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  • Pakistan wins US award for combating tuberculosis

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan received a rare pat on the back in the US capital on Thursday night when it was declared the most successful country in fighting multi-drug resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB)...

    Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani, who received the TB Champion Award 2016 on behalf of the country at a ceremony at the US Institute of Peace, pointed out that Pakistan had one of the highest treatment success rates in the world...

  • World leaders pledge billions to end tuberculosis

    NEW YORK: At the first-ever high level United Nations General Assembly meeting on tuberculosis held on Wednesday, world leaders pledged to increase overall global investments for ending TB at least $13 billion annually by 2022 and seek $2 billion for closing the estimated $1...

    3 billion annual funding gap in tuberculosis research...

  • US State Dept approves proposed $125m support program for Pakistan’s F-16s

    The US State Department announced on Friday that the Trump administration is set to approve $125 million for Pakistan to provide technical support to its fleet of F-16 aircraft...

    Read: 'An unintended PR win for Islamabad': What analysts, journalists had to say about PM's trip to USDuring an unprecedented 47-minute joint press talk with the prime minister on July 21, US President Donald Trump also offered to mediate between India and...

  • IBA Karachi, Shanghai University to collaboratively offer finance program

    The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai University China, agreeing to collaboratively offer a Master of Finance program between the universities in Karachi and China, a notification posted on IBA's website said...

    Dr Iqbal was accompanied to Shanghai by Dr Nasir Afghan, Assistant Professor and Director MBA Program at IBA...

  • Unrecognised program: Comsats degree Students seek award of dual degrees

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, Central Secretary General, Anjuman Tulba Islam (ATI), Rehan Tahir and Syed Waqar Shah said that around 3,000 students were enrolled in Comsats’ dual degree programme, but the HEC was not verifying the degree of Lancaster University...

    The HEC has been claiming that Comsats had started this programme without getting prior permission from the HEC and the Pakistan Engineering...

  • IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

    MONACO: Women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe was “hounded remorselessly” over doping allegations that proved wrong, world athletics' governing body said Friday...

    “The circumstances in which Ms Radcliffe came to be publicly accused are truly shocking,” the IAAF said as it used the British runner's case to defend its own handling of accusations of widespread doping
  • India's government restores funding for HIV-AIDS program

    NEW DELHI: India's federal government says it will restore funding to the country's HIV-AIDS program months after it cut its contribution and asked regional governments to fill in the gaps...

    Nadda said late Tuesday the government was committed to combatting HIV-AIDS and that the federal government would resume fully funding India's National AIDS Control Program...

  • US rebel training program 'nuts,' ex-Pentagon chief says

    WASHINGTON: A doomed US plan now on hold to train Syrian rebel fighters outside the country to fight the Islamic State was "nuts," former defense secretary Robert Gates said...

    President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its $500 million train and equip effort in the latest embarrassment concerning a Syria strategy that has stumbled from one setback to the next
  • Obama hits out as Republicans seek to halt Syria refugee program

    "His comments came as House Speaker Paul Ryan called for a "pause" in the Syrian resettlement scheme, joining more than half of state governors urging Obama to suspend the program and fully review the vetting process to ensure that would-be attackers do not slip into the country as refugees...

    "Some Democrats shared similar views, including senior Senator Chuck Schumer who acknowledged it might be "necessary" to pause the program amid...

  • UN development program names Pakistani climber Samina Baig a goodwill ambassador

    The United Nations development program has appointed the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest as its goodwill ambassador for the country...

    A statement issued on Monday said Samina Baig will lead efforts to build national awareness and partnerships around the UN's development goals, particularly those related to climate change, environmental protection, youth and women's empowerment...

  • NASA program to track greenhouse gas canceled by Trump admin

    A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled, a US space agency spokesman said on Thursday...

    The end of the program — called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) — which tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon — was first reported by the journal Science...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

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