‘Asia is unprepared for aging population’

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: Developing Asia and the Pacific is ill-prepared to safeguard the well-being of its rapidly aging population, facing challenges ranging from low pension coverage to health issues, social isolation, and restricted access to essential services. While longer lifespans signify the region’s development triumph, urgent policy reforms are essential to uphold the welfare of older … Read more

FPCCI urges govt action on wheat prices

[ad_1] LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Standing Committee on Agriculture has expressed dissatisfaction with the ongoing wheat crisis in Punjab. Farmers are being forced to sell their crops at throwaway prices, contrary to the vision of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif. FPCCI Panel Chief on Agriculture, Ahmad Jawad, stated … Read more

Exploration firm targets major fields

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), the largest hydrocarbon explorer in Pakistan, has targeted 20 major fields, mainly in the north and south, to enhance production and contribute to overcoming the energy crisis in the country. Owing to the rising demand for gas, Pakistan is relying more on the imported liquefied natural … Read more

ADB, donors agree $5b ADF replenishment; grants also available for Pakistan

[ad_1] TBILISI: Donors and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed to a replenishment of $5 billion for ADB’s Asian Development Fund (ADF) 14 and Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF) 8, with Pakistan emerging as a recipient of the grants. The commitment was made during ADB’s 57th annual meeting held in Tbilisi, Georgia, said a … Read more