Monthly Archives: September 2014

Missionary school stays with govt decades after denationalisation

KARACHI: Before entering their classrooms, the students at the ARP Government Lower Secondary School in Akhtar Colony gather in the courtyard to pray. These prayers are not only meant for good luck but also for a safe day at the school.

This is an everyday practice at the dilapidated building of the school, formerly owned and run by ARP Mission Church until it was nationalised in the 1970s. The school still remains under state control despite the fact that the policy of nationalising

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18 staff members of Directorate of Women Development suspended

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Women Development and Special Education Ms Rubina Qaim Khani paid surprise visit of Directorate of Women Development and suspended the services of 18 officers and staff members who were found absent from their duty and also ordered stoppage of their salaries.
She visited Women Police Station Saddar and met with the imprisoned women.
She checked the record and expressed her displeasure when found it incomplete and also took serious note of absence of women police

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Vice Chancellor opens new storey of GCU girls hostel

LAHORE: The extension project of Government College University (GCU) girls hostel has been completed with a special grant given by the Punjab government. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleequr Rahman inaugurated the newly-constructed storey of the hostel on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Rahman said that the number of students at GCU had increased from 6,200 to 10,500 in the last three years due to which demand for hostel seats had also increased. He said that the

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Installation of biometric system in govt schools

RAWALPINDI: The installation of biometric system in the government schools in entire province for the computerized attendance of teachers has been delayed for one year due to lack of funds. It has been decided that now this biometric system will be installed in all the government schools in the province in July 2015. The installation of biometric system in government schools was aimed at getting teachers attendance through their thumb touch for ensuring their timely arrival in schools. However,

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Career counselling: questions and answers

Q1). My son is studying in second semester of Industrial Department from NUST, Islamabad. Now he has got admission on scholarship to LUMS, Lahore. Please advise me that should he continue his studies in NUST or join LUMS? (Javed Iqbal- Lahore)

Ans: LUMS is a reputable institution and moreover if they are offering scholarship to your son I think this may be a difficult decision to make and depending on your circumstances your son can well decide. My recommendations would certainly point

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Special education centres

Several education centres for special children are functioning smoothly and study materials, including stationery, books and uniforms, was being provided free to the students, said Sindh Special Education Secretary Muhammad Farooq Leghari on Friday.

In a statement issued, the minister claimed that many education centres were also providing free pick-and-drop service to the

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University of Karachi closed on second consecutive day

The University of Karachi (KU) remained closed on Friday, for a second consecutive day to mourn the death of Dr Shakil Auj, the dean of faculty of Islamic Studies.

Students and teachers of the varsity appealed to the government and the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice of the unbridled target killings in Karachi and order strict action against people found involved in these activities.

Ulema convention

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan will hold a provincial-level

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Higher Education Commission decides to merge pre-medical and pre-engineering groups

The Sindh chapter of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to merge courses of pre-medical and pre-engineering groups.

From now on there will be just one ‘inter science’ group, comprising both mathematics and biology courses, but the students will still be able to opt between the two.

The decision was announced on Friday by the Sindh HEC chairman Dr Asim Hussain after a high-level meeting.According to the proposal, though the medical and engineering groups have been

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PU starts Punjabi bulletin

PUNJAB University (PU) Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) FM 104.6 has started the Punjabi language news bulletin besides increasing its transmission time by one hour.

Now the listeners of PU FM 104.6-the Voice of Campus-will enjoy l their favourite programmes from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The Punjabi news bulletin will help promote Punjabi language and culture among the students of the university and its other listeners.

According to a press release on Friday, PU FM 104.6 has

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Community policing forum launched

The first Community Policing Forum was launched in the University Town on Friday.

Capital City Police Officer Ijaz Ahmad spoke about the interest and duty of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to work together and serve the people in a better manner. He asked the CP Forum members to actively participate with the police to address the public issues.

The forum is to improve coordination between the people and police for a safer Peshawar. Around 80 representatives from the jurisdiction of

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