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UK pledges to help support 4m Pakistani children in school

ISLAMABAD: UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening in a meeting with Pakistan’s Minister for Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on January 21, 2013.

Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development Justine Greening on Monday arrived in Pakistan where she confirmed the UK’s commitment to help support four ... Read More »

Pakistan witnessed 14% rise in overall disease burden during Oct 2012


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s disease burden saw 14 percent increase to 31,536 cases per district during October 2012 as compared to 27,587 cases in the previous month (September). Ninety-two districts ... Read More »

Make Pakistan better place, US envoy tells SUSI alumni


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson met with more than 100 Pakistani students, who studied in the United States, and encouraged them to work hard to make their homeland ... Read More »

Boys primary schools in Pakistan lack non-teaching staff


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: The lack of sanctioned positions for non-teaching staff was observed in government boys’ primary schools in Pakistan with on average only one person appointed to work either ... Read More »

Royal Commonwealth Society labels Pakistani college as ‘Asia Super School’


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani college has won the singular honor of being titled as the ‘Asia Super School’ by the Royal Commonwealth Society of England as a true recognition ... Read More »

Drinking more water in winter is healthy: experts


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Drinking eight glasses of water a day in winters keeps the body well hydrated and also works to more naturally keep skin soft and supple, say researchers. ... Read More »

Pakistan teachers start their careers with US support


Maverick Report PESHAWAR: Thirty-two students from the Peshawar Regional Institute for Teacher Education (RITE Male) have received Associate’s Degrees in Education (ADE), a modern teacher education program developed with US ... Read More »

55% Pakistanis claim to have dandruff: survey


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Fifty-five (55) percent of Pakistanis claim to have dandruff with shampoo (51 percent) and hair oil (33 percent) being mostly used as a dandruff treatment, a latest ... Read More »

India, Pakistan cricket teams unite to Bowl Out Polio

NEW DELHI: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Younus Khan administering polio drops to a child at a ceremony on January 5 as he joins ‘Bowl Out Polio’ appeal.

Maverick Report NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Clashing for the One-Day International match in Delhi, the India and Pakistan cricket teams are united for a common goal: to defeat polio. Cricket stars Younus ... Read More »

Bill reintroduced in US Congress to award Gold Medal to Malala

ISLAMABAD: An undated file photograph of Malala Yousafzai.

Maverick Report WASHINGTON: A legislation to award the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education campaigner who was shot in her head by militants, has been reintroduced ... Read More »

Suboptimal immunization coverage causing measles in Pakistan: WHO


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Figures collected from various official sources and surveys provide evidence of the current outbreak of measles in different parts of Pakistan resulting from insufficient rates of routine ... Read More »

68% Pakistani households suffered from flu, fever in Dec 2012: survey


Maverick Report ISLAMABAD: Majority (68 percent) of Pakistani households have claimed to have suffered from flu and fever during December 2012, a latest survey revealed here on Tuesday. In a ... Read More »