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Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

Pakistan and China vow boost military cooperation

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China

Pakistan Army chief meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China Pakistan and China have vowed to further enhance military cooperation especially in weapons and anti-terrorism sectors, after a meeting between two senior military officers of the two countries in Beijing. General Qamar Javed Bajwa held meetings at Beijing with Mr. Zhang Gaoli Executive Vice Premier, General Fan Changlong ... Read More »

Pakistan Army inducts advanced air defence system

Chinese made LY-80 (LOMADS) Surface to Air missile defence system

LY-80 is a Chinese mobile Air Defence system, capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges Pakistan has inducted an advanced Chinese made LY-80 (LOMADS) Surface to Air missile defence system to secure its airspace from any sort of misadventure, a statement from the ISPR said. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was ... Read More »

International Safe Secure Pakistan 2017 Exhibition to begin on March 7

International Safe Secure Pakistan 2017 Exhibition to begin on March 7

Over 200 companies from 30 countries to participate in 13th International Safe and Secure Pakistan Exhibition-2017 Pakistan is ready to host 13th international exhibition and conference “Safe Secure Pakistan 2017” on March 7, regarding safety, security at Pak-China Friendship Centre Islamabad. Safety & Security has become major challenge for every community and organization. Safe Secure Pakistan provides an excellent opportunity ... Read More »

Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan and Asian Development Bank sign $325 million loan agreement for clean energy. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide 325 million dollars to Pakistan for micro hydro power projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and solar power projects in the Punjab. Pakistan government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a loan agreement of $325 million to target off-grid areas of ... Read More »

Pakistan successfully test-fires first cruise missile from submarine

Pakistan launches its first submarine-based nuclear cruise missile

Pakistan attains ‘second strike capability’ with test-fire of submarine-launched cruise missile Pakistan has successfully test-fired its first ever nuclear-capable submarine-launched cruise missile Babur-III, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said. The nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450km, from an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean. “Pakistan conducted its first successful test fire of Submarine ... Read More »

Raheel Sharif appointed chief of Islamic Military Alliance

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif

Raheel Sharif appointed as the head of Saudi-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition Pakistan’s former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been appointed the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif confirmed on Friday. The headquarters of the new Saudi-led coalition would be based in Riyadh. Minister Asif said that both the government ... Read More »

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

More than half the world’s people still off the Internet, Women, the elderly and the poor are still lagging behind, U.N. report says United Nation’s agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that 47 percent of the world’s people now use the Internet.  However, released also discovered serious geographic and economic disparities in who uses the Internet. One year back, ... Read More »

Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years

Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was smashed by first November snowfall in 54 years. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was in 1962. Cold air mass passing over the city pushed temperature down 10 degrees Celsius overnight — from an ... Read More »

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