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Communities hail AKCS-P and TPS support for better life 2022-01-22

Royal Norwegian Embassy Per Albert ILsaas was the Chief Guest with Serena Hotels management
www.thenews.com.pk The News

Islamabad : The communities of Shigar and Khaplu areas in Gilgit-Baltistan region have thanked the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan for their continuous support to them for the better quality of life.

Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan Holds Ground-breaking Ceremony In Ghezer 2021-10-24

 Flickr Aga Khan Higher Secondary Shcool, Gilgit

Gilgit, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Oct, 2021 ) :Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan held a ground-breaking ceremony for two state-of-the-art regional Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gupis and Yasin, promising continuity of quality education till grade 12 for the students of the region.

The Minister for Education for Gilgit-Baltistan, Raja Muhammad Azam Khan, graced the occasion as chief guest, while the Deputy Speaker of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly, Nazir Ahmad, and President Aga Khan Council for Pakistan, Hafiz Sherali, attended as guests of honour.

EU to help uplift Pakistani communities impacted by Covid-19 - with AKF

Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the EU to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundatio
The Express Tribune

The European Union has decided to co-finance three projects, for more than €7 million, to alleviate the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on communities in Pakistan.

The initiative also aims to increase the voice of the youth as well as providing support to Pakistan's civil society.

The announcement followed the signing of three contracts by Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, and representatives of the main implementing partners: Agha Khan Foundation, Norwegian Church Aid, and Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.

Pakistani women scale the heights in rescue teams

Avalanche rescue training in Chitral [image courtesy: AKAH-P]
The Third Pole

Shamim Bano, a middle-school teacher, has recently returned from a fortnight in Kabul where she taught Afghan women to do search and rescue work. The training “involved climbing mountains and gorges using ropes and harnesses, using ziplines and rappelling. Any wrong move and you can start a rock fall,” she explained.

Handling serious casualties, “with broken bones, head, neck and back injuries,” was also part of the training, she added.

50 Himalayan ibex spotted in rare sighting in Gilgit-Baltistan's Hunza Valley (AKRSP Project)

A group of ibex photographed in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Khyber valley.
www.geo.tv GEO News

LAHORE: The World Wildlife Fund - Pakistan captured rare footage of about 50 Himalayan ibex near Passu Glacier in Hunza Valley, The News reported Thursday.

The Himalayan ibex is indigenous to Pakistan's Himalayan and Karakoram range.

WWF-Pakistan’s team captured the footage with a local wildlife photographer to understand how communities have protected wildlife in the area, a press statement by the WWF-Pakistan read.

SCO, AKF (Pak) sign MoU to improve IT, digital infrastructure in GB 2021-01-26


ISLAMABAD: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Special Communications Organization (SCO) and the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) [AKF (Pak)] to improve IT and digital infrastructure and services in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

The overall purpose of the MoU is to strengthen cooperation between SCO, AKF (Pak) and other Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) agencies in light of the shared objective of sustainable socio-economic development of GB through reliable internet and telecom infrastructure.

$4.2m GB project envisages massive tree plantation

Representatives of AKAH,P and the Forest and Wildlife Department of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan planted trees to mark the

The Newspaper's Correspondent

GILGIT: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Pakistan (AKAH-P) and the government of Gilgit-Baltistan have announced a US dollar 4.2 million project to plant 50 million trees across the region to reduce the climate-induced natural disasters.
The announcement was made at a function here on Friday.

The project will use tree plantation to absorb carbon and stabilise soil and slopes in hazard-prone areas, mitigating climate change and disaster risk, according to a press release issued here on Friday.

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