Pakistan has long been seen as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women. A new Violence Against Women Centre (VAWC), with state-0f-the-art facilities and currently being tested in Southern Punjab, may provide a safe haven to report such crimes and get justice.
Pakistan Tender and Business News
According to a new research effort conducted by Pakistan's F Quaid-i-Azam University, residents and workers in Lahore, one of the country's larger cities, are being regularly exposed to unsafe and highly toxic levels of pesticides.
The Manila-based Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $275 million loan to help build a surface irrigation system to increase agricultural production and improve food security in the Jhelum and Khushab districts in Punjab province in Pakistan.
Al-Futtaim (www.ALFuttaim.com), an automotive manufacturing partner headquartered in Dubai, and Groupe Renault (https://Group.Renault.com) have signed agreements covering rights to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
During the 16th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference held on October 27 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao committed over $5 billion to supporting the CAREC 2030 agenda over the next five years.
General Electric Renewable Energy, headquartered in Paris, has signed a deal with wind farm owner and operator Tricon Boston Consulting for the provision and installation of the 150 megawatt (MW) wind project in Jhimpir, Pakistan, the largest to date in the country.
Pakistan's Chishti Group, a well-known regional conglomerate, is selling a 51% stake in its Ardmore Gas Pvt., Ltd. company to Singapore-based Puma Energy.
Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to the UN since 2015, brought with her a unique background in academia, journalism and diplomacy. With Asia itself on the rise as both an economic and political power, this multi-faceted background is proving essential to navigating the complex seas of influence within the United Nations.
Canada has joined the funding group behind the Jordan based Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) as an observer state.
Pakistan's blasphemy laws were behind the brutal killing of Mashal Khan, 25, by a mob roused to a frenzy by allegations he had committed blasphemy.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group recently announced a major funding grant to a Pakistani team to investigate the environment that leads to harassment of women on public transit systems. This was one of many similar grants just awarded principally in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year old education activist from Pakistan, just became the youngest United Nations' Messenger of Peace.
Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.
As one of the most explosive areas of the world politically and otherwise, it is not surprising that the Pakistan-Afghanistan border's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are some of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.
XCMG, a China-based multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company, recently completed is "XCMG Apprentice" Season II Program hosted at the company headquarter in Xuzhou, China from December 16 to 20, offering five global apprentices the opportunity to study XCMG's technologies while promoting international exchange in construction machinery industry and culture
High levels of both conventional and nuclear deterrence are likely to prevent the recent surge in clashes between India and Pakistan from escalating into all-out war, according to Pakistan’s former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation will be building four new Hyatt-branded hotels in Pakistan, in cooperation with partner Bahria Town, one of the largest private developers in Asia, who will own the four hotels on completion.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan with Triconboston Consulting Corporation (TBCC) to support the development of the largest wind farm in Pakistan.
A new report from Reportlinker shows that as Asia's economies have grown, the two single largest telecom markets are now dominated by China, with 35% of the market, and India, with 27%. That's a total of 62% combined.
Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been instrumental in shaping and leading socioeconomic transformations across Asia and the Pacific. One key to this transformation is the technology bundled around the “Internet of Things” (IoT), which enables billions of devices and appliances to connect over the Internet for more accurate, real time data collection and analysis in an unparalleled scale.
In the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a number of medium and large-sized buses can be spotted transporting workers clad in company uniforms to distant worksites early in the morning. In the evening or, in certain cases, late at night, these workers are brought back to labour camps in the same buses.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Uniquely in the world, Bhutan has a ‘gross national happiness’ philosophy which it uses to guide government policy in a number of areas. That happiness philosophy, however, is creating some friction in the new BBIN infrastructure agreement connecting Bhutan with its “BBIN” neighbors.
One of the greatest outcomes for development economic policy is, or should be, the reduction in poverty and unemployment, both in the rural and urban areas. Recent reports show that poverty in Pakistan, based on cost of basic needs, has come down from around 64.2pc in 2001-02 to 29.5pc in 2014. Based on food energy intake, poverty during this period has declined from 34.6pc to 9.31pc.