Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia
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Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (AFP/WNP/DL): With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan’s only Asian elephant threw a farewell party for the creature ahead of its relocation to Cambodia following years of campaigning by animal rights activists. The plight of Kaavan, an overweight, 35-year-old bull elephant, has drawn international condemnation and highlighted the woeful […]

Pakistan’s dependency on a single river system is extremely risky: Steffen Kudella
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Pakistan’s dependency on a single river system is extremely risky: Steffen Kudella

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Monday, November 23, 2020 (WNP/DL): Resident Representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Dr. Steffen Kudella Monday said Pakistan’s dependence on a single river system is extremely risky. In order to reduce this risk, he said the country needs to fight water shortages, promote reforestation, maintain water infrastructure, harvest more rainfall, and […]

Collective efforts must for COVID-19, climatic issues redressal: Ambassador Kaminara
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Collective efforts must for COVID-19, climatic issues redressal: Ambassador Kaminara

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Sunday, October 25, 2020 (WNP/DL): European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara Sunday said collective efforts were required to address the international issues particularly COVID-19 and climate change. She said while talking to this scribe, the United Nations (UN) was the only platform to response the global issues accordingly. Since […]

Pakistan, Iraq intertwine in social, religious, culture bonds: Mandviwalla
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Pakistan, Iraq intertwine in social, religious, culture bonds: Mandviwalla

ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (WNP/DL): Senate Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla Wednesday said Pakistan and Iraq are intertwined in social, religious and cultural similarities and these bonds keep the people of the two sides connected with each other. He said this during a meeting with Ambassador Iraq Hamed Abbas Lafta here at the Parliament House. […]

Digitalization has no borders- Dr Steffen
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Digitalization has no borders: Dr Steffen

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Sunday, October 18, 2020 (WNP/DL): Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Resident Representative in Pakistan Dr Steffen Kudella said digitalization had no borders as it had brought the people much closer. Addressing the 9th international conference on ‘The Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics, (Dis) Integration and Reformation in the Borderland’, […]

No scientific evidence to support death penality: Ambassador Androulla
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No scientific evidence to support death penalty: Ambassador Androulla

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Friday, October 09, 2020 (WNP/DP): European Union (EU) Ambassador Androulla Kaminara said the EU had a principled position against the death penalty in all the circumstances and for all the cases that it was unnecessary. Addressing the event on the eve of World Day against the Death Penalty, she said, “There […]

Education officers to visit 7 schools per day to ensure health guidelines
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Education officers to visit 7 schools per day to ensure health guidelines

ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (WNP/DL): Primary schools will open in the twin cities today (Wednesday) in the third phase of educational institutions reopening, following months shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has directed all area education officers to visit at least seven schools every day to ensure […]

US Embassy to resume student visa services from Oct 1
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US Embassy to resume student visa services from Oct 1

ISLAMABAD, Monday, September 28, 2020 (WNP/DL): The United States Embassy in Islamabad is pleased to announce that beginning on Thursday, October 1, 2020, we will resume student visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi. We are proud of the long tradition of student exchanges between Pakistan and […]

Dawat-e-Islami to remain apolitical: Ilyas Qardri
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Dawat-e-Islami to remain apolitical: Ilyas Qardri

By Rehan Khan ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2020 (WNP/DL): Dawat-e-Islami Founder Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri Thursday night reiterated his resolve that Dawat-e-Islami would remain out of politics in future too as political gimmicks used in present arena mismatched the true spirit of Islam. He said this while marking 39th birth anniversary of Dawat-e-Islami on Madani […]

NESPAK ranked on ENR Magazine Top Int'l Firms list
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NESPAK ranked on ENR Magazine Top Int’l Firms list

ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): Under an unprecedented development, NESPAK under the leadership of Dr. Tahir Masood, has been ranked this year on ENR Magazine Top International /Global Construction Management/Program Management Firms list, published as part of the ENR Top International/Global Contractors feature in the August 17/24 issue of ENR, a US-based ranking magazine. […]

Chevening Scholarships 2020-21: 53 Pakistani scholars selected for master's degree programme in UK
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Chevening Scholarships 2020-21: 53 Pakistani scholars selected for master’s degree programme in UK

By Rehan Khan ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): As many as 53 Pakistani scholars have been selected for Chevening Scholarship 2020-21 and they will be studying a Master’s degree in top universities in the UK for the time period of one year. In a tweet, the British Embassy in Pakistan said: “For the first […]

PN Command & Staff Conference reviews geostrategic environment, national security
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PN Command & Staff Conference reviews geostrategic environment, national security

ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Wednesday chaired the Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. The Field Commanders participated in the conference through Video Tele-conference from respective Field Headquarters. Matters related to geostrategic environment, national security, operational preparedness, training and welfare […]