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Dar meets World Bank Vice President; highlights economic development programs -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP):  Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met with the Vice President of World Bank’s South Asian Region Ms. Annette Dixon at the World Bank on Saturday and discussed Pakistan’s economic development.


UN agency appeals for $30 million to help besieged civilians in Syrian camp -
UNITED NATIONS, April 18 (APP): The United Nations agency tasked with the ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees is appealing for $30 million to carry out life-sustaining assistance to 18,000 civilians from besieged Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus that includes 3,500 children.


Govt successfully undertakes tax reforms in country: Dar -
app61-18washington.jpgWASHINGTON, Apr 18 (APP): Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday said that the government has successfully undertaken tax reforms in the country and the first batch of Statuary Regulatory Orders has been eliminated.


Pakistan determined to eliminate all terrorists without discrimination: Aericans told -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP): Pakistan is vigorously fighting to wipe  out terrorism and extremism with the full support of the people, a group  of Pakistani parliamentarians told an audience at an American think-tank  and vowed to play their part in making the country a cradle of peace and harmony.


Finance Minister Dar, US Deputy Secretary Blinken discuss ways to enhance economic cooperation -
WASHINGTON, April 18 (APP): Continuing his intense schedule of engagements in during the World Bank-IMF Spring session, Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar, met with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at the State Department.



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Inter-district U-19 cricket tourney from April 22
ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (APP): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Regional Inter-District U19 two-day tournament will roll into action on April 22.
 
Ist twenty20 deaf Asia Cup
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PCB Inter Region U-19 cricket from April 22
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): PCB’s two-day Inter Region Under-19 Cricket Tournament will be held here at different venues of the city from April 22, Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday.
 
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Unilever to set up country-wide drinking water plants PDF Print E-mail
TIANJIN, China, Sept 12 (APP): Global CEO of multinational Unilever, Paul Polman called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here on Wednesday and apprised him of his company’s plan to set up water filtration plants in Pakistan at a large scale. The Unilever’s CEO said the multinational company would launch safe drinking water project considering it a social responsibility.  He said the no-profit, no-loss project would also be supported by Bills Gates, the founder and owner of Microsoft Company.

The Prime Minister appreciated the idea of Unilever and said it would benefit a large number of people across the country that had little or no access to safe water.
He said the government would facilitate Unilever to carry out its clean water project so that the filtration plants be installed at reduced costs.
The Unilever CEO apprised the Prime Minister of his company’s recent pact signed with India under which it would make products in Pakistani Punjab and would export to the Indian Punjab.
He said Unilever had been working in Pakistan since 1965 and at present it has 5,000 employees in the country.
 
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