Monthly Archives: September 2012

Institutional arrangements urged to compensate families Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE)



Top labour leaders said here on Saturday evening that there should be institutional arrangements to compensate the families of the victims of fire in a factory in the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) recently and other parts of Pakistan.


Speaking at a news conference at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) the Executive Director of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) Karamat Ali said that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) laws

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Four-year BS programme discussed Government MAO College



A MEETING was held at Government MAO College on Saturday to discuss the issues arising after the notification of Punjab University (PU) on BS (H) four-year programme.


The meeting was chaired by Government MAO College Principal Prof Dr Farhan Ebadat Yar. Principal of Government Science College, Wahdat Road, Lahore, vice principal of Government Degree College for Boys, Satellite Town, Gujranwala, vice principal of Government Degree College for Girls, Satellite

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COLUMN: Art and spirituality University of Texas at Austin

Zulfikar Ghose is a poet, novelist and literary critic. Apart from criticism and poetry, he has also penned many novels, including the trilogy The Incredible Brazilian. He is Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin.


I am writing this on my laptop at 32,000 feet above Amazonia sitting in a Boeing 767 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Texas. Three hours out of Rio and another seven to Dallas, most of the passengers are asleep. I expect to spend

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Schoolteachers rally against anti-Islam film



A LARGE number of government schoolteachers taking out a rally on Saturday condemned the anti-Islam movie.


The rally organised by Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) and Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Punjab schoolteachers started from Nasser Bagh and culminated at GPO Chowk.


The rally participants carrying placards and banners chanted anti-US slogans and condemned the makers of the blasphemous movie.


PTU and JAC office-bearers, including

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18 students hurt in Karak accident Indus Highway on Saturday

KARAK: Eighteen students sustained injuries when the vehicle of a private school overturned on the Indus Highway on Saturday.


Sources said the students of Wisdom School and College, Chokara, were on way to school when their van overturned near Amberi Kala. As a result, 18 students sustained

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BSEK accounts office opens Sunday (today), Board of Secondary Education Karachi



The accounts office of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) would remain open on Sunday (today), Secretary BSEK, Hoor Mazhar said on Saturday.


The candidates of class IX could submit their enrolment forms for the academic year 2013 against regular payment of Rs300 only, she said.


The decision was taken to facilitate the students and their parents as from October 1 the board would impose late fee and collect Rs600 per form. Keeping the

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Habib varsity bill approved

KARACHI, Sept 29: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad has approved the bill for the establishment of the Habib University Karachi.

The Sindh Assembly had approved the bill in June earlier this year.

The governor called the university a good addition in the higher education sector, according to a statement issued on Friday.

A senior university official, Sadaf Latafat, said the institution would be functional from the year 2014. It would be a private university dealing in disciplines of

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Scared of going to your college? You should be Centralized Admission Policy (CAP),

KARACHI – Worsening law and order situation and division of metropolis on ethno-territorial grounds has made it difficult for the government to run its educational institutions due to limited number of enrolments.
Centralized Admission Policy (CAP), an authority which grants admissions to students in government colleges of the city, had failed to ensure enrolment of students in public colleges and higher secondary schools due to prevailing law and order situation in some of the city areas.

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Written test for ASIs Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) Hyderabad

HYDERABAD – Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) Hyderabad would conduct written tests for the post of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) BPS-9 on October 7-8. Serving constables and head Constables of the province would appear for the test in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Karachi centres simultaneously.

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ederal Directorate of Education (FDE) directive all schools and colleges to involve parents of students in educational activities

FDE directive

ISLAMABAD, Sept 29: In order to enhance the working efficiency of the institutions, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has asked all schools and colleges to involve parents of students in educational activities.

For this purpose, election to the parent-teacher association (PTA) will be held on October 1 and most of the schools will be closed for students on that day, it has been learnt.

A teacher of a school in I-8/2 while talking to Dawn said parents had been

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