Monthly Archives: February 2013

Punjab Education Foundation plans to educate out-of-school children

LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has envisaged an ambitious plan of educating the poor out-of-school children who didn't attend any formal schooling due to their abject poverty and lack of necessary resources. Under this plan, the foundation shall arrange education of as many as four million such children during the next five years in the province through partner schools so that these children could earn their livelihood in an honorable way after completing their

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Flower show starts

KARACHI (PPI): The 62nd flower show organized by Horticulture Society of Pakistan is beginning on Thursday (today), 28th February 2013 at Sea View Park, Karachi.
The four-day event, which will end on 3rd March 2013, is the centre of attraction for large number of citizens.
Society for Educational Welfare an NGO that provides education to the less privileged poor children of our country since 1996, has been a regular participant of this event.
This year the stall theme is "Socially

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Agricultural University signs MoU with BSP

PESHAWAR: Agricultural University singed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Business for Professional Progress (BSP) via which varsity would provide research thesis and models to the organization for practical implementation.
The MoU was signed by Vice Chancellor Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat and Chief Executive BSP Dr Amna Hassan on Wednesday in the VC office. Dean Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences Dr Mohammad Subhan Qureshi, Chairman Poultry Science Department Dr Sar Zamin

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Legislation on free, compulsory education for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa children in the offing

PESHAWAR: Provincial Minister for Information Mian Iftikhar Hussian said on Wednesday that legislation for free and compulsory education to all children of ages 5 to 16 years was in the offing and would be tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.
Addressing a forum of parliamentarians on Right to Education organized by pehawar University Teachers' Association (PUTA) in collaboration with UNESCO, the minister said that after the legislation depriving children from education would be

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Hospital employees protest against proposed Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University

ISLAMABAD – In spite of chilly and rainy weather in the capital, a large number of employees of three hospitals on Wednesday staged a protest against the proposed renaming of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute (SZABMU).

They raised slogans against the proposed merger of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Quaid-e-Azam Medical Collage (QAMC) into one institute which would be renamed Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical

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Literature and books conclude

KARACHI – They say it is always art and culture that unites a community or nation for healthy and peaceful social living conditions. The 4th Karachi Literature Festival, held at a local hotel from 15th to 17th February, was a really great occasion for the masses and people from all walks of life attended the three day non-stop spree of literary, art and intellectual happenings. The event was organised in collaboration with Oxford University Press (OUP) and was termed as better than the

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Govt puts Students, teachers future at stake!

KARACHI – Students, teachers and operators of primary schools that are part of the integrated education learning programme (IELP), an initiative of the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF), staged a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club, reported Dawn here on Tuesday.
The protesters, stakeholders of some 1,300 schools set up in 23 districts of Sindh, including 70 in Karachi, were demanding funds from the Sindh government to run the schools. They said they were finding it

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Sindh Assembly passes five government bills and a resolution

<b><a href=""><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-67226" alt="Sindh Assembly passes five government bills and a resolution" src="; width="230" height="200" /></a>* MQM nominates Aamir Moin

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Sale of unethical books on the rise

<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">ISLAMABAD – At a stage where advancement in technology has enchanted modern youth towards book reading, the booksellers, however are cashing in this phenomenon by selling unethical, obscene and immoral literature.</span>

During visits of different places in twin cities it has been told that the students are more interested in unethical books rather than knowledgeable books and they like to read vulgar literature, not

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Teachers urged to become role model for students: President IIUI

<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">ISLAMABAD – Prof Dr Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) on Wednesday said teachers should present themselves as a role model to the students.</span>

Addressing to the faculty members of the varsity on the commencement of summer semester 2013, he said they should taught them in such a way so that in future they could serve the nation effectively and to perform their

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