IMF, govt remain engaged

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan remain engaged to conduct technical and data discussions for the sixth review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme. This was stated by Teresa Dabán Sanchez, IMF Resident Representative in Pakistan while responding to Business Recorder queries. She stated, “IMF team remains engaged with our Pakistani counterparts on conducting technical and data discussions.…

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Shan Foods, ChildLife Foundation carry out plantation drive

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In its mission to create a sustainable community, leading food company, Shan Foods, recently conducted a tree plantation activity in collaboration with ChildLife Foundation, a non-profit organization working for affordable healthcare for children in Pakistan. The drive was carried out under Shan Foods’ brand-new CSR identity, Shan Shares, which is committed to playing its part for an economically, environmentally, and…

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Jauharabad urban forest set to become trail blazer

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Granting the status of a ‘model forest’ to the Miyawaki forest planted in Jauharabad town adjacent to Khushab, the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) has recommended implementation of similar projects along the motorway, in Multan city its environs. Forest Department SDO Abdul Ghaffar told The Express Tribune that Japanese scientist Akira Miyawaki introduced the method of planting forests in urban areas in 1970. Through…

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Tarbela project extension to meet rising energy demand

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Timely completion of Tarbela Hydropower Project will help in meeting the rapidly increasing demand for electricity in the country and improve the energy mix by enhancing the share of clean energy, said Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan. Chairing a high-level meeting to review the progress on the Tarbela Hydropower Project (T5), Dasu Hydropower Project and Dasu-Mansehra-Islamabad Transmission…

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Leaded petrol runs out of gas, century after first warnings

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The use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe, a milestone that will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths and save world economies over $2.4 trillion annually, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Monday. Nearly a century after doctors first issued warnings about the toxic effects of leaded petrol, Algeria — the last country to use…

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Pakistan Petroleum led consortium awarded Offshore Block 5 in Abu Dhabi

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Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)-led consortium has been awarded Offshore Block 5 in Abu Dhabi’s second competitive exploration block bid round. Offshore Block 5 covers an area of 6,223 square kilometers and is located 100 kilometers north east of Abu Dhabi city. Besides PPL, who is the Operator during the exploration phase, the consortium consists of three major Pakistani E&P companies:…

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Gwadar Water, Power Shortage

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The Makran division of Balochistan has been suffering from critical water and electricity shortages for more than a decade now. Unfortunately, calls for reform and refurbishment have fallen on deaf ears. The provincial government has remained oblivious of the problems that the residents of Gwadar face. On social media, Gwadar is often presented as a developed coastal town with all…

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