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Rs3.6bn being spent on TPP - 2004-02-06

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/02/07/local14.htm

The government is spending around Rs3.6 billion on the provision of educational as well as nutritional facilities to girl child under the Tawana Pakistan Programme (TPP).The TPP is being run in about 650 schools in the poverty- stricken areas and aims at providing about 0.5 million girls with access to education in about 5,300 primary schools in rural areas.

President To Discuss Bilateral And Int'l Issues With French Leaders - 2003-07-01

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www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=30&date1=2003-07-01

President General Pervez Musharraf will discuss bilateral, regional and international issues besides exploring avenues to increase economic and trade ties with French leaders during his forthcoming three-day visit.
The President who is on a four-country official visit will arrive in Paris on July 2. He will hold talks with his French counterpart Jacque Chirac soon after his arrival. He would meet with French Parliamentarians of both houses. The Foreign Minister of France Dominique de Vilepin will host a dinner for the President and his delegation in the evening.

Prime Minister suggests need to modify education system in country - 2005-12-03

Source: 
app.com.pk/n56.htm

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here Saturday called upon students in particular and people in general to realize that 21st century focusses on a global society and knowledge based economies where education is to play a key role.

Speaking at Aga Khan University Convocation of 2005 batch, comprising graduates of medical college, school of nursing and institute for educational development, Mr. Aziz said it will be educational quality of the work force that will determine the country's economic performance.

NGOs connect UNHCR with Afghan refugees in Pakistan - 2003-05-23

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A family of Afghans climb between two trucks as they assemble for the return journey from Lahore to Afghanistan. ? UNHCR/J.ReddenWhen dignitaries gathered this month to see off more than 500 Afghan refugees, UNHCR and the Pakistan government shared the podium with a relief agency that had been key to their effort to contact the refugees and organise returns from a city where refugees are submerged among 6 million Punjabis.

NGOs' role in social development hailed - 2004-04-07

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/04/08/nat18.htm

Civil society organizations have an impressive history of substantial contribution to the socio-economic and political development in the country and there are new opportunities evolving gradually for NGOs.
Pakistan has also an excellent record of civil society organizations' contributions to the country's social, economic and political development.
These observations were made by the Consul General of the United States in Karachi, Douglas C. Rohn, while speaking at a launching workshop of the NGO Institutional Management and Certification Programme (IMCP) held here on Wednesday.

Pak agri researcher represents country at French forum - 2000-09-15

Syed Hassan Raza, Assistant professor in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France last month. Representing Pakistan he exchanged views with numerous actors of mountainous areas development around the world.

..........The 1st World Mountain Forum gathered researchers and policy makers from all over the world from Nepalese to Bolivians.

Pak agri researcher represents country at French forum - 2000-08-01

Syed Hassan Raza, Assistant professor in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad attended the 1st World Mountain Forum held in Chambery, France last month. Representing Pakistan he exchanged views with numerous actors of mountainous areas development around the world.

..........The 1st World Mountain Forum gathered researchers and policy makers from all over the world from Nepalese to Bolivians.

Pakistani nurses to get training according to international standard - 2003-06-02

Source: 
www.pakistanlink.com/headlines/june%2003/02/15.html

It has been decided by Overseas Pakistanis Foundation to train Pakistani nurses according to international standards that they may be in a better position to compete in international job market.A meeting took place between Federal Minister for Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis Mian Abdul Sattar Laleka and President Agha Khan University Hospital, Dr Shams Qasim Lakha here, says an official release here Sunday.

Pakistan's Neglected Northern Areas Now on Development Map - 2003-10-22

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www.oneworld.net/article/view/71058/1/

The mountainous Northern Areas of Pakistan bordering China and Indian administered Kashmir, finally have a chance of emerging from poverty and backwardness, thanks to increasing attention from international donors, particularly a US $123,641 grant from Japan last week.The Northern Areas, home to 1.2 million people spread across 1,123 villages, were unrepresented in Parliament for the last 57 years. For all practical purposes, they are governed directly by Pakistan's federal government.

Present Govt's Commitment To Reform Education Sector Visible - 2003-12-06

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www.paknews.com/flash.php?id=4&date1=2003-12-07

Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Saturday said that the present government has convincingly showed that it is committed to upgrading and reforming the education sector.
'New education initiatives are being implemented that will enhance primary school enrolment, increase training opportunities for teachers and school administrators, spread literacy and encourage public-private partnership for education. Within these programmes many opportunities exist for cooperation between the government and the Aga Khan University'.

