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On the eve of World Press Freedom...

May 6, 2018

Islamabad, 2 May 2018:  In a roundtable hosted by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC), participants adopted a resolution reaffirming their resolve to uphold the freedom of media and expression in Pakistan and ensure the safety of Pakistani journalists. The roundtable discussion was held […]

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This online platform is transforming education in...

January 31, 2017

One of the biggest issues that need to be addressed in order to improve sub-st andard education in Pakistan is lack of professional teacher training. E-Learning Network (ELN) comprises of a team that is passionate to address this issue. It is an online platform for educational and quality assurance training. After spreading to 8 countries […]

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Kar andaaz, Planet N explore challenges facing...

January 27, 2017

With an objective to connect entrepreneurs on the path to commercialization with industry experts and to promote the exchange of ideas among each other, Kar andaaz Pakistan, in partnership with Planet N Group of Companies and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), hosted a workshop on the “Challenges in the Startup Eco-system in Pakistan”. Key […]

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Mosaic Enterprise Challenge ready for launch in...

June 18, 2016

The challenge for Pakistan like many other developing countries is to empower its youth and academic structure. According to Alif Ailaan, the state of education in Pakistan can be best described as an epic national crisis. Pakistan’s performance on these issues can only improve if change makers and stakeholders from various segments of the society […]

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Lahore Music Meet: the problem-solving platform for...

June 12, 2016

Music in Pakistan draws inspiration from all around the globe; South Asia, Middle East and the West. The Pakistani music industry has produced global icons and performers. The talented artists are trained in many different genres like classical, ghazal, qawwali, sufi, folk, pop, rock and hip-hop; all of which are performed in regional and national […]

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HEC launches a PKR 2.91 billion fund...

June 11, 2016

Responding to the growing startup trend in Pakistan, the government announced a PKR 2.91 Billion fund to accelerate the growth and innovation process for startups. The establishment of the fund will be done through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The aim of the fund is to help innovative, knowledge intensive initiatives to secure funding […]

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Afkaar-e-taaza— Rescuing the past, shaping the future

June 10, 2016

Allama Iqbal’s poetic and philosophical works have influenced many generations. A recent academic conference, Afkaar-e taaza (creation of new thoughts) arranged by the Information Technology University (ITU), drew inspiration from Iqbal’s poem Takhleeq (creation) where the full verse reads, in translation: ‘New worlds derive their pomp from thoughts quite fresh and new/From stones and bricks […]