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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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Australia and Mishal Pakistan Are Building The Capacity Of Media To Raise Awareness of Malnutrition

ISLAMABAD: The Australian Government is supporting Mishal Pakistan to deliver a series of workshops across Pakistan to build the capacity of more than 100 journalists to report on Pakistan’s nutrition crisis. Acting Australian High Commissioner, Jurek Juszczyk, who attended the closing ceremony of the Islamabad workshop today, said the role of media in creating awareness of malnutrition in Pakistan was ...

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Govt determined for developing Balochistan: President Mamnoon

QUETTA: President Mamnoon Hussain said that the government was determined to develop Balochistan and was building over 100 small dams for resolving water issues in the province. These views were expressed by President Mamnoon Hussain with parliamentarians during meeting at Governor House on Tuesday. He said that the government allocated special funds for Universities of province and adding that 50 ...

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I will not resign from my NA seat: Ayesha Gulalai

ISLAMABAD: The former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Ayesha Gulalai announced that she will not resign from her National Assembly seat, adding she doesn’t believe in personalities like Imran Khan as a person should have moral character. She gave a fiery address in today’s National Assembly session, rejecting ‘the trend of abusing others’ and slamming the senior leadership of the opposition ...

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Understanding Corruption, Panama Verdict and Public Celebration

By: Rafi Ullah Corruption is called the abuse and misuse of power, dishonest behavior and misconduct. There are various topologies of corruption including political corruption, administrative corruption, personal corruption and moral corruption. Every one of us is corrupt being implicated in any of the above categories. Eliminating corruption in political level does not mean that society is pristine and immaculate ...

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Prosperity of Balochistan top priority of PML (N) government: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said that the development of Balochistan was the top priority of the PML (N) government headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he believed that the development of the province was inextricably linked to the development of the entire country. She was speaking at a dinner that ...

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Lok virsa Condemn attack on Queen of Pashto folk music Zarsanga

ISLAMABAD: Legend folk singer of Khyber pakhtoon Khawa Zarsanga and her family were brutally attacked by a mob of her villagers. The incident occurred when she returned to her village at Nowshera from Sawat. She was shifted to local hospital where Doctors came to know that she got deep wounds mostly on her face. Lok Virsa recently named a hall ...

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Oxfam Signs MoU to Improve the Lives of Rice Growers in Pakistan

FAISALABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) and Oxfam Pakistan to improve the sustainable productivity and quality standards of Basmati rice value chain. Dr. Iqrar A. Khan, Vice Chancellor, UAF and Mr. Mohammed Qazilbash, Country Director, Oxfam Pakistan signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the university. Rice forms about ...

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Pakistan hopeful of early completion of CASA-1000 to meet its energy shortfall

By: Shafek Koreshe PUGUS: The leaders of Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan met here Thursday to review the progress on the US 1.2 billion dollar CASA-1000 project and vowed to take all measures for its early completion. The quadrilateral project would allow export of 1300 MW of Central Asian electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan by 2018. Besides the Prime Minister, ...

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Summer Camp in Punjabi and Brahvi languages kicked at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: Children summer camp in Punjabi and Brahvi languages kicked off here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The objective of the camp is to provide an orientation to children (age group: 6-12 years) about Punjabi and Brahvi languages. Talking to media, Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director, Lok Virsa said ...

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