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Pakistan’s first international conference on rehabilitation sciences

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s first ever international conference on rehabilitation sciences education started today in Islamabad featuring renowned scholars and subject specialists from across the globe. Physical human rehabilitation and it’s scientific education is getting lesser attention in Pakistan due to lack of awareness amongst the masses which generally affects a large number of individuals directly or indirectly especially the handicapped people. ... Read More »

India has not responded to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Salman Khurshid

‘India has a stake in the success of Pakistan far greater than the usefulness of a counterargument against its initial conception,’ he maintained. ISLAMABAD – India has not responded to Pakistan’s overtures for peace in South Asia the way it should have, said former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Mr. Khurshid said that it ... Read More »

Pakistan attaches great importance to ties with Sri Lanka

COLOMBO — A senior Pakistani Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has reiterated that “Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka, in both bilateral and regional context and there is a strong political will in Pakistan to further develop and promote these relations.” The visiting Pakistani official also expressed satisfaction over the process of consolidating friendly and cooperative relations ... Read More »

Climate Change termed catalyst for conflicts

ISLAMABAD – The upcoming United Nations Summit (COP21) on climate can be a catalyst for change for the future of human civilization and it is time to rise to the occasion to address the multifaceted and manifold challenges. This was expressed by experts, academia and civil society activists in an interuniversity story contest held at IQRA University with collaboration of ... Read More »

Photo Exhibit in Italy depicts Pakistan’s success stories

A series of photographs from across Pakistan will be displayed at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9 to 13 November. The exhibition depict Pakistan’s impressive recovery following recurrent natural and manmade disasters such as earthquakes, flooding and landslidings over the past few years. The exhibit was inaugurated on 9 November in the presence of H.E. Nadeem ... Read More »

Pakistan pledge to invest in Health and Education at Population Summit 2015

Islamabad – Federal Government and Provincial Governments pledged to boost human development in Pakistan through priority investments in education and health, including reproductive health at the Population Summit 2015. The two-day Population Summit 2015, organized by the federal ministries of national health services and planning and development, along with the Population Council and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was ... Read More »

Sad news for Pakistan – Books import almost halved in 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: Import of books declined by 45.89 per cent in fiscal 2014-15 to Rs71.453 million from Rs132.898m in 2013-14. Pakistan imports books from 45 countries. The daily Dawn quoted the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir as saying that local publishers were more interested in publishing syllabi and local books. This information was provided by the minister in a written reply to ... Read More »

620 investors participation shows confidence in Pak investment policies: Miftah

ISLAMABAD – Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Dr Miftah Ismail said participation of some 620 investors in the Second Pakistan Investment Conference proved that the country had an investment-friendly enviroment. Delegates from 29 countries across the globe, including representatives of big companies like General Electric, Nestle and Shell attended the two-day conference and expressed confidence in pro-investment polices of the ... Read More »

Pakistan Population Summit 2015 kicks off today

ISLAMABAD – A two-day Population Summit 2015 will begin today on Thursday (5, Nov. 2015) at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad to discuss the issue of population and for chalking out a comprehensive policy with consultation of all stakeholders. The Population Summit 2015 will be attended by about 500 delegates from across Pakistan and about 25-30 international participants. All major political parties, religious ... Read More »

Families returning to FATA to benefit from USAID-UN projects

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – As thousands of internally displaced person from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) begin their journey back home following the end of military operations, they need help to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. The recent project by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner organizations aims to ensure that early recovery is included as part of a humanitarian ... Read More »

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