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    Transforming Education In Pakistan Since 1947

  • Transforming thoughts into reality thru art

    The participation of judges from the Pakistan National Council of the Arts was a boost for the exhibition which helped the students to have a break in the shape of co-curricular activities...

    “The essence of art is the discovery and it could be transferred into a real sense tools to learn and discover the resources we each have within us,” said Rooha Wajid of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design...

  • Transforming Karachi through volunteerism

    During his talk about civic innovation organised by the Karachi Civic Innovation Lab in collaboration with Habib University, the Pakistan Innovation Foundation and the Karachi Youth Initiative at T2F on Thursday, Veqar Islam, co-founder of the Mera Karachi Group, explained how a pressure group like theirs came about and how it was becoming a bigger and stronger platform for those who wanted to commit to the cause...

    But what about...

  • Foreign interest transforming auto landscape

    ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) has received two formal applications from prospective investors to set up auto assembly plants in Pakistan in the greenfield category of the Automotive Development Policy 2016-21, a senior official told Dawn...

    The BoI has received another application from Haier Pakistan for setting up a plant in collaboration with Chinese automaker Foton to manufacture light and heavy-duty trucks in Lahore... ...

  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • Mobile phones ‘transforming’ Africa

    CAPE TOWN: The rapid spread of mobile phones across Sub-Saharan Africa is transforming the region, but record levels of growth are due to slow sharply, an industry report said this week...

    “Mobile technology is also playing a central role in Sub-Saharan Africa by addressing a range of socio-economic challenges, particularly digital and financial inclusion, and enabling access to vital services such as education and healthcare...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • 'There has been no change': A year on since law passed, men still kill women for 'honour' in Pakistan

    A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of "honour killings", scores of young women in Pakistan are still being murdered by relatives for bringing shame on their family...

    At least 280 such murders were recorded by the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan from October 2016 to June of this year ? a figure believed to be underestimated and incomplete...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • War in Pakistan, Afghanistan since 2001 has killed 149,000: study

    KABUL: A new study says civilian and military casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan total almost 149,000 people killed, with 162,000 seriously wounded...

    The study, called Costs of War and produced by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies, looks at war-related deaths, injuries and displacement in Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2001 to last year, when international combat troops left Afghanistan...

  • Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday...

    Leading cricket nations have shunned playing in Pakistan since the 2009 assault, in which gunmen ambushed the Sri Lankan team bus en route to the Lahore stadium, wounding at least seven players...

  • Over 190 offshore companies registered in Pakistan since 1963

    ISLAMABAD: More than 192 offshore companies have been registered in Pakistan since 1963 to do businesses in different sectors, with power generation being their latest preference...

    Data compiled by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) show that a majority of the companies have been registered in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad...

  • Test No. 1 slot beckons Pakistan for first time since start of rankings

    Pakistan have a theoretical chance of emerging as the top-ranked Test side during the ongoing summer tour of England – with a little help from Australia, and ironically, arch-rivals India...

    Currently ranked third on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) rankings for the top 10 Test sides – one notch behind India – Pakistan last held the top slot for only a brief period 28 years ago...

  • Indian soldier in custody since Sept 29 returned by Pakistan

    He had "wilfully crossed the LoC on September 29, 2016 and surrendered himself to the Pakistan Army," the press release said...

    As confusion ensued after the soldier's 'desertion' on Sep 29, 2016, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, while talking to Al Jazeera, had said that Pakistan Army had "captured an Indian soldier who was trying to enter” into Pakistani territory...

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