KARACHI: The Sindh legislature was informed on Wednesday that close to three million children were out of school across the province for which the government was taking part in an initiative planned by the federal government to offer education to every child as enshrined in the Constitution.
“There are 2,876,324 children ... who are out of school,” said Education Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar while responding to a question filed by Nusrat Abbasi during Question Hour in the Sindh Assembly session.
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
QUETTA: A five-day anti-polio campaign began in Quetta, Pishin, Qila Abdullah and Mastung districts of Balochistan amid tight security on Monday.
Health workers and other staff members will cover 127 union councils of the four districts during the campaign.
“Nearly 800,000 children will be administered polio drops,” said Syed Faisal Ahmed, chief coordinator of the provincial emergency operation centre.
ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) will provide €60 million for improving nutrition in Sindh. The EU assistance will also align and actively support the ongoing ‘Accelerated Action Plan for the Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ in the province.
An agreement to this effect was signed on Friday by the EU Ambassador in Pakistan, Jean-Francois Cautain, and Economic Affairs Division Secretary Shahid Mahmood. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar was also present at the event.
Border controls prevented Afghan students from attending school here. But a special ID card has made it possible again.
For years, eager students from Afghanistan have crossed the border into Pakistan each morning to attend school here, returning to their homes every evening.
But that was before Islamabad began to implement tighter controls along the porous Pak-Afghan border to check the cross-border movement of terrorists.
QUETTA: Four years after the devastating earthquake in Awaran district, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif sent a cheque of Rs132 million to Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to help 550 graduates and interns from the district.
During his visit to Awaran following the earthquake in 2013, the Punjab chief minister had pledged to help the government of Balochistan in upgrading the Awaran Hospital, build a park and offer internship opportunities for 550 graduates from the district.