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Pakistan experiences ‘heaviest pre-winter rains’: PMD

"This is the heaviest pre-winter rainfall in Pakistan’s history and has affected more than 80 per cent of country": PMD spokesperson

ISLAMABAD – Light to heavy rain along with thunderstorms lashed Islamabad and Rawalpindi from Saturday evening and continued all day Sunday, bringing down the mercury level. Heavy downpour in the last two days has left many streets in the twin cities waterlogged. The current rainfall is some of the heaviest pre-winter rains that Pakistan has witnessed in recent years, according ... Read More »

Nepal’s climate smart villages offer solution to Pakistan’s water scarcity challenges

Geeta Kuikel and her husband standing near their plastic pond, commonly used for water conservation in Nepal's villages. Photo: Sana Jamal

Rural Nepali people, who are investing in and implementing climate-smart practices, offer examples for Asian countries to learn and engage in climate-smart activities By Sana Jamal KATHMANDU, Nepal – “It was after getting this plastic pond that we were able to have enough water for irrigation and to feed our animals. But we still are looking for some longtime solution for drinking ... Read More »

Cuban Art Exhibit celebrate 60th anniversary of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic ties

Liudmila Domínguez (first left) showing her artworks to Cuban Ambassador, Jesús Zenén Buergo Concepción, Madame Concepción and others at the art exhibit by 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad.

Art exhibition of 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad celebrate 60th anniversary of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic ties and pay tribute to Cuban musician Sara González Islamabad — The dynamic art exhibition by 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad was a festive evening and celebration of art and culture. A large number of diplomats, artists and socialites of Islamabad joined the gathering where they were ... Read More »

U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to benefit 30 million Pakistanis

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The United States will work with the Pakistani government to invest in clean energy to expand that country’s electricity system to 30 million more people. The White House on Thursday announced the U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to kickstart more clean energy investments in Pakistan by the private sector. The goal is to add 3,000 megawatts of clean energy power to ... Read More »

Role of Women in Media and Communications highlighted at a seminar

One day International Seminar on “Communication for Development” was organized by Bahria University Islamabad and UNIC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A seminar highlighting the crucial role women play in the media including their accomplishments and the unique set of challenges they face, was held in Islamabad. The one-day international seminar on communications for development with a focus on women in media, photojournalism and documentary making, was organized by the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and Bahria University to commemorate the United Nations ... Read More »

EU extends 4 million Euro to UNICEF for fighting malnutrition in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD —  The European Commission has provided €4 million (Euros) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to work with partners for combating malnutrition among women and children affected by emergencies in Pakistan. “Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has a dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children’s physical and cognitive development,”said Taheeni Thammanagoda, Head ... Read More »

100 Years of Urdu celebrated in Turkey

Participants during a session of symposium as part of celebrations of 100 Years of Teaching of Urdu in Turkey

ANKARA — Pakistan-Turkey cultural collaboration reaches a new milestone as the two countries celebrate the 100 years of Urdu in Turkey. About 100 years ago, formal teaching of Urdu language and literature commenced at “Darul Funoon” (Edebiyat Faculty) at Istanbul University in 1915. As part of celebrations of ‘100 Years of Teaching of Urdu in Turkey,’ the Istanbul University, in ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi to host first Pakistan Property Exhibition

Islamabad – First ever Pakistan Property Exhibition will be held from 29-31 October, 2015 along with International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS 2015) in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. The exhibition will attract International and Pakistani expatriates to invest in real estate sector. Pakistan Property Exhibition aims to bring together developers, real estate advisers, private and institutional dealers from the Middle East, Europe and Asia ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia ink agreement to build 1100 km gas pipeline

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Russia will invest $2 billion in the project, ... Read More »

US Ambassador Richard Olson appointed Pak-Afghan Special Representative

US Ambassador Richard Olson appointed Pak-Afghan Special Representative

U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan will assume his responsibilities as SRAP on November 17 WASHINGTON (United States) – Ambassador Richard Olson has been appointed as new Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) after serving as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan for last three years. Ambassador Richard Olson will succeed Dan Feldman, who concluded his tenure September 18, as U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan ... Read More »

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