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Aboard the metaverse, business should not lose touch with reality

Anja Engen The metaverse, a $1 trillion annual revenue opportunity, has increasingly attracted businesses seeking to boost growth in virtual spaces. Despite not having an official definition, several businesses have already established their metaverse headquarters. As more companies start operating in these shared virtual environments, several of our daily activities will occur online. For example, […]

World

Asian nations should avoid being used as chess pieces: China

Newswire Jakarta: China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has said that Southeast Asian nations should avoid being used as “chess pieces in major power rivalries”. Addressing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this week, Wang said many countries in the region were under pressure to take sides. “We should […]

Importance of olives mentioned in holy books: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that the importance of olives was mentioned in the holy religious books including Holy Quran, Gospel and Bible. The Ambassador hosted an event to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through […]

Iran, BRICS to both benefit from Tehran’s accession, says expert

Tehran: Cooperation of BRICS and Iran will benefit both sides, says Shuaib Bahman, senior researcher at the International Institute of Strategic Studies of Iran. “Iran will benefit from this process; it will also create and interesting and beneficial situation for BRICS,” he said in an interview. “(Iran’s) membership will benefit both sides.” According to the […]

Asia

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 […]

US helping Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in health, education sectors: Ambassador Donald Blome

Peshawar: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome said this week that the US, in collaboration with the federal government, was helping Khyber Pakhtunkhwa improve health and educational facilities, strengthen the rule of law, develop agriculture sector and ensure women’s empowerment and economic development. “Through a donation of $130 million from American people, the US government […]

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Aboard the metaverse, business should not lose touch with reality

Anja Engen The metaverse, a $1 trillion annual revenue opportunity, has increasingly attracted businesses seeking to boost growth in virtual spaces. Despite not having an official definition, several businesses have already established their metaverse headquarters. As more companies start operating in these shared virtual environments, several of our daily activities will occur online. For example, […]

Energy experts for exploring potential of renewable energy through green financing guidelines of CPEC

Gwadar Pro Islamabad: Energy experts this week stressed the need for exploring potential of renewable energy through green financing guidelines of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The China’s potential in renewable energy generation can potentially drive a massive shift in Pakistan’s energy sector. It could also serve as a viable solution for Pakistan’s energy crisis […]

Entertainment

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 […]

Sadequain one of the greatest artists of Pakistan: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Newswire Canberra: Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week said that Sadequain was one of the greatest artists of Pakistan. “Sadequain (RIP) was undoubtedly one of the finest painters and calligraphers Pakistan has ever produced,” he tweeted.. Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi – 30 June 1930 – 10 February 1987 – often referred […]

Italy: Rome exhibition celebrates magic of Disney

Newswire Rome: Palazzo Barberini in Rome is staging an exhibition dedicated to Disney, the world’s most famous animation studios, from 15 April until 25 September 2022. The interactive show is displaying orignal Disney sketches from its earliest hand-drawn classics up to modern-day sequences created using the most sophisticated digital technology. Titled Disney: The art of […]