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The government will launch a programme for promoting child health in selected areas of Fata, with the total estimated cost $3.1 million, with the financial assistance of World Bank. According to an update project report, selection of child health services will be offered to families with children aged 0-24 months in four pilot OSSs, which comes to around 40,000 families. The selected services include child health awareness and counselling, screening of children for malnutrition using growth monitoring, immunisation services, and referral of complicated cases.

The South China University of Technology (SCUT), China and the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) inked a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the areas of academia and research to get benefit from each other experiences. According to agreement, National Institute of Food Science and Technology, UAF and Centre for Polymer from Renewable Resources School of Light Industry and Food Engineering, SCUT, will conduct the joint research and capacity building projects keeping in view the demands of ever increasing population and emerging challenges of 21st century.
In order to spread awareness about different types of hepatitis, Ziauddin University organised an interactive seminar "Prevent Hepatitis: It's up to you", to mark the World Hepatitis Day. The seminar focused on the barriers in hepatitis cure and the importance of screening and early diagnosis.
The Sindh University Selection Board recommended promotions of 58 faculty members to grade 20 & grade 21 as associate professor and professor respectively here on Wednesday. Chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Abida Taherani, the Sindh University's selection board in its 164th meeting held at VC Office recommended promotions of 28 associate professors and 30 professors on the basis of required criteria including educational qualification, teaching experience and research papers.
The families and relatives of thirteen youth who went missing the other day held a protest demonstration in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area, demanding the authorities concerned for safe recovery of their loved ones. According to details, 13 friends went missing mysteriously after they left for Hyderabad from Gulistan-e-Jauhar area on Tuesday night to attend a marriage ceremony.
Skill Enhancement Initiative implemented by Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) in collaboration with the UNHCR and Commissionerate Afghan Refugees (CAR) has been re-launched in District Charsadda and Mardan for 300 female and 200 male including 25% (125) Afghan refugees to get benefited.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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