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Austria’s Public Diplomacy in a Dynamic Global Environment

By: Zukhruf Altaf The world is experiencing a...

Pakistan’s GDP Grows by 2.38% in FY 2023-24, Driven by Strong Agricultural Performance

ECONOMY DESK ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s real Gross Domestic Product...

The Only 45W Charging Smartphone Under PKR 35K: realme C63

TECH DESK realme, the fastest-growing smartphone brand globally,...

YOUTH

Opinions

WOMEN

Transgender-Led Pakistani Startup Registers as LLC in USA

OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: Pink Center, a startup led by transgender entrepreneurs from Pakistan, has achieved a significant milestone by registering as an LLC in Delaware, USA. This marks the first time a transgender-led business...

The Forgotten Half: Empowering Pakistani Women in the Workplace

By: Abrar Hussain As a nation, we pride ourselves on our resilience and determination, yet we neglect a crucial segment of our population – our women. Despite comprising half of our society, Pakistani women...

Pakistani SRHR Leaders Engage in ICPD30 Global Dialogue on Demographic Diversity and Sustainable Development in Dhaka

By: Asim Nawaz ISLAMABAD: A distinguished group of Pakistani SRHR Leaders recently participated in the ICPD30 | Global Dialogue on Demographic Diversity and Sustainable Development, held on May 15-16, 2024, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This...

Civil Society Supports the Amendment Bill to Prevent Child Marriage in Punjab

By: Maleeha Khan LAHORE - Human rights activists welcomed the introduction of the Punjab Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 2024, and urged the Punjab government to pass this crucial legislation to prevent child marriage. They called...

PAKISTAN

Consultative workshop for the Digital FDI Enabling Project Held

By: Zoya Anwar ISLAMABAD: A consultative workshop on the ongoing Digital Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Enabling Project was held in Islamabad on Tuesday. The discussion centered on the creation of an enabling environment to...

Health Activists Proposed 26% Increase on Tobacco Products

NEWS DESK ISLAMABAD: The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), held a briefing session with journalists on Wednesday at a local hotel in which it was shared that SPARC...

Empowering Parliamentarians for Effective Budgetary Oversight: PILDAT Hosts Insightful Briefing Session

NEWS DESK ISLAMABAD: PILDAT held a briefing session in Islamabad to enhance the understanding of the budgetary process among parliamentarians. The “Empowering Parliamentarians for Effective Budgetary Oversight” event brought together key figures to discuss...

National Burns Awareness Day’ Announced for Annual Commemoration in Pakistan

By: Maleeha Irfan ISLAMABAD: In response to the urgent need to address the alarming prevalence of burn injuries and related fatalities in Pakistan, a historic decision has been made to establish a National Burns...

HEALTH

Health Activists Urge 26% Cigarette Tax Hike in 2024-25 Budget for Economic and Public Health Benefits

OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD: The Special Investment Facilitation Council’s (SIFC) previous work on investing in better economic decisions has been appreciated. Tobacco tops the list when it comes to increasing taxes on non-essential items to...

Migraine: A Disability to Reckon With

By: Muhammad Ismail Khalid Yousaf Migraine is a debilitating, complex neurological disease, with headaches as its most significant and common symptom. It includes a range of associated symptoms such as sensitivity to light and...

WHO Report Debunks Tobacco Industry Claims on Illicit Trade, Urges Higher Taxes to Protect Youth

OUR CORRESPONDENT ISLAMABAD – A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report titled "Study on Incidence of Illicit Trade of Cigarettes in Pakistan: A Case Study for Islamabad Capital Territory" has debunked the tobacco industry's...

Speakers Urge Increased Tobacco Taxation to Protect Youth and Boost Economy

By: Maleeha Irfan ISLAMABAD: At a recent policy dialogue organized by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), speakers emphasized the urgent need to increase tobacco taxation for the...

LAST COME

SPORTS

Omar Iftikhar’s new book, Player AI, launched

By: Saman Perveiz Karachi: Muhammad Omar Iftikhar's latest book, and...

Rain Halts Opening T20 Match Between Pakistan and New Zealand

By: Asim Nawaz RAWALPINDI: The first match of the T20...

Army, Wapda triumphs All Pakistan Ramadan Cup Basketball Titles

ISLAMABAD: Unbeatable Pakistan Army and Wapda A emerged victorious...

International Cricket Schedule for Season 2024-25 Announced

By: Muhammad Saad Abbasi MELBOURNE: A Men’s five-Test Match Border-Gavaskar...

INTERNATIONAL

The Dilemma of the Iran-Pakistan Peace Pipeline

By: Abeera Rehman The Pak-Iran gas pipeline, also called the...

UNFPA Launches Equity 2030 Alliance in Asia-Pacific, Empowering Women in STEM and Finance by 2030

By: Asim Nawaz Abbasi BANGKOK: Today marks a significant milestone...

13th IAS Conference on HIV Science to be Held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2025

By: Asim Nawaz Abbasi Geneva, Switzerland: The International AIDS Society...

Environment

Invisible Threats: Navigating the Relationship between Microplastics and Humans

By: Rameen Habib A few months back during Ramadan, it was 2 a.m., and I was munching on some frozen chicken nuggets when I noticed...

GDA Launches Extensive Debris Clearance Operation in Galiyat

By: Muhammad Junaid Abbasi Abbottabad – Under the direction of Director General GDA, Mr. Shahrukh Ali, the Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) Technical Team has initiated...