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Three Rs443 million projects for Karachi launched - 2001-08-18

President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Saturday launched three major projects for Karachi which will be completed within two years at a cost of over Rs443 million.

Unesco heritage distinction award for Ganish-Hunza - 2003-04-08

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/04/08/nat26.htm

Hunza has once again achieved Unesco's Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation, a statement issued here on Monday said.The award of distinction for the year 2002 has been given to Ganish, a small settlement in central Hunza in the Northern Areas, for preserving four historical mosques.
In all, 142 entries from 37 Asia-Pacific countries competed for the Award, bringing to world attention the high quality of conservation work being done around the region.

Privatization Programme Is Transparent: Hafeez - 2004-01-13

Source: 
www.paknews.com/main.php?id=5&date1=2004-01-13

Pakistan's privatization programme Has been very transparent and effective. This was stated by the Federal Minister for investment and Privatization, Senator Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, while talking to Reporters at a local hotel on Monday.He said that the transaction of Habib Bank has been Excellent which has earned a good name for Pakistan the world over. The Minister said that the entire international community understands that Pakistan's privatization programme has been very transparent and effective.

QNB joins consortium in top bid for Habib Bank - 2003-07-21

Source: 
www.gulf-times.com/2003/07/22/finance.htm

The two most serious contenders for the privatisation of Pakistan?s Habib Bank Ltd are the consortium of Supreme Council and Qatar National Bank and the Aga Khan Fund, it has been learnt.Some 19 buyers have conveyed their interest to the Privatisation Commission for the acquisition of the management stake in Habib Bank, insiders have said.

Rs3.6bn being spent on TPP - 2004-02-06

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/02/07/local14.htm

The government is spending around Rs3.6 billion on the provision of educational as well as nutritional facilities to girl child under the Tawana Pakistan Programme (TPP).The TPP is being run in about 650 schools in the poverty- stricken areas and aims at providing about 0.5 million girls with access to education in about 5,300 primary schools in rural areas.

Prince Karim Aga Khan calls on President - 2005-12-01

President General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday appreciated the donations made by Prince Karim Aga Khan to help the people affected by October's earthquake and for the reconstruction of the devastated areas.Talking to Prince Aga Khan, who called on him here, he also applauded the efforts undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network in the relief assistance for the people in the earthquake affected areas.
Prince Karim Aga Khan is visiting Pakistan to express solidarity with the people in the earthquake-affected areas that devastated parts of NWFP and Azad Kashmir on October 8.

Prince Karim Aga Khan given warm send-off - 2003-05-03

Source: 
www.jang.com.pk/thenews/

Prince Karim Aga Khan, thespiritual leader of Ismaili community, was given a warm send-off today at Chaklala airbase. Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Northern Areas, States and Frontier Regions, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao seen off the distinguished guest. During his three days stay in Pakistan, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan held meetings with President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafar Ullah Khan Jamali, Chairman Senate, Ministers of Finance, Privatization and Education besides meeting with staff of Aga Khan Development Network in Pakistan.

Prince Karim Agha Khan arrives Prince Karim Aga Khan gets warm welcome - 2003-05-03

Source: 
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=24046 frontierpost.com.pk/topstories.asp#26

Prince Karim Agha Khan arrived in Pakistan here at Chaklala air base on Friday.Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Northern Areas, States Frontier region, Aftab Ahmed Sherpao received the distinguished guest.
During his three-day visit in Pakistan, Prince Agha is schedule to call on President and Prime Minister of Pakistan besides meeting the Chairman of the Senate and other Federal ministers.
He would also review various projects of Agha Khan Development Network in this regard.
Prince Agha Khan meets President Musharraf

President To Discuss Bilateral And Int'l Issues With French Leaders - 2003-07-01

Source: 
www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=30&date1=2003-07-01

President General Pervez Musharraf will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues besides exploring avenues to increase economic and trade ties with French leaders during his forthcoming three-day visit.
The President who is on a four-country official visit will arrive in Paris on July 2. He will hold talks with his French counterpart Jacque Chirac soon after his arrival. He would meet with French Parliamentarians of both houses. The Foreign Minister of France Dominique de Vilepin will host a dinner for the President and his delegation in the evening.

Prime Minister suggests need to modify education system in country - 2005-12-03

Source: 
app.com.pk/n56.htm

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here Saturday called upon students in particular and people in general to realize that 21st century focusses on a global society and knowledge based economies where education is to play a key role.

