Punjab

Punjab by-elections
Pakistan

How PTI swept crucial Punjab by-elections and what lies ahead for Pakistan now?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won 15 of the 20 seats in the Punjab by-elections which a big set back for the governing party PMLN. Four seats went to the opposing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, according to the party’s leaders, and one seat was won by an independent candidate. As a result, […]

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water shortage
Pakistan

Panic spreads as Sindh, Punjab barrages suffer water shortage and Tarbela, Mangla reach dead level

The country’s water crisis has surpassed a 22-year record, with provinces experiencing a 50 percent water scarcity and reservoirs experiencing a 97 percent water shortage. Low temperatures in the northern regions have caused 56 percent less water to enter the rivers, according to the Indus River System Authority (IRSA). IRSA data also shows that Tarbela […]

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Punjab Agriculture
Pakistan

World Bank to provide $300 million out of total $402 million for Punjab’s agriculture transformation project

On July 1st, the Punjab government will launch the Punjab Resilient and Inclusive Agriculture Transformation (PRIAT) project. According to official records, the World Bank will pay $300 million out of a total cost of $402 million, the provincial government will contribute $18 million, and farmers will pay the remaining $85 million. Digital Dera initiative launched […]

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Sehat Card
Health

Cancer hospitals in Punjab empaneled in Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card

Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid says Punjab’s cancer hospitals are being empanelled in Naya Pakistan Qaumi Sehat Card Program. Oladoc, a Pakistani appointments booking platform secured $1.8 million investment She said this while presiding over a meeting to review measures taken for facilities and services for cancer patients in Lahore. During the meeting, […]

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Digital Dera
Technology

Digital Dera initiative launched to empower farmers with internet access

A digital initiative called Digital Dera has been launched in Punjab to empower farmers with digital agriculture solutions and to create smart villages. As the first step, the digital agriculture community network project has been launched at a small and remote Pakpattan village to provide internet access to the local farmers to latest technology and […]

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