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Child marriages violate right to education: Sharmila Farooqui KARACHI: Special Assistant to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmila Farooqi has said that child marriages violate the basic right to education of young girls, substantially reducing their access to pursuing economic opportunities.It also has adverse effects on both maternal and child health. This she said while addressing a programme, organized by an NGO Rutgers WPF, Pakistan on International Mother's day here on Saturday.She said "those girls are more likely to be victims of domestic violence due to lack of decision making and negotiation skills."She praised all the Sindh parliamentarians and the efforts to unanimously passing the Child Marrage Bill by Sindh Assembly prohibiting marriage of girls below 18 years age.Sharmila Farooqi extended her full support to Rutgers WPF to eradicate child marriages.On the occasion Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui officially launched a movement to end child marriages in Pakistan.The campaign "dekho - bolo - roko" aims to generate community level evidence ...

Home work completed to introduce Arabic language: Sardar Yousaf ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf on Saturday said home work had been completed to introduce Arabic language in curricula as a compulsory subject up to matric level.The projected would be launched from Khyber PakhtunKhaw, which would be extended to other provinces of the country phase wise.The minister expressed these views while talking to President, International Islamic University, Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Aldarwesh here.The minister said the step would definitely ...
JI not to be part of agitation against democracy: Sirajul Haq PESHAWAR: Ameer Jumaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq has said that they would not be a part of any protest or confrontation that may hurt democratic model of the country.Talking to media persons here on Saturday, the JI Ameer said they would not be a part of any agitation against democracy.He said it was in fact the time to serve the people and not to make political scoring adding let the democracy prosper and see the results.Sirajul ...
Foreign citizen taking law into hand to be dealt sternly: Abid ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Thursday said that no foreign citizen would be allowed to take law of the land in his hand.Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said, an American arrested in the Karachi would be dealt as per law of the country.To a question, he said Prime Minister had issued orders to make operational all the closed power plants.The Minister said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz ...
Imran ready for re-counting in KPK LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan Wednesday said PTI was ready for re-counting of votes in KPK constituencies where it won seats during last year's general election.Addressing a press conference at his residence, the PTI leader said only free judiciary can ensure transparent elections and democracy in the country.Imran Khan said on May 11 his party will present a charter of demands and a time-frame for resolving all the issues regarding thr recounting of the ...
Govt committed to eradicate polio: Saira ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Services and Regulation, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that the government is committed to eradicate polio in all parts of the country.She said there is a plan to set up vaccination counters at the airports to facilitate the passengers travelling abroad.Talking to television channel, she said recent recommendations of the world health organization (WHO) that passengers from different countries including Pakistan should get properly vaccinated before travelling abroad.The minister said ...
Sindh govt decides to restore electricity subsidy to KWSB, WASA Hyderabad KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has decided to restore subsidy to Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) and Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) Hyderabad in the head of their power consumption.He also directed for establishing separate head of Operation & Maintenance (O&M) for all Water Supply & Drainage units working in the rest of Sindh and assured their functioning to ensure prompt and efficient deliveries to the citizen.This he decided while presiding ...


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