Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has called a video link meeting of all District Education Officers on July 16 to introduce second shift in government schools across the province, for which a memorandum has been issued. The meeting will deliberate over the setting target of students’ enrolment and selection of schools wherein classes…

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The World Bank Senior Economist Gonzalo Verala and other experts have drawn the attention of stakeholders of textile sector and federal government towards the wide productivity and product innovations gaps that exist between manufacturing sector of Pakistan and other developing countries of the region, which impact external balance of country. In an online dialogue titled…

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In the cabinet meeting of July 7, two unelected cabinet members, Advisor on Commerce Abdual Razzak Dawood and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza strongly opposed the clipping of arbitrary powers of pharmaceutical companies by virtue of which they increase the prices of medicines without the approval of the Health…

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On the completion of harvesting, thrashing of wheat crop and procurement drive of federal and provincial governments, a shortfall of 1.4 million tonnes has been estimated. Hence the journey from wheat surplus to wheat scarcity has started. This was not an unexpected phenomenon if viewed in the context of deliberate neglect of agriculture by successive…

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Addressing a press conference after the meeting of his party’s provincial cabinet, ANP leader Aimal Wali rejected the introduction of uniform curriculum for primary classes in the next academic session, which is agreed by the governments of all federating units. Describing it a first step towards scrapping the 18th Amendment, Aimal Wali threatened that if…

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Chief Executive Officer of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has claimed that Remdesivir injection, which has been proved effective against coronavirus, will be available at the Pharmacies of hospitals within the next three weeks. The injection has proven efficacy in stopping the spread of infection of disease to other parts of the patient’s body…

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A separate University was established in 2013, specifically, for former FATA to carry forward the noble mission of exploring and expanding vistas of higher education by equipping the long neglected tribal students with the brilliant ornament of contemporary disciplines of knowledge by providing an excellent environment for learning and research. It was envisioned to provide…

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While chairing a meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Chief Secretaries of provinces to take immediate measures for ensuring the availability of basic food commodities such as wheat and sugar to the people at affordable rates through mechanism of administered price control. He underscored the need for evolving a coherent and sustainable policy for the…

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Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has decided to shift the hospitals affected by power outages of longer duration to solar energy. All basic health units and majority of category-C and Category-D hospitals are confronted with this problem from the past several years. Even few district head quarters’ category-B hospitals and Category-A declared MTI hospitals sometimes face this…

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It appears that bitter lesson has not been learnt from the flawed power generation police of 1994 and 2013, which resulted in unaffordable electricity tariff and accumulation of power sector debt of Rs.2 trillion. The same liability of Rs.485 billion was paid seven years ago by the previous government. But it opted to pursue the…

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