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65 years of friendship: Pakistan-China ties can improve regional security, economic growth

Pakistan China mark 65 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties

Pakistan and China mark 65 years of diplomatic ties and friendship “Pakistan and China, enjoy special friendship and have achieved much .. But we must continue to work for lasting peace and stability in the region to attain regional security and economic development” By Masood Khan This year, 2016, is a special year for Pakistan-China relations. On the 65th anniversary ... Read More »

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Only 52% of government schools in the country have access to all four basic facilities which include toilets, boundary walls, electricity and drinking water, reveals the survey ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 claims that Islamabad, Chakwal, and Kotli districts are on top of the list whereas Qila Abdullah, Dera Bugti, and Lakki Marwat at the bottom. Report also ... Read More »

Pakistan’s law enforcement institutions get $48 Million funding from US

US Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on May 25.

The new agreement will improve the capability and reach of provincial police and law enforcement institutions through training, equipment and infrastructure support ISLAMABAD - American Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48.6 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins award at 2016 New York Festivals

Pakistan's ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins Best Documentary award at 2016 New York Festivals

The film follows the journey of one Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students as they struggle to fight against child marriage, corporal punishment and societal pressures Pakistan filmmaker’s documentary  ‘Flight Of The Falcons’ has won the Gold Medal in the Best Documentary: Community Portraits category at the New York Festivals award ceremony in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad’s 48-minute ... Read More »

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Czech Chief of General Staff appreciated achievements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and praised Pakistan’s armed forces RAWALPINDI – Chief of General Staff Czech Republic Armed Forces General Josef Becvar called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday. Upon arrival, the Czech Republic Armed Forces chief was presented a guard of honour by a batch of Pakistan army soldiers. ... Read More »

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Severe heat wave in Pakistan has prompted the authorities to revisit the timing of summer vacation from June 1 to May 24 in Punjab schools. LAHORE – The Punjab Government has announced to begin summer vacations in schools from Tuesday (24 May) due to ongoing intense heat wave in the country Severe heat wave has prompted the authorities to revisit the earlier decision of commencing summer vacation ... Read More »

Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistan Govt. urged to support entrepreneurs and emerging startups

Pakistani entrepreneurs say there is no appreciation for social entrepreneurship at the policy level in Pakistan, nor a mechanism to determine the social impact of business ventures ISLAMABAD – Pakistan government has failed to acknowledge the potential of startups in generating economic growth in the country which is why the entrepreneurship eco-system in Pakistan remains largely ignored, experts highlighted at ... Read More »

Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... Read More »

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike, Afghanistan confirms

Taliban leader Mullah Mansour killed by US airstrike. Photo: AFP

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been targeted and ‘likely killed’ in an air strike, US officials have said. The US military carried out an air strike on Saturday in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, according to officials. “We are still assessing the results of the strike and will provide more information as it becomes available,” Pentagon press secretary ... Read More »

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