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Indonesia, AIOU signs MoU to promote education ISLAMABAD: A ten-member delegation of senior academicians from Indonesia on Tuesday visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and signed a MoU for promoting collaborative partnership in the educational field. The delegation headed by Dr. H.Aunur Rofiq, Chairman Darunnajah Islamic institution had a meeting with Vice Chancellor AIOU Prof. Shahid Siddiqui, followed by signing of a MoU that paved the way for academic exchanges mainly through online education. Dr. Siddiqui briefed the delegation about the learning system of the University that aimed at enhancing literacy rate and promoting research-based study at the higher education level. He said the Muslim countries are direly needed to share their academic resources for enhancing their international standing in the educational field.  The AIOU is keen to develop mutually beneficial cooperation with the brotherly Muslim countries like Indonesia for the benefit of their students, particularly in the fields of Islamic studies, teachers education and Economics, he added. Leader of Indonesian delegation lauded the AIOU's learning system and its academic strength and said they were looking forward to ...

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Education plays key role in building of nation: Baligh ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education, Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman Tuesday said that education played a pivotal role in building of a nation as Holy Prophet (PBUH) had also emphasized upon its importance in Islam.  Attending the 12th Convocation of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) held here, he urged the participants to act like a civilized nation to meet the challenges of current times and avail the opportunities with full devotion.  "We have many challenges to face in ...

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EC to celebrate December 7 as National Voter PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan is going to celebrate December 7, as a National Voter's Day by launching comprehensive civic and voters' education programme including seminars, walks and mass awareness campaign at Federal, Provincial, District and Union Council levels.      According to a press release issued here Tuesday a provincial level function has been arranged at Governor House Peshawar on December 7 (Wednesday) at 10.00 AM to 11.00 AM under the chairmanship of Governor, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016   ...

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NA body asks PMDC to strictly implement regulations ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to strictly implement regulations and ensure merit policy. Chairing a meeting, Chairman standing committee Khalid Hussain Magsi said the PMDC should exercise its powers and impose fine on all those private medical colleges, which failed to follow regulations. President PMDC, Prof Dr Shabbir Ahmed Lehri informed the committee that the council has made a new merit policy regarding admissions in medical and dental ...

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PTI lawyers repeating old pleas, narrating old stories in SC: Marriyum Aurangzeb ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Tuesday said that Imran Khan's lawyers were repeating old pleas, and narrating old stories in the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court. Speaking to media persons here, the minister said that Imran Khan should once again change his lawyers who failed to produce any evidence in the court today. She advised Imran to reconsider Panama Papers case which was based on baseless allegations and lies and withdraw the petition from the ...

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CPEC security: Army chief reaffirms Pakistan RECORDER REPORTRAWALPINDI: General Zhao Zongqi Commander People Liberation Army, Western Theatre, People Republic of China, visited GHQ yesterday and called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff. General Zhao Zongqi congratulated General Qamar Javed Bajwa on assumption of command of Pakistan Army. During the meeting matters related to regional security and professional interest were discussed. Visiting General lauded Pakistan Army's achievements in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability.General ...

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India, Afghanistan trying to hide weaknesses by criticising Pakistan: Laghari ISLAMABAD: Chairman Standing Committee of National Assembly for Foreign Affairs Awais Ahmed Laghari Monday said India and Afghanistan were trying to hide their weaknesses by criticising Pakistan.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was frustrated due to defeat in Punjab and Uttar Pardesh elections, he said talking to Aaj TV programme 'Spot Light'.He said India was striving to divert world attention from its atrocities on innocent Kashmiris as it was violating human rights in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Working Boundary and Line of Control ...