Last update: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 04am

General News: Pakistan


Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended 10 electricity thieves upon the special directives of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan in different areas of IESCO Region. According to the details 04 culprits were caught red handed from Rawalpindi Circle, 01 from Attock Circle, 02 from Chakwal Circle and 03 from Jhelum Circle.
US Consul General Brian Heath greeted here Tuesday 19 Pakistani women prior to their departure for summer exchange programs in the United States."My sincere congratulations to all of the participants in the Summer Sisters 2016 exchange program," said Heath, while thanking partners: iEARN, the US Pakistan Women's Council and American University, here at a local hotel. Also attending were iEARN CEO Farah Kamal, iEARN General Manager Saleem Ibrahim, Public Affairs Officer Li Ping Lo and Cultural Attaché Griffin Rozell.
Pakistan has remained far from achieving its national and international commitments with regards to protecting and promoting the rights of children in the country.
The speakers at a seminar on Cooperative Vocational Training (CVT), highlighted the importance of engagement of the industry in designing and delivering vocational training to produce a skilled workforce according to the demands of the job market. They also called upon the industry to step forward and participate in producing skilled workers to meet the demands of domestic and international markets and laid emphasis on technical and vocational education and training.
Afghan Consulate in Peshawar was closed in protest against "checking of vehicle of Consular General, Aaj News reported on Tuesday. Vehicle of Afghan Consul General was stopped at a check post in Peshawar that irked the Afghan diplomat who ordered closure of the Consulate in protest against that.
All timings are in PST (Pakistan Standard Time).

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