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`Katchi' to be transformed into ECE classes: Nisar Khuhro KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Tuesday said Katchi (orientation class) in the province would soon be transformed into Early Childhood Education (ECE) class.He said this while highlighting the significance of Sindh Education Sector Plan (SESP) 2014/15 -2018/19 in ECE within the province during a session organised by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agaahi.He said that Sindh government is committed to develop and implement ECE policy and comply with minimum standards for ECE.Model ECE-Centers would be established, besides creation of ECE teachers' cadre are also part of the ECED policy, he said.Nisar Khuhro expressed these views while addressing the regional conference on the Right to Education and Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED), Foundation for Quality Learning-Evidence from South Asia from September 16 to 17, at a hotel here Tuesday.Nisar Khuhro was the special guest while Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Education and Literacy Department, Sindh, Fazallullah Pechuho presided over the session.The conference was ...

Qadri master of U-turns like PTI chief: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that Tahirul Qadri was master of U-turns like his cousin PTI chairman Imran Khan.In a statement issued here, the minister asked, why does Qadri announce a step which he has to take back very next day.Pervaiz Rashid said that both the cousins are now tired of giving deadlines as neither they are able to make a new Pakistan nor bring a ...
MQM workers directed to submit bio data on prescribed forms by Sept 25 KARACHI: The leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has asked the party workers, supporters and office bearers in Pakistan and across the globe to submit their complete particulars in their respective units or MQM's Headquarters. In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that they can get the pro forma from their respective units, sectors and zonal offices from September 18. This form could obtained from "90" Karachi.He advised them that they ...
PTI chief maligning democracy, politics: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Central Secretary Information of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Mushahid Ullah Khan Monday said that Imran Khan was trying to malign democracy and politics.In a statement issued here, Mushahid Ullah said that in democracy nobody would imagine violation of the law.PML-N spokesman said in democratic cultures, law and state institutions are always respected and PTI chief was not acting against the government but his steps were against the state.He said Imran Khan should have differentiated between ...
Govt to provide relief to flood affected families: Saira ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Heath Services, Regulations and Co-ordination, Saira Afzal Tarrar has said that the government would continue making every possible effort to provide relief to the flood affected families.She said this while distributing compensation cheques among family members of flood victims. The minister said that helping flood affected people is foremost duty and the government will do everything possible for their rehabilitation.Saira Afzal Tarrar said federal and provisional government would ensure ...
ISAF Commander, COAS discuss Pak-Afghan border coordination RAWALPINDI: Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), General John Campbell, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif here on Monday at General Headquarters.According to ISPR here, this is his first visit to the General Headquarters after assumption of command of the ISAF.During the meeting, matters of mutual interest were discussed that included progress of ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb, latest situation in Afghanistan and coordination along Pak-Afghan Border. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), ...
Shahbaz vows to compensate for losses caused by floods MUZAFFARGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said on Monday the government would compensate for losses caused by heavy floods and all available resources were being utilized."We are making sincere efforts to rehabilitate displaced families as the Punjab government has already released Rs 2 billion for their rehabilitation," he said while talking to flood-affected people during his visit to flood-hit areas of Muzaffargarh where he also reviewed rescue and relief activities.He said the government was ...


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