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Students march for their rights

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Amid the beat of a drum and a dafli, students and civil society activists marched from the Arts Council roundabout to the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening to demand equality in the education system, implementation of an order for the restoration of student unions and many fundamental rights for students in different educational sectors. […]

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Artists not vandals: Students paint walls in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD: More than 200 students from different parts of the country and local institutions were provided with a unique canvass of walls to express themselves in a one-day ‘street art competition’ in Abbottabad on Sunday. Organised by the Abbottabad district administration and the local tehsil councils with support from a large private paints manufacturer along with […]

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A leaf from history: KU students take a journey through time

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KARACHI: University of Karachi’s history department took the city on a walk through historical events one may not be familiar with as it opened a three-day exhibition at its art gallery where models of architectural wonders, replicas of world-famous paintings, sketches and maps were exhibited on Tuesday. Students from second, third and fourth years put up […]

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NBP plants saplings in Mardan

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In a bid to mitigate the impact of climate change and global warming, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) had planted saplings at Mardan as part of national tree plantation drive of the government. Shaukat Mahmood, Group Head, Service Quality Group, was welcomed by Dr Khurshid Ahmed, VC, AWKUM, Dr Qadar Baksh at Abdul Wali Khan […]

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Sew. Reap. Repeat: Lyari road gets a green makeover

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KARACHI : With the effects of climate change already making their mark, corporations are stepping up to play their role in mitigating the phenomenon. Sunsilk and Fashion Pakistan (FP) joined hands with Kiran Foundation on Sunday for a tree plantation drive titled, ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’, dedicated to late humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. The drive planted […]

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Three shows on first day of children’s film festival

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LAHORE: Up to 1,500 children attended the first day of 7th Lahore International Children’s Film Festival of 2015 at Alhamra Art Centre and Cinepax on Monday. Children appreciated films ‘Daughter of an Ocean from United States’, and ‘Baroque n Roll from Canada’. The film ‘Daughter of an Ocean’ is about remembering the story of a […]

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Senators call for giving priority to students from terror-hit areas in award of scholarship

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ISLAMABAD: There is a need to give foreign scholarships to students from underdeveloped and terrorism-affected areas in the country, said Leader of the House in the Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, on Friday. According to Senator Zafarul Haq, priority should be given to students from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Baloch­istan, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa and under­developed areas […]

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Children’s film festival concludes

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KARACHI: Who doesn’t enjoy a break from regular school work and if that break means watching films, well, what else can a student ask for? The happy faces of students of schools from across the city, who enjoyed the shows during the 10-day 5th Karachi International Children’s Film Festival organised by The Little Art in […]

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Young developers meet future employers at IT expo

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Karachi: Young Fahim’s excitement was evident. And why wouldn’t it be? The famous fictional character Wall-E was right in front of him responding to vocal commands. The robot said its name in the typical robotic monotone when asked, and moved left and right when instructed. “Impressive,” said one viewer, as the people standing near him […]

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‘US offering students scholarships to help Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The US consul general in Karachi, Brian Heath, on Thursday said his government’s key focus to help Pakistan was on education for which the United States was providing opportunities to Pakistani graduates extensively. Speaking to students and faculty members of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) during his visit to the campus, Mr Heath […]

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