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US government provided $70k to Bajaur schools
Peshawar, Dec 04: The US government has provided school furniture and supplies worth
$70,000 for schools in Bajaur Agency. Ambassador Robin Raphel, US Coordinator
for Economic and Development Assistance, turned over school and laboratory
furniture, audio visual systems, and sports equipment to Fata Additional Chief
Secretary Habibullah Khan.
Ambassador Raphel noted the importance of expanding
educational opportunities for Fata youth, especially to prepare them to thrive
in the workforce. The donation is part of the US government's continuing
collaboration with Pakistani authorities to bolster the capacity of educational
institutions to provide education services for Fata youth, including those whose
studies were interrupted by terrorist attacks. The news
Japan grant for girls school
Islamabad: The Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs7.59 million
for the construction of a school in a remote village of Khushab for promoting
The funds, being provided under the 'Grant Assistance
for Grassroots Human Security Projects' of Japan, will be utilised by the
Society for Human Empowerment and Rural Development (SHER), a non-governmental
organisation, for the construction of new building for the girls' school in Mita
Tiwana village in Khushab district.
The proposed middle-level school
will have 12 classrooms, 10 toilets, library, home economics room and computer
room including the provision of furniture. Through this project, 420 female
students will be provided with a comfortable, tranquil and safe educational
An agreement for the project was signed in Islamabad on
Thursday at the Japanese ambassador's residence. Ambassador Chihiro Atsumi and
President of SHER Mohammad Sadiq signed the agreement on behalf of their
respective sides. This would be the first middle-level school for girls
in the village.
In the absence of such a school in the area, girls were
deprived of higher education. At the signing ceremony, Mr Sadiq
presented some drawings, prepared by the prospective students of the proposed
school, to the ambassador.
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Campaign for PUTA poll in full swing
Peshawar: Campaign for the election of new body of the Peshawar University
Teachers Association (PUTA) is gaining momentum as polling scheduled on December
10 draws nears.
Two groups - Jamaat-e-Islami-backed Tanzim-e-Asatiza and
Awami National Party-supported Friends - will confront each other in one-on-one
contest for various positions of the 15-member body. Two seats have already been
The election campaign hasn't created the enthusiasm
seen in previous years as the abduction of Prof Dr Lutfullah, vice-chancellor of
Kohat University for Science and Technology, has overshadowed all activities at
the campus of the University of Peshawar.
The teaching staff of two other
public sector universities, NWFP Agricultural University and NWFP University of
Engineering & Technology, have already elected their representative bodies.
Siddique Akbar has been elected as president of Engineering University Teachers
Association (EUTA) and Dr Fida as president of Agricultural University Teachers
The panels of both the groups have expedited their
electioneering at the University of Peshawar. They are holding corner meetings
and door-to-door visits to muster support of the teaching community.
groups have fielded strong candidates for different offices of PUTA. Dr Ikhtiar
of Tanzim would face Dr Javed Ali of Friends for the office of the president.
The other members of Tanzim's panel are Dr Abdul Hameed Jan for the office of
vice-president, Falak Naz Khan Khalil, general secretary, Dr Ataur Rahman, joint
secretary, Dr Alamgir Khan, finance secretary, Zaigham Hassan, literary
secretary and Dr Arshad Ali, sports secretary.
The Friends panel includes
Dr Zakir Khan for vice-president, Dr Tayyeb for general secretary, Jalil Khan
for joint secretary, Shakeel Khan for general secretary, Roohullah Khan for
literary secretary and Siddique Akbar for sports secretary.
from the College of Home Economics has already been elected unopposed as
vice-president (female) and Farzana Shaukat as member executive (female). Dr
Arbab Khan Afridi would be the ex-officio member of the executive council being
the outgoing president of the association. The People's Party-backed Progressive
group has decided to remain neutral in the election. Both the groups have
focused their attention on grabbing more and more votes from the Progressives
and the neutral voters.
Meanwhile, the PUTA has convened a crucial
meeting on Saturday at PUTA office to work out line of action of putting
pressure on the government to expedite efforts for the safe recovery of the
abducted vice-chancellor, Dr Lutfullah.
PUTA President Dr Arbab Afridi said
that office-bearers of all the teaching associations across the
province had been invited to attend the meeting. Reception would also be hosted
for the newly elected bodies of the EUTA and AUTA. Dawn
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IT labs in schools to improve education standard
Rawalpindi: The establishment of Information Technology (IT)/computer
laboratories in government higher secondary and high schools is a revolutionary
step by the Punjab government to raise the education standard, said MPA
Nawabzada Shams Haider.
