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First Pakistani female to finishes 22-day motorbike journey of Pakhtunkhwa

First Pakistani female to finishes 22-day motorbike journey of Pakhtunkhwa

Gulafshan, a NUST graduate aims to promote peace and women encouragement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Gulafshan Tariq becomes first Pakistani woman motorbike rider to concluded here 22-day journey to different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A 24-years young Pakistani girl covered around three thousand kilometers across province in her 22 days journey to promote the message of Peace, women empowerment and tourism ... Read More »

Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

The salaries of govt employees and pensioners gets 10% increase Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18. It was fifth and final budget of PMLN’s tenure, with the total outlay of Rs. 4.778 trillion. According to the details, the federal government is allocating Rs. 15 billion for Interior Ministry while Rs920.2bn has been ... Read More »

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

EU launches ‘Subai-Pakistan’ to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU launches 'Subai-Pakistan' to strengthen Provincial Assemblies

EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project will improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies ISLAMABAD – European Union in Pakistan has launched 3-year EU-funded Subai-Pakistan Project to strengthen the assemblies and improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial Assemblies. A high-level launch was hosted by the Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E. Jean-François Cautain, in the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary ... Read More »

4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty

Poverty in Pakistan

People in FATA and Balochistan living in extreme multidimensional poverty whereas poverty ratio in KPK is at 49%, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh at 43%, Punjab at 31% while the rate is lowest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 25% ISLAMABAD – Around 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty, with FATA and Balochistan have the highest rates of poverty, according to Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

Pak French

Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... 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 »

High-value mountain products can promote sustainable livelihoods in Himalayas

Integrated farm with fruits, vegetables and herbs, Swat valley, Pakistan

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, mountain farmers and consumers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the ... Read More »

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