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Bangladesh govt offers 22 seats in medical colleges to Pakistani students ISLAMABAD: The Bangladesh government has offered 22 seats to Pakistan students for doing MBBS/BDS courses in its medical colleges on self-finance basis for academic session 2015 under South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) quota.Applications must be submitted to National Testing Services (NTS) by September 19, 2014. Tests would be held on October 12, 2014.The selected students will have to pay tuition fee and other charges, which are at par with rates for local students of Bangladesh, said an official of ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC).Talking to APP, he said the selection will be made on merit and based on scores in NTS test. Provincial/regional quota will be observed as per government rules. The final selection will be made by the donor country and their decisions will be acceptable to all, he said.He said those candidates who have Passed Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and ...

Measures against dengue stressed JHANG: All the heads of Health and Environment Protection departments, TMOs and staff of district administration were directed by DCO Raja Khurram Shahzad Omer to speed up efforts to prevent dengue fever."The Chief Secretary is personally monitoring the campaign against dengue fever and negligence of any kind would not be tolerated at any cost", the DCO warned. He directed all TMOs to ensure cleanliness of the cities and towns as well as efficient disposal of ...
5-Day Anti-Polio drive to start from Aug 20 RAWALPINDI: A five-day anti-polio drive would commence in Rawalpindi city, Cantonment, Tehsil Gujar Khan, Murree and Taxila from August 20.During the campaign, 1365 polio teams would go door-to-door and administer polio drops to 500,000 children less than five years of age, Executive District Officer (EDO- Health) Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal told APP here Monday He said staff deployed for the campaign has been issued special instructions and informed that no negligence in this regard would ...
Hajj training programmes at four places LAHORE: Hajj training programmes will be held at four places in the city on August 17.According to a press release by Pakistan Hajj and Umrah Service here on Saturday, the programmes would start from 9 am and continue till 2 pm.The training programmes would train pilgrims about Hajj rituals and information about travelling. The programmes will be held at Alhamra Hall 2, Al-Ahssan Welfare Eye Hospital on Shalimar Link Road, Jamia Ashrafia on Ferozepur Road ...
Former Senator Lugar urges enduring US-Pakistan partnership  WASHINGTON: Acknowledging Pakistan's vital importance to regional stability and US national security interests, former US Senator Richard Lugar has called for sustained American support for the South Asian country's efforts towards economic development and security.The Republican leader, who co-authored the $ 7.5 billion Kerry-Lugar-Berman Pakistan aid bill with his Democratic colleagues including the then senator John Kerry, was speaking at an event marking Pakistan's Independence Day during the annual convention of Association of Physicians of ...
Govt decides to establish high-level National Food Security Council ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to establish a high-level National Food Security Council (NFSC) in order to develop national policy for long term sustainability of agriculture on profitable basis.Prime Minister of Pakistan would be the Chairman of the council and various federal ministers as its members, sources in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research said. "The council will be aiming at ensuring policy coordination across provinces, agriculture and livestock productivity improvements, market reforms, ...
Zahid urges PTI to help KPK rain affected people ISLAMABAD: Leader of Awami National Party Zahid Khan on Saturday urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf chief to provide help to rain stricken people facing problems in Peshawar areas.He said that heavy rain had played havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhawa areas.Zahid Khan said that KPK ministers are sitting in the federal capital and giving no attention to the problems of the rain hit people.He added that Chief Minister Pervez Khattak is taking part in the protest demonstration ...


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