Private security for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa schools
Private company to provide security to KP schools
Peshawar, Jan 25: A private company will provide security to schools and bus stands in the
terrorism-hit province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and tribal areas by
installing security cameras, providing guards and paying compensation to
the students and passengers, an official claimed on Tuesday.
have signed the first two projects with the Dera Public School in Dera
Ismail Khan as well as the taxi stand carrying passengers to Torkham.
Over 2,500 cars are using the stand to transport passengers between
Torkham border and Karkhano Market while over 700 students are enrolled
at the Dera Public School," said Sahibzada Sohail Javed, chief executive
of the Pak Road Travellers Protectors Limited for KP and Fata.
said 37 projects have already been launched in Punjab in the last few
months. He added that KP was the first province where security to the
schools was being introduced as it was suffering by terrorism and needed
to be provided security as well as compensation. The news
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College teachers get PhD scholarships for first time
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Department for the first time awarