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Watmore to leave ECB’s chairmanship following Pak tour cancellation pressure

LONDON : Ian Watmore has decided to leave England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s chairmanship following building pressure due to the cancellation of the Pakistan tour last month. According to English media, Watmore had to suffer a lot of pressure after canceling their October tour to Pakistan for two T20Is. Watmore has served only ten months of a five-year term. “It is understood that the 63-year-old is leaving by mutual consent after discussions with the board of directors this week. He has been under increasing pressure since making the decisionRead More

Ambassador of Japan congratulates the newly elected office-bearers of PJCA Islamabad

Islamabad, 7th October 2021: H.E. Mr. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, on Thursday, October 7 administered the oath of newly elected office-bearers of Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association (PJCA) Islamabad.  An oath taking ceremony to this effect was held today at the official residence of the Ambassador, with a limited number of attendees as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic. Justice (R) Ali Nawaz Chowhan has been unanimously elected as the new President of Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association (PJCA) Islamabad by the members of its executive committee where as Mrs. ORITARead More

PM committed to curb menace of corruption from country: Farrukh

Islamabad : Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib says the NAB Ordinance is aimed at strengthening and making the National Accountability Bureau more vibrant. Talking to the media along with Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Maleeka Ali Bukhari in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to curb the menace of corruption from the country. He said accountability is an essential element for democracy.  The Minister of State lamented opposition for irrationally criticizing NAB Ordinance. He said opposition has only one motiveRead More

Pak has not awarded death penalty in past 22 months

EU and JPP host event to mark 19th World Day against the Death Penalty Mahnoor Ansar ISLAMABAD: The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan and Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) on Thursday hosted an event to commemorate the upcoming World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10). At the event, Justice Project Pakistan launched their latest campaign, titled ‘This Is (Not) A Game’, highlighting systemic issues in the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on the struggles of women who have to engage with the system and theRead More

Visit of Secretary Commerce to Brussels

Mr. Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui, Secretary Ministry of Commerce visited Brussels from Oct 4-6, 2021. The purpose of the visit was to engage with the European and Belgian senior officials & trade associations to strengthen the existing commercial relations. The Secretary met with senior officials of Directorates General of Trade and Agriculture in the European Commission. The Secretary emphasized upon the continuation of the existing trade regulatory framework for Pakistan under GSP+ regime and apprised the officials about the progress made by Pakistan in implementation of the 27 International Conventions.Read More

U.S. Partnership With Pakistan Boosts Student Literacy In Balochistan And Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Islamabad, October 7, 2021:  The United States Government, together with the Government of Pakistan and provincial partners, has helped increase the reading skills of students in Grades 1 and 2 through the Pakistan Reading Project.  Over the course of seven years, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project trained 27,000 teachers on reading instruction and reached 1.5 million children in areas with low levels of reading literacy, with girls representing 47 percent of the participants in the project. Following the completion of the project, partners shared a reading skillsRead More