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Friday, July 12, 2019

Launch of the First National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan

Launch of the First National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan

Launch of the First National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan

Islamabad July 11, 2019: The Prime Minster met with the visiting President of the World Economic Forum, Mr.BorgeBrende, at the Prime Minister’s office. At the meeting, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of the National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gapin Pakistan, in partnership with the World Economic Forum, with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) serving as its national secretariat.

The World Economic Forum is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum has established the Centre for New Economy and Society (CNES) to provide leaders with a platform to understand and act on emerging economic and social challenges.The Forum’s Centre for New Economy and Societyhas partnered with PSDF to work together on the future of education andwork by setting up a National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap in Pakistan. The Accelerator will aim to increase the employability ofthe current workforce and increase work-readiness and critical skills inthe future workforce.

The National Accelerator will be led and guided by a team of Co-Chairs from the public and private sectors. The Government will be represented by Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training and Mr. Zulfiqar Bukhari, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. The Co-Chairs from the private sector include Ms. Shazia Syed, MD Unilever Pakistan, Mr. Mohammed Aurangzeb, President and CEO, Habib Bank Limited, Mr. Ghias Khan, CEO, Engro Corporation. PSDF CEO, Mr. Jawad Khan, will be the National Coordinator. 

Focusing on the most strategic sectors in the economy, the Accelerator will also onboard the CEOs of 50 to 100 leading companies in Pakistan as well as academics, policy makers and technical experts from the education and skills development space. The Centre for New Economy and Society has already established 5 such Accelerators in Argentina, Oman, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and India, with 10 more Accelerators expected by 2020. 

At the meeting, the Prime Minister shared his Government’s political and financial commitment to reform the skills development sectors in Pakistan and thanked the World Economic Forum for choosing Pakistan as a founding member of the Closing the Skills GapNational Accelerator initiative. Given its global reach, experience and expertise, the Prime Minister expressed his confidence that the Forum’s engagement will help provide new opportunities for Pakistan’s youth and help them develop new skills to fully embrace the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

Mr. BorgeBrende, President, World Economic Forum, said: “The launch of the National Accelerator on Closing the Skills Gap is an important milestone in our relationship with Pakistan and it is just the start. Many of Pakistan’s national priorities are the core focus of the Forum’s work. From climate change, water scarcity and connectivity to regional cooperation, the Forum is ready to offer its platform to support Pakistan’s economic transformation.” 

Ms. Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director and Head of the Forum’s Centre for New Economy and Society, said: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution will lead to significant change in the employment and skills landscape globally over the coming years – and Pakistan is no exception. Through our Accelerator initiative we look forward to supporting Pakistan with an integrated platform for learning and action to proactively manage this change.”

Mr. Jawad Khan CEO, PSDF, said: 
“we are truly honoured to be chosen as the national secretariat for the National Accelerator in Pakistan. PSDF is already doing pioneering work in the skills development space to create income generation opportunities for the poor and vulnerable youth. The partnership with the Forum’s CNES will help it benefit from the Forum’s global experience, reach, as well as from the experience of other global accelerators.”

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Swat Coach Bus - 13 dead as passenger bus turns turtle near Attock

Swat Coach Bus - 13 dead as passenger bus turns turtle near Attock

Swat Coach Bus - 13 dead as passenger bus turns turtle near Attock

ATTOCK: At least 13 passengers were killed and several others injured when a passenger coach overturned  at Brahma Bahtar Interchange  near Attock  Thursday morning.

According to details, the accident occurred near Attock when the driver lost control of the speedy coach due to the slippery road. The bus was going to Swat from Lahore.

As many as 13 passengers lost their lives and several others wounded in the road crash. The injured and the bodies were rushed to the hospital. The condition of several passengers is said to be critical, according to hospital sources.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Crackdown against the anti social and criminal elements is continued and a large no of criminal elements has been arrested

Crackdown against the anti social and criminal elements is continued and a large no of criminal elements has been arrested

Crackdown against the anti social and criminal elements is continued and a large no of criminal elements has been arrested

Lahore, June 26, 2019: In this regard under the supervision of CPO Multan Imran Mehmood police conducted an operation in coordination with JTT, othe law enforcement agencies and Elite force from 21 to 24 June. Search operation was carried out in the areas of Maka Town and Baloch Colony in the jurisdiction of Police Station New Multan, and in Basti Jaleel, Chak no 90, in the areas of PS Budhla Sant and PS Qadar Pur Rawan. During search operation total 24 illegal weapon were recovered, 354 houses were searched and credentials of 149 citizens were verified through biometric.

