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6 in 10 women face restrictions when accessing internet: study

Six in ten women internet users who took part in a study face some kind of restriction from their families when using the internet.

Pakistan and US partner to prevent COVID-19 in prisons

The provision of PPE for staff and hygiene items for inmates is part of partnership between the US Mission and KP Prisons Department.

AIOU announces free education for merged districts students

AIOU Tuesday announced to continue free education for matriculation during spring semester 2021 for the students of merged districts.

Anti-rape ordinance to ensure speedy trials of rape cases

President Dr Arif Alvi has approved anti-rape ordinance 2020 aimed at ensuring speedy trials of rape cases of women and children.

Coronavirus test mandatory for crossing Torkham, Chaman borders

The government has declared coronavirus test mandatory for the citizens of Pakistan and Afghanistan crossing the Torkham and Chaman borders.

German sister Dr Chris Schmotzer awarded German Order of Merit

German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck awarded Dr. Chris Schmotzer with the Order of Merit at the German Embassy Islamabad.

UNICEF outlining plans to transport 850 tonnes COVID-19 vaccines per month

UNICEF could potentially transport up to 850 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines per month in 2021, should such quantities become available.

PM and UNDP commit to accelerate Pakistan’s digital transformation agenda

During the meeting, UNDP discussed five priority digital interventions with the PM which emerged after briefings with 15 ministries.

Pakistan, US inaugurate 155 district disease monitoring units

Government officials from Pakistan and the United States Wednesday inaugurated 155 district disease monitoring units.

Japan grants $9.5 million to Pakistan for confronting COVID-19

Japan has extended a grant assistance of JPY 1 billion to Pakistan for enhancing its capacity to confront COVID-19 and other diseases.

Travel restrictions affect Afghan patients’ timely treatment in Pakistan

Mehrab Afridi Landi Kotal: The travel restrictions imposed by the government of Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic made many Afghan citizens suffer...

Pakistan essential package of health service covers HIV prevention, treatment

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has recently launched another landmark initiative, the Essential Package of Health Services—its national version of universal health coverage. Universal...

Pakistan reports highest single day death toll from corona in 5 months

Pakistan on Monday reported the highest single day death toll from coronavirus in the last five months, which further alarmed the authorities.

Wada Akiko among recipients of Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has announced to award the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendations for fiscal year 2020.

Japanese NGO develops educational support system for children with disabilities in KPK

ISLAMABAD: Japanese NGO “AAR Japan (Association for Aid and Relief Japan)” is implementing a 3-year project “Developing educational support system for children with Disabilities...

President of Pakistan and UNDP to work together on extending digital transformation

The UNDP Pakistan aims to improve governance through digital interventions and formally develop its growing Digital Transformation portfolio.