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Girls get a chance in Neelum Valley, Kashmir

Islamabad, July 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): A new public high school for girls was inaugurated in Kashmir on 3 July 2013, funded by the Norwegian Embassy. It gives the chance to 500 girls to have a decent education in proper facilities, even though they live far up in the mountainous area of Kashmir. Not far from […]

Norway provides NOK 240 million to efforts to eradicate polio

Islamabad, June 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Polio can be eradicated within the space of five to six years. Norway is to increase its level of support for efforts to eradicate polio by NOK 190 million, to NOK 240 million (USD 40 million). “I am pleased to announce that the Norwegian Government is proceeding with plans to […]

Norway signs deal with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime aiming at improving law and criminal justice in Punjab

Islamabad, June 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): Norway has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), aiming at improving law and criminal justice in Punjab. The newly appointed Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pakistan, Mr. César Guedes and the Norwegian Ambassador Ms. Cecilie Landsverk […]

Norwegian Prime Minister congratulates Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, June 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg congratulates Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan for a third time. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Mr. Stoltenberg underlined the historic nature of the 11 May elections, and the impressive democratic will of the Pakistani people. He […]

Elections in Pakistan shows that democratic will is there: Norwegian Minister

Islamabad, May 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): I would like to congratulate Pakistan on a historic election. For the first time in the country’s history, a democratically elected government will be replaced by another democratically elected government,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. “Pakistan’s democracy is developing. Although the final assessments of the election may […]

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad works to promote participation of women in politics

Islamabad, March 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): Gender equality is important for democratization, development and the economy. One hundred years since Norwegian women gained the right to vote the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Islamabad works to promote the participation of women in politics and women’s economic opportunities. Norway celebrates 100 years since Norwegian women gained the right […]