Today’s deadly attack inside the Civil Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, has left at least 50 people killed and over 50 wounded, including a number of lawyers and journalists who had gathered at the hospital following the killing of the President of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident earlier this morning.
Islamabad, 26th July, 2016. More than 70 young students from across Pakistan have been selected for the European Union's Erasmus+ programme which remains the world's most successful student exchange programme. Young students from around the world will have an opportunity to pursue a master’s degree from different universities across Europe. The Erasmus Plus is a €14.7 billion programme, which combines all of the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport.
Islamabad, 29th June, 2016. Financing Agreements of the Balochistan Rural Development and Community Empowerment Programme and the International Labour and Environment Standards programme were signed today between the European Union and the Government of Pakistan. Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Government of Pakistan signed the Agreements on behalf of the GoP while Mr. Stefano Gatto, Chargé d'Affaires signed on EU's behalf.
In collaboration with the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON), National Security Division and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Seminar on ‘Refugee Crisis and Its Ramifications for Global & National Security’, was hosted on 16 May by the SASSI University.
The EU is working on a large number of development and humanitarian projects across Pakistan. Education and vocational training is the single largest sector for EU funding. Thousands of boys and girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh have improved access to schools due to EU funding. Higher quality of curricula and text books, and more professional teachers, are among the criteria for receiving EU funding.