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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.

UN data shows COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men

The COVID-19 crisis will widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new UN data.

‘Amazing poetry of Akmal Lewanay must reach to coming generations’

The PTI leader Senator Zeeshan Khanzada has said Akmal Lewanay is a valuable asset for Pashto literature and his work will be honoured.

Equipment provided to ANF to strengthen border security

The procurement of this equipment was one of the agreed deliverables under the Japanese-funded UNODC project worth $6.5 million.

PRCS to set up five basic health units in merged districts

Pakistan Red Crescent Society Merged Areas (PRCS-MA) has decided to set up five basic health units (BHUs) in newly merged tribal districts.

UNDP Pakistan holds first ever virtual KP Incubation Liaison Conference

Organised by the UNDP Pakistan, the first ever virtual Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Incubation Liaison Conference (KP-ILC) 2020 concluded Friday.