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Govt taking steps to eradicate polio virus by 2016.

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that sincere efforts are being made to eradicate polio virus from the country by year 2016. As a result of steps being taken by the government, situation is getting better day by day as only 26 cases of polio have been reported so far ... Read More »

NADRA’s online CNIC renewal facility inaugurated.

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday inaugurated the online renewal of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) after which nobody needs to visit NADRA office for this purpose. The interior minister, while addressing the ceremony, said a tracking system has been introduced in NADRA through which one can know the status of one’s ... Read More »

Pakistan wins 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015

Pakistani athletes won a total of 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015. Photo: Special Olympics Pakistan

Pakistani athletes made a remarkable performance at Special Olympics World Games 2015, bringing their total to 34 medals as the competition ended in Los Angeles on August 2. Pakistan’s 34 medals include 13 gold, 11 silver, 10 bronze in eight disciplines. Team’s strong performance has been well received at home. “The players have done tremendously well in these Summer Games,” said Special Olympics ... Read More »

Peshawar School children meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Pak Ambassador in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan at the State Depatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with 12 students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan. The students are in the U.S. to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Global Leadership and STEM Program – a program which was developed and is being implemented by Meridian International Center, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and in ... Read More »

Pakistan criticises world community for not acting decisively on massive human suffering

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan on Thursday criticised the international community for not acting decisively on the massive human suffering as a consequence of the “global wave of displacement and forced migrations — in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in East Asia and elsewhere”. Addressing a gathering organised by the Pakistan mission at the United Nations, to highlight the massive humanitarian ... Read More »

Polish photographer captures Pakistan’s spectacular Karakoram region

Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI

Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone during three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains. But David Kaszlikowski has managed to reveal magical Karakoram with such spectacular colours and lovely appeal which has never been done before. During an exhilarating three-week trek in ... Read More »

UN Women report unveils policy agenda to transform economies for gender equality

Speakers at the launch of UN Women 2015 Report on the status of women around the world

UN Women Report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” launches in Pakistan Islamabad –  There is plenty of evidence in Pakistan to suggest that girls are regularly outperforming boys in medicine, mathematics, and reading and graduating with top honors from schools and universities. Yet the irony is that globally, across the region and in Pakistan, women ... Read More »

Mega hydel projects: Govt studies plan to offer stake to private investors

ISLAMABAD – The government is mulling over a plan to offer partnership stakes in mega hydroelectric power projects along with management control to private-sector investors in an attempt to remove the financial hurdles arising in the wake of different priorities of international donors. According to officials aware of the developments, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Zafar Mahmood ... Read More »

Three Taliban terrorists arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Three suspected members of a banned outfit were arrested following an exchange of fire with law enforcement agencies at Karachi’s Saeedabad area. According to details, the alleged terrorists threw hand grenades at the cops as they tried to escape following a raid in the area. The saboteurs were arrested in wounded state after an exchange of fire between the ... Read More »

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