Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri felicitates Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as ACCA’s VP

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week felicitated Ayla Majid on becoming first South Asian woman to be appointed as Vice President of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). With the appointment, Majid has made history as she is the first South Asian woman to be elected for this global position […]

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Italy investigates pressures put on young women gymnasts

Milan: Italy s sports authorities are studying reports of undue psychological pressure being placed on its young women gymnasts over their eating habits, after a complaint was lodged with a prosecutor. “Medals are a matter of national pride but no medal can make up for inappropriate behaviour,” Sports Minister Andrea Abodi said on Wednesday, Italian […]

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Italy’s first woman Premier Meloni vows ‘to serve with pride’

Newswire Rome: Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy’s first woman premier before President Sergio Mattarella this week. Meloni takes over the helm of government from Mario Draghi after her FdI spearheaded the right-wing coalition to victory in last month’s general election, winning around 26% of the vote on its […]

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Sherry eulogizes Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her death anniversary

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman this week eulogized Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the spouse of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on her 11th death anniversary. In her message received here, the federal minister said, “On the death anniversary of the mother of democracy Begum Nusrat Bhutto, I pay tribute […]

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British royal family member wants to be remembered for being ‘respectful and loyal and a good mum’

Alexandra Hurtado King Charles III’s niece, Zara Tindall is the face of Musto’s Autumn Winter 2022 Marina Collection. The sailing and outdoor clothing brand tweeted on Monday, Oct. 17: “Introducing Musto ambassador Zara Tindall as the face of our Autumn Winter 2022 Marina Collection. Having worked with Musto in and out of the saddle for […]

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Bilawal Bhutto has ‘biggest UNGA fan moment’ with Jacinda Ardern

New York: The Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, recently had a fan moment with one of his favorites, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Zardari has been in the US since 19 September and attended the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York yesterday where he met […]

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Giorgia Meloni: Italy’s far-right wins election and vows to govern for all

Paul Kirby Rome: Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in Italy’s election, and is on course to become the country’s first female prime minister. Ms Meloni is widely expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War Two. That will alarm much of Europe as Italy is the EU’s third-biggest economy. However, speaking […]

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Aseefa Bhutto urges voluntary action to intensify relief efforts

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto Zardari took to Twitter this week appealing her followers to voluntarily contribute by raising funds and donations in order to help Pakistan’s flood-affected population. Aseefa Bhutto mentioned that the magnitude of destruction brought by the floods was heartbreaking. She reminded the populace that they (the […]

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Hayley Matthews, West Indies’ star all-rounder

The International Cricket Council has announced the first five players selected as 100% Cricket Superstars ahead of a historic month for women’s cricket, culminating in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Sophie Ecclestone (England), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Shafali Verma (India) and Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa) are the first crop of what […]

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Women in Pakistan leading economic and political arena: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that women in Pakistan were leading the economic and political arena. In a recent event, the envoy stressed the need to increase such activities in the future so that women could move towards greater economic empowerment. He argued that women’s economic and social […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri lauds services of celebrated woman mountaineer Samina Baig after K-2 success

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week lauded the services of celebrated woman mountaineer Samina Baig after she conquered K-2 peak, known as the Savage Mountain. “Our Pakistani women are our pride. Samina Baig becomes first Pakistani woman mountaineer to summit #K2 ,” the envoy tweeted. Earlier this week, Pakistani female […]

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Italy beats Brazil to win women’s volleyball Nations League crown

Reigning European champion Italy upset Latin heavyweight Brazil to win its first-ever FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League title this week. The Italians won the match 25-23, 25-22 and 25-22 in an exhilarating final that lasted 80 minutes in the Turkish capital Ankara. Italy’s Paola Egonu, who will play for Turkish powerhouse VakifBank next season, was […]

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UK unveils 130m-pound programme for girls’ education in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: The United Kingdom this week announced a bilateral programme worth up to 130 million pounds to support girls’ education in Pakistan that will impact nearly 17 million children. The programme, titled “Girls and Out of School: Action for Learning (GOAL)”, will support the governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtun­khwa to improve outcomes for […]

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British Council organizes Pakistan Stories Film Screening

Newswire Islamabad: The British Council organized a film screening event for “Pakistan Stories” here to support a new generation of female Pakistani documentary filmmakers to enable them to create engaging films that reflect on their society, and Pakistan’s 75 years of independence. The event was organized in collaboration with Patakha Pictures in Pakistan and the […]

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Zardari vows to fulfill Benazir Bhutto’s dream

Newswire Islamabad: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari this week expressed his determination of PPP to fulfill former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s dream of defeating the attitudes of ignorance, extremism and intolerance. In his message on the occasion of the birthday of Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali […]

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Pakistan to follow China for positive role of women: Industries Minister

China Economic Net Islamabad: Federal Minister for Industries and Production Syed Murtaza Mahmood this week said that Pakistan will encourage women to play a positive role in society like China. He announced that the government would provide relief to the industrial sector, especially women entrepreneurs in the federal budget. Talking to a delegation led by […]

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Shazia Sikander Wins Japan’s Fukuoka’s Arts And Culture Prize

ISLAMABAD – Shazia Sikander, Pakistan-born miniature artist has won this Fukuoka Prize in the category of Arts and Culture for introducing innovation in the traditional art forms using latest digital technology in the world of miniature painting, which follows conventions dating back to the Mughal Empire. This Fukuoka Prize was established in 1990 by Japanese […]

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Pakistani activist receives Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Staff Writer Islamabad: Pakistani lawyer and activist Tahera Hasan received the Commonwealth Points of Light Award for her efforts promoting the wellbeing of orphaned, abandoned and stateless children this week. Points of Light Awards are given to outstanding individual volunteers who are making a positive change in their community. Having been a strong supporter of […]

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Boys’ club no more: Pakistan’s new Cabinet has women in key positions

Ailia Zehra Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s new 37-member Cabinet has a total of five women on board. After much ado, Pakistan’s new 37-member strong federal Cabinet took oath earlier on Tuesday. The delay in formation of the Cabinet had given rise to speculation about differences within the coalition government, which have now been put […]

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‘Education is the key to a better future for girls’

Newswire Islamabad: Ahead of International Women’s Day this week, representatives from Government of Pakistan, the Girls’ Education Challenge, the British High Commission and ACTED Pakistan held a joint event in Islamabad to highlight challenges to girls’ education and viable approaches to address them. In particular, the participants discussed negative impacts on women and girls during […]

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Albana Ferrarese celebrates women empowerment

Staff Writer Islamabad: Madamé Albana Ferrarese, wife of Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese, is well-known to put in view the love she and her husband have for Pakistan. The diplomatic couple is playing a key role to dramatically boost the Pakistan-Italy ties. Aligning to that Madamé Albana Ferrarese, an established entrepreneur and true advocate […]

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