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USAID provides two mobile libraries

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Pakistan Reading Project, funded by the US Agency for Inter­national Development (USAID), launched two mobile libraries in Karachi. Sindh Education Secretary Fazlullah Pechuho was among those who attended the launching ceremony, said a press release issued here on Wednesday. Under the project, 6,000 computer tablets are also being provided to the first and […]

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What is causing decline in vulture population?

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The use of fatal drugs to treat livestock has pulled down the population of endangered white-backed and long-billed vultures by over 90 percent in Pakistan, the WWF-Pakistan said on Tuesday. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), which the farmers use to treat their livestock includes diclofenac sodium, aceclofenac and keoprofen that the WWF-Pakistan has termed ‘fatal’ […]

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USAID, UNDP provide training to Karachi youth

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke visited the Gul Ahmed Textile factory recently to meet young trainees learning garment manufacturing skills funded by USAID. As part of the $3 million Youth Employment Program, USAID is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to increase income and employment opportunities for Karachi […]

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13 scholarships approved for IMSciences students

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PESHAWAR: The Pak-USAID Need-Based Merit Scholarship Programme and IMSciences Fata Need-Based Merit Scholarship Programme have approved a total of 13 fully-funded scholarships, worth Rs 5.5 Million for the financially needy and talented students of IMSciences Peshawar. The News

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US consulate says has programmes to support journalists

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KARACHI/UMERKOT: US Consul General Brian Heath has said that US Consulate General Karachi has many programmes to support Pakistani journalists and cited US State Department funding and support for the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. This he expressed while talking to journalists during his visit to […]

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Language barriers: US mission launches Urdu websites

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KARACHI: The United States mission’s Urdu language websites were launched by US ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson, during his visit to Karachi on Tuesday. “We now have comprehensive Urdu-language web sites at the embassy in Islamabad as well as our three consulates in Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi,” said Ambassador Olson. Recognising the importance of providing […]

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Web portal for journalists launched

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Islamabad: A web portal was launched here Saturday containing complete database of the journalist community of Pakistan, highlighting the challenges confronting them and registration of complaints. The web portal www.pfuj.com.pk, also the official website of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has been developed under a project funded by the USAID. Pakistan Information, Communication and […]

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‘Use of authentic information most valuable tool for journalists’

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KARACHI: Nisar Khuhro, the Sindh Minister for Education and Literacy, while emphasising on the importance of information management, termed access to authentic information as the most valuable tool for a journalist. He was addressing a certificate distribution ceremony of participating journalists in 2-day media training workshop on Information Management. It was organised by the Skill […]

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5 research studies on gender based violence launched in Punjab

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LAHORE: Aurat Foundation (AF), under its USAID funded Gender Equity Program (GEP), launched five research studies on gender based violence (GBV) on Thursday that provides a comprehensive analysis of some crucial aspects of GBV prevalent in Pakistani society. The researches include ‘A Primary Data Research Study on Domestic Violence’ by Sebcon; ‘A Research Study on […]

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