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Women lawyers discuss workplace challenges, solutions at conference in Peshawar

19.01.2019 — Press release Pakistan
Peshawar: The first-ever Women Lawyers’ Conference of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was held on Saturday at the University of Peshawar, where female law professional from across the province shared their experiences, challenges at the workplace, lessons learned and way forward. They also reviewed the draft of Women Lawyers’ Charter.


2000-year-old Buddha statue from Pakistan exhibited in Switzerland

12.12.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Islamabad: The government of Pakistan has loaned a 2,000-year-old Buddha sculpture from Peshawar Museum to Switzerland for exhibition at the Rietberg Museum in Zurich. This is the first time that this sculpture has been sent out of Pakistan.


Mashal celebrates 10 years of work in urban slums

05.12.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Mashal Model School is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its work in urban slum areas of Islamabad this week. To mark the occasion, the school organized a charity event in its facilities near Bari Imam in Islamabad on Wednesday where the Head of Humanitarian Aid at the Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan, Ms. Franziska Vögtli, participated as chief guest.



Swiss envoy hosts exhibition of Pakistani artists

22.11.2018 — Pakistan
Islamabad: The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan Thomas Kolly, in collaboration with the National College of Arts Lahore, inaugurated an exhibition titled ‘Cross Border’ featuring Pakistani artists at his residence in Islamabad on Wednesday.


Swiss Embassy, ADB sign agreement to support National Disaster Risk Management Fund

16.07.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Islamabad: The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed an agreement on Monday to support the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF), recently established by the Government of Pakistan to finance investments in disaster risk reduction and preparedness that have high economic impact.



Winners of We the Peoples, We the Arts 2018 announced

10.05.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Islamabad: An international jury announced winners of an art competition on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador in Islamabad on Thursday. Each of the four winners and 25 finalists were given cash prizes, certificates and other gifts. 


Jury announces finalists of We the Peoples, We the Arts 2018

25.03.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Islamabad: An international jury announced finalists of a nation-wide art competition on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at Pakistan National Council of the Arts on Sunday. More than 140 submissions were received from all over Pakistan, out of which 25 finalists have been selected. 


Switzerland to provide CHF 5.1 million to KP govt for water reforms

23.01.2018 — Press release Pakistan
The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Peshawar on Tuesday, to improve water governance in KP with a total funding of 5.1 million Swiss francs (USD 5.3 million).


Locarno Festival: Open Doors in Pakistan

Sophie Bourdon, Head of Open Doors, Locarno Festival

15.01.2018 — Press release Pakistan
Sophie Bourdon, the Head of Open Doors section of the Locarno Festival, is visiting Pakistan to present various activities open to Pakistani filmmakers and producers in 2018 on the occasion of the International Film Festival. From 14th to 23rd January, 2018 in Pakistan, she will run the discussions and answer all possible questions by Pakistani professionals during sessions planned in Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar.


'Human Rights Film Tour' launched in Pakistan to commemorate the 70th year of UNDHR

11.12.2017 — Local news Pakistan
Islamabad: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights entered the 70th year of its existence on 10 December 2017, the International Human Rights Day. The Embassy of Switzerland commemorated the event with the official launch of ‘Human Rights Film Tour’ that will bring six human rights films to 45 countries over the next one year. On this occasion, Geneva-based International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights’ (FIFDH) Director Isabelle Gattiker and filmmaker Juan José Lozano presented the documentary ‘Crime Hunters’ at Lok Virsa in Islamabad.

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