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Uber all set to launch in Pakistan

Uber all set to launch in Pakistan

Uber – world’s popular taxi-hailing smartphone app – is all set to bring its services for Pakistanis. As Uber’s job listings page suggests that the company is looking to fill some vacancies for a General Manager, Marketing Manager, and Operations and Logistics Manager in Lahore, country’s second-largest city. “We can confirm we are currently recruiting for a team in Lahore, ... Read More »

U.S. Amb. Olson appreciates Pakistan’s hospitality, friendship in farewell message

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson while announcing new science and technology projects at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad. Photo: U.S. Embassy Pakistan Flickr

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson’s farewell message for Pakistanis ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – In his farewell video message for Pakistanis, U.S. Ambassador Richard G. Olson shared his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Pakistan and the friends he made during his 3-year service in Pakistan. “I would like to thank the people of Pakistan for their warm hospitality and the sense of ... Read More »

Google launches ‘Person Finder’ after South Asia earthquake

Google launches 'Person Finder' after South Asia earthquake

Google has launched its Person Finder service after a 7.5-magnitute earthquake ripped through Hindukush region, striking Pakistan, Afghanistan while also rattling people India and Tajikistan. The powerful earthquake has reportedly killed more than 200 in Pakistan and Afghanistan and injuring hundreds of others in the region. Launched for the first time in 2010, the tech company’s service is made live after ... Read More »

Over 250 dead in Pakistan as powerful 7.5 quake hits Hindukush region

A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has shaken Himalayan region on 26 October 2015. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in northeastern Afghanistan.

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude has struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas, on Monday, 26 October. The epicenter was reportedly in the Hindukush region of Afghanistan. Tremors were felt in major cities, including Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad Peshawar, Quetta, Kohat, Malakand and the mountainous region of Hunza and Chitral. Pakistani officials said that at least ... Read More »

Pakistan experiences ‘heaviest pre-winter rains': PMD

"This is the heaviest pre-winter rainfall in Pakistan’s history and has affected more than 80 per cent of country": PMD spokesperson

ISLAMABAD – Light to heavy rain along with thunderstorms lashed Islamabad and Rawalpindi from Saturday evening and continued all day Sunday, bringing down the mercury level. Heavy downpour in the last two days has left many streets in the twin cities waterlogged. The current rainfall is some of the heaviest pre-winter rains that Pakistan has witnessed in recent years, according ... Read More »

Nepal’s climate smart villages offer solution to Pakistan’s water scarcity challenges

Geeta Kuikel and her husband standing near their plastic pond, commonly used for water conservation in Nepal's villages. Photo: Sana Jamal

Rural Nepali people, who are investing in and implementing climate-smart practices, offer examples for Asian countries to learn and engage in climate-smart activities By Sana Jamal KATHMANDU, Nepal – “It was after getting this plastic pond that we were able to have enough water for irrigation and to feed our animals. But we still are looking for some longtime solution for drinking ... Read More »

Cuban Art Exhibit celebrate 60th anniversary of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic ties

Liudmila Domínguez (first left) showing her artworks to Cuban Ambassador, Jesús Zenén Buergo Concepción, Madame Concepción and others at the art exhibit by 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad.

Art exhibition of 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad celebrate 60th anniversary of Pakistan-Cuba diplomatic ties and pay tribute to Cuban musician Sara González Islamabad — The dynamic art exhibition by 30 Cuban artists in Islamabad was a festive evening and celebration of art and culture. A large number of diplomats, artists and socialites of Islamabad joined the gathering where they were ... Read More »

U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to benefit 30 million Pakistanis

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The United States will work with the Pakistani government to invest in clean energy to expand that country’s electricity system to 30 million more people. The White House on Thursday announced the U.S.-Pakistan Clean Energy Partnership to kickstart more clean energy investments in Pakistan by the private sector. The goal is to add 3,000 megawatts of clean energy power to ... Read More »

Role of Women in Media and Communications highlighted at a seminar

One day International Seminar on “Communication for Development” was organized by Bahria University Islamabad and UNIC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A seminar highlighting the crucial role women play in the media including their accomplishments and the unique set of challenges they face, was held in Islamabad. The one-day international seminar on communications for development with a focus on women in media, photojournalism and documentary making, was organized by the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and Bahria University to commemorate the United Nations ... Read More »

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