ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,000 women entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas of Pakistan are now successfully marketing their homemade products online.
This was made possible after they got digital marketing training under the “Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme” offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which started in 2011.
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(by Dr Mohammad Taqi) Mr Sharif has started an open-ended process without defining the brief he has given his committee, and what it means for those already affected by terrorism. Neither Mr Sharif nor his team apparently knows what their bottom line is
The history of talks between the Pakistani state and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and . . . → Read More: TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke
ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee has accused officers of housing ministry, especially its estate office, of extorting huge amounts of money from government employees for allotment of official residences to them.
“The estate office receives bribes of between Rs500,000 and Rs800,000 from poor government employees and only then does it allot official houses to them,” disclosed . . . → Read More: Ministry officials accused of extorting bribes
On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.
The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has . . . → Read More: A moment of silence? No, realization
The federal government expects to restore control in all regions of Pakistan’s tribal belt soon, said Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs.
“We have restored the writ of the state in six out of seven agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata),” Aziz said. “For . . . → Read More: Sartaj Aziz: Writ of state to be established in tribal areas
By Hunain Naseer
At a meeting held on Monday at the Prime Minister House. PM Nawaz Sharif directed attendees to expedite the formulation of anti-terror laws in the country.
The attendees including Ch. Nisar, Minister for Interior, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Chief of General Staff Lt. General Ashfaq Nadeem, Director General ISI . . . → Read More: Quick formulation of anti terrorism laws needed
By Owen Bennett-Jones
Most Pakistanis have concluded that drones are illegal, cruel and counterproductive. And many in the west agree, seeing drones as Orwellian weapons that enable the US, UK and Israel (and presumably others will follow) to kill individuals at will, at no physical risk to drone operators and, crucially, . . . → Read More: Not all are against the use of drones
Taking exception to the continued absence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Senate, opposition members on Thursday accused him of violating the constitution under which he was equally responsible for both houses of parliament.
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By Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott Clark
Five years on, this is what we now know. A valued CIA proxy, who infiltrated the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), a banned Pakistani Islamist outfit, planned the Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed, and more than 300 injured. David Headley, an American citizen, conceived, scoped and ran supplies . . . → Read More: United States role in Mumbai Attacks