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May 8, 2017

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The News Education Expo 2017 concludes

KARACHI: The last day of the two-day The News Education Expo 17 assembled large numbers of visitors which includes young students mostly aged between 18 to 22 years who were eagerly asking questions from the representatives of local universities and consultants of foreign higher educational institutions. 

Despite the hot weather conditions, the energy level of both the visitors and people related to different universities present at their stalls was quite high. The exhibition was held at the Expo Centre and inaugurated by the chief minister Sindh on its first day (Saturday).

The two-day event had offered more than 70 stalls of top higher education institutions in the metropolis whereas the final day at the Education Expo spotted crowd listening to options from various leading higher education institutes of Karachi.

On this occasion, Dr Essa Laboratories and Diagnostic Centre, in collaboration with Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, established a free-of-cost bone mineral density test to measure the amount of minerals and quantity of calcium in the bones. This test is helpful in detecting bone related problems.

Tariq Habib, Master Franchisee, Arena Multimedia, stated that The News and Jang Media Group provided an excellent platform for the young blood of Karachi to choose from the best higher education and vocational training institutions.

According to him, at The News Education Expo 2017–Karachi, they had received commendable response from visitors on both days of the event. The visitors showed a lot of interest in our specialised programmes like media studies, advertising, film making, web designing and game designing. “Arena offers special 20 percent scholarship at the expo for the prospects.”

He mentioned that the Arena Multimedia Pakistan was the leader in media studies. "This year we are celebrating 19 years of excellence in Pakistan and we wish The News and Jang Media Group all the very best for future events."

During the closing hours, the former mayor Karachi and now Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party, Syed Mustafa Kamal, along with PSP President Anis Qaimkhani and other central leaders Raza Haroon and Waseem Aftab visited The News Education Expo to interact with the visitors and people present at stalls.

They visited each and every stall, briefly talked to visitors and persons at the stalls. Mustafa Kamal informed the people that he had inaugurated the first edition of The News Education Expo as the Mayor Karachi nine years ago and was present today in a different capacity.

“I must congratulate the Jang Media Group and The News for holding this education exhibition on regular basis. This opportunity gives a chance to students, parents, university’s officials to interact with each other under one roof. The aspiring students can take better decision after gathering required information from various stalls. The Jang Media Group is doing the role of a bridge between the masses and higher educational institutes. For me, the media house is doing a national duty.”

He emphasised that The News and Jang Media Group, which has been organising education exhibitions in seven cities of the country, should expand it to other cities as well.

Talking on education and health sector’s problems, he pointed out that the Sindh government claimed to have spent Rs906 billion on both sectors but no one could find a single state-of-the-art health or education centres in the province.

“The CM Sindh and his few ministers are running all the affairs of the province and good results can only be witnessed if powers are shifted to the grassroot level. The union councils should have powers to run the affairs related to education, health, and other basic necessities of general public.”

He observed that people doing politics in the name of Mohajirs are the biggest enemies of the Urdu speaking community and said that the city could not afford anymore politics in the name of Mohajirs.

According to him, the PSP aimed at bringing people of different ethnicities closer to each other and that was why his party would always oppose politics being done on ethnic basis. “This mega city needs proper supply of clean drinking water, healthy foods, standard education and health facilities, better transport and environment conditions and above all harmony.”

The ex-mayor Karachi claimed that we always blamed India and other foreign agencies for our problems like recently the government was claiming that Indian SIMs were being used in the ongoing board’s annual examination. He questioned if India has ever stopped the Sindh government from providing better education and health facilities to the people. He mentioned that four young children died in Tharparkar due to lack of food and water facility. Did India stop the government from giving them food and shelter?

“In Sindh, around two-and-a-half crore children are out of school, more of less 350,000 children die due to malnutrition in a year and mental and physical growth of about one crore has stopped due to the same reasons. Who is responsible for it, the government or India?”

He expressed that if youngsters and people of this country were deprived of their basic needs, then some percentage would turn as extremists or militants. Mustafa Kamal also said that Karachi gives over 70 percent revenue as it is the economic backbone of Pakistan but what it gets in return? Nothing, he claimed.

 

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