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Patronage of Art Can Promote Country’s Positive Image Abroad

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President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan is home to rich cultural heritage and stressed that patronage of arts and literature can promote the country’s positive image abroad. The President expressed these views at the inauguration of an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Indian Diplomacy‎ Shocks the Talks

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Pakistan and India have a history of holding non-starter talks which goes back to 1960s when the then foreign ministers Swaran Singh and ZA Bhutto held successive rounds of negotiations without any output. It is therefore the need of the hour that the Foreign Office, in consultation with all the stakeholders, should prepare a well defined agenda to discuss issues at the NSA level rather than discussing peripheral non-issues.

Pakistan Summons Afghan Envoy as Ties Worsen

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Afghanistan has summoned Pakistan's ambassador to explain fighting between the two countries' security forces that killed up to eight Afghan border police, the latest blow in ties that took a plunge this month during a surging Taliban offensive. Pakistan has condemned the recent attacks and blamed "spoilers and detractors" for trying to create mistrust between the two countries.

Humans of New York Raises $2 Million to End Forced Labor in Pakistan

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The photographer, Brandon Stanton, usually chronicles everyday New Yorkers on the popular blog Humans of New York. This month, however, he visited Pakistan and posted images and the stories of the people he encountered there — including Syeda Ghulam Fatima, a campaigner against what's known as bonded labor.

How One Man Brought 2,00,000 [sic] Indians and Pakistanis Closer Through a Mobile App

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Amrit realized that despite being neighbours, the vast majority of Indians and Pakistanis didn’t know much of each other. In light of this, Amrit wanted to work on humanizing the India-Pakistan relationship. He thought of using technology and social media (with their vast reach) to take this initiative forward and break stereotypes.

Online Peace-Building Course ‘Friends Beyond Borders’ with Academics from US, India and Pakistan

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Friends Beyond Borders is a virtual peace building course wherein an Indian and a Pakistani has been paired to be “Indo-Pak E-Pals”. Through this eight-week interactive course, the fellows are guided by a mentor who gives them weekly plans/activities based on a curriculum designed to familiarize them with the ‘other’, its culture, society, politics and the existence of divergent narratives. 

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