Speakers call for inclusion of road safety in education curriculum

PESHAWAR: Speakers here in a seminar on road safety organised under the auspices of National Highways & Motorway Police (NH&MP) have called for inclusion of the subject in the education curriculum to arrest the growing high toll of casualties in road accidents.
Those who addressed the seminar were included Inspector General of Police (IGP), Motorway Police, Zulfikar Ahmad Cheema, former senior civil servant, Ejaz Rahim, IGPs (Retd), Mohammad Saeed Khan, Abbas Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Syed Imtiaz Hussein Gilani, senior journalist, Abdullah Jan and Principal, Frontier College for Women.

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Boy retains pride as girl students of JCW shine in BA, B.Sc exam

PESHAWAR: Pumped by his resolve to change the headlines of newspaper, “Girls Outshined Boys” in examination results, Harris Zad Gul studied day and night to top the overall bachelor examination of University of Peshawar by securing a record 486 marks.
The result was announced in a ceremony held at University of Peshawar on Thursday.
Harris Zad Gul of Oriental Degree College, affiliated with University of Peshawar, Peshawar stood first in the B.Sc as well. Khushbakht Habib of Jinnah College for Women (JCW) grabbed second position by securing 468 marks while Shomila of the same college got third position with 456 marks.
In the Bachelor of Arts category all the top three positions went to Jinnah College for Women among which Neelam Shahi Mulk got first position by securing 423 marks.

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3-day drive begins to enroll children in schools

PESHAWAR: A three-day special campaign began throughout the country on Monday to enroll five hundred thousand out of school children in schools.
Education is one of the top priorities of the PML(N) Government and it is committed to increase literacy through education emergency envisaging launching of crash programmes.
The federal‚ provincial‚ Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan governments would aggressively participate in the campaign to achieve the target. During the campaign‚ children of school going age would be enrolled with the cooperation of local communities. -PPI

Illiteracy falls in country; 70% youth can read and write but more needs to be done: UNESCO

PESHAWAR: Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata, Director UNESCO Islamabad has said that “Illiteracy in Pakistan has fallen over the two decades, thanks to the government and people of Pakistan for their efforts working toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
“Today, 70% of Pakistani youths can read and write. In 20 years illiterate population has been reduced significantly” she said while speaking at a function held in Lahore in connection with International Literacy Day.
However she also emphasized on the need to do more to improve literacy in the country and said “the proportion of population in Pakistan lacking basic reading and writing is too high. This is a serious obstacle for individual fulfillment, to the development of societies, and to mutual understanding between peoples.”

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Literacy helps combat poverty, improve people’s lives: UN

PESHAWAR: With nearly 800 million people unable to read or write worldwide, the United Nations on Sunday marked the International Literacy Day, with senior officials of the world body highlighting that knowledge can help combat poverty and improve people's livelihoods.
"In our knowledge-based era, literacy is a foundation for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message on the day, which is observed annually on September 8.

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