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Mar

Pakistanis among Gulf migrant workers fearing virus limbo

Published in Dawn, March 31st, 2020 DOHA: Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries announce lockdowns, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures lead to deportations and confinement. “We’ve been in lockdown for the last eight to 10 days, we don’t know when it will end,” said a […]

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Mar

Ehsaas Portal `Data4Pakistan’ provides valuable resource for policy makers

Published in The Nation on March 10, 2020 Ehsaas District Development Portal “Data4Pakistan” developed in collaboration with World Bank will prove as a valuable resource for federal, provincial and district level policy makers for decision making. According to an official source, Data4Pakistan, the first initiative of its kind in the country, provides open and public access to[…]

Govt expects remittances to exceed $22bln in FY2020

Published in The News on March 12, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Government is eyeing more than $22 billion in remittances during the current fiscal year of 2019/20 as growing emigration of workforce is expected to offset a potential slowdown in gulf economies due to oil fall. The finance ministry on Wednesday said remittances reached to $15.1 billion in the[…]