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Pakistan’s UN peacekeepers committed to global peace and security

Major Samia Rehman from Pakistan is working in DRC to help control the violent clashes and disputes between communities. Image Credit - MONUSCO

As the United Nations (UN) marks the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (May 29), Pakistanis also joined the world community to pay tribute to the dedicated peacekeepers. On Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres honored those who paid the ultimate price for peace. “[Today we] honor more than one million men and women who have served as UN peacekeepers and the ... Read More »

Maleeha Lodhi listed among world’s ‘most successful women diplomats’

Pakistan demands NSG to ensure equal treatment for membership

Pakistan’s Maleeha Lodhi listed as one of world’s five ‘successful women diplomats’ by top Russian news media Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has been named as one of the world’s “five successful women diplomats” by a popular Russian news website, according to a report by Russia’s official news agency. The report, citing the website – Gazeta.ru – was ... Read More »

Pakistan’s female weightlifters bags 4 gold medals in Oceania Pacific Championship

The powerlifters lifted aggregate weight of 280kg; 115kg during squat, 55kg during bench press, 110kg during deadlift A group of Pakistani female weightlifters Saniha Ghafoor and Twinkle Sohail have secured four gold medals in the Oceania-Pacific Powerlifting Championship 2017. Pakistani female powerlifter Saniha Ghafoor bagged gold medals in the 57-kilogramme category during the Championship Saturday morning. The competition called “Oceania ... Read More »

Quetta’s Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Quetta's Hazara women break stereotypes by opening women-only restaurant

Social activist Hamida Ali Hazara started a restaurant in Quetta named Hazara Restaurant A group women from Hazara town’s Baluchistan – a region known for highly male-dominated society breaks all stereotypes by running restaurant only for ladies. The restaurant is only dedicated to women to come together, sit and engage while having delicious food for a change getting service from ladies comfortably. ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive

The women driving ban was lifted on King Salman’s order Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced to allow women to drive, ending a venerable policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued an executive ordered that women be allowed to drive cars,in a historic decision that makes ... Read More »

Pakistan’s female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Pakistan's female cricketer Sana Mir listed among ‘Asia 21 Young Leader’

Sharmeen Chinoy, Qasim Aslam, Madiha Gul, Adnan Malik and Muhammad Sabir are part of Asia21 Pakistani alumni Pakistan’s female cricketer and captain of national team Sana Mir has been named among “Asia 21 Young Leaders” for challenging attitudes about women’s participation in Pakistan’s male-dominated society. Sana Mir was selected by Asia Society among thirty remarkable professionals from 21 different countries ... Read More »

Pakistan’s first woman foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua assumes charge

Pakistan’s first woman Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

Tehmina Janjua became Pakistan’s first Woman Foreign Secretary. Tehmina Janjua on Monday assumed charge as the new foreign secretary of Pakistan, becoming the first woman in the history of the country to assume the position. Janjua served as a representative to the United Nations Geneva before being assigned this post. She replaces Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who has been ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

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