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Prominent human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: Leading Pakistani human rights advocate, lawyer and former UN special rapporteur Asma Jahangir has died of cardiac arrest, her family said Sunday. She was 66. According to her sister, Hina Jilani, the funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. her daughter Munizae Jahangir, In a  statement by said that the  family waited for relatives to return to their hometown ...

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Mishal/WEF to Conduct Nationwide Survey to Measure Pakistan’s Global Competitiveness Ranking

 ISLAMABAD: The World Economic Forum in partnership with Mishal Pakistan will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2018 in Pakistan beginning in February 2018.  The Executive Opinion Survey, “The Voice of the Business Community” is a major component of The Global Competitiveness Report and provides the key ingredient that turns the Report into a representative annual measure of a nation’s economic environment and ...

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China, UNDP sign agreement to support crisis affected areas of Balochistan and FATA

ISLAMABAD: China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan have signed a $4 million agreement to provide assistance over four months in those areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.   The “China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund for the Recovery Project in FATA and Balochistan” will help 8,100 ...

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Pakistan’s first ever rural Innovation Hub for Youth Employment launched  

LAYYAH: The Chief Minster’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU), Government of Punjab in collaboration with a youth development organization Bargad and Oxfam launched Pakistan’s first rural Innovation Hub Pakistan for youth economic development in district Layyah. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Innovation Hub, Provincial Youth Minister Jahangir Khanzada said the Hub will create economic opportunities for rural youth and ...

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Mishal Pakistan collaborates with NUML academic staff for an Electronic Media Training

 ISLAMABAD:Week long training workshop on ‘Television Newsroom Management, Workflow and News,’ organized jointly by Mishal Pakistan and NUML University ended Friday on a note that journalist should ensure responsibility professional standards in the age of internet media. The training session for Television Newsroom Management, Workflow and News,’ organized by Mishal Pakistan, will play a key role in developing skills that ...

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Lok Virsa workshop on digitalization of museum  

By: Nadil Shah Heritages are the representative of any nation in the world. Every nation of the world is working to protect their cultural heritages and following different strategies to protect them. It is also a course which is taught in schools, colleges and at universities level internationally. Despite these, there is no concrete action for the protection of these ...

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Ahsan Iqbal instructs for immediate resolution of water and power supply issues in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, and Planning, Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has instructed for immediate resolution of water and power supply issues in the port city. He said that people of Gwadar are the top priority in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He expressed these views while presiding a high-level meeting on Gwadar projects at Planning Commission, Islamabad on Tuesday. ...

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CEJ, CCPP award journalists for excellence in rights-based reporting

KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi and Center for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) in partnership with Palladium Pakistan organised the Award for Excellence in Journalism “Lab Azad” on Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017. Twelve journalists received the awards in rights based reporting for news stories published between July 1, 2016 and June ...

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Young Journalists from Balochistan win Agahi Awards 2017 in their respective categories

ISLAMABAD: Three young journalists from Balochistan received Agahi Awards 2017 as journalists were recognised for their work in more than 40 categories. Yousaf Ajab Baloch, founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Balochistan Point received award as the best journalists of the year  2017 in category of Anti-corruption, whereas Murtza Zaib Zehri  was awarded  in category of Competitiveness and Zareef Baloch from ...

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Gwadar: Prime Minister performs groundbreaking of Eastbay Expressway

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the fifteen billion rupees project will provide a vital link from Gwadar to the Makran Coastal Highway. He said this on Wednesday whiling performing the ground breaking of Eastbay expressway in Gwadar. He said that the expressway would be completed in the stipulated period. The Prime Minister expressed the confidence that ...

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