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Pakistan Army rescues two British mountaineers; Austrian climber killed in avalanche

two British men rescued on Pakistani peak by Army

Pakistan Army officials confirmed that an avalanche has killed an Austrian mountaineer, however, his two British companions have been retrieved alive by a helicopter rescue mission. The mountaineers were rescued from 7,338 meter Ultar Sar mountain located in Hunza Valley after an avalanche hit their tent. Austrian Christian Huber was killed and the two British climbers, Bruce Normand and Miller ... Read More »

Pakistan and Austria plan joint educational institute

Univer Talent Hunt program for Pakistani students

Pakistan and Austria are partnering up to develop a technology institution in Pakistan Pakistan and Austria are collaborating to develop the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology (PAF-IAST) at the University of Haripur in Pakistan. The announcement was made as higher education commissions of both countries after a meeting. During the meeting with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) ... Read More »

Austria bans women’s full-face veil in public place

Anyone wearing full-face ‘Burqa’ in public will be fined €150 and must remove garment ‘on the spot’ The Austrian government has approved a ban on full-face veil under new ‘integration’ policy. The government said the law, which says faces must be visible from the hairline to the chin, was about protecting Austrian values. It comes after the general election when far-right ... Read More »

Pakistani athletes win 16 medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistani athletes win 16 medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Pakistani athletes shine at Special Olympics World Winter Games by winning several medals in Austria. Pakistani athletes ended Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 with the 16 medals in Austria. The closing ceremony of Special Olympics Winter Games 2017 was held in Graz Austria. Over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 countries participated in the 2017 Winter Games. Pakistan’s 16-member ... Read More »

Pakistani athletes head to Austria for Special Olympics Games 2017

Pakistani athletes head to Austria for Special Olympics Games 2017

Three special athletes from Pakistan all prepared to depart for Austria to participate in the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017. The Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU) in Punjab has started an initiative to encourage participation of differently abled youth in globally acknowledged sports events. Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif hosted the differently abled athletes of Pakistan’s Special Olympics ... Read More »

Austrian FM slams Hungary’s decision to suspend EU rule on refugees

VIENNA — Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has assailed the Hungary’s decision to freeze EU’s article on refugees. Talking to his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto, the Austrian Foreign Minister has deplored decision announced by Budapest to opt out of the DublinLegislations on the status of refugees. Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz made it clear that it was “unacceptable” that a neighbouring country ... Read More »

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