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  • Women’s university celebrates its 12th foundation day

    PESHAWAR: Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWU) observed its 12th foundation day with a resolve to provide talented girls of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa an environment where they could prove their mettle in all the fields of higher education...

    The university was decorated with pink balloons and artworks of the students as educationists, government officials and a large number of faculty and students gathered under a white...

  • Sindh CM asks local administration to provide space for Edhi Foundation’s office in Thatta

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday directed the Hyderabad commissioner to make necessary arrangements for the provision of space for Edhi Foundation’s office in Thatta...

    Taking notice of the press conference held by Faisal Edhi and Bilquis Edhi on Wednesday, the chief minister said that Edhi Foundation was doing a great service to humanity and no one would be allowed to occupy their property or disturb their welfare...

  • Edhi Foundation’s centre in Thatta sealed over property dispute

    KARACHI: The Edhi Foundation, the country’s top charity, announced on Wednesday that the local administration had shut its Thatta centre on the orders of a local court...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Faisal Edhi, the head of the Edhi Foundation, said that the charity’s Thatta centre had been closed...

  • US, India lock horns over Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

    The comments also came against the backdrop of the regulatory action taken against several NGOs, including the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace India...

    This is the fourth time the US government is taking up the issue of strictures against NGOs in the past couple of weeks, ever since the ministry froze accounts of environmental NGO Greenpeace and directed Ford Foundation to submit all its funding for clearance...

  • Literary Notes: Sarkari babus, literary institutions and National Book Foundation

    Another good example of a scholar doing well as the head of an academic and literary organisation is Dr Inamul Haq Javed who, after taking the charge about a year ago, has infused a new life into the National Book Foundation...

    Recently, it has expanded its presence and established branches in other cities, including Faisalabad, Multan, Wah Cantt, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Sukkur, Larkana and Jacobabad... ...

  • India restricts US charity Ford Foundation's funding

    NEW DELHI: India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organisations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said Friday...

    A home ministry order says the foundation has been placed on a "watch list" to ensure funds are used for “bonafide welfare activities without compromising on concerns of national interest and security”...

  • India places Ford Foundation on ‘watch list’

    NEW DELHI: India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organisations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said on Friday...

    A home ministry order says the foundation has been placed on a “watch list” to ensure funds are used for “bona fide welfare activities without compromising on concerns of national interest and security”... ...

  • Saudi foundation pledges $50m to eradicate measles

    NEW YORK: A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation said on Monday it will give $50 million to the United Nations children’s agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to Unicef’s efforts...

    “You have to do whatever you can,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation...

  • Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation barred from organising political, religious activities

    The federal capital's administration on Friday imposed a ban on all political and religious activities by Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation, declaring it an "unregistered entity"...

    Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad had received an application for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Shuhada Foundation for a ceremony to be held in remembrance of the 'martyrs' of the military crackdown on Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa on July 7... ...

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