Category Archives: Asian Development

Informatics Exclusive: From Karachi Pakistan to the Hollywood California – Sharmeen Chinoy

I don’t know what Sharmeen obaid-chinoy  wanted to be when she was a  10-year-old girl growing up in the Karachi, but she ended up  as a journalist  and bloody good she is at it too – Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, March … Continue reading

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Tourist Investment Market Forum Starts Activities

The sixth International Tourist Investment Market Forum kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of businessmen and investment companies from 15 countries. The Forum, titled “Tourist Products: Renewed Opportunities for Investment & Tourist Development in Syria”, will present 92  tourist  projects including … Continue reading

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Taiser Town: Where Singers, Ward boys Practice Medicine !

By Rabia Ali In a cramped Christian community of Taiser town, several people, including an eight-day-old baby, have lost their lives at the hands of quacks, as singers, dispensers, ward boys and others have assumed the role of doctors, The … Continue reading

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CCI head, Canadian ambassador discuss prospects of Tajik-Canadian cooperation

DUSHANBE — Chairman of Tajikistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Sharif Said, yesterday met here with Canadian Ambassador to Tajikistan, Stephen Millar, according to the CCI press service. In the course of the talks, Said briefed Millar on the … Continue reading

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Balochistan Government will invite Prince Karim Aga Khan to visit Balochistan soon

Balochistan CM says government will invite Prince Karim Aga Khan to visit Balochistan soon Talking to a delegation of Mastung elders at the CM’s Secretariat, he regretted that “some elements were involved in target killing of teachers in Balochistan”. The … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Foundation: Marine University, Gwadar

After the announcement of new NFC award, more opportunities for employment would be created so that unemployed youth get the jobs. Provincial quota of jobs in the province and federal government was also being strictly implemented. Our government was also in … Continue reading

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Planes / ENAC: Aga Khan Development Agreement with Aviation Africa-Asia

Original News in Italian Rome Urbe-depth information on Pantelleria and Lampedusa President of ENAC, Vito Riggio and Prince Aga Khan (the Akfed – Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) signed yesterday in Pantelleria, together with Geasar (management company at the … Continue reading

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Dushanbe mayor, Aga Khan negotiate construction of modern school in Tajik capital

DUSHANBE: Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev met with His Highness the Aga Khan, the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), here on October 12. Shavkat Saidov, a spokesman for the Dushanbe mayor’s … Continue reading

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Dushanbe mayor, Aga Khan to discuss process of construction of Serena Hotel in Dushanbe

DUSHANBE, October 12, 2009, Asia-Plus  — Dushanbe Mayor Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev is meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), here today morning. According to press … Continue reading

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Child rights curriculum in offing

THE first child right curriculum (CRC) in the country is now complete and has undergone intensive trial run by experts. The Senior Community Development Officer in the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children, Mr Ben Missani, said here yesterday … Continue reading

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Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province struggles to build tourism

Thursday is “Chinese night” at the Hotel Silk Road in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province. Hungry guests sip cans of Coke and nonalcoholic beer and pick at a buffet that includes General Tsao’s chicken, egg drop soup and slices of sweet green … Continue reading

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Australian High Commissioner holds meetings with political business leaders in Karachi.

ISLAMABAD: Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mr Tim George, visited Karachi for a series of calls on political and business leaders from 15-20 August 2009. During his visit, Mr George called on Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Syed … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: midwives defy tradition

Today, the school has to turn down dozens of applications from women all over the province because it cannot accommodate more than 25 students at a time.  “We have earned the peoples’ trust in our work,” Saleha Hamnavazada, coordinator of … Continue reading

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A Nation Rebuilds

Acute shortages of skills and finance are hampering efforts to rebuild Afghanistan’s war-torn urban infrastructure and UK experts could help a recovery drive, Cliff Hague reports. Being planning minister is rarely a good career move. Few know much about it … Continue reading

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AKDN: Midwives defy tradition and save lives

BAMYAN, 12 August 2009 (IRIN) – When the first and only midwifery school was opened in 2004 in Bamyan city, central Afghanistan, not a single application was received for the 18-month course. Today, the school has to turn down dozens … Continue reading

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A must-read on rural uplift

Is poverty a mere ratio to base poverty reduction strategy papers on to solicit foreign assistance or the never-ending experience of millions losing hope? Day in and day out, the large majority of the poor start their journey to non-fulfilment … Continue reading

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AKAFA: Khuda-ki-Basti Incremental Development Scheme, Hyderabad, Pakistan

Khuda-ki-Basti is a grid-like, planned layout within the 5500-acre Gulshan-e-Shabbaz housing development located in Hyderabad. It is the site of a development scheme devised by the Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) to help the poorest families house themselves. In this sector … Continue reading

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