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Experts stress ‘education in emergencies’ in Pakistan

Karachi—Recent conflicts – Pakistan hosts the largest number of refugees in the world – and natural disasters have worsened Pakistan’s ongoing educational crisis affecting access and the provision of quality education. In such a scenario, more concerted efforts are needed to frame concrete policies and procedures for managing education in emergency situations at the federal, provincial and local government levels. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Naseem’s book Falak Hatheli Par launched

Abbottabad—Prominent Poet of Hazara, Naseem Abbasi wrote various books of his poetry namely “Nia Asman”, Filhal, and “Falak Hatheli Par” while another book “Wo Ek Lafz “is under publication nowadays, however, an opening ceremony of his poetry book “Falak Hatheli Par” was organized under the auspices of Bazm-e-Ilm-o-Fun Hazara Abbottabad here. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Wide-scale social reform package aimed for Balochistan: Dr Malik

Islamabad—Reforms and changes in laws and rules of business are necessary to ensure benefits of the fiscal devolution under the 18th constitutional amendment in Balochistan. Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr Mohammad Malik said this while addressing the concluding session of the 2-day Balochistan Development Forum organized by the Chief Minister Policy Reform Unit here on Tuesday. ... Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Details

Citizen appeals govt for security against threats of extortionists

Islamabad—Father of the World Youngest Microsoft Certified IT Professional children has demanded of the Prime Minister, President and Interior Minister for providing security to him and his family against the extortionists who were threatening of kidnapping and killing all. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Hereditary politics root cause of all ills faced by country: Musharraf

Karachi—Chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and former President, General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf has said the hereditary politics in the country as a result of which a particular group is occupying the affairs of the country and educated and talented youths are not being allowed to come forward has led to prevailing circumstances. He stated this while talking to members of Pakistan Youth Parliament who met the former President at his residence along with Central Secretary General (SG) of the party, Dr Amjad. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Comprehensive policy to control spread of narcotics designed

Islamabad—The government has designed a comprehensive policy to control smuggling and spread of narcotics in the country. The number of police stations have been increased from 25 to 28 by activating three additional police stations in the country, said an official of Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control while talking to APP. He said deployment of Anti Narcotics personnel would be increased at all international airports, seaports and dry ports to counter narcotics trafficking through passengers and goods. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Friends Panel sweeps APP elections in Punjab

Lahore—Friends Panel of Associated Press of Pakistan workers sweep employees union Punjab CBA election 2014-16 for third consecutive term with overwhelming majority across the province. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Edu only tool to steer people out of darkness, ignorance

Khairpur—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that PPP government has taken necessary measures for the improvement of education sector. The objective is to ensure provision of standard education to the people of the province. This he said while performing stone lying ceremony of Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto Cadet College at village Bago Khan Metlo, a few kilometers from here on Sunday. The chief Minister said that the cadet college was being constructed at a cost of Rs593 million. “This cadet college is a gift for the people of Khairpur and adjoining areas by PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari. This institution being established after the name of Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto would be seat of learning. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Muslim rulers should react strongly to ‘cartoons’

Karachi—Former head of Jamaat e Islami (JI) Syed Munawwar Hassan on Sunday said that the heads of Muslim states should react strongly to blasphemous cartoons. He said that the Muslim Ummah will continue to protest throughout the world as long as those who made blasphemous cartoons remain at large. ... Monday, January 19, 2015 Details

Community Development Programme launched

Islamabad—Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Chairman Steering Committee and MDGs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Wednesday said a Rs 12.5 billion Community Development Programme had been launched to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

IGP satisfied over schools security

Peshawar—Inspector General of Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Durrani on Wednesday here visited various schools and reviewed security arrangements made to avoid any untoward incident in the future. Talking to media, Nasir Durrani appreciated the spirit and courage of the students and their parents. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

FHS gift to Gujranwala citizens

Gujranwala—Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Housing and Projects) Air Commodore Ghulam Qadir Lodhi said that Fazaia Housing Scheme FHS will proved to be a gift for citizen of Gujranwala, its Planning has done on modern lines, infrastructure development work is going on in remarkable manner and this scheme would be completed before the targeted time. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

Women empowerment top priority: Japan envoy

Hafizabad—The Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata has remarked the Government of Japan has given top priority to empowerment of women in Japan as well as other countries under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe. He said the provision of colossal for the establishment of a Science Laboratory in remote village and Vocational Training Centre in Hafizabad was one of the examples of such commitments of the Japan Government. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

TEVTA playing vital role in promoting skills

Lahore—Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) is playing vital role in promoting Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATC) across the province of the Punjab. Strength of on roll apprentices has been increased from 5984 to 12871 during last four years. ... Thursday, January 15, 2015 Details

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