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Aleem Khan directs to start screening, training for commercial drivers    

LAHORE: Punjab's senior minister Abdul Aleem Khan on Wednesday directed to start screening and special training courses for commercial drivers from January 01, 2018 in the province.   According to a statement released from his office, Aleem Khan said that every driver will have to go through the process so as to ensure the safety of the passengers and added that no one can be allowed to play with the lives of innocent citizens. The senior minister said that traffic schools in collaboration with private sector will be…

Sindh police launch training program after Amal’s death in shootout

KARACHI: 500 personnel of Karachi police on Sunday received a special training in precautionary measures they need to adopt during shootouts with outlaws at public places. The Sindh police launched the training program in the wake of the death of a minor girl, Amal Umer, in a police shootout with robbers at a traffic light in Karachi. The first phase of the training session was held in Karachi today in which 500 policemen were trained in the use of SMGs, pistols and other light weapons during encounters at public…

Over 1800 Afghan refugees imparted training countrywide

ISLAMABAD: National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) under its training program, has imparted technical and vocational skills to more than 1800 Afghan refugees across the country. The Afghan refugees have been imparted six months free of cost technical courses in as many as 24 most demanded trades, said an official of the NAVTTC while talking to a state-run wire service on Wednesday. He further said that the training to Afghan refugees settled in various regions of the country with the help of…

‘Unacceptably high’ number of Afghans flee military training in US: report

KABUL: Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperiling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a US watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 - or more than 47 percent - were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The State Department called that…

Salman Iqbal promises to send 15 young players to UK for training

KARACHI: President ARY Digital Network and owner of Karachi Kings Salman Iqbal on Sunday announced to send 15 boys to the United Kingdom for cricket training, ARY News reported. “We have fulfilled all our promises. We will send 15 players of the winning team of ‘Karachi key Shehzaday’ (Saima Group) tournament to UK for three-month training,” he said while addressing inaugural ceremony of the tournament at Naya Nazimabad. He lavished praise on former Pakistan skipper and Director Karachi Kings Rashid Latif for his…

Soldiers who smoke may be more likely to get hurt during training

NEW YORK: Pulled muscles and broken bones are common during military training and even more common among soldiers who smoke, according to a review of past research. The study can’t say why the more soldiers smoke, the greater the increase in their risk of “overuse musculoskeletal injuries,” but since smoking is a preventable risk factor, it’s another good reason to quit, they write in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Smoking rates are higher, at about 35 percent, in the U.S. military than in the general…

PIA to train CAA flight inspector for ATR aircraft

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has sought assistance from the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) for training of a flight inspector for ATR aircraft operated by the national airline. CAA Director Flight Standards Captain Arif Majeed has written a letter to the national airline stating that the inspector must be trained on the airline's expense to develop competencies for their respective duties. It states that the airline arranges training of one Flight Operation Inspector from Flight Standards…