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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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo wishes women around the world more power

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo this week wished the women around the world more power, especially those in the conflict zones. “On International #Women’s day thoughts and prayers for women of #Afghanistan, #Ukraine, #Syria, #Yemen and all areas in which they bear the brunt of crises and situations of which they are […]

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Queen Elizabeth II marks Platinum Jubilee with ‘Queen Camilla’ announcement

Newswire London: Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, announcing her “sincere wish” that Camilla, the wife of her heir Prince Charles, should ultimately be known as Queen Consort. Britain’s longest-serving monarch acceded to the throne aged 25 on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father […]

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Women key players: Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo

Newswire Rome: Senior Italian diplomat Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that women play a key role in development. “Absolutely correct. Women are indispensable to a healthy society and a thriving economy… #Afghanistan,” he tweeted, replying to a tweet of UN Secretary General António Guterres who said: “Across Afghanistan, women and girls are missing from […]

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Japan’s Princess Kako turns 27, duties still curbed due to pandemic

Princess Kako, the niece of Japanese Emperor Naruhito, turned 27 this week, following another year of restrictions to official duties due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The younger daughter of Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko has expressed concern for those affected by the pandemic after receiving briefings from experts, as well as […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese and Albana Ferrarese advocate women empowerment

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and his wife Albana Ferrarese this week advocated for women empowerment, especially in Pakistan. They showed satisfaction with the progress of women in Pakistan as the literacy rate rises and the opportunities grow. Ambassador Ferrarese said that Women economic and social empowerment is essential for the development […]

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Italy shines brightly at PFOWA charity bazaar thanks to Albana Ferrarese and Sepideh Neccia

ISLAMABAD: Italy’s stall at the annual charity bazaar organsied by the Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA) outshined the friendly competitors at the event. Sepideh Neccia, the spouse of the Italy’s Deputy Ambassador Robberto Neccia told Covert that the stall of Italy organised by herself and Albana Ferrarese – the spouse of Italy’s Ambassador Andreas […]

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Chevening Mentoring Scheme 2021-22 focuses on women, minorities

Newswire Islamabad: Head of Communication Pakistan Network, Fouzia Younis this week launched the second phase of the Chevening mentoring scheme at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The scheme is designed to support women and minorities who are lawyers and entrepreneurs to enhance their skills, knowledge and work performance. The British High Commission […]

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Turkish Embassy commemorates 99th anniversary of Great Victory

Islamabad: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mustafa Yurdakul has said the Turkish nation demonstrated that they would never accept a yoke on their homeland soaked with martyrs blood. Addressing a reception held in the Turkish Embassy this week to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Great Victory, the ambassador, while referring to a message of his […]

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Fouzia Younis spends Eid in Gujar Khan

Newswire Gujar Khan: British High Commission Heads of Communications and Public Diplomacy Fauzia Younis spent the Eid in her native village here. The area is known as Village Kanyal. Many from this village have migrated to the United Kingdom. “Spending Eid in Potohari heartlands this year in Gujarkhan. Wishing everyone a dilli #EidMubarak,” she tweeted […]

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Aseefa Bhutto turns 28

Newswire Islamabad: The youngest daughter of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Asif Ali Zardari, former president of Pakistan turned 28 this week. Her dynamic personality has swept the admirers, as she exhibited exceptional leadership qualities in her first political appearance at the Multan rally of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in […]

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Bakhtawar Bhutto ties the knot with Mahmood Chaudhry

Karachi: Former president and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari on Friday tied the knot with her fiancé Mahmood Chaudhry. Bakhtawar Bhutto’s nikah was solemnized by Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Soho of Thatta. The nikah ceremony was attended by close members of the Bhutto and Zardari families and close relatives […]

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Sarah Taylor on ‘maybe’ making a comeback, The Hundred and men’s cricket

Stephan Shemilt No wicketkeeper in the history of women’s international cricket has more than Sarah Taylor’s 232 dismissalsAmong the myriad of restrictions brought to everyday life, lockdown is preventing Sarah Taylor from returning to the nets.Perhaps the finest female wicketkeeper to have played the game, Taylor retired from international cricket because of a battle with […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo appeals for end to violence against women

Kabul: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo has appealed for end to violence against women. “Another tragic crime that deprives #Afghanistan of a leading #woman #journalist …. the culture of #violence must be stopped.A ceasefire is an imperative,” he tweeted after Malalai Maiwand, a journalist at Enikass Radio and TV in Nangarhar, […]

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