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1.08mn Pakistani workers sent to Middle East ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has sent 1.08 million Pakistani workers for employment to Middle East countries during last two years.These workers were sent through Overseas Employment Promoters as well as direct employment.Official sources on Wednesday said during the period - years 2011 and 2012, the authorities received demand for 0.83 million Pakistani workers from Middle Eastern countries through overseas employment promoters.About the steps taken by government to enhance capacity of Pakistani workers, the sources said training institutions and vocational authorities, functioning under the administrative control of Federal and Provincial Governments are responsible to provide the skills and training to workers/manpower.Moreover, they said Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development is also collaborating with Overseas Employment Promoters (OEPs) and NGOs to initiate technical training skills institution while Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment is also in touch with National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) ...

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57 permanent weigh stations installed to save roads from overloading ISLAMABAD: National Highway Authority (NHA) has installed 57 permanent weigh stations at different locations to save National Highway Network from menace of overloading as overloading is causing damage to roads.In the first phase of the project, the Authority installed 42 permanent weigh stations, out of which 37 are operational while in the second phase, of the total 34 planned stations, 20 were installed and are now operational.Sources at NHA on Wednesday said the Authority has ...

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Polio drive from 24th LAHORE: The Extended Programme for Immunization (EPI) of the Punjab Health department is going to start a three-day anti-polio campaign from February 24 to 25.This was stated by Additional Director EPI Dr Nazir Hussain while talking to APP here on Wednesday.He said in the drive polio drops would be administered to children in all districts of the Punjab.Over 9.1 million children are expected to be administered anti-polio drops during the drive which will start from ...

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Pakistan to help Afghanistan in cotton production ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will help Afghanistan in cotton production and facilitate it for cotton processing to fulfill its domestic requirements.This was stated by Federal Secretary Ministry of Textile industry Division, Rukhsana Shah while talking to a Afghan delegation who called on her here Wednesday.The six member delegation comprising officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Government of Afghanistan and private cotton processors visited Pakistan.The delegation took keen interest in Pakistan cotton crop production technology, ...

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Bike snatchers kill man in city QUETTA: A motorcyclist was killed over resistance on Wednesday by unknown armed bike snatchers at Qambarni Road near Sariab area of provincial capital. According to police, Bakhtiar Ahmad was on way to somewhere on a motorbike when armed bandits intercepted him.They opened fire on him as he resisted bid of snatching his motorcycle. As a result, he died on the spot. The body was handed over to the heirs after legal formalities. Later, armed bandits ...

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Russia lifts ban on Pakistani agricultural products ISLAMABAD: The Russians Federation Service of Sanitary and Phytosanitary has lifted the ban on Pakistani food products from February 24, said a notification of the service issued in Moscow.It may be noted that the Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow made consistent efforts for removal of the blanket ban on all Pakistani agricultural products by Russian Federal Service 'Rosselkhoznadzor' since September 30, 2013, in view of unsatisfactory compliance of sanitary rules and procedures by Pakistani exporters, ...

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23 criminals arrested by Pakistan Rangers in targeted raids KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh has arrested 23 criminals during targeted raids conducted in different areas of the metropolis.The Rangers conducted targeted raids in Gulshan-e-Iqbal block 11, Dhobi Ghat, Faqir Goth, Kausar Town, Frontier Colony, Qayyumabad, B&C areas, Gulshan-e-Bonair, Dalmia-Shanti Nagar, Jugdal Chowk and Nawa Lane areas, said a statement on Tuesday.Snap checking was also carried out at Gabol Chowk and Boat Basin areas while a search operation was conducted in Gul Muhammad Lane,Lyari areaDuring the ...