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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 »

Climate experts warn of threats to Mountain Communities, call for action on Adaptation

(L to R) Water expert Nisar A. Memon, ICIMOD Director Dr David Molden, IG Forest Mahmood Nasir, G-B Minister Haji Wakeel, AJK Minister Farzana Yaqoob, SDPI head Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Chairman PARC Ifthikhar Ahmad, at the Climate Change Conference in Islamabad.

By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – As floods are ravaging several parts of Pakistan, climate scientists issue a wake-up call to political leadership to take urgent action on threats from climate change. Experts also warned of more extreme events such as floods and droughts in Hindu Kush Himalyas particularly Indus Basin. “Time has never been more opportune for the governments of ... Read More »

Army chief celebrates Eid with troops in Waziristan

Rawalpindi , July 03 : Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meeting with the soldiers busy in Shawal Operation during his visit to NWA on Friday. NNI Photo

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers on the frontlines with Pakistan Army soldiers in Waziristan on Saturday. The army chief offered Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan and met troops present, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. “With terrorism being defeated and visible signs of security improving, Pakistan is bound to rise,” the statement said, ... Read More »

Malala opens School for Syrian refugee girls on 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai celebrated her birthday and the opening of a new school with "brave and inspiring girls of Syria" in Lebanon on Sunday. Photo: WAEL HAMZEH/EPA /LANDOV

ebanon — Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon on Sunday by opening a school for Syrian refugee girls and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets.” Malala became a symbol of defiance after she was shot on a school bus in Pakistan 2012 by the Taliban for ... Read More »

Pak Ambassador meets Turkish Chief of General Staff to discuss defence ties

ANKARA — Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood on July 9, 2015 called on Chief of Turkish General Staff (TGS), General Necdet Ozel, in Ankara and exchanged views on defence matters. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood conveyed the cordial greetings of Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), General Rashid Mahmood, which General Necdet Ozel warmly reciprocated. During the meeting, the special nature ... Read More »

ILO and Netherlands to strengthen Pakistan’s labour inspection systems

ILO and Netherlands aims to strengthen labour inspection systems in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have embarked on a unique  partnership aimed to support the Government of Pakistan, workers and employers organizations in developing measures to revitalise the country’s Labour Inspection machinery. Such improvements are imperative to keep Pakistan’s textile sector attractive internationally, especially given the advantageous trade conditions ... Read More »

Pakistani mango exports to Australia expected to grow

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani mango exporters are now able to export fresh mangoes to Australia after being treated with irradiation or hot water dip. Australian Government has amended its import conditions to enable the export to Australia of fresh Pakistani mangoes which have been irradiated for fruit flies and mealy bugs. The Australian Department of Agriculture has worked closely with the Pakistan ... Read More »

EU justifies its criticism to death penalties in Pakistan; offers counter-terrorism cooperation

By Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has sent at least 160 convicted criminals to the gallows since Pakistan lifted the moratorium on executions in the aftermath of cold-blooded murder of 140 school children in Peshawar on 16 Dec. 2014 by terrorists. This tragic event shocked the nation and sparked off a public demand to execute those responsible for terrorism and ... Read More »

Pakistan cultural performance enthralls audience in Ankara

ANKARA — A captivating performance depicting myriad facets of Pakistani culture enthralled thousands of audience on Saturday night at Keçiören, Ankara. The occasion was the celebration of “Pakistan Night” as part of the 6th International Ramazan Festivities, hosted by the Municipality of Keçiören. Participation in the programme has been organized by the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara, in collaboration with Pakistani ... Read More »

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