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Sindh implementing educational projects worth Rs37bn ISLAMABAD: Over 150 schemes costing an amount of over Rs.37 billion were being implemented across the Sindh education sector.The schemes were aimed at enhancing girls' enrolment, reopening closed schools, improving standard of the education and ensuring basic amenities at the educational institutions in the province, Radio Pakistan reported.Also, Over 900 primary schools were being upgraded to middle school. Girls' enrolment is being enhanced by reopening 400 closed schools through rural support programme.Computer education has also been included in middle schools in the province.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Walk to create awareness about obesity on Thursday ISLAMABAD: An organization, Vagus Cosmetics, is organizing a walk on April 24 (Thursday), to create awareness among people about obesity and its implications on human health.The walk, under the title "Say No To Obesity", is aimed at creating awareness among masses about the health epidemic that kills millions around the world.Pakistan is one of the countries where obesity is increasing which may cause certain other diseases, including heart conditions, ,said spokesman of Vagus.The walk would ...
Geographic information system is being established in Thar ISLAMABAD: Over seventeen schemes costing an amount of over thirty billion rupees were being carried in Sindh for coal and energy development to meet the national as well as provincial energy requirements.Radio Pakistan quoting sources said that geographic information system was being established in Thar, besides establishing communication network in the coal field in the area.Sources informed Radio Pakistan that transmission line costing twenty two billion rupees was also being laid besides construction of link ...
Solar systems getting popularity in the twin cities ISLAMABAD: The Power crisis in the twin cities have compelled its dwellers to install solar systems to enjoy uninterrupted power supply.Like other parts of the country, hours-long loadshedding is being carried out in the twin cities. The residents are looking for alternative sources to run home appliances. The sale of solar energy systems has registered an increase in the electronic markets of twin cities.Muhammad Usman an industrialist, told this subscriber that solar panels were now ...
Labour conference to start on Thursday LAHORE: The Punjab government with the support of the federal government, ILO, EU and other development partners is organizing a three-day ministerial level South Asia Labour Conference at a local hotel on Thursday.Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will inaugurate the conference while Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony.The objective of the conference is to enhance cooperation among South Asian countries for joint initiatives to improve labour market ...
Present day is day of IT, IT considered key to success: Altaf KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), chief Altaf Hussain has said that the present day is a day of information technology and it is considered a key to success.He said that if we want to put Pakistan in the comity of developed nations then our citizens must know what is happening around the globe.Altaf expressed these views while giving a lecture to office bearers of different wings, said a statement issued by MQM here on Monday.In ...
Askari Bank joins Atlas Honda Ltd for launch of motorbikes ijarah scheme KARACHI: Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) through its Islamic banking operations has partnered with Atlas Honda Limited (AHL), the largest producer of motorbikes in Pakistan for the launch of riba free motorbikes ijarah facility for salaried class.Both the entities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Atlas Honda Head Office here. The program was attended by President and CEO Askari Bank Limited, Syed Majeedullah Hussaini, Country Head, Askari Islamic, Fahd Sardar Khan, Head of ...

 



 
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