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LHC reserves verdict on private medical college admissions

A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday reserved judgement on several petitions, challenging central admission policy followed by private medical colleges. The court, however, restrained private medical colleges from displaying merit lists till December 7 when it will announce the verdict. The petitions were filed by …

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National Theatre Festival continues at PNCA

The 12th National Theatre Festival continues to enthral audience at Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Objectives of the month-long festival are to foster theatrical activities by providing a platform to the leading theatre groups in the country. “Entries to the festival are warmly welcomed from theatre groups from all over the country,” an official of the PNCA said.  Around 45 stage plays would be performed during the festival . The PNCA is …

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Separate and unequal

Our Constitution recognises the significance of education. Article 25A (added by the 18th Amendment) provides: “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years…” In Article 37, the Constitution envisages, “the State shall (a) promote, with special care, the educational …

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Children’s access to education is a right

The Universal Children’s Day is celebrated all around the world today (November 20). While today is a day to celebrate children and the recognition of their rights, it should also remind us of our responsibility as adults, governments, and societies to ensure their protection, well-being, and development. We are living …

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USAID hands over mobile bus libraries to CADD

To mark International Education Week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over two mobile libraries to the Capital Administration and Development Division here on Thursday. The ceremony which was held at a local school, involved the signing of the transfer agreement by USAID’s Office Director for Education Dr. Christopher Steel …

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Pakistani students win silver at iGEM 2017

Students from Pakistan were awarded with a silver medal for their project at the iGEM [International Genetically Engineered Machine] 2017, which was held at Boston’s Hynes Convention Centre Monday afternoon. The team includes Muhammad Dawood, Ushma Farooq, Hassan Raza, Hassnain Qasim, Ayesha Khan and Babar Nawaz. The students belong to …

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Private schools’ fee structure

It is of great concern that our country is facing major developmental challenges in many areas, including the much significant education sector. There exists a widening gap between the government and private schools due to multiple reasons but the problem, that goes unnoticed, is the system on which private schools …

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Female education in Balochistan

Female education in Balochistan. We are well-aware that females play a vital role for the development and progress of the society, nation as well country. A famous saying goes like this: when you educate a man you educate a man when you educate a female you educate a nation. This means that female education is extremely …

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