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Pakistan ranked 107 out of 118 countries on Global Hunger Index

Pakistan ranked 107 out of 118 countries on global hunger index

India was placed 97 on the index, Afghanistan 111 and China 29 with a low hunger level Pakistan has been ranked as a country with “serious” hunger level with 22 per cent of its population undernourished on the 2016 Global Hunger Index. Pakistan performed worse than most of its South Asian neighbours in eliminating hunger. On a 0-100 point scale ... Read More »

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth strive to make Cities and Public Spaces safe for Women

Pakistani youth present their ideas for Safe Cities & Public Spaces for women and girls LAHORE — Pakistani youth act to make public places safe, secure and welcoming for women by pitching street savvy ideas to remove restrictions that hinder women’s public mobility and tackle street harassment. Immobility and street harassment, a big problem for women and girls across Pakistan, ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia hold first-ever joint military drill

Russian and Pakistani troops take part in joint military exercise in Cherat, Pakistan. Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation

Pakistani and Russian troops take part in first joint military exercises being held in Pakistan Pakistani and Russian troops are taking part in their first joint military exercises known as Friendship 2016 that kicked off on 24 September in Cherat. Around 200 troops – 70 Russian and 130 Pakistani – are taking part in the Friendship 2016 war game. The Pak-Russia ... Read More »

YouTube launches offline video feature for Pakistani video creators

YouTube launches offline video feature for Pakistani video creators

YouTube has officially launched the offline feature in Pakistan that would enable mobile users to watch the video without having the facility of internet, once they have buffered it. Google is launching a ‘YouTube Partner Program‘ in the country which will allow video creators, users and artists, to make money for their original work, according to Mashable. “We are delighted to ... Read More »

Gen. Raheel Sharif discuss security challenges with US CENTCOM chief and regional Army Chiefs

Commander US CENTCOM with Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan at conference held at Stuttgart Germany

General Raheel Sharif held meetings with General Joseph Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, and Chiefs of Armies of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif held meetings with Commander US CENTCOM and regional Army Chiefs in Germany to discuss regional security challenges. Speaking at the conference, Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif criticized India ... Read More »

Returned US Summer Sisters Exchange students share their inspiring experiences

The Summer Sisters Institute offers unique educational experience and mentor promising young Pakistani female students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Summer Sisters Institute offers unique educational experience and mentor promising young Pakistani female students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. ISLAMABAD — Young Pakistani female students, who recently participated in the Summer Sisters Exchange Program by United States, now aim to serve as community leaders in their respective regions and fields. Students were warmly welcomed by U.S. Embassy and iEARN Pakistan ... Read More »

EU grant of €22 million to benefit 300,000 returning families of FATA

EU grant of €22 million to benefit 300,000 returning families of FATA

EU grants 22 Million Euro to support local development initiatives in FATA and another 49 Million Euro for Vocational Training in Pakistan The Government of Pakistan has signed a Financing Agreement with the European Union for the implementation of a 22 Million EUR project titled “Aid to Uprooted People in Pakistan. The overall objective of the project is to facilitate ... Read More »

Brilliant and resilient women of Pakistan celebrate their achievements

Group photo of women leaders with Ms. Christina Tomlinson of US Embassy, MNA Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Abia Akram of NFWWD and Atif Sheikh of STEP in Islamabad on 22 September 2016. Photo: Sana Jamal

Around 100 amazing Pakistani women gathered to celebrate their achievements and vowed to remove barriers to create an inclusive society for all. by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD  – “Disability is not a disease but a lifestyle! We have to come forward together to change society’s attitudes and not ourselves” young and energetic Anam Khan declared. Anam’s claim visibly resonated in the ... Read More »

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Peace and normalization between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without resolution of the Kashmir dispute: PM Nawaz Sharif NEW YORK – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strictly demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact-finding mission to investigate extra-judicial killings and brutalities by security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to punish those found guilty. In a firm speech at the 71st ... Read More »

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