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Pakistan, Qatar sign multi-billion dollar LNG supply deal

Pakistan, Qatar sign $1 billion LNG supply deal

Pakistan and Qatar signed four agreements and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) including the liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal DOHA (Qatar) – Pakistan had signed a 15-year agreement to import up to 3.75 million tons of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) a year from Qatar, a major step in filling Pakistan’s energy shortfall. The agreement was signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources ... Read More »

Renowned Urdu novelist Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

Renowned Urdu novelist Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

Pakistan’s well-known play writer and Urdu novelist Fatima Surayya Bajia passed away in Karachi after a prolonged illness at the age of 85. She was suffering from throat cancer. She was one of the famous persons in Pakistan’s society. Bajia has been awarded several awards including the Pride of Performance, Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Japan’s highest civil award for her work. She ... Read More »

Dutch Queen Máxima visits Pakistan

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima urges Pakistan to bring the poorest and most marginalized people into the financial system ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit today in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). Queen Máxima is visiting Pakistan in support of ... Read More »

Program supports Pakistan’s future entrepreneurs

Program supports Pakistan's future entrepreneurs

Program funded by UN, ILO, FAO and Pakistan Government help generate self-employment opportunities leading to creation of viable micro-enterprises  DADU (Pakistan) - ‘’I’m going to re-establish my own beauty parlor that is going to be able to provide services that would normally be available in only high end and commercial parlors’’ tells excited Seema, a recipient of beauty and personal care toolkit. In ... Read More »

Quetta blast kills 9 and injures dozens

Quetta blast kills 9 and injures dozens

QUETTA – A powerful blast rocked the congested Kachari area of Quetta near the premises of the heavily guarded city district courts. At least nine people, including four security personnel and an eight-year-old girl, were killed and dozens injured. Heavy firing was also heard in the area following explosion. The rescue sources said that a convoy of Frontier Corps (FC) personnel was ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab motorway

COAS Raheel Sharif is seen driving PM Nawaz Sharif on the newly constructed patch of CPEC

COAS joined Prime Minister during the inspection of newly opened M-8 route HOSHAB – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab motorway on Wednesday. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif. The 193km-long highway would connect the western central and eastern routes of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the Gwadar Port. The prime minister travelled ... Read More »

Pakistan Super League kicks off today in UAE

Pakistan Super League kicks off today in UAE

Pakistan Super League’s opening match will be played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators DUBAI – Finally the much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) is about to start at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The first match of Pakistan Super League’s opening edition between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will begin at 09:00 pm as per Pakistan Standard Time ... Read More »

PIA suspends all domestic, international flights as strike continues

PIA suspends all domestic, international flights as strike continues

Two dead, several injured in clashes at Karachi airport as PIA strike enters second day KARACHI – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended its all domestic and international flights on Wednesday, airport officials said, as the strike resulting from employees’ protest against the national carrier’s proposed privatization entered its second day. PIA employees resumed their protest, which came as the federal ... Read More »

NBP won first CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2016

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Zakaullah in a group with the winner team of NBP during the closing ceremony of CNS all Pakistan Hockey Tournament

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah awarded trophies to the winner and runner-up teams KARACHI – National Bank of Pakistan clinched the 1st CNS All Pakistan Hockey Tournament 2016 today at Hockey Stadium, Karachi, beating SSGC by a score of 2-0. The tournament commenced from 21st January in which 08 top national teams competed for the title. The ... Read More »

SAARC Regional Women Leaders call for equal political participation

SAARC Regional Women Leaders call for equal political participation

Women Community leaders call for greater political participation, mechanism to end violence against women ISLAMABAD – South Asian countries cannot progress unless they include the marginalized and offer women equal status place in the leadership from local to the highest levels to attain peace in the region, says Kamla Bhasin from South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT). ... Read More »

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