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War, poverty stall progress on education rates over past decade: UNICEF

Nearly 123 million children are missing out on school worldwide – a number which has barely changed in the last ten years, prompting the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to call for more investments. Pervasive levels of poverty, protracted conflicts and complex humanitarian emergencies are to blame for the stagnation …

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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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Where are our modern day visionaries?

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa as performed his national duty by speaking out and talking straight on Defence Day. In the absence of an active, visionary and credible political leadership, somebody has to pick up the banner and lead. A candid, realistic, and fearless narrative had to be given …

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German envoy lauds use of clean energy in Pakistani industries

German Ambassador to Pakistan, Martin Kobler has said that besides terrorism, poverty and other issues there is also positive narrative about Pakistan which need to be highlighted in the western world, especially in Europe. At the inauguration of the first ever 1 megawatt (MW) solar power plant of Service Industries …

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Trained Educated Teachers Will Be Placed In All KPK Mosques

Auqaf Department was ordered to collect all information on the mosque all around KPK so that government would know what are the requirements and needs for the provision of trained teachers.  Ihsan Ghani, National Coordinator NACTA emphasized the importance of right teaching in order to control extremism in the country. …

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Climate policy gets cabinet’s nod

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet on Wednesday approved climate resilient development policy to mitigate negative effects of climate change on water, food and energy reservoirs. Briefing media persons after the provincial cabinet meeting, KP Information Minister Shah Farman said that the cabinet emphasised media projection of the policy and creating awareness among …

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Promoting gender equality

Provisional results of the newly conducted census reveal that there are 106.45 million men, 101.31 million women and 10,418 transgenders in Pakistan. It is obvious that there are 5 million less women than men and points to the phenomena of “missing women” as theorized by Amartya Sen in political economy …

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WSSK seeks Rs150m for machinery

The Water and Sanitation Services Kohat (WSSK) has demanded Rs150 million from the government to buy its own fleet of tractors and other machinery besides early handing over of the recycling plant for effective clean-up operations. Officials said that the recycling plant inaugurated a day ahead of Eid was just …

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USDA leads wheat productivity enhancement program annual meeting

Wheat, Pakistan’s most important crop, is in the spotlight at the National Agriculture Research Center, which is hosting a two-day Wheat Productivity Enhancement Program Meeting (WPEP) this week. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Dr. David Marshall gave opening remarks at today’s inaugural session. Marshall, from USDA’s Plant Science Unit, is the WPEP …

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CM orders reconstruction of drains in slums

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to construct drainage system and storm water drains in slums to improve life of the people living there. He was presiding over a meeting to review post-heavy rain situation in the city on Tuesday. The …

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