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  • Pakistan now among 95 countries to have met sanitation MDG: UN report

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the 95 countries that have met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for sanitation aimed at halving the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation, said a recently launched global report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)...

    According to the report, 64 per cent of the population in Pakistan...

  • 24-hour mega vaccination centre at Karachi Expo Centre to become operational today

    KARACHI: The Sindh government is set to take a major leap in the ongoing nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive by opening a massive facility at the Expo Centre on Sunday (today), said to be the largest in the country, where an estimated 25,000 people could be inoculated in a day with round-the-clock service to be offered to visitors registered by the federal government for the jabs...

    “We can vaccinate up to 25,000 people in a day,”...

  • Pakistan’s education spending lowest in South Asia

    ISLAMABAD: Despite an increase in the 2015-16 education budget Pakistan’s current expenditure on education is the lowest in South Asia...

    “Pakistan has a literacy rate of 58pc, which has improved from 35pc in 1990-91, but still way behind the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target of 88pc, which was to be achieved by the end of 2015,” a report launched on Wednesday stated...

  • ‘Pakistan lags behind South Asia in education’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is lagging behind other South Asian countries in education and has a poor Adjudged Net Enrolment Rate (ANER) and a high school dropout rate, said Nasir Amin, the in-charge of National Education Management Information System (NIMS)...

    Speaking at the National Convention of Parents on Monday, Mr Amin said that the education system can be revived and revolutionised with help from the public...

  • Faculty shortage affects quality of medical education in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges coupled with the enhancement of seats by the existing colleges have created a severe shortage of faculty members due to which the quality of medical education is continuously going down in the country...

    However, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Dr Shabir Lehri claimed that the council had introduced a faculty exchange programme to maintain the quality...

  • SC calls for uniformed educational setup in Pakistan to prevent loss of children's education

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday, during a hearing on Pakistan Medical and Dental Council's (PMDC) legal status and its regulation, stressed on the need for a uniformed educational setup all over Pakistan...

    "There is no better jewel than education," the chief justice, who was presiding a three-member bench, remarked, adding, "Is it possible for the entire country to have one book, one bag and one uniform? Innocent children...

  • PM Khan urges Japan to support Pakistan in education, vocational training

    According to Radio Pakistan, avenues of multi-faceted cooperation between the two sides were discussed during the meeting, including cooperation in education and health sectors as well as skill enhancement of the youth...

    PM Khan recalled that Japan External Trade Organisation in its 2018 report recognised Pakistan as one of the top friendly destinations for Japanese investment...

  • WB to aid Pakistan in creating new model for non-formal education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will assist Pakistan in developing a new model of non-formal education that it said would combine literacy, labour market skills and life skills development for uneducated and illiterate children, youth and young adults in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh, it’s learnt...

    The government has been developing the new roadmap for the country’s education system under the new leadership since the summer of...

  • Coronavirus pandemic leaves education in limbo in Pakistan

    Markets and malls across Pakistan are open for business and brimming with people, but schools and colleges remain deserted and show no signs of reopening soon...

    Government officials and education experts fear that schools may not reopen for another six months, particularly in remote areas where safety guidelines, hygiene and social distancing rules, are hard to implement...

  • World Bank may loan $200m to lessen virus impact on Pakistan’s education

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has initiated preparation of a programme to strengthen federal and provincial governments’ institutions, policies and coordination for reducing the impact of external shocks on the education system, and increasing access to quality education in disadvantaged districts of the country, according to reliable sources...

    A World Bank team has started working with the government to adjust national priorities as...

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