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UAE Signs $3 Billion Support For Pakistan

The two countries earlier in January were said to have finalised the terms and conditions of the support package, which involves $3.2 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payment in addition to the $3 billion cash deposit

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2018. VOA

Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a $3 billion support package on Tuesday as pledged by Abu Dhabi to boost the liquidity and foreign exchange reserves of the cash-strapped country.

The package was signed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) Director General Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi and the State Bank of Pakistan Director Tariq Bajwa at a ceremony here.

According to the package, the UAE will deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of Pakistan to support the country’s financial and monetary policy, the state-run WAM news agency reported.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is seen during talks in Beijing, China. VOA

The amount will be paid to Pakistan in three instalments.

The UAE had announced its intention to inject $3 billion cash into Pakistan via the ADFD in December 2018, a month after Prime Minister Imran Khan undertook his second trip to the country since assuming office.

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The two countries earlier in January were said to have finalised the terms and conditions of the support package, which involves $3.2 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payment in addition to the $3 billion cash deposit. (IANS)

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UAE Launches ‘Lose to Win’ Programme to Help Overweight Employers to Shed Extra Kilos

The programme team comprises nutritionists and health educators from the Health and Education Department of the ministry

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Apart from awareness sessions, the programme includes a workshop on healthy nutrition. Pixabay

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has launched a programme to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos, the media reported.

The ‘Lose to Win’ programme was launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Gulf News reported on Saturday.

Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight issues to learn how to induce positive changes in their lifestyles.

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It involves adopting a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity, helping employees lose excessive weight within eight weeks. Pixabay

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It involves adopting a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity, helping employees lose excessive weight within eight weeks. The programme team comprises nutritionists and health educators from the Health and Education Department of the ministry.

Apart from awareness sessions, the programme includes a workshop on healthy nutrition, where the participants are briefed on essential topics, including how to read food labels, as well as about the make-up of balanced diets. (IANS)