Monthly Archives: November 2014

Education sector reform need of the hour

FAISALABAD: Former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said on Saturday the government was resolved to eliminate electricity load shedding which had brought the national economy to a halt.

He said that per unit cost of electricity to be purchased through Chinese investment in the energy sector would be around Rs8.5.

He said the government was also investing in alternative resources to address the energy crisis.

He was addressing a laptop distribution ceremony at the University of

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Hundreds of students protest against Dera Ghazi Khan BISE officials


Hundreds of students protested against the Dera Ghazi Khan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Saturday over mismanagement at a laptop distribution ceremony.

The students had been invited from various areas of the Dera Ghazi Khan division to be given laptops at the BISE building. The students said that the authorities had not made proper arrangements at the building. Muhammad Hammad Bashir, one of the protesting students, told The Express Tribune that

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Landikotal admin grills two maliks, teacher

LANDIKOTAL: On the directive of political agent Khyber Agency, the Landikotal administration summoned two maliks, who had allegedly signed domiciles of two non-local female teachers.

Landikotal Political Tehsildar, Daftar Khan, told reporters on Saturday that two maliks of Landikotal and Shagofta Bibi were summoned and their versions were recorded. He said two more local maliks would also be summoned on Monday to conclude the fake domicile

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Degrees awarded at Forman Christian College

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) organised Commencement 2014 on Saturday in which 665 graduates, including 577 Baccalaureate and 88 masters and MPhil graduates, were awarded degrees.

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, who was the chief guest, congratulated the graduating students and their parents, and said he was a strong believer that the youth of Pakistan would improve the current situation and help the country become a prosperous

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UVAS contest

UNIVERSITY of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Higher Education Commission (HEC) arranged a bilingual debate contest. In Urdu contest, Zubair Bhatti got firs position, Aqra Shahid second while Hassan Jamal got third position. In English contest, Amina Malik got first position, Salwa Gulzar second while Noor Fatima third.

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Fourth International Conference on Islamic Education

Moot: THE fourth International Conference on Islamic Education (ICIE) will be held at a local hotel on December 13 and 14. Organiser Abdul Hameed, addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Saturday, said an independent and a non-profit organisation, the Association for Academic Quality (AFAQ), would be hosting the international event.

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Book Tragedy of Hyderabad

A banker by profession, Salim Ansar has a passion for history and historic books. His personal library already boasts a treasure trove of over 7,000 rare and unique books.

Every week, we shall take a leaf from one such book and treat you to a little taste of history.

BOOK NAME: Tragedy of Hyderabad

AUTHOR: Mir Laik Ali

PUBLISHER: Pakistan Co-operative Book Society Ltd – Karachi (Pakistan)


The following excerpt has been

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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology to be made disability-friendly institute

Islamabad: Ms Saba Bahareen Mansur, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities CIIT in her presentation to Advisers Forum COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad Campus recommended to make CIIT Islamabad Campus, disability-friendly, says a press release.

She moreover explained the need for facilitation of People with Disabilities (PWDs) by giving real life examples of challenges faced by students and faculty on campus.

The talk stressed firstly, the need

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School closure brings students on road

CHARSADDA: Students of a government primary school for girls in Sher Payan village here on Friday staged a protest demonstration along with their parents against the closure of the school due to absence of its own building and shifting of the classes to another school.

The students carrying placards inscribed with slogans against the district education authorities held a sit-in at the main Farooq Azam chowk, blocking vehicular traffic.

They raised slogans against the local education

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VC of public sector universities of Sindh want provincial HEC

ISLAMABAD: Vice Chancellors (VCs) of public sector universities of Sindh in their recently held meetings supported the idea of Provincial Higher Education Commission, saying that in the light of 18th constitutional amendment formation of provincial HECs is imperative.

On Thursday, after the concluding session of the two-day vice-chancellors meeting, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had claimed that vice chancellors of public and private sector universities unanimously adopted a

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