Posts tagged as: rural

Rise of poverty in rural South Asia at an all-time high

Karachi The rise of poverty in rural South Asia is at an all-time-high, with the village population of Pakistan making up approximately 80 percent The News International – Karachi

With good deeds, JI seeks votes in return to Karachis rural areas

Karachi The Jamaat-e-Islami is eyeing voters in the city s rural parts for the local government polls – areas that fall in the recently revived Di The News International – Karachi

Mobile network in rural areas: Coverage to increase efficiency and growth

KARACHI:  Mobile coverage in rural areas makes markets more efficient and contributes to economic development, Learning Initiatives on Reforms for Network Economies Asia (LIRNEasia) states in a policy document titled Economic Impact of Mobile Phones in Low and Middle Income Countries. A regional ICT policy and regulation think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, LIRNEasia […]

Measures sought to facilitate rural women

Karachi Sindh Minister for Health Dr Saghir Ahmed has sought urgent measures to facilitate rural women in taking advantage of safe and essential reproductive healthcare interventions. Addressing a … Karachi News Sources -2

Measures sought to facilitate rural women

Karachi Sindh Minister for Health Dr Saghir Ahmed has sought urgent measures to facilitate rural women in taking advantage of safe and essential re The News International – Karachi

Rural women still dependent on unskilled birth attendants

Karachi There is a major portion of rural Pakistan where women are still dependent on unskilled birth attendants. Only 16 percent of the poores The News International – Karachi

Development in rural Sindh: Owais unveils solar energy plan for Thatta

KARACHI:  Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) central leader Syed Owais Muzaffar on Monday announced to provide solar electricity to 3,500 households in district Thatta of Sindh, where, he said, two million trees will also be planted. He was talking to journalists and addressing corner meetings during his visit to various parts of Thatta district. He also […]

Biased/unbiased: The parallel justice system in rural Pakistan – a close scrutiny

KARACHI:  The council of elders, or jirga/panchayat, is believed to offer cheap and speedy justice in rural Pakistan. Yet, this is not what always happens. Last month, one such village council ordered the gang rape of one woman in a hamlet near Muzaffargarh, Punjab. She wasn’t raped because she asked for pardon – although she […]

PPP harbors no urban/ rural bias in Sindh: Sharjeel Memon

KARACHI: Reacting to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain s speech, Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Memon Sunday said that Pakistan Karachi News Sources

Deadly earthquake in rural Pakistan

A Pakistani villager evacuated from an earthquake-affected area in Baluchistan province rests at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Rescuers struggled to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a major earthquake in southwestern Pakistan as the death toll rose from the massive tremor the day […]

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