Distribution of laptops among students
110,000 laptops to be distributed among students by March: CM
Lahore, Jan 31: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said distribution of 110,000 laptops would be
completed by March while 300,000 laptops will be distributed among the
talented students next year at a cost of Rs12 billion.
addressing the inaugural ceremony of the project of distribution of
laptops to the students at Punjab University here on Monday.
said the Punjab government's programme of distribution of laptops would
provide a strong basis to the country, eliminate hunger and poverty and
strengthen agriculture and industrial sectors. The chief minister said
he was very pleased to be at the function held to acknowledge the hard
work and commitment of brilliant students at a prestigious educational
institution of the country. He said it was a historic day as the project
of distribution of 110,000 laptops among the students first time in the
history of the country was being formally inaugurated and the process
would be complete by March. He said the project would spread knowledge
from Attock to Rahimyar Khan and translate the dreams of Iqbal and Quaid
into reality. He said the purpose of holding the inaugural ceremony was
to recognise the hard work and dedication of the brilliant students and
their parents and teachers. The CM said Pakistan was achieved after
innumerable sacrifices but despite the passage of 64 years it was still
facing various problems and crises. He said Pakistan of Quaid was
disintegrated in 1971 but no lesson was learnt from the tragedy.
CM said the country was in darkness and the energy crisis had left
negative impact on industrial, trade, agriculture and other sectors. He
said a corrupt government was in power and the sooner the nation got rid
of it the better it would be for the country. He said Pakistan on the
one hand was a nuclear power while on the other hand, its rulers were
running about with a begging bowl. He said the foreigners threw a few
pennies in the begging bowl and force rulers to obey their commands
which was intolerable for a living nation. Citing the example of
Germany, he said that it was totally devastated in the World War II but
after 50 years of hard work, it had again become a strong economy.
said that during his recent visit to Germany, he was impressed by the
German leadership that though Pakistanis was a poor nation but they had
honour and dignity and wanted trade rather aid and technology. CM said
time had come for the nation to follow the golden principle of work,
work and work for progress. He said the Punjab government under the
leadership of Nawaz Sharif was following a comprehensive programme of
development of the province. He said the new generation was the
guarantee to a glorious future of the country; therefore, such steps had
been taken for the uplift of education sector as were unprecedented in
the history of the country.
Shahbaz said that besides the
students of Punjab, brilliant students of other provinces would also be
given laptops. He said that just as scholarships were being given to
the students of other provinces from the Punjab Educational Endowment
Fund similarly talented students of other provinces were also being
included in the programme of distribution of laptops.
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PU MBBS result
Lahore: Punjab University has announced the result of MBBS, First Professional (Re-Organised Scheme), Annual Exam 2011.
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LCWU wins first Persian Olympiad
Lahore: Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) has won the first All Pakistan
Persian Olympiad. The contest was arranged by Iran Cultural Centre
Lahore and teams from different colleges and universities across the
country participated in the contest. Written as well as oral tests were
given to the participants to check their abilities in Persian language
and literature. LCWU students of BS Persian Maria Umar and Amber
Zulfiqar won the 1st and 3rd positions respectively. Director Iran
Cultural Centre Abbas Famuri, Punjab University's Vice Chancellor Dr
Mujahid Kamran and Government College University (GCU) Lahore Dr
Khaliq-ul-Rehman gave away prizes.
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BISE suppl result
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Lahore will announce the
result of Intermediate Supplementary Examination 2011 on Tuesday
(today). A BISE spokesman claimed that there was not a single case of
Result Late (R.L) in the said result. He said BISE Chairman Dr Allah
Bakhsh Malik directed the Controller of Examinations to dispatch the
Result Cards to all candidates on residential addresses. About 30,079
candidates appeared in the said examination. The spokesman further
claimed that the BISE Lahore was continuously announcing the last three
examinations' results well in time and error free. Results will be
available on the board's website www.biselahore.com.
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FDE teachers to get promotions from Jan 2011
Islamabad: The official who signed the notification regarding upgradation of 1,046 FDE teachers has
distanced himself from the issue of date of implementation of the
package and insisted that all the teachers would stand promoted from
January 2011 as announced by the prime minister.
Joint Secretary of the Capital Administration and Development
Division (CADD), Rafique Tahir, insisted that the notification wrongly
carried the date of January 5, 2012 instead of January 1, 2011 for
implementation of the up-gradation package and a new notification would
be issued today (Tuesday) to rectify the mistake.
It is pertinent
to mention here that the notification issued some days back clearly
mentioned that the decision would be implemented from January 5, 2012,
but the Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) and
Federal Government Teachers Association (FGTA) termed it a violation of
directives of the prime minister and threatened to launch movement for
According to the notification 474 male and 572
female teachers have been promoted from BPS-16 to BPS-17 category that
would make them eligible for other benefits.
