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U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

United Nations WFP will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn wheat into fortified flour and distribute to those who need it most ISLAMABAD – To provide fortified flour and feed malnourished people in Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director, John Groarke, has announced a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the ... Read More »

GE and Engro alliance to bring digital power plant solutions to Pakistan

GE and Engro alliance to bring digital power plant solutions to Pakistan

General Electric and Engro sign digital industrial alliance to accelerate transformation of Industries and support digital industrial growth throughout Pakistan and the Region ISLAMABAD –  General Electric (GE) and Engro Corporation Limited have signed a digital strategic alliance, which will focus on providing digital power plant solutions to enable Pakistan’s power generation sector to advance towards mature technologies and become ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

The storm disrupted power supply, uprooted hundreds of trees, damaged houses and cars, collapsed billboards, within a span of less than an hour At least twelve people were killed and scores injured on Wednesday as heavy rains and deadly thunderstorm struck most parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). At least 94 injured people were brought to different hospitals ... Read More »

No Tobacco Day 2016: WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products

WHO appeals for plain packaging of tobacco products on World No Tobacco Day 2016

Around 100,000 Pakistanis die annually from tobacco. Data shows 36% adult males, 9% adult females among 25 million smokers in the country The World Health Organisation (WHO), on this World No Tobacco Day, is calling all govenrments to be ready for plain packaging of tobacco products. Plain packaging means branding and promotional information is removed from tobacco packaging and replaced by ... Read More »

Chinese worker among 3 hurt in Karachi roadside bomb attack

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A Chinese worker was attacked in a targeted road side bomb blast which took place in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area on Monday. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, at least one person sustained minor injuries due to the remote-controlled explosion, but thankfully no one was killed. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent ... Read More »

Pakistani philanthropist receives award at Global Donors Forum in Istanbul

Chairman Taaleem Foundation receiving award from Malaysian Ambassador in Istanbul, Turkey.

Pakistan’s Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at Global Donors Forum 2016 for his significant role in promoting education in Pakistan ISTANBUL (Turkey) — Pakistani philanthropist and Chairman of Taaleem Foundation Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at a grand ceremony during Global Donors Forum 2016 – a biennial event of the World Congress of ... Read More »

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 »

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