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Knowledge Platform, AFS award scholarship to 5 Pakistani students

ISLAMABAD, JUN 10 (DNA) – Knowledge Platform (KP), a leading EdTech organization in Pakistan, partnered with AFS Intercultural Programs to offer a fully funded scholarship program for Pakistani students. The program is sponsored by the Government of Japan under the Kakehashi cultural exchange program.  Knowledge Platform has selected five students from a total of 5,000 applicants across Pakistan after a rigorous evaluation process. Ten other brilliant Pakistani students from the previous cohorts successfully completed the scholarship program in Japan and returned to Pakistan. This scholarship program is a unique andRead More

Tax cut on food items demanded

SBP decision deserves credit for formulating a scheme that has the potential to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the SMEs sector resulting in modernization and expansion Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday said facility of collateral-free loans for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is one of the best decisions of the central bank which will lift the economy. The State Bank of Pakistan has planned to provide up to Rs 10 million loan for the cottage industry without any collateral which will infuse a newRead More

COMSTECH training on establishment of Halal lab concludes

ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH 3-day training course on “How to establish Halal testing laboratory”, concludes on Thursday. Eight technical sessions were held during the course in which 23 lectures were delivered by national and international speakers both in-person and online. Each lecture was half hour long and followed by question, answer session. Introduction of the concept of Halal, global view of Halal Industry, standards for Halal testing laboratories, emerging of non-halal contaminants in food and in non-food samples, testing of pork-related molecules, current trends in halal science research and innovation, virtual demonstrationRead More

State Bank of Pakistan issues Rs 70 commemorative coin

It is an honor for State Bank to be part of the tribute being paid by the Government of Pakistan by issuing this commemorative coin to celebrate the diplomatic relationship of the two countries DNA ISLAMABAD: The diplomatic relationship between Pakistan and China were established on May 21, 1951. To mark the occasion of 70th anniversary of Pakistan-China Diplomatic relations, Government of Pakistan decided to issue a commemorative coin of Rs.70. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) launched the commemorative coin in a graceful event today at its Islamabad Office.Read More

Kangaroo pair dies in Lahore zoo

LAHORE : A pair of kangaroos died of natural causes in Lahore Zoo on Thursday, according to officials. They said the pair included a male kangaroo and a female kangaroo. The male kangaroo died due to some jaw infection while the female had been unwell for a long time, the officials added. They said both were provided medical aid but couldn’t survive. On Wednesday, a lion died of ‘cardiac arrest’ in Karachi Zoo. The director of the zoo said the lion died of old age and that the average lifespanRead More

Environmental improvement is essential for future generations

Hosting this year’s World Environment Day is an honor for Pakistan and an expression of global confidence in the country’s environmental policies. The event, held on the occasion of World Environment Day, is significant for Pakistan’s bright future. Due to the current government’s eco-friendly policies, Pakistan is now one of the few countries in the world that is not only playing a positive role in limiting global warming but is also taking such policies seriously considering environmental issues and brought great benefit to the country in the years to come.Read More