August, 2019


Pakistan Squash Federation graced the closing ceremony.

Islamabad: Pakistan Squash Federation has organized Pakistan International Squash Tournament from  26 – 30 August, 2019 at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad.  The Finals of men & women event were played today (30 Aug, 19).  Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, Senior Vice President Pakistan Squash Federation graced the closing ceremony as Chief Guest and awarded trophies & prize money to the players. Squash legend Mr Qamar Zaman was also present along with number of dignitaries, squash players & spectators at the occasion. In Women Final, World No World No 121 AmnaRead More

Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods project (GLOF-II) conducts Adopt a Tree and Glacier cleaning campaign at Borith Zero Point

Gilgit Baltistan: With the objective to preserve the environment and reduce the impact of climate change, the Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods project (GLOF-II) conducted a Volunteer Plantation Drive today with collaboration of Karakoram International University – named ‘Adopt a Tree Campaign’- followed by a Glacier Cleaning Campaign at the Borith Zero Point.  GLOF-II is a joint initiative of the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Pakistan. The plantation drive at the KIU campus was inaugurated by Mr. Malik Amin Aslam, Advisor to Prime MinisterRead More

Thirty Pakistani Students Awarded Japan’s MEXT Research Scholarships 2019. Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan

Islamabad: Thirty Pakistani students have got the MEXT Research Scholarships 2019 which are fully funded by the Government of Japan to study in various top-ranking Japanese universities to pursue their Masters and Doctorate degrees in their respective fields of study.  The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan annually offers scholarships to international students who wish to study in graduate courses at Japanese universities as research students. The students can apply for the MEXT Research scholarships every year either through the Embassy of Japan in theirRead More

Visit of 5-Member Parliamentary Delegation from United Kingdom (UK) to Pakistan from 25-29 August 2019

Islamabad: Observing that former national cricketers are truly patriotic and can deliver their best to the players, ex-batting legend Zaheer Abbas on Tuesday urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to go for all-local coaching staff for the national team. Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq on Monday threw his name in the race for next head coach, while there are two foreign candidates — ex-Australia batsman Dean Jones and former West Indies paceman and captain Courtney Walsh — who have applied for the position of head coach while bowling coach. OtherRead More

Visit of 5-Member Parliamentary Delegation from United Kingdom (UK) to Pakistan from 25-29 August 2019

Islamabad: A 5-member delegation of British Parliamentarians, led by MP Khalid Mahmood, and comprising MP Imran Hussain and Rt. Hon. Stephen Timms, called on the Foreign Minister and discussed the current deteriorating human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K). The delegation is on a 4-day visit to Pakistan. The Foreign Minister apprised the delegation of the illegal unilateral actions by India in IOJ&K and the ruthless military siege of the valley which has continued consecutively for three weeks, without any respite, despite international condemnation and censure. The ForeignRead More

Finalists decided at World Rowing Junior Championships

Tokyo: The 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships moved on to semifinal racing at the Tokyo Olympic regatta course. The water was calmer than previous days with a tail wind and a bit of a bounce on the Sea Forest Waterway course on Tokyo Bay. Today’s racing was all about finishing in a top three position to be able to get into the finals on Sunday. Romania had the fastest time from the heats and they lined up in Semifinal One. On board was junior World Champion Florin Arteni-Fintinariu with hisRead More