Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar and Electric Rickshaw

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar/Electric Hybrid Rickshaw

Karachi (April 1) Rashid Alam is a young engineer hailing from Khairabad Raminji Gojal Hunza who recently completed his bachelors in electronics from Iqra University Karachi. His final year project was ‘Solar and Electrical based hybrid rickshaw (solect) hybrid. In contrast to the conventional rickshaw, Solect works only on solar and electrical charging with a…

Karakoram International University (KIU)-Gilgit and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan jointly organized a conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Karakoram International University Gilgit and Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan jointly organized a conference on Climate Change Adaptation

Karakoram International University (KIU)-Gilgit and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan jointly organized a conference on Climate Change Adaptation   Asghar Khan – Notes/Informal briefing – April 9, 2014 – Climate change is considered to be one of the biggest development challenges of recent times. People across the globe are getting affected due to extreme weather…

End of a cultural era in Gilgit-Baltistan

End of a cultural era in Gilgit-Baltistan

It might appear odd, even unbelievable, if one suggests a shared chapter in history between Gilgit-Baltistan and the Italian Renaissance. Like the Medicis family, which controlled Florence throughout much of the Renaissance and acted as patrons for writers, artists and thinkers in the region, the rajas or ruling families were the foundation for the cultural…

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AKF services lauded

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Karachi—Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana has appreciated the Philanthropic role of Aga Khan Foundation in development of the social services, specifically in the fields of community development, education and health. He expressed these views while exchanging his views with C.E.O. Aga Khan Culture Service Pakistan Sulman Baig, who called…

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

KARACHI: Need for genuine “introspection” among the country’s medical community, engaged in clinical trials, vis-à-vis their ethical responsibilities towards unassuming people (subjects) and society was largely felt during a seminar organised by Aga Khan University. Participants mainly comprising healthcare providers and medical researchers at the very onset of the symposium “Clinical Trials in Pakistan –…

Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Innovative Partnerships and Financing

Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Innovative Partnerships and Financing

At an event co-hosted by Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, in partnership with RESULTS Canada and the GAVI Alliance, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, the Honourable Christian Paradis, emphasized during her opening remarks the need for innovative partnerships and financing to…

Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon Emission Awareness

Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrates Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon Emission Awareness

Gilgit Pakistan: Trees and plants are the prime source of environmental purification and beautification. Gilgit Serena Hotel celebrated the “Spring Tree Plantation for Carbon emission awareness” at the Special Children Education Complex Gilgit. Mr. Asghar Khan, Asst. Director- Responsible Tourism Mr. Ejaz Karim HR Manager with the member of Green Team of Gilgit Serena Hotel,…

Ibrahim Hyderi fishing harbour. — Photo by White Star

Ancient Coastal Town of Ibrahim Haideri

Slumlords of the sea – via Dawn.com Before the factories belched their putrid fumes, it was green. Before an entire megacity’s waste submerged the land and seafront, mangroves clustered in marshy colonies, protecting villagers from high tides and providing fish a safe haven to lay their transparent eggs. But when the trucks arrived, the ancient…

​Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni.

​Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni

Career Planning Seminar for AKU Students, Postgraduate Trainees and Junior Alumni. There will be talks by highly successful clinicians working in Medicine, Surgery and Allied specialties on clinical training and job opportunities in Pakistan, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Talks will be followed by an open Q & A session with speakers.…

Function held to mark International Women Day

Function held to mark International Women Day

ISLAMABAD: Women from different walks of life participated in the function held here Friday to commemorate International Women Day, acknowledging the contribution of unsung heroines. The event was arranged by French Embassy to Pakistan and attended by prominent Pakistani women including human rights activists, scholars and independent workers. Addressing on the occasion, Ambassador of France,…

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Generosity Amid Want – NYTimes.com

Excerpt: Pakistan also has a strong network of philanthropy that includes the Aga Khan Foundation, corporate-sponsored projects and the Edhi Foundation. The latter group runs a vast system of orphanages, air and road ambulances, women’s shelters and drug rehabilitation centers. Mr. Kassim-Lakha attributes the commitment to giving to a regional culture that includes Islam, but…