February, 2019


I admire the efforts made by the Government of both the states for enhancement and revival of the relations between the two brotherly countries. Hamad ObaidAlzaabi, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Pakistan

Islamabad : Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS), Islamabad in collaboration with Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Islamabad organized an International Conference“Forging Cordial Relations between Pakistan and UAE through mutual Cooperation for Peace & Security of the Region The conference commenced with the opening remarks byMajor General Muhammad Syed Khalid Amir JafferyHI(M), (Retd)– PresidentCGSS who welcomed the panelists and stated that prospects are bright and opportunities are vast to further strengthen UAE-Pakistan bilateral relations. His Excellency Hamad ObaidAlzaabi, Ambassador of United Arab Emirates addressed the participants of theRead More

President Turkish Maarif foundation Visits to TMF Head office Pakistan for paving strong bond for betterment in field of education

Islamabad:  After handing over of the 25 school campuses by the Government of Pakistan to the Turkish Maarif Foundation in January, the country office is working tirelessly, with commendably facilitation provided by the relevant Pakistani government organs, to achieve the level of readiness for the academic year starting in April, in accordance to meet the standards committed by the Foundation. Pak Turk Maarif International Schools and Colleges is gearing up for the academic year 2019-20 with the strength of more than eleven thousand students as the biggest operations under theRead More

U.S. Embassy Sponsors 2nd Largest National Moot Competition in the World

Islamabad:  From February 20-23, law students and legal practitioners from across Pakistan came to Islamabad for the Pakistan National Rounds of the 2019 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest such competition.  The U.S. Mission in Pakistan sponsored the event, which attracted thirty-two teams from law schools throughout Pakistan. This year’s competitors included, for the first time, two laws schools from Quetta and three all-girls teams from Islamabad, Peshawar and Lahore—all vying to represent Pakistan in next month’s international rounds in Washington, D.C., where teams fromRead More

By encouraging more Pakistanis to study in the United States, we enhance mutual understanding between both countries. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Ambassador Paul Jones.

Islamabad: To promote higher education opportunities for Pakistani students,representatives of 41 U.S. universities traveled to Pakistan last week on EducationUSA Pakistan’s 14 th bi- annual South Asia Tour. This is largest South Asia Tour organized by EducationUSA at the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) ever to visit Pakistan. In addition to visits to selected schools and universities, a U.S. College Fair was held in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad that provided thousands of Pakistani students, parents, counselors, and local university officials an opportunity to learn about these universities, exploreRead More

Japan Supports Vulnerable Families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan

ISLAMABAD : Japan has announced its contribution of US$10.6 million to fight malnutrition, improve livelihoods and increase resilience to natural disasters in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. This is part of a partnership that the Government of Japan signed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Islamabad today. Out of the total US$10.6 million, US$3.5 million will be used towards the early identification and treatment of 155,000 acutely malnourished mothers and children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including families who haveRead More

PTCL Returns to Full Year Revenue Growth for the first time since 2014

Islamabad : Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s leading telecom and ICT services provider, has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018, at its Board of Directors’ meeting, held in Islamabad on February 12, 2019. PTCL Group’s revenue for the year 2018 has grown YoY by 8% to Rs. 126.2 billion as a result of positive contribution by all group companies. PTCL Group’s revenue growth in the fourth quarter accelerated to 13% YoY. Ufone revenue has increased by 13% YoY, UBank, a microfinance banking subsidiary of PTCL, hasRead More

Pakistan’s sacrifices and painstaking efforts in the War on Terror.Director General ISSI, Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry

Islamabad: Beginning as early as the Partition, coercive statecraft and hostility from our neighbor is not new, however, with the accession of hyper-nationalist elements, this attitude has become more aggressive. We have taken the right direction and strengthened our defense. With China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the evolving dynamics of SCO, we are all set to play an important role. We succeeded in the past, we’ll succeed in the future. We continue to build our Minimum Credible Deterrence. A Nuclear power of 220 million cannot be coerced.” This was statedRead More

Pakistan and Kirghistan has historical relations which can be traced back centuries ago. Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani

Islamabad: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani has said that Pakistan and Kirgizstan have good relations at parliamentary level and also enjoy cordial bilateral ties, however, economic cooperation needs to be further enhanced for mutual benefit of both the countries.  He expressed these view while talking to Ambassador of Kirgizstan Erik Beishembiev, here at Parliament House on Friday. Chairman Senate said that Pakistan and Kirgizstan have shared common ideological and political stances on major international issues and the cooperation between the two sides at parliamentary forums is remarkable. He said thatRead More

USF awards contract to Jazz for providing Mobile Broadband coverage in North Waziristan

Islamabad : Universal Service Fund (USF) awarded a contract worth PKR 192 Million to Pakistan’s leading digital communications company, Jazz. This contract has been awarded by USF under its Broadband for Sustainable Development Programme. As part of the deal, Jazz will work towards providing mobile broadband access to people of North Waziristan Agency, Frontier Region Bannu and Frontier Region Lakki Marwat. Chief Executive Officer – Universal Service Fund, Rizwan Mustafa Mir signed the contract with Ali Naseer, Chief Corporate and Enterprise Officer – Jazz. Chief Guest of the ceremony, FederalRead More