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The SC has stayed the transfer of private schools set up in Islamabad homes

The Supreme Court stayed the transfer of schools set up inside homes in Islamabad on Thursday

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Sessions judge unharmed after car comes under attack by militants in Tangir

A sessions judge’s car came under fire in Diamer’s Tangir on Sunday. The passengers in the vehicle remained safe. After 12 schools were destroyed in Diamer, the police launched an operation on Sunday in which one militant was killed. The 12 girls’ schools were set on fire in various areas in Gilgit-Baltistan on Thursday night…

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Police arrest a suspect involved in attacks on Diamer schools

The police have arrested a key suspect allegedly involved in the attacks on schools in Diamer, the spokesman for Gilgit Baltistan government said on Saturday. The police raided a house in Tangir area and arrested a suspect after an exchange of fire with the militants. A police constable, identified as Arif Hussain, was killed and…

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A true leader spends national wealth on the people, says Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan said that a true leader is one who spends national wealth on the people. Imran, addressing an Ulema Mushaikh conference in Golra Sharif, said that a man is respected less when he thinks too much of himself. “Everyone knew that Nawaz Sharif was lying. There is more than Rs300…

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18,000 schools in Sindh to be provided water in time for the elections

Many schools in Sindh lack basic facilities such as water connections and infrastructure. To remedy this before the elections, 18,000 schools that will be used as polling stations will be provided water. A sum of Rs400 million has been allocated to provide water at these schools. The money will be used to install fibre glass…

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Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find books in Kabul’s first mobile library. Named Charmaghz — the Dari for walnut, which is associated with logic in Afghanistan because the nut resembles a brain — the converted public bus…

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HRCP demands inquiry into attacks on girls’ schools in North Waziristan

The HRCP has demanded the government to investigate the recent attack on two girls’ schools in North Waziristan Agency. The human rights watch dog said the reports of attacks on schools were independently verified by its local sources. “Residents also report that a militant group has been distributing pamphlets, warning them not to send their…

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Karachi: Private schools are selling copies worth Rs 40 for Rs 140

Private schools in Karachi are selling copies worth Rs 40 for Rs 140 which sparked outrage among parents and the Urdu book bazaar administration.  This is how it works–a monogram of a particular private school is imprinted on a copy after which it is sold for Rs 140 when its price should be Rs 40….

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Heatwave alert: Five deaths in Sindh, low attendance in schools

On Fridays, most men in Pakistan put on a crisp, ironed shalwar kameez and head to the masjid for Friday afternoon prayers. Their religious duties are being interrupted this Friday by the scorching sun and power cuts that do not allow ironing of clothes. Extreme weather in Sindh has claimed five lives over the past few days. As Karachi…

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High temperature, low attendance: Students skip school as Karachi heats up

Attendance in schools throughout the city remained low on Thursday as children preferred to stay indoors due to the scorching heat. Parents requested the administrations of various schools to grant children holidays because of the heat. On the other hand, K-Electric has increased load shedding in various parts of the city. The Met department has…

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Private schools in KP to remain closed for two days

PESHAWAR: Private schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed for two days due to a strike against the provincial private schools regulatory authority. All schools will remain closed on the 23rd and 24th of April due to a strike against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Private Schools Regulatory Authority. The authority had passed regulations which forbid…

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Iran bans foreign social media networks in schools

TEHRAN: Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked…

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CPEC fruits: Chinese to be taught at Peshawar schools

  Chinese will be taught at schools in Peshawar The district government of Peshawar has decided that the new term will introduce the Chinese language. “Without the knowledge of Chinese, it will be difficult to progress in the future,” said the nazim, Arbab Asim. He said learning the language will open new avenues for students….

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Schools closed as cholera toll rises to 61

Lusaka:The start of Zambia’s school year has been postponed and all public gatherings banned to contain a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people, officials said Tuesday. Church services were cancelled on Sunday and a night-time curfew has been imposed to limit movement in Lusaka’s densely-populated slum district of Kanyama, one of the worst affected…

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Threat alert for Punjab schools, hospitals

LAHORE: The country’s intelligence agencies have issued a security alert across Punjab, fearing that terrorists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan may target security forces, schools and hospitals, Samaa reported Thursday. “Reportedly, it has been learnt that TTP terrorists ex Sajna Group have acquired Army Uniform (CCD) and they were observed undergoing training in Afghanistan,” stated a letter…

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Nawaz Sharif advised to remove Zahid Hamid, send him abroad: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Close aides of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif have suggested him to take Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation and send him abroad, according to sources. Reports said PML-N stalwarts have advised Nawaz Sharif to accept the demand of protestors regarding removal of Zahid Hamid in a bid to end the current political turmoil. Sources said…

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Tehreek-e-Labbaik announces countywide wheel-jam strike

LAHORE: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) has announced countywide wheel-jam strike on Monday against government’s crackdown on the religious party supporters at Faizabad Interchange, Samaa reported. It was announced by senior leader of TLYR, Ashraf Asif Jalali, at a press conference here. On the other hand, thousands more protesters massed in major cities, including Karachi…

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Army cannot use force against its own people: General Bajwa tells PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday that the military cannot use force against its own people, Samaa reported. The assertion came in a meeting between the two high-ups on how to end the three-week-long protest sit-in of religious parties outside Islamabad. According to our correspondent, the…

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PTA restores social media websites

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has restored all social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A notification to this effect has been issued. The social media websites were closed by the PTA after operation was launched against the protestors at Faizabad. The protest still goes on outside Islamabad. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)…

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Railways operation affected by ongoing protests

LAHORE: The ongoing protests in different parts of the country have affected Railways operation partially. This was stated by Pakistan Railways spokesperson Ms. Quratul Ain while talking to Radio Pakistan Lahore on Sunday. She said Karachi to Sahiwal and Lahore section is open while sections, including from Lahore to Sheikhupura, Sheikhupura to Faisalabad, Sheikhupura to…

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Transmission of news channels restored: Pemra

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has restored transmission of all News and Current Affairs satellite TV channels. According to a press release issued by the authority, all distribution networks have been directed to restore these channels on their original positions immediately. The federal government has also issued policy directives asking the Authority to…

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