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PPP govt gives top priority to education: Shehla Raza ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza said that PPP government gives priority to education and the government has set the target to provide education to every children till 2015.   Talking to a private news channel, she said that Islam stresses on education for all, in pursuance of that government has offered special incentives to girls to get education especially in underdeveloped areas of the country.   She said that government is also making efforts to improve the standard of education.   She said that now provinces are able to allocate more funds for education after it becoming the provincial subject.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

Cylinder blast kills woman, injures two children KARAK: A woman lost her life while her two children sustained injuries when roof of their house caved in due to gas cylinder blast in Nari Paos area of the district on Tuesday morning.   According to police, the ill-fated family had just woke up and as the woman lit fire to prepare breakfast, the cylinder exploded due to gas leakage and roof of the house fell upon them.   The woman whose name could not be ascertained died ...

Another doctor kidnapped from Quetta QUETTA: Unknown armed men have kidnapped another doctor from the city on Monday night.   Police sources said that unidentified gunmen intercepted the vehicle of Dr. Abdul Aziz of Helper Eye Hospital and offloaded him and forced him to board their vehicle.   The kidnappers took away the doctor to unknown destination; police said adding that the abandoned vehicle of the doctor was found on Badini road in Bhosa Mandi area by Satellite Town police.   Police said that kidnapped doctor ...

Bomb Disposal Squad officials receive cash prize for defusing 80 bombs this year in Karachi KARACHI: Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Fayyaz Ahmed Laghari gave away cash prizes to the officials of bomb disposal squad on Tuesday for their best performance during the year 2012. The bomb disposal squad defused 80 bombs from January 01 to November 30 this year.   The bomb disposal squad’s officials who received cash prize include 14 Sub Inspectors, 10 Assistant Sub Inspectors, 12 Head Constables and 15 Constables. The cash prizes ranged from Rs.5000/- to 25000/- ...

2700kg Bhang seized, two accused arrested KARACHI: The excise police team of Larkana, led by Inspector Munawar Phulpoto, seized 2700kg Bhang during the search of truck No:LXX-3716 at Naudero Road, Larkana on Tuesday.   The excise police arrested Muhammad Nawaz Gujar and Rasheed Ahmed Gujar, residents of Gujarat, Punjab, under narcotics law and impounded the truck. Further investigation is underway, an official handout said here.   Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2012

Monetary policy to be announced on December 14 KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce the monetary policy on December 14.   This was stated by the Chief Spokesman of the Central Bank, Wasimuddin, here on Tuesday.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

Waterborne diseases, world ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization (WHO) says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world.   Most of the victims are young children, the vast majority of whom die of illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in water sources contaminated by raw sewage, According to Voice of America.   According to an assessment commissioned by the United Nations, 4,000 ...


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