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U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to benefit 30 million Pakistanis

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The United States will work with the Pakistani government to invest in clean energy to expand that country’s electricity system to 30 million more people. The White House on Thursday announced the U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to kickstart more clean energy investments in Pakistan by the private sector. The goal is to add 3,000 megawatts of clean energy power to ... Read More »

Australia backed program to support nutrition project in Balochistan

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QUETTA — Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson and the Government of Balochistan launched the Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children at a ceremony in Quetta. The Program will focus on improving nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating women and will be implemented in seven districts of the province over three years at a cost of approximately PKR 1.5 billion. ... Read More »

EU extends 4 million Euro to UNICEF for fighting malnutrition in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD —  The European Commission has provided €4 million (Euros) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to work with partners for combating malnutrition among women and children affected by emergencies in Pakistan. “Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has a dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children’s physical and cognitive development,”said Taheeni Thammanagoda, Head ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia ink agreement to build 1100 km gas pipeline

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Russia will invest $2 billion in the project, ... Read More »

Political, religious leaders and Pakistan government stress on Population Management issue

Population growth

Representatives of major political parties and prominent religious leaders of the country endorsed the need for managing the deleterious impact of a rapidly growing population on the health and wellbeing, progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan. At a high-level meeting on “United We Stand: National Consensus on Population and Development,” organized by the Population Council, jointly with the ... Read More »

Pakistani students explore study options in United States

Around 19 U.S. universities visited Pakistan to promote U.S study options for Pakistani students

Representatives of 19 American Universities visited Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to promote U.S. study options Islamabad – Pakistani students had the chance to explore study options in United States as well as interact with representatives  of American universities. Around 19 U.S. universities visited Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi city to promote U.S study options for Pakistani students by participating in college fairs and visiting schools. The ... Read More »

‘Build My School Better’ project benefits 100 schools in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

'Build My School Better' project supported by the UN-Habitat and The Coca-Cola Foundation provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities to 100 schools of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Project offers water, sanitation and hygiene to 100 schools A project with the aim to benefit the school, children, the community, and to build a better future of Pakistan, has helped the rehabilitation, water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities of the Islamabad Model School No.2 for classes 1 to 5, located in Sector I-9/4. Under the project titled ‘Build My School Better’, the ... Read More »

UN chief appreciates Pakistan’s efforts, assure to support return of IDPs

(L to R) - Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan Neil Buhne, Director of OCHA Operations John Ging, Political Agent Khyber Agency Shahab Ali Shah

Islamabad – A UN Humanitarian Affairs chief visited Pakistan to discuss the response required from the global community to support the return of country’s displaced population to their homes. The Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging met with the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Mr. Sardar Mehtab Khan, and ... Read More »

Agriculture experts suggest balanced use of fertilizers for food security

A farmer casts urea fertilizer in a rice plantation on the expropriated and now redistributed farm

FAO advocates for the Right fertilizer at the Right rate at the Right time in the Right place (“4Rs”) Sahiwal (Pakistan) – To highlight the significance of balanced fertilization and soil health in sustainable agriculture and food security, a one-day workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of ... Read More »

Rs1.6bn allocated for latest security gadgets

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FAISALABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that Rs. 1.6 billion had been allocated to equip police with latest security gadgets. Addressing an Eid Millan party here on Sept 2nd, 2015 he said that government was committed to provide protection to life and property of citizens. He said that police had been tasked to arrest the proclaimed offenders ... Read More »

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