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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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Two-Day Working Session on “Karachi Futures” Concludes

ISLAMABAD: AGAHI a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank along with the Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (DiHE) conducted a two-day leadership session on Futures Thinking and Strategy Development; the working sessions were designed and delivered by Professor Sohail Inayatullah, UNESCO Chair of Futures Studies.AGAHI in pursuant to its ...

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Pakistan State of Future Index Launched

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan State of the Future Index (PK-SOFI), inaugural study was launched by the Foresight Lab, a facilitative platform for communities of interest.Pakistan State of Future Index is a 10-year future index composed of 30 variables that indicate if the future is getting better or worse, it shows 30-year trends of improvement and decline, each variable is forecasted based ...

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Malala’s Outfit and Jealousy Factor

By: Muhammad Anwar Nasar A week ago Malala Yousafzai has started her education career at Oxford University, London. Her tweet showed a picture of her laptop and selection of books on logic. The tweet was liked by more than 666,000 well-wishers within an hour. Malala Yousafzai is an inspirational girl that works for the cause of female education throughout the ...

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AIOU To Provide Free Education To Students of Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Students of Balochistan and Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) will get free education from spring 2018 through the distance learning system of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU). AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui made this announcement while addressing the National Conference on English language and Literature, which concluded here after a number of proposals were accepted in order ...

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Security Situation Has Improved Considerably After Successful Military Operations: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal says that security situation has improved considerably after successful military operations in the tribal areas and other parts of the country. He was addressing a gathering at the Embassy Forum, organized by Pakistan Embassy, in Washington. The Minister said the country has reversed the tide of terrorism through the valiant efforts of Pakistan’s security ...

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Lok Virsa Launched “Craft is Knowledge”

ISLAMABAD: In a programme aimed at promoting traditional skills of the country’s rich, diverse and pluralistic culture, the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has launched the new program series on “Craft is Knowledge” with the first programme being Truck Art: Engagement with Artisans here at Museum Hall of Lok Virsa. The programme aims to promote folk ...

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Oxfam Identifies Tackling Inequality to Eradicate Poverty

ISLAMABAD: Inequality is a major contributing factor in keeping millions of people across the globe trapped in the poverty. Pakistan is no different when it comes to the ever increasing gap between the haves and have-nots. The current situation demands the right policy reforms, especially to redress and remove anomalies in the existing tax systems. Oxfam’s CEO Mark Goldring shared ...

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UBL, Chinese Firm Sign MoU To Promote Economic Development of Gwadar

KARACHI: United Bank Limited (UBL) and China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) recently entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for “Framework of cooperation” to promote economic development of Gwadar and its free economic zones, a statement said on Wednesday. The two institutions have mutually agreed to cooperate for banking services in response to strategic national priorities of China and ...

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