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Apr

Return of foreign workers

By Rafia Zakaria Published in Dawn on April 29, 2020 IT is a time of getting stuck and staying stuck. Sealed borders and grounded planes mean that wherever you were in the beginning of March 2020 is where you still are. For Westerners, the Great Pause (which is what I am calling our particular phenomenon of inhabiting […]

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Apr

Covid-19 scenario: Govt fears GDP growth to go down by 1.3pc

By Mehtab Haider Published in The News on April 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The government has submitted a detailed report on macroeconomic losses before the National Coordination Committee, assessing that the GDP growth would go down by 1.3 percent, shove 10 percent population below the poverty line and there will loss of three million jobs in post COVID-19[…]

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Apr

WB sees 23pc cut in Pakistan’s remittances

By Amin Ahmed Published in Dawn on April 24, 2020 ISLAMABAD: The World Bank says that remittances to Pakistan in 2020 are projected to decline by 23 per cent, totalling about $17 billion, compared with $22.5bn remitted in 2019, in the wake of the economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. And, the bank warns, this crisis[…]