Ministers' committee working out strategy: PTCL privatization - 2004-01-28

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2004/01/28/ebr1.htm

A committee of cabinet ministers is working out a strategy for the privatization of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and will finalize its recommendations before June this year.The committee comprising ministers and senior officials have been asked to recommend the best possible strategy for the privatization of PTCL. Well-placed sources say the committee is confronted with a pressing issue, that is, if PTCL is offered to a single group of strategic investor it will create a giant monopoly.

Ministry to launch training courses for nurses - 2003-08-04

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/08/04/nat13.htm

The ministry of overseas Pakistanis will launch two training programmes for nurses so that they could avail job opportunities abroad.Sources in the ministry told this reporter that the programmes would be launched in Islamabad and Karachi to impart training to 3,500 nurses. They said during the training, the nurses would be provided boarding and lodging facilities, besides a monthly stipend of Rs5,000.
The nurses will also attend language classes in the National University of Modern Languages, they added.

Multi-Stakeholders Forum Created In Northern Areas - 2004-08-28

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www.paknews.com/main.php?id=1&date1=2004-08-28

A non-government organizations have formed a mega forum involving various stockholders of the region to encourage public participation and promote awareness for participatory planning and integrated programming in the Northern Areas.

Musharraf arrives in France on two-day visit - 2004-12-08

Source: 
netindia123.com/showdetails.asp?id=54413&cat=Asia&head=Musharraf+arrives+in+France+on+two-day+visit

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf today arrived in Paris on a two-day visit.

According to The News, he is scheduled to meet French President Zhak Chirak at luncheon and also to meet Prince Karim Aga Khan.

At his arrival Lee airport, he was welcomed by officials of French Foreign Ministry. The formal reception ceremony of President Musharraf will be held at French Presidential Palace.

Sources said President Musharraf, besides issues of economic cooperation, would take up issue defence cooperation also.

Musharraf reiterates offer for dialogue - 2003-05-03

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/05/03/top8.htm

President Gen Pervez Musharraf said on Friday that Pakistan stands for peaceful settlement of all issues with India, including the core issue of Kashmir, and is ready to enter a dialogue.'We seek peaceful resolution of all disputes and differences, especially the core dispute over Jammu and Kashmir. We, on our part, will demonstrate all our seriousness,' he stated at a banquet he hosted in honour of Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual head of the Ismaili community.
Musharraf said Pakistan has made consistent overtures for a better climate of relations with India.

NGO helps improve living conditions of rural communities - 2002-04-27

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2002/04/27/local10.htm

The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS, P) the other day organized a daylong workshop on 'Improving the Living Conditions of Rural Communities in Sindh' at Ali Mohammed Ismail village, Khyber, Hyderabad District.
The Nazim and Naib Nazim of the district and other members of the local government, directors of the AKPBS, P and representatives of various other NGOs were among the 200 people who attended the programme, says a Press release here on Friday.

EU Ambassador Begins NA Visit On Wednesday - 2003-06-11

Source: 
www.paknews.com/main.php?id=2&date1=2003-06-11

Ambassador and Head of the European Commission Delegation in Pakistan, Ilkka Uusitalo, will visit Sakardu, Hunza Gilgit and Chitral from June 11 to 14. During his visit he will inspect and review the EU-sponsored projects in these areas. Uusitalo would be meeting the Chief Secretary of Northern Areas, Secretary Education of Northern Areas and the District Nazim of Chitral.Last month, the EU approved a grant of Rs. 1.28 billion to support Aga Khan Foundation's Northern Pakistan Education Project (NPEP).

EU envoy visits AKES centres - 2003-06-13

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/06/13/local6.htm

The European Union's ambassador to Pakistan, Ilkka Uustialo, has laid emphasis on quality education at the Aga Khan centres for education all over the country .Mr Uustialo was visiting Karimabad education centre, which had been declared the best college of the year.The Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) has been awarded a grant of 20 million euros for the implementation of the Northern Pakistan Education Programme, over the next five years, says a press release on Thursday.

Euro 71 million for Pakistan okayed - 2003-01-16

Source: 
www.dawn.com/2003/01/16/top9.htm

The European Commission (EC) has approved euro 71 million for Pakistan to develop a three-year National Indicative Programme (NIP) in the education sector.
Prior to its approval by the EC, which is the executive arm of the European Union (EU), the NIP was endorsed by the Government of Pakistan and the EU member states.

Finance minister leaves for Algiers, Paris for talks on economic assistance - 2001-09-20

The finance minister, Mr Shaukat Aziz, left for Algiers and Paris last night for talks with Islamic Development Bank and Paris Club leaders on economic assistance to Pakistan. In Algiers, the minister will attend the meeting of the Board of Governors of Islamic Development Bank, which is being attended by the finance ministers of Islamic countries. Mr Shaukat Aziz is likely to raise with the Islamic finance ministers the issue of rehabilitation and reconstruction of Afghanistan after the completion of the current American military action.

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