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Pakistan’s most credible journalists recognized for their work at the annual AGAHI Awards 2018  

ISLAMABAD:  The AGAHI Awards recognizes the efforts of journalists and the media community every year. The best of the media industry striving for ethical and responsible journalism from all across Pakistan were recognized as Journalists of the Year in their respective categories today at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity ...

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Oxfam Hosts Policy Dialogue on Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment

ISLAMABAD:  As part of Oxfam’s international 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence, a policy dialogue ‘Free from Fear: Women’s Mobility and Economic Empowerment’ was held at the Serena hotel. The campaign raises awareness about gender-based violence on local, national, and international levels between November 25th, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women – December 10th, Human ...

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This year AGAHI Awards to celebrate dignity for all

ISLAMABAD: This year’s AGAHl Awards ceremony to be held on the International Anti-Corruption Day December 9, 2018; recognizing the efforts of journalists and the media community. This year AGAHI Awards is celebrating dignity for all. AGAHI and Mishal in collaboration with multiple stakeholders have jointly nominated national and international leading opinion-makers, development experts, media gurus and knowledge professionals to be ...

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Lok Virsa hold Muzakra session on Indigenous Sufi Music

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at Muzakra session at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa here Thursday discussed various aspects of Indigenous Sufi Music. Culture experts including Sheraz Haider, DG AGPR, Mussarrat Youssuf from United Nations and Dr. Tanvir Anjum, Research Scholar from Quaid e Azam University spoke on the origin, evolution, content, typology, significance, current status, contemporary understanding and ...

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International Education Week: Celebrating Leadership, Creativity and Community Service

Islamabad: EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) celebrated International Education Week (IEW) November 12-16 in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi as part of ongoing efforts to foster cultural and educational exchange.  IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international education worldwide and to inculcate a ...

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Pakistan attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of (CPEC)

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Planning, Development & Reform (PD&R) Zafar Hasan has said that government attaches top priority to development of Gwadar as a gateway of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that will open new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and China. He expressed these views on Thursday during the meetings of Joint Working Groups (JWGs) of Gwadar and Planning held here ...

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  Sindh Musical Night held at Lok Virsa in Lok Mela

Islamabad:  Culture pavilions of different provinces are the major attractions of the Lok Mela organized by the Lok Virsa, with Sindh displaying the rich culture and traditional architecture of the land of Sufi saints. Sindh pavilion was a Centre of interest for the people who thronged the venue to have a glimpse at the cultural heritage of different regions of ...

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Oxfam in Pakistan Commemorates World Food Day Towards Zero Hunger

ISLAMABAD :  Oxfam in Pakistan along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP), Federal Minister NFS&R Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Secretary NSFR Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity and working towards a zero hunger Pakistan by 2030. This year’s theme was “Our ...

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Nutrition International hosts provincial orientation workshop for media

KARACHI:  Nutrition International (NI) organized a provincial orientation workshop for journalists and media personnel on Diarrhea prevention and management in children younger than five years. The workshop focused on the harmful effects of diarrhea in child growth and nutrition. The workshop intended to sensitize the audience on utilization of mass media in influencing knowledge and thereby changing behaviors.  The workshop ...

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Lok Virsa in collaboration with Korean Embassy organized a seminar on “Modern Hyecho in Pakistan”.

ISLAMABAD:  Research Department of National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with Korean Embassy organized a seminar on “Modern Hyecho in Pakistan” here at Lok Virsa. A South Korean Scholar who heads the Pure Land Buddhist Institute (PLBI), Professor Dr So Gilsu was the guest speaker on the occasion. Dr So Gilsu is currently in Pakistan ...

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