously estimated growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Pakistan 5 percent and 5.4 percent respectively, a private news channel reported. The report “Global Economic Prospects; ... Read More »

Pakistan asks WB for early hearing about Indian hydroelectric plants at Neelum and Chenab

Lahore : A government delegation led by Attorney General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali met with senior officials of the World Bank at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, USA. According to a press release , the delegation discussed with World Bank officials the matters relating to Pakistan’s recent request for arbitration given to ... Read More »

World Bank delegation visits PITB

Lahore: A delegation of the World Bank visited Punjab IT Board (PITB) on Tuesday where Chairman PITB Dr. Umar Saif  briefed it about the midterm progress on Punjab Public Management Reforms Project (PPRMP) in a meeting held at Arfa Software Technology Park. The delegation was headed by the Task Team ... Read More »

Mujtaba Shuja invites the tourists to come to see the beauty of Asian Switzerland

Lahore: Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Pakistan is the most beautiful country of the world where beautiful combination of civilization, culture and geographical changes attract the tourists. He said it is true that Pakistan is the Switzerland of Asia where there are vast deserts, ... Read More »

Programme leader World Bank Dr Inam-ul-Haq calls on Najam Ahmad Shah

Lahore: Programme leader World Bank Dr. Inam-ul-Haq and Senior Health Specialist Dr. Tayyab called on the Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Najam Ahmad Shah and Secretary Primary and Secondary Health Ali Jan Khan separately, at Civil Secretariat, here today. Director Policy And Strategic Planning Unit (PSPU) Ali Bahadur Qazi, ... Read More »

Country Director of the World Bank Rachid Ben Massaoud calls on CM Punjab

Lahore: Country Director of the World Bank Rashid Ben Masud held a farewell meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here today. Matters of mutual interest and ongoing programmes for uplift of social sectors were discussed on the occasion. The Chief Minister said that various programmes for development of ... Read More »

World Bank launches PITB’s Citizen Feedback Model in Albania: Dr. Umar Saif

Lahore: “The World Bank team brought this innovative program to Albania from Punjab, Pakistan, where it was first initiated. More than seven million citizens have been contacted and around a million responded over the last three years.” It was cited in a Blog posted by the Senior Specialist of the ... Read More »

World Bank team visits Punjab University

Lahore: World Bank’s 3rd party evaluation team headed by Dr Nazir Mahmood along with his team members has visited Office of Research Innovation and commercialization (ORIC) Punjab University. During their visit, Dr Nazir interacted with ORIC officials and discussed various aspects with regard to role of ORIC towards research activities ... Read More »

World Bank Approves US$ 138 million Additional Financing for Improving Irrigation System in Sindh

Islamabad: The World Bank approved US$138 million additional financing to the Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the irrigation  water distribution system of three Area Water Boards (Ghotki, Nara and Left Bank) in the Sindh province. Sindh is one of the primary beneficiaries of ... Read More »

WB,ADB and UNDP expresses confidence in the survey regarding flood losses

Lahore: World Bank, Asian Development Bank and UNDP have expressed their confidence in the survey conducted by Punjab government regarding flood losses. The Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that credit for this goes to political and administrative teams of the province and is a proof of splendid performance of ... Read More »

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