PM Imran Khan: Peaceful Afghanistan crucial to ECO success

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said peace in Afghanistan is crucial to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) states a success. Addressing the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) virtual summit opening session, Khan said the peace process in Afghanistan is crucial to the success of such physical integration in the ECO region. “I hope that… Continue reading PM Imran Khan: Peaceful Afghanistan crucial to ECO success

Ehsaas to establish a Women Empowerment Center in South Waziristan

The country’s largest social protection program of Ehsaas will establish a Women Empowerment Center (WEC) in South Waziristan this year to impart livelihood skills training to 200 deserving women annually. According to an official source, the Ehsaas extensive social safety initiative was likely to benefit over 25 percent population of South Waziristan in the year… Continue reading Ehsaas to establish a Women Empowerment Center in South Waziristan

WHO virus mission denied entry to China

An expert mission to China to find the origins of the coronavirus pandemic stumbled before it even began, with the head of the World Health Organization complaining that Beijing was blocking the team from entering the country. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was “very disappointed” with the last-minute bar on entry, in a… Continue reading WHO virus mission denied entry to China

India court bans firecrackers in pollution-hit cities citing virus surge

India’s environmental court on Monday ordered a ban on firecrackers during the country’s biggest annual festival in cities battling hazardously poor air quality, citing a link between pollution and a coronavirus surge. The National Green Tribunal said the role of pollution in the Covid-19 crisis meant that the ban was needed ahead of Diwali celebrations… Continue reading India court bans firecrackers in pollution-hit cities citing virus surge

PM Imran’s Ehsaas Program makes global headlines as best in Asia Pacific

The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) on Monday lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for the success of his Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program. The program has been praised globally for its effective outreach and transparent delivery mechanisms. In addition, IPC – IG has termed Pakistan as one of the best countries in Asia when… Continue reading PM Imran’s Ehsaas Program makes global headlines as best in Asia Pacific

Japan PM calls for UNSC reform in debut UN address

Japan’s new prime minister demanded reform of the UN Security Council during his maiden address to the organization’s General Assembly. Suga Yoshihide said he wanted the reforms “to reflect the realities of the 21st century” and called it “an urgent task” as the UN marks its 75th anniversary. “The UN is in need of neutral… Continue reading Japan PM calls for UNSC reform in debut UN address

UN says pandemic could inflict severe damage on youth

The United Nations warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis could have a severe and lasting impact on the life prospects of young adults without swift remedial action. The UN’s International Labour Organization said the career prospects of people aged 18 to 29 were taking a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, while students faced a “gloomy… Continue reading UN says pandemic could inflict severe damage on youth

WHO sees hope despite looming 750,000 virus death toll

The World Health Organization insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the suffering behind the looming landmarks of 750,000 deaths and 20 million cases. With both figures expected to be reached within days, the WHO stressed it was never too late to take action to suppress the COVID-19 crisis that… Continue reading WHO sees hope despite looming 750,000 virus death toll