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Pakistan ranks 147th on Human Development Index 2015

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With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in last 25 years, now we must galvanize progress says 2015 Human Development Report. LAHORE — Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human ... Read More »

Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen becomes first female president of Taiwan

Tsai Ing-wen wins historic victory over her closest rival, Eric Chu        TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Tsai Ing-wen of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) becomes the first president of the island nation. Tsai takes over from President MaYing-Jeou, who had served eight years. With more than half of the votes counted, the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, had built ... Read More »

Pakistan announces Health cards to benefit poor families

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a gathering at the launching ceremony of National Health Program in Islamabad on December 31, 2015

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today launched National Health Program for free medical treatment, of the poor and destitute people. “It is our duty to provide the best medical care to poor people and this program is just a step further in executing our responsibility,” PM Nawaz said at the inaugural ceremony of the National Health Program. Nawaz Sharif said ... Read More »

PM inaugurates western route of CPEC in Zhob

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveils the inaugural plaque for the up-gradation of Zhob-Mughal Kot road (N-50) at Zhob, Balochistan, on 30 Dec. 2015

“With the establishment of an airport and a seaport, Balochistan will not only connect with the rest of Pakistan but will also connect with the whole world.” ZHOB (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated the 2,400 km long western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Zhob, Balochistan, on Wednesday. Development projects in Balochistan is the top most ... Read More »

President urges for increased investment in Health at Shifa Convocation

President Mamnoon Hussain in a group photo with gold medalists and degree holders on the occasion of 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad on December 30, 2015

96 MBBS, 74 nursing, 6 MBA Graduates and 26 Medical Technologists receive degrees at 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University ISLAMABAD – President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain stressed for the need to invest heavily in health care and health education sectors to make a meaningful headway in making this country economically prosperous at the convocation ceremony of Shifa University. “Pakistan, ... Read More »

CPSP awards COAS with honorary fellowship

CPSP pay thanks to General Raheel Sharif on his efforts and achievements

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – The 49th convocation ceremony of College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP), was held today at Jinnah Convocation Centre, Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was chief guest and also awarded the fellowship of the college. The CPSP has awarded fellowship to any personality after a 26 years pause as prior to him, former President Muhammad Ayub Khan, Prince Karim ... Read More »

Experts urge for Community-driven development in Pakistan

Experts urge for Community-driven development in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – People should always be at the heart of the development process and basic needs of the communities can only be met if they are empowered to set their own development agenda, remarked Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, speaking at a conference. Addressing the participants at National Conference on Community-driven development, Mr Sartaj Aziz ... Read More »

Government reaffirms to eradicate child labour from Balochistan

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Quetta (Pakistan) – Pakistan government has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan province at a meeting in Quetta. Over fifty high-level representatives from Government employers, workers organizations’ as well as civil society members deliberated on the Government of Baluchistan’s planned interventions to eradicate child and bonded labour from the Province at a one day Provincial Stakeholders’ ... Read More »

Canadian couple cancels big wedding to help Syrian refugee family

Canadian couples cancels wedding to help Syrian Refugees

TORONTO (Canada) – A Toronto couple recently canceled their big wedding to use the money instead to help sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s settlement into Canada. The money that would have gone to their reception or gifts is now being used to sponsor a family to come to Canada. The Toronto couple was planning to get married next March. They ... Read More »

World Children’s Day: UNICEF urges for equal opportunities for every child

ICEF Special Coordinator for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, Marie-Pierre Poirier greets children in the UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Presevo. Photo: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan)  – On Universal Children’s Day, UNICEF has urged the nations of the world to  pay more attention to reduce inequities in opportunity among children within a generation. “Governments and development partners must concentrate on countries and regions with the largest burdens to overcome and the widest equity gaps to close” suggests the report. A new report, For every child, a ... Read More »

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