PMDC registration exam 2012
PMDC holds registration exam
Islamabad, Jan 09: As many as 1,300 Pakistani foreign
qualified MBBS and dentistry students appeared for Pakistan Medical and
Dental Council's (PMDC) registration exam at Pak-China Centre on Sunday.
to an official of the PMDC, medical students who have acquired degrees
from foreign medical institutions appear in tests for getting
registration which opens avenues for them besides making them eligible
for medical practice in the country.
The exam, he said, was held
under an arrangement of National Examination Board (NEB) for Foreign
Students. Foreign qualified doctors have to register with the NEB so
that they can appear in the PMDC registration exam, said the official.
He explained that it was theory paper while the clinical paper and viva
will be held in March. Dawn
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Teachers favour banning mobile
Islamabad: Majority of the teachers favoured the recently passed resolution of Punjab Assembly to
ban use of mobile phones in schools and colleges, considering it a
source of distracting the students from their studies.
administration of every school and college impose restrictions on the
use of cell phones during the study hours and parents and teachers also
believe that students must not keep the cell phones with them at college
or school level.
"The only justification, for some of the
parents, for giving children cell phones is the ups and downs in law and
order situation of the country however it is the responsibility of
administration of institutions to keep the parents of the children
well-informed about every situation," Farooq Ahmad, lecturer at a
"It is very annoying when a teacher is delivering a
lecture and students continue exchanging text messages rather focussing
on their studies," he said. Most of the time, students are observed
sitting at different corners of the college, listening FM and MP3 music
on head phones and exchanging messages through SMS, quitting the
classes, Farooq Ahmad said. Cell phones are also used by the students
for cheating in exams, harassment, facilitating gossip and other social
activities which divert their attention from studies.
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Parents demand probe into delay of FCE examinations
Islamabad: Parents of the students studying at Federal College of Education (FCE), H-9, have
demanded of the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD)
to conduct inquiry of six-month delay in examinations of MS.Ed and BS.Ed
The college faculty is of the view that the
examinations were scheduled to be held in the month of August last year
but internal politics hindered the daily classes and caused delay in
submission of admission forms.
The examinations are being
conducted in the current month after wasting the whole year of the
students, besides depriving them to apply for admission in any
university for further studies.
"Delay in exams by the college
has wasted one year of my son, putting his future on stake and the
concerned department must take action against responsible," a parent of a
student said while talking to this agency.
A group of senior
faculty members of the college informed that affairs of the college were
affected due to internal politics and students and teachers are
suffering a lot.
They said that the college is getting Rs30,000
per year from the students of morning shift and Rs50,000 in evening
shift. And the students of evening shift are being accommodated in
morning by the authorities to save the bus expenses.
There is no
audit of the amount being earned from the evening shift and some of the
favourite teachers are hired to perform duties in the evening and get
double salaries, the members said.A computer lab was established at the
college last year with an amount of Rs4.25 million which is still
without IT teacher and such a costly investment is of no use for anyone.
The faculty members told that the college has acquired the
hiring budget of more than Rs4 million out of which funds of worth Rs0.3
million have lapsed despite several requests by the employees for
The auditorium and a hostel comprising 85 rooms worth
Rs55 million each were constructed within the college premises last year
for the students, which are still under-utilised. The college which
trains 8,000 to 10,000 teachers under its Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) project on yearly basis has not trained any
teacher during the year 2011, which was declared as the year of
education, they said.A two years programme of 'Early Childhood
Education' was initiated with the support of UNESCO with a cost of Rs4
million and was packed up after one year. FCE imparts skilful training
to around 600 students in morning and evening shifts.
this agency, spokesman CADD Rafique Tahir said that he was unaware of
any delay in exams in FCE or any other issue and said that the board of
studies at Punjab University is supposed to schedule the examinations,
as there is no authority at college level."If there was any delay it can
be due to the negligence of the college administration who could not
pursue the exams schedule with the board of studies in time," he said.
representative of Federal Government College Teachers Association
(FGCTA) Professor Tahir said the association condemns delay in papers of
specialized teachers training courses and demand inquiry against those
who were responsible for delay.
The association also demands
appointment of a competent Director for the college which is the sole
institution to arrange pre-service, in-service trainings and refresher
courses for teachers community at federal level.
