Monthly Archives: May 2012

Another government school blown up

GHALANAI, May 30: Another government school was blown up by suspected militants at Sandukhel area early on Wednesday.

Residents said unknown miscreants planted IED at the government primary school in Sandukhel area at night which exploded early on Wednesday morning. As a result the two-room school was destroyed.

The political administration and security forces soon after the incident launched search operation and arrested four tribal people.

Assistant political agent, Ghalanai, Rasool

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Sports-based education for children of conflict-hit areas at Jalozai camp

PESHAWAR, May 30: A non-governmental organisation has started sports-based education for the children of internally displaced persons at Jalozai camp to bring a positive change in their behaviour.

Briefing journalists at Jalozai on Wednesday, Mansoor Alam, the project coordinator of Right To Play (RTP), said that his organisation was a partner of International Rescue Committee (IRC) that established 18 schools, both for boy and girls, in the camp where children from Khyber, Bajaur and

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Chief Minister: 12 per cent increase in enrolment in KP schools

PESHAWAR, May 30: Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that the government is taking practical measures for enhancing literacy rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the current enrolment campaign launched in April this year would play a key role in promotion of education at all levels.

He was chairing a meeting held for review of the enrolment campaign in government schools here at Civil Secretariat on Wednesday, says a handout.

In his briefing, Secretary Elementary and Secondary

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Around 4,000 Teachers rally for promotion formula

PESHAWAR, May 30: Around 4,000 primary school teachers held a protest rally here on Wednesday against non-implementation of time scale formula for their promotion. They warned to lay siege to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly if their sole demand was not fulfilled till June 5.

The teachers gathered in the ground of Government Higher Secondary School City No 1 under the banner of All Primary Teachers Association (APTA). Later, they marched from the school towards the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly

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Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) students, management reach accord

ISLAMABAD, May 30: Tension between the students and the management of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) that began on April 27 finally came to an end on Wednesday after the former accepted all their demands including the readmission of 11 expelled students.

Appreciating the decision of the management, students and faculty members expressed the hope that it would pave the way for creating a healthy environment in the university, Dawn has learnt.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, the tension

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Higher education institutions

ISLAMABAD, May 30: The government will go all out to sustain and enhance levels of higher education as higher education institutions are real hubs of powering the knowledge-based economy.

Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari expressed these views during a meeting with 10-member delegation of vice chancellors of universities at the Parliament House on Wednesday.

Mr Bokhari told the vice chancellors that the government was cognisant of the fact that investment in higher education was

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Numl forcing the management to cancel exams as students protest

ISLAMABAD, May 30: Students of National University of Modern Languages (Numl), Islamabad continued their protest on Wednesday, forcing the management to cancel the master level examinations in five subjects.

However, the management claims that they have revisited the policy and most of the students will be allowed to participate in the exams, Dawn has learnt.

Earlier, tension in the university mounted when 500 students came to the campus on Wednesday morning and stopped the Numl

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Re-admission of rusticated students defended on basis of merit

HYDERABAD, May 30: The University of Sindh has said that decision on re-admission of 15 rusticated students has been taken by the discipline committee on the basis of merit.

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, the university clarified the committee was working in accordance with Sindh University Act 1973.

Decision on re-admission was taken after hearing students and recording their statements, it said.

The university approved re-admission of only 15 students in light of

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Exhibition of Artworks

KARACHI, May 30: An exhibition of artworks by Shanzay Subzwari, Saadia Shahid, Nazar ul Islam, Rabia Dawood, Zohaib Khan, Tahir A. Bhatti and Ali Abrar opens at Grandeur gallery on Wednesday at 5pm.

The group show will remain open till June 10, daily from 11am to

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Admission of 28 Pharm-D students KU cancelled

KARACHI, May 30: The University of Karachi has cancelled admissions of 28 Pharm-D students, according to KU Director of Admissions Prof Dr Khalid Iraqi.

In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Prof Iraqi said that the action was taken in the light of the facts emerged during verification of the documents submitted by these students from the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi.

He said that the marks certificates were found to be forged or tampered with.

KARACHI, May 30: The

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