Construction for the Pakistani government-approved Shri Krishna Mandir complex in Islamabad has been halted by municipal authorities amid protest by hardline Islamic clerics and politicians who say the Hindu temple has no place in the Pakistani capital
There was a time when starting up a business of any kind required an immense amount of market research and some physical office space to meet potential clients. But the days of big offices may be coming to an end. It’s called co-working, and one co-working place in Pakistan is designed to help women entrepreneurs. VOA’s Gaitty Ara Anis explains from Islamabad.
A University of Georgia researcher reported that about 90 percent of all the plastic ever produced is still around, most of it is in the ocean or the world's landfills. To combat this rising tide of garbage, many cities, states and countries are banning single-use plastic bags. Islamabad recently became the first Pakistan city to take this small step toward reducing this mountain of waste. VOA's Gaitty Ara Anis has more from Islamabad in this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.