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Saudi Crown Prince pledges ‘return to moderate Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince pledges 'return to moderate Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman says Saudia will move to moderate Islam, to destroy extremist ideas Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to promote moderate Islam in order to remove the extremist ideas in the region. Mohammed bin Salman spoke that Saudi Arabia is breaking ultra-conservative clerics for portraying a positive image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship, praises refugee welcome

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls’ education fight Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become only the sixth person, and the youngest, to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. Canada bestowed the title on Yousafzai, 19, during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of ... Read More »

State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi is only social worker who has been honored with a Commemorative coin. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched a special coin on March 31 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi. Keeping in view, the meritorious services rendered to humanity, the Federal government had directed State Bank of Pakistan for ... Read More »

Google honours Pakistan’s ‘Angel of Mercy’ with doodle

Google honours Pakistan's 'Angel of Mercy' with doodle

Google pays tribute to ‘Angel of Mercy’ Edhi with doodle on his 89th birthday. Google honored Abdul Sattar Edhi with a Google Doodle, which is a tribute from Google to his organization’s welfare services elderly, Doodle depicts a man standing on a street with an ambulance, hospital and a woman and child. On Tuesday 28th February, which is the 89th ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ begins

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UN Women and Morango Films to roll-out Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’. Pakistan’s first-ever ‘Izhar by Film Fellowship’ (IBFF) programme – an initiative of Morango Films, with support from UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) – have commenced its four-day filmmaking course in Islamabad from 16-19 February 2017. The IBFF in its ... Read More »

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Sharmeen and Rubina become ambassadors of Violence Against Women Centre

Salman Sufi, Director Strategic Reforms in a joint press conference announced Sharmeen Chinoy  and Rubina Shaheen first two ambassadors. Pakistan’s renowned Oscar-winning film-maker Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and grass-roots Violence Against Women worker, Ms. Rubina Shaheen were announced as the first two ambassadors of the Violence Against Women Centres in Punjab. The announcement was shared by Mr. Salman Sufi, Chief Minister’s ... Read More »

Kashmir Day: Pakistan urges India to stop bloodbath in Kashmir

Protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar on Sunday after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader, Burhan Wani. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan marks moment of silence across the country to show solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir. Kashmir Solidarity Day observed today across Pakistan with a pledge to get the Kashmir issue resolved according to the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris. One-minute silence was observed at 10am across the country in connection with the Kashmir solidarity day. ... Read More »

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Centre inaugurated in Lahore

Promoting Safe Migration from Pakistan: Pakistan’s Second Migrant Resource Centre Inaugurated in Lahore LAHORE – A new Migrant Resource Center has been launched in Lahore to offer a range of support services to (potential) migrants, migrant workers, and their families including information, counselling referral and pre-departure orientation. Pakistan’s second Migrant Resource Center (MRC) in Lahore will provide similar counselling services as the Islamabad MRC ... Read More »

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