September, 2017

 

How Pakistani Fashion Swept the Genevois Ambassadors off Their Feet

Written by Amal Sultan :  As we enter the official Fashion Week calendar, runway photos from New York Fashion Week to London Fashion Week are breaking the Internet. Meanwhile, Pakistan Fashion Week 12 just made its debut in Geneva, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Pakistan. In partnership with the Pakistan High Commission in London and Pakistan Mission to the United Nations Organizations in Geneva, Riwayat- founded by Adnan Ansari and Chris East; hosted its first fashion show in Switzerland, at the enchanting Intercontinental Hotel to a front-row audience of overRead More


Siemens signs agreement order for the supply of 50 MW wind farm in Pakistan

Islamabad: The German company Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from the independent power producer Zephyr Power for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 50 MW windfarm in Gharo, in the district of Thatta. Installation of the turbines at the Zephyr Power wind farm project is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2017 with the project slated for commissioning in August 2018. This project has become an important benchmark in the wind sector. The agreement to this project has been signed today in Lahore.


Access to information and freedom of information is vital for a strong democracy: His Excellency Jean François Cautain, ‪The EU Ambassador to Pakistan. 

Moazzam Ali Rana: Islamabad. To commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information, UNESCO- in collaboration with the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Embassy of Sweden, held a workshop titled "Powering Sustainable Development with Access to Information.& quot; The event addressed public access to information, and Right to Information During her address, her Excellency, the Ambassador of Netherlands, Ms. Ardi Stoios-Braken placed emphasis on the role of citizens, saying ‪“Access to information and data is crucial to empower citizens to seek and receive information. This in turn can strengthen their trust in governments, statesRead More


The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Lahore on 29 September.Margaret Adamson, The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan

Islamabad . THE GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA 2018 QUEEN’S BATON RELAY OF THE XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES TO VISIT PAKISTAN The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson today hosted a reception to mark the imminent arrival in Pakistan of the Queen’s Baton Relay of the XXI Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia from 4 to 15 April 2018. The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Lahore on 29 September, marking the 200th day of the 388-day expedition across Commonwealth countries.  Pakistan is the firstRead More


Education is the key to solve all challenges that Pakistan is facing today. H.E. Dr. Nedim Makarevic, outgoing Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan.

Islamabad:  COMSATS (Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South) and Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies organized  Farewell reception in Honor of H.E. Dr. Nedim Makarevic, outgoing Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Pakistan. During the reception, large numbers of Ambassadors from the diplomat corps of Islamabad were present to grace the occasion to bid farewell to their colleague. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director, COMSATS, while highlighting the objective and mission of COMSATS, said that H.E Dr. Nedim Makarevic is Friend and now will be Ambassador of Pakistan and COMSATS in his country.Read More


Pakistan cosying up to Russia, as US-India embrace tightens

Islamabad: As the US-India embrace tightens, former Cold War foes – Pakistan and Russia – are warming up bilateral ties. In a major policy shift, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be visiting Russia in the first week of October. This visit would be the first visit of Gen Bajwa as the army chief to Moscow. Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria confirmed the army chief’s visit at the weekly briefing here on Thursday, saying that his visit was scheduled in the first week of October 2017. Pakistan andRead More


UNIC hosted a public briefing session on the Universal Periodic Review and the treaty bodies

Islamabad: Ms. Christine Chung, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights in Geneva, gave a briefing on the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Information Centre in Islamabad. Talking to the parliamentarians, government, media and civil society representatives and university students, Ms Chung, said that the Universal Periodic Review is a unique inter-governmental mechani sm of the Human Rights Council aimed at improving the human rights situation in the 193 United Nations Member States. Under this mechanism, the human rights situation of all UN MemberRead More


We have made remarkable progress on Polio eradication,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN

New York :  A top Pakistani diplomat has told UNICEF’s Executive Board that Pakistan was now close to being a polio-free country that is focused on the development of children. “We have made remarkable progress on Polio eradication,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, said in her remarks to board’s second regular session -2017 on Wednesday. The Executive Board reviews UNICEF activities and approves its policies, country programmes and budgets. It comprises 36 members, representing the five regional groups of member states at the United Nations. Its workRead More


the Annual Budget of Universal Service Fund Company for the Financial Year 2017-2018 which is provided through the Fund, was approved.

Islamabad:  USF Policy Committee Meeting, the management forum for the USF, was convened on Tuesday; 12th September 2017 in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad. The Minister of State for IT & Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman  chaired the meeting in which the Annual Budget of Universal Service Fund Company for the Financial Year 2017-2018 which is provided through the Fund, was approved. The Budget of USF Co for the FY 2017-2018 is approximately 14 billion. This budget predominately goes to Broadband for Sustainable development Project for provision of broadbandRead More


Pre-Departure Orientation for the Scholarship Awardees Held At the Embassy of Japan in Islamabad

  Islamabad:  The Embassy of Japan organized a pre-departure orientation  for 15 Pakistani scholarship awardees who would be leaving for Japan shortly to study in Japanese universities and institutes under various scholarship programs funded by the Government of Japan. The programs under which these scholarships have been awarded to Pakistani students this year include MEXT Research Scholarship 2017 (2-5 years, until their Research is complete), MEXT Teachers Training Scholarship Program (18 months duration), Young Leaders’ Program (1year duration)and Japanese Language Training Program for Foreign Service Officers (8 months duration). In Teachers Training Program (TTP), 1Read More