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U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

U.S. announces $21 Million food assistance for Pakistan

United Nations WFP will use the U.S. financial contribution to turn wheat into fortified flour and distribute to those who need it most ISLAMABAD – To provide fortified flour and feed malnourished people in Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director, John Groarke, has announced a new U.S. contribution of $21 million in food assistance The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will use the ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

The storm disrupted power supply, uprooted hundreds of trees, damaged houses and cars, collapsed billboards, within a span of less than an hour At least twelve people were killed and scores injured on Wednesday as heavy rains and deadly thunderstorm struck most parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). At least 94 injured people were brought to different hospitals ... Read More »

Chinese worker among 3 hurt in Karachi roadside bomb attack

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A Chinese worker was attacked in a targeted road side bomb blast which took place in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area on Monday. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, at least one person sustained minor injuries due to the remote-controlled explosion, but thankfully no one was killed. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent ... Read More »

Pakistani philanthropist receives award at Global Donors Forum in Istanbul

Chairman Taaleem Foundation receiving award from Malaysian Ambassador in Istanbul, Turkey.

Pakistan’s Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at Global Donors Forum 2016 for his significant role in promoting education in Pakistan ISTANBUL (Turkey) — Pakistani philanthropist and Chairman of Taaleem Foundation Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir received Global Good Governance Award at a grand ceremony during Global Donors Forum 2016 – a biennial event of the World Congress of ... Read More »

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Education Rankings 2016: Punjab tops, Balochistan and FATA lag far behind

Only 52% of government schools in the country have access to all four basic facilities which include toilets, boundary walls, electricity and drinking water, reveals the survey ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan District Education Rankings 2016 claims that Islamabad, Chakwal, and Kotli districts are on top of the list whereas Qila Abdullah, Dera Bugti, and Lakki Marwat at the bottom. Report also ... Read More »

Pakistan’s law enforcement institutions get $48 Million funding from US

US Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on May 25.

The new agreement will improve the capability and reach of provincial police and law enforcement institutions through training, equipment and infrastructure support ISLAMABAD – American Ambassador David Hale and Pakistan Economic Affairs Division Secretary Tariq Bajwa signed a one-year $48.6 million bilateral assistance agreement at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday. Under the agreement, the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics and ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins award at 2016 New York Festivals

Pakistan's ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins Best Documentary award at 2016 New York Festivals

The film follows the journey of one Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students as they struggle to fight against child marriage, corporal punishment and societal pressures Pakistan filmmaker’s documentary  ‘Flight Of The Falcons’ has won the Gold Medal in the Best Documentary: Community Portraits category at the New York Festivals award ceremony in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad’s 48-minute ... Read More »

CPEC will transform the region into global trade hub: Experts at Beijing Forum Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain addressing at Beijing Forum Islamabad 2016 at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad on 24 May 2016

President Mamnoon Hussain says CPEC would prove to be a milestone in economic development of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a historic step forward under which the development of road, rail, sea and air infrastructure projects would transform the whole region into a hub of regional and global trade, remarked Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain. He was addressing ... Read More »

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Pakistan and Czech Republic discuss defence cooperation

Czech Chief of General Staff appreciated achievements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and praised Pakistan’s armed forces RAWALPINDI – Chief of General Staff Czech Republic Armed Forces General Josef Becvar called on Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday. Upon arrival, the Czech Republic Armed Forces chief was presented a guard of honour by a batch of Pakistan army soldiers. ... Read More »

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