29 culprits of betting on matches were arrested and an amount of 169000 were recovered while 25 persons were arrested for keeping illicit/vulgar videos. 7 LCD,s 7 UPS, 5 TP Link devices were recovered from these criminals. During search operation 6 local goons/gangsters were detained for 30 days under 3 MPO Act.

CPO Multan Imran Mehmood said that on the directions of IGP, operations are being carried out to purge district from criminal elements and illegal weapons in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, so far during the operation a large no of criminal elements arrested and according to the list of top 20 criminals special teams has been constituted for the arrest of these listed criminals.

He further added that I am monitoring the operation myself to ensure that during the action according to the SOP,s no botherance is caused to law abiding citizens because main objective of this operation is to purge the area from criminal elements and illegal weapons.

Friday, March 1, 2019

after consuming hostel meal 60 girls in hospital  - Dawn

after consuming hostel meal 60 girls in hospital - Dawn

after consuming hostel meal 60 girls in hospital  - Dawn

VEHARI: At least 60 girl students of the University of Education, Vehari campus, landed in hospital on Thursday after taking ‘unwholesome’ food at the hostel mess on Wednesday night.

A large number of girl students took roasted chicken at the hostel mess on Wednesday night. About 4am, around 60 girls complained of stomach pain and the hostel administration called Rescue 1122 who rushed them to emergency of the Vehari DHQ hospital.

Medical Superintendent Dr Fazal told Dawn that the girls suffered from food poisoning. He said a majority of the girls were discharged from the hospital after treatment. “Some of them are still under treatment.”

He said 54 students were admitted to the hospital early on Thursday morning.

University’s acting Principal Khalil Ahmed told this correspondent that some parents got their children admitted to private clinics and hospitals. “A total of 102 girl students of BS programmes reside in the hostel.”

He said contract of [food contractor] Naseer Ahmed was cancelled. He said the food authority had taken samples of the food and drinking water and sent the same to lab for examination.

He said the mess was sealed till the completion of the inquiry.

Danywal police SHO Nasir Tabassam said after lab report case would be registered under the Pure food Act.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Punjab Police launches Community Watch Wing and Public Liaison Committee project in Attock

Punjab Police launches Community Watch Wing and Public Liaison Committee project in Attock

Punjab Police launches Community Watch Wing and Public Liaison Committee project in Attock

Lahore, February 18, 2019: On the directions of Inspector General of Police Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi the process of timely justice to the public and elimination of anti social elements of society is going on with the mutual cooperation of Police and the public. A prestigious inaugural ceremony was held at district police lines Attock for establishment of community watch wing and public liaison committee in this regard. Public representatives, members of civil society, community watch wing, members of PLC and DPO Attock along with other police officers participated in this ceremony.

While briefing DPO Attock told to participants that the basic objective of community watch wing and public liaison committee is to establish a mutual cooperation between police and the public following the parameters of community policing and also ensure elimination of crime from the society. These committees will also resolve the common disputes by which the precious time of Police will be saved and police will be able to put complete focus on extermination of major crime from the society.

He further said that 200 members of community watch wing from general public will aid police in crime investigation whereas 400 members of public liaison committee will provide timely information to police regarding suspicious sectarian and political activities.
According to DPO Attock by these committees the issues of the public will get resolved very quickly and it will strengthen the trust between public and police. The issue of political and religious will also be redressed by these committees before getting severe because if sectarian issues are not overcome timely then these issues cause high disastrous.

He further said that members of Community Watch Wing will patrol streets, mohallas and villages. They will be provided with proper gear with fluorescent jackets, helmet, torch and sticks will patrol with police by which the crime graph will be lowered down. SDPOs will supervise these members and submit reports on daily basis. The objective of PLC is to provide relief to public which will play its role in resolution of political and religious issues. In this way, local people will become eyes, ears and hands of Police in their efforts.

DPO Attock further said that it will be easy to fight against the crime on identification of public and police patrolling has been scheduled in this regard by which monitoring and surveillance systems will be improved. It will also help in identifying the criminals, their arrest and activities by the help of public cooperation.

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