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Foreign varsities to seek approval before offering programmes in Pakistan: HEC

Any local institution or foreign programme will be considered as illegal if they are not listed

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Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Friday said foreign universities that intended to offer foreign degree programmes across Pakistan have to seek approval from the HEC first. 

Taking to Twitter, the HEC shared a list of foreign universities on Friday that offer Collaborative Degree Programmes in Pakistan. 

According to the statement: "HEC has been empowered to prescribe conditions under which institutions, including those that are not part of the state's educational system, may be opened and operated across the country."

It further stated that "any local institutions or foreign programmes would be considered as illegal if they are not listed."

"Students can access the list by visiting HEC's official website hec.gov.pk/site/FCI," the HEC further said.

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Rare leopard found injured in Muzaffarabad, dies 

Medical team operated the leopard to save her life, but they failed in doing so

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Rare leopard found injured in Muzaffarabad, dies 

Muzaffarabad: A rare leopard that was found seriously injured in Muzaffarabad, died on Sunday.

According to the details, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Department rescued a wounded leopard from Neelum Valley on Saturday.

The Wildlife Management Board said that the injured female leopard was shifted to Islamabad from Muzaffarabad due to her severe wounds. X-rays showed fix to six riffle pellets in the body of the leopard, the board added.

The body of the predator was paralysed due to the riffle pellet that hit her spinal cord. The medical team operated the leopard to save her life, but they failed in doing so.

Earlier it was reported that the wild animal was spotted at the banks of river Neelam are falling into a ditch. The locals had rushed to rescue the injured predator a few kilometers away from Muzaffarabad city.

Wildlife Director Naeem Iftikhar Dar along with the team reached the site to rescue her. Locals also offered chicken meat to provide the lost energy to the big cat.

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Pakistan's IT Exports hits highest ever in 6 months: Faisal Javed Khan

"Govt will cross $3.5 billion mark during this financial year”

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Pakistan's IT Exports hits highest ever in 6 months: Faisal Javed Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Faisal Javed Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan hits its highest ever Information Technology (IT) Exports in 6 months.

Faisal Javed said in a Twitter post that “our IT Exports during Fiscal Year 21-22 surged to $1.302 billion at the growth rate of 36% v/s $959 million during the same period of 2020-21”.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to cross $3.5 billion mark during this financial year”, he added.

Faisal Javed Khan who is also Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s focus is on increasing exports to stimulate economic growth. “We will inshaallah double our IT industry in 2 years”, he added.

He said that TechZones are being set-up to create employment, economic transformation & attract intl investors. “We are now the third-largest gig economy globally”, he added.

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Security forces recover large cache of weapons, ammunition in South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

Security forces conducted the operation after receiving information

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Security forces recover large cache of weapons, ammunition in South Waziristan IBO: ISPR

Rawalpindi: Security forces have conducted an Intelligence Based Operation in Serwekai area in South Waziristan, ISPR reported on Sunday.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said security forces conducted the operation after receiving information that terrorists were present in a hideout in the area.

According to ISPR, a large quantity of weapons, ammunition and improvised explosive device (IED) preparation material was recovered from the hideout.

The recovered cache of weapons, includes sub-machine guns, RPG-7, hand grenades and large quantity of ammunition of multiple calibers, the ISPR added.

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