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Pakistan’s healthcare concerns

  Pakistan Economic Survey 2013-14, while appreciating government initiative to increase total expenditure outlay on health by 29% over the preceding fiscal year, laments the inadequacy of overall healthcare facilities in the following words: ‘However, some specific gaps continued to persist largely on account of demographic, epidemiological and socio-economic factors, leaving large segments of population with inadequate healthcare access. Healthcare facilities at some parts of the country are found to …

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Long-term support and developments by Agha Khan’s network in Pakistan

  Northern areas of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa been specially focused The Agha Khan manages all social and humanitarian initiatives through the Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN). Eleven agencies operate within the AKDN each focusing on a different objective e.g. education, health, microfinance, planning and building etc. Regional agencies within AKDN identify areas where funds can be allocated whereas budgeting is done through the AKDN regional office. AKDN operates no …

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Influence of electronic media on the education sector in Pakistan

  In the world which is currently experiencing globalization, several domains are no longer what they used to be. The role of the media in particular has widened with it having an influence on a number of domains, education being one of them. Electronic media and social media and networking in particular have changed the way in which traditional classrooms operate because of alternative approaches to learning now spreading like …

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KPK education a model for other provinces

  Based on demographic profiling, Pakistan has a population of 196 million people with a median age of 21 years for both male and female. Based on literacy which is defined as those who have attained the age of 15 and can read and write is estimated at 58 percent with male literacy at 70 percent and female literacy rate being 46 percent. Pakistan comprises of a young population which …

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Online technology available to get access to free and quality education

  Interview with Ms Tara Uzra Dawood – President, Dawood Global Foundation PAGE: Tell me something about yourself, please: Tara Uzra Dawood: I am the CEO of Dawood Capital Management Ltd and the President of Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND. I have studied at Cornell University, Oxford University and Harvard Law School, and am a member of the New York Bar. LADIESFUND is the National Women’s Awards, women and youth …

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Education holds the key to human development

  Pakistan is rich in natural resources and to make the best use of the enormous natural resources, the country not only needs skilled and healthy people but educated person get much appreciation as the better human capital equipped with education in science and technology can be instrumental in increased productivity with brining in modern technology in all economic sectors. This will together enhance industrial productivity and increase exportable output …

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Education: The money minting game

  Gone are the days when imparting education was considered an Ibadat, now it is a billion dollar industry in Pakistan. While many complaint about high cost of education, they actually support those who rip them in the name of education. Be it a small school, a chain of schools or private university the sole motive is money minting. It may not be out of context to say many of …

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Habib University: a world-class liberal arts and sciences institute

  Policy frameworks provided in a draft Vision 2025 for Pakistan have objectives at substantial growth in access to education as well as making important developments in quality of education in the country. Pakistan ranks 113th out of 120 states in the UNESCO‘s all education development index. There is still a high dropout rate at the primary, secondary and tertiary stage in the country whereas a yearly expenditure is very …

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Higher education cost is prohibitively higher

  Though, many generation have passed away Pakistan continue to suffer from the legacy of British Raj, which never encouraged people from their colonies to get education. It was taken very conveniently as an extension of cast system followed in Indian subcontinent for centuries. Ideally, the education system in Pakistan should have changed after independence but it seems British Raj has been replaced by the local feudal system. One factor …

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Education revolution in Punjab around the corner as every child to be enrolled by 2018

  Punjab Govt considers education as a tool to development Record funds allocated for school and higher education While education is a prime factor in economic and social well being of any nation apart from a strategic tool in nation building through skill development, investment education sector is of prime importance. Punjab government has achieved several milestones in student enrolment, availability and functionality of facilities, in teacher quality and student …

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