Pindi matric examinations fees issue
SSC exams may not be held on schedule
Rawalpindi, Feb 23: Annual examination for secondary school certificate (SSC)
may not be held according to schedule on March 13 because of strike of the
employees of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE).
the initial scrutiny of the applications forms of the candidates could not be
completed because of the strike over the withdrawal of admission fee from
students of public institutions.
Workers of BISE Rawalpindi here on
Monday blocked the 6th Road in front of their office and continued their protest
against provincial government's decision of the wavering the examination fees.
The workers fear that the decision will make the board financially
vulnerable and have demanded the chief minister Punjab to take measures to
rescue the examination bodies from going bankrupt as admission fees were not
being received this year.
Talking to Dawn, BISE Employees Welfare
Association general secretary Mehr Muhammad Akbar said the board usually started
distributing roll number slips to the students two weeks before the starting the
start of matriculation examination. He said the process was stalled because of
He said the government instead of resolving the issue was
considering conducting the SSC examination by hiring university teachers and
clerks from other departments if the strike continued.
Mr Akbar said
government should redress grievances of the employees and that the examination
conducted by the outsiders would not be successful as, he added, there were few
days to prepare for the exercise.
He said about 124, 000 students had
submitted examination forms with the board and it had to set up over 400
examination centers in four districts, besides arranging to convey question
papers and answering sheets to the examination staff.
of the board employees said they met Punjab Education Minister Mian Shujahur
Rehman four days ago and the minister had assured them to arrange their meeting
with the CM. But, no response has yet come from the minister.
solidarity with the staff of the BISE, representatives of Punjab Teachers Union
announced that no school teacher would perform duties for upcoming SSC
examinations across the province. Dawn
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AIOU announces Matric final exam result
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced the results of final examinations of Matric programme for
the Semester Spring, 2009.
Controller of Examinations Hafeez-Ullah said that the
result intimation cards are being sent by post to the Students at their given
The students who do not receive the result intimation card upto March
5, are advised to contact their nearest Regional Office or Superintendent
(Matric result section) in the main campus of University in Islamabad personally
or on his phone number 051-9057320 to get the duplicate result card.
students can also download their result from the website www.aiou.edu.pk of the
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What a way to grab all for the family, Mr Ambassador!
Islamabad: The new Pakistani ambassador to Syria, appointed by President
Zardari, has summarily sacked the entire staff and faculty of the Pakistan
International School in Damascus and appointed almost all his immediate family
members for a collective monthly salary of $38,000 (Rs3.2 million).
sacked teachers and staff members of the school run by the embassy, who were
removed for no reasons and without any prior notice, have been compelled to go
into litigation against the Pakistan Embassy, The News has learnt.
Pakistan International School in Damascus is run by the embassy of Pakistan but
within five months after the arrival of new ambassador, Aminullah Raisani, in
September 2009, the management and faculty of the school was changed altogether
without giving any reason and the school was stuffed with the relatives of the
According to the list of newly inducted teachers Saeeda
Yasmeen Raeesani has been appointed as Principal. She is sister of the
ambassador and is drawing $6,500 per month as salary while the previous
principal Syed Tauseef Bokhari was getting $2,500. Another sister, Ms Abbas, has
been appointed as Urdu teacher for $3,500 per month.
Two daughters, Amna
Aminullah Raeesani and Quratulein Aminullah Raeesani, have been appointed as
teachers. These two are getting $3,000 per month as salary while the school was
paying only $1,700 for the same job to previous teachers.
Ishaque, brother-in-law of the ambassador, has been appointed as accountant for
$3,500 per month while the same job was previously with one Imran for just $900
Attique-ur-Rehman and Syed Muhammad Ali, ambassador's nephews,
have been appointed as business teachers for $3,000 a month while the same job
was done for $1,500 only before September 2009.
granddaughter of ambassador's sister, is working as Maths teacher for $3,000 a
month while her predecessor was drawing $1,700 a month as salary. Ali Abdullah,
the son-in-law of ambassador's sister, and Muhammad Ahsan Shafique, ambassador's
cousin, have been appointed as teachers for $3,000 a month while their
predecessors were drawing $1,500 a month.Another cousin of the ambassador,
Rasheed Chattha, has been appointed as biology teacher for $3,500 a month while
previously Ms Manal Sileman was doing the same job for $1,500 a month.
