FDE teachers Up-gradation process
Up-gradation of FDE teachers under process, Jakhrani informs NA
Islamabad, Feb 25: Parliam- entary Secretary for
Education Gul Muhammad Jakhrani on Thursday informed National Assembly
that up-gradation of federal government teachers was under process while
it would be resolved soon.
Responding to a calling attention
notice of Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Raja Muhammd Asad, Tasneem Siddiqui,
Ibrar Ahmad and Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, he said that the federal
government teachers went on strike on February 17 for implementation of
their long-standing demand of up-gradation. He said Prime Minister
Yousaf Raza Gilani had taken the notice of the issue and announced
up-gradation of the teachers on the occasion of teachers' day, adding
that since finance division had issued the notification of their
up-gradation, the teachers had called off the strike and assumed their
He said government was committed to resolve the problems
of teachers and all out efforts would be made in this regard, adding
that measures were being taken to ensure uniform school system.
teachers on February 22, gave a deadline of 20 days to government to
implement teachers' package after the intervention of PM who issued a
special directive regarding teachers' up gradation and uniformity in
education system in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) informed that a
directive, comprising five clauses was received to education ministry on
February 21, which asked for the up gradation of teachers' w.e.f 1st
According to the directive, the clause 2604 of the
directive asked for the up gradation of teachers working under FDE,
2605 says for giving the status of model schools and colleges to the
federal government schools and colleges, 2606 asked for the charge
allowance for the principal/ head of the institute that would be around
Rs 3000 to Rs 4000, 2607 asked for the provision of transport facilities
for the students and teachers of rural areas of ICT and 2608 asked for
the consideration for the establishment of model universities to cater
to the growing need of higher education facility in ICT.
meeting between the Ministry of education Secretary Athar Tahir, FDE DG
Shaheen Khan and the representative of FGTA continued for many hours in
which the mechanism for the implementation of the package was decided.
"We have given them a time period of 20 days for the implementation of
the package. We are hopeful that it would be implemented in letter and
spirit otherwise we would again boycott classes," he said.
teachers were on strike from February 15 and since then negotiations
were going on between FGTA representatives and Ministry of education.
As many as 388 education institutions under FDE have observed complete
strike with the total boycott of the classes, examinations (internal and
external) and any kind of Duty assigned.
The failed process of
negotiations has also lead to the postponement of central examinations
for class 5th. Initially the teachers of all cadres peacefully staged a
sit-in on the premises of the schools where they found sitting on carpet
outside staff rooms but afterwards they held a historic rally in which
hundreds of teachers participated. Daily times
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YDA holds strike, RMC accepts demands
Rawalpindi: Thousands of patients visiting three allied hospitals in town had to suffer badly
on Thursday because of a strike by the Young Doctors Association (YDA)
to get reinstated three suspended doctors at the District Headquarters
On YDA's call, young doctors did not serve in
outpatient departments of the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Holy Family
Hospital and the District Headquarters Hospital properly, however,
intensive care units, coronary care units and emergency departments of
the three hospitals remained operational as per routine. The call
resulted in closure of the outpatient departments (OPDs) in allied
hospitals that collectively accommodate over 4,000 patients daily on
The YDA announced strike against a decision of allied
hospitals' administration and Punjab Health Department regarding
suspension of three doctors from DHQ Hospital. The three doctors
including Senior Registrar Dr. Faryal and postgraduate trainees Dr.
Bashir and Dr. Shafiq were suspended on allegations of misconduct and
negligence and an inquiry was conducted against them.
termed the allegations baseless and the inquiry biased and demanded the
allied hospitals administration and health department to nullify the
inquiry report and to reinstate the three doctors immediately. "The
allegations are baseless while inquiry conducted is also biased," said
YDA Punjab Chairman Dr. Muhammad Haroon. He
added that the protest is being organised on a single-point agenda, the
reinstatement of the three doctors after nullifying the inquiry
The protesters interrupted the working at the OPDs
Thursday morning and staged a sit-in protest on Benazir Bhutto Road in
front of BBH at around 10:30 a.m. The protesters held a complete strike
at the OPDs and blocked Benazir Bhutto Road for nearly three hours.
around 1:30 p.m., Rawalpindi Medical College Principal Professor Dr.
Muhammad Afzal Farooqi along with medical superintendents of DHQ
Hospital Dr. Sher Ali and BBH Dr. Asif Qadir Mir started negotiations
with representatives of the YDA on the road.
hospitals administration announced reinstatement of the three suspended
doctors on which the YDA called off the strike at around 2:00 p.m.
principal announced reinstatement of the doctors while nullifying the
inquiry report," said Dr. Muhammad Haroon adding the principal has
ordered a fresh inquiry into the matter. He said that the YDA has called
off the strike and young doctors would serve as per routine in the OPDs
of the three hospitals from today (Friday).
It is important that
the OPDs in the allied hospitals operate from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
daily and because of the strike, the OPDs did not operate as per routine
on Thursday. The three hospitals almost cover the entire district and
patients from far-flung areas of the region do come to the hospitals
particularly for specialised treatment.
The BBH chief Dr. Asif
Qadir Mir, when contacted, admitted that the strike caused interruption
in working of the OPDs at the allied hospitals, "However, the matter has
been resolved and the OPDs would work as per routine from Friday."
Khalid Iqbal adds: Patients suffered badly following the strike of the Young Doctors Association.
helpless patients suffering from different diseases were seen running
from pillar to post to find doctors for treatment, but in vain. After
failing to find doctors, a number of patients, particularly women,
exchanged harsh words with paramedical staff on duty at the District
Headquarters Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and the Holy Family
The patients admitted in wards and private rooms were perturbed as no doctor attended them.
Headquarters Hospital Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Zafar Mehmood
told this scribe that some doctors forcibly locked the doors of the
wards in an attempt to keep the patients away.
Patients and their attendants said that doctors have locked the
doors of wards. "We are waiting for doctors since the morning, but
doctors are on strike," they said. They said that they could not afford
private clinics because of high fee of doctors.
Khurram Aftab, a
kidney patient visiting the Benazir Bhutto Hospital, was crying in
pain. He said: "I am waiting for a doctor since the morning. I cannot
walk because of severe pain, but doctors are not present in the
Shahzia Rehman, a heart patient, expressed concern
over the behaviour of doctors. They should have opted for an appropriate
way for resolution of their problems rather than going on strike, she
said. She said that hundreds of patients, who have come from far-flung
areas, are facing great difficulties in this situation.
Shaheen was crying as her infant was suffering from pneumonia. She said:
"I have no money to see a private doctor. I am here at the District
Headquarters Hospital since the morning for the treatment of my baby,
but there is no doctor." The news
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HEC helpless as education money minting goes on
Lahore: Under the nose of the Higher Education Commission, some private
and purely business-orientad educational institutes are plundering
students on the name of quality education and are playing havoc with
their future by launching various 'fake' degree programmes without
getting approval of authorities concerned.
Dozens of such institutes
are functioning in the city, which still are not affiliated with the HEC
but are minting huge amounts as fees on the name of admissions in the
higher educational programmes and further are awarding various bachelor
and master degrees to the students, which are not considered recognized
even in any private organizations and federal or provincial governments'
departments and educational institutes as well.
unrecognized educational institutes are exploiting those students in
particular who failed to get admission in any government educational
institute due to certain reasons especially such students who wanted to
get technical education or professional degrees at any cost whereas due
to limited number of seats in government institutes, such students
compel to get admissions in these private educational institutes.
some opportunist and unapproved colleges, by taking advantage of the
situation start offering such educational degree/certificate programmes
to the students, which even were not allowed for private institutes
according to the relevant laws of the country. But these unapproved
institutes are offering different educational/study plans to the
innocent students just for the sake of money.
"They misguide the
students and usually ensure them at the time of admission that their
institutes not only are affiliated with the HEC or any local or abroad
universities but also their degree/certificate programmes are being
Besides these unapproved educational
institutes, even some HEC's approved educational institutes also are
involving in this illicit business by offering different study planes
and degree programmes without getting approval of HEC.
For instance, an educational scam also appeared when a private
educational institute namely Hajvery University, which not only is one
of the oldest private institutes of the city but also is recognized by
HEC, offered engineering degree (BSE) a couple of years ago. Some
students told this scribe that on the occasion of offering engineering
degree programme, the university advertised the programme in all the
local newspapers for attracting those students who were desirous to
become an engineer and charged millions of rupees (Rs 55000 per semester
from each student many years) from the students for awarding them
degree of engineering.
But, they concealed facts from the students
and on the completion of study plan, the university administration
awarded the students a degree of BSc on which the students demanded
degree of engineering for which they paid millions of rupees to the
institute. However, the university administration rejected their demands
and forced them to get BSc degree. While the students were stick to
their demand of degree of engineering and were insisting the
administration to give them their rights and refused to get BSc degree,
Later, the students, studying in engineering programme,
also joined the protestors and they also boycotted classes and protested
against the administration and the HEC authorities because the students
were of the view that both the university administration and HEC
officials are responsible of deceiving students. Later, the students in
this regard also staged protest demonstration in front of the National
However, we are determined to fight for their right and
would protest till the acceptance of their demands, they concluded.
However, when this scribe tried to contact the university administration
for getting their point of view in this regard, the administrators were
reluctant to talk. The nation
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LLB, Sciences results announced
Peshawar: The controller examination, University of Peshawar on Thursday announced
results of Bachelor of Law Part-I, II supplementary examinations and
Bachelor of Science in Forestry (4th term and 5th term) annual
A notification said in Bachelor of Law part-I a
total of 404 candidates appeared in the examination among 177 candidates
were declared successful, showing pass percentage of 43.81 per cent.
In Bachelor of Law part-II a total of 177 candidates appeared in the
examination wherein 148 candidates pass the examination. The pass
percentage was 83.61.
In Bachelor of Science in Forestry 4th
term, a total of 69 candidates appeared and all were declared
successful, showing the pass percentage of 100 per cent. In Bachelor of
Science Forestry 5th term a total of 69 candidates and all were
declared successful. The pass percentage was 100 per cent. The news
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