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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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University of Lahore and AGAHI Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Leverage Skills on Futures Research

LAHORE: AGAHI a not-for-profit organization and the country partner of the Millennium-Project, a Global Futures Studies & Research participatory think-tank signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Lahore focusing on establishing Pakistan’s first ever Foresight Lab; envisioning a knowledge exchange initiative that would beacon an effective and efficient way for attaining mutually compatible goals of technological innovation, enhancing ...

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Independence Day celebrated at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) celebrated the independence day of Pakistan in a befitting manner here at Heritage Museum, Shakarparian. It was part of the ongoing activities chalked out by the Federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage regarding 70 years celebrations of Pakistan which started on 1st August 2017. Special activities organized ...

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