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Education for All

No Corporal punishments please

Right to Information creates informed citizenry

Zero tolerance for violence against women

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Climate, Culture and Change!

By Anusha Sherazi

Food security has jumped up the agenda at Durban climate conference

Courtesy: Ecologist

Author: Olivier De Schutter


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Though conflict is heading towards lower ebb in Pakistan after successful operations and political determination, need for accelerating the efforts for de-radicalization, counter narrative and peace building is emerged as all levels.

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Zardari for revisiting triangular relationship between capital, labor and skill

Islamabad April 30, 2016 (INFN): On the eve of the International Labor Day the Pakistan People’s Party wishes to re-affirm its commitment to never permit sacking of workers in the name of privatization and to strive for defending the dignity of the workers, the peasants and the wage earners. The Party also pays homage on this occasion to the workers within the country and throughout the world who have made huge sacrifices in the struggle for protecting labor right more

International WaterDay

Water scarcity threatens survival of country, FPCCI calls for water conservation

Abdul Rauf Alam, on March 22, 2016 expressed grave concern over depletion of water resources terming it the greatest threat to the survival of country and harm the industrial sector. more...

2-day physical safety and digital security media workshop

No story is worth dying for, safety first while undertaking journalistic duties: Experts
ISLAMABAD, 25th October 2015 (INFN): A professional, balanced, planned and ethical reporting reduces risks for journalists and media workers to a larger extent. The journalists should internalize that no story is worth dying for and safety and security should be the first priority while using digital space for journalistic work more...

Not enough water and sanitation aid and budget reaching to those who needs most

Just PKR 53 has been received in water and sanitation aid for each person in Pakistan on average for the years 2010-2012, according to a startling new report, Bridging the Divide, released by the international development charity WaterAid on the eve of World Water Day (22 March 2014).more..

President FPCCI Chairs D-8 FCCI meeting in Tehran

D-8 to emerge as one of world’s most promising trade blocs: Zubair Ahmed Malik

The President FPCCI and President D-8 Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (D-8 FCCI), Zubair Ahmed Malik chaired the first committee meeting on finalization of D-8 FCCI Statute and 8th D-8 FCCI presidents meeting held in Tehran.more..

Inspiring tale of self-employment Luck matters, but hard work pays

Muhammad Asif, who repairs sewing machines for a living, is happier than most employed men. He believes that if one learns any trade or work with keen interest he can be successful in life. He became a successful sewing machine technician by a stroke of luck. Earlier he did not have any goal in his life.more...

A desperate mother yells out cry for getting her daughters the basic right -- Education

Widowed Shama Shafqat’s appeal for educating her daughters There is much hue and cry in almost every part of the world that the level of literacy should be increased more..

A wake-up call for NGOs working against child labour

It is indeed hard to believe, but it is true! A ten-year-old boy, Shehryar, is living in the capital, hundreds of kilometres away from his family, to pay the debt of Rs50,000 in installments incurred on his elder sister’s wedding in Sargodha. The minor boy toils at the shop of a motorcycle mechanic in Sector G-9’s I&T Centre from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for earning Rs50 per day more..

Civil Society urges UN Secretary General to do more on MDGs progress

The Secretary-General’s report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 goals, A Life of Dignity for All: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015, was released on 14 August. It is the 2013 edition of the Secretary-General’s annual report on MDGs progress, ahead of the 25 September General Assembly Special Event on the MDGs and post-2015 development agenda. more..

 

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Fatima Jinnah Park: some grey areas need attention Being the largest in the capital, the Fatima Jinnah Park is assumed to be the best facilitated park in Islamabad. Yet, regular visitors to the park believe that the humongous facility is beset with numerous grey areas which the city’s managers need to work upon.

Traders claim compensation for G-9 fire incidentTrade Union of G-9 Markaz has put forward its demand asking for compensation for their losses in the fire incident that took place a couple of days ago which affected their business on a large scale.

500,000 heroin u sers in Pakistan: World Drug Report-2010 “Pakistan has approximately 500,000 heroin users, estimated to have consumed around 19 metric tons (MT) of heroin in 2008,” reveals the recently released World Drug Report (WDR)-2010, released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

AIDS 2010 Heralds Continued Innovation in Global AIDS Response Exciting New Avenues of Research and Policy Drive Expansion of HIV Treatment Access, Use of Antiretroviral to Prevent Infections and Pursuit of a Cure

Mohiudding joins as Member Planning Commission Former Additional Chief Secretary Balochistan and ex-Director General Gwadar Development Authority (GDA), Ghulam Mohiuddin Mari Monday joined Planning Commission as Member infrastructure in the Planning and Development Division.

Rights protections can ensure Universal Access to HIV treatment Release of Important New Research that Could Empower Women to Lower Risk of HIV Infection Highlights the Intersection of Science and Human Rights

Exhibition of miniature painting at Nomad Gallery A remarkable amalgam of skills and aesthetics, the incorporations of the traditional technique of miniature painting into a contemporary imagery, the presentation of seriously perceived and artistically executed ideas, is just a hint of what the exhibition of miniature paintings, has to offer to the art lovers from 21st July to 15th August 2010, at Nomad Gallery F-6/1, Islamabad.

Japanese Park: a masterpiece of negligence Established in 1985 as a gift from Japan for Pakistani children, the Japanese Park -- also known as Play Land -- has been a favourite spot for people of all ages but is currently in a deplorable state for want of maintenance.

Action on climate change will shape future of poor countries Climate change will reverse years of work reducing poverty in the developing world without strong, urgent action, according to a report released today. The Future Climate for Development calls on governments and NGOs to build climate change into their economic development programmes to help low-income countries manage its impacts and seize new opportunities as the world shifts to a low-carbon economy.

Rise in mercury: twin city residents swarm water-resorts

Fruits and vegetables’ price hike – is it the way to welcome Ramadan?

Global warming: a silent killer

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Eradicate Worst Form of Child Labour

Protect the Children
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‘Lucky Irani Circus’ unlucky for kids as child labour is at its zenith
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Livelihood at the cost of childhood
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Profile of a child of slum Daud committed to changing his society
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Child labour: Circus at the cost of study
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