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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Kids discover Joys of Reading & Writing at Literary Fest

First-ever Children’s Literature Festival in Islamabad  Braving a burning sun and intense heat wave, hundreds of children arrived at the first-ever Islamabad Children’s Literary Festival to celebrate the wonders of literature. Tales of remarkable characters and traditions, playful puppets, ancient art of pottery Making as well as films, music and theatre shows took the kids…

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Pakistani Youth – Most Effective Force for Development

Pakistan, a country with youth bulge, has an opportunity of a lifetime to plan a healthy and prosperous future by transforming the youth potential into a driving force of development. Yet this prospect of a demographic dividend must be realized swiftly. Because a large cohort of frustrated young people would lead to social and political instability.

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Chambaili to overwhelm Pakistan with fragrance of Hope

‘Chambaili: The Fragrance of Freedom’ – New movie is expected to spark a wave of Patriotism & mark a new beginning for Pakistani film industry After decades of absence, seeds of new initiative has been planted in Pakistan’s fading film industry. Chambaili, the sweet-scented flower from the seeds, is all set to bloom on 26…

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Bake-a-Bon Week: Little Bakers make delicious Cinnabon treats

Fun activities and sweet signature aroma of Cinnabon baked goodies, filled the surrounding of the Centaurus Mall as little bakers helped the cafe staff in preparing the world-famous cinnamon rolls of Cinnabon during Bake-a-Bon week at Cinnabon.

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Effective Policing to prevent Extremism

Reforming Pakistan’s Police can help curb Extremism  Sana Jamal  ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive state policy along with mechanism to strengthen the police force of Pakistan are the key solutions to tackle extremism, according to a Report launched here on Wednesday. “Despite the surge in terrorist attacks in Pakistan since 2005, there has been no consistent…

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Graduation Ceremony: Golden day for SAS graduates

Excitement and cheer filled the air, with smiling faces everywhere as the proud graduates walked up on stage in their academic regalia to receive their hard-earned degrees on graduation day. The graduation ceremony of the girl students of Saudi Arabian School (SAS) in Islamabad was a joyous occasion – a gathering of graduates, parents, teachers,…

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Efforts to uplift Environment on Political Agenda

Sana Jamal Islamabad – To break the silence of political parties on environmental issues, an interesting dialogue was held in Islamabad that concluded on a hopeful note. The discourse, bringing together top environmental experts and politicians and media representatives, was termed as the beginning of a new era, as all the participants, despite of their…

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Fro-Yo on the go: Yogen-Fruz opens in Islamabad

Frozen yogurt is undoubtedly the latest buzzword in town! Known as healthier substitute for heavy desserts particularly ice-cream, frozen yogurt is recently gaining popularity in Pakistan with all its funky and healthy hype. Frozen yogurt (more commonly called Fro-Yo) is a fusion of ice-cream and yogurt, offering an innovative blend of healthy and delicious treat.…

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Web Information portal for Citizens launched before Elections

Sana Jamal Islamabad – As Pakistan prepares for momentous general elections, with extended media hype, there are high hopes for the young voter turnout in upcoming elections that will witness country’s first transfer of power between civilian governments. At this decisive time, a unique learning and advocacy campaign on democracy, constitution and general elections has…

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Khayyam’s anniversary – Celebrating Muslim heritage

A good number of people had a chance to learn about the ‘Renaissance Man’ of the Muslim world in an incredible surroundings that takes one back to the 11the century for it was the time of Omar Khayyam. The exquisite artworks by Irfan Qureshi, the delightful recital by Usman Qazi, and the outstanding mime act…

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Pakistani Rural Women help revitalize Economy

Out of great disasters come great opportunities. This notion has fascinated and revived the humanity out of hardships since the earliest days. As Pakistan shifts from relief to recovery phase in the post-flood scenario, the focus was the rebuilding livelihoods. During these hard times, Pakistani women have emerged as the strength of the economy and…

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Celebrating the importance of Mountains to life

International Mountain Day A number of exciting activities were held in the city on the eve of International Mountain Day with intent to share knowledge among the people about the importance of mountains. Pakistan is home to some of the world’s highest mountains and most magnificent mountain ranges: Himalayas, Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Sulaiman, Salt range.…

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Artist Talk: Lantz discusses the Power of Images

The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is quite familiar. But what if the photograph isn’t quite the truth? Or what if the picture is taken out of context? Such mystifying and untouched areas of photography were discussed here at an art lecture by Dr Maria Lantz, President of Konsftack, the University…

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Japanese Martial Arts Exhibit opens in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – Most Pakistanis may be familiar with the martial arts of Judo, Karate, and Kendo but it was a surprising moment for many to learn about Budo, a renowned Japanese martial arts, at an exhibition that opened here on Monday. The exhibition “Spirit of Budo”, focusing on the history of Japan’s Martial Arts, is…

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School Kids plea to protect the Trees

Standing alongside the trees like old friends, a group of children pledged their affection for the trees of great age by appealing the city administrators to protect the trees. The students of Khaldunia High School learned about the significant role of trees in our lives on a cultural caravan. The caravan was organised by the…

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