PESHAWAR: Poverty and parents’ lack of interest to enroll their children in schools are the main factors that are leading children to the workplace instead of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to officials.
Both factors are cited to be the reasons for 0.75 million children not attending schools. “It is 50 per cent of the total 1.5 million out-of-school children in the province,” said officials of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department while quoting a recently-conducted survey by the education department.
DERA MURAD JAMALI: A 12-year-old boy was killed in a landmine blast in the Sangsilla area of Dera Bugti district on Saturday.
The landmine was planted along the road by suspected militants, Levies officials said. It went off after the boy stepped on it.
The boy suffered critical wounds in the blast and died on the spot, the officials said.
His body was shifted to the district hospital and later handed over to his family. The boy’s name could not be immediately ascertained.
A two-year-old girl in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been diagnosed with the polio virus, the province's health department told DawnNews on Thursday.
The girl, who belongs to the Lakki Marwat district, had been vaccinated against polio this year. However, her family decided to have her examined after they realised that one of her legs hurt.
Health officials say that though she has contracted virus, she will be able to walk normally thanks to her prior vaccination.
ISLAMABAD: The National Polio Programme is set to start first nationwide polio campaign from Sept 18, aimed at vaccinating 37.74 million children.
KARACHI: Ali Akbar Shah Goth and 100-Quarters in Arakanabad are the biggest dwellings of Rohingya Muslims in Pakistan though few will admit they are originally from Myanmar.
Since they all first crossed over to Bangladesh, in different times, to reach Pakistan, they prefer to call themselves Bengalis.