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Australia’s AU$6 million support to WFP to boost Girls’ Education in FATA

The programme will provide over 312,000 children with High Energy Biscuits in 7 FATA agencies and 6 frontier regions ISLAMABAD – Australian Government has contributed AU$6 million (approximately US$4.5 million) from the for a three-year girls education programme in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Frontier Regions (FR) to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP Country Director ad interim Stephen Gluning noted that “There are alarming rates ... Read More »

NAB Chairman urges collaboration with China to abolish corruption

H.E. Ms. Hou Changan, Secretary of CDA of CPC, H.E, Mr. Wu Qi, Director General of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention Hubei and H.E. Ms. Qan Pulio, DG, Foreign Office in a group photo with Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Chairman NAB in Hubei, China on 12 November 12, 2016.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Saturday held a meeting with officials of China’s National Bureau of Corruption Prevention and other related departments and talked about strategic partnership between the two countries. Hou Changan, Secretary of CDI of CPC, Wu Qi, Director General of National Bureau of Corruption Prevention Hubei and Qan Puliu, Director General Foreign Office at Hubei, ... Read More »

CPEC becomes reality as Gwadar port goes operational

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China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become a reality with the launch of Gwadar seaport on Sunday, Nov 12. GWADAR (Pakistan) — China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become a reality with the launch of Gwadar seaport on Sunday, Nov 12. The historic ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Chinese Ambassador ... Read More »

Pakistan ranks 154 out of 183 countries on Youth Development Index 2016

Pakistan ranks 154 out of 183 countries on Youth Development Index 2016

Pakistan’s poor performance in the areas of education, financial inclusion and political participation led to declining score on Youth Development Index 2016 Pakistan is among the worst countries for young people aged 15 to 29 to live in, according to the latest survey of Youth Development Index (YDI) 2016 compiled by Commonwealth Secretariat. At a dismal ranking of 154 among ... Read More »

Pakistan highlights women empowerment initiatives at OIC moot in Istanbul

Pakistan highlights women empowerment initiatives at OIC moot in Istanbul

Pakistan is committed to women empowerment as a key priority area across all sectors of planning and development ISTANBUL (Turkey) — Pakistani officials lauded the women empowerment initiatives at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference in Istanbul. Pakistan is committed to women empowerment as a key priority area across all sectors of planning and development, Senator Kamran Michael informed the participants.The Federal ... Read More »

At least 21 killed, 60 wounded as two trains collide in Karachi

Rescuers workers use heavy machinery on the car of a train which crashed outside Karachi, Pakistan November 3, 2016.

The Fareed Express was standing at Landhi Railway station when Zakaria Express crashed into it KARACHI – At least 21 people have been killed and around 60 more injured after two trains collided near Karachi’s Landhi Railway Station early on Thursday, officials said. The accident occurred when the incoming Zakria Express from the central city of Multan rammed into the ... Read More »

Dreadful bus crash kills one, injures 24 in Islamabad

Dreadful bus crash kills one, injures 24 in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A man was killed and 24 female students of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) were injured after the university bus rammed into a footpath at the G-11 signal on Kashmir Highway here on Wednesday morning. According to police and rescue officials, the bus carrying more than 50 students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) went out of ... Read More »

Pakistan and Turkey hold joint naval exercises in the Arabian Sea

Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (Operations), Vice Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi and Commander Pakistan Fleet, Vice Admiral Arif Ullah Hussaini along with Turkish Mission Commander witnessed the exercise onboard the Turkish Ship BUYUKADA KARACHI – Pakistan and Turkish Navy conducted bilateral naval exercise at North Arabian Sea, with an aim to enhance interoperability and contribute towards regional maritime security. ... Read More »

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW Solar Park

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW solar park

The solar park would have capacity of 5.2 million PV cells producing as much as 1,000MW of electricity, enough to power about 320,000 households Pakistan plans to set up the world’s largest solar park 1,000 Megawatt, as part of its plans encourage renewable energy resources, said Pakistan Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. “Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy ... Read More »

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