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Pakistan enhances its contribution to UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has enhanced its contribution to the UN agency entrusted to assist Palestinian refugees, reads a press release. Pakistan's Permanent Representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi handed over the enhanced contribution to Director UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Peter Mulrean in New York. UNRWA ran into deep financial trouble earlier this year when the United States cut back its funding of the Agency by around 300 million dollars. Read More: Pakistan calls for diplomatic solution of Palestine…

PM launches BISP graduation programme, endowment fund with Rs1 bn contribution

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday announced contribution of PKR one billion while launching the BISP Endowment Fund and BISP Graduation Programme here at the BISP headquarters in Islamabad. The prime minister appreciated the working of BISP programme with an outreach of 5.7 million women. He also wished that the graduation program, which is now targeting five districts, should be expanded to include more districts and beneficiaries. On the occasion, the prime minister also unveiled the plaques…