Pakistan’s first Model Disability Survey launched

Pakistan has launched its first Model Disability Survey (MDS) that would help estimate the percentage and potential of people with disability – most unheard and uncounted population of the country. The survey can be  a valuable document for the policy-makers as it would also help identify challenges faced by disabled Pakistan and define interventions needed…

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Study in Australia Expo offers new opportunities for Pakistani students

The Study in Australia Exhibition, held in Islamabad, offered an excellent platform for local students and their parents to learn about study abroad opportunities. The fair provided guidance and prospect for Pakistani students to discuss their study abroad options with representatives of top Australian universities.

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‘Dolls of Japan’ visit Islamabad

An enchanting exhibition showcasing the traditional Japanese dolls is continuing at the National Art Gallery in Islamabad. The exhibit titled ‘The Dolls of Japan – Shapes of prayer, Embodiments of Love’ displays more than a collection of 70 dolls that have been sent in by the Japan Foundation.

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Chinese Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition in Islamabad

An exhibition showcasing Islamic calligraphy by a renowned Chinese artist is on display at Gallery 6 in Islamabad. Comprising 27 calligraphic works, the exhibition titled “Revered calligraphy by Chinese” displays rare collection of art by Asad Raza, a US-based collector and consultant on Islamic Arts.

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Learn Smart Pakistan contest winners announced

The Awards Ceremony of Pakistan’s first-of-its-kind online learning contest ‘Learn Smart Pakistan’ was organized by Knowledge Platform in Islamabad to acknowledge the winning students and to encourage the use of technology in classrooms and schools.

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Philippines invites Pakistani businessmen to Trade Expos

Ambassador of Philippines to Pakistan, Domingo D. Lucenario expressed that Philippines is keen to strengthen business ties with Pakistan in a meeting with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry President (RCCI), Syed Asad Mashadi at the Chambers office.

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Autumn Flowers Show bloom in Islamabad

Dazzling flowers at the Autumn Flowers Show in Islamabad not only pleased the flower lovers but also sparked passion for growing, nurturing plants and flowers. The 32nd Chrysanthemum Autumn Flowers Show 2014 organized by Islamabad Horticulture Society, Capital Development Authority (CDA)..

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Mobile Library launched in Islamabad

The mobile library bus, launched here in Islamabad, offers an exciting and accessible opportunity for children to explore the marvelous world of books, especially for students of schools which do not have established libraries. The Mobile Bus Library Program has been initiated under United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Pakistan Reading Project to help…

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Pakistan and Turkey find craft-connection in Ottoman Embroidery

When Turkish archaeologist Alper Yurdemi illustrated a history of Ottoman embroideries, chosen from his own collection, the patterns and motifs appeared rather similar to the Pakistani audience. Yurdemi was delivering a lecture on the topic of ‘Ottoman Embroideries, Meeting Point of Ottoman Palace and Popular Culture’ at Lok Virsa.

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Pakistan-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group aim to extend relations

German Ambassador Dr Cyrill Nunn hosted a meeting and dinner for members of the Pakistan-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group who agreed to strengthen ties between parliaments of both countries and to facilitate bilateral exchange on various issues.

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Pakistanis explore Denmark’s Culture and Creativity

The red and white coloured decorations, festive mood and food, and especially the iconic windmill replica, delighted the guests and gave them a real feel of Denmark – oldest of the Nordic countries, best known as world wind energy leader, creators of Lego toys and makers of finest cheese in the world.  The first ever mega…

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Honorary Consul Generals meeting in Islamabad

The Dean of Diplomatic Corps of Consuls and Consul Generals Mian Habib Ullah convened a meeting of all the Consuls and Consul Generals in Islamabad where members of the Corps suggested that the Diplomatic Corps should actively work for the promotion of commerce, culture, tourism and education.

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Education USA South Asia Fall Tour 2014 in Islamabad

A large number of Pakistani students availed the chance to explore study opportunities in US universities. Representatives from seven US universities interacted with the Pakistani students to discuss admission procedures and offer direct information about academic and campus life at accredited U.S. universities.

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Revival of Silk route offers Prosperity and Stability to Asia

Improved communication and enhanced transport infrastructures can open new avenues for sustainable development, stability and regional harmony in Asia. And the greater collaboration, especially among Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asian countries, can be achieved by reviving the historical Silk Route.

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Mini Expo offers boost to Islamabad’s Young Entrepreneurs

Many people dream of starting a business of their own, however small, but for most that just remains the dream as the unpredictable life of an entrepreneur scares them away. But there are some passionate souls, who took that leap of faith and ultimately live their dreams. Passion is exactly what impelled the some 16…

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Art Exhibit: Vibrant Canvases display Spiritual Journey

Delightfully vibrant works of art adroitly created by Faiza Shaikh not only brightened the mood of the visitors but also depicted the artist’s mystical journey. The launch of Faiza Shaikh’s art exhibition in Islamabad was graced by Imran Khan who took off from politics for a while to enjoy the Rumi-inspired artwork displayed at Cafe…

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Education key to manage Pakistan’s population growth

Investing in people, particularly by educating them, is no more a choice but a compulsion for Pakistan, insisted the key speakers at the Annual Population Conference that commenced in Islamabad. Education was recognized the key determinant to manage the growing population challenges posed to Pakistan – world’s sixth populous country with 180 million plus people.…

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Tree Plantation under shadow of Margalla

Making the most of recent rains and beautiful weather in Islamabad, friends of trees gathered to celebrate connection with Mother Nature by planting almost 60 saplings of indigenous specie in the shadows of Margalla Hills. The plantation was arranged by Rotary Club Islamabad Renaissance (RCIR) in collaboration with Development Authority (CDA) to support the city…

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Italian move revives interest in K2

Reviving Italy’s hundred years love for K2 which first began with Filippo De Filippi’s 1913 expedition to the majestic mountains, an enlightening event was held here at National Art Gallery in Islamabad that comprised of a photo exhibit, film festival and a scientific conference.

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Fashion Fiesta – Colours of Brazil enthralls Islamabad

Contrast and fusion were the order of the day at the latest fashion fiestain the city – offering Islamabad one of its memorable evenings. A large number of diplomats, celebrities, fashionistas, and socialites showed up in their impeccable outfits to get a glimpse of Kamiar Rokni’s latest collection inspired by the dynamism of Brazil. The…

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Accord to motivate Nature friendly Business

In a bid to incorporate biodiversity friendly practices into business policies, an Agreement has been signed by IUCN Pakistan and the Climate Change Division, Government of Pakistan in Islamabad. The agreement aims to stimulate market demand for nature-friendly products and to enhance institutional capacities to scale up  in Northern Pakistan over a period of four…

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Underprivileged kids get a sporting opportunity

Until recently school only meant books and homework for the kids of an open-air school in F-6/3 Islamabad. But now they have discovered a new and exciting way of learning through sport and play. “This is the first time I am playing football, learning game rules and enjoying it more than the lessons in books”…

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Karma launches first Concept Store in Islamabad

Combining all things classy and sassy, Karma has brought a glint of glamour to Islamabad by offering all its collections at the first ever Karma Concept Store in the city. Islamabad is one of those quite cities trying to shake off all its diffidence to transform into a happening city by putting on some bright…

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PappaRoti launches first outlet at Centaurus Mall

PappaRoti, an international food chain known for their delicious buns and variety of teas, have now brought their unique snacks for the people of Islamabad. The café offers an appealing array of food and 30 different frothy beverages, including eight flavours of tea,

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