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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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Drug companies cheating countries out of billions in tax revenues 

ISLAMABAD: The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated $3.8 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  The report, ‘Prescription for Poverty,’ analyzes the financial disclosures from Pfizer, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Abbott, between 2013 and 2015. In the 7 developing countries where data was available (Chile, Colombia, ...

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ECP issues notification of successful members’ notifications on reserved seats

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notifications of successful members of National and Provincial Assemblies on reserved seats for women and minorities. The notification has been issued for 60 women and 10 minority members of National Assembly. The notifications have also been issued for 66 women and 8 minority members in Punjab, 29 women and 9 minority members in ...

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Quetta: 25 killed, several injured in suspected suicide attack outside a polling station

QUETTA: a least  25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station in eastern outskirts of Quetta of Quetta, police and local media reported Wednesday. A suspected suicide bomber, acting alone, tried to enter a polling station on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, but blew himself up when he ...

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