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International Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution held in Islamabad

“To establish a better-connected, more secure region, people-to-people connections are vital.” ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – More than 150 alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchanged programs gathered in Islamabad for the opening ceremony of a three-day International Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) co-sponsored the event, which brought together alumni from across Pakistan ... Read More »

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

Islamabad – The week-long 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will take off with the rock wall climbing in the Margallah Hills and artificial wall at the Ibex Club Rawal Lake Park on December 6 and will continue till Dec. 13. Describing the schedule of events, Munir Ahmed, PMF Festival Director and Director Devcom-Pakistan said, the mountain paintings exhibition is scheduled on Tuesday December 8, ... Read More »

Efficient Railway system can transform Economic Corridor project

Efficient Railway system can transform Economic Corridor project

Pakistan Railways should be improved to enable it to support economic corridor project which is a game changer, according to Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday. Railways must swing to profit through reforms and private sector driving eight percent of the national economy should be lured to it through incentives, PEW said. There are private public and goods transport services and private ... Read More »

Muhammad Rehman wins 5th CNS Golf Championship

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah awarding trophy ot Muhammad Rehman, winner of 5th CNS Amateur Golf championship.

LAHORE (Pakistan) – Muhamamad Rehman Malik of Royal Palm Golf & Country Club Lahore won the 5th Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Amateur Golf Championship. The three days long amateur championship concluded here on Sunday in Lahore. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the prize distribution ceremony as Chief Guest. The grand prize distribution ceremony was ... Read More »

Pakistan can become bridge between South and Central Asia: Experts

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan should focus on regional developments and boost cooperation with its neighbors to become a bridge between South and Central Asia, speakers urged at a seminar in Islamabad. Enhanced regional cooperation can facilitate Pakistan to act as a connecting bridge in the Asian region, experts agreed. The world is moving from away from the Cold War binary to ... Read More »

China invests $1.5bn for Science Park in Islamabad

Islamabad – Pak-China friendship has always been phenomenal and the landmarks they have achieved together are the biggest proof of their strong bonding with each other. Big news for the well-wishers of Pak-China is that China will be investing $1.5 Billion to set up ‘Pak-China Science Park’ in Federal capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. Federal Minister for Science & Technology is visiting ... Read More »

Government reaffirms to eradicate child labour from Balochistan

Quetta (Pakistan) – Pakistan government has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan province at a meeting in Quetta. Over fifty high-level representatives from Government employers, workers organizations’ as well as civil society members deliberated on the Government of Baluchistan’s planned interventions to eradicate child and bonded labour from the Province at a one day Provincial Stakeholders’ ... Read More »

New Forensic Science Laboratory launched in Malakand

Forensic Science Lab

Criminal justice in Malakand gets a boost with UNDP Pakistan-supported SWAT – Malakand district has got its a new regional Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which will facilitate the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police force to improve its criminal investigations by using modern forensic techniques. The FSL was established with funding from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Switzerland and Netherlands and equipment, training and ... Read More »

New, high-yielding maize varieties introduced in Pakistan

Dr. Abdur Rahman Beshir explaining benefits of new hybrid maize seeds to Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at a maize field day visit at NARC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – New, high-yield maize varieties have been introduced for commercial use at a gathering of agriculture experts and farmers at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad. The new maize variety is rich in minerals and vitamins and can improve maize yield more than ten tons per hectare. It is the “first ever type of maize innovation in ... Read More »

Pakistan Monument turns Orange for Action on Violence against Women

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad go orange as part of a UN call to “Orange the World” to spur global action on violence against women and girls

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s iconic National Monument is among hundreds of monuments across the world that have been illuminated as part of a UN effort to galvanise global support to end violence against women and girls. National Monument of Pakistan located in the capital city, Islamabad has turned Orange in colour on the ... Read More »

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