Ms Manal Sileman, one of the Syrian teachers of the Pakistani school who
has been sent home without giving any notice and without any reason, while
talking to The News from Damascus on phone said that it was strange that an
ambassador instead of running the affairs of the embassy was keen in the
business of the school.
She lamented that the ambassador has imported
Chinese shoes and made it mandatory for every student to purchase those shoes at
much higher rates. She said that the school was being ruined as the new
incompetent teachers have been hired for more than double the salaries the
previous faculty was getting.
Another teacher Saad al Hassan said that
he has gone to the court with a heavy heart because he has served the school and
Pakistan and now the court will issue an order against the Republic of Pakistan.
He said that he has respect for the Pakistani nation but because of a
few people he has been compelled to go into litigation against the embassy and
according to the Syrian laws the Pakistan Embassy in Damascus could be heavily
Saad said that the school was rated among the best in
Damascus and the elite, including the foreign minister of Syria and deputy
foreign minister, had started sending their kids to the Pakistan International
School of Damascus but with the advent of new administration many have opted for
other schools in the city.
He said that last year the school won eight
gold medals in the Cambridge examination and the income of the school in 2006
was US$2,042,400 per annum and it rose to $4,774,000 per annum in 2009 with the
number of students almost doubled i.e. from 600 to 1,100.
Aminullah Raisani was too busy to talk to this correspondent. However his
spokesman Zahid Ali who works as Counsellor in the embassy denied all these
allegations. He said that the previous management was incompetent that was why
it was sent packing while competent people have now been inducted in the school.
Zahid said that it was not true that the newly appointed teachers were
drawing more salaries than the previous management. "We write to the Foreign
Office of Pakistan about our tasks here," Zahid replied when asked about some
teachers going into litigation against the embassy.
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NWFP UET ceremony
Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that job creation is
priority of the PPP government, saying professional engineers with adequate
education and experience can play an important role in establishing new
enterprises, restructuring existing industrial and developing new products and
Addressing inaugurating ceremony of Jalozai Campus of the NWFP
University of Engineering & Technology (UET), here at Governor's House on
Monday, the prime minister said that encouraging entrepreneurship among
engineers has the potential of big job creation and
Those present on the occasion were included Governor NWFP Owais Ahmad Ghani, Chief Minister Ameer
Haider Khan Hoti and Vice Chancellor, UET, Syed Imtiaz Hussein Gilani. He said
that Jalozai Project of the University would have tremendous effect in every
sphere of economic activity and appreciated the hard work and untiring efforts
made by management of the university and officials of the provincial government
converting the vision into reality.
The Prime Minister said
that higher education is the engine that drives countries towards development
and advancement. He said it is becoming increasingly clear that no significant
improvement can be brought to any sector of the economy without introducing
The Prime Minister said
industry obviously depends directly on technology for efficiency and
competitiveness, however, agriculture and the services sector also depends
heavily on technology. He was of the view that acquiring modern technology is a
matter of survival for any nation, saying without actualizing this change agent,
hope to defend our motherland, meet the increasing needs of our people, fight
and alleviate poverty in our society, and in general, acquire and maintain a
respectable place in the comity of nations.
Yusuf Raza Gilani said that
that technology cannot be simply imported and assimilated to achieve long term
and sustainable benefits. The assimilation, he said requires trained manpower to
develop, design, manufacture, operate and maintain modern technology
He stressed the nation should be cognizant that technology developing at a very fast pace and the
technology of today, he said may become routine in five years, and obsolete in
ten. He said that it is not enough to get persons trained from abroad but must
have the capacity to create and disseminate modern engineering knowledge
ourselves. This is the proper role of engineering universities. These
universities, he said must be supported and strengthened to carry out research
and development and spread the knowledge of modern technology to our
The prime minister said there is a strong case for giving engineering education
priority through targeted funding, not only so that we should assured means to
produce the wealth to improve our economy, but also for meeting other desirable
social and environmental goals. Engineers, he said can play a lead role in
projects that clearly benefit society, such as infrastructure development,
cleaning up the environment, designing prosthetic aids for the disabled,
developing and maintain efficient transportation and communication systems,
finding new sources of energy and in general, alleviating the country's poverty.
There is a clear and unambiguous relationship between science and technology in
a country and its level of development.
