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Photos: Pakistan marks Independence Day 2016 with national zeal

A vendor sells national flags of all shapes and sizes in Islamabad. Photo: APP

Pakistan celebrated Independence Day with national zeal and determination. The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. Prayers for peace, progress, and security of the country were held across the country to express gratefulness. Meanwhile, all major public and private buildings, roads and avenues have been tastefully decorated with illuminations, ... Read More »

Pakistan dedicates Independence Day to freedom of Kashmiris

President Mamnoon Hussain and PM Nawaz Sharif in a group photo with the children to mark 69th Independence Day of Pakistan at Convention Center, Islamabad on August 14, 2016. Photo: PID

I dedicate this year’s 14th August to the freedom of Kashmir: PM Nawaz Sharif ISLAMABAD – Pakistan dedicated its 69th Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmiris, who have bravely faced state oppression and have kept the movement of freedom alive for decades. Nawaz Sharif said in his message for the Independence Day, ‘I dedicate this year’s 14th August to ... Read More »

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany contributes €1 million to WFP for food security in Pakistan

Germany’s support will allow WFP to assist more than 89,000 displaced and returnee families in FATA with monthly unconditional relief food distributions ISLAMABAD – Germany has once again proved to be a sincere friend of Pakistan by granting €1 million to provide continual food assistance to both displaced and returnee families of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. In its ... Read More »

Documentary Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan

Rohtas Fort Pakistan

American Embassy and Walkabout Films promote cultural preservation in Pakistan with 3 Documentaries on World Heritage Sites, namely Taxila Remains, Lahore Fort and Rohtas Fort Jhelum ISLAMABAD – Three documentary films highlighting the archeological and cultural heritage of Pakistan were opened at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts to promote cultural preservation in Pakistan. American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale ... Read More »

Pakistan’s women police officers get 5 new buses from U.S. Embassy

American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented 5 mini buses to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat

Pakistan’s National Highway & Motorway Police receives 5 buses from United States which will provide transportation to 200 women police officers ISLAMABAD – American Embassy’s Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Katie Stana presented five mini buses valued at $275,000 to Inspector General of Police Shaukat Hayat for the National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP). With this donation, the ... Read More »

At least 70 killed in Quetta Civil Hospital blast

53 killed in blast at Quetta’s Civil Hospital

Blast occurred as lawyers gathered at the Hospital after the killing of Balochistan Bar Association Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi QUETTA (Pakistan) – At least 70 people have been killed and 100 other wounded as suicide bomber struck Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday morning. The explosion occurred when a group of mourning lawyers were gathered to accompany the body of a murdered colleague. The ... Read More »

First International Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies

First International Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies

Pakistan’s first International Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies held in Islamabad ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first Conference and Expo on Biomass Gasification Technologies highlighted the importance of Biomass Gasification Technologies to address country’s severe energy challenges. The first International Conference & Expo on “Biomass Gasification Technologies”, held at Jinnah Auditorium, NUST, in Islamabad. The two-day conference was jointly organized by the ... Read More »

UNIDO launches Sustainable Energy Initiative in Pakistan

UNIDO launches Sustainable Energy Initiative in Pakistan

Sustainable Energy Initiative for Industries in Pakistan project highlights importance of Renewable Energy and energy efficiency ISLAMABAD – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched a project, Sustainable Energy Initiative for industries in Pakistan, to explore options for renewable energy for the industrial sector and to improve Pakistan’s energy efficiency. The launching ceremony of the event was held in Islamabad and ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey to strengthen strategic ties after coup bid foiled

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on August 2, 2016.

Relations of Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow stronger to serve as a powerful factor for stability and prosperity in the region and beyond. ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to transform their friendly relationship to a durable strategic and economic partnership. Earlier on August 2, 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Adviser to the Prime Minister ... Read More »

Training and Information to improve Pakistan’s Agricultural Exports

Training and Information to improve Pakistan's Agricultural Exports

Pakistan currently exports approximately $585 million of fresh fruits and vegetables annually. Training programs can help increase Pakistan’s Agricultural Export ISLAMABAD – An agricultural was held in Islamabad to support the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to expand agricultural trade. The training intended to increase Pakistani exports by informing officials how to comply with international plant health standards.  Pakistan currently exports ... Read More »

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