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Two NGO employees kidnapped in South Waziristan

Two employees of an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) have been kidnapped from South Waziristan tribal district.

591 corona patients in Pakistan in critical condition

Spike has been witnessed in the coronavirus positivity rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rest of the country.

Merged districts students not getting admission in Punjab universities over fee issue

Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi said he will contact the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to find a solution to the problem.

Japan provides 471m Yen for building disaster resilient schools in KP

Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 471 million Japanese Yen for improvement of disaster resilient schools in KP.

Waziristan to get 3G and 4G service by June, 2021

The Ministry of Information says the 3G and 4G internet service will be provided to North and South Waziristan tribal districts by June, 2021.

Online Appeal Management System launched to ensure citizens’ right to information

International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) - “Access to Information in Times of Crisis” was celebrated on Monday.

SC orders to make public APS Judicial Commission report

The Supreme Court Friday ordered the government to make public the report of the Judicial Commission on the Army Public School attack.

Saudi Arabia to restore Umrah pilgrimage in phases

The authorities have announced to resume Umrah in phases in Saudi Arabia, which was suspended to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Interest-free loans being provided to convert brick kilns to Zigzag technology

Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC), Pakistan visited the first brick kiln adopted Zigzag technology in Pakistan.

150m additional children plunged into poverty due to COVID-19

The number of children living in multidimensional poverty has soared to approximately 1.2 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan and the US provide fortified food to malnourished children

According to National Nutrition Survey, over 40% of Pakistani children under the age of five suffer health problems because of malnutrition. 

Pakistan Reading Project concludes after improving reading skills of 1.7m children

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pakistan Reading Project concluded its programming on September 14.

Pakistan Reading Project declared 2020 International Literacy Program of the Year

The US Library of Congress Friday announced Pakistan Reading Project, as the 2020 recipient of International Literacy Program of the Year.

UNHCR steps up efforts to support flood-affected refugees and Pakistani communities

UNHCR has stepped up efforts to support hundreds of Afghan refugee and Pakistani families affected by severe rainfall and flooding.

FAO Conference highlights importance of supporting livelihoods of the most vulnerable

The FAO convened the 35th session of the Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific virtually from 1-4 September 2020 hosted by Bhutan.

UNHCR inaugurates skills development project for refugee and local women

The UNHCR on Thursday inaugurated a skills development project aimed at improving the skills of local and Afghan refugee women in Quetta.