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MC Islamabad approves non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has approved non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18.This approval was given during the special session of MCI held at Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad on Tuesday. The session was presided over by the Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz. The approved budget of MCI would be submitted to federal government for ...

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Phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border begins: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border has begun as part of Operation Raddul-Fasaad, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. In a press release, the ISPR said that measures to improve the security situation along the Pak-Afghan border continue, and in line with the directions of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, phased fencing ...

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Petroleum Ministry proposes Rs190mn two projects for Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has proposed two new projects of worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta. “Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been proposed for next fiscal year to carry ...

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Techlets Pakistan recognized as the Champion for Eliminating Hidden Hunger in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: The flagship program to build policy consensus and advocacy initiative Eliminating Hidden Hunger has recognized Techlets Pakistan as the key knowledge partner for Pakistan. The initiative led by Mishal Pakistan, a country partner institute of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network of the World Economic Forum recognized here today. Techlets has been awarded the honour of being the “Champion ...

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National Conference on Women’s Political Emancipation: The Future of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Thursday resolved to ensure women’s meaningful participation in the democratic process as both voters and candidates in the upcoming 2018 elections.  The National Conference on ‘Women’s Political Emancipation: The Future of Pakistan’ was organised by Aurat foundation and Oxfam with support from the Australian Government.  The conference brought together 150 participants which included senior ...

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Opening Ceremony of Museum Diorama of Hazara Community at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum

ISLAMABAD: A three-dimensional creative diorama representing a traditional dwelling of Hazara community from Balochistan opened here at Heritage Museum, Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).  In this regard, a colourful ceremony was held at Heritage Museum which was graced by Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director, Lok Virsa, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, ...

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Sindh Parliamentarians to Work with Mishal Pakistan for Smart Policy Making on Nutrition Awareness.

 KARACHI: Mishal Pakistan, the Country Partner Institute of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network of the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Primary and Secondary Health held a special session to capacitate the Sindh Parliamentarians for smart policy making on eliminating hidden hunger and nutrition awareness. The session was held at the Sindh Assembly and attended ...

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Balochistan: 45,000 government employees’ hold fake CNICs

QUETTA: Another corruption scandal regarding the government of Balochistan has come to the fore as it has been learned that 45,000 government employees hold fake National Identity Cards. Ghost employees have been traced in the province after verification of the national identity cards of all 295,000 government employees through National Database Registration Authority.  During the process, the CNICs of 249,000 ...

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Entrepreneurship seminar held at BUET Khuzdar

By: Ubaid Zehri   An Entrepreneurship seminar on “All about becoming Propreneur” was jointly organized by Lead to Empower, ORIC and  Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology Khuzar   on 17th May 2017 at  University auditorium. Young trainers Miss. Fatima Brohi, Mr. Imran khan, Mr. Faheem Ahmed delivered lectures and highlighted the Entrepreneurship and the concept of effectuation, its   benefits, challenges ...

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Children training program in traditional crafts opens at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: Children training program in stone carving, doll making and mirror work under the ongoing Craft of the Month program series opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The program aims at promoting traditional skills and inculcating awareness among younger generation, special children about the indigenous folk culture of ...

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