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Governor appoints new chancellors to Jinnah and Hamdard

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Wednesday appointed new chancellors to Hamdard University and Jinnah University for Women.
He appointed Sadia Rashid the Chancellor of the Hamdard University while Akram Khatoon the Chancellor of the Jinnah University for Women said a statement issued here.

 

 

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Socio-economic development of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Tariq Banuri on Friday said that knowledge-based economy was only way forwards for socio-economic development of Pakistan.
Dr. Tariq Banuri recommended for promoting the export of knowledge production, process designs, and solutions, upgrading the knowledge component of traditional export products, international migrating strategy as a development strategy and attracting students to Pakistan. He said this while addressing the 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE) which concluded here.
The Conference was hosted by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), with the support of the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform and co-sponsored by HEC Pakistan, International Labor Organization and Centre of Excellence for China Pakistan Economic Corridor, said a Press release issued here by PIDE.
The Chairman HEC also highlight and explained ‘how knowledge opens new vistas for economic growth.’ He said that Pakistan’s approach should be supportive for Information Technology (IT) related industry, financing for higher education, research funding and incentives and goals for academia. He said some of the richest companies of the world did not produce or sell consumable goods; rather they own formulas and designs for smart products.
These companies owe their success to their investment in research and development.  The Chairman HEC said the goal of any development in modern times means moving toward becoming knowledge producers.  Directors, Centre of excellence, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Dr. Shahid Rashid said a wide range of factors could help move Pakistan’s economy forward.  He said that this includes 800 kilometers of Gwadar’s coastline available for value-added export industries and also for international trade of energy.  Director, Chinese Studies Centre at NUST, Ambassador(R) Syed Hasan Javed, predicted that CPEC would help Pakistan to join the ranks of top ten economies by 2050.  It is already among the top ten states in terms of population, overseas nationals, agriculture, and nuclear fields.

 

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Imran Khan inaugurates Shelter Homes in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated four shelter homes for shelterless people here today.

These shelter homes, that have been established by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government under its one-hundred-day plan, will harbor 430 people.

Those taking shelter in these homes will also be provided with complimentary food. As the temperature drops more and more homeless are expected to take shelter in these homes. 

Relevant: Prime Minister Imran Khan today arrived in Peshawar on a day-long visit to the provincial capital. The Prime Minister soon after arrival inaugurated the shelter home at Pajagi road Peshawar City and inspected its various portions. The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan, District Nazim Peshawar and senior officers of provincial administration were present on the occasion. The Prime Minister in his day-long visit would also address the special cabinet meeting and an event marking the first 100 days of the KP government at Nishtar Hall Friday afternoon. He will also meet Governor KP, Shah Farman.

 

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Govt making efforts to take country out of crisis

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PTI to bring change

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training and National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mahmood today said PTI government was making efforts to take the country out of crisis and put the national economy back on the path of progress by enhancing its trade and export.
Talking to a private news channel, he said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was a completely independent institution and the government has nothing to do with it matters.
He said the corruption cases against leaders of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party were started in the tenure of their governments adding same NAB law was present during the PML-N government and no change was made in its law.
Replying to a question, regarding accountability, he said the PTI government was in favor of ongoing accountability process for recovering and bringing back the looted money of the poor from abroad.
He further said in the present government everyone was accountable, irrespective of whether he or she belonged to opposition or treasure benches.
Responding to another question, he said the transfer and postings of the bureaucrats were preoperative of the federal government and it was being done to put the right man on a right job for efficient working of the government operations.

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