General Tahir Mehmood said the CADD administration ignored the
directives of the prime minister and now it should issue a new
notification otherwise the teachers would continue to raise voice for
their rights. He said it was quite astonishing to know that the
upgradation package would come into effect from January this year
because all stakeholders had developed consensus that the teachers
working in BPS-16 would be promoted to BPS-17 from January 2011.
Mehmood said the teachers' community has been struggling for their
upgradation ever since they were assured by former prime minister
Shaukat Aziz on World Teachers Day on October 5, 2006.
pursuance to teachers' dedicated struggle at every forum, Prime Minister
Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani had reiterated his pledge to upgrade the
teachers under a package on November 8, 2010, so it should be
implemented in true letter and spirit," he said. Various groups of
teachers were also of the view that it was a deliberate effort on the
part of the CADD administration to get to know the reaction of the
teachers so there should be no doubt about their commitment for this
cause as teachers got promotion after 18 to 20 years as a result of
consistent and long struggle.
Playing down the issue, CADD Joint
Secretary Rafique Tahir said the teachers should wait for a day and
their demand would be fulfilled in line with the promotion formula
prepared in coordination with all the stakeholders.
that they would give a serious thought to demand of the teachers and
every step would be taken in their interest. "I assure that appropriate
steps would be taken to meet demands of the teachers," he said.
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Winning teams from NUST awarded
Islamabad: On behalf of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, Secretary Ministry of Science and
Technology (MoST) Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar here on Monday distributed cheques
worth Rs3 million among NUST students, who excelled in an international
business plan competition, Global Innovation through Science and
Technology (GIST) - Battle of Ideas World Cup 2011.
competition was held in Istanbul from December 3 to 6, 2011. The cheques
awarding ceremony was held at NUST main Campus. The secretary commended
the NUST teams (Sahara and Saltech) for their impressive performance at
a global business plan contest in which the best entrepreneurs from 43
countries participated. He felicitated the NUST teams, saying the youth
of Pakistan had no dearth of potential and the performance of NUST
students was its true reflection.
It may be mentioned here that
these young NUST entrepreneurs called on the prime minister after
proving their mettle before the world. The premier appreciated the young
minds on making the nation proud with their cherished accomplishment in
the mega event. He also announced a prize of Rs3 million for the
students. The chief executive lauded the role of National University of
Sciences and Technology for nourishing budding entrepreneurs and
intellects, who play vital role in the national development. Earlier,
the secretary also attended an important consultative conference between
NUST high-ups and a team of World Technopolis Association.
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Roots National Olympiad 2012 ends
Islamabad: The Roots National Olympiad 2012 concluded with a gracious closing ceremony here on Monday, says a press release.
night before the concluding ceremony, a packed Roots College
International, I-9/3 Millennium Campus, Islamabad, was treated to
mesmerising music of Ali Azmat. All students, organisers and
highly-charged youth were high enough to rub up against the ceiling.
There was no stopping them. The warmth in and around the capital on
Sunday evening defied the meteorological office's predictions of
freezing cold conditions in the city. The warmth was provided by the
singing of Ali Azmat in fact, natural laws cease to exist with him
around. The Platinum Sponsorship of MEGA Event was by Ufone and Change -
After the successful completion of the Roots
National Olympiad 2012 addressing the audience at the closing ceremony
elated and accomplished idea sponsor of the Olympiad, Chaudhry Faisal
Mushtaq, executive director of the Roots School System (RSS), said: "The
Roots National Olympiad 2012 was all about providing students an
opportunity to take part in creative fields and have fun at the same
time as we are committed to improve the educational experience of our
students. Along with the academic competitions there were social events:
concerts, stage performances and a myriad of other exciting
extravaganzas in these three days that became a cherished memory of your
The ceremony was graced by Turkish Ambassador Babur
Hizlan as chief guest. While addressing the closing ceremony, he praised
the hard work and dedication and said: "The Roots National Olympiad
this year simply exceeded expectations. The hard work of the organisers
has truly paid off in shape of this mega event. I would like to offer my
felicitations to all students and salute the dedication and commitment
of this great institution, leadership, management and teachers who are
nurturing the future of Pakistan. It is pertinent to appreciate here,
the intellectual wisdom and vision of Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, who is
the idea sponsor of this dynamic initiative."
pride in the remarkable management of the Roots National Olympiad 2012.
There were red faces last week when organisers were excited as well as
enthusiastic about the event to begin but at the same time were highly
worried and concerned about the preparations. But their untiring
efforts, sleepless nights and sweat of hard work all have been blended
most skilfully to produce this event.
Bright faces, confident
tenor, smiling eyes and giggling voices were speaking volumes of the
fact that their four-day Olympiad was a great success that involves an
untiring and unmitigated spirit and hard work. One of the organisers
said, "The Roots National Olympiad 2012 management team is proud to
support and organise this Olympiad with every day being breathtaking,
exciting, well organised leaving everyone awestruck. Throughout the
event thrill was in the air and heat was rushing through the veins. It
was really heart-warming to see that everyone had fun and was united
under one banner; to share ideas and explore out of the box." The news
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