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Counter Terrorism Department has arrested two kidnappers in Dodha area of Kohat. They were wanted to police in several kidnapping for ransom cases.Source: Radio Pakistan

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Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that the role of construction sector is very important in development of economy. Addressing the 4th International Expo 2017 organized by Association of Builders and Developers Karachi on Sunday, he sai...

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United States committed to increasing Access to Education for Young Women in Pakistan

Islamabad, August 10, 2017 (PPI-OT): The U.S. Government demonstrated its commitment to increasing opportunities for Pakistani women during a panel discussion focused on education, economic participation and gender equality. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jerry Bisson spoke to more than 150 participants from academia, public, private and non-profit sectors at a program sponsored by the USAID-funded Training for Pakistan Project. “Without a clear path for success, it becomes challenging to convince girls and their families that education is important for their future,” Mr. Bisson said. “Through the Training for Pakistan Project, USAID is working to create a level playing field in terms of equal access to education and work opportunities for girls and women.”

The discussion was moderated by Moneeza Hashmi, Mentoring Coordinator for USAID-supported Pathways to Success National Mentoring Program. Panellists included renowned painter and artist Saleema Hashmi, speaker and presenter Tanzila Khan, TV actress and artist Seemi Raheel, philanthropist and beautician Musarat Misbah, and lawyer and rights activist Rakhshanda Naz.

The Training for Pakistan Project works with more than 3,000 young women from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Sindh provinces to provide formal and non-formal, technical educational opportunities to empower young women in underserved areas of Pakistan by assisting them in acquiring marketable skills, to prepare them for the workplace, and to encourage them to explore entrepreneurial and employment endeavours.

More than 30 high-achieving and prominent women from IT, business, law, micro finance, banking, academia, arts, sports, and media have volunteered their participation in a national mentor network for 300 girls under the USAID-supported mentorship program. The mentors meet with their adolescent mentees and their families at least twice a month to provide them guidance on overcoming challenges and paving the way for professional success.

The Training for Pakistan project is a multi-year initiative aimed at providing participant training in the areas of education, energy, economic growth and agriculture, health, and stabilization and governance. The project utilizes a broad range of participant training resources, contributing to the capacity development of USAID partners in line with development objectives of the Government of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov

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PM hopes better decision from SC’s full bench over review plea

Prime Minister Shahid KhaqanAbbasi Wednesday said Nawaz Sharif had the full right todefend himself before the full bench of the Supreme Court inthe review petition, seeking reversal of an earlierdisqualification order by a five judge-bench.He said thou...

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OIC chief condemns killing of four soldiers by gunmen in Sinai

Jeddah (IINA) - The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the terrorist attack that resulted in the killing of four soldiers by gunmen in northern Sinai, Egypt on Wednesday.OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef Al-Oth...

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President says govt committed to development of Balochistan

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is determined to develop Balochistan and work on over one hundred small dams is in progress to resolve water issues in the province.Talking to parliamentarians in Quetta, he said that the governmen...

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