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Ahsan Iqbal urges universities to become engines of knowledge-based economy

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday appreciated the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and academic fraternity for a good teamwork for the uplift of higher education sector in the country and said the country’s future lied in a knowledge-based economy. “The government believes in turning the country into a knowledge-based economy by investing in the higher education sector. So, the universities should prepare quality PC-Is of their projects and submit them in due timeframe so…

Purchasing of new railway engines afoot to improve performance: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that new railway engines are being purchased to improve the performance of department. He was addressing Pakistan Railways employees in Karachi on Saturday. The Minister expressed the resolve to put Pakistan Railways on right track by checking losses and increasing income. He said a better service structure for railway employees will be announced by the end of next year. Recently, the minister officially inaugurated electronic-ticketing system…