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  • Facebook to launch digital literacy programmes in Pakistan next year

    ISLAMABAD: Although Pakistan is among countries where most content is restricted on Facebook, cases of harassment remain under-reported due to a lack of public awareness on reporting mechanisms...

    Facebook is set to launch digital literacy programmes in Pakistan in 2020, with the help of local partners — such as the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) — to raise awareness related to the safe usage of social media platforms as well as...

  • Literacy rate remains unchanged

    ISLAMABAD: Despite their tall claims of placing a special emphasis on the education sector, the provincial and federal governments could not improve the literacy rate over the past five years...

    In 2010-11, the country’s literacy rate was 58 per cent whereas in 2013-14, there was virtually no improvement at all, according to the Economic Survey...

  • NCHD to set up 540,000 literacy centres

    ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) will set up 540,000 literacy centres throughout the country...

    “This intervention will increase the literacy rate by 10 per cent,” said newly appointed Chairperson of NCHD, Senator Rozina Alam Khan...

  • Labour and literacy

    If you look up the profiles of the countries that have ratified the Domestic Workers Convention in the last five years, you find that all of them have a literacy rate of 90 to 100pc...

    But the fact remains that literacy and educational attainment play a pivotal role not only in labour market outcomes and overall national economic development but also in transforming the workers into agents of social change...

  • Rally marks literacy day

    MUZAFFARGARH: A rally was arranged in the district to mark the International Literacy Day here on Tuesday...

    She says she studied at a non-formal school of literacy department for six months and later her children taught her how to make a draft in Urdu on computer...

  • Special attention being paid to increase literacy rate: CM

    LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif claims special attention is being paid to increase literacy rate and improve standard of education in the province...

    In a message in connection with International Literacy Day on Tuesday, the chief minister said only those nations progressed who paid due attention to the education sector, therefore, the Punjab government was attaching top priority to the promotion of education...

  • Literacy termed key to development

    According to a press release issued by Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network here on Tuesday, the civil society members observed International Literacy Day with the theme ‘Literacy is the only key for sustainable development’...

    On the occasion, several activists and students termed lack of funds, facilities and infrastructure as the main reasons of low literacy rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • ADB project for improved legal literacy for women soon

    ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering launching a capacity development project in Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve legal literacy of women, government, judicial officials and religious and community leaders on gender-based violence...

    According to ADB, the project will help increase skills of government, civil society organisations, legal and judicial officers to respond to clients on gender issues, and...

  • Literacy workers threaten to protest outside PA on 7th

    MUZAFFARGARH: A large number of employees of the Literacy department from across the province have threatened to protest outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore on Sept 7 on the International Literacy Day if their job contracts are terminated prematurely...

    Employees said they feared removal from their jobs after the Punjab literacy secretary had merged all literacy related projects into the non-formal education project while the...

  • WB-funded literacy programme to be launched in Punjab, Sindh

    ISLAMABAD: A new model of non-formal education that combines literacy and labour and market skills for illiterate children and youth is being developed and will be piloted in selected districts of Punjab and Sindh provinces with World Bank assistance...

    The project will deliver two core services to the beneficiaries: accelerated learning programmes for out-of-school children of primary and secondary school age, and integrated literacy...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Underworld Wide Web: Moscow to launch free WiFi in cemeteries

    MOSCOW: Residents in Moscow already enjoy free wireless Internet in cafes and on the metro system but now authorities in the city have also decided to bring WiFi to a more unusual setting — some of its most storied cemeteries...

    The free services are set to start working next year for visitors of the Vagankovo, Troyekurovo and Novodevichy cemeteries, where the likes of author Anton Chekov, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and the first...
  • Spider-man — adventures of the web-slinger

    His story has been filmed on countless occasions, while comics and cartoons featuring Spider-Man have fascinated children and grownups alike; but do you know the real Spider-Man? Do you know why he became righteous and champions for justice? Simon Hugo’s Spider-Man – Adventures of the Web-Slinger brings to you the past, present and even the future of our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man...

    Know your friendly neighbourhood...

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