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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 »

WAPDA awards Rs 180 billion Dasu Hydropower contract to Chinese firm

WAPDA awards Rs 180 billion Dasu Hydropower contract to Chinese firm

Pakistan government awarded Rs180 billion worth of two contracts to a Chinese firm for first stage of the Dasu hydropower project. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) signed agreement of Rs180 billion worth of two contracts to China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) for construction of main civil works in the first stage of the Dasu hydropower project. Dasu Project Director ... Read More »

KP launches Durshal Government Innovation Lab

KP launches Durshal Government Innovation Lab

KP IT Board, Code for Pakistan and World Bank launched the third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IT Board, Code for Pakistan, and the World Bank Group launched the third cycle of the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program today at Durshal Government Innovation Lab in Peshawar. Durshal Government Innovation Lab provides co-working space for young ... Read More »

HEC countrywide crackdown against illegal educational institutes

HEC announced indigenous PhD scholarships for year 2016-17

Lahore lead university, Superior University and University of South Asia are among the updated ban university list by HEC. ISLAMABAD – Higher Education Commission (HEC) has declared 100 universities, colleges and institutions as illegal on its list on the website. At least 79 private universities in Punjab were found ghost with no existence on the provided addresses whereas inquiry committees have ... Read More »

Rafia Baig is the first Pakistani woman to join Bomb Disposal Unit

Meet Rafia Baig, the first Pakistani woman to join bomb squad

Meet Rafia Baig, the first Pakistani woman to join bomb squad A 29-year-old woman from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has become the first Pakistani female to join the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU). This news is particularly significant for the people of KPK province, where a woman has entered what is considered a “man’s job” (bomb disposal/firefighting). Rafia’s achievements and passions are guiding beacon ... 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 »

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