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Education improvement boosts competitiveness

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Education, one of the central concerns of Pakistan’s Vision 2025 plan, is becoming more accessible to population, and higher education in particular is moving the country forward in science and technology. The US is partnering with Pakistan in number of areas to support its economic development, and indeed bilateral cooperation in education is key to this partnership. In June, it was announced that four Pakistani and three US universities would collaborate on a…Read More

Sustained demand boosts cotton rates

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Sustained demand for quality lint has boosted the rates on the cotton market in the process of modest trading. In the ready session, over 4,000 bales of cotton changed hands between Rs 4625 and Rs 5275, dealers said. The prices of seed cotton in Sindh were at Rs 1900 and Rs 2350 and in Punjab rates were at Rs 2000 and Rs 2650, they said. Market sources said that thin business activity was seen as mills and spinners kept on the sideline owing to tight supply of best…Read More

Telenor boosts job prospects for persons with disabilities

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Aimed at enhancing awareness, accessibility and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Telenor Pakistan, through a one of its kind special trainee program Open Mind Pakistan’, has conducted a comprehensive 3-month functional and on-the-job training of 16 persons with physical disabilities in the company. The successful graduation of the first batch was marked by a ceremony, which was attended by top management of the company and important disability advocacy…Read More

US-funded livestock project boosts rural economy

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The USAID Dairy Project has triggered growth in Pakistan’s rural economy by helping women farmers increase their income and improve their livelihood. Realizing the pivotal role rural women play in the country’s livestock sector, USAID is creating a pool of up to 5,000 locally-trained and readily-available female livestock extension workers to provide veterinary services and advice on the care and feeding of cattle to rural dairy farmers.This dairy project, launched in July…Read More