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TAPI gas pipeline project important for Pakistan: PM

 ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline was an important project for Pakistan due to its growing energy needs.

Marriyum Highlights Cultural Policy at National Artist Convention & CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival Curtain Raiser

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Culture and democracy were inextricably linked to each other and during dictatorial regimes arts,artist communities and freedom of expression got suppressed.It was stated by Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb,Minister of State for IBNH&LH while addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of National artist convention 2018 and CPEC cultural carvan festival here today.

Window Vista beta Calibri Font was available in 2005 -Prosecution witnesses in the NAB cases corroborates

ISLAMABAD, Feb 22 (APP):The prosecution witness in the NAB cases against former prime minister and his family in the Ehtsab Court Robert William Radley corroborated during the cross examination by the defence lawyer Khawaja Haris that the facility of Calibri font was available in the Window Vista Beta.


Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in Mary,On the invitation from the President of Turkmenistan  today to participate in the link-up ceremonies of TAPI Pipeline and associated projects. 

KHOJALY GENOCIDE-World still has to go a long way to preserve humanity - SEMINAR AT ISSI

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)“The genocide of Khojaly  shows that the world of today still has to go a long way to invest and preserve humanity.” This was stated by Lt. Gen.

Ishrat Husain launches ‘Governing the Ungovernable’ at Serena Hotels

Islamabad, February 20, 2018: A book launch and panel discussion was held at Serena Hotels around Dr. Ishrat Husain’s latest book, Governing the Ungovernable: Institutional reforms for Democratic Governance. Dr. Husain is a former governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and served as Dean and Director of the Institute of Business Administration till 2016.


Islamabad, February 19, 2018: Chairman Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani, speaking as Chief Guest at a function to launch Chinese language classes and a publication on “CPEC: Facts versus Fiction”, said that Pakistan China relations are a demonstration of the “Asian Dream”.  The function was organized by the Pakistan-China Institute, a local think tank devoted to relations with China and the region in collaboration with the JS Group.

The Government of Japan and UNDP Partner To Support Over 20,000 Youth With Skills Training And Employment Opportunities

Islamabad, 19 February 2018-The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement to launch a US$ 3.9 million initiative aiming to empower more than 20,000 youth in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces. This initiative will help improve employment prospects and promote social cohesion through positive interactions amongst young people in deprived communities, helping them participate actively in the socioeconomic development of Pakistan.


Islamabad(Staff Reporter)President Mamnoon Hussain has said that there is an enormous potential for growth in economic cooperation and bilateral trade between Pakistan and Azerbaijan. Both countries should work together to benefit from these opportunities, he added. The President said this while talking to Finance Minister of Azerbaijan Samir Sharifov who along-with a delegation called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday. 

UK and UNITAR launches innovative platform to cope with disasters

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and the United Nations in Islamabad.


Special Report - At the end of 1991 and the beginning of 1992, Armenia initiated combat operations on the territory of Azerbaijan. As a result, a significant part of the territory of Azerbaijan, including its Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven adjacent districts, was occupied by Armenia.


Special Report - On February 25-26, 1992, Armenian military forces committed genocide in the town of Khojaly, 613 people were killed, 1000 peaceful people of different age became invalid in the time of Khojaly genocide. 106 women, 63 children, 70 old men were killed. 8 families were completely annihilated, 130 children lost one parents, while 25 both of them. The fate of 150 is still unknown.

Serena brings leading experts on breast cancer for Raabta

Islamabad, February 16, 2018: Serena Hotels hosted a panel discussion on Breast Cancer Awareness – Women Healthcare, under Raabta, a public diplomacy initiative by Serena Hotels.

Envoys of Poland & Tunisia Inaugurate "Mountains' Landscape & Culture" Paintings Exhibition

Islamabad – As many as 30 oil-on-canvas paintings, one each by a young female artist from the twin-cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad, put on display in an exhibition exclusively reflecting the reflecting the grandeur, beauty, biodiversity and indigenous cultural heritage of the high altitude mountains of Pakistan.

The exhibition titled ‘Mountain Landscape and Culture’ is organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan), Safa Gold Mall and "Pakistan in the World" magazine at the Main Atrium of the Safa Gold Mall, F-7 Markaz.

Pakistan-Turkey Business Forum Delegation Calls on President Mamnoon

Islamabad(Staff Reporte)President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said Pakistan was a land of opportunity and the government through good legislation and facilities has opened up new vistas for investors from across the world. Talking to Pakistan Turkish Business Forum delegation, who met him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr the President said Pakistan would be pleased to offer these facilities to traders and merchants from brotherly country of Turkey.

Turkish Delegation - Adviser Aviation Discuss Bilateral Cooperation and Up-gradation of PIA

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Ambassador of Turkey in Pakistan Mr. Mustafa Yurdakul called on Advisor to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mathab Ahmad Khan here in Islamabad on Thursday. Besides, Chief Executive Officer of Hi-tech Information Technology, Nur Gokman and other high officials of PIA and aviation division were also present on this occasion. The officials discussed the affairs to extend mutual interest and cooperation in different avenues particularly in the arena of Information technology to upgrade the level of PIA.

Three grand events to leave cultural imprint at home and abroad

Islamabad – As many as three grand events including CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival, Artists Convention and the closing ceremony of the 9th National Art Exhibition would leave a significant cultural impact at home and abroad. Support to these initiatives shows the government’s patronage towards promoting and mainstreaming the Pakistani culture to wipe off the ambiguous notions about the country.

Pakistan-Tunisia Joint Commission Will Meet on 14-15 Feb in Tunis

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will attend the 9th Session of the Pakistan-Tunisia Joint Commission in Tunis from 14-15 February 2018.

EU announces 2.5 M Euros for Punjab Forensic Science Agency as part of project with British High Commission

Islamabad(Staff Reporter)The European Union announced 2.5m euros of support as part of a joint project between the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) and the British High Commission. This project is aimed at achieving international certification for the PFSA and increasing the use of forensics at provincial level to support better justice outcomes.