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Pakistan’s first free Mobile wallet SimSim gets approval from State Bank

L to R: CEO of FINJA Qasif Shahid, CEO of FINCA Microfinance Bank Mudassar Aqil, co-founder of FINJA Monis Rahman and other team members.

SimSim is working under the collaboration between FINJA and FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited SimSim Mobile Wallet App has received regulatory approval from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on 12th May, 2017. The approval was granted under the Branchless Banking Regulation framework formulated by SBP. SimSim is a mobile-wallet application, a product of FINJA Pvt Limited in association with FINCA ... Read More »

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

PMD predicted such heat wave in Sindh, southern Punjab and KP in coming days Global warming has brought scorching temperatures around the world. The resulting extreme weather causes highest recorded temperatures in the ongoing summer in Pakistan. Yesterday, 28th May 2017, the citizens of Turbat had to face highest ever recorded temperature in Pakistan as the mercury shot up to ... Read More »

These countries fast longest in Ramadan 2017

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

Fasting will be the longest in Greenland and Sweden, and shortest in Chile and Australia. Muslims across the world including Pakistan have entered into the most respected and celebrated Islamic month of Ramazan. The commencement of Ramazan is determined by the lunar cycle every year and its timing shifts in relation to the Western calendar worldwide each year. For the ... Read More »

First Pakistani female to finishes 22-day motorbike journey of Pakhtunkhwa

First Pakistani female to finishes 22-day motorbike journey of Pakhtunkhwa

Gulafshan, a NUST graduate aims to promote peace and women encouragement in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Gulafshan Tariq becomes first Pakistani woman motorbike rider to concluded here 22-day journey to different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A 24-years young Pakistani girl covered around three thousand kilometers across province in her 22 days journey to promote the message of Peace, women empowerment and tourism ... Read More »

Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

Dar presents Rs4.75 trillion Budget 2017-18

The salaries of govt employees and pensioners gets 10% increase Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18. It was fifth and final budget of PMLN’s tenure, with the total outlay of Rs. 4.778 trillion. According to the details, the federal government is allocating Rs. 15 billion for Interior Ministry while Rs920.2bn has been ... Read More »

Pakistan launches its first Artificial Intelligence incubator

VC Information Technology University Pakistan’s first “ADDO AI” incubator in Lahore Pakistan’s first Artificial Intelligence Advisory and Incubator, ADDO AI Pakistan has been launched on Thursday at Information Technology University, Lahore. The first project of Singapore based artificial intelligence incubator’s launch in Lahore, the AI incubator will also connect Pakistan with Singapore’s AI startups. Dubai and Mumbai launching will be made ... Read More »

Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds

Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds

Monsanto Pakistan informed local farmers about the importance of high-yield hybrid corn seeds Sindh farmers to benefit from high-yield hybrid corn seeds this year. Around 200 local farmers attended the awareness event in Allah Dino Sandh, Mitiari to learn about the benefits of high-yield hybrid seeds. The event was organized by Monsanto Pakistan at the location of their hybrid corn field ... Read More »

Pakistan’s IBA and China’s Shanghai University to offer Joint Master’s Program


CPEC is creating close linkages between the Pakistani and Chinese educational sectors Institute of Business Administration Karachi and Shanghai University China have joined their hands to offer collaboratively “Master of Finance” Program. IBA, one of the premiere Pakistani universities has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SILC Business School of Shanghai University, which is one of the oldest and leading ... Read More »

Sharmeen Obaid appointed new counsel general of Norway in Karachi

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy with ambassador Tore Nedrebo standing besides the letters of her appointment as new honorary consul general for Norway in Karachi.

Ms. Chinoy looks forward to building stronger ties between Pakistan and Norway Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been appointed as the new honorary consul general of the Kingdom of Norway in Karachi on 23rd May 2017. Ms. Obaid Chinoy takes over from Mr. Muhammad Moonis, who is retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in ... Read More »

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

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