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SAARC meeting on poverty alleviation on 28th

SAARC meeting on poverty alleviation on 28th

ISLAMABAD – Two-day SAARC secretaries meeting on poverty alleviation would be held on March 28-29 to discuss the progress in implementing the SAARC “Poverty Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation”.
The Planning Commission of Pakistan is hosting the 4th SAARC secretaries meeting. The first meeting was held in Colombo where as the second meeting was hosted by Maldives while third meeting was hosted by India. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information

SAARC meeting on poverty alleviation begins today

ISLAMABAD – Two-day SAARC secretaries meeting on poverty alleviation would be held on March 28-29 to discuss the progress in implementing the SAARC “Poverty Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation.”
The Planning Commission of Pakistan is hosting the 4th SAARC secretaries meeting. The first meeting was held in Colombo where as 2nd meeting was hosted by Maldives while third meeting was hosted by India. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information and

Qaim realises poverty alleviation at UC-level ‘very important’

KARACHI – A high-level meeting presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was held at the Chief Minister’s House on Friday to discuss union council-based poverty alleviation programmes.
According to an official handout, the chief minister said the present PPP government under its party manifesto given by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto has initiated many programmes for the welfare and well-being of people. He said the union council-based poverty reduction schemes are very

Poverty claims another life

HAFIZABAD – A young labourer, frustrated by on poverty, committed suicide at Kolo Tarar Town on Tuesday. Saqib was doing labour but was unable to meet his demotic expenditures and often remained tense. On the day of the incident, he took poisonous pills. He was rushed to hospital, but doctors could not save his life.
SIX MEAT SELLERS ARRESTED: At least six butchers were sent to jail for selling unhygienic meat. Deputy District Officer Nauman Hafeez raided the shops of butchers

Elected representatives urged to cooperate with poverty survey teams

KARACHI – The elected representatives should facilitate and help out the poverty survey teams in their respective constituencies to achieve the desired results under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), said Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo on Monday. She said this during a meeting with BISP Sindh Director General Akbar Aleem Shamim at her office. MPAs Amanullah Mehsood, Shama Arif Mithani, Farzana Baloch and Najma Saeed Chawla attended the meeting. Palijo – also the BISP

Curbing terrorism- a dialogue – ‘Poverty, lack of education, injustice breed terrorism’

ISLAMABAD – Speakers on Monday stressed that government must focus on eradication of root causes of extremism and terrorism including poverty, lack of education, unemployment and injustice, in order to bring normalcy in the country. They said after the military operations in different tribal areas there was dire need to make immediate plan for the abolishment of poverty, illiteracy, injustice, unemployment and unresolved political disputes because all the elements collectively give

‘BISP’s poverty survey to help gather useful data’

KARACHI – The poverty survey being conducted by the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in Sindh would help in learning useful facts and figures on poverty and benefit the poor being covered in the survey, BISP Director General Akbar Aleem Shamim said on Wednesday. He was speaking at in a meeting presided over by Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo, who is assisting the programme on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari. Palijo was briefed by Shamim on the overall progress

BISP survey to assess poverty in FATA

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister and Chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), Farzana Raja has said that the government was fully aware of the difficulties being faced by the people in FATA.
She said the government had expedited the development process in the area. In this regard the Benazir Income Support Programme is launching its poverty scorecard survey campaign in FATA after February 15, 2011, which would be completed in two months, said a press release issued

Italy provides 40 million euros for poverty alleviation

ISLAMABAD – Italy will provide a soft loan of 40 million euros to Pakistan for poverty reduction by rural development activities in Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Italian Ambassador Vincenzo Prati and Economic Affairs Secretary Sibtain Fazal Halim signed the loan-agreement on Friday in Islamabad.
The loan is being provided under the pledge made at the Tokyo conference and the financing will be utilised by the Pakistan Poverty

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