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Community participation necessary to increase literacy rate

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday said no human being could attain socio-economic progress without education. “No nation in the world can attain development and prosperity without the support of education and it is the foremost right of every child which deserves tremendous attention. Education is such an important inheritance which …

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Implementation of Senior Citizens Act

Deputy Speaker, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Professor Dr. Meher Taj Roghani has stressed need for the practical implementation of the Senior Citizens Act and has urged the authorities of the KP PA standing committee on Social Welfare to play their due role in this regard. Talking to a representative delegation of Community Research and Development Organization (CRDO) …

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Restoring the glory of a neglected heritage site

The iconic Pakistan Chowk which oozes history but now wears a derelict look is soon to be developed into a heritage site with the inauguration of a community centre which will include the community in the upkeep and the projection of the historical importance of the place. The project aims …

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LSU launches Community Service Initiative 2017

Lahore Students Union (LSU) held a community service volunteer meet-up event at Books n Beans, in Lahore. This was the 2nd event held this summer, a routine part of LSU’s Community Service initiative that seeks to engage and motivate Pakistan’s youth to volunteer and work for the betterment of fellow …

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PPAF connects development sector with students

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) concluded its 5thSummer Internship Programme 2017. The ten days long programme aimed at providing students with hands on knowledge and exposure to the core areas of development sector in Pakistan. A total of 20 interns including11 females and 9 males underwent the summer internship programme this year; these students belonged to diverse cultural …

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Seminar highlights role of community in poverty reduction

A consultation workshop on the role of community in poverty reduction was held under the Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme at the Conference Hall of SRSO Complex, Sukkur. The SUCCESS programme is being mutually funded by the European Union and the Sindh government. Presiding over …

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‘Community-based bodies should diversify philanthropic activities’

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has urged the community-based organisations to strengthen and diversify their philanthropic activities across the country. The governor was talking to a delegation of the Jamiyat Punjabi Saudagran-e-Delhi (JPDS) that called on him Tuesday. Zubair said communities could play an effective role in proper identification and consequent …

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The secret of prosperity

“Development is about collective change,” says Safiullah Baig, a progressive development professional in Altit, Hunza. “It is not about individualistic ventures. It is about the qualitative transformation of society in favour of the poor, marginalised and disadvantaged.” To him, “development is a process of [the] reconstruction of both the discourses …

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