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This sordid state of affairs has roots in poor governance as Pakistan is one of the only 12 countries of the world that spends less than two per cent of its GNP on education. The average Pakistani boy receives only five years of schooling, while the average girl just two and a half years. The UN in the ...
ISLAMABAD: When Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to her home country after six years, she received a hero's welcome: She met with Pakistan's prime minister and delivered a nationally televised speech, according to Voice of America. But not everyone was happy with ... youth

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to her hometown Saturday for the first time since receiving a gunshot wound to the head there in 2012 for her work as an advocate for young women's education. Yousafzai and her family arrived in a ...
Tariq Rehman, a prominent Pakistani educationist while commenting on the abundance of hateful literature in the country's social studies textbooks, says that "textbooks in Pakistan cannot mention Hindus without calling them 'cunning', ''scheming", 'deceptive' or something equally insulting." In ...
ISLAMABAD: Innovation in education is not just important but essential in countries like Pakistan, where there is a huge number of out of school children, as Syed Muhammad Sudais, a homebound special child from Mardan, would not be able to pursue his further studies had Khyber ... technology schools
This step will boost the education sector and put the country on the desired path of achieving sustainable development goal 4. In a country like Pakistan where education is the most neglected factor, establishing online schools isn't an idea of fairyland. The prevalent adverse conditions of education ...

When Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to her home country after six years, she received a hero's welcome: She met with Pakistan's prime minister and delivered a nationally televised speech. But not everyone was happy with her return to Pakistan, the first time since ...
Together with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam's Sami-ul-Haq and Jamaat-i-Islami's Siraj-ul-Haq, he heads the Difa-e-Pakistan Council which was formed after the NATO attack of 2011, which killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at the Salala checkpoint and caused widespread anger in the country. That association lends ... Pakistanis India
As news broke about Yousafzai's arrival, many of her fellow Pakistanis welcomed her. ... Pakistani officials say they captured several suspects after the attack on Yousafzai, but the head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Mullah Fazlullah, was still on the run and believed to be hiding in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistan
The Republic of Korea has brought its support to UNESCO's Girls' Right to Education Programme in Pakistan with the signing of an agreement between UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the country's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mr Lee Byong-hyun, on 23 March 2017. Korea
Higher Education Working Group on Higher Education Reforms welcomed NAB's decision to investigate alleged illegal appointment of HEC chairman. The working ... Dr Mukhtar Ahmed was appointed as head of HEC in 2014, which was among some of the few prestigious posts in Pakistan. It is pertinent to ... Korea
The Boston Architectural College Receives $489,000 Federal Grant to Strengthen Pakistani Cultural Heritage Preservation ... also traveled to Pakistan to conduct workshops for NCA students and faculty, as well as for students and faculty of other universities and institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Korea
Islamabad: The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has sought around Rs11.8 billion funds in the next fiscal year. According to the relevant officials, the sought-after budgetary allocations will be spent on 16 ongoing and new development projects in 2018-19. Of them, Rs6.45 billion is ... Korea
Meanwhile, to a separate question Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said a policy for permanent commissioning of women officers in law and education and naval constructors' branch has been finalised. "In Navy, the policy for setting up of Permanent Commission for women officers in Law ... Korea
Schools forcing students to participate in dances or any other "immoral activities" that are deemed irreligious would have their licenses revoked, said a government notice, reported the Pakistani newspaper. And those found violating the ban including teachers, and heads of the institutions, will face action. Korea
RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Norcotics Control General (r) Salahud Din Tirmzi said that education played a vital role in economic development of the country and urged the students to get quality education so that they could contribute towards national progress and stability. Addressing the annual ... Korea
From there, she expounded on how the cause of fighting for equal education for men and women is a global one that reaches even farther than Pakistan. "The governments need to invest more money into education. Business people, everyone who is part of society, they need to start thinking about ... Korea

