Asian Development Bank to provide $2.7bn to Pakistan in 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday announced that the regional bank will provide $2.7 billion in approved financing to Pakistan during the outgoing calendar year. The ABD, through a tweet, also announced that under the recently approved Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2020-2022, it will increase average lending to …

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World Cup winner Schweinsteiger announces retirement

BERLIN: Germany’s 2014 World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger on Tuesday announced his retirement at the age of 35, following the end of the American MLS season, ending an 18-year professional career. Schweinsteiger, who has played for Chicago Fire since 2017, is among the most decorated German footballers, having won many …

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1,800 schools awaiting reconstruction 14 years after earthquake

PESHAWAR: The federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments have failed to reconstruct around 1,800 government schools in the province even 14 years after their destruction by a 7.6 earthquake on Oct 8, 2005. These schools are located in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Shangla, Battagram and Kohistan districts. Official sources said a lack of …

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The maulana is desperate to stay politically relevant

IN November 2007, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman hosted what was described in a confidential US embassy cable as a “jovial” dinner for the then US ambassador Anne Patterson. He is said to have sought her help to become prime minister and expressed a wish to visit the US. After …

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