FDE schools summer vacation extension demand
Extension in summer vacation demanded
Islamabad, Aug 04: Parents of
the children studying in educational institutes working under Federal
Directorate of Education (FDE) as well as teachers have demanded extension in
summer vacations to observe fasting and celebrate Eidul Fitr in befitting
According to the FDE notification, the vacations started from
June 1 will end on August 10 during the first ten days of the holy month of
Ramazan, with only 22 days left in Eid celebrations. The students and teachers
who have moved to their hometowns during vacations are supposed to return in the
first week of Ramazan and join institutes and they will have to rush again to
celebrate Eid with their relatives.
Generally, students take one week to
be regular to their studies after vacations and the attendance once again become
thin during last ten days of Ramazan, a teacher Amir said.
those who observe 'Aitkaaf' leave for their home towns ten days earlier so it
will just be a haphazard exercise for them to return from their hometowns for
resuming studies and again rush back to their native areas for celebrating Eidul
Fitr with their near and dear ones, he said.
"Last year, the vacations
were extended till Eidul Fitr on the directives of former Minister for Education
Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali and this year too, we are waiting for the same," he
"Although, we have completed our home assignments, but we want to
observe fasting in relaxed manner and it can only be possible if vacations are
extended as the school activities make us exhausted especially in summer
season," said a class 8th student, who is observing Ramazan for last two years.
Meanwhile, Representative of Federal Government College Teachers
Association (FGCTA) Tahir said the association has demanded extension in summer
vacations in written from Director General FDE Atif Mehmood Kiyani.
teachers' community is of the view that it will be easy to observe fasting and
offer prayers with dedication, if vacations are extended, he said.
senior official of FDE told this agency that discussions are going on regarding
extension in vacations but nothing has been decided yet which can be announced
Obviously, the officials are in effort to extend summer
vacations, as it is difficult for teachers as well as students to come to the
institutes in severe heat in the month of Ramazan, he said.
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421 treated at Isra University medical camp
Islamabad: As many as 421
patients including men, women and children have been treated by specialists in a
free medical camp organised by Isra University at Al-Nafees Medical College and
Hospital, Frash Town, Lehtrar Road.
According to a press release two
patients were in critical condition and were immediately operated. Other
investigations carried out included Blood CP and ESR; Urine RE; Hb, RBC, HbS Ag;
Liver Function Test, Lipid Profile and Ultra Sound.
Isra University is
planning to launch MBBS programme at its Islamabad campus and the case is under
consideration by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A 300-bed welfare teaching
hospital has already been established. It may be mentioned here that the
university is offering BS, MS and PhD programmes in Electronics, B.Tech and MSc
in Electronics and Doctor of Physiotherapy and post-graduation in
Physiotherapy. The news
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Seminary teacher tortures student
Rawalpindi: A seminary student was beaten by his teacher allegedly with
electric wire and clubs at Dhoke Manju Khayaban-e-Sir Syed.
Police, on the complaint of
parents of innocent child, though penned down the initial report, are hesitating
to take action against the accused while pressurising the parents to settle the
dispute with the cruel teacher.
Muhammad Amman, resident of
Sector 4-A 8, Dhoke Manjo, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed said that
his son Junaid Amman, 10, got admission in Madrassa Usmania Saut-ul-Quran to
learn Holy Quran.
A day before, Qari Amir
severely tortured little Junaid with electric wire and club without any reason
in result Junaid received multiple injuries on his body, he said adding that the
Junaid was too much beaten and now he could not even walk.
Upon knowing about the
incident, Muhammad Amman said that he approached Police Station (PS) Pirwadhai
for legal action against Qari Amir, on which police arrested Amir but later
He said that now police were
refusing to send Junaid to hospital for his medico-legal report rather exhorting
pressure on him to settle the dispute with Qari Amir. He alleged that Qari Amir
also used to torture so many orphan children, who were imparting Quranic
education in the seminary but no body could dare to stop him.
Muhammad Amman appealed Chief
Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Muhammad Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Chief
Minister (CM) Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take notice of this brutal act of
the teacher and punish him. The nation
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