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Music Mela 2016 enthralls music lovers, unites cultures

Grupo Fantasma performs at Music Mela in Islamabad

American band Grupo Fantasma stole the show at Music Mela 2016 wowing the packed crowd with their Latin funk sound ISLAMABAD – Music lovers in Islamabad were in for a treat this weekend as Music Mela returned to Islamabad with electrifying performances. Around 15,000 fans attended Music Mela 2016 over the past three days to listen to 30 famed Pakistani, ... Read More »

Lincoln Corner to be set up at Information Technology University Lahore

US Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt and ITU Vice Chancellor Dr. Umar Saif sign MoU to establish a partnership between the University and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore to build a Lincoln Corner on the University’s campus

Lincoln Corner to be established at Information Technology University in Lahore as partnership between the University and the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore LAHORE – Information Technology University (ITU) Vice Chancellor Umar Saif and the American embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Pratt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday to establish a Lincoln Corner at the University’s campus. “Lincoln Corners ... Read More »

Pakistan Startup Cup 2016 launched in Islamabad

The Indus Entrepreneurs and U.S. Embassy launch 2016 Pakistan StartUp Cup Business Mentoring Program ISLAMABAD – Around 300 prospective business owners from across Islamabad and Rawalpindi took part in the April 16-17 “Build-a-Business Workshop” and 2016 StartUp Cup launch in Islamabad. City’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs received an intensive training to create the best solutions possible to country’s problems and create new opportunities. The 2016 ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Private Sector to benefit from $100 Million US investments

US Ambassador David Hale announced that the U.S. government, in partnership with the Abraaj Group, Indus Basin Holding, and JS Private Equity Management, has made available over $100 million to invest in Pakistan’s private sector

American Ambassador announces availability of over $100 Million for Pakistan’s Private Sector ISLAMABAD – U.S. government, in partnership with the Abraaj Group, Indus Basin Holding, and JS Private Equity Management, has made available over $100 million to invest in Pakistan’s private sector, through the Pakistan Private Investment Initiative, American Ambassador David Hale announced on Thursday. “Our hope is that, by improving access to ... Read More »

G-7 ministers call for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima declaration

G7 Foreign Ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on 11 April 2016.

The foreign ministers of the world’s most advanced economies visited a war memorial for the 140,000 victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city. HIROSHIMA (Japan) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven, or G7, countries on Monday called for a “world without nuclear weapons” in what was called the “Hiroshima Declaration”. “We reaffirm our commitment to ... Read More »

PUAN Youth Activism Conference 2016 inspires young leaders

Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network Youth Activism Conference 2016

“As youth leaders from Pakistan and from the region, you all play a crucial role in inspiring people across the region to give back to their communities,” U.S. Assistant Secretary Ryan ISLAMABAD – Over 200 young activists and alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs from across Pakistan and South Asia gathered in Islamabad for Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) Youth Activism Conference 2016. ... Read More »

Pakistani musicians perform at 2016 SXSW Music Festival in Texas

U.S. Embassy Connects Pakistani and American Artists at the South-by-Southwest Music Festival ISLAMABAD – Pakistani and American audience enjoyed a rare musical treat and traditional Pakistan culture as Pakistan’s top musicians perfromed at the 2016 South-by-South (SXSW) Music festival held in downtown Texas. “Music plays a unique role in connecting communities and individuals through a shared language,” Embassy Public Affairs ... Read More »

Finland, Norway, Sweden among world’s most literate nations

Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, US, Germany are among the most literate country in the world, according to a new study. The Nordic countries dominated the list of Most literate nations, with Finland in first place and Norway in second, and Iceland, Denmark and Sweden rounding out the top five. The World’s Most Literate Nations study, conducted by John W. Miller, ... Read More »

Russia has largest number of female business leaders

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Russia, Philippines have the highest share of women in senior business roles When it comes to the percentage of senior management roles held by women, the United States, United Kingdom ad Australia are far behind much of the world. With 45 per cent of senior management positions held by women, Russia has once again topped a ranking of countries with the ... Read More »

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