May, 2017


Pakistani School Counselors Learn about U.S. University Admissions Through Professional Development Tour .Organized by United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP).

19 Pakistani secondary school counselors recently completed a two-week professional development tour in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts organized by EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP). Participants gathered information to effectively advise Pakistani students about higher education in the United States through meetings with U.S. university admissions officials and campus visits. “We are pleased to be able to provide school counselors with the skills and knowledge required to advise Pakistani students about college admissions, and to give them a chance to experience U.S. college and university campuses first hand,” USEFPRead More

Mount Everest Day organized, Nepalese embassy in Pakistan

Report by Moazzam Ali Rana The Serena Hotels celebrated Mount Everest Day 2017 in collaboration with the Embassy of Nepal at Sheesh Mahal hall on Monday. Over 200 dignitaries including members of the diplomatic corps, government officials and others were present on the occasion. Nepal has been celebrating Mount Everest Day since 2008. Ambassador of Nepal Sewa Lamsal Adhikari, Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, and Serena Hotels CEO Aziz Boolani inaugurated the event by lighting a traditional Nepalese lamp. Adhikari also presented a letterRead More

Under the Employment Permit System, hundreds of Pakistani workers selected on the basis of merit proceed to South Korea. Pervaiz Ahmed Junejo, Managing Director, Overseas Employment Corporation Pakistan.

(Rnn) Islamabad. Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC), Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development in collaboration with Human Resource Development (HRD) Department of Republic of Korea held an award distribution event on 25-4-2017 to honour successful Pakistani workers under the Employment Permit System of Republic of Korea. Under the Employment Permit System, hundreds of Pakistani workers selected on the basis of merit proceed to South Korea every year to earn their livelihoods and valuable foreign exchange for Pakistan. During the past nine years, after the MOU was signed between RepublicRead More


( Rnn) Islamabad.   A 13 Member Judiciary delegation headed by Mr. Musa Heybet from Turkey called on the Speaker National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Parliament House today. While welcoming the Turkish delegation, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, said that friendship between the Turkey and Pakistan is time tested and has roots in history.He remarked that Pakistan and Turkey are intertwined by stronger multi-dimensional relations well-grounded in shared strategic interests, people to people contacts and cultural affinities.On this occasion, the Speaker was convinced that the peopleRead More

Korean Government were given opportunity who had served in South Korea and timely returned to Pakistan after their retirement.

( Rnn)  The video clips regarding successful Pakistani Diaspora who have retired or completed their services in South Korea and timely returned Pakistan and started investment in the country were launched here Tuesday. The successful South Korean returned Pakistani employees were also given a cash award equal to 0.3 million Korean currency, The video competition was directly conducted by the Korean government in which those Pakistani employees who got employment through Overseas Employment Cooperation (OEC) in collaboration with Korean Government were given opportunity who had served in South Korea andRead More


  ( Rnn) FATA . The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its first cash-based assistance for secondary school girls in Pakistan and is using biometric attendance data for the first time as part of its support to the FATA Secretariat education programme. About 15,000 female students in 179 middle and high schools in 7 FATA Agencies and the Frontier Regions will take part in the innovative programme. Girls who attend at least 80 percent of classes each month will receive a cash grant of PKR 1000 (just under US$10).Read More

UNIDO commits vigilant support for food value chain development in Gilgit and KPK

  ( Rnn) UNIDO Pakistan has concluded a successful need assessment mission to Gilgit Baltistan and KPK during last week, exploring the potential of agricultural produce of the areas and to help the government in transforming agriculture into agro-industry by addressing the gaps in various value chains for fresh fruits, dry fruits, fish and dairy sector.  UNIDO after a series of consultations, developed a project proposal on Agro-Industry Development Program for Pakistan targeting three sectors i.e fresh fruits, dry stone fruits, trout fish as well as dairy . The conceptRead More

France and EU through the French Agency for Development (AFD) have provided the Government of Pakistan with a 4 million euros funding. H.E. Mrs. Martine DORANCE, Ambassador to Pakistan. 

(Rnn) H.E. Mrs. Martine DORANCE, Ambassador of France along withH.E. Jean-François CAUTAIN, Ambassador of European Union visited the construction site of the national Hydropower Training Institute (HPTI) in Mangla and participated to the corner stone ceremony hosted by WAPDA’s member Water, Mr. Nasir Hanif. France and EU through the French Agency for Development (AFD) have provided the Government of Pakistan with a 4 million euros funding. The grant of 2.5 million Euros was delegated to the AFD by the European Union as part of the Asia Investment Facility. In addition to the EU grant, the FrenchRead More

U.S. support, Pakistan was able to undertake many notable development projects.John Groarke, USAID/Pakistan Mission Director

Interview by Moazzam ALi Rana ( Rnn)  As USAID/Pakistan Mission Director, John Groarke leads one of the Agency’s largest overseas missions, with an assistance portfolio valued at over $2.4 billion. USAID’s program promotes stability, security and prosperity in a country at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy priorities, featuring projects in energy and infrastructure, economic growth and agriculture, health, education and resilience, with an emphasis on those regions facing security challenges.  Mr. Groarke served as Senior Regional Legal Adviser for Egypt and Iraq (2002-2005), Senior Regional Legal Adviser for WestRead More

How the technology has changed in the past 3 year, when three’s a women three’s a way. Anusha Rahman Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom

(Rnn)  National ICT R&D Fund – Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, under its National ICT Grassroots Research Initiative (NIGRI), conducted a National Competition of Final Year Projects. The financial assistance under the program enables students of public and private sector universities, undertaking Final Year Projects (FYP), to build  prototypes that demonstrate advances in technology and showcase creativity, innovation and hands-on engineering and development skills. Ever since the inception of NGIRI in 2011, 72 public and private sector participating universities submitted 5,538 FYP proposals out of which 2,067 FYPs received an overall grant of worthRead More