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220 centres for accelerated learning set up in Balochistan

Updated   16 Apr, 2021   08:05am SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: The Balochistan Education Department, with the financial support of Unicef, has set up 220 centres under the Accelerated Learning Programme in different districts of the province. These centres have been set up mostly in areas which have no government school. Around 8,000 students are getting free education in these centres. The programme seeks to provide primary education to out-of-school children within three years as opposed to usual six years to overcome the age gap created because of school years missed by these children. The main objective behind the launch of this programme was to make sure that the time of overage children did not go to waste. A worrying aspect of the current state of affairs is that most of the out-of-school children in Balochistan are girls. One of the centres under this programme has been established in New Kahan area of Quetta in which 91 boys and girls are enrolled. According to parents of the students

Pakistan committed to expeditiously complete CPEC projects: PM Imran

14 hours ago APP       Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday underscoring the transformational significance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reaffirmed the country’s commitment to expeditiously complete  CPEC projects . The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong, who called on him here. During the meeting, views were exchanged on China’s experience of poverty alleviation, COVID-19 situation, and bilateral relations. The Prime Minister congratulated the Chinese leadership on successfully achieving the momentous goal of eradicating extreme poverty from China and underlined that Pakistan was keen to learn from China’s experience of poverty alleviation as well as development. He highlighted that Pakistan was currently facing third wave of COVID-19 and the government was taking necessary measures to combat it and had devised an elaborate plan of vaccination across the country. PEMRA bans TV, radio coverage of TLP The Prime Minister adde

Can Biden's new infrastructure plan rival China's Belt and Road Initiative?

For the US to seriously compete with China, infrastructure development will be an important area. China is the global leader in infrastructure; in contrast, many US transport facilities are in disrepair. YU HONG APR 15, 2021 05:50 AM SINCE taking office, the new US Biden administration has characterised China as "the only competitor potentially capable of combining its economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to mount a sustained challenge to a stable and open international system". On March 25, President Joe Biden held his first presidential press conference since taking office. He said that China would never be allowed to surpass the US as the most powerful country in the world during his term of office. He also emphasised that the US would increase investments in domestic infrastructure and key areas such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and biotechnology, to ensure that the US stays ahead in the competition with China. At the same time, to stre