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International Safe Secure Pakistan 2017 Exhibition to begin on March 7

International Safe Secure Pakistan 2017 Exhibition to begin on March 7

Over 200 companies from 30 countries to participate in 13th International Safe and Secure Pakistan Exhibition-2017 Pakistan is ready to host 13th international exhibition and conference “Safe Secure Pakistan 2017” on March 7, regarding safety, security at Pak-China Friendship Centre Islamabad. Safety & Security has become major challenge for every community and organization. Safe Secure Pakistan provides an excellent opportunity ... Read More »

Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan gets $325 million from ADB for Hydro and Solar Power Projects

Pakistan and Asian Development Bank sign $325 million loan agreement for clean energy. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide 325 million dollars to Pakistan for micro hydro power projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and solar power projects in the Punjab. Pakistan government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a loan agreement of $325 million to target off-grid areas of ... Read More »

Pokémon Go now officially available in Pakistan

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Pokémon Go which frenzied the mobile gaming world is now officially available in Pakistan. The game was released in July 2016 in selected countries.  Pakistan and other Asian subscribers, however, have unofficially used App because there was no procedure to download it officially. Now, Pokémon Go mobile game is available for download in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri ... Read More »

Pakistan ranked 107 out of 118 countries on Global Hunger Index

Pakistan ranked 107 out of 118 countries on global hunger index

India was placed 97 on the index, Afghanistan 111 and China 29 with a low hunger level Pakistan has been ranked as a country with “serious” hunger level with 22 per cent of its population undernourished on the 2016 Global Hunger Index. Pakistan performed worse than most of its South Asian neighbours in eliminating hunger. On a 0-100 point scale ... Read More »

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high

Global Peace Index records a historically less peaceful and more unequal world  World became less peaceful in the last year, reveals 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI). The Report shows growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. The study, by international think-tank the Institute for Economics and ... Read More »

Number of wild tigers rises for first time in 100 years

Number of wild tigers rises for first time in 100 years

There are now 3,890 animals roaming the forests of Asia but the increase may be down to improved survey methods NEW DEHLI (India) – The number of tigers in the wild has risen from an estimated 3,200 in 2010 to about 3,890 in 2016 — a gain of more than 20 percent after a century of decline, according to the ... Read More »

South Asia should improve citizens’ access to information: Experts

Speakers at first Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia organized by PILDAT held in Islamabad

Right to Information Laws alone will not ensure transparency public interest and use of the law is crucial: Experts agree at PILDAT Regional Conference on Right to Information in South Asia ISLAMABAD – Discussing the challenges to Right to Information (RTI) Act in South Asia at a conference in Islamabad, the delegates agreed that the South Asian states must improve ... Read More »

Experts urge to promote social enterprise to empower people

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Enabling environment, regulatory support for social enterprise contribute to growth ISLAMABAD – Experts call upon the government to create an enabling environment, concrete policy regime and regulatory support for development of social enterprise that contributes to addressing some of the most pressing development challenges and to achieving inclusive economic growth. This was the crux of a policy symposium jointly organized by ... Read More »

Pakistan ranks 147th on Human Development Index 2015

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With 2 billion people lifted out of low human development in last 25 years, now we must galvanize progress says 2015 Human Development Report. LAHORE — Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human ... Read More »

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