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During the first fifteen weeks of the current year, as many as 47 children have been paralysed with polio as compared to six during the same period in 2013. The major chunk of these cases have come from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, seven and 38 respectively. During the period in 2013, as many as three cases were reported from KP while no case was reported from FATA during that period.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday chaired the meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) here. The Ecnec approved the "Establishment and Operation of Basic Education Community Schools in the Country," project with a rationalised cost of Rs 4,282.059 million.
The first phase of Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) annual examinations would commence on April 22, amid reports that electricity of several colleges, designated as examination centres, has been disconnected due to non-payment of dues.
The honorary Consul General of Japan in Peshawar, Fazal Karim Afridi inaugurated a primary school in village Wallo Meala, Jamrud, Khyber Agency on Friday. Accompanied by the tribal elders, he also visited various portion and classes of the newly constructed school in the village, about 12 kilometres away from Jamrud. The entire school was tastefully decorated with banners and posters of the Pak-Japan flags carrying slogans in favour of both the countries.
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad and China's Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), Guangzhou, on Friday concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Academic Co-operation and a Student Exchange Agreement. The documents were signed by Major General Masood Hasan (Retd), Rector NUML and Professor Zhong Weihe, President GDUFS.
KP Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA-UNDP) Programme, in collaboration with provincial Education department, enrolled 95 children in government-run primary level schools in Union Council Jogani, Peshawar. The RAHA-UNDP Programme, funded by European Union, launched a special enrolment campaign in union councils of targeted districts, under which 95 children, including 60 boys and 35 girls, enrolled in various government primary schools in Jogani
Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Lieutenant General Muhammad Akram (Retd) while addressing the opening session of first International Young Engineers Convention (IYEC 2014) at UET Lahore on Friday said that we are planning to establish Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Engineering and Technology and Information Technology University in Rahim Yar Khan.


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
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