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Lahore board inter examination result 2012

Inter result's manual, onlinecompilation
Lahore, April 12: Results of the annual intermediate examination 2012 will be compiled simultaneously on manual and online systems to purge the set-up of any malpractices.

A decision to the effect was taken during a meeting of the Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education governing body, presided over by its chairman, Nasrullah Virk, on Wednesday.

In the light of the directions of the judicial commission and the Punjab government, the results will be announced after comparison of manual and online data.

The governing body was of the consensus that online system was necessary to keep pace with other states in the educational system.

The meeting was informed that in order to make the online system error-free, collaboration of the BISE with the Punjab Information Technology Board was under way.

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Scholarships for FCCstudents
Lahore: Laeequddin Ansari, senior executive director (technical) of Millat Tractors Ltd, on Wednesday presented a cheque for Rs10 million to Forman Christian College Rector Dr Peter Armacost to provide financial assistance to the deserving students at the university.

The amount will cover need-based scholarships for 75 students over a period of three years (2011-14 session). The ceremony, attended by a number of student beneficiaries, was held at Elahi Building on the FCC campus. Moazzam Khan Lodhi, Mehwish Iqbal, Junaidul Hassan and Faiza Maqsood thanked the company for supporting their education.

In all, the FCC Financial Aid Office has provided 1,800 students with financial aid amounting to Rs120 million for the current academic year.

Mr Ansari, a Formanite, spoke about FCC's contribution in developing his personality. He wished all the scholars success in life and expressed hope they would contribute towards the growth of the nation.

Dr Armacost said Millat's leadership was in line with the needs of Pakistan by providing support to university, technical and vocational education. He hoped that by taking advantage of this opportunity, the Millat scholars would make the country strong and MTL proud.

MTL Director Finance Javed Munir, FCC Executive Vice-Rector Dr James Tebbe, FCC Registrar Dr Hamid Saeed, FCC Chief Advancement Officer Dr Manzur Gill and FCC Director Financial Aid Anthony Williams were also present. Dawn

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Rs2.197b welfare funds diverted to 'laptops'
Lahore: The Punjab government has diverted funds worth Rs 2.197 billion from a number of public welfare schemes for execution of its e-Youth Initiative under which 110,000 laptops are being distributed among talented students of public colleges and universities of the province.

Documentary evidence available with The News reveals that the Punjab government has diverted funds from public welfare schemes and block allocation and the funds have been placed in the Special Drawing Account (SDA) number 176 of Secretary Higher Education Department Punjab for further disbursement. These include Land Acquisition for Establishment of New Industrial City on Motorway (Rs 2105 million), Automation of Urban Immovable Property Tax (UIPT) System (Rs 13.443 million), Land Acquisition for Establishment of Multi-Model Inter City Bus Terminal on Ferozepur Road, Lahore, (Rs 70.190 million), Block Allocation for Integration of Projects (Rs 5 million) and Training Initiatives (Rs 3.967 million).

A letter of Punjab Finance Department, a copy of which is available with The News, reads, "Finance Department agrees to sanction and release an amount of Rs 2,197.600 million in anticipation of provision of funds through supplementary grant during the current fiscal year 2011-12 for execution of the scheme titled Advancement of Information Technology amongst Students through provision of Laptop Computers."

It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government is spending around Rs 4 billion on the laptop scheme and, so far, according to official figures, over 63,000 laptops had been distributed among eligible students in different districts of the province.

Punjab government has been facing criticism from different quarters for the laptop scheme.

Those who oppose the scheme argue that instead of awarding laptops to selected students, though they are 110,000 in number, the government should provide missing facilities to public sector schools besides establishing computer labs at public colleges as at most of the government colleges the private sector is operating these labs. Recently at a policy dialogue on "Right to Education in the Post 18th Amendment Scenario" organised by the Institute of Social and Policy Sciences (I-SAPS) in collaboration with Oxfam GB, it was claimed that Punjab government re-appropriated at least Rs 2 billion from the School Education Department, Punjab, for the laptop scheme. The participants had expressed great concern over the move and had demanded the government to prioritise provision of facilities to the schools lacking basic facilities instead of spending the money on the laptops. A spokesperson for the Punjab government, while confirming that funds were diverted from different development schemes, said these schemes were not being implemented owing to which the funds were diverted to the laptop scheme.

The spokesperson also said at least Rs 2 billion were re-appropriated from the School Education Department, Punjab, as the same were allocated for laptop scheme in the previous budget.

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GCU PhDs
Lahore: The Government College University's Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences has awarded PhDs to two scholars. According to details, Ghulam Farid and Muhammad Adil Khan completed their theses on topics "Inequalities involving starshaped and related function" and "Inequalities for bregman and burbea-rao divergences and related result" respectively. The news

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