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56% Pakistani men offer Eid prayers in neighborhood mosque

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: More than half (56 percent) of Pakistani men offer their Eid prayers in a neighborhood mosque, according to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup ... Read More »

40% Pakistani youth like to go abroad: survey

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Forty (40) percent of Pakistani youth say they would like to go abroad, according to a Gilani Research Foundation survey. In the nationally representative sample of men ... Read More »

UN seeks more support for humanitarian response in northwest Pakistan

KOHAT: UN Humanitarian Coordinator Timo Pakkala along with other senior UN and government officials visited the embarkation point in Jerma, Kohat, on October 02, 2013. The purpose of the trip was to evaluate the humanitarian support being provided to the displaced families returning from camps and host communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homes in the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. — UNOCHA/Humaira Mehboob

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: More funds are urgently needed to continue critical humanitarian assistance for more than one million temporarily displaced people across northwestern Pakistan due to insecurity since 2008, UN ... Read More »

PAF contingent off to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage

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Maverick Report KARACHI: A contingent of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) comprising 80 intending pilgrims left for Jeddah from the PAF Base Shahra-e-Faisal here. According to a press release issued ... Read More »

46% Pakistanis believe proportion of youth consuming drugs increased

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Nearly half (46 percent) of Pakistanis believe that the proportion of Pakistani youth that consumes drugs/alcohol has gone up, according to a Gilani Research Foundation survey. In ... Read More »

71% of Pakistanis have personal mobile phone

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Seventy-one (71) percent of Pakistanis say they have a personal mobile phone and 48 percent of them claim they don’t use SMS, according to a survey. In ... Read More »

46% of Pakistanis say they serve processed juice to guests in summers

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Nearly half (46 percent) of Pakistanis say that they serve juice (processed) to guests in summers, a survey has found. In the survey, a nationally representative sample ... Read More »

US consul general promotes business, education in southern Punjab

MULTAN: US Consul General Nina Fite visits a mango orchard.

Maverick Report LAHORE: During a visit to Multan and Bahawalpur, US Consul General Nina Fite met with business and industry leaders, political leadership, and educational organizations. According to a press ... Read More »

USAID assists DISCOs in improving working conditions for women

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: In a milestone accomplishment, six government-owned power distribution companies (DISCOs) have adopted Protection Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act 2010. The United States Agency for International ... Read More »

Pakistan assures of protecting Afghan refugees beyond June 30

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan and Afghan governments and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday agreed to enhance their efforts and collaborate in finding solutions for Afghan refugees in ... Read More »

Better protection of children working in fisheries, aquaculture urged

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Maverick Report ROME: Governments need to take measures to protect children from harmful work in small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, say the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Labor ... Read More »

Pakistan launches hotlines to handle public data-related complaints

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Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: On the directives of the minister for interior, Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has launched two hotlines — 7000 and 051-111-786-100 — to help citizens ... Read More »