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22.8 million children still out of school in Pakistan

There are 50.8 million children in Pakistan between the ages of 5 and 16, of which 22.8 million are out of school. 13 million of these children are girls.

Hi-speed broadband contract for Kurram approved

The Ministry of IT and Telecommunication has approved contracts to Telenor and Jazz worth Rs680m for Kurram tribal district and Sanghar district of Sindh.

Federal Govt to provide 400 cultural scholarships this year

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education and Literary Heritage Mr. Shafqat Mahmood launched the Arts & Culture Scholarship program yesterday, in Islamabad, which is a...

Federal govt launches art,cultural scholarship program at universities

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Literary Heritage Mr. Shafqat Mahmood launched the Arts & Culture Scholarship program today in Islamabad. It is a unique...

KP govt yet to issue notification of new tehsils in merged districts

The ECP has expressed annoyance over failure of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to present notification about new tehsils of merged tribal districts.

US-Pakistan partnership transforms farmers’ lives

The USAID hosted the first-ever ‘Modernizing Agriculture through Innovative Technologies Conference 2020’ in Islamabad on Wednesday.

41 die as rain, snowfall lash Pakistan

At least 41 people lost their lives as rain and snowfall continued in different parts of the country, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Monday.

Pakistan won’t take sides in US-Iran tensions: DG ISPR

Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor has made it clear that Pakistan will not allow its land to be used against any country.

Budget of merged districts increased to Rs162b, NA told

Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shaharyar Afridi Wednesday said the budget for the merged tribal districts has been enhanced to Rs162 billion.

Uniform education curriculum from March, 2020: minister

Federal Minister for Education and Technical Training Shafqat Mehmood has announced uniform education curriculum in the whole country.

Strong earthquake jolts northern parts of Pakistan

A strong earthquake of 6.4 magnitude jolted northern parts of Pakistan on Friday evening.However, no loss was reported in the quake.

Hajj expenses likely to increase by Rs63,000

The expenses for next year’s Hajj through government scheme are likely to increase by Rs63,000, a parliamentary committee was told on Wednesday.

Special court hands death sentence to Musharraf in treason case

The Special Court Tuesday announced its verdict and handed death sentence to Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

US offers Fulbright scholarships to hundreds of Pakistani students every year

ISLAMABAD: More than 200 Fulbright alumni participated December 13-16 in the 16th annual Fulbright Alumni Conference.  This year’s theme “Global Best Practices in a...

Pakistan, World Bank sign agreement for Khyber Pass Economic Corridor

The government has signed an agreement with World Bank for establishment of Khyber Pass Economic Corridor – a 48 kilometer highway from Peshawar to Torkham.

UNDP, Japan agree for capacity building of LEAs in merged districts

The UNDP and Japan have joined hands to provide support to Pakistan in building capacity of law enforcement agencies in the newly merged districts.