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Photo Exhibit in Italy depicts Pakistan’s success stories

A series of photographs from across Pakistan will be displayed at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome, Italy from 9 to 13 November. The exhibition depict Pakistan’s impressive recovery following recurrent natural and manmade disasters such as earthquakes, flooding and landslidings over the past few years. The exhibit was inaugurated on 9 November in the presence of H.E. Nadeem ... Read More »

Pakistan pledge to invest in Health and Education at Population Summit 2015

Islamabad – Federal Government and Provincial Governments pledged to boost human development in Pakistan through priority investments in education and health, including reproductive health at the Population Summit 2015. The two-day Population Summit 2015, organized by the federal ministries of national health services and planning and development, along with the Population Council and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was ... Read More »

Sad news for Pakistan – Books import almost halved in 2014-15

ISLAMABAD: Import of books declined by 45.89 per cent in fiscal 2014-15 to Rs71.453 million from Rs132.898m in 2013-14. Pakistan imports books from 45 countries. The daily Dawn quoted the Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir as saying that local publishers were more interested in publishing syllabi and local books. This information was provided by the minister in a written reply to ... Read More »

620 investors participation shows confidence in Pak investment policies: Miftah

ISLAMABAD – Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Dr Miftah Ismail said participation of some 620 investors in the Second Pakistan Investment Conference proved that the country had an investment-friendly enviroment. Delegates from 29 countries across the globe, including representatives of big companies like General Electric, Nestle and Shell attended the two-day conference and expressed confidence in pro-investment polices of the ... Read More »

Pakistan Population Summit 2015 kicks off today

ISLAMABAD – A two-day Population Summit 2015 will begin today on Thursday (5, Nov. 2015) at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad to discuss the issue of population and for chalking out a comprehensive policy with consultation of all stakeholders. The Population Summit 2015 will be attended by about 500 delegates from across Pakistan and about 25-30 international participants. All major political parties, religious ... Read More »

Families returning to FATA to benefit from USAID-UN projects

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – As thousands of internally displaced person from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) begin their journey back home following the end of military operations, they need help to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. The recent project by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner organizations aims to ensure that early recovery is included as part of a humanitarian ... Read More »

Bilquis Edhi to be honoured with ‘Mother Teresa Award’

MUMBAI (India) – Bilquis Bano, the global humanitarian aid provider Medecins Sans Frontieres and wife of renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, have been selected for “Mother Teresa Memorial International Award-2015” for social justice in India, according to news reports. The prestigious award, which has been earlier presented to two Nobel laureates — Dalai Lama and Malala Yousufzai — has ... Read More »

NDMA, UNICEF prmote Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction programmes in Pakistan

Islamabad – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a joint work plan here on Tuesday to promote a child centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan. Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz and the Acting Representative of UNICEF, Cris Munduate signed the document. Over the past few years Pakistan has faced a ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

Pakistan Navy kicks off war game in Arabian Sea

KARACHI (Pakistan) – Pakistan Navy has kicked off its major maritime exercise SEASPARK-2015 in North Arabian Sea. “The overarching objective of this exercise is to corroborate Pakistan Navy operational plans, assess war preparedness and enhance interoperability with PAF and Pak Army,” said Rear Admiral Kaleem Shaukat, deputy chief Naval Staff (operations), while briefing the media on Tuesday. According to an ... Read More »

Improvement and Regulation can boost Pakistan’s Textile Industry

The 24 participating international textile buyers agreed on a joint road map and specific working groups for the workings in the fourth meeting of the Buyers’ Forum in Islamabad held on 29th October. The meeting also included a briefing to Government, Diplomatic and Development Partners in Pakistan on the status and progress of the Forum since its establishment in 2014.  A working group will ... Read More »

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