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Germany launches safe drinking water scheme in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan

German Ambassador, Dr. Cyrill Nunn, inaugurates safe drinking Water Supply Schemes in Chitral

Islamabad (Pakistan) – German Ambassador Dr. Cyrill Nunn inaugurated three safe drinking Water Supply Schemes in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. These three Water Schemes in Chitral Town, Booni and Yasin Sandi will facilitate the access to quality water & sanitation for the local population in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan. Germany is supporting the project called WASEP (Water & Sanitation Extension Program) since ... Read More »

Pakistan and UAE hold Bilateral Air Services Agreement talks

Emirates Airline

UAE airlines to operate from 4 more airports of Pakistan Islamabad – Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has permitted five Airlines of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to carry out unlimited operations from four new Airports in Pakistan: Quetta, Panjgur, Turbat and Gawadar airports. The initiative will facilitate the citizens of local districts to fly abroad directly from their hometowns.Bilateral Air ... Read More »

Pakistan unveils Rs 4.3 trillion budget for FY 2015-16; defence budget up by 11%

ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar today unveiled the budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 with a total outlay of Rs 4.33 trillion ($42.33 billion). A special cabinet meeting was also held on Friday under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to consider and approve budget proposals for the next financial year. Compared to the 2014-15 budget of Rs 3.985 trillion, ... Read More »

Turkish-Urdu dictionary launched in Ankara

Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of Istanbul University speaking at the launch of Turkish Urdu dictionary in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish Urdu dictionary  – new milestone in Pakistan-Turkey Friendship ANKARA (Turkey) –  The Embassy of Pakistan, Turkish Language Institution (TDK), and Urdu Department of Ankara University jointly organized a book launching ceremony of “Urdu Türkçe – Türkçe Urdu Sözlük” in Ankara. The dictionary has been compiled by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Bakhtiar Ashraf of Ankara University and Prof. Dr. Celal Soydan of ... Read More »

Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable: General Raheel Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – In one of his strongest remarks on Kashmir, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable, and that Kashmir is “an unfinished agenda of partition”. The statement was tweeted by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa. Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition,Pak &Kashmir are ... Read More »

Pakistan to host D-8 summit meeting tomorrow (June 4)

Special assistant to Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi, arrives to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 16, 2014 in Milan. AFP / Giuseppe Cacace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the current Chairman of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, will host a meeting of the 36th session of the Developing-8 Commission this week. “This meeting is being organised during the extended term of Pakistan’s chairmanship of the organisation,” the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi will inaugurate the ... Read More »

Diplomats and Pakistanis commemorate Europe Day in Islamabad

Stefano Gatto, Acting Ambassador of European Union (EU), hosted a reception in Islamabad to mark the Europe Day on Friday, 29 May, 2015

By Sana Jamal Islamabad – Stefano Gatto, Acting Ambassador of European Union (EU), hosted a reception in Islamabad to mark the Europe Day. Diplomats of different cadres and a large number of Pakistanis attended the gathering where the guest of honour was Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), Lieutenant General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch. Europe Day is celebrated around ... Read More »

Ambassador of Hungary visits Islamabad Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015

Ambassador of Hungary Istvan Szabo and Commercial Attaché Istvan Kovacs visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 26 May 2015 to inform the members of the Chamber about Hungarian Agricultural and Food products and services that could be exported to Pakistan for the improvement of Pakistan’s food security. Hungary will also participate in the Food and Agri Asia ... Read More »

Pakistan’s digital-rights activist Nighat Dad named TIME’s next generation leader

Nighat Dad, Director at Digital Rights Foundation at her office in Lahore, Pakistan April 6, 2015. Photo by Insiya Syed

Nighat Dad is teaching Pakistani women how to protect themselves online Pakistan’s digital-rights advocate Nighat Dad has been named in the TIME’s list of next generation leaders, TIME magazine reported on Friday. The list comprises six young innovators who are leading by example and inspiring others to have the courage to follow their convictions. Nighat, a 34-year-old lawyer who used ... Read More »

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