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Lahore’s rickshaw drivers challenge Uber, Careem with new Awami Sawari app

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The rickshaw drivers have decided to incorporate modern technology in their work to compete in market A representative body of the rickshaw drivers, Awami Rickshaw Union, has launched an online service to ensure that they do not lose their share in the local transportation sector. These ride hailing services recently introduced in Pakista include Careem and Uber that have taken ... Read More »

Last PIA flight reaches Lahore from New York as PIA shuts down US flights after 56 years

PIA suspends all domestic, international flights as strike continues

PIA flight operations to the US discontinued due the Rs1.25 billion losses annually A glorious chapter in the history of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) closed as the last flight of the national airliner departed for Lahore from the United States. The last flight PIA flight PK-712 left with 300 passengers from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, PIA landed back ending ... Read More »

Quetta’s Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Quetta's Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Social activist Hamida Ali Hazara started a restaurant in Quetta named Hazara Restaurant A group women from Hazara town’s Baluchistan – a region known for highly male-dominated society breaks all stereotypes by running restaurant only for ladies. The restaurant is only dedicated to women to come together, sit and engage while having delicious food for a change getting service from ladies comfortably. ... Read More »

Pakistan launches landmark ‘Climate Change financing framework’

Minister for Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan and UNDP Representative Neil Buhne with other speakers on the launch of Financing framework report in Islamabad. Photo by UNDP Pakistan

Pakistan launches Climate Change Financing Framework to mainstream climate change into planning and budget systems Pakistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled a ‘Climate Change Financing Framework’ (CCFF) on Monday to combat climate change. This landmark initiative will make Pakistan’s existing climate change policy more effective, prove its future climate action and help access global climate funds. It ... Read More »

Norway elected Pakistani origin politician as vice president of National parliament

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Abid Qayyum Raja has been elected as vice president of Norway’s national parliament Norway parliament has elected Pakistani origin politician Abid Qayyum Raja as vice president of Norwegian national parliament. Abid Qayyum Raja, is a Norwegian based Pakistani lawyer and Liberal Party Politian elected him as one of the five vice presidents of the Norwegian parliament. Abid Qayyum Raja was born ... Read More »

Stunning Karachi air show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship

Stunning Karachi air show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship

PAF and British Council jointly arranged air-show marks 70 years of Pak-UK friendship The United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic team joined Pakistan Air Force to light the sky for Karachi people. The jointly organized air show aimed to celebrate 70 years of kinship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The Red Arrows are the pride of the Royal Air Force ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive


The women driving ban was lifted on King Salman’s order Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced to allow women to drive, ending a venerable policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an executive ordered that women be allowed to drive cars,in a historic decision that makes ... Read More »

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC’s trade route

Pakistan invites Tajikistan to join CPEC's trade route

Pakistan gives high importance to the timely completion of CASA-1000 projects, Mamnoon Hussain Pakistan has invited Tajikistan with the excellent opportunities for the country to get benefit from the trade route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a statement from the President House in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan offers using Gwadar port and CPEC to Tajikistan for its ... Read More »

COAS General Bajwa highlights regional security in Australia visit

Gen Bajwa highlights regional security in Australian visit

Qamar Javed Bajwa visiting Australia on the invitation of Australian Army Chief Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Australia on a two-day official visit upon the invitation from the Australian army chief. General Bajwa highlighted the regional security situation and Pakistan’s concerns at meetings with the Australian leadership, according to a statement issued by ... Read More »

China reassures its commitment and support for Pakistan

China reassures its commitment and support for Pakistan

China fully backs Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terror that must be acknowledged China has reaffirmed its continuing and pledged support for Pakistan in war against terrorism, both the countries agrees to work together for regional security Chinese foreign minister assured Pakistan that the relationship between the countries will remain rock firm and unbreakable. In a joint press conference, Pakistani ... Read More »

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