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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 »

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Summer vacations in Punjab schools to begin from May 24

Severe heat wave in Pakistan has prompted the authorities to revisit the timing of summer vacation from June 1 to May 24 in Punjab schools. LAHORE – The Punjab Government has announced to begin summer vacations in schools from Tuesday (24 May) due to ongoing intense heat wave in the country Severe heat wave has prompted the authorities to revisit the earlier decision of commencing summer vacation ... Read More »

Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... Read More »

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

Pakistan completes first phase of SDG-4 consultation at federal, provincial level

The plan of action for Sustainable Development Goals requires the government and relevant stakeholders to act in collaborative partnership to align SDG-4 (Quality Education) for implementation QUETTA (Pakistan) – The final consultation phase-1 on SDG-4 – ‘’the Education 2030’’ concluded in Quetta Balochistan following the successful consultations held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan. The consultation was organized by ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy War College holds 45th graduation ceremony

Pakistan Navy War College holds 45th graduation ceremony

Graduates of Pakistan Navy War College are from China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh besides Pakistan LAHORE – The Convocation ceremony of 45th Pakistan Navy Staff Course was held at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. Graduates from more than 10 foreign countries were awarded degrees for successfully completing Masters Degrees in War ... Read More »

Bahria University Islamabad celebrates its 15th Convocation

Bahria University Islamabad's 15th Convocation celebrates student achievement

A total of 406 students were awarded degrees at the 15th Convocation of Bahria University Islamabad ISLAMABAD – Bahria University Islamabad celebrated the academic accomplishments of its students and faculty, with the annual convocation. The 15th Convocation of the Bahria University was held at Jinnah Convention Centre Islamabad today to honour the students with Gold and Silver medals and degrees for their ... Read More »

EU envoys visit Pakistan universities to celebrate Europe Day 2016

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The European Union Ambassadors in Pakistan are celebrating Europe Day by visiting Pakistani universities to inform students and faculty about the European Union ISLAMABAD – The European Union (EU) Ambassadors in Pakistan are celebrating Europe Day in a unique way by visiting universities across Pakistan to inform students and faculty about the European Union, its bilateral relations with Pakistan as well as the country ... Read More »

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

New Strategy discussed to Eliminate Child & Bonded Labour in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Over thirty high-level representatives of the Federal and Provincial Governments, Employers and Workers  gathered  in Islamabad to discuss and draw consensus on the goals, components and implementation structure of the draft ”National Strategy on the Elimination of Child and Bonded Labour in Pakistan”. The national strategy was developed by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development with technical assistance of ... Read More »

Australia Day in Spring 2016 celebrated in Pakistan

Australia Day in Spring 2016 celebration engage Pakistani Youth

Australia supports Pakistan to develop its potential through education and training opportunities and strengthened links between the people of both countries ISLAMABAD – Pakistani students were led on a journey of flight and imagination by a visiting team from Australia called ‘The Paper Pilots’ as part of Australia Day in Spring 2016 celebration. The event was celebrated in major cities of Pakistan by ... 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 »

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