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Sharmeen Obaid appointed new counsel general of Norway in Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with ambassador Tore Nedrebo standing besides the letters of her appointment as new honorary consul general for Norway in Karachi.

Ms. Chinoy looks forward to building stronger ties between Pakistan and Norway Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the new honorary consul general of the Kingdom of Norway in Karachi on 23rd May 2017. Ms. Obaid Chinoy takes over from Mr. Muhammad Moonis, who is retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in ... Read More »

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

Nawaz, Modi can break the ice in Astana at SCO Summit 2017

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

SCO Summit 2017 in Astana provides an opportunity for Pakistan-India talks Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have an excellent opportunity next month to break the ice and ease tensions that have been on the rise between the two countries. Both countries are currently locked in a dispute over the death sentence handed over ... Read More »

Dutch King has secretly been an airline Pilot for 21 years

This handout photo taken on May 16, 2017 and provided by the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on May 17, 2017 shows Dutch King Willem-Alexander posing in front of a KLM Cityhopper aircraft at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam. Dutch King Willem-Alexander, who works part-time as a commercial pilot, is to start conversion training to fly Boeing 737 passenger jets, a Dutch newspaper reported on May 17. The conversion training will mean the royal can continue to fly twice a month for KLM as a co-pilot. / AFP PHOTO / KLM / Natascha Libbert / - Netherlands OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KLM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == NO ARCHIVE NATASCHA LIBBERT/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch king reveals he’s been leading secret double life as a pilot The King of the Netherlands has a secret identity: For the past 21 years, King Willem-Alexander has secretly been a commercial airline pilot. King Willem-Alexander has spent 21 years as a co-pilot for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, working in the cockpit twice a month — even after he ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif met Vladimir Putin at One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing

Nawaz Sharif met Vladimir Putin at ‘One Belt One Road’ Beijing

Russian and Chinese Presidents want to facilitate meeting for Sharif and Modi during upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit On the sidelines of the international summit on China’s new Silk Road plan titled as ‘Belt and Road Forum’ aimed at getting international support to build the world’s largest infrastructure project. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Russian President Vladimir Putin had ... Read More »

JS Bank signs MoU with Pakistan Institute of Management

JS Bank

To improve JS Bank’s human resource in line with the best global practices, the Bank’s learning & organizational development division has initiated a number of projects with training and educational institutions. A first of its kind strategic linkage was signed with Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM) led by Muhammad Aneek Rehman who is the Unit Head of Batch Recruitment & ... Read More »

China is about to get its first vertical forest

Vertical forest - a new trend

Courtesy: — They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and creating habitats for wildlife in cities that are squeezed for space. China, a nation experiencing ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey sign deals to boost defence cooperation


Turkey to buy 52 Super Mushshak training aircraft from Pakistan Pakistan, Turkey signed memorandum of understanding in the field of defence industry elevates strategic partnership to a new level. According to a message received from Pakistan embassy in Ankara, the agreements signed in Istanbul in the presence of Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Turkish Minister for National ... Read More »

Stunning photos of the couple who got married on Mount Everest

Stunning photos of the couple who got married on Mount Everest

James and Ashley spent three weeks in the base camp at 17,000 feet above sea level Taking outdoor photography is setting a new elevation, A Californian couple decided to their wedding celebrations at the most stunning scene Mount Everest, which is highest mountain in the world. The Californian couple spent three weeks in the base camp at 17,000 feet above sea ... Read More »

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