Pakistan and other countries have unfathomable potential but their education system hasn't been able to put them on the right track. The penetration of Internet has heralded different social and political dynamics. While the advanced nations have been reaping benefits, developing countries grapple with ... Korea
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Memon announced that this new campaign would be replicated across Pakistan after the success of the pilot project in Islamabad. With the help of local educational institutions, this innovative board game would be launched in all the major cities of Pakistan, she added. Korea
ISLAMABAD: Owing to the alleged stubbornness of the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) and Higher Education Commission's (HEC) ill-conceived moves ... Sources told Pakistan Today that the QAU was not ready to grant affiliation to the Islamabad postgraduate model colleges mainly due to the issue of fee ... Korea
Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, Krishna Kumari, from the Pakistani Hindu minority, works in her office in Hyderabad, Pakistan. Pakistanis have elected Kumari on Saturday, ... Kholi, who was born and raised in a remote district, attributed her success to her parents, who encouraged her to pursue her education and ... Korea
SUKKUR: School children, their parents, teachers and community members from Sukkur, Khairpur, and Jacobabad gathered at a School in Sukkur for a day packed with fun-filled activities as part of a community funfair hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). According to a press ... Korea
SUKKAR: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and Microsoft Pakistan has decided to collaborate in a joint initiative for promoting the use of advanced Information Technology. This was decided on the 'Microsoft Academic Day' which was organized the other day at Institute of Business ... Korea
Islamabad: The Government of Japan will provide a grant of 393 million JPY (approximately USD 3.5 million) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for supporting its initiative to provide quality alternative education to out-of-school children and adolescents in Pakistan . Notes to this effect were ... Korea
As per Alif Ailaan's “The State of Education in Pakistan” report, one third of schools in the country have no water or basic sanitation or toilets. Only half of government schools have usable toilets. 77% of out-of-school Pakistani children have never been to school and, of those who have, 23% drop out. Korea
Both she and her husband have prestigious jobs in US but they both completed their education from Pakistan before going abroad. ... Any Pakistani who goes abroad instantly becomes a model of civic sense as soon as he sets foot on foreign soil but most disregard all laws and regulations on their native ... Korea
ISLAMABAD: Government of Japan will provide a grant of approximately $3.5 million to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for supporting its initiative to provide quality alternative education to out-of-school children and adolescents in Pakistan. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged ... Korea
Islamabad : Pakistan will double the number of Afghan students enrolled in its educational institutions from 3,000 to 6,000 in future providing them ... The president said he was happy to see that the Afghan students were being provided facilities and opportunities similar to Pakistani students through this ... Korea
The Pakistani entrepreneurial ecosystem is one of high-energy and passion coupled with progress to be made in infrastructure, education, and poverty. ... me to Pakistan and showing me the utmost in hospitality, Momentum is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect Pakistani ... Korea
Islamabad, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Feb, 2018): Government of Japan will provide a grant of 393 million JPY (approximately USD 3.5 million) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for supporting its initiative to provide Quality Alternative Education to out-of-school children and ... Korea
But Pakistan has been especially prone to armed conflict, which comes in the form of terrorism, religious militancy, ethnic separatism, and border disputes. ... The general goal of peace education in Pakistani society should be to address the root causes of social conflicts – divisions based on religion, ... Korea
The session in January was the 45th held in Pakistan since 2011. So far, the CLF has reached a million children. It is now a registered company with six directors and a secretariat at the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (“Center for Education and Consciousness,” or ITA), the parent organization under which CLF ... Korea
Kohli's election on Saturday marks a milestone in Pakistan both as a woman — who hold about one in five parliamentary seats — and as a member of the Dalit caste, a term she rejects as derogatory. Dalits, formerly known as untouchables in the Hindu caste system, are at the bottom of the social hierarchy ... Korea
LAHORE: The opposition benches demanded the government make it mandatory for students, who go to study abroad on state's expenses, to return back to Pakistan after completing their higher education. The demand was made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf legislator Malik Taimoor Masood in a ... Korea
