PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf




PR: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF.

Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance PSF

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PSF to carry out need assessment of rural area schools: Dr. Ashraf


Press Rlease: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will carry out need assessment of rural area schools for launching a pilot project in one of the districts to promote inquiry-based science education, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

The Chairman was speaking as the Chief Guest at a function in connection with 24th Inter Board Science Poster Competition, at PSF.

Prof. Dr. Akram Sheikh, Member Science PSF, Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi, Member Finance

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Farm to market road program to bring silent revolution in rural areas: dr farrukh


Staff report isb: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Program will bring a silent revolution in rural areas of Punjab. He said that this project is the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of rural roads. The project is being implemented speedily and a huge amount of 150 billion rupees will be spent on this project during next three years, he added. He said this mega project is of vital

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Farm To Market Road Program To Bring Silent Revolution In Rural Areas: Dr Farrukh Javed


Press Release: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr. Farrukh Javed has said that Khadim-e-PunjabRuralRoads Program will bring a silent revolution in rural areas of Punjab. He said that this project is the biggest project in the history of Pakistan for the construction and rehabilitation of ruralroads. The project is being implemented speedily and a huge amount of 150 billion rupees will be spent on this project during next three years, he added. He said this mega project is of vital

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Saemaul Undong replicated in Punjab to build rural economy




STAFF REPORT ISB: South Korea’s Saemaul Undong was launched in 1970 by late President Gen. Park Chung-hee to build rural economy and catalyze socio-economic development and welfare of the people.

This integrated rural development plan has revamped and modernize the rural sector with miraculous changes in rural communities through participatory governance, close interaction and cooperative action among villagers having political will and sincere guidance. It operates on diligence,

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Mobile operators asked to expand network in rural areas




STAFF REPORT ISB: The National Assembly Standing Committee on ITandT has recommended the PTA to direct the mobile companies to expand their network of services to under-developed and rural areas of Pakistan.
The committee made these directions while discussing suggestions to improve the performance of mobile cellular companies after induction of 3G and 4G technologies.
The committee appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Information Technology for making efforts to dredge out &

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USF spreading IT growth in rural areas




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided 543,839 broadband connections during one year under a programme launched to accommodate remote areas of the country.
Additionally, the other objective of specifically running a broadband programme is to increase proliferation.
"Several educational broadband centres at higher secondary schools have been established under this programme," said an official of the Ministry of Information Technology and

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Rural telephony project in Sawat, Shangla and Buner in KPK Districts approved


Universal Service Fund Company’s (USFCo) 36thBoard of Directors Meeting was arranged in the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom, Islamabad.The Chairperson Board of directors USFCo, and the Minister of State for IT and Telecom; Mrs. Anusha Rahman chaired the 36thBoard of Directors meeting in which an overview of the main efforts and development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas throughout the length and breadth of the country by USF were taken in to

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Poverty and rural development in Pakistan




Agriculture is the mainstay of economy of Pakistan as about 67 per cent of our population is associated directly and indirectly with this sector. Agriculture has a big share of 21.5 per cent in the GDP and this sector employs 45 per cent of the country’s labour force. It also contributes in the growth of other key sectors of economy. The development of this country is not possible by ignoring the development of its rural areas. Rural development can be defined as the process of

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