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Child workers

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The Lahore High Court has stepped in to ease the plight of the millions of child domestic workers employed in households across Punjab. A LHC bench hearing a petition filed in March this year has ordered that the provincial government step in to ensure that no child under the age of 15 is employed as […]

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Food security, climate change: Sindh Peoples Caravan sets off today to raise awareness

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KARACHI: Fishermen are all set to launch the 14-day ‘Sindh Peoples Caravan’ on Tuesday (today) to stress the importance of climate change and food security. The caravan, being organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), will move through different districts of Sindh, including Thatta, Sajawal, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Naushero Feroze, Sanghar, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro […]

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Health plan to be implemented in phases, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for effective execution and monitoring of the PM’s National Health Programme being launched next month to provide free treatment to the poor. Presiding over a meeting held here on Thursday to finalise the arrangements for the programme, he said it should be implemented in phases to filter out […]

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‘Climate change will force another 100 million people into poverty’

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Faisalabad – The Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that the climate change could force an additional 100 million people worldwide to live in extreme poverty by 2030. He was speaking at the concluding session of a five-day workshop titled “Climate Changes Resilient Agriculture Systems”, arranged […]

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Development: ‘More investment needed in education, health’

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MIANWALI: To end poverty, we have to invest more in education, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday. He was addressing corner meetings in Mianwali district ahead of the local government elections. “We should learn from developed countries, who have invested more in human resources. Prosperity can be achieved by investing in health […]

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Climate change to force 100m more to extreme poverty: WB

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WASHINGTON: Climate change could force an additional 100 million people around the world to live in extreme poverty by 2030, warns a new World Bank report. In Pakistan, climate change can reduce the income of the bottom 40 per cent by more than 8 per cent, the report warns. It shows how this change makes […]

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IT course planned for 800 students

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QUETTA: Around 880 students of Balochistan, divided in 44 batches, will be enrolled in the Oracle Graduation Programme. This was revealed by the provincial secretary for information technology, Dr Omar Babar, at a meeting chaired by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch on Wednesday. Addressing the meeting, also attended by a delegation of the […]

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