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Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

Center for Excellence in Journalism launched at Karachi’s IBA

US Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launch the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) is the new hub for the professional journalism training and networking KARACHI – Pakistani journalists and media professionals now have a new hub for the professional development, training and networking at Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi. American Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launched the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Green Line Bus service in Karachi

PM inaugurates Green Line bus service in Karachi

“Karachi’s Green Line bus project will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro,” PM Nawaz Sharif announces KARACHI – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) at Karachi’s Anu Bhai Park on Friday. The project starts from Karachi’s Surjani Town area all the way till Guru Mandir and will benefit nearly 300,000 passengers per day. The ... Read More »

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to to improve labour conditions in textile and garment supply chains through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes LAHORE – Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to collectively work towards improving working conditions in the factories that they work with and influence their supply chains. The new changes should be implemented through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes ... Read More »

Islamabad United lifts first PSL trophy

Islamabad United lifts first PSL trophy

Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin helped Islamabad United clinch the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) crown at the house-full Dubai International Cricket Stadium DUBAI (United Arab Emirates) – Islamabad United has won final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) beating Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in the final match at Dubai. Quetta Gladiators scored 174 runs for the loss of seven ... Read More »

Japan and UN join hands to help IDPS

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

Embassy of Japan, UN-Habitat, & MHI celebrated Completion Ceremony of their project “Temporary Dislocated People of North Waziristan Agency living among host communities in 3 districts of KPK Province” ISLAMABAD – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Muslim Hands International (MHI), in close collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and ... Read More »

Sharmeen Obaid’s Oscar nominated documentary screened at PM House

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif addressing at the screening of Ms. Sharmeen Chinoy's documentary “A Girl in the River” at PM Office, Islamabad on 22 Feb. 2016

There is No honour in honour killing: Prime Minister of Pakistan at screening of Sharmeen’s documentary Islamabad – A special screening of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Academy Award nominated film “A Girl in the River – The Price of Forgiveness” was held at the Prime Minister House yesterday in Islamabad. Chinoy’s film nominated for 88th Academy Awards. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday termed honour killing a ... Read More »

French pay tribute to music legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The qawwali evening mesmerised the audience of the twin cities comprising fans of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ISLAMABAD – Special tribute was paid to music legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by French embassy here in Islamabad. The tribute began with the presentation of biography “Nusrat – The voice of Faith” by its author, the French musicologist Pierre Alain Baud, followed by ... Read More »

Islamabad United to face Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2016 final

Islamabad versus Quetta in PSL final

Misbah-ul-Haq’s Islamabad United will take on Sarfraz Ahmad’s Quetta Gladiators in final match of Pakistan Super League DUBAI – Sarfraz Ahmad’s Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, led by Misbah-ul-Haq, will lock horns in the final game of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Tuesday to lift the glorious PSL trophy. The match will start at 9:00pm (PKT), 8:00pm (local) and 4:00pm ... Read More »

Pakistan Airways registered as PIA subsidiary

Pakistan Airways registered as PIA subsidiary

Pakistan Government announces new airline to improve aviation industry and airline service standard ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Airways has been registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The step has been taken to improve the service standards of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), announced a spokesman for ... Read More »

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