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Golden shower of Laburnum tree (Amaltas) in Islamabad

By Ishrat Hyatt – Brilliant yellow flowers of the Laburnum tree also known as the ‘Golden Shower’ are medium-sized tree that grows to about 10m in height and can be seen in many places peeking out from the dense green belts in Islamabad.

Centaurus Mall Islamabad

Falling in love with Islamabad city

By Syeda Irum Fatima – Visiting Islamabad after 15 years, I am totally amazed to see so many changes in my city. The innovative infrastructure, new building, parks and recreational areas, shopping malls, has truly transformed Islamabad from the city it was in 2000.

Police academy graduates march during their graduation ceremony in Islamabad. Photo: Reuters

76 women officers among 408 graduating police officers of Pakistan

A new batch of officers were welcomed into the Pakistan police force on Monday at a police academy graduation ceremony in Islamabad. A total of 408 graduating officers including 76 women officers successfully completed nine-month training at the Police College Sihala. The 408 sub-inspectors were appointed out of about 70,000 applicants, including 76 women, through the…

Historians’ Moot by NIHCR in Islamabad

NIHCR to hold Historians Moot on May 7 in Islamabad

National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research Centre will hold a moot of local historians at its premises on Thursday, May 7 in Islamabad to discuss the role of historians in the present changing environment, to strengthen the discipline of history and to identify research and development areas.

Woman takes interest in dresses displayed during Islamabad Expo organized by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries at Jinnah Convention Center.

Islamabad Expo 2015 empower, encourage Women entrepreneurs

Two-day Islamabad Expo 2015 featuring conferences, competitions and activities including talent hunt, cooking, beauty workshops and makeovers, offered a great platform for women entrepreneurs of Pakistan. The main purpose of the exhibition is to increase market linkages of women entrepreneurs..

A four-day sporting and educational event in Islamabad offered street children a brilliant opportunity.

Islamabad’s street kids learn life skills through Sports

Exploring the power of Sports to empower Pakistani Youth Sports is more than just winning or losing. Playing sports is a chance to stay healthy, make friends, have fun, and learn some valuable life lessons such as teamwork, fair play, tolerance, cooperation, confidence and improving self-esteem. This is exactly what 13-year-old Kinza Kausar learned at…

Chinese artists performing at Cultural Festival in Islamabad

Food and Culture Festival marks Chinese New Year in Islamabad

Chinese New Year is the longest and China’s most important traditional holidays. On this festival, homes and streets are lightened with red lanterns to celebrate happy life. Also known as Spring festival, it is an occasion for family reunions as the traditional activities include the family dinner, sharing gifts.

US Ambassador Richard Olson inaugurating the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center in Islamabad. Photo: US Embassy Pakistan

Pakistan’s First Center for Women Entrepreneurs launched in Islamabad

The first-of-its-kind center for women entrepreneurs has been launched in Islamabad to provide training, support, and mentorship for women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson, inaugurated the Center which would increase women’s participation in the economy.