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Microsoft invited to broaden IT base in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman on Monday urged upon the Microsoft team to put in place innovative and cost effective models to help broaden the technology base of the country, besides helping the under privileged segments of the society in the field of health and education. A high-level delegation of Microsoft […]

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Only education can give rise to developed nation: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing his displeasure over the non-implementation of Free and Compulsory Education Act 2012, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that education is a basic right of every child and only an educated generation can give rise to a developed nation. Launching the Prime Minister’s Education Initiative here yesterday, Premier Sharif assigned the task to […]

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Punjab doubles allocation for education scholarships

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced increasing the annual amount of the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) from Rs2 billion to Rs4 billion and giving educational scholarships to 200,000 deserving talented students the next year. He also announced giving scholarships for an MSc education to the talented students belonging to FATA under the PEEF. […]

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Education is right, not privilege, Malala tells UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Accompanied by 193 children holding lanterns, Malala Yusufzai persuaded leaders from across the world to promise that every child would have the right to safe, free and quality education. “Education is not a privilege, education is a right,” Malala told world leaders at the opening session of the 2030 sustainable development summit. Prime […]

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Education for all: I have a dream

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KARACHI: Syed Fahad Ali, a passionate young man running the Aghaaz School entirely on his own in a small neighbourhood in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, has only one rule: if someone wants to enrol their boys in his school, they have to get their girls enrolled as well. “I have made it mandatory in my school that if […]

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At risk: Pakistan’s child rights efforts stunted

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is lagging in its commitment to educate its children and is simply “sugarcoating statistics” to appease the outside world. This was said by Marium Soomro, the advocacy and communication manager at Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child. She was speaking on Tuesday at the “Pakistan’s Performance on Implementation of […]

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Veteran journalist to be appointed as education adviser

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Karachi: The federal government has decided to appoint veteran journalist Azfar Bukhari as an adviser to promote higher education and the official notification in this connection is likely to be issued after Eid holidays. Bukhari has received various national and international awards, and also been praised by the Sindh Assembly through a unanimously passed resolution […]

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Govt faces criticism for ‘ignoring’ health, education in Punjab budget

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LAHORE: The opposition members in Punjab Assembly have criticised the PML-N government for allegedly ignoring key sectors like health and education for a single Metro Bus Project which will only benefit people of Rawalpindi. Asif Mehmood, PTI’s member, during his budget speech said only for a single Metro Bus Project, a huge amount was spent […]

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Fulfill legal obligations, minister tells Axact’s channel

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said the government would issue NOC to the BOL channel when it fulfills its constitutional obligations and obey Pemra rules. The federal minister said this at the time when he stood to address an education conference here but at the time some employees […]

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Consensus on media code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The second round of discussions between the government committee set up to devise a code of conduct on the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association was held here on Friday under the chair of Advisor to PM Irfan Siddiqui at his office. Special Advisor to PM Barrister Zafarullah […]

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President for better education, training of youngsters

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KARACHI: President MamnoonHussain said on Tuesday that imparting quality education and training to the younger generation was the need of the hour. He was talking to a delegation of Kiran and Akhuwat Foundation here at the State Guest House. Students from Lyari area were also present on the occasion. “We desire that the best possible […]

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Education basic right of every child: CII

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani here on Thursday said that child education to be started from the age of seven. Addressing a press conference after the seminar on developing curriculum of primary education, he said there are three basic aspects of education for Muslims including ideology, morality and […]

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6.2m children out of schools despite increase in Sindh education budget

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KARACHI: Despite a steady increase in education budget over the years and legislation to make school education compulsory and free for children, the fact that 6.2 million children in Sindh aged between five and 16 years do not go to school is a cause for concern. This was stated in a conference organised by the […]

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Hate material in books has impacted entire generations

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LAHORE: Panelists discussed on Tuesday the impact of hate material in textbooks on society at a conference by the National Commission for Justice and Peace on “Uprooting Religious Intolerance through Formal Education in Pakistan”. They discussed a Supreme Court judgement of 2014 which is the very first reinterpretation of Article 20, which calls for religious […]

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