Pakistan

Rights

News

Coca-Cola withdraws IFC loan application following union challenge

Coca-Cola Pakistan retreated from a proposed a $60 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm, after a trade union announced plans to challenge the investment.

30 September 2010

Finance

News

Pakistan running from the IFIs

The Pakistani government is facing increased pressure from the IMF to meet the requirements of its financial stabilisation programme, agreed in 2008, including the full implementation of a value added tax (VAT) and specific foreign borrowing targets.

18 June 2010

Conditionality

News

IMF doles out poor tax advice in Pakistan

Tax experts in Pakistan commented critically on the IMF’s December mission on the country’s tax system.

16 February 2009

Rights

News

Addressing the legacy of big dams

Two recent publications by NGO International Rivers unearth how the legacy of past World Bank dam projects remains unaddressed.

4 December 2007

Rights

News

World Bank dams provoke hunger strikes in Pakistan

In February affected communities, and local NGOs undertook a hunger strike in protest against the implementation of the Bank funded water project of the Taunsa Barrage Emergency Rehabilitation and Modernisation.

2 April 2007

Rights

Commentary

People’s assembly demands justice from World Bank

Villagers of Badin district in southeastern Pakistan are demanding compensation from the World Bank for a drainage infrastructure project that has wrought environmental devastation and led to the loss of lives.

10 April 2005 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Irrigation project violates Bank's safeguards policies

Communities in the Sindh Valley in Pakistan have filed a claim with the World Bank Inspection Panel citing potential harmful effects of the 285 million dollar National Drainage Program (NDP) on the indigenous Mallah people.

22 November 2004

Rights

News

Pakistani hunger strikers seek reparations for damaging project

In March Pakistani activists observed a hunger strike in front of the World Bank offices in Islamabad. The strikers pointed out that Bank-backed projects have caused serious damage to their livelihoods and the coastal ecology and called for the loan to be suspended.

5 April 2004

Conditionality

News

Pakistanis walk out from WB “consultation”

NGOs, CBOs and academics walked out from the World Bank’s so-called “public consultation” on its Country Assistance Strategy on May 17th.

18 June 2001

Accountability

News

Pakistani groups walk out from World Bank “consultation”

NGOs, CBOs and academics walked out from the World Bank’s so-called “public consultation” on its Country Assistance Strategy on May 17th.

5 April 2001