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Dec

PTI govt approves removing over 0.6m people from BISP

By: Rizwan Ghilzai Published in Express Tribune,  December 24, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday approved removing over 600,000 beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Programme. The decision was taken on a recommendation forwarded by the Sania Nishtar-led Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, taken up at the weekly federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran […]

12

Dec

First Pakistani Startup receives investment directly from Gates Foundation

By: Web Desk Published in The News, December 11, 2019 First Pakistani Startup has received an investment directly from the Bill & Gates Foundation to develop innovative Artificial Intelligence models for data collection. The startup is aiming to disrupt $75 Billion market research industry using recent advances in Artificial Intelligence. An industry expert familiar with the company[…]

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Dec

Remittances soar 9.35% to $1.8b in November

By: Salman Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune, December 11, 2019 KARACHI:  Overseas Pakistani workers sent 9.35% higher remittances at $1.81 billion in November 2019, which helped improve the country’s capacity to make import payments and foreign debt repayment. The remittances stood at $1.66 billion in the same month of the previous year, the State Bank of[…]