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…

AKAH and KIU sign MoU to collaborate on research, training for reducing vulnerability of mountain communities — Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: (PR) The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat has signed an MoU with Karakoram International University, Gilgit, to work on advancing the state of living conditions and reduce the vulnerability of mountain communities. GILGIT: Vice Chancellor of KIU and CEO of AKAH signing the Memorandum of Understanding after a meeting. This partnership will encourage and…

Prime Minister, Imran Khan inaugurates the 400 year old historic “Picture Wall” of Lahore Fort | The conservation of the western façade has been carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

Lahore, Pakistan, 4 May 2019 – Imran Khan, Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan inaugurated the restoration of the 400-year-old “Picture Wall” of Lahore Fort. The Picture Wall is one of the principal features of the Lahore Fort UNESCO World Heritage Site. Speaking on the occasion, Imran Khan, Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan emphasised…

Pakistan: Awaken the Entrepreneur in You —By Enara Ramzan Dossa

The Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Pakistan, in collaboration with Accelerate Prosperity Pakistan (APP), an initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network, held an entrepreneurship development seminar for the Southern, Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions at the Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL) auditorium.  145 aspiring entrepreneurs took part in the event. The goals…

Video: English Language Enhancement Programme in Pakistan

The English Language Enhancement Programme (ELEP) is an 8-level English Language Diploma Programme that is adopted from Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) to provide English Language teaching to the Jamat. Click to watch at source The Educators certified by PACC are utilized to offer English Language Courses in the Jamat across Pakistan. The programme is…

Pakistan: Your guide to watching PSL matches in Karachi — GEO TV

The city of lights is all set to welcome the Pakistan Super League (PSL) action from Saturday. The fans are ready to see their favourite cricketers in action, the historic National Stadium has a fresh new look, the roads are lit up, and the teams are raring to go. As millions of cricket fans follow…