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Experts urge to promote Pakistan’s creative industries for social development

Pakistan's rock band Junoon performing with the Indian Ocean band at a special concert in Dehli organised by UNESCO's Mahatama Gandhi Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development

Pakistan’s creative economy has huge potential but current structures don’t provide the flexibility these businesses need to achieve that potential ISLAMABAD — Entrepreneurs, cultural policy makers and experts across Pakistan, together with UNESCO are engaging in talks to revitalize support for the country’s creative industries through a project funded by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU). ‘’Empowering people through ... Read More »

Juma-tul-Wida observed with religious reverence in Pakistan

Juma-tul-Wida observed with religious reverence in Pakistan

A large number of fasting faithful thronged the mosques and Imam Bargahs to offer Friday prayers and seek blessings of God Almighty ISLAMABAD – Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of holy month of Ramazan, was observed with religious zeal and fervor across the country on Friday. Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to the departure ... Read More »

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

The storm disrupted power supply, uprooted hundreds of trees, damaged houses and cars, collapsed billboards, within a span of less than an hour At least twelve people were killed and scores injured on Wednesday as heavy rains and deadly thunderstorm struck most parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). At least 94 injured people were brought to different hospitals ... Read More »

New Islamabad airport to open by end of 2016

New Islamabad airport to open by end of 2016

New Islamabad International Airport will be first-ever green-field airport of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Islamabad’s all new and much-awaited airport would be fully operational by the end of 2016, said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem. Pakistan government has evolved an aviation policy with massive changes especially in infrastructure, he informed. About nine billion passengers would be facilitated through this international ... Read More »

Pakistani delegation study labour migration governance in SL

Pakistani delegates with the Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Employment and his team

ISLAMABAD – Three government officials from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource visited Sri Lanka on 21-23 December 2015 to study their labour migration management system. The Pakistani delegation was hosted by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE), the regulatory authority of foreign employment which falls under the ... 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 »

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 »

Founding father of PTV Aslam Azhar passes away

Founding father of PTV Aslam Azhar passed away

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Legendary broadcaster and former managing director of Pakistan Television (PTV) Aslam Azhar, also known as father of PTV died on Tuesday at his home. He will be laid in Islamabad’s H-11 graveyard today (Wednesday) after Zohr prayers. Azhar, who had undergone prostate surgery last month, was on his way to recovery, but on Tuesday he reportedly got ... 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 »

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