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Pilot phase of new poverty survey to be launched soon ISLAMABAD: The pilot phase of new poverty survey of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) would be launched soon on latest technology and every deserving woman would be part of the updated National Socio Economic Registry (NSER).The two-survey approaches i.e. Door-to-Door-Approach and Desk-Approach (Self-registration) are being employed in the 16 pilot phase districts to establish value for money.Both the approaches will facilitate in the decision regarding the approach to be adopted in national rollout for 2017-18, official sources told APP.He informed that to ensure transparency and accountability they have decided to replace the Part-VIII (Code of Conduct) of BISP Employees Service Regulations with Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973 till the institutionalization of BISP's own Regulations.This measure has been taken to ensure that BISP can take strict action against corruption and take tighter disciplinary action against its own employees.He informed that BISP was playing a vital role in poverty alleviation ...

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ACCA to promote e-commerce initiatives in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has joined hands with business giant Cheezmall to promote e-business in Pakistan.ACCA would get engaged more profoundly and help students, affiliate and members to get proper insight of this industry segment.Pakistan has said e-business in Pakistan is growing at a very fast pace, with 50% of population less than 24 years of age and with over 100 million mobile phone users and government's proactive initiatives for digital ...

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Two killed in an encounter with Rangers, 11 others arrested       KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh conducted targeted raids in different parts of metropolis, during which 2 accused were killed in an encounter while 11 were arrested. The Rangers conducted intelligence based operations in Nawa Lane Lyari, Orangi, Shah Faisal and Jamshed Town. Two terrorists affiliated with Lyari Gangs, Wasi Lakhu Faction of Ustad Taju Group were killed in exchange of fire with Rangers at Nawa Lane Lyari, while in targeted raids 8 criminals were arrested including ...

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PML-N will win AJK elections; ensure good governance ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Asif Kirmani on Tuesday said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would win Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) general election with thumping majority and ensure good governance and a corruption-free government.After wining elections in AJK, PML-N government would bring a revolution in all sectors of the region including infrastructure, health, education and tourism, as envisioned by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, he said talking to the PTV.Incumbent Pakistan Peoples ...

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Nawabshah received heavy rain NAWABSHAH: Heavy rain followed by strong dust storm lashed Nawabshah and its surroundings on Tuesday evening. The strong winds rendered many transformers disfunctional while score of trees were uprooted. The power supply instantly was shut down and city plunged into darkness when number of transformers blasted.The people with fast took a sign of relief and start taking bath in rain water.The temperature at 3 pm was recorded at 42 degrees Centigrade but it sharply dropped ...

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Ebad unveils NED students' Formula `SAE Car' KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan has said that Pakistani youth are blessed with utmost abilities and can compete with anyone in any field.This he said at the unveiling of a formula one SAE car designed by 14 Students of NED University, which has been sponsored by K-Electric, at Governor House here on Tuesday.This car would participate at an international competition scheduled to be held in July 2016 in Italy. Students of more ...

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Education is a major factor for South Korea's development: VC KU KARACHI: Pakistan and South Korea enjoys exemplary friendly bilateral ties, said Vice-Chancellor of the University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser here Tuesday.He stated that education is one of the major factors of the development and progress of South Korea and this is the prime reason South Korea is contributing a huge amount in the form of scholarships to the students of 25 universities in the 13 countries of Asia to the meritorious students so ...