Social & Political

Social & Political
Pakistan Envoy Praises Heroism of Kashmiris
Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Munir Akram has praised the “heroism” of the Kashmiri people whose third generation was keeping alive the spirit of resistance to the Indian occupation, as he underscored the need for unity among their ranks at this critical juncture. In a keynote speech to a webinar, held in connection with the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day, Ambassador Akram assured the Kashmiri people of Pakistan’s steadfast support to their…
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UNDP, Jazz to Work Together for Promoting Youth-Led Social Innovation in Pakistan
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan and Jazz have signed a funding agreement worth USD 400,000 to promote youth-led social innovation in Pakistan through a series of SDG Bootcamps across the country. The training bootcamps will engage 800 social entrepreneurs in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and ICT/GB/AJK. Given the current COVID-19 crisis, one of the key focus areas will be to find innovative solutions to address the challenges…
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Pakistan Meets the UN Climate Goals One Decade Before Deadline in Continuation of Green Economic Legacy
It’ll be another decade until the world’s nations and firms are evaluated for the United Nations 18 Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG). Much to the delight of global conservationists, however, Pakistan has already met the criteria for SDG 13, which calls on nations to take urgent action against climate change and its effects. Pakistan isn’t the richest country, but it does have a major incentive to tackle the climate crisis,…
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Master Group came forward with another great initiative “Don’t Let Them Sleep Hungry”
The initiative to battle the prevailing hunger during this pandemic! Coronavirus outbreak paralyzed the whole world with its terror. Hunger, joblessness, lack of necessities, shortage of medical facilities, and other prevailing critical issues created havoc for all. Especially for the lower-income groups, the prevailing situation became a battle of survival. Master Group recognizing its social and moral responsibility came forward for the well-being of its fellow Pakistanis. In the fight…
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Pakistan Hires Thousands of Newly-Unemployed Laborers for Ambitious 10 Billion Tree-Planting Initiative
Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has driven thousands of workers into unemployment, the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation. According to Reuters, Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for unemployed day laborers by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign. The 5-year initiative, which was started by Prime Minister Imran Khan back in 2018, was temporarily shut…
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Over 50 Pakistani artists have donated their artwork to this Covid-19 fundraiser
What isn’t under lockdown— and might yet save us from the worst— is the goodness and charity of those who are able to help and assist in a time when it’s needed the most. This time the art fraternity of Pakistan has stepped up to play its part. Prints for Pandemic Relief, a recent initiative spearheaded and organised by three women, Seyhr Qayum, Zuneera Shah and Naeha Rashid, is an…
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Karachi University team identifies potential drugs for Covid-19 treatment
A team of researchers from University of Karachi’s (KU) Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) has identified multiple drugs that could be effective for treating Covid-19. According to a statement issued by KU’s International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), under which PCMD functions, on Sunday, the team, under the supervision of Dr Zaheerul Haq Qasmi and Dr Reazud Din, employed computational technology and initiated…
Social & Political Technology
Pakistani man wins award for global water crisis solution in UAE
Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ”24/7 Solar Desalination” is a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system to overcome the operational limitations of MED. Hybrid MEDAD cycle water production is 2-3 times higher than…