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Pakistani girl wins UN children’s poster competition

Pakistani girl wins UN children’s poster competition

“My painting personifies the darkness and confinement within a person’s life and once the person is set free from the pressures and judgement of others, one can freely express their thoughts and imagination in their true colors” Eiza wrote GENEVA – Eiza Abid, 15, from Pakistan, is one of the two winners of a poster contest for children to illustrate ... Read More »

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

PM Nawaz, Gen Raheel attend closing ceremony of war games in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Thursday attended closing ceremony of joint military exercise “North Thunder” in Saudi Arabia’s Hafarul Batin city RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and leaders of other countries attended the ceremony along Khadim al Harmain Al Sharifain King Salman Bin ... Read More »

Pak Security Forces recover Shahbaz kidnapped 5 years ago

Pakistani security forces on Tuesday evening (March 8, 2016) marked a major achievement by recovering safely the son of Late Governor of Punjab, Shahbaz Taseer who was kidnapped by terrorists in 2011 from Lahore. To the surprise of whole nation, the security forces this evening announced the recovery of Shahbaz Taseer whose father was killed by his own security guard ... Read More »

Women’s Day: Pakistani journalists discuss challenges, celebrate success

While making momentous contributions for society, Pakistani women in media face plentiful challenges in the course of their work which compel them to quit the field of journalism by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Pakistani media has a strong women representation in country’s leading TV and radio stations but women still face obstacles in rising to key decision-making roles, women journalists highlighted ... Read More »

13 killed in suicide blast in Shabqadar area of KPK

13 killed in suicide blast in Shabqadar area of KPK

Blast was a revenge for the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri who was executed last week: Jammat-ur-Ahrar SHABQADAR – At least 13 people, including three policemen, were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a suicide blast in Charsadda tehsil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). A suicide bomber blew him up after security officials stopped him at entrance of the local ... Read More »

National Biocontrol Laboratory launched by U.S. and Pakistani officials

National Biocontrol Laboratory launched by U.S. and Pakistani officials

The new laboratory is an excellent example of US, Pakistan governments and institutions working together to introduce new technologies, research capacity ISLAMABAD – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Jocelyn Brown inaugurated the National Biocontrol Laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center today.  The U.S. government provided technical assistance and equipment for the laboratory, which will ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

Center for Excellence in Journalism launched at Karachi’s IBA

US Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launch the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) is the new hub for the professional journalism training and networking KARACHI – Pakistani journalists and media professionals now have a new hub for the professional development, training and networking at Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi. American Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launched the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Green Line Bus service in Karachi

PM inaugurates Green Line bus service in Karachi

“Karachi’s Green Line bus project will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro,” PM Nawaz Sharif announces KARACHI – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) at Karachi’s Anu Bhai Park on Friday. The project starts from Karachi’s Surjani Town area all the way till Guru Mandir and will benefit nearly 300,000 passengers per day. The ... Read More »

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