Lahore board inter examination result 2012
Inter result's manual, online compilation
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
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
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Scholarships for FCC students
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
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
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
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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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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