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Agreements worth US$305.0 million signed with World Bank, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION

Agreements worth US$305.0 million signed with World Bank, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION

By; Asghar Ali Mubarak : February, 2, 2018 Islamabad ; Agreements worth US$305.0 million were signed with the World Bank here on Friday to support projects in agriculture sector in Punjab and to improve the nutrition status of children as well as women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Strengthening Markets for Agriculture and Rural Transformation (SMART) in Punjab Program […]

Karandaaz to Invest PKR 700 Million from DFID in ORIX leasing for Strengthening small enterprises

Karandaaz to Invest PKR 700 Million from DFID in ORIX leasing for Strengthening small enterprises

By,Asghar Ali Mubarak Islamabad; The Karandaaz Pakistan, supported by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), is providing a loan of PKR 700 million to ORIX Leasing Pakistan to increase access to finance for small enterprises. ORIX will use this facility to on-lend to small businesses and grow the share of loans to small enterprises in […]

Wheat Stock ranges between 4. to 1.6 million metric tons in country, Standing Committee

Wheat Stock ranges between 4. to 1.6 million metric tons in country, Standing Committee

Lahore (PR) the 09th January, 2018(Asghar Ali Mubarak) 41st meeting of the Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research was held today at 11:00 a.m. in Pakistan Agricultural Storage & Supplies Corporation (PASSCO) Head Office, Lahore under the Chairmanship of Malik Shakir Bashir Awan, MNA. The Committee was briefed about the step taken by the PASSCO and Department of […]

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

If you bought $100 of bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $75 million now

By News Desk As the seven year anniversary of the first bitcoin transaction hit, the cryptocurrency also hit a record high trading at $2,251.61 on Monday, reported CNBC. In simpler words, if seven years ago you bought $100 of bitcoin, they would now be worth $75 million. On May 22, 2010 a programmer named Laszlo […]

A doctor called his broker during a delivery. It will cost $33.8 million.

A doctor called his broker during a delivery. It will cost $33.8 million.

Desk Report MIAMI, FLA. Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led […]

Pakistani-American couple donates $15 million to Catholic university

Pakistani-American couple donates $15 million to Catholic university

Pakistani-American couple donates $15 million to Catholic university Monitoring Desk Rafat and Zoreen Ansari at home in Granger, Indiana. ─ New York Times An American couple of Pakistani origin announced $15 million for the University of Notre Dame to create an institute that will aim to deepen knowledge of religion and seek to explain how […]

Bank heist in Karachi, Rs. 2 million looted

Bank heist in Karachi, Rs. 2 million looted

KARACHI: A private bank near Punjab Chowrangi in Defence was robbed early Thursday, police said. According to the police, five to six robbers were involved in the heist where more than Rs. 2 million were looted. This is the first bank heist of 2017. Last year, 12 bank robberies and dacoities were reported, of which ten were […]

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

Leaks in Instrument Force NASA to Delay Mars Mission Until 2018

NASA’s next Mars mission will remain earthbound for at least two years. Officials at the space agency announced on Tuesday that its Mars InSight mission will miss its March 2016 launch date, because of stubborn tiny leaks in a vacuum sphere housing its seismic instrument. “We just have run out of time,” John M. Grunsfeld, […]

Pitch Lake, Trinidad – The Largest Natural Deposit of Asphalt

Pitch Lake, Trinidad – The Largest Natural Deposit of Asphalt

The Pitch Lake is located in southwest Trinidad in the village of La Brea. It’s the largest and most significant pitch lake in the world, measuring approximately one hundred acres (41 hectares), and is estimated to be 76 meters deep in the center. The liquid asphalt is black and viscous, but the surface is semisolid, […]