Interest-free loan for higher studies
1,436 students to get interest-free loan
Islamabad, Dec 30: An amount of Rs 189.29 million will be disbursed as
interest-free loans among deserving students for higher studies.The loan
amount has been approved by Committee for Students Loan Scheme. The
committee met under chairmanship of SBP Deputy Governor Yaseen
Anwar,said a press release issued by State Bank of Pakistan on Monday.
The meeting was attended by
representatives of the Finance Division of SBP, National Bank of
Pakistan, MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank limited, Habib Bank limited and
United Bank Limited.
These interest free loans will be
given to 1,436 deserving students in different disciplines from all over
the country for pursuing Graduation, Masters and Ph.D studies for the
2009-2010 session. app
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City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
"i am selected in the loan scheme.but i have not recieved my cheak.why i want to know the reason please tell me the reason and ny affiliated bank is National bank of pakistan."
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SMS plays with sentiments of teachers
Islamabad: A news about one scale upgradation of teachers' belonging to federal
government educational institutions caused joy among teachers but it
proved to be a rumour after confirmation from Federal Ministry of
According to the details, an SMS was widely circulated
among the teachers as well as media persons regarding the upgradation
of teachers that has created an atmosphere of jubilation among teachers,
however, their celebration could not last long.
In order to
confirm the news, teachers approached Federal Ministry of Education as
they believed that the implementation committee, constituted to
implement the PM Yusuf Raza Gilani's announcement regarding the
upgradation of teachers and uniformity in education system, have finally
came up with some decision.
However, the teachers faced utter
disappointment when the officials of the ministry told them that the SMS
is not more than a rumour. The message, which was circulated was as
follows, "Congratulation to all Islamabad/Cantt in every category given
upgraded scales Metric Trained Teachers (MTT) (PST BPS 14), Trained
Undergraduate Teachers (TUGT) (EST BPS 16 if M.A), Trained Graduate
Teachers (TGT) (SST BPS 17)." The notification number mentioned in the
SMS was LHK-05786/24.12.2010-EDU. 007423FG/ISB.
According to the
officials of the ministry, any notification issued by the ministry
contains "MoE" rather than "LHK". They said that the process for the
implementation of PM announcement is under process and the
implementation committee is working on it.
Ministry of Education
Additional Secretary Shaigan Sharif Malik when contacted also denied the
news regarding the upgradation of teachers. "The process of upgradation
of teachers has not been completed yet. An implementation committee has
been formed which is looking into technical matters after which the
announcement made by PM regarding the upgradation of teachers and
uniformity in education system would be implemented," he said.
Government Teachers' Association (FGTA) Advisor M.A Shahid when
contacted by 'The News' said that the rumour regarding the upgradation
of teachers has rather caused panic. "Teachers contacted us for
confirmation. We ourselves were confused. It is after the confirmation
of education ministry that we came to know about the reality," he said.
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Students mark 12th year of FJWU establishment
Rawalpindi: The 12th Annual Day of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) was celebrated
here on Wednesday in which students participated with great zeal and
enthusiasm. The first university exclusively for women was inaugurated
on August 6, 1998, and classes were initiated on December 28, 1998.
year, the university has completed twelve years of its existence. The
annual day included two main events: the conferring of pin-colours to
the newly-inducted students of master and bachelor programmes and the
The function started with the recitation
from the Holy Qur'aan. FJWU Assistant Registrar Farzana Akhtar formally
welcomed the guests and gave a short introduction of the university's
current projects and an overview of the development carried out in the
university during the first decade.
Keeping in line with the
traditions of the annual day, FJWU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Saeeda
Asadullah Khan conferred the university pin colours to the new students.
She congratulated the students on the conferral of university colour
and highlighted its importance and significance.
colour is the symbol of FJWU and you should wear it with honour and
pride," she said. The vice-chancellor advised the students to work
wholeheartedly for the progress of the nation and show responsible
attitude towards life. "The vision of the university is grounded in
preparing the females of the country to meet the future challenges," she
added. She urged the students to use their abilities and potentials for
the glory of the institution and the nation. She applauded the
performances of the students and advised them to keep up the courage and
determination in every field of life.
Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences Dean Professor Dr. Samina Amin Qadir and Faculty of Science
and Technology Dean Professor Dr. Naheed Zia also conferred the
university pin-colour to the new students.
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Termination of 1,000 teachers in Fata condemned
Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights on Wednesday expressed grave concern over
termination of the services of 1,000 temporarily employed teachers from
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and demanded their immediate
Talking to this agency,
for Human Rights Mumtaz Alam Gillani said that education was right of
every child and termed the dismissal of teachers 'a shameful act'.
teachers, rendering services at government community schools affiliated
with Fata Secretariat, have been dismissed suddenly on the grounds of
budget constraints and lack of congenial security environment for them
in the areas.
An official of the Ministry of Human Rights said
that initially these teachers were appointed at the salary of Rs7,000
per month, which was later raised to Rs11,000.
