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President COPAIR, Amna Malik represents Pakistan at the “3rd Eurasian Women’s Forum” held in St. Petersburg, Russia
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President COPAIR, Amna Malik represents Pakistan at the “3rd Eurasian Women’s Forum” held in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Third Eurasian Women’s Forum was held in St. Petersburg, Russia under the titled theme, “Women: A Global Mission in a New Reality.” The event is organized by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the inter-parliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS), with...

World Bank acknowledges progress on structural reforms in Pakistan
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World Bank acknowledges progress on structural reforms in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: (VOM) The World Bank (WB) has acknowledged that a lot of progress had been made on the implementation of structural reforms in various sectors by Pakistan, stressing that there was need to keep up the momentum to achieve the projected growth targets. According to a press statement received from the Embassy of Pakistan in...

Finance Minister Tarin expresses hope for successful outcome of negotiations with IMF
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Finance Minister Tarin expresses hope for successful outcome of negotiations with IMF

ISLAMABAD: (VOM) Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin Thursday expressed hope for the successful outcome of top-level negotiations between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for putting the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) back on track. “I believe that the progress we have made to date is really encouraging and as...

Pakistan calls for holding India accountable for “systematic” violations in IIOJK
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Pakistan calls for holding India accountable for “systematic” violations in IIOJK

UNITED NATIONS: (VOM) Pakistan has urged the UN human rights chief to hold India accountable for its “systematic” violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, saying failure to do so would further erode the credibility of her office. During an interactive dialogue with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, Ambassador Amir Khan, Pakistan’s...

‘Global Hindutva’ threatens ideals of peace, democracy & statebuilding: Munir Akram
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‘Global Hindutva’ threatens ideals of peace, democracy & statebuilding: Munir Akram

UNITED NATIONS: (VOM) A top Pakistani diplomat has urged the international community to recognize the threat ‘Global Hindutva’ poses to the ideals of democracy, peace, diversity and statebuilding, warning that the radical doctrine seeks to destabilize neighbouring countries. “The rise to power of right-wing and neo-fascist groups through electoral processes in certain countries is a...

How well represented are women in Pakistan’s rural volunteer organisations?
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How well represented are women in Pakistan’s rural volunteer organisations?

Since the 1980s, Pakistan has followed a unique model of social mobilization that has contributed greatly towards rural development and poverty alleviation. This model of social mobilization and community participation involves setting up local community organizations at the neighborhood, village and union council (UC) levels. These organizations comprise local volunteer citizens and are run like...