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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. 

Indo-Pak Hostility Has Affected SAARC

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A former Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Singh, who held various portfolios as a Union Minister, said while India expands her presence globally through political and economic engagements, it also needs to focus on forging relations through cultural diplomacy.

It Will Take Silky Diplomacy to Build China’s New Road

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Today it is known as the Karakoram Highway, a twisting road carved high into the mountains along which trucks inch their way south through China and into Pakistan. You can trace the origins of this dizzying pass back to the Han dynasty, when it formed part of a trading route stretching 4,000 miles. Merchants would ferry valuable Chinese silk to markets as far west as Italy, collecting ideas from the world’s great cultures and depositing them as they went.

Medical Diplomacy

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Pakistan and Iran share a common border and some of the same challenges as well. In recent years, there have been a number of impediments to the relationship between the two states, most of them engendered by America’s antipathy to Iran and the regime of sanctions against it deployed by the US. Those sanctions have a spillover effect on Pakistan as it may find itself the subject of American sanctions if it is seen to breach those imposed by the US — a potent threat. It has already blighted the proposed gas pipeline between the two countries.

Science Diplomacy: COMSATS, World Academy of Sciences sign MoU

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The Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) here on Tuesday signed an agreement to formalise cooperation between the two bodies in science diplomacy. The ceremony took place at Pakistan Academy of Sciences (Pas) where Comsats Executive Director Dr Imtinan Qureshi asserted the need for pragmatic and informed decision-making regarding issues of global climate change and international commitments and policies, leading to consensus on binding international agreements.

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travel to Pakistan

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Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel led a delegation to Islamabad, Pakistan for the June 3 inaugural session of the U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science, and Technology Working Group, one of six such groups under the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. Under Secretary Stengel and Pakistani Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal met in Islamabad to highlight the numerous higher education programs and exchanges between the United States and Pakistan, especially those in the fields of science and technology.

'At Least 7pc GDP Growth Required to Provide Proper Health, Education, Employment’

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said at least 7% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate was required to provide proper health, education and employment opportunities to youth. He was giving his opening remarks at meeting of US-Pakistan Education, Science and Technology Sixth Working Group here at "P" Block Auditorium here. 

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