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Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar has announced results of MBBS Third Professional Annual Examinations 2014 here on Wednesdday, in which total 1,526 students of 13 public and private sector medical colleges of the province were appeared and 959 declared successful. The overall passing ratio was 63 percent.

The 11th Convocation Ceremony of Bahria University Karachi Campus and 6th Convocation ceremony of Pakistan Navy School of Logistics were held on January 25th at Bahria University Karachi Campus. Students were also honoured with gold and silver medals for their outstanding achievements in their academic career.
Community Research and Development Organisation (CRDO) organized two, two-day training workshops for Psychological First-Aid for the teachers of public sector schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Besides, 75 teachers, community volunteers also attended the training.
The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) organized the provincial launch of the "Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Pakistan - 2014" for the Sindh Province here on Wednesday. Addressing the launching ceremony, Dr Fazlullah Pechuho, Additional Chief Secretary-Education, Government of Sindh, said that there is also dearth of merit-based HR as teachers have not been hired on merit for the last 30 years.
On the directives of Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Abida Taherani, the Director Maintenance Professor Hafeez Abro got two special chairs prepared and handed over the same to the chairpersons of concerned departments in order to facilitate both the special students who are studying in BS (Commerce) & BS (IT) on the campus.
According to IESCO spokesman, due to electricity maintenance/development work, power supply of the following feeders would remain suspended as under:
The Punjab government has issued notification of 25 new chairmen District Zakat Committees to distribute Zakat funds among deserving families in their respective districts. Addressing to the newly nominated chairmen here on Wednesday Minister for Zakat and Usher, Malik Nadeem Kamran urged them to come up to the confidence expressed by the govt in them and discharge their moral and religious duties with over & above their personal leanings.


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
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WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
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