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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 »

Sri Lankan leaders hail arrival of Holy Relics from Pakistan

Sri Lankan Ministers receives holy relics.

An impressive ceremony was held in Sri Lanka to celebrate the arrival of Holy Relics from Pakistan’s Gandhara region. Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan said such exchanges will further strengthen cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Religious and political leaders of Sri Lanka welcomed the Holy Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan’s Gandhara region in a ... Read More »

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

The plan of action for Sustainable Development Goals requires the government and relevant stakeholders to act in collaborative partnership to align SDG-4 (Quality Education) for implementation QUETTA (Pakistan) – The final consultation phase-1 on SDG-4 – ‘’the Education 2030’’ concluded in Quetta Balochistan following the successful consultations held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan. The consultation was organized by ... Read More »

Pakistan Day reception in Istanbul highlights strong Pakistan-Turkey relations

Consul General Istanbul and other guests cutting a cake to mark Pakistan Day in Istanbul

Pakistan’s Consul General, Dr. Yusuf Junaid, highlighted greater collaboration between Pakistan and Turkey, which is expected to lead to a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement ISTANBUL (Turkey) – Pakistan Day reception was hosted by Pakistan’s Consul General, Dr. Yusuf Junaid, in Istanbul in which guests highlighted growing relations and cooperation between the two brotherly countries, Pakistan and Turkey. A large number of distinguished guests participated in the reception as ... Read More »

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

SUKKUR (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s sixth Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) was inaugurated in Sukkur to improve country’s disaster preparedness levels. The new facility will assist disaster management authorities in Pakistan to respond efficiently to natural calamities and emergencies. Pakistan has become increasingly volatile causing unpredictable weather patterns and global warming, making the country prone to progressively intense natural disasters such as ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey share judicial experience to improve the system

Group photo of Pakistan delegation at Turkish Judicial Academy

A high-level delegation comprising members of high judiciary from Pakistan is visiting Turkey at the invitation of the Justice Academy of Turkey ANKARA (Turkey) – Judicial experts of Pakistan and Turkey, held a meeting in Ankara, to share each other’s experiences and improve the judicial system by collaboration in the field of judicial training. A high- level delegation comprising members of high judiciary from Pakistan is visiting Turkey ... Read More »

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