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Monday, August 29th, 2016


Govt taking initiatives to get knowledge of increasing urban population

Govt on urban population

ISLAMABAD, 29 AUG, (DNA) – Pakistan’s increasing urban population and insufficient knowledge of the cities’ dynamics is resulting in lack of timely service delivery, resource allocation, and urban solutions by cities’ authorities. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) with technical assistance of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) funded by the Australian Government, the Joint Press Event, which confirmed the commitment of Government and sector partners to develop the ‘State of Pakistan Cities Report’, was held in Islamabad Monday. This report aims to present a well-informed analysisRead More

CADD Minister inaugurates Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign

tree plantation campaign

ISLAMABAD, 29 AUG, (DNA) – Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has inaugurated the Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign – 2016 and planted a plant sapling here at Green Belt of Saidpur Range along Margalla Road on Monday. Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz, Deputy Mayors Azam Khan and Rifat Javed, Ambassadors of different countries, Vice Chancellors of various universities, Member Environment / Member Finance CDA Sanaullah Aman, senior officers of the CDA and other government departments, representatives of NGOs, environmentalists, representatives ofRead More

CPEC to reduce poverty, unemployment: PM Nawaz

CPEC to bring in durable peace

ISLAMABAD: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help regional countries in reducing poverty and to bring in durable peace, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Monday. Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day CPEC Summit and Expo to enhance awareness about the ambitious project, Sharif said the project would not only serve as a “game-changer” for Pakistan, but also for entire region by helping it rid of deprivation and bringing peace and prosperity. The prime minister termed it a “new concept in diplomacy” and said it would help in eliminationRead More