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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...

    Speakers at an awareness talk held on Thursday said that the use of social media platforms was becoming increasingly restrictive for women and the challenge to ensure safety and protect the rights of social media community members was...

  • Exciting programmes held in city to celebrate Defence Day

    KARACHI: Several programmes were held on Wednesday to commemorate the 1965 war and the most significant day of that conflict, September 6 or Defence Day of Pakistan, when the armed forces foiled the enemy’s designs of marching into this country...

    Rich tributes were also paid to the war heroes who returned home as ghazi and the shuhada, or martyred sons and daughters of the soil whose families proudly spoke about them as they...

  • North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after 'evil' UN sanctions

    North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to the “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test...

    The detonation, Pyongyang's sixth nuclear blast, prompted global condemnation and came after it carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile launches in July that appeared to bring much of the US into range...

  • North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions

    SEOUL: North Korea vowed on Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test...

    The detonation, Pyongyang’s sixth nuclear blast, prompted global condemnation and came after it carried out two intercontinental ballistic missile launches in July that appeared to bring much of the US into range...

  • World Bank approves $50m for Punjab skills training programmes

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved a credit of $50 million to improve skills training programmes in priority growth sectors in Punjab...

    The project aims to improve the quality, labour market relevance and access to the training programmes with a focus on the employability of graduate trainees, the World Bank resident mission announced on Friday...

  • New postgraduate programmes at GCU

    LAHORE: Master of Laws in Forensic Justice and MS in Child Guidance and Educational Counseling are among the seven new postgraduate programmes the Government College University, Lahore, will be initiating from next academic session starting in June this year...

    The other courses would be MSc chemistry, MA Islamic Studies, certificate for professionals in hypnosis, postgraduate diploma in child and adult psychotherapy besides one-year...

  • Armed forces hold programmes to celebrate Defence Day in Karachi

    KARACHI: Defence Day of Pakistan marking the golden jubilee of the 1965 war was celebrated with fervour by all three pillars of the armed forces of Pakistan — Army, Air Force and Navy — in the city on Sunday...

    The exercises, exhibitions and parade were reciprocated with much enthusiasm by the people who came to watch up close though only Pakistan Navy invited the public, who turned out in big numbers to watch the exercises at the...

  • Unrecognised programmes: HEC warns varsities of strict action

    LAHORE: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has vowed to take strict action against the institutions initiating MPhil and PhD programmes without fulfilling the minimum criteria...

    Talking about mushrooming of sub-campuses as well as launching of MPhil and PhD programmes, HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said: “If any institution violates criteria and goes ahead just for the sake of competition or increasing resources, it will be held...

  • SC disappointed by Pemra’s inaction over anti-democracy content of TV programmes

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court expressed its disappointment with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) pursuit of vulgarity and obscenity in television programmes, when attempts to undermine the democratic set-up and whipping up of sectarian tensions continued unabated on different talk shows...

    “[No matter that] discussions in television channels [aim to] sabotage the democratic set-up, provoke fascism and sectarian...

  • HEC drafts policy on dual-degree programmes

    ISLAMABAD: To avoid another Comsats dual-degree programme like situation in the future, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is expected to present a new policy on dual-degree programmes for its commission in its next meeting...

    In the absence of a policy on dual-degree programmes, the HEC and Comsats remained at loggerheads over the Comsats-Lancaster University dual degree programme because Comsats had begun offering the programme...

  • UAF to start O-Level, FA programmes

    FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has decided to start O-Level and FA programmes through the Laboratory School and College System...

    The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by UAF Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad here on Wednesday to review the performance of the school and college system being run under the university...

  • IUB delays admissions to evening programmes

    BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) has discontinued admissions to about 45 evening degree programmes and courses in the current academic session, causing resentment among hundreds of admission seekers, consisting mostly of those doing jobs...

    The evening programmes were launched several years ago to facilitate the students who could not take admissions to the morning classes for various reasons, including age...

  • ‘Investment in population programmes key to development’

    ISLAMABAD: The World Population Day is being observed globally on Saturday and this year the theme is “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”...

    Moreover, population and environment experts believe that investment in population programmes is essential for the security, economic and social development of the country...

  • HEC closes 31 PhD, 26 MPhil programmes

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has closed down 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes in various public and private universities during the last 18 months, according to HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed...

    Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, the HEC chief said that despite having a limited role in regulating universities, the HEC closed down 57 programmes in various universities...

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