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Pakistan and S.Korea sign US$500 million Framework Arrangement

Pakistan and Republic of Korea signed a Framework Arrangement amounting to US$500 million Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar who witnessed the signing ceremony appreciated the role and cooperation extended by Republic of Korea for development projects in Pakistan. He said that the economic relations between the two countries would be further strengthened with the passage of time and Framework Arrangement will enable ... Read More »

Suicide attack on Punjab home minister, 9 others killed

ATTOCK – A powerful provincial minister of Pakistan who had vowed to eliminate terrorists without any discrimination was himself attacked by a terrorist suicide bomber when he visited his native town. At least nine people were confirmed dead and several dozens injured. The minister remained trapped under the debris for several hours. A suicide attack on the residence of Provincial ... Read More »

Pakistan wins 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015

Pakistani athletes won a total of 34 medals at Special Olympics 2015. Photo: Special Olympics Pakistan

Pakistani athletes made a remarkable performance at Special Olympics World Games 2015, bringing their total to 34 medals as the competition ended in Los Angeles on August 2. Pakistan’s 34 medals include 13 gold, 11 silver, 10 bronze in eight disciplines. Team’s strong performance has been well received at home. “The players have done tremendously well in these Summer Games,” said Special Olympics ... Read More »

Peshawar School children meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Pak Ambassador in Washington

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan at the State Depatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with 12 students from the Peshawar Army Public School, Pakistan. The students are in the U.S. to participate in the U.S.-Pakistan Global Leadership and STEM Program – a program which was developed and is being implemented by Meridian International Center, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and in ... Read More »

U.S. opens new Embassy Building in Islamabad

New building of the U.S. Embassy inaugurated on July 29 in Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad – United States Ambassador to Pakistan, Richard G. Olson officially inaugurated the new building of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad at a ceremony on the diplomatic enclave. The building opened on 29 July 2015 where Ambassador was joined by numerous Pakistani government officials and foreign diplomats to commemorate the occasion. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Daniel F. Feldman, and the ... Read More »

Polish photographer captures Pakistan’s spectacular Karakoram region

Expedition members meander between crevasses with the Gasherbrum IV massif visible in the background. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI

Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone during three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains. But David Kaszlikowski has managed to reveal magical Karakoram with such spectacular colours and lovely appeal which has never been done before. During an exhilarating three-week trek in ... Read More »

Pakistani film, Bin Roye, to hit theatres in India on August 7

Bin Roye

Latest Pakistani film, Bin Roye, will finally begin showing in cinemas in its major parts on August 7, after 19 days of its release, according to Bollywood Life. The film, which was set to release on Eid in India alongside Bajrangi Bhaijaan, was postponed due to unknown reasons, said a representative of HUM Films. Following the announcement of its release ... Read More »

UN Women report unveils policy agenda to transform economies for gender equality

Speakers at the launch of UN Women 2015 Report on the status of women around the world

UN Women Report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” launches in Pakistan Islamabad –  There is plenty of evidence in Pakistan to suggest that girls are regularly outperforming boys in medicine, mathematics, and reading and graduating with top honors from schools and universities. Yet the irony is that globally, across the region and in Pakistan, women ... Read More »

Mega hydel projects: Govt studies plan to offer stake to private investors

ISLAMABAD – The government is mulling over a plan to offer partnership stakes in mega hydroelectric power projects along with management control to private-sector investors in an attempt to remove the financial hurdles arising in the wake of different priorities of international donors. According to officials aware of the developments, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Zafar Mahmood ... Read More »

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