Online violence against women
Gender Equality

Online violence against women damaging their social, personal and professional life

LAHORE, Friday, January 01, 2020 (WNP/DL): In recent years internet penetration and social media usage have seen a significant increase in Pakistan. With the increasing use of social media, online violence against girls and women is escalating and many women are becoming the victim of cyber-crimes. Now, this is crucial to ensure that the digital space […]

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German federal president awards ‘Order of Merit’ to Dr Chris Schmotzer

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Thursday, December 17, 2020 (WNP/DL): The German federal president Thursday awarded ‘Order of Merit’ to Dr Chris Schmotzer, medical doctor and director of the Leprosy Hospital in Rawalpindi, for her tireless service to humanity. German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck bestowed the Cross of Merit on the ‘German sister’ – as […]

We need millions of men as change agents to end violence against women in Pakistan: Omer Aftab
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We need millions of men as change agents to end violence against women in Pakistan: Omer Aftab

LAHORE, Sunday, November 29, 2020 (WNP/DL): White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan Sunday arranged ‘White Ribbon Ride’ to end violence against women, in collaboration with “Crazy Horse” and HOG Pakistan. Motorcycle riders holding White Ribbon flags and white ribbon placed on their jackets and helmets departed from Lahore Polo Club and reached Indigo Heights. With passion and purpose, […]

Mireille Zieseniss is new US embassy spokesperson
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Mireille Zieseniss is new US embassy spokesperson

ISLAMABAD, Friday, July 24, 2020 (WNP/DL): The U.S. Embassy Islamabad is pleased to announce that Mireille Zieseniss will serve as the Embassy Spokesperson effective July 22, 2020. In that role she will also facilitate media interviews, press briefings, and other activities with the ambassador, embassy officers, and visiting U.S. government officials.  She succeeds Joe Wierichs, […]

Pakistani scientist Asifa becomes first int'l biology, medicine section VP in Germany
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Pakistani scientist Asifa becomes first int’l biology, medicine section VP in Germany

BERLIN, Thursday, July 16, 2020 (WNP/DL): Pakistan-born scientist Asifa Akhtar has become the first international female vice president of the biology and medicine section at Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society, foreign media reported. The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organisation. Since its establishment in 1948, as many as 18 researchers of the […]

Nigar Johar becomes Pak-Army's first female lieutenant general
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Nigar Johar becomes Pak-Army’s first female lieutenant general

By Rehan Khan RAWALPINDI, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (WNP/DL): In yet another milestone in her career, Major General Nigar Johar has become Pakistan’s first female officer to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. In a tweet, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Babar […]