The AJK president lauded Pakistan Army for its contribution to security and development in the region. Separately, the army chief ... Reaffirming the army's commitment to education, he said, they would do their best to provide support for improvement of education in the country. A large number of students, ... Korea
According to a report by UNICEF released on 19 February, Pakistan has the worst infant mortality rate in the world with statistics showing that a baby born in ... Pakistan, a deeply conservative patriarchal Muslim country, also struggles with a complete absence of sex education, family planning, health ... Korea
With sex being a taboo subject, sex education in schools – a common concept in the West – is still a much debated topic in Pakistan. In a recent interview with Pakistan Today, Senator Hafiz Hamdullah belonging to a far right political party 'categorically denied his support to the issue of imparting sex ... Korea
These children living in the slums of Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab are being offered a chance at a better life thanks to the efforts of a 22-year-old Pakistani, Mohammad Rohayl Varind, who conceived the Solar Slum School project in 2016. Through a two-part project that runs both day and night ... Korea
Education is the most important ingredient for the development of a nation. It plays a vital role in the progress of nations and without it we inevitably fail to form an effective state. It also raises the productivity of individual citizens. Everyone desires a good quality and affordable form of education. It is a public ... Korea
Education, economic prosperity vital to counter violence in society: PM ... Responding to a question about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, PM Abbasi said the project, with its interconnected infrastructure and industrial development, would not only connect the entire region seamlessly, ... Korea
Allied Schools project director said that the scope of work for both the PGC and LUMS SOE was gigantic and weighty to meet with instant and future needs in the field of education across Pakistan where literacy rate, teachers' professional development and institutional effectiveness were under question. Korea
The session in January was the 45th held in Pakistan since 2011. So far, the CLF has reached a million children. It is now a registered company with six directors and a secretariat at the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (“Center for Education and Consciousness,” or ITA), the parent organization under which CLF ... Korea
Pakistan faces a plethora of problems. Any problem that you can think of, in any sphere of life, can be found in Pakistan. Looking at developed countries around the world, one thing becomes crystal clear: educational development lies at the core of their success. Even though it is clear that now top priority ... Korea
In recent times Pakistani social media activists of a liberal, secular persuasion have been abducted by agents of the state, tortured then released after a few weeks. Invariably they then give up the blogging business: they stop criticising the country's military establishment, or the militant religious groups long ... Korea
Addressing students at Khushal Khan Khattak University in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PTI chief said he would recover the money laundered by the corrupt and invest in education when his party comes in power. “Unfortunately, education wasn't given [the importance it deserved] in Pakistan. Korea
The Sharjah-based global charity will fund the school project through the TBHF 'Girl Child Fund' in cooperation with the 'Malala Fund' launched by Nobel laureate and female education activist, Malala Yousafzai. The school is being constructed in Swat Valley, Yousafzai's home district in Pakistan, and will ... Korea
On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani girl, was airlifted from her school bus with blood running through her hair and a bullet lodged ... often do not have the opportunity to receive secondary education, such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and countries housing Syrian refugees. Korea
Three Pakistani celebrities have become the first women in the conservative nation's history to publicly reveal that they were sexually abused as children, ... Sexual education is absent from Pakistan's national curriculum, and even broaching the subject is liable to provoke the country's religious right wing. Korea
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked on Monday that awareness and education are very important to fight the ... While addressing a press conference in Karachi, Bilawal remarked that Sindh government is taking all out efforts to adopt life skills-based education in ... Korea
But Pakistan's religious forces will resist such attempts,” Mr Tabish said. In the past, religious parties have succeeded in preventing such efforts. In 2011, Dr Mobin Akthar, a Karachi psychiatrist, caused a furore with his book, Sex Education for Muslims, which aimed to educate Pakistanis about sexual ... Korea


 

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