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SingularityU Islamabad chapter holds first event on ‘Technology for the Greater Good’

 ISLAMABAD: SingularityU Islamabad Chapter organized the first of its quarterly series’ events hosted by COMSTECH Secretariat and supported by IGNITE (National Technology Fund) in Islamabad. Singularity University (SU), the global learning and innovation enterprise that educates individuals and organizations on accelerating technological change, had established a new Chapter in Islamabad in December 2017. SingularityU Islamabad was created in partnership with Puruesh ...

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AGAHI and Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), Collaborate to Create Scholarship for Journalism Excellence

ISLAMABAD:  AGAHI, Pakistan’s leading institution for futures research and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies, research participatory think-tank and the co-founders of Pakistan’s premier annual Journalism AGAHI Awards, created a scholarship for Journalism Excellence in Pakistan. The scholarship has been created in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business ...

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Oxfam encourages women to take leadership in humanitarian response

Islamabad: Oxfam in Pakistan in collaboration with the National Humanitarian Forum (NHN) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) launched a series of first response trainings exclusively for women humanitarian workers to take leadership roles in humanitarian efforts. “Preparing Women for Leadership roles in Humanitarian Response,” is a unique Oxfam initiative, to train female mid-management professionals from National/Local NGOs and Local ...

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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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