He said that
education was the best way to eliminate terrorism from the root while
termination of the services of teachers on the ground of lack of
security not justifiable.
He said that the Ministry of Human
Rights also demanded reconstruction of 490 schools burnt/damaged in
different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The news
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AIOU to launch PhD programme on Feb 5
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has planned to launch PhD
programme for the faculty members of different universities of the
country on February 5 in order to meet the requirement of qualified
Addressing the Paramount Education Society's students,
who visited, AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said the
said programme was being launched for the first time in the history of
the country. He said the AIOU was enjoying the cooperation of all the
educational institutions of the country and it was paving the way to
spread education facilities across the country, especially in the rural
and far-flung areas, by using the latest technology. He said that this
PhD programme would not only help save from the wastage of public money
but would also fulfill the lack of qualified teachers in the country. app
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International conference on machine vision begins at NUST
Islamabad: The opening ceremony of second International Conference on Machine Vision
(ICMV-2010) was held at National University of Sciences and Technology
(NUST) Military College of Signals (MCS), here on Wednesday.
The conference was inaugurated by Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Javaid Laghari.
aim of the conference was to facilitate the researchers, engineers and
practitioners in this field to share their knowledge, innovative ideas
and state of the art technologies with one another and provides a
platform where all facets of machine vision, as it exists in Pakistan,
were thoroughly explored.
HEC Chairperson Dr. Javaid Laghari
appreciated the efforts of MCS and congratulated NUST for being one of
top 300 universities of the world.
He further said that science
and technology, research & development are vital for the development
of any economy. Research is interdisciplinary and is not confined to
one problem. It drives innovation and entrepreneurship. HEC is making
efforts to take research out of the labs and use it for betterment of
the economy. In the end he urged everyone to make use of this conference
by benefiting from mutual experience and expertise.
Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Asghar in his welcome speech lauded the
efforts of MCS in arranging such a conference on a vital subject. He
further said: "We should focus on the development of Science and
Technology. If we keep on having a blind eye to science and technology,
we cannot compete with the world as it is progressing very fast.
Pakistan is not behind any country but we have to manage our recourses
effectively to find solutions to our problems."
was a gathering of eminent experts in the areas of Computer Vision,
Image Processing and Machine Learning, featuring invited talks by world
renowned researchers in the area.
The conference was sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC), NUST and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). The news
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Quaid's birth anniversary celebrated at IIUI
Islamabad: Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's vision that women are the catalyst in national
development was revived at a function held in connection with his 134rd
birth anniversary at the International Islamic University female
auditorium on Wednesday.
This was also a venture to make women realise that their duties
extended beyond the home and hearth and that they were expected to
strive for getting parity with men in all fields of life be it economy,
politics and the like.
Fateh Mohammad Malik, Rector IIU, Parveen Agha, director of the
campus, and Mumtaz Ahmed, President IIU, were the chief guest. The event
was organised by student advisory committee.
Speaking on the occasion, Munaza, a student, said: "According to the
Quaid, women have to play an exclusive role in the national development
otherwise development would reduce to merely an inaccessible dream.
Quaid-i-Azam was aware of women's potential from the very beginning that
is why he produced a momentum in them during Pakistan movement."
She said Pakistan is the 7th atomic and military power but women are
not properly included in the developmental process as per vision of the
nation's founder. "We are totally ignorant of the latent talent of women
who can make our country even more prosperous by harnessing their
capabilities." Another student, Farah said: "The woman is shackled with
old customs and traditions. She has been locked up in four walls where
her God-gifted talent and capabilities are dwindling. In tribal areas
not to speak of education and health even women's survival is in
danger."Zunaira said: "According to Mohammad Ali Jinnah, there are two
powers in the world: one is the sword and the other is pen. There is a
great competition and rivalry between the two. There is also the third
power, stronger than both, and that is of women. But in the present
scenario, this third power is succumbing to social injustices and
fallacious customs. As many as 328 women were raped this year along with
383 kidnapped. Quaid said women have the power to change the destiny of
the nation but in today's Pakistan women are at the mercy of a ruthless
The newly-appointed president of IIU, Mumtaz Ahmed said: "I am
extremely shocked to read disgraceful comments about the national leader
in various newspapers. There would be no other thing more tragic than
criticising a national liberator. Quaid is as sacred to me as a
religious figure can be. It is the occasion where we have to make
ourselves accountable to ourselves and calculate that to which extent we
have remained successful in elevating women along with the provision of
social, economic and political justice to all without any
discrimination. Women are key to success and as Quaid said: "I want to
give that status to every woman that I give to Fatima."
IIU Rector Fateh Mohammad Malik said: "Geographically we live in
Quaid's Pakistan but as for as our social, cultural, political and
economic conditions are concerned it is against the ideas of our Quaid."
Quaid had said when Pakistan would come into the existence half of
the country would be governed by women but today the situation is just
the opposite. Majority of the women are slaves to tribal society
beliefs. Our decisions and policies are made by those who do not know
about the miseries of common men, he added. Dawn
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