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UN approves Pakistan sponsored resolution for protection of religious sites

United Nations (UN) approved a Pakistan sponsored resolution promoting religious tolerance and calling for protection of religious sites. The resolution calls for strengthened international efforts to foster a global dialogue on the promotion of a culture of tolerance and peace at all levels, based on respect for human rights and for the diversity of religions and beliefs. It also highlights increasing

Jobs of Tomorrow: WEF and Mishal joins hand for training Pakistan’s youth

Mishal Pakistan – country partner institute of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Extreme Commerce have inked an agreement aiming at training country’s youth for utilizing Pakistan’s e-commerce potential. As per the agreement, Mishal Pakistan and Extreme Commerce will work towards improving the quality of trainings, and new opportunities will be created for e-commerce and digital trade in Pakistan. Extreme

Public holiday on Feb 5 on account of Kashmir Day

The federal government has announced a public holiday on February 5 on account of Kashmir Solidarity Day. A notification issued by the Ministry of Interior on January said that 5th February 2021 shall be a public holiday for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day. The government said the Kashmir Day is being observed to “signify political and moral support in their struggle for self-determination and to

President-elect Joe Biden faces uphill task of repairing nation’s soul

As Joe Biden is set to become the 46th US president the incoming US leader faces an uphill task of repairing the soul of the country that has been battered by Donald Trump. Few presidents, if any, have taken power in circumstances such as these: a still-raging pandemic claiming lives and shredding livelihoods, a continuing threat of armed insurrection and a defiant former president who faces a US

Bilquis Edhi being considered for ‘Person of Decade’ award

Bilquis Edhi – wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi (late), has been shortlisted for ‘Person of Decade’ award for her philanthropist work and services. As per details, Impact Hallmarks – an international organization, has shortlisted Bilquid Edhi for ‘Person of Decade’ award for her role and social services. An online public poll is being carried out for public’s opinion regarding person of decade award with respect to

‘I have a dream’ – Words that still echo in America’s political, social echelons

The world remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr on ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day’ celebrated on on the third Monday of January each year to commemorate his services for social inequality, racism and injustice in the American society. Martin Luther King Jr was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and one of the most iconic, renowned and significant leader in the Civil

Indian Opposition seeks probe into Arnab Goswami’s leaked WhatsApp chat

The Indian Opposition parties have called for an investigation into security leaks as chat messages from fireband anchor Anchor Goswami have hinted towards his prior knowledge of Balakot airstrike carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2019. The senior officer of India's Republic TV Arnab Goswami is facing renewed scrutiny after his controversial chats with former Broadcast Audience Research

Pakistan army ranks among world’s 10 most powerful militaries

Pakistan army has been placed at the 10th spot in the ranking of the world’s most powerful armies by the Global Firepower Index 2021. As per these latest rankings Pakistan has improved 5 spots in the same list since 2019. The Global Firepower Index, which is an annual ranking that ranks a country according to its military strength had in 2020 placed Pakistan army at the 15th position. The index list has ranked

Govt approves Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Pakistan on Monday approved the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, a government statement said, two days after AstraZeneca's vaccine developed with Oxford University received a similar authorization. The Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) said the vaccine, manufactured by China National Pharmaceutical Group (SinoPharm), had been given emergency use approval (EUA). Pakistan's health

PM Imran Khan forms investigative body of ministers to probe Broadsheet case

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday formed a five-member inter-ministerial committee over the Broadsheet saga and directed his team to present the entire case before the masses. The committee would include Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, Babar Awan and Shehzad Akbar. The meeting of the government functionaries headed by the prime minister was given an in-depth briefing on the Broadsheet issue by Adviser on