Last update: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05am

General News: Pakistan


Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad Police have arrested eight persons including two women allegedly involved in looting a house, taking away valuables from a vehicle and recovered valuables worth Rs 13 million from them, police said.
On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab, provincial minister for primary and secondary health Khawaja Imran Nazir along with secretary Ali Jan Khan visited Gujrat to probe into the sad incident of gang rape with two lady health workers by the dacoits at a basic health unit.
At least six suspects were taken into custody, including a proclaimed offender, by Karachi police after raids were conducted in different areas of the metropolis in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The Professionals Network (TPN) in collaboration with School of Leadership, Indus Hospital, AMTF, Pakistan Red Crescent and many other relevant organisations, is organising the 6th International CSR Summit & Awards ceremony on January 26, at a Hotel in Karachi,
Cadet College Larkana student Muhammad Ahmed, who was tortured by his teacher leaving him paralysed, awaits financial aid from the Sindh government which had promised to send him to the United States for treatment. His father Muhammad Rashid says that for the past several weeks he has been running from pillar to post at the Sindh Secretariat, but to no avail.
Minister of State Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman attended the 9th IPEMC (Inter Provincial Education Minister's Conference) as a chairman of IPEMC on Tuesday. National Minimum Standards of Quality Education has been approved and formally launched in 9th IPEMC. Minister of State admired the efforts of all the provincial education ministries and education departments and said that the national indicators of education (literacy rate, adjusted net enrolment rate, quality education etc) have been improved over the year.
To improve the standard of health education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a joint Social Integration Outreach Programme of Khyber Medical University Peshawar and Higher Education Commission concluded.