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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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MC Islamabad approves non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has approved non-development budget of Rs 8.87 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18.This approval was given during the special session of MCI held at Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad on Tuesday. The session was presided over by the Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz. The approved budget of MCI would be submitted to federal government for ...

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Phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border begins: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The phase-wise fencing of Pak-Afghan border has begun as part of Operation Raddul-Fasaad, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Tuesday. In a press release, the ISPR said that measures to improve the security situation along the Pak-Afghan border continue, and in line with the directions of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, phased fencing ...

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Petroleum Ministry proposes Rs190mn two projects for Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has proposed two new projects of worth Rs 190 million for coal exploration and evaluation in different localities of Balochistan besides carrying out a survey for underground water in Quetta. “Out of total Rs 190.033 million estimated cost, an amount of Rs 88.023 million has been proposed for next fiscal year to carry ...

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Techlets Pakistan recognized as the Champion for Eliminating Hidden Hunger in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: The flagship program to build policy consensus and advocacy initiative Eliminating Hidden Hunger has recognized Techlets Pakistan as the key knowledge partner for Pakistan. The initiative led by Mishal Pakistan, a country partner institute of the Global Competitiveness and Benchmarking Network of the World Economic Forum recognized here today. Techlets has been awarded the honour of being the “Champion ...

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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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