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Pakistani students invited to apply for Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program 2016

Asia Youth Exchange Program

Pakistani students are invited to apply for Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science 2016 (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science), annually offered by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). This is for the first that the program is being offered in Pakistan. This program aims to promote exchanges between young Asian researchers and Japanese researchers in fields of science and technology ... Read More »

Australia funds new women hostel King Edward Medical University students

Australian High Commissioner Ms. Margaret Adamson, inaugurates the new women hostel for King Edward Medical University students

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson and Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah inaugurated a new hostel at the King Edward Medical University’s College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences (COAVS), in Lahore. The hostel will house 250 ophthalmic students, mostly women from far-flung areas of Pakistan, and facilitate them to  pursue education in a ... Read More »

British Council Library reopens in Karachi after 15 years

British Council Library reopens in Karachi after 15 years

KARACHI – The British Council has re-opened its gates for the book lovers of Karachi after a gap of almost 15 years. The British Council library, closed after the 9/11 attacks, has been re-launched on 21st July with a new avatar. The library, located at the British Council on Shahrahe Iran in Clifton and features more than 10,000 books in its shelves. ... Read More »

Air Chief’s speech PAF at Air War College Convocation inspires graduates

Air Chief's speech PAF Air War College Convocation inspires graduates

Graduates from Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Bangladesh and South Africa also awarded degrees at convocation of No 29 Air War Course KARACHI – The Convocation at PAF Air War College celebrated success of officers from Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, as well as the graduates from 10 friendly countries including Saudi Arabia, ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

Pakistani philanthropist receives award at Global Donors Forum in Istanbul

Chairman Taaleem Foundation receiving award from Malaysian Ambassador in Istanbul, Turkey.

Pakistan’s Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at Global Donors Forum 2016 for his significant role in promoting education in Pakistan ISTANBUL (Turkey) — Pakistani philanthropist and Chairman of Taaleem Foundation Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at a grand ceremony during Global Donors Forum 2016 – a biennial event of the World Congress of ... Read More »

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Only 52% of government schools in the country have access to all four basic facilities which include toilets, boundary walls, electricity and drinking water, reveals the survey ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 claims that Islamabad, Chakwal, and Kotli districts are on top of the list whereas Qila Abdullah, Dera Bugti, and Lakki Marwat at the bottom. Report also ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins award at 2016 New York Festivals

Pakistan's ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins Best Documentary award at 2016 New York Festivals

The film follows the journey of one Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students as they struggle to fight against child marriage, corporal punishment and societal pressures Pakistan filmmaker’s documentary  ‘Flight Of The Falcons’ has won the Gold Medal in the Best Documentary: Community Portraits category at the New York Festivals award ceremony in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad’s 48-minute ... Read More »

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Severe heat wave in Pakistan has prompted the authorities to revisit the timing of summer vacation from June 1 to May 24 in Punjab schools. LAHORE – The Punjab Government has announced to begin summer vacations in schools from Tuesday (24 May) due to ongoing intense heat wave in the country Severe heat wave has prompted the authorities to revisit the earlier decision of commencing summer vacation ... Read More »

Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... Read More »

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