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Successful women mean successful Pakistan: Speakers

Speakers at the Women Entrepreneurship Summit

ISLAMABAD – Speakers at the Women Entrepreneurship Summit (WES) on Wednesday urged the Pakistani women to come forward, believe in their abilities and grasp the space by becoming hardworking and consistent entrepreneurs, as this is one strong course toward economic independence and empowerment. WES is part of a yearlong project titled “Women Can Do” which is supported by U.S. Embassy, ... Read More »

Pakistan has the potential to become Internet transit hub for region: ISOC study

(L to R) Yoonee Jeong, Research Director, Rajnesh Singh of ISOC,, Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA and Matthew Perkins of UNESCAP at the Report briefing in Islamabad. Photo by Sana Jamal

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Despite having the lowest Internet user density of 13.8% in the region, Pakistan has the potential to become the Internet transit hub for Central and South Asia, according a new study. Pakistan’s geostrategic location and access to coastlines, offers the country great potential to become a supply route for the neighboring landlocked countries for Internet and communication ... Read More »

Renowned aviator Tracey Taylor arrives in Pakistan

Renowned Tracey Taylor being received by PAF lady pilot Squadron Leader Saira Batool at Gwadar

KARACHI —   Ms Tracey Curtis Taylor an aviator and adventurer from New Zealand arrived at Gwadar in her vintage open cockpit biplane (1942 Boeing Stearman).  On her arrival she was received by Squadron Leader Saira Batool, a lady pilot of Pakistan Air Force. PAF will host her during her short stay in Pakistan before departing for her next destination. ... Read More »

Jaffer Express derails in Bolan, atleast 12 killed

Quetta – Atleast 12 people were killed and more than 100 were injured, when Jaffar Express train derailed near Bolan in mountainous area of Balochistan. Akbar Hussain Durrani, home secretary of Baluchistan said, “The accident occurred after the train’s brakes failed as it sped down the side of a mountain.” Two MI-17 Army helicopters had also been flown from Quetta to ... Read More »

Air Cargo Profiling Unit Training launched in Karachi

KARACHI – Two weeks theoretical training of the Karachi Airport “Air Cargo Profiling Unit” under its Global Container Programme  began here on Monday. The Global Container Control Program is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Customs Organization. This initiative helps states to set in place an effective inter-agency law enforcement structure, to minimise ... Read More »

Pakistan condemns Paris attacks, expresses solidarity with French people

Pakistan President and PM strongly condemn terrorist attack in Paris ISLAMABAD – The people and government of Pakistan strongly condemn the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris that has killed over 150 people. Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at six locations across Paris on Friday evening, killing scores of people in what a shaken President François ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first international conference on rehabilitation sciences

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first ever international conference on rehabilitation sciences education started today in Islamabad featuring renowned scholars and subject specialists from across the globe. Physical human rehabilitation and it’s scientific education is getting lesser attention in Pakistan due to lack of awareness amongst the masses which generally affects a large number of individuals directly or indirectly especially the handicapped people. ... Read More »

India has not responded to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Salman Khurshid

‘India has a stake in the success of Pakistan far greater than the usefulness of a counterargument against its initial conception,’ he maintained. ISLAMABAD – India has not responded to Pakistan’s overtures for peace in South Asia the way it should have, said former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Mr. Khurshid said that it ... Read More »

Science for a Sustainable Future: Pakistan celebrates World Science Day 2015

Convention of leading Scientists calls for more research and better development to meet the goals of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Islamabad – To create awareness and encourage students towards scientific education and research with a view of sharing ideas between the scientists and students, a conference was organized in Islamabad on the occasion of World Science Day 2015. UNESCO Islamabad, ... Read More »

Climate Change termed catalyst for conflicts

ISLAMABAD – The upcoming United Nations Summit (COP21) on climate can be a catalyst for change for the future of human civilization and it is time to rise to the occasion to address the multifaceted and manifold challenges. This was expressed by experts, academia and civil society activists in an interuniversity story contest held at IQRA University with collaboration of ... Read More »

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