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ADB Urges Private Sector Role Over Development Challenges

LAHORE: Asian Development Bank (ADB) urged greater private sector participation to overcome development challenges besides to sustain growth. Lerner Liepach ADB’s head for Pakistan at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) stressed the need for more resources for investment, domestic and foreign direct investment particularly in export-oriented sectors through higher productivity and competitiveness, more… Read More »

43pc Pregnancies Unintended in Sindh, Seminar Told

KARACHI: Seventy-two per cent women and 62pc men in the reproductive age group in Sindh either want to stop childbearing or desire birth spacing, but they have no access to reproductive health services. Forty-three per cent pregnancies in the province are unintended, a speaker said at a programme held in a local hotel on Tuesday.… Read More »

‘US Withdrawal: Envisaging a Charter for Regional Peace, Post-2014 ‘

Maha Mussadiq | Express Tribune | January 17, 2014 In the wake of the impending withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan this year, the conveners of four policy groups from the countries neighbouring Afghanistan presented a joint declaration here on Thursday. The document suggests recommendations for the governments to ensure better regional cooperation with Afghanistan… Read More »

Sartaj for Pak-Afghan Joint Efforts to Improve Border Management

The Nation | January 16, 2014 Reiterating the policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan would continue to support homegrown solution to Afghan imbroglio. Talking to media here on Wednesday Sartaj Aziz stressed the need for improving border… Read More »

Leave Afghanistan on Its Own

Shamim Shahid | Pakistan Today | January 16, 2014 In a bid to pave ways for return of peace and stability in war and hostilities ruined Afghanistan, the Policy Group, an identical body from different regional and Asian countries unanimously asked for an end to every sort of foreign interference in affairs of that country… Read More »

End to Interferance in Afghanisatan Urged

Dawn | January 16,2014 ISLAMABAD: The Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz, called on Wednesday for ending external interference in Afghanistan and said that Taliban needed to be treated as stakeholders and not terrorists. “Games big or small will have to be relegated to the single objective of peace and stability in Afghanistan,”… Read More »

FES Organized Pakistan Launch of Joint Declaration on Regional Peace & Stability in Afghanistan Post 2014

Pakistan Tribe | January 15, 2014 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan (FES) along with the collaboration with Governance & Policy Advisors organised the Pakistan launch of the Joint Declaration. The Joint Declaration is the result of many months of parley between policy groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Central Asia and regional experts from China, Russia, Turkey and Iran,… Read More »

Pakistani media: Public health a blip on the media radar

Farah Naz Zaidi |Express Tribune| November 28,2013 KARACHI: A staggering 54% of the most serious crises and shocks Pakistan has suffered in the last three years have been health-related, while only 3% have been law and order related. This came up in a meeting on Tuesday organised by John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a public health… Read More »