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Saddar is a book lover's heaven
Rawalpindi: No bibliophile's trip to Rawalpindi is complete without visiting Saddar's bookshops
stocking a large range of new books nestling alongside secondhand books.
In addition to classical and modern fiction, non-fiction publications,
there's also a dedicated section on religion in every bookshop. Saddar
bookshops have a wider selection of books than most book markets of
other city areas. You are sure to find here books on any topic
imaginable - leisure interest, travel, natural history, philosophy,
literature, law, medicine, science, contemporary art, architecture etc.
From general interest to special subject books, technical, vocational,
children's, Saddar has everything a book lover could possibly need.
area is even home to second-hand books. Looking for an academic book?
You don't have to make a beeline for your favorite one. Saddar bookshops
stock all academic disciplines as well as a selection of general
interest titles. Whether you're looking to get an understanding of
quantum physics or learn about the English subjunctive, this is the
locality for you. Be it a textbook for the new semester, a printout of
the softcopy of class projects or the latest edition of Harry Potter
novel, the assortment of book and stationary shops at Saddar can offer
one everything within a price range which is very affordable for the
Located very close to many colleges and universities,
the Saddar shopping area always bustles with hundreds of student
customers. One of the unique features of Saddar book market is that here
students can buy and sell old or second-hand books. A number of shops
sprawl out in series, including the ones located on footpath that deal
with used books and magazines. University students, who often find their
textbooks authored by international writers expensive, can buy the
second-hand ones of the same books, at a much cheaper price from Saddar
Riaz Ahmad, a Rawalpindi Medical College student,
says, "Books on Physiology, Biochemistry and Anatomy are very expensive
if I buy the original copy. But from Saddar I can purchase the
photocopied version of the book at a very economical rate."
only the textbooks, but Saddar is also a heaven for the booklovers of
all age who throng the market regularly in search of novels, magazines
and journals published in the country and abroad.
Turab Ali, an
Urdu literature student, was seen looking for a book on criticism at the
bookshops of Saddar. "I searched for this particular book in some of
the bookshops at the China Market near Liaquar Bagh and Commercial
Market, Satellite Town. However, as I did not find the book in those
shops my friends suggested me to visit Saddar and I am amazed to see the
huge collection of books at every single shop at such a reasonable
price," says Turab.
Amjad Sheikh, an engineering student, says,
"It is only at Saddar where one can find a variety of books on the
subject of engineering. Besides supplying books, the Saddar bookshops
offer additional services to the students such as stationery,
photocopying notes or getting printouts."
"Saddar happens to be
the place, where one could buy every educational material imaginable,"
says Sibte Hasan, a student studying English Literature at Asghar Mall
The shelves of these well laid-out bookshops are
groaning with just about every kind of book at knock-down prices - and
all for a great cause.
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NME awards five female educationists
Islamabad: Five women received Nahida Mahboob Elahi (NME) Award on their outstanding
performance in education. The award giving ceremony was organised by the
Nahida Mahboob Elahi Foundation on the 54th birth anniversary of Nahida
Mahboob Elahi, well-known lawyer, social worker, human rights and
women's rights activist and former deputy attorney general of Pakistan,
who passed away two years ago.
Former law minister and Human
Rights Society of Pakistan Chairman Senator S M Zafar was the chief
guest on the occasion who gave away awards to Dr. Kalsoom Akhtar, Sajida
Feroz, Rabia Anwar, Kiran Aslam and Jawaria Nazir on outstanding
performance. A special award was also granted to Member Provincial
Assembly (MPA) Zobia Rubab for her valuable contribution in politics.
foundation in collaboration with Asia Foundation also distributed
library books to 50 girls educational institutions, including Tehsil Bar
Association, Bhalwal. Former deputy attorney generals Hafiz S A Rehman
and Niaz Ahmad Rhatore, Finance Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association
Sanaullah Zahid, Khawaja Zahid Naseem, Chairman Nahida Mahboob Elahi
Foundation, Former Library Secretary Islamabad Bar Council Shahida
Sukhera, Advocates Farah Naz, Yameen, Hafza and a large number of women
from different walks of life and lawyers attended the ceremony.
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Students exhibit entrepreneurial skills at NUML Sales Gala
Islamabad: A beautiful rather productive blend of theoretical learning and practical experience
of business, material, marketing and entrepreneurial skills continued
to pull crowd on the second day of the Sales Gala organized by the
National University of Modern Languages (NUML) at Serena Hotel here on
The students of Management Sciences and Mass
Communication departments of NUML organised the gala by setting up 35
stalls, each offering different products.
