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transforming education in Gilgit Baltistan

GB Government converted a sub-jail in Chilas into a Girls School

Gilgit: In a significant move, a sub-jail building in Chilas has been transformed into a school exclusively for girls, while the under-construction Commissioner House in Diamer is being repurposed into a women’s hostel reported by Daily Dawn on May 22, 2023.  According to Altamash Janjua, the Commissioner of Diamer, the sub-jail building, previously under the supervision of GB Scouts, has…

Minors charged with terrorism offence to be tried in juvenile court

The Peshawar High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused charged with terrorism-related offence should be tried by a juvenile court notified under the Juvenile Justice System Act, 2018, and not by an anti-terrorism court. A single-member bench consisting of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim accepted plea of an under-trial juvenile accused…

PTA blocks 1.07m ‘objectionable’ web links

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the Peshawar High Court on 4 April 2024 that it had blocked 1.07 million web links after finding their contents to be blasphemous or pornographic. A bench consisting of Justice Syed Mohammad Attique Shah and Justice Syed Arshad Ali disposed of a petition of…

Panel formed to ensure birth registration

The Punjab government on 2nd April 2024 formed a committee to prepare recommendations to ensure the registration of children at the time of birth. The committee will comprise the local government department secretary, special secretary (health), while other members include Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) chairman, National Database and Registration…

Catch-up drive to immunise children begins in Punjab

The Punjab government has launched the largest routine immunisation catch-up activity in all the 3,572 union councils of the province from April 1 and it will continue till April 30, 2024, to vaccinate each and every child in the province. The activity will be carried out in all the districts…

USAID to help Sindh govt in rebuilding flood-affected schools

KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday said that the donor agency would work with the Sindh government to chalk out a plan for the reconstruction of flood-affected school buildings in the province. A press statement issued from the CM House said that Chief Minister Syed…

Minister wants ‘education emergency’ imposed

ISLAMABAD: Perturbed by the alarming number of 26.2 million out-of-school children (OOSC) across the country, the newly appointed education minister, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, on 20 March 2024 called for imposing an `education emergency` to address the issue. He made these remarks while chairing a meeting on the affairs of…

Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan to get Daanish schools

As the prime minister directed the authorities to set up Daanish schools in Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the federal education ministry on 18 March 2024 expedited efforts to materialise this initiative at the earliest. As per the PM orders, three schools each will be set up in…

Pakistan improved its human development ranking

Pakistan ranks 161st on a list of 191 countries on the UN Human Development Index, scoring 0.544 points, according to a report released on 13 March 2024. This shows a slight improvement from 2023, when Pakistan was ranked 164th with 0.540 points, which was three rungs below its 2022 ranking. The…

Juvenile offenders get exemption in punishments

According to a news report, President of Pakistan  Dr. Arif Alvi on 7 March 2024 announced a special exemption in the punishments of women and child prisoners on humanitarian grounds. The remission would be applicable to women and children sentenced for two years or less and to those with less…
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