National

2.6 million children out of School in KP

PESHAWAR: Despite lofty claims of the provincial education ministry, some 2.6 million children are out of schools in the province, said Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education Chairman Taj Muhammad Khan on Thursday. Addressing the first meeting of the committee, Taj said that despite passing 13 years to the October 2005 earthquake, the […]

National

400,000 children missed nationwide during polio drive

December 25, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Almost 400,000 children were missed during the nationwide polio vaccination campaign held this month, National Emergency Operations Centre Coordinator Dr Rana Mohammad Safdar told the health minister. He said 260,000 frontline workers participated in the campaign. `Almost 90pc of the 37.73 million under-five children targeted were covered during the campaign and […]

Economy National

European stocks open slightly higher as Turkey crisis weighs on sentiment

Shares in Europe open slightly higher Wednesday as concerns over the Turkish currency crisis continue to affect investors’ appetite. However, trading flows were also sluggish as a number of European bourses are closed due to a public holiday, including Italy, Greece and Austria. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up by 0.18 percent with most sectors […]