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Platform launched by NADRA to monitor sex offenders

Nadra launches platform to track sex offenders in Pakistan

Nadra, the National Database and Registration Authority, has created the National Sex Offenders Registry (NSOR) platform, which includes an SMS verification service to aid in the identification and monitoring of individuals who have been convicted of sexual offenses against children and women  . The database is connected to various law enforcement agencies and provincial governments to ensure that updates are…

Out-of-School Children in Pakistan

Out-of-school children are children aged 5 to 16 who have never attended school and children who attended school and then dropped out. According to PSLM 2019-20, the proportion of children not attending school is 32 percent nationally in 2019-20. A regional comparison shows that the proportion of children out of…

Bus service for female teachers, students to be started in capital

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training has sought Rs200 million for smooth operation of buses of educational institutions. The ministry, besides school and college bus services, has decided to ply 20 buses from city to rural areas dedicated for girl students and female teachers of both public…

PM considering plan to declare four-year education emergency

ISLAMABAD: The federal government in principle has decided to declare a four-year education emergency in the country to tackle out-of-school-children and other pressing issues in the sector. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in coming days is likely to declare the education emergency. Sources said the PM was expected to chair a…

Child Sexual Abuse Material Suspect Held

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber crime circle had apprehended an accused for his alleged involvement in sharing child pornography content online. As per reports from officials, the suspect, identified as Hasan Amin, was apprehended during a raid in the federal capital. He was found to be sharing objectionable photographs…

CPI resolves 258 cases of child protection

Islamabad: Child Protection Institute (CPI), Ministry of Human Rights, has dealt with 260 cases of child protection since its inauguration in June 2021, says the data released by CPI. Among the total number, 243 were boys and 17 were girls. Out of the total number of cases, 125 cases were…

Minister calls for addressing education challenges

ISLAMABAD: Education Minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on 23rd April 2024 said challenges of education could not be addressed until the provinces and the federation worked in unison. He highlighted the importance of ensuring that all stakeholders were on the same page and owned the direction taken by the federal…

Education emergency on the cards

ISLAMABAD: Education Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said on 17 April that the ministry was working on a programme to declare an education emergency in the country to tackle the issue of out of school children (OOSC). He stated this while talking to British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott, who…

Over 1.25m URLs blocked over objectionable content

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked more than 1.25 million URLs over objectionable content, the telecom sector regulator told the Sindh High Court on 16 April 2024. The authority submitted its reply to a petition filed against `objectionable, unethical, immoral and unlawful` content being uploaded on social media…

FDE asked to initiate cleanliness campaigns in schools

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Federal Education on 17 April 2024 directed the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) to make cleanliness drive in schools and colleges a regular feature and ensure availability of cleanliness equipment in institutions as well. ‘If we cannot keep our schools clean how can we keep our…

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