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British Council to invest Rs 200mn in Pakistan to empower women, foster youth employment

ISLAMABAD: The British Council will invest Rs 200 million in Pakistan through the Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme mainly to empower women and girls, foster youth employment and support disabled persons. According to a statement, the programme will be delivered across five priority countries; Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia and Brazil as well as the UK. To address challenges in emerging economies, the British Council programme draws on two of the UK’s key assets; Social Enterprise…

AJK govt signs MoU on education with British Council

ISLAMABAD: The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the British Council on educational cooperation in London. The MoU was signed by Syed Iftikhar Ali Gillani, Minister for Education AJK, and Sir Ciaran Devane, CEO of the British Council at a high level meeting. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister AJK Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas, and senior officials from the AJK government and the British Council. The…

Special children astound audience at NAPA with Iron Man play

Photography by Pyar Ali Physically-challenged children who were part of the Artabled programme pulled off a spectacular show at the The National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA). Demonstrating remarkable theatrical skills, the children proved to be equally skilled by enacting stellar performances and enlivening the  audience with the story of Iron Man.