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Political, religious leaders and Pakistan government stress on Population Management issue

Population growth

Representatives of major political parties and prominent religious leaders of the country endorsed the need for managing the deleterious impact of a rapidly growing population on the health and wellbeing, progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan. At a high-level meeting on “United We Stand: National Consensus on Population and Development,” organized by the Population Council, jointly with the ... Read More »

Pakistani students explore study options in United States

Around 19 U.S. universities visited Pakistan to promote U.S study options for Pakistani students

Representatives of 19 American Universities visited Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to promote U.S. study options Islamabad – Pakistani students had the chance to explore study options in United States as well as interact with representatives  of American universities. Around 19 U.S. universities visited Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi city to promote U.S study options for Pakistani students by participating in college fairs and visiting schools. The ... Read More »

‘Build My School Better’ project benefits 100 schools in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

'Build My School Better' project supported by the UN-Habitat and The Coca-Cola Foundation provide water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities to 100 schools of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

Project offers water, sanitation and hygiene to 100 schools A project with the aim to benefit the school, children, the community, and to build a better future of Pakistan, has helped the rehabilitation, water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities of the Islamabad Model School No.2 for classes 1 to 5, located in Sector I-9/4. Under the project titled ‘Build My School Better’, the ... Read More »

UN chief appreciates Pakistan’s efforts, assure to support return of IDPs

(L to R) - Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan Neil Buhne, Director of OCHA Operations John Ging, Political Agent Khyber Agency Shahab Ali Shah

Islamabad – A UN Humanitarian Affairs chief visited Pakistan to discuss the response required from the global community to support the return of country’s displaced population to their homes. The Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging met with the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Mr. Sardar Mehtab Khan, and ... Read More »

Girls’ Education Programme worth USD 7 million launched in Islamabad

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

Islamabad – UNESCO and Government of Pakistan have launched a three-year program “Girls’ Right to Education Programme in Pakistan” to improve access to quality learning opportunities for girls in the hardest-to-reach areas of the country. The program launched in Islamabad on Thursday intends to support better access, improved quality and safe learning environments for girls in far-flung areas of the country. ... Read More »

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 »

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