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of IT
laboratory at Government Danny's Higher Secondary School on Thursday. District
Coordination Officer (DCO) Imdadullah Bosal, MNA Malik Abrar, MPAs Raja Muhammad
Hanif Advocate, Malik Iftikhar, Raja Muhammad Faiz Sarwar, Rawalpindi CPO Rao
Muhammad Iqbal Khan, EDO Education Malik Muhammad Ashraf, DDO Education Sajida
Ahmed and a large number of girl and boy students attended the
Haider, who was the chief guest and Bosal inaugurated the IT
lab comprising 16 computers with all their accessories at Government Danny's
Higher Secondary School.
Haider said the establishment of 209
IT/computers labs in high schools of Rawalpindi district would help provide
computer education to students in all the backward and rural areas of the
He said those nations, which worked hard in the field of
education, achieved the goal of development and prosperity. He said it was high
time to pay attention to improve educational standards.
He said Punjab
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was giving top priority to the education sector
and the establishment of IT labs in schools of the province reflected his
interest to improve the standards of education.
He said the neighboring
country India had achieved advancement in the field of computer science. Haider
said to compete the world it was imperative to make speedy advancement in IT
knowledge, an important sources of foreign exchange earning through software
He said the Punjab government was planning to
establish IT Park in Lahore to boost the IT field in the province.
underlined the need for successfully functioning of these IT labs, which would
help achieve the targets set up by the government for the IT and computer
He said the education department and teachers should do their
best to achieve the target of education standard in the province.
Nasir Minhas of Pir Mehr Ali Shah-Arid Agriculture Uninversity Rawalpindi, Dr
Rabia Izhar of Government Girls High School Dhoke Ratta, student Qaiser Nadeem
and Hamza Saeed also addressed on this occasion and highlighted the significance
of IT education.
They lauded the efforts of the Punjab chief minister for
bringing a revolutionary change in the field of education. Daily times
IT laboratories inaugurated
Chakwal: Special Political Assistant to CM Sarfraz Afzal has said educational
revolution will emerge from the government educational institutions as these are
serving the poor students and providing some good results.
inaugurating 153 Information Technology laboratories at high and higher
secondary schools of the district on Thursday.
He said Chief Minister
Mian Shahbaz Sharif wanted to provide all the latest educational facilities to
the government educational institutions. He said the computers laboratories had
been established in 45 days. Speaking on the occasion, DCO Tariq Waqar Bakhshi
said now quality education would be available to the poor students, who could
not afford heavy expenses of private schools and colleges. Education EDO Asad
Naeem and others were also present on the occasion.
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Book on Rumi published
Islamabad: A unique and informative book highlighting philosophical thoughts on
Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi has been published. The 529-page book titled 'Masnavi
Maulana Rum ka Mutala' was written about 75 year ago by a religious scholar Mir
Waliullah of Abbottabad, said a news release issued by Allama Iqbal Open
University here Thursday. It vividly highlight sufis' teachings of noted poet in
simple Urdu. Both translation and comments book as a noble venture in the realm
of literature. The news
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Students show solidarity with cops
Peshawar: The students of Police Public School and College (PPS&C) Thursday
staged a peace rally to show solidarity and pay tributes to the Frontier Police
for its unmatchable sacrifices in the prevailing volatile situation of the
province, particularly Peshawar.
Holding placards and banners inscribed
with statements praising the police force, a large number of students started
the 'peace march' from the school premises and visited various police
checkpoints in and around the city.
The participants of the rally were
raising slogans in memory of police martyrs and eulogising their services and
During their visit to the checkposts in Karkhano Market,
Hayatabad, Ring Road, Pishtakhara, Saddar and Bara Road, the peace marchers
garlanded the personnel with flowers and chanted slogans in their
The police personnel thanked the students and vowed to offer
more sacrifices to save the innocent citizens from the terrorists. A young
policeman said he and his colleagues were moved by the solidarity shown with the
cops by the students. "It has raised our morale," he remarked. Dawn
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PSF slamed Shamsher's killing
Zhob: A large number of activists of the Pashtun Students' Federation (PSF) held
a demonstration on Thursday, condemning the killing of ANP parliamentarian in
Swat suicide blast.
The demonstrators, who were led by Syed Zubair Shah and
Zmarak Khan Mandokhel, condemned the killing of Pashtunkhwa (NWFP) MPA Shamsher
Ali Khan and his brother in a terror attack at their Hujra and said the
terrorists had violated all political, religious and social values.
demanded of the government to take to task the elements involved in such heinous
crimes. The news
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