Last update: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10am

General News: Pakistan


Perception Survey conducted by American Business Council showed that there was a significant improvement of over 30 percent in the law and order situation as compared to last year.
Hundreds of owners of private schools and colleges took out a rally to protest against the provincial government's anti-private education sector policies, and warned to expand the protest drive across the country, if the authorities concerned didn't resolve issues through dialogue.
The third impact evaluation report of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) claims a 7 per cent drop in poverty while using FEI (Food Energy Intake) poverty line and 3 per cent decline in poverty gap in accordance with CBN (Cost of Basic Needs) poverty line.
"Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has successfully started Chinese language classes in more nine cities. 15,000 persons will be trained in Chinese language course during current year. Chinese language course has been started in 13 cities across the province."
The Investigation Board for crashed Pakistan International Airline flight PK-661 in Havelian on December 7, was allowed on Tuesday to get conduct autopsy and intoxication of any illicit drug of air crew members. The District Magistrate Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in reply to a letter by Joint Director (Medical, Airport Manager CAA Islamabad, Dr Ejaz Ahmed allowed to conduct autopsy. The Joint Director CAA had requested that an autopsy of air crew of crashed flight PK-661 be carried out with indication of any illicit drug as per mandatory requirement for Investigation Board, a notification issued in this regard said.
National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday restarted the verification process of the Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs). Special boards formulated by NADRA have revealed that more than 16000 national CNICs are in the name of foreigners with 11,776 of them residing in the country.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).