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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 »

Bilquis Edhi to be honoured with ‘Mother Teresa Award’

MUMBAI (India) – Bilquis Bano, the global humanitarian aid provider Medecins Sans Frontieres and wife of renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, have been selected for “Mother Teresa Memorial International Award-2015” for social justice in India, according to news reports. The prestigious award, which has been earlier presented to two Nobel laureates — Dalai Lama and Malala Yousufzai — has ... Read More »

NDMA, UNICEF prmote Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction programmes in Pakistan

Islamabad – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a joint work plan here on Tuesday to promote a child centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan. Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz and the Acting Representative of UNICEF, Cris Munduate signed the document. Over the past few years Pakistan has faced a ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

KARACHI (Pakistan) – Pakistan Navy has kicked off its major maritime exercise SEASPARK-2015 in North Arabian Sea. “The overarching objective of this exercise is to corroborate Pakistan Navy operational plans, assess war preparedness and enhance interoperability with PAF and Pak Army,” said Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, deputy chief Naval Staff (operations), while briefing the media on Tuesday. According to an ... Read More »

Improvement and Regulation can boost Pakistan’s Textile Industry

The 24 participating international textile buyers agreed on a joint road map and specific working groups for the workings in the fourth meeting of the Buyers’ Forum in Islamabad held on 29th October. The meeting also included a briefing to Government, Diplomatic and Development Partners in Pakistan on the status and progress of the Forum since its establishment in 2014.  A working group will ... Read More »

10 injured as Shaheen Air plane crash lands in Lahore

Shaheen airplane skidded off the Lahore runway after its tyre burst due to a fault in the landing gear.

LAHORE (Pakistan) – At least 10 people received minor injuries as a Lahore-bound Shaheen Air flight made an emergency landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday. The NL-142 flight which departed from Karachi was forced to make an emergency landing as its tyres burst, according to initial reports. At least 112 passengers and seven crew members were on board the ... Read More »

Soundtrack of Pakistani film ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ released

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – The tracklist of the upcoming Pakistani film ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ was released on November 1. The list includes ten songs which are a complete musical roller coaster ride. Ho Mann Jahaan’s soundtracks includes songs sung by renowned Pakistani artists including Atif Aslam, Tina Sani, Zoheb Hassan, Mai Dhai and other talented artists of the national music industry. ... Read More »

Street in Paris named after slain Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad

ISLAMABAD – A street in Paris has been named after Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Islamabad four years ago. An international organisation, Reporters Without Borders, renamed 12 Parisian streets after journalists who have been murdered, tortured or disappeared to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November). Shahzad ... Read More »

Bytes.pk to offer 99 products for 9 Rupees each in November sale

RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s new online shopping store, Bytes.pk, has announced a mega-sale on the 9th of November, offering 99 different products for 9 Rupees each. Bytes.pk is primarily focused on tech gadgets and accessories, but it also sells products in the categories of food, office supplies and fashion. The company has recently announced a one-of-a kind sale for Monday, the ... Read More »

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