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National Conference on Women’s Political Emancipation: The Future of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Thursday resolved to ensure women’s meaningful participation in the democratic process as both voters and candidates in the upcoming 2018 elections.  The National Conference on ‘Women’s Political Emancipation: The Future of Pakistan’ was organised by Aurat foundation and Oxfam with support from the Australian Government.  The conference brought together 150 participants which included senior ...

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Opening Ceremony of Museum Diorama of Hazara Community at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum

ISLAMABAD: A three-dimensional creative diorama representing a traditional dwelling of Hazara community from Balochistan opened here at Heritage Museum, Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).  In this regard, a colourful ceremony was held at Heritage Museum which was graced by Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director, Lok Virsa, Mr. Abdul Khaliq Hazara, ...

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Sindh Parliamentarians to Work with Mishal Pakistan for Smart Policy Making on Nutrition Awareness.

 KARACHI: Mishal Pakistan, the Country Partner Institute of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network of the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Primary and Secondary Health held a special session to capacitate the Sindh Parliamentarians for smart policy making on eliminating hidden hunger and nutrition awareness. The session was held at the Sindh Assembly and attended ...

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Balochistan: 45,000 government employees’ hold fake CNICs

QUETTA: Another corruption scandal regarding the government of Balochistan has come to the fore as it has been learned that 45,000 government employees hold fake National Identity Cards. Ghost employees have been traced in the province after verification of the national identity cards of all 295,000 government employees through National Database Registration Authority.  During the process, the CNICs of 249,000 ...

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Entrepreneurship seminar held at BUET Khuzdar

By: Ubaid Zehri   An Entrepreneurship seminar on “All about becoming Propreneur” was jointly organized by Lead to Empower, ORIC and  Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology Khuzar   on 17th May 2017 at  University auditorium. Young trainers Miss. Fatima Brohi, Mr. Imran khan, Mr. Faheem Ahmed delivered lectures and highlighted the Entrepreneurship and the concept of effectuation, its   benefits, challenges ...

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Children training program in traditional crafts opens at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: Children training program in stone carving, doll making and mirror work under the ongoing Craft of the Month program series opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The program aims at promoting traditional skills and inculcating awareness among younger generation, special children about the indigenous folk culture of ...

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25 killed as bomb hits Abdul Ghafoor  Haidery’s convoy in Mastung, Islamic State claims responsibility

QUETTA: At least 25 people lost their lives while over 30 others, including Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidery, were injured on Friday in a roadside blast in Mastung area of Balochistan, officials said. District Health Officer in Mastung Dr Sher Zaman said, “25 bodies have been shifted to two hospitals in Quetta,” adding that 35 injured ...

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Crossover to bring more than USD 20 Million per Year worth of jobs to Pakistan

KARACHI: The global technology company Crossover ran a successful hiring tournament in Karachi, looking to hire the best talent from Pakistan. More than 300 programmers in Dot Net and Java technology applied in a highly competitive competition. Crossover hires through a gaming tournament approach, where programmers have to go through a multiple round competition based on technical knowledge and a ...

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Improved communication, road networks to boost economy: Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that improved communication and roads’ networks would improve the standard of lives of people and greatly boost economic activities. Talking to Prime Minister Azad Jammu Kashmir on Friday Raja Farooq Haider Khan here at the PM House, the prime minister said the federal government would ensure all possible support to the Government of ...

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Delegation of the Balochistan Government Meets Parliamentarians at the Belgian Senate

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will prove to be a game changer for Balochistan as it will bring substantial economic opportunities for the province as well as neighbouring countries of Pakistan as an entry and exit point for the One Belt One Road project, it holds also great prospects for the European countries. These views were expressed by the ...

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