The spacious hall of
the hotel was literally packed with families, who showed interest in
various products. The event also provided an opportunity to project
traditional and cultural products of AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. The
visitors, especially young women, bought shawls, dresses and shoes at
affordable prices. The stalls were arranged not only from the business
point of view, but also in a way that it appeared good to the eyes of
the visitors. A wide range of products were displayed on the occasion
that mainly included dresses, clothes, shawls, stuffed toys, paintings,
calligraphy, perfumes, handicrafts, jewellery, shoes, decoration pieces
and electronic appliances in the gala.
One of the unique features
of the gala was the calligraphic exhibition by Wasil Shahid, a student
of Mass Communication. He, while talking to this scribe, said that he
was overwhelmed to see the huge response of people towards his
paintings. "I haven't even thought that my artpieces would sell like hot
cakes," he added.
'Khusas' of Multan attracted attention of most
of the visitors who also bought Multani jewellery, including necklaces,
earrings and rings ranging between Rs500 and Rs2,500. The students who
displayed their products were of the view that such events prepare and
lead students towards a professional life that involves entrepreneurial
A student of Management Sciences, Mohsin Malik, told
this scribe "Such events motivate students for market research and teach
them event management, customer handling, face to face dealing,
communication skills and customer service. As a result of this field
training, students are hired by top business companies and syndicates as
soon as they pass out from the university."
The chief organiser
of the event and NUML faculty member, Fahad Mukadas, while talking to
this scribe, said that the sales gala was a part of students' project
"personal selling". "We, in this project, encourage students to bring
out their marketing as well as entrepreneurial skills before actually
stepping into practical life," he said. He said that there were 50 marks
for this projects, which are given on the basis of marketing skills,
purchasing, selection o products, management and presentation," he said.
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A new campus for Murree, by a youth leader
Peshawar: Hanan Ali Abbasi, the president of Pakistan Youth Senate (PYS) announced a new
campus of the University of Punjab for Murree after the government of
Punjab approved a model concept of the youth leader.
announcement was made after two years of rigorous effort of youth-led
movement under the leadership of Hanan Ali Abbasi. Interestingly, having
a background of village, Abbasi was nominated best youth
parliamentarian of session 2009-10 and in October 2009 he introduced the
concept of Kohsar University and launched an effective public awareness
campaign for the establishment of this university.
interview he said, "Through this campaign, he captivated
the attention of the legislators through TV talk shows, public
gatherings etc. and affirmed that "On the border of district Abbottabad,
district Bagh and Tehsil Murree "KOHSAR UNIVERSITY" can be the symbol
of educational friendship and harmony between Kashmir, Punjab & KP
province," adding it will be the message of bright future for those
students who could not complete their higher education, just because of
poverty and unavailability of university.
Hanan said that for
this purpose, he had designed a feasibility including from land to
construction, technicalities, statistical information, composed all the
details in the shape of a book and presented this book to concerned
authorities including Chairman, Higher Education Commission; chief
minister Punjab and others.
Finally, the chief minister approved
the concept of the university and announced immediate establishment of
the University of Punjab campus for deprived people of
Khitta-e-Kohsar.The president PYS termed this announcement a landmark
achievement for the future generation of the region, and this dream will
interpret in the shape of educated youth for future.
said the students of the area had to travel to Rawalpindi/ Islamabad for
higher studies, which were too expensive for them and ultimately they
had no option but to give up their studies. The decision of the
university campus will help redress the past grievances of the people of
Abbasi, President of National Youth Senate, hailing from
Abbottabad is one of those people who are ordinary by birth but their
hard work, talent and determination makes them stand out. In an early
age he became the president of symbolic parliament of Pakistani future
leaders-National Youth Assembly. He has received International Youth
Human Rights Award 2012-13 on International Human Right Day.
was also nominated as young personality of the year for the New Year
calendar 2012 of Azm-e-Alishan; the most credible national talent hunt
programme of the country. Hanan is also a holder of state's highest
official award-National Youth Award 2010 - in the area of youth
leadership, literature and media.
He has authored two books:
"Zameeni Sitare" and "Cheen Se Bartania Tak" and has visited China and
UK as a state guest where he closely watched their governmental and
administrative structures. The news
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