Prime Minister Gilani said
that NWFP University of Engineering and Technology is the only Public Sector
University entrusted with the gigantic assignment of providing engineering
education and training to the entire province. The task given, he said has
become more challenging when HEC fixed the target to double the students
strength in UET Peshawar from 4000 to 8000 in a period of five
He said that it is heartening to note that the progress on the establishment of the
university is according to schedule and most of the preliminary formalities have
been completed. On completion, the students enrolment will be doubled up to
8000, the faculty five times up to 250 and introduction of state of the art
laboratories would definitely make a huge difference in the academic
The achievement, he said
would naturally be viewed in the context of expectations to produce world class
engineers who could serve the country's local needs. It will only be the quality
output that would matter and submerge the cost within the
He said it is impossible to
put a dollar value on each graduate engineer that joins the economy, it is quite
evident from empirical date that investment tin science and technology is the
one, singularly important, factor that ensures advancement and sustainable
contribution of all who have put in their minds and souls for this project, he
said that such that institutions are rarely established and seldom can the
country afford to divert its resources. Therefore, he said it is incumbent upon
all to ensure that this institution pay back to the people who are awaiting
progress and prosperity. APP
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IIUI Seerat conference
Islamabad: Da'wah Academy of International Islamic University (IIU) here
on Monday organised a 'Seerat' conference for women as part of its silver
jubilee celebrations and Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).
Speakers at the
conference urged the Muslim Ummah to follow the teachings Prophet Muhammad
(PBUH) to overcome their problems and for salvation. They said, Muslims are
blessed with love of the Prophet (PBUH) but what they need is to abide by the
teaching of the Islam follow golden principles of life. "Prophet (PBUH) is role
model for the whole humanity in all spheres of life and Islam spread the message
of peace to the humanity", they added.
They expressed the confidence that
the Muslim would realise the need of the hour and overcome problems of extremism
and terrorism by taking guidance from the life of Holy Prophet (PBUH). IIU Vice
President Perveen Qadir Agha chaired the conference.
Other speakers who
spoke on the occasion were Saqiba Rahim-ud-Din, Dr. Farhat Hashmi, Dr. Kousar
Firdous, Dr. Zaitun Begum, Yasmin Hameed, Professor Munawara and Shagufta
The speakers brought into focus the dismal situation of human
rights in the world especially the Arab peninsula during the time of the Holy
Prophet (PBUH). The human rights situation was worse in the case of women and
children. They urged Muslims to ensure welfare of women and children and follow
the noble examples of the prophet (PBUH).
They also touched on various aspects
of life of Holy Prophet's life. They quoted the Qur'an, Ahadith and Muslim
scholars saying that the faithful are fortunate that they have a role model set
for them by Allah Almighty Himself. "The real path of Islam is none but one that
was treated by the Holy Prophet. The Muslims can achieve heights and overcome
their image problem if they follow the life style of the Holy Prophet
A large number of women and young girls participated in the
`Rehmatul-lil-Aalamin' conference. The conference marked conclusion of four day
Silver Jubilee celebrations organised by IIU Da'wah Academy.
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PhD degree awarded
Islamabad: M Ramzan, a Faculty member at Bahria University, has completed his PhD in Mathematics under the supervision of
Professor Dr. M. Ayub, chairman of the Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam
University, says a press release. His title of PhD dissertation was 'Application
of Wiener-Hopf Technique in Diffraction Problems.'
He has revived the Wiener
Hopf technique (which is highly effective in Diffraction theory) not only in
Pakistan but also in the Sub-Continent after a gap of about 10 years and has
produced very high quality research papers, all published in International
Journals with impact factor varying from 0.88 to 4.735.
Due to his outstanding
performance in research, Bahria University has nominated him for the
'Izaz-e-Fazeelat' in research (Presidential Award) and President's Medal for
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College students protest
Islamabad: Citizens of the capital city demonstrated a protest against the
recent price hike and increase in fares at Tramri Chowk here Monday, says a
The protestors that included parents and students of
Sultana Foundation College, Muslim Law College and Cosmetics University blocked
the road by setting tyres on fire for hours that resulted in the public facing
They demanded President Asif Ali Zardari to pay attention
towards this speedy raise in fares that has created a worse situation for the
citizens. They said the government on one hand raises the slogan of 'Roti, Kapra
aur Makaan' while on the other, commits price hike.
The students of
Sultana Foundation College criticised their college administration on increasing
the college fee and bus charges, although it is a trust organisation. They vowed
to continue their protest if decision on the increase in fare is not revised.
They said their parents have limited resources and could not bear this
extraordinary cost. The news
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