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Sindh Govt strives to improve overall education system: Sindh CM KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Friday said that he was trying to improve over all education system right from primary to university levels and to make the boards efficient in taking examination and declaring results."I know there are lot of problems in education system working in public sector but my government is taking drastic measures to improve the system", the CM remarked.This he said while talking to media at Dawood Foundation Public School, Bahadurabad during visit to a science exhibition organized in foundation's public school, said a statement.He said that he had declared emergency in education sector with the objective to improve performance of schools, colleges and universities operating in public sector along with developing communication skills of teaching staff."Yes, there are some important positions vacant in universities, boards and directorates which would be filled shortly," he said.Syed Murad Ali Shah said that only punctuality of teaching ...

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Pakistan's proposals included in SAARC Energy Regulators plan of action ISLAMABAD: Member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Regulators agreed to include Pakistan's proposals in their Plan of Action on Energy Regulations (Electricity).Such agreement was reached in third SAARC Energy Regulators Meeting concluded here the other day.Pakistan's proposals included existing market structure and evolving structure to move to competitive market, benchmarking the performance of transmission and distribution entities, and benchmarking efficiency and availability targets of generation facilities under a regulated environment.The ...

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Pakistan, South Africa agree to expand defence cooperation ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and South Africa on Friday agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation especially in the field of defence production.The agreement reached in a meeting between Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and High Commissioner of South Africa Mpendulo Kumalu, said a press release issued here.They exchanged views on matters pertaining to bilateral interests and enhancing cooperation in diverse fields including defence production, culture, tourism, agriculture, science and technology.The minister said both Pakistan and South ...

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Pak-China to collaborate for development of seed sector in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: A Chinese delegation has visited Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Headquarters and discussed with Chairman PARC Dr. Nadeem Amjad ways and means for Pak-China collaboration in seed sector.On this occasion Chairman PARC acknowledged the support of China in various projects of PARC, a statement issued by PARC here on Friday said.He gave a detailed presentation about PARC, its mission and vision to achieve sustainable food security and poverty alleviation through knowledge and innovation. He ...

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Russian troops arrive in Pakistan for first ever joint military drills RAWALPINDI: A contingent of Russian military forces arrived in Pakistan on Friday to take part in the first ever Pak-Russian joint military drills.“A contingent of Russian ground forces arrived Pak for 1st ever Pak- Russian joint exercise (2 weeks) from 24 Sep to 10 Oct 2016,” Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said in a tweet.According to details, around 200 military personnel of both countries will participate in the two-week-long exercises.The Russian ...