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Balochistan Basic Education Programme launched

Pakistani girls at school in Mingora, Swat valley.

Governor inaugurates Balochistan Basic Education Programme in Quetta The Balochistan Basic Education Programme (BBEP) was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Governor of Balochistan, Muhammad Khan Achakzai at a ceremony held in Quetta. The Minister for Education, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, H.E Jean-Francois Cautain, UNICEF Representative in Pakistan, Ms. Angela Kearney and many senior officials, ... Read More »

Karandaaz launches FinTech Challenge 2017 with funding of up to $100,000

fintech disrupt

Karandaaz is inviting FinTech startups to pitch their innovative ideas and win funding support of up to $100,000. The FinTech Disrupt Challenge 2017 has been announced by Karandaaz Pakistan, in partnership with IBA Aman Center for Entrepreneurial Development. Karandaaz is inviting FinTech startups to pitch their innovative ideas and win funding support of up to $100,000. Grants will be given to the ... Read More »

Six children among 14 persons killed in Kurram Agency landmine blast

Six children among 14 persons killed in Kurram Agency landmine blast

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the coward attack and directed authorities to provide best medical facilities. At least fourteen persons including six children were killed and several other people got injured in a landmine blast in Godar area of tribal Kurram Agency today morning. According to the political administration of the area, an improvised explosive device buried on the ... Read More »

Digital Banks to be soon launched by State Bank of Pakistan

Digital Banks to be soon launched by State Bank of Pakistan

Branchless banking will gain recognition in Pakistan with the opening of all-digital banks State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is currently working on the mechanism to launch digital banking services in Pakistan. According to the Executive Director of SBP, Syed Irfan Ali, the new category of banking services will provide more people with access to banking services. “Move will help achieving the ... Read More »

Pakistan, China sign 40-year deal for Gwadar Port operations

Deep Sea Port at Gwadar

Chinese firm would carry out all development work 40-year The Government of Pakistan has signed an agreement to lease out Gwadar Port operations to Chinese company 40-year duration. Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo briefed the Senate members that Pakistan had signed a 40-year agreement with China for the operation of Gwadar port. During the ongoing senate ... Read More »

Panama Papers verdict: Supreme Court orders joint team to probe corruption charges against Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

PM Sharif not disqualified, Supreme Court establishes JIT to probe money trail Supreme Court has just announced its verdict on the much-awaited verdict of Panama Papers Case against the ruling Sharif Family. A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will be investigating the case and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be required to present before the team. The court has ordered ... Read More »

Security beefed up around Supreme Court ahead of Panama verdict

Supreme Court Pakistan

Red Zone been restricted today, those having special cards would be allowed to enter SC premises The foolproof security arrangement have been made for the upcoming Supreme Court Panama case final verdict, large number Rangers, police and personnel of Frontier Constabulary is deployed for security inside and outside Court. The Supreme Court is delivering its judgement today on the Panama petitions ... Read More »

Alibaba officials visit Pakistan to explore entry into local e-commerce industry

Alibaba officials visit Pakistan to explore entry into local e-commerce industry

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expresses interest in investing in Pakistan A delegation of the global technology giant, Ali Baba, is currently visiting Pakistan to discuss plans for investment in Pakistan’s e-commerce sector. Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals. It also provides electronic payment services, a shopping search engine and ... Read More »

Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Community based Disaster Risk Management and School Safety Programmes launched in Balochistan

Programme will benefit 6,546 people including school children, teachers and 3,000 community members in two selected districts The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Balochistan in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan launched two new programmes aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Balochistan – Community Based Disaster Risk ... Read More »

Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited partners with PITB to promote startups

Pak Stock Ex and PITB

Pakistan Stock Exchange and Punjab Information Technology Board sign MoU to facilitate technological entrepreneurship Pakistan Stock Exchange and Punjab Information Technology Board have joined hands to encourage technological entrepreneurship and provide a nurturing ecosystem for the growth of technology startups in the country. During the ceremony PSX Managing Director Nadeem Naqvi and PITB Chairman Umar Saif signed a Memorandum of ... Read More »

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