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World Bank approves 200 million for Balochistan water project

Water scarcity in Pakistan

World Bank has approved 200 million dollar for a water management project in Balochistan which will benefit some 43,000 farm households WASHINGTON — The World Bank approved a $200 million credit to strengthen Balochistan government’s initiative for community-based water management for irrigation in the province. Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project will support investment in two of the ... Read More »

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Team of startup WonderTree made Pakistanis proud by winning third prize at the GIST TECH-I startup competition held at Stanford University WonderTree which develops interactive, augmented reality-based games for children with special needs using Microsoft Kinect technology, with a focus on home-based physical therapy, biofeedback and tracking won the third prize at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I ... Read More »

Air Chief’s speech PAF at Air War College Convocation inspires graduates

Air Chief's speech PAF Air War College Convocation inspires graduates

Graduates from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa also awarded degrees at convocation of No 29 Air War Course KARACHI – The Convocation at PAF Air War College celebrated success of officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, as well as the graduates from 10 friendly countries including Saudi Arabia, ... Read More »

Pakistan becomes full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

President Mamnoon Hussain addressing the 16th Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Summit at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on June 24, 2016

Pakistan signed the Memorandum of Obligations to become the full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) – a key security, economy and energy cooperation group TASHKET – (Uzbekistan) Pakistan has become full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) after signing Memorandum of Obligations (MoOs). The memorandum was signed by Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at SCO’s Heads of State ... Read More »

Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Pakistan mourns killing of famed qawwal, a beautiful voice and amazing human being KARACHI – Renowned Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday when unknown gunmen fired at his car. The attack took place in Liaquatabad area of Karachi. Armed motorcyclists opened fire on the qawwal’s Honda Civic, SP Asghar Usman confirmed. His driver is ... Read More »

Pakistan and Germany discuss military, security cooperation

COAS General Raheel was given a special guard of honour upon his arrival in Germany

Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held meetings with the senior military leadership of Germany and discussed defence cooperation and regional stability issues. Bilateral military to military relations, defence and security cooperation and training exchanges also came under discussion during the meeting. Pakistan army chief is currently in Berlin for a two-day visit where he is ... Read More »

4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty

Poverty in Pakistan

People in FATA and Balochistan living in extreme multidimensional poverty whereas poverty ratio in KPK is at 49%, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh at 43%, Punjab at 31% while the rate is lowest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 25% ISLAMABAD – Around 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty, with FATA and Balochistan have the highest rates of poverty, according to Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). ... Read More »

PEMRA bans Hamza Ali Abbasi from hosting Ramazan show

PEMRA bans Hamza Ali Abbasi from hosting Ramazan show

Provocative conversations took place during the shows, which led to much anger and sadness: PEMRA Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and TV show host Shabbir Abu Talib from hosting their Ramazan shows on Aaj TV and News One respectively. The channels, ‘Aaj News’ and ‘TV One’, were said by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ... Read More »

490 soldiers martyred, 3,500 militants killed in Operation Zarb-e-Azb: DG ISPR

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

Pakistan marks two years since the start of Operation Zarb-e-Azb during which a 3600-kilometer square area was cleared of terrorists. This included Datta Khel, Alora Mandi and Shawal Valley. ISLAMABAD – Around 490 soldiers of the Pakistan Army have died in the line of duty and more than 3500 terrorists were killed during Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said. But there ... Read More »

Almost 50% Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression: Study

50% of Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression

According to the survey one out of every two adults was mentally afflicted in the Kashmir valley in some way or other ISLAMABAD – Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) survey report says that over half of the population of Kashmir was suffering from depression. The survey says that hundreds of stress disorder cases come to Kashmir hospitals daily. The research, released ... Read More »

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