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New bldg. for US-Pak Center for Advanced Studies in Water inaugurated

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JAMSHORO: USAID Mission Director Jerry Bisson & Deputy Mission Director Denise Herbol has jointly inaugurated a new building and research center here at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET).

Speaking on the occasion Herbol highlighted the US’ long-term commitment to strengthen Pakistan’s education sector and help find practical solutions for the country’s water challenges.

Addressing the researchers, Herbol predicted that their work will have important implications for the growth of the country.  

The facility was constructed with the support of the U.S. government under the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) project.  

Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked US for assisting in many projects in the province, including basic education and health.

Conspicuous among others there were  Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili and Former Vice Chancellor MUET Prof. S. M. Qureshi.

The new three-story state-of-the-art building has a covered area of 54,721 square feet with an additional 108,600 square feet of open area for landscaping and future expansion.

The facilities include five classrooms, six research labs, a library, a lecture theater/auditorium, a conference room, student common rooms, research scholars’ room and administration offices.

PS: Through USAID, the U.S. government has provided $20 million for the construction of four new research centers at Pakistani universities.  This initiative is part of USAID’s larger $127 million U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies program that is harnessing applied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.

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1971 specter lingers on: Pak FO concerned over death sentences to 6 JI leaders!

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office said it was concerned over the death sentences handed over yesterday (23rd of November) to six Jamaat-e-Islami activists for looting and killing a Hindu man, killing a Chhatra League leader, killing 13 chairmen and members of five unions.

According to details though International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh has convicted six (Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz Mia, Ruhul Amin, Abu Muslim Muhammad Ali, Abdul Latif, Najmul Huda and Abdur Rahim Mia) only Abdul Latif is incarcerated. All the other five had been proclaimed as absconders.

They were indicted in been indict by the tribunal on 28th of June 28, 2016 for committing crimes against humanity during 1971 war. 

 

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COAS launches Khushal Baluchistan project in Quetta!

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QUETTA: In order to ensure stability through social-economic development and security, COAS has inaugurated Khushal Baluchistan project here today. 

According to sources the high-level meeting apropos developmental project was held at the Southern Command Headquarter in the city.

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Alleged forgery lands two Chinese nationals in FIA lock-up!

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KARACHI: Two Chinese nationals – Zhong Zhongmin and Li Chonhong, Country Manager and Deputy Country Manager of the Chinese firm M/s BGP (Pakistan) International – have been nabbed by FIA for submitting forged documents here today.

According to details FIA has registered a case against the  oil and gas surveying company, its clearing agent M/s IMT Co, customs personnel etc for forgery.

The accused had endeavored to get surveying equipment worth Rs. 677m cleared by means of fake papers.

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