FAO distributes Rabi packages in newly merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Peshawar: 14 November 2019, Peshawar – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has started distribution of Rabi packages to 8 000 households, including 410 women-headed households, in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. These packages are being distributed under the DFID-supported project, “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Merged District Programme,” where FAO is providing 50-kilograms of certified wheat seeds, 25-kilograms of pea seeds and Rhode grass fodder seeds to each household. Another 1 000 farming families were provided these packages under the project supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The improved climate resilient crops seed packages are provided […]


Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event scheduled for 7th/8th November

Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) is organizing its Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event as part of its 10th Annual Convention on 7th & 8th November 2019 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM at PAFSOM Arena, Islamabad. The theme of the event this year is “Inclusive Education: Leaving no one behind” with the subthemes include Education & Disability          Abidjan Principles for Privatization of Education SDG 4 progress                      Financing for Education   This learning event will provide a unique opportunity to discuss major opportunities, challenges on topics with reference to national and international discourse and brainstorm future initiatives […]


A Success for Transgender Community in Pakistan

Safeer Ullah Khan Transgender community faces multiple challenges in Pakistan. It is only recently that they have been recognized as a separate gender by the State of Pakistan, and allowed to register themselves as citizens. ‘Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018 was another significant achievement in the legal sphere. Though these are no mean achievements, the discrimination against transgender community is too deep rooted in the society to go with mere enactment of a law. Our recent history is choked with horrid cases of gender discrimination. Transgender persons were attacked, many got killed or tortured, and a few could […]


The Karachi International Water Conference scheduled for 26th and 27th November

The Karachi International Water Conference (KIWC) takes place in Karachi every two years. Over the past six years, it has evolved and attained a position of prominence as a “must attend” major water event in the region. The Conference provides a neutral platform for people from all walks of life to come together and engage in discourse, deliberations and debate a wide variety of water related topics, challenges, issues and solutions from international, regional and Pakistan perspectives. Participants share insights, knowledge, research findings and innovations. This year the conference is taking place on 26-27 November 2019. Dr. Arif Alvi, the […]


ADB Project to Enhance Secondary Education in Sindh

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (28 October 2019)— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan for a project that will help improve the quality, accessibility, and gender responsiveness of the secondary education system and infrastructure in the province of Sindh, home to Pakistan’s financial center of Karachi. Pakistan has 22.8 million out-of-school children, 28% of whom are in Sindh. The province also has the second-lowest gross enrollment ratios and net enrollment rates at all education levels in the country. The secondary education sector faces challenges ranging from outdated and dilapidated infrastructure, lack of access to schooling—particularly for girls—and poor […]


National Olive Festival held in Chakwal

A two-days National Olive Festival was organized jointly by Barani Agricultural Research Institute, the Punjab Agriculture Department, USAID’s Punjab Enabling Environment Project (#PEEP), and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council in Chakwal at the premises of Barani Agricultural Research Institute on 26 and 27 October. It attracted a large number of visitors, including students from local schools and colleges. The visitors enjoyed tasting various varieties of olives from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan. The festival also featured a food court serving local dishes and a cultural corner where visitors were treated to folk music. One of the main attractions for the […]


Criminal Responsibility and Pakistani Laws

Wajahat Ali Malik The term criminal responsibility refers to a person’s ability to understand his or her conduct at the time a crime is committed. In other words, what a person is thinking when he commits a crime, or what result is anticipated or expected when a crime is committed. Laws define crimes in terms of an act or omission (actus reas) and a mental state (mens reas), so criminal responsibility relates to the mental state element of a crime. In order to be convicted of a particular crime, there must be proof that the person engaged in the alleged […]


‘Artivism for Child Justice’ launched

October 23, 2019, Islamabad: Honourable Minister of Law & Justice, Dr. Farogh Naseem in collaboration with Group Development Pakistan launched the ‘Artivism for Child Justice’ campaign for ensuring and enforcing child justice across Pakistan in an event held at Islamabad. The awareness campaign focuses on child justice using arts as a tool to reach out to people from different socio-economic backgrounds. ‘Artivism’, a concept adopted in consultation with children uses local indigenous arts like truck arts, puppetry, interactive theatre, visual art and musicians to allow ownership of this youth transformative process. Truck arts, a popular art form is being used […]


Annual Art Competition 2019 for all PUBLIC SCHOOLS across Pakistan

Pakistan Coalition for Education has announced its Annual Art Competition 2019 for all PUBLIC SCHOOLS across Pakistan!  If you’re an aspiring artist who has a passion for social change, this is your chance to vent on a canvas!  Young artists from all over Pakistan are encouraged to send their artwork themed around “Barriers to Girls’Education” and all submissions are to be made no later than 30th October 2019. So gear up, summon all your creativity and let the brush do the rest!  The top three artists selected by the jury will receive cash prizes.  All participants and schools will get certificate.  Maximum […]


Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan

Society for Multiple Sclerosis Patients in Pakistan (SMSPP) is a unique organization focusing exclusively on Multiple Sclerosis patients in Pakistan. It is a rare disease, and very few people know about it. The society is doing a great job by providing networking and much needed information to the patients scattered all over the country. Here we share three videos of the patients who tell their stories. These can be helpful to the patients and their families who do not know much about this disease, its treatment, and how to take care of such a patient. The last video is of […]