Speaking at Aga Khan University Convocation of 2005 batch, comprising graduates of medical college, school of nursing and institute for educational development, Mr. Aziz said it will be educational quality of the work force that will determine the country's economic performance.

NGOs connect UNHCR with Afghan refugees in Pakistan - 2003-05-23

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cgi.wn.com/?action=display&article=20986755&template=worldnews/index.txt&index=recent

A family of Afghans climb between two trucks as they assemble for the return journey from Lahore to Afghanistan. ? UNHCR/J.ReddenWhen dignitaries gathered this month to see off more than 500 Afghan refugees, UNHCR and the Pakistan government shared the podium with a relief agency that had been key to their effort to contact the refugees and organise returns from a city where refugees are submerged among 6 million Punjabis.

NGOs' role in social development hailed - 2004-04-07

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/04/08/nat18.htm

Civil society organizations have an impressive history of substantial contribution to the socio-economic and political development in the country and there are new opportunities evolving gradually for NGOs.
Pakistan has also an excellent record of civil society organizations' contributions to the country's social, economic and political development.
These observations were made by the Consul General of the United States in Karachi, Douglas C. Rohn, while speaking at a launching workshop of the NGO Institutional Management and Certification Programme (IMCP) held here on Wednesday.

Pak agri researcher represents country at French forum - 2000-09-15

Syed Hassan Raza, Assistant professor in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France last month. Representing Pakistan he exchanged views with numerous actors of mountainous areas development around the world.

..........The 1st World Mountain Forum gathered researchers and policy makers from all over the world from Nepalese to Bolivians.

Pak agri researcher represents country at French forum - 2000-08-01

Syed Hassan Raza, Assistant professor in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France last month. Representing Pakistan he exchanged views with numerous actors of mountainous areas development around the world.

..........The 1st World Mountain Forum gathered researchers and policy makers from all over the world from Nepalese to Bolivians.

Pakistani nurses to get training according to international standard - 2003-06-02

Source: 
www.pakistanlink.com/headlines/june%2003/02/15.html

It has been decided by Overseas Pakistanis Foundation to train Pakistani nurses according to international standards that they may be in a better position to compete in international job market.A meeting took place between Federal Minister for Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis Mian Abdul Sattar Laleka and President Agha Khan University Hospital, Dr Shams Qasim Lakha here, says an official release here Sunday.

Pakistan's Neglected Northern Areas Now on Development Map - 2003-10-22

Source: 
www.oneworld.net/article/view/71058/1/

The mountainous Northern Areas of Pakistan bordering China and Indian administered Kashmir, finally have a chance of emerging from poverty and backwardness, thanks to increasing attention from international donors, particularly a US $123,641 grant from Japan last week.The Northern Areas, home to 1.2 million people spread across 1,123 villages, were unrepresented in Parliament for the last 57 years. For all practical purposes, they are governed directly by Pakistan's federal government.

Ministers' committee working out strategy: PTCL privatization - 2004-01-28

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/01/28/ebr1.htm

A committee of cabinet ministers is working out a strategy for the privatization of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and will finalize its recommendations before June this year.The committee comprising ministers and senior officials have been asked to recommend the best possible strategy for the privatization of PTCL. Well-placed sources say the committee is confronted with a pressing issue, that is, if PTCL is offered to a single group of strategic investor it will create a giant monopoly.

Present Govt's Commitment To Reform Education Sector Visible - 2003-12-06

Source: 
www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=4&date1=2003-12-07

Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Saturday said that the present government has convincingly showed that it is committed to upgrading and reforming the education sector.
'New education initiatives are being implemented that will enhance primary school enrolment, increase training opportunities for teachers and school administrators, spread literacy and encourage public-private partnership for education. Within these programmes many opportunities exist for cooperation between the government and the Aga Khan University'.

Ministry to launch training courses for nurses - 2003-08-04

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/08/04/nat13.htm

The ministry of overseas Pakistanis will launch two training programmes for nurses so that they could avail job opportunities abroad.Sources in the ministry told this reporter that the programmes would be launched in Islamabad and Karachi to impart training to 3,500 nurses. They said during the training, the nurses would be provided boarding and lodging facilities, besides a monthly stipend of Rs5,000.
The nurses will also attend language classes in the National University of Modern Languages, they added.

Multi-Stakeholders Forum Created In Northern Areas - 2004-08-28

Source: 
www.paknews.com/main.php?id=1&date1=2004-08-28

A non-government organizations have formed a mega forum involving various stockholders of the region to encourage public participation and promote awareness for participatory planning and integrated programming in the Northern Areas.


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