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Hong Kong mulls stay-at-home order during mass testing

Mass testing is a very good opportunity for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to control and reverse the worsening epidemic situation, and the SAR government needs to ramp up efforts to mobilize resources as much as possible to facilitate citywide testing, including arranging more quarantine facilities or seeking help from the central government...

Russia
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Ukraine conflict: Dread in Kyiv as huge Russian convoy advances

The first day of March swept in with an icy blast of wind and snow; the sixth day of Russia’s invasion unfolds with a gnawing sense of foreboding. Satellite images convey, with searing clarity, the pace of Russia’s progress towards Kyiv. A serpentine armoured convoy, some 65km (40 miles) long, bristling with tanks and troops,...

Pakistan seeks to bolster ties with African countries under “Engage Africa” policy: Sadiq Sanjrani
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Pakistan seeks to bolster ties with African countries under “Engage Africa” policy: Sadiq Sanjrani

Islamabad: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in a meeting with Pakistan newly-designated Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Murad Baseer, who called on the Senate Chief, has stressed the need to resuscitate and reinforce political, economic and defence relations with Zimbabwe and other African countries. The Chairman felicitated the newly-designated Ambassador with best wishes for his future endeavours...

Ehsaas Rashan committee revises the eligibility criteria to benefit low-income families
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Ehsaas Rashan committee revises the eligibility criteria to benefit low-income families

Islamabad: Under the Ehsaas umbrella, the meeting of the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Steering Committee was convened today at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD). Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM chaired the meeting. The meeting commenced with the briefing on the roll out progress of Ehsaas Rashan Riayat. The steering committee was informed that...

Standing Committee on Housing and Works endorses the budgetary proposals
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Standing Committee on Housing and Works endorses the budgetary proposals

Islamabad, (VOM) : The Standing Committee on Housing and Works endorses the budgetary proposals relating to Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the financial year 2022-23 of Ministry of Housing and Works and its attached departments/sub-ordinate offices with the direction to the Ministry that all those development schemes “Ongoing or Suspended” having more than 50%...

economic ties
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Tajik Envoy, KPBOIT pledge resolve to uplift economic ties

The Ambassador of Tajikistan Ismatullah Nasruddin and the delegation visited the office of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment to call on Special Assistant to Chief Minister on industries Mr. Abdul Karim Khan, Vice Chairman KPBOIT Mr. Said Mahmood and CEO KPBOIT Dr. Hassan Daud Butt. Peshawar: Tajikistan and the KP government on Monday agreed...

G-B Investment Conference
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“G-B Investment Conference” held in UAE at “Dubai EXPO 2020”

Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Muhammad Khalid Khurshid Khan in his address stated that his government is keen to facilitate Pakistani and international investors if they want to avail investment and business opportunities in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Dubai: The Gilgit Baltistan (GB) organized “G-B Investment Conference” at Dubai EXPO 2020,...

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Tajik Envoy, KPBOIT pledge resolves to uplift economic ties

The Ambassador of Tajikistan Ismatullah Nasruddin and the delegation visited the office of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment to call on Special Assistant to Chief Minister on industries Mr. Abdul Karim Khan, Vice Chairman KPBOIT Mr. Said Mahmood and CEO KPBOIT Dr. Hassan Daud Butt. Peshawar: Tajikistan and the KP government on Monday agreed...

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India’s hijab restrictions violate international human rights law- HRW

The recent protests in India’s Karnataka state over the wearing of the hijab, or headscarf, in educational institutions, have exposed communal rifts in India that are increasingly fueled by divisive political campaigns. These rifts are so strong, they have even led to temporary school closures in the state over the hijab issue. The government’s hijab restrictions in...

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UNDP

KPK , U.S. Embassy and UNDP hold groundbreaking ceremony for Agriculture Training Centers in Merged Areas   Islamabad, (VOM) — Planning and Development (P&D) Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the U.S. Embassy’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a groundbreaking ceremony for Agriculture Training Centers (ATCs) in...