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Political leaders, journalists adopt ‘Islamabad Declaration’ reaffirming their commitment to free media

ISLAMABAD: In a roundtable hosted by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC), participants adopted a resolution reaffirming their resolve to uphold the freedom of media and expression in Pakistan and ensure the safety of Pakistani journalists. The roundtable discussion was held on Wednesday at the National Press Club to ...

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A three-day Youth Cultural Mela Opens at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: A three-day Youth Cultural Mela opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage. Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting was the chief guest on the occasion. In her address, the Minister commended the efforts of Lok ...

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UNDP and WFP jointly organized closing ceremony of Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and World Food Program (WFP) jointly held the closing ceremony of the Pakistan-China Recovery Initiative for the crisis-affected population of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan yesterday. A ground-breaking collaboration between the United Nations, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Pakistan has helped the people affected by ...

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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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