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China invests $1.5bn for Science Park in Islamabad

Islamabad – Pak-China friendship has always been phenomenal and the landmarks they have achieved together are the biggest proof of their strong bonding with each other. Big news for the well-wishers of Pak-China is that China will be investing $1.5 Billion to set up ‘Pak-China Science Park’ in Federal capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. Federal Minister for Science & Technology is visiting ... Read More »

Ready, set, shop: Black Friday extravaganza hits Pakistan

Over the past few years, Black Friday has emerged as biggest day of shopping in the US, with retailers offering huge discounts and attractive time-constrained deals for shoppers. Black Friday is a US shopping tradition when billions of dollars are spent in shops and online in the span of 24 hours today. However, five years ago, the shopping event wasn’t ... Read More »

Government reaffirms to eradicate child labour from Balochistan

Quetta (Pakistan) – Pakistan government has reaffirmed its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan province at a meeting in Quetta. Over fifty high-level representatives from Government employers, workers organizations’ as well as civil society members deliberated on the Government of Baluchistan’s planned interventions to eradicate child and bonded labour from the Province at a one day Provincial Stakeholders’ ... Read More »

Pakistani online store announces White Friday Sale from 27-30 Nov

Pakistani online store announces White Friday Sale from 27-30 Nov

HomeShopping introduces ‘White Friday’ because ‘Friday is never black’ Following the trend set by Daraz and Kaymu, another Pakistani e-retailer has jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon, offering big discounts from 27 – 30 of November. HomeShopping has announced White Friday sales and discounts on their forum. The idea is essentially the same as Black Friday. But HomeShopping has branded their 27th November discounts as ... Read More »

Mobilink and Warid Telecom merge into one company to boost network

Mobilink and Warid agree to merge

The merger will accelerate the availability of high-speed mobile telecommunications and provide best-in-class mobile network ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s telecom industry is about to witness a revolution as the parent companies of Mobilink and Warid Telecom have reached a merger agreement on Thursday, agreeing to merge their operations into a single entity. Amsterdam-based telecoms company VimpleCom Ltd along with its associates ... Read More »

New Forensic Science Laboratory launched in Malakand

Forensic Science Lab

Criminal justice in Malakand gets a boost with UNDP Pakistan-supported SWAT – Malakand district has got its a new regional Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which will facilitate the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) police force to improve its criminal investigations by using modern forensic techniques. The FSL was established with funding from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Switzerland and Netherlands and equipment, training and ... Read More »

New, high-yielding maize varieties introduced in Pakistan

Dr. Abdur Rahman Beshir explaining benefits of new hybrid maize seeds to Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan at a maize field day visit at NARC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – New, high-yield maize varieties have been introduced for commercial use at a gathering of agriculture experts and farmers at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) in Islamabad. The new maize variety is rich in minerals and vitamins and can improve maize yield more than ten tons per hectare. It is the “first ever type of maize innovation in ... Read More »

Pakistan Monument turns Orange for Action on Violence against Women

Pakistan Monument in Islamabad go orange as part of a UN call to “Orange the World” to spur global action on violence against women and girls

UN launches ‘Orange the World’ campaign for action on violence against women ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s iconic National Monument is among hundreds of monuments across the world that have been illuminated as part of a UN effort to galvanise global support to end violence against women and girls. National Monument of Pakistan located in the capital city, Islamabad has turned Orange in colour on the ... Read More »

Book on China-Pakistan friendship launched in Islamabad

Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, Sun Weidong, at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” in Islamabad.

Pakistan-China friendship cuts across multiple dimension, touching state-to-state and people-to-people relation Speakers at the book launch of “You and Us: Stories of China and Pakistan” highlighted the special bond shared by the states as well as by the people of Pakistan and China. The book is a compilation of the stories of that friendship by former Chinese officials, interweaving personal recollections inside ... Read More »

Pakistan female pilot dies as PAF jet crashes in Mianwali

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar died when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, onTuesday 24 Nov. 2015

MIANWALI – Pakistan’s proud daughter, Pakistan Air Force Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar died when a PAF trainer jet crashed near Kundian, Mianwali, Tuesday afternoon. Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar and Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi were flying a training mission on an FT-7PG aircraft and encountered a “serious in-flight emergency” during the final stages, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), said official PAF statement. “Flying Officer ... Read More »

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