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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 »

Imran Khan decides to skip ‘heated session’ of NA

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of heated debate over judicial commission’s report, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has decided not to attend National Assembly session on monday, Samaa reported. this is first session of the house since the inquiry commission issued its report on Wednesday, clearing the government from allegations of rigging in 2013 general election levelled by Imran Khan. ... Read More »

Climate experts warn of threats to Mountain Communities, call for action on Adaptation

(L to R) Water expert Nisar A. Memon, ICIMOD Director Dr David Molden, IG Forest Mahmood Nasir, G-B Minister Haji Wakeel, AJK Minister Farzana Yaqoob, SDPI head Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Chairman PARC Ifthikhar Ahmad, at the Climate Change Conference in Islamabad.

By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – As floods are ravaging several parts of Pakistan, climate scientists issue a wake-up call to political leadership to take urgent action on threats from climate change. Experts also warned of more extreme events such as floods and droughts in Hindu Kush Himalyas particularly Indus Basin. “Time has never been more opportune for the governments of ... Read More »

Army chief celebrates Eid with troops in Waziristan

Rawalpindi , July 03 : Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meeting with the soldiers busy in Shawal Operation during his visit to NWA on Friday. NNI Photo

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers on the frontlines with Pakistan Army soldiers in Waziristan on Saturday. The army chief offered Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan and met troops present, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. “With terrorism being defeated and visible signs of security improving, Pakistan is bound to rise,” the statement said, ... Read More »

Malala opens School for Syrian refugee girls on 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai celebrated her birthday and the opening of a new school with "brave and inspiring girls of Syria" in Lebanon on Sunday. Photo: WAEL HAMZEH/EPA /LANDOV

ebanon — Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets.” Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by the Taliban for ... Read More »

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