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Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

Pakistani Documentary ‘A Girl in the River’ wins Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy poses with her Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” in the press room during the 88th Oscars in Hollywood. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won the Academy Award for best documentary short at the star-studded ceremony in Hollywood LOS ANGELES – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who made history by winning Pakistan’s first Oscar four years ago, has won the best documentary short Oscar for her film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” The documentary ... Read More »

Knowledge sharing and collaboration key to address Climate Change

Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman, Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan addresses at the inaugural session of the international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin Waters. Photo: CIMOD

Experts at an international conference call for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners to address emerging challenges in the Indus River basin KATHMANDU (Nepal) – Greater collaboration is needed between various stakeholders to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Indus Basin which is the most glacier and snowmelt-dependent basin in the ... Read More »

Pakistani movie fans give thumps up to ‘Bachaana’

Latest Pakistani movie ‘Bachaana’ released in Pakistan, UAE and India on February 26 get great response at home and abroad.

Latest Pakistani movie ‘Bachaana’, which was released in Pakistan, UAE and India on February 26, is getting some great response at home as well as abroad. The movie clearly rests on the shoulders of two dynamic TV actors of Pakistan, including Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza. Sanam and Mohib weave their magic through comedy, romance and thrill. Sanam and Mohib ... Read More »

Australian fashion expert train Pakistani women entrepreneurs

Students at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design sharing their projects with Heidi

Australians and Pakistanis share a passion for style and design, says Australian High Commissioner while highlighting the significant role of textile and clothing industries in Pakistan’s growth and development By Sana Jamal KARACHI (Pakistan)- Australian fashion design trainer, Heidi Phillips, visited Lahore and Karachi this week to assist Pakistani women entrepreneurs in fashion and textiles business to reach international markets, ... Read More »

Center for Excellence in Journalism launched at Karachi’s IBA

US Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launch the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) is the new hub for the professional journalism training and networking KARACHI – Pakistani journalists and media professionals now have a new hub for the professional development, training and networking at Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi. American Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launched the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Green Line Bus service in Karachi

PM inaugurates Green Line bus service in Karachi

“Karachi’s Green Line bus project will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro,” PM Nawaz Sharif announces KARACHI – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) at Karachi’s Anu Bhai Park on Friday. The project starts from Karachi’s Surjani Town area all the way till Guru Mandir and will benefit nearly 300,000 passengers per day. The ... Read More »

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum plans to improve labour conditions

Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to to improve labour conditions in textile and garment supply chains through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes LAHORE – Pakistan Buyers Forum agreed to collectively work towards improving working conditions in the factories that they work with and influence their supply chains. The new changes should be implemented through policy, advocacy and enterprise improvement programmes ... Read More »

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