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IFC: Serena Hotels First in Pakistan to be Recognized for Gender Equality Efforts 2020-02-14

Serena Hotel-Islamabad
Source: 
webwire.com

Islamabad, Pakistan – WEBWIRE – Friday, February 14, 2020

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that Serena Hotels Pakistan has become the first Pakistani company to gain certification from Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), the world’s leading independent appraiser of gender equality in business, signifying that the hotel chain is committed to improving opportunities for women.

Hunza valley becomes Asia’s first plastic free zone 2020-01-28

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Source: 
Chitral News

Hunza Valley has become Pakistan’s first plastic-free area and district — Malik Amin Aslam.

PTI Govt. is planning to replicate the success of the project in other provinces.
“Hunza district has been declared a plastic-free zone while on the other hand Hunza valley has become the first district in Asia to be plastic-bag free,” said Aslam. “The people of Hunza deserve congratulations for implementing the ban. I hope they will continue cooperating with the administration to keep the city clean and free of plastic bags,”

AKUH, Patients Behbud Society collaborate with pharma firm to financially support cancer patients 2020-01-23

Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Source: 
thenews.com.pk International The News

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and the Patients Behbud Society for the AKUH (PBS) have entered into a partnership with a pharmaceutical company to provide cancer patients with limited financial means access to targeted therapy treatment.

The partnership was announced during an official signing ceremony held at the university hospital premises in Karachi. Under this partnership, Eli Lilly Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. will support 60 per cent of the cost of Lilly’s medicine for gastric, lung & colorectal cancer of all eligible patients from the AKUH.

Pakistani healthcare simulation centre becomes South Asia’s first to receive prestigious accreditation

Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) in the Aga Khan University
Source: 
thenews.com.pk The International News

The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, CIME, has become South Asia’s first simulation-based educational institution to be accredited by the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare, SSIH.

The university’s CIME was judged to meet the highest standards in simulation-based education by the SSIH, which has accredited over 170 centres in 19 countries around the world. The accreditation means that CIME will join a global community of practice bringing the latest advances in the field to Pakistan.

Pakistan govt. all set to launch Rs500 billion nutrition plan with AKU & AKFC 2020-01-09

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Source: 
www.bolnews.com/

Pakistan is set to launch Rs500 billion program to tackle the consequences of the country’s high burden of stunting and childhood nutrition.

“We develop the largest public sector project in Pakistan’s history focused on human nutrition,” Special Advisor to the PM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said.

Dr. Zafar Mirza addressed an event in Islamabad regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative.

The event, ‘The Health and Health Related SDGs: Current Status and Opportunities in Pakistan’, jointly organized by the Ministry of National Health Services.

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Hazar Imam arrives in Gilgit-Baltistan for Diamond Jubilee Deedar Mulaquats

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Hazar Imam speaking at University of Peshawar 1967-11-30

Source: 
ismaili.net

Celebrating academic excellence of AKU-EB students 2019-11-22

This year AKU-EB honoured 142 High Achievers including 65 percent girls and 35 percent boys from across Pakistan..
Source: 
www.thenews.com.pk

o celebrate the success of high scoring AKU-EB students on a national level, an annual High Achievers Awards 2019 ceremony was organized in Karachi to recognize their outstanding performance in AKU-EB Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations.

Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah: Enriching lives through education 2019-11-02

Our 48th Holy Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III
Source: 
brecorder.com

While making the inaugural speech at the All India Mohammedan Educational Conference of 1911, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah stated, “In order to raise our people to their legitimate sphere of power, influence and usefulness, we must have a serviceable and extended system of education…If our people take to science and scientific education in the right spirit, the industrial and economic future of our community will no longer be in doubt."

Birthday of our beloved 48th Holy Imam on November 2nd, 2019

Birthday of our beloved 48th Holy Imam on November 2nd, 2019

November 2, 2019 marks the 142nd anniversary of the birth of our beloved 48th Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah who was born in Karachi at Mohamed Tekri

Minister inaugurates 306kW hydropower station in Chitral 2019-10-20

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomed upon arrival at Chitral airport. His Highness pledged to assist the population to look for ne
Source: 
Dawn Newspaper

Minister inaugurates 306kW hydropower station in Chitral

CHITRAL: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan inaugurated the 306-kilowatt hydropower station in far-flung Gazen village of Yarkhoon valley here on Saturday.

The project was completed by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, which would electrify 335 households of the five sparsely-populated villages.

Jubilee Life Insurance Launches First-Ever Cancer Insurance Product in Pakistan 2019-10-16

Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan and Captain Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka Team
Source: 
oyeyeah.com Lifestyle

This landmark activity is in-line with the global month-long project Pinktober

PPAF celebrates ‘Chinese Independence Day’ works with AKRSP 2019-10-09

ETI and AKRSP train trainers to ‘overcome malnutrition’ in Gilgit-Baltistan  (AKDN courtesy)
Source: 
brecorder.com

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, communities and school children Tuesday celebrated the “Chinese Independence Day" with Chinese engineers supporting PPAF in the testing & commissioning of 306 KW Micro Hydro Power Project (MHP) at village Gazain, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Baroghil: marching towards mainstream life with assistance from AKDN 2019-10-02

A view of a human settlement in Chikar village of Barghil valley-photo by writer
Source: 
Dawn.com

“LIFE is no more tiring and unpleasant for me in this valley and for the first time in 14 years, I’m set to pass the coming winter season here because basic necessities of life, including electricity, are now available,” says Tahira Bibi, the first matriculate from Barog­hil valley.

Agha-Khan-school Girls' Cricket Team

Agha-Khan-school Girls' Cricket Team

Aga Khan School Girls' Team beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi

Aga Khan School wins inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019

Aga Khan School Girls' Cricket Team beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi
Source: 
brecorder.com

KARACHI: Aga Khan School beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi, played at State Bank Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw, presented awards to teams competing in the tournament.
“The Australian High Commission has been sponsoring girls’ cricket in Pakistan since May 2016,” Dr Shaw said. “We began with a single annual tournament in Islamabad but decided last year to expand, starting with Lahore and now we’re here in Karachi.”

INTF And Aga Khan University Sign MoU To Support Startups In Biomedicine

Aga Khan University - Karachi
Source: 
urdupoint.com

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2019 ):The Ignite National Technology Fund and Aga Khan University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly support startups developing innovative ideas in healthcare and biomedicine.

Federal Minister for Information, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui present on the occasion highlighted the government's role in creating an ecosystem in which innovation can flourish.

AKU ranked among world's top 100 universities for clinical medicine

Students celebrate their graduation at the Aga Khan University's annual convocation. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS
Source: 
The Express Tribune Pakistan

KARACHI:

The Aga Khan University (AKU) has been placed among the top 100 universities for clinical medicine and the top 200 for public health in the world.

The rankings were published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as ShanghaiRanking, which is an annual publication of worldwide university rankings.

In ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, AKU is the only Pakistani university featured among the top 500 institutes for clinical medicine and public health.

NBP Aitemaad signs Bancatakaful agreement with Jubilee Life Insurance

Habib Bank Pakistan
Source: 
fp.brecorder.com Business Recorder

National Bank of Pakistan Aitemaad Islamic Banking Group signed the 'Bancatakaful' agreement with Jubilee Life Insurance Window Takaful Operations which is the largest life insurance company in the private sector of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in a ceremony held at NBP's Head Office to commemorate the partnership in the wake of the expanding market for Bancatakaful products.

NDRMF, AKF Ink Grant Implementation Agreement Worth Rs 834.606 Mln

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Source: 
urdupoint.com

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jul, 2019 ) :National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) Wednesday signed Grant Implementation Agreement of Rs 834.606 million with a Joint Venture of Agha Khan Foundation (AKF) Pakistan and Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS).

The agreement had been made by NDRMF for providing grant financing up to Rs 579.621 million for the project titled "Promoting Integrated Mountain Safety in Northern Pakistan (PIMSNP)", a press release said.


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