Tag: Package

Hoti announces Rs 1.67b special package for Malakand Division

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Hoti has approved special development package worth Rs 1.67 billion other than Annual Developmental Programme for the reconstruction...

Transport package for BPS-20 from July 1

Federal government officials in grade 20 and above would be offered transport monetisation packages for giving up their chauffeur driven cars in the range...

Second bailout package for Greece taking shape

Plans for a second bailout to Greece are taking shape, with a proposal for a three-year package worth 80 to 100 billion euros set...

Special Ramazan package being prepared: Elahi

nationwide reduction in prices of essential commodities at Utility Stores outlets is a gift from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) to the nation...

Troop withdrawal part of Balochistan package: Gilani

ISLAMABAD - Army chief Ashfaq Kayani's statement regarding halting army operation in Balochistan was part of the government's announced Aghaz-e-Huqooq-e-Balochistan, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters after the book-launching ceremony of former information minister Javed Jabbar, the prime minister did not give a cut date for the cabinet's extension. Asked when the second phase of the cabinet extension would be made, Gilani said, "I can't comment

PM announces relief package for poor in utility bills

PESHAWAR - Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has announced to give relief package in utility bills to more than 4 million people, living life below poverty line in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and tribal areas.
Under announcement made by Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to give relief package in utility bills to the people living life below poverty line, the 45 lac poor are being given 500 units free in utility bills. The name lists of the people who are living life below

PMA hails PM’s special pay package for doctors

LAHORE - Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Punjab chapter on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani's statement regarding the special pay scales for doctors. PMA Punjab President Dr Ashraf Nizami and other office-bearers said that it was a longstanding demand of the PMA Central Council that doctors should be brought out from the National Pay Scale and a special salary package be announced for them according to their professional capabilities.
PMA office-bearers

Pakistan to seek another bailout package from IMF

ISLAMABAD - The government has decided to seek another bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at least for the repayment duration of the suspended $11.3 billion programme, of which a repayment of $7.1 billon would begin from September next year.
An official source said Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh would inform the IMF about the intention during his visit to Washington between April 11 to 17 to attend the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

Govt urged to step up efforts for EU trade package

KARACHI - Pakistan Towel Manufacturers Association of Pakistan (PTMA) Chairman Syed Usman Ali has urged the government to strongly lobby the European Union to access the trade concessions announced by EU for Pakistan.
The TMA chief, in an issued statement, said that EU had announced the provision of tariff relief for Pakistani goods in view of the devastation wreaked by floods last year. The value added textile (VAT) sector selected for the relief package encompasses the towel

‘PIA needs Rs 58b bailout package’

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence was told Monday that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) needs Rs 58 billion bailout package which included Rs 45 billion for debt services while Rs 13 billion for immediate liabilities payment. PIA's Director Finance Faisal Malik and Secretary Defense Lieutenant General (Retd) Syed Athar Ali were briefing the standing committee.
Athar Ali told the committee that the government had decided not to sell two PIA

King Abdullah announces $35 billion package for Saudis

RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah unveiled a series of benefits for Saudis, estimated to be worth $35 billion on his returning home Wednesday after three months medical treatment. The action plan which includes funding to offset high inflation, help young unemployed people and support families to get affordable housing was made as popular protests over poverty, corruption and repression-hit many Arab countries.
Hundreds of men in white robes performed a traditional Bedouin sword dance

KP seeks Malakand-like security package for Peshawar

PESHAWAR - Expressing concern over the fresh wave of violence and terrorism in Peshawar and southern districts, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to call upon Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to convene a meeting of Strategic and Oversight Committee.
"The Strategic and Oversight Committee will be requested to introduce Malakand-like package for the security of Peshawar and southern districts," remarked Mian Iftikhar Hussain while briefing media people about the

Bilour seeks Rs 11.5b as PR bailout package

ISLAMABAD - Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour Wednesday asked the federal government to release the approved Rs 11.5 billion to Pakistan Railways (PR) as a bailout package.
Responding to a calling attention notice during the National Assembly session, the minister admitted that the PR was losing business because it was running only four freight trains daily. The minister dodged many questions regarding clean and safe environment to passengers in trains while the PR had 40,000

Rs 2.36bn development package announced for Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA - Gujranwala Division Commissioner Saeed Iqbal Wahla has announced the implementation of district and city special package from March 15 in the division which will cost Rs 2.36 billion. He made this announcement while presiding over a review meeting attended by the district coordination officers and other officers concerned of all the six districts.
He told the participants of the meeting that the Punjab chief minister had been monitoring the schemes of this package

Coca-Cola and IRD announce agri package for flood victims

LAHORE - Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, has joined hands with International Relief & Development (IRD), a US based non-profit company, to help small-holder farmers in the flood damaged district of Muzaffargarh recover.
IRD, with support of Coca-Cola, will provide essential input package for the recovery of sugarcane crop. The overall goal of the project is to ensure improved livelihood and food security for vulnerable households.

PTCL to offer new 2Mbps package

KARACHI - Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has launched new rates for 2.0Mbps Broadband Data for its existing and new potential broadband customers throughout the country. Under the newly announced package, the 2.0Mbps package with unlimited downloading facility is offered at Rs 1499 per month.
The new 2.0Mbps package, as a promo, will also be offered to all existing 1.0Mb customers who chose to upgrade to 2.0Mb. The offer would be valid at existing monthly charges of

Young doctors meet chief minister for special pay package

LAHORE - A delegation of young doctors met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif at CM House on Monday and apprised him of the genuine demands of the young doctors, including the demands of a special pay package and pay protection for doctors.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Elahi and MPA Dr Asad Ashraf while the delegation of young doctors consisted of Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Aslam Rao, Dr Khuda