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Education essential for inclusive growth: EU ambassador

ISLAMABAD: European Union Ambassador in Pakistan Androulla Kaminara said the body has continued to support Pakistan in her efforts to strengthen education and good governance for pursuing a path of inclusive growth and development in the country. To materialise the concept of good governance and strengthening the education system, particularly in far-flung towns, the union […]

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Workshop on mental health & disabilities organized by Handicap International in Chitral

CHITRAL: Handicap International, an NGO working on disabilities and mental health, organized a one day awareness workshop on “Disability inclusive response in pandemic for health and education institutions” in Chitral university which was attended by students, faculty members and community representatives. Talking to the participants Vice Chancellor of University of Chitral (UoC) Dr Zahir Shah […]

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Cabinet approves journalist protection bills

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved two long-awaited bills for protection of journalists and media professionals and criminalising forced disappearances in the country. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari confirmed the approval. “Today, the (federal) cabinet approved the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill and the Forced or Involuntary Disappearance (Criminal Law […]

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Govt to disburse over Rs.70.62bln for water projects in FY 21

(Web Desk) ISLAMABAD: The government has disbursed Rs70,619.208 million for various water resource projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) in three quarters of the fiscal year 2020/21. According to the data of the Planning Commission, Rs77,860.087 million was allocated for various water resource sectors in the current fiscal year. Of the total allocation, […]

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Turnout for NA-249 by-poll indicates eroding public confidence in electoral process, Fawad Chaudhery

(Web Desk) ISLAMABAD: The low voter turnout during the NA-249 by-election held a day earlier in Karachi indicates that the public is losing confidence in the electoral process, says Information Fawad Chaudhry. In a message on Twitter on Friday, the information minister once again asked the opposition to consider Prime Minister Imran Khan’s suggestions for […]