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'Reassessment provision could ruin edu system'
Islamabad, Jan 21: There should be no provision for reassessment of intermediate exam answer books, "otherwise the
whole edifice of our educational system will crumble", Chairwoman of the Senate
Standing Committee on Education Senator Razina Alam Khan said on
She said such a provision provided the elite an opportunity to
manipulate rules and secure undue favours and extra marks for their relatives at
the cost of millions of ordinary students. "It is a great injustice to talented
and hardworking students," she said in a statement. The chairwoman said she
would call a meeting of the committee soon to evolve a mechanism to abolish the
provision, "which is in total contravention to principles of justice and fair
"I want to know what our law of so called justice says about the professors who do biased marking in front of everyone and threat the students do whatever they want to do... Why students are so right less. Does our law protect students from such criminals...? No Maam no. I have witness the case in Federal University where Chairman and Dean are least bothered with a teacher who show result with 15% cleared and no one asks him why always students fail in your class. Although in reality such result puts question on his competence to do the job...But our laws are silent and students are suffering.... I think this can put check on the teachers that they have to be careful."
Name: Uzma Batool
City, Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
"i AM THE BARRISTER WHO TOOK UP THE CASE Rajpooot versus Govt of Pakistan Writ No WP 1585 of 2008 which is (AGAINST pak sup court judge: mR dOGGARS) DAUGHTER fARAH obtaining 21 extra marks through undue influence and corrupt practices wh are rife in Pakistan aggravated by double standards. Nearly 30 lawyers are appearing for the sake of (the father of) Farah Doggar. in order to enable her to be admitted to a medical college; no one else ever did at the Board. The case is scheduled to be heard on 26th Feb 09 at the Islamabad High Court in Isd G10/1 before Chief Justice.. I will be interested in hearing from your readers their ideas, views and tips. Barrister Syyed Iqbal Geoffrey MA LLM PhD / ASC."
Name: iqbal geoffrey
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
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'Sweden offers far more opportunities to students'
Lahore: The Swedish government welcomes students and offers them a lot of opportunities, said Nawal Atmé, Swedish
Embassy first secretary to migration attaché in Pakistan.
She said education in Sweden was free and students had to only pay
their boarding and lodging expenses.
Atmé has served in several
countries and this is her second tenure in Pakistan. In her previous tenure, she
also worked for the rehabilitation of the October 8, 2005, earthquake victims
and supervised the Swedish Refugee Board – seconded to United Nations High
Commission for Refugees. "According to Migration Board rules, a student must
have 7,300 CHF (Rs 70,640) a month," she said, adding that the board decided to
grant residence permit to students.
She said students, instead of
contacting agents, should apply directly for themselves. She said all
information was available online so students should not fall prey to agent
"The agents should be discouraged, as they mint money from
students by making false promises of getting visas from our embassy. In reality
they cannot get a residence visa," she said. "It is really hilarious to see
advertisements of agents in newspapers to attract students."
the agents not only deceived students in Pakistan, but also in other countries
like India, Bangladesh and Nigeria.
Documents, including an application
form and an admission letter in Swedish university, a bank statement and health
insurance were necessary for obtaining a visa. The bank statement should be in
the name of the student, she said.
Atmé said the embassy of Sweden in
Pakistan, after scrutinising documents, sent them to the Migration
"We only check the authenticity of documents attached with the
application, we conduct interviews, check bank statements and send the
applications to the board. It is the board that decides to grant a residence
permit or not," she said.
To a question, she answered that the embassy
could not take action against the agents, adding that students were told not to
pay unnecessary fees to the agents. In 2008, the embassy had received around
5,000 applications from Pakistan, she said.
Furthermore, the applicants
kept on calling the embassy to get information, but it was not possible to
respond to every applicant, she said.
Labour rules: Sweden's parliament
has also relaxed labour immigration rules on December 15, 2008.
rules stipulate that individual employers rather than the Swedish Public
Employment Service will decide whether there is a need to recruit foreign
workers. Atmé said there were security concerns in Pakistan, but she was never
afraid and enjoyed her work.
Educated recruits to replace moharrars in Pindi
Rawalpindi: Police plan replacement of moharrars of the district's
24 police stations with educated and well-trained recruits in view of growing
public complaints against them, it's learnt. Moharrar is supposed to help people
lodge complaints and cases with police and keep their record. However,
complaints against them, especially regarding their misbehaviour with visitors,
are going up, said a police official. He said public complaints coupled with
intelligence reports and media reports made police to appoint officers with good
education and training to police stations in place of moharrars. He said the
decision, which was to be implemented shortly, would help police improve its
image in public eye. Rawalpindi district has 24 police stations – 12 each in
urban and rural areas. Cantonment, Westridge, Civil Lines, Airport, RA Bazaar,
Sadiqabad, New Town, Waris Khan, Banni, City, Pirwadhai and Ganjmandi are the
urban area police stations, while Saddar Bairooni, Wah Cantonment, Taxila,
Murree, Rawat, Gujar Khan, Kalar Syedan, Mandra, Sohawa, Jatli, Chontra and
Kotli Sattian are those located in rural areas. The official said proposed
replacements for moharrars would be helpful in addressing public complaints
against police and containing crime. Daily Times
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