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Madrassa roof collapse kills six students

At least six students died and 12 others sustained injuries when roof of a madrassa (religious seminary) collapsed in Ali Khel area in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to rescue officials, the roof of the seminary located near Ali Khel Chowk of Sabirabad caved in, leaving students and teachers trapped under the debris. After …

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Climate change & monsoon trends

CLIMATE Change is an inevitable phenomenon which has lasting effects on the survival of mankind. Despite Pakistan’s vulnerability to Climate Change, it has been given less priority by the government due to other national issues of high concern. The climate change in Pakistan has resulted in extreme weather conditions, torrential …

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War of ideas

As the political jugglery and circus around the Panama leaks and corruption in Islamabad continued, a terrorist attack in Lahore left 26 people including, eight policemen, dead and more than 50 others injured. The police was the obvious target of this attack. Over the last few months, terror has spread …

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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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Education spending in G-B

Without being one in the constitutional sense, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has some trappings of a province. It presents and approves a budget in its own assembly. However, resources flow through the budget allocated to the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, not as a share in the National Finance Commission. The …

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Farzana speaks on gender parity in Pakistan

Recognising the role of women in political empowerment, the Centre for Career Education (ECCE) invited Asia Institute of Public Policy President Farzana Yaqoob to Czech Republic where she delivered a speech on the state of gender parity in Pakistan at a ceremony held in Prague on Saturday. The ECCE is …

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‘Pakistan most vulnerable to climate change risk’

Pakistan is ranked the 8th most vulnerable country in the world to the risks and associated costs of climate change, yet the issue receives relatively little attention in the national media. Moreover, climate change tends to be reported as a standalone issue, often overlooking its impact on agriculture (23% of …

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What is mental health?

As part of a yearlong series, the Petoskey News-Review, sister paper to the Herald Times, will consider a number of different issues relating to mental health and mental illness in Northern Michigan. This is the first installment in the monthly series on mental health in the community. Mental health and …

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‘Strong LGs needed to redress grievances of Sindh’s people’

A strong local government is needed to redress the grievances of all the communities living in Sindh because the present system has many flaws and requires rectification, guests at a research report launch were told on Tuesday. The launch of ‘Undermining Local Governance: A Review of the Sindh Local Government …

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