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WB approves $145mln to provide housing finance to poor

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The World Bank (WB) Friday approved $145 million to expand home ownership including women and the poor through access to affordable housing finance in Pakistan. The Pakistan Housing Finance Project (PHF) will support Government of Pakistan’s vision and strategy for housing development, according to a press statement issued by WB Friday. The project

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PSO to sign POL Products’ Sale/Purchase Agreement with Turkish Company

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan State Oil (PSO) is in the process of starting negotiations with Turkish Petroleum International Company (TPIC) to sign an agreement for sale and purchase of petroleum products. The agreement is being finalized in line with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Pakistan and Turkey on February 23, 2017, official sources told

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AIOU sets up latest labs to promote academic research

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Allama Iqbal  Open University (AIOU) has set up four latest ‘state-of-the-arts’ brand new laboratories here at its main campus to introduce new trends in academic research. Such labs of international standard are only available with the AIOU, which are open even for the students of other Universities, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid

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CCP issues policy note to FBR to amend RFP for tobacco track, trace system

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Competition Commission of Pakistan issued a Policy Note to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), with the recommendation that it amend certain clauses in a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Tax Stamps, Monitoring & Tracking System for tobacco products to let a maximum number of bidders participate in the process. The FBR’s

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Women police station being restructured for protection to marginalized segments: IGP

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Islamabad Women police station is being made more operative to ensure protection to the females, children and other marginalized segments of society. It was stated by Inspector General of Police Sultan Azam Temuri while presiding over a meeting here at women and child protection center. The meeting was attended among others by DIG

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Coca-Cola returned 60 million litres of water to nature, communities in Pakistan

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- In recognition of World Water Day, the Coca-Cola Company announced that it has returned 60 million litres of water to nature and communities in Pakistan. Coca Cola’s Replenish goal, a first for the beverage-producing private sector, seeks to replenish, or return through water access, productive use and conservation activities, 100 percent of the

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China’s airline to launch regular flight from Urumqi to Lahore in June

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- China Southern will launch regular flights between Urumqi, the capital of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and the Pakistani city of Lahore in June this year. China Southern Airlines will launch 11 new domestic routes in the region, according to Xu Jianmin, vice sales manager of the company’s Xinjiang branch on Tuesday.

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Lok Virsa postpones annual folk festival

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has postponed a popular ten-day annual folk festival of capital city Lok Mela. In this regard, Lok Virsa management issued an announcement through social media that now Lok Virsa is planning to organize ten-day annual Lok Mela 2018 in the autumn season this year.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ launched in Pakistan

LAHORE (Web Desk) –  The global leader in technology and electronics – Samsung has launched its most advanced mobile series, the Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+ that feature a fascinating camera that has taken a step further and introduced super slow-mo, as one of the most striking features to accentuate its focus on a better

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World Bank team conduct survey of city drains

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Delegation of World Bank comprising Urban Specialist and Analyst visited KMC head office on Wednesday to obtain the details and data about major city drains. A briefing was held on this occasion to provide the World Bank team, all necessary details and information about the 30 major drains including their location, route and

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