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PMYSDP to impart technical training to 50,000 students ISLAMABAD: National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under the PM Youth Skills Development Programme (PMYSDP) will provide training to 50,000 students in ten trades of various technical institutes across the country.The training will help the students to get employment within and out of the country and after getting the training, free loan will also be provided to them.Meanwhile NAVTTC had divided Punjab in 6 regions for skill competition and overall 125 institutions were engaged in providing the trainingNAVTTC has selected ten trades of training including welding, plumber, electrician, Auto Cad, Civil servior, Computer Graphics, professional cooking, dress making, Computer application and beautician.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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HEC reviews governance, quality assurance mechanism of 100 Varsities ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has constituted several `Panels of Experts' to review Higher Education Institutions across the country, to ensure adherence of universities' policies and practices to the defined Quality Assurance criteria and guidelines for Good Governance.Complying with the special directive of the Prime Minister, HEC has so far reviewed quality assurance and governance mechanism of 100 universities, both in public and private sector, while 50 more universities will be reviewed ...

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Road carpeting on metro ground track from next week MULTAN: Road carpeting on metro ground track lying at Bosan Road and Kumharan Wala areas will be started from February 12, director engineering Khalid Pervaiz informed this on Saturday.Plant and material preparation has got started, he said and adding that work on girder installation at Vehari road also been started. He vowed to complete the project sharply. Director Khalid said that 800 launching pads for package five constituted of Allah Wasaya chowk to Kumharanwala intersection ...

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Police arrested nine alleged dacoits in Karak PESHAWAR: Karak police Saturday conducted search and strike operation and arrested nine suspects including a woman involved in a dacoity.Talking to APP, DPO Karak Main Naseeb ur Rehman, the police party raided Nizari Bus Staff and arrested nine suspects involved in different crimes. Two of them belong to Punjab, three North Waziristan, and four are locals. A report has also been registered in this connection as further investigation continued.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Lawyers boycott courts for LHC bench FAISALABAD: The lawyers community on Saturday boycotted the courts to press for their demand of Lahore High Court (LHC) bench at Faisalabad division. None of the lawyers appeared before the courts as per decision of the District Bar Association (DBA) which caused innumerable problems for litigants.According to spokesman of the DBA, the divisional bench is a constitutional right of the people of Faisalabad division and the struggle will continue till the fulfillment of demand.Copyright APP ...

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Police arrested 11 suspects, recovered arms SHABQADAR: Security forces on Saturday claimed to have arrested at least 11 suspects during anti-terror raids in Shahbaz Korona and Arandy, Shabqadar. SHO Police Station Shabqadar Murad Khan while talking to APP here said, the security forces and police have carried out joint operation in the area after reports of the presences of suspects.During search and strike operation, 11 suspects were arrested and arms were seized from their possessions.The interrogations of the 11 suspect arrested ...

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Two held with liquor FAISALABAD: The police claimed to have arrested 2 persons and recovered 160 liters liquor from their possession. Police said here Saturday that police on a tip-off conducted raids in various parts of the district and nabbed 2 drug pushers Abdul Khaliq and Maqsood. The raiding team recovered 120 liter liquor from Abdul Khaliq and 40 liter from Maqsood. Cases have been registered against the accused.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...