China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) affect: Taiwanese textile companies may relocate to Pakistan — Tribune com

Lahore: Being a cheap labour market, Pakistan can transform into an excellent destination for Taiwanese textile companies, which are willing to relocate their units outside Vietnam, said Taiwan Textile Federation President Justin Huang. Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS “At present, Vietnam is crowded, which causes difficulties for Taiwanese textile firms there, such as labour shortages,” Justin…

Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today | The 3-kilometer corridor provides visa-free access to Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan | Watch Video

  (Click Guru Nanak to watch video) Tribune com Pakistan writes: LAHORE: Celebrating Sikhism: Kartarpur Corridor opens today In a landmark peace move, the Pakistan government opens the Kartarpur Corridor today, for the followers of Guru Nanak, allowing them to visit the revered Sikh Guru’s final resting place without a visa. The 3-kilometer corridor provides…

Sind, Pakistan: Study says customised mobile messages boost vaccine coverage | Voice message “Paigham-e-Sehat”, to parents and caregivers of infants

​Results from a randomised controlled trial spanning over 3,300 households in rural and urban areas of Sindh have highlighted the usefulness of SMS and voice campaigns, targeted at parents and caregivers of infants, in increasing vaccine coverage in underserved areas.  Sindh has one of the lowest rates of routine immunisation in Pakistan with seven out…

India: Urdu is the 2nd most spoken language in 5 states — Siasat com | Video: The Origin Of Urdu Language — Culture Express

Urdu is the second most spoken language in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. (…) According to Wikipedia, Urdu is the 3rd most spoken language in Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan. It is the 4th spoken language in Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and the 5th…

Kashmirʹs tormented quest for freedom: Modi and the revocation of Article 370 — Marian Brehmer reports from Kashmir on Qantara de | Watch Deutsche Welle Video

Since India scrapped its special status, tensions in Kashmir are rising once again. The conflict over the valley has defined the lives of Kashmiris for decades. Marian Brehmer reports from Kashmir The mountains, meadows and rivers of Kashmir are so reminiscent of Swiss mountain pastures that you could almost be forgiven for thinking you were…

Kashmiris are living a long nightmare of Indian colonialism — By Goldie Osuri on the Conversation com

India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in early August, and the repression and communications blackout that followed, is another step in India’s long history of colonising Kashmir. Narendra Modi’s administration effectively annexed Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian constitution, adopted in 1954 to guarantee Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status. But…

Pakistan: Students from Gilgit-Baltistan excel in first Tech Fair

The first ever Technology Fair was held in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, established by Alumni of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Gilgit. Tech Fairs, Hackathons, and Boot Camps are events designed to bring technology enthusiasts together to meet and engage in collaborative computer programming. Anusha Sadruddin, Maliha Ali, Shabina Shah, and Muskan…

Kashmir The Story | Full Documentary On The History & Timelines Of Kashmir Valley

A TIMES NOW Exclusive, this documentary series gives an insight into the conflict-ridden region, showcasing facts as they are. The purely observational piece of storytelling is an honest attempt to showcase life in the Kashmir valley. Watch Kashmir The Story here. #Kashmir #KashmirTheStory #TimesNow   Source: TIMES NOW Published on 5 Aug 2019

Four Ismailis among thirty-three members selected for the National Youth Council by Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Four young Ismailis from Pakistan have been appointed onto the 33-member National Youth Council (NYC) recently established by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. The council’s mandate is to work for the upliftment of Pakistani youth and influence national policy and decision-making. Its members are prominent figures from various fields including Education, Sports, Religion,…

Ground-Breaking Ceremony of The First Micro Finance Bank Ltd, Regional Headquarters Held on June 21 in Gilgit — ProPakistani, Pakistan

The groundbreaking ceremony of The First MicroFinanceBank Ltd (FMFB) regional headquarters building was held on Friday, June 21 2019, in Gilgit. Sultan Ali Allana, FMFB’s founding chairman and current chairman of HBL, graced the occasion as Chief Guest of the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by Aurangzeb, President HBL, Mehmood Madviwalla, Rayomond Kotwal –…

Aga Khan played important role for promoting Tourism, says President of Pakistan Arif Alvi — Pamir Times Net

Hunza: President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi has lauded Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini (Aga Khan IV) for promoting Tourism in Gilgit Baltistan, reports DND News Agency. Addressing the concluding session of three-days International Conference on Mountaineering, Eco Tourism and Hospitality at Karakorum International University (KIU), Hunza Campus here Saturday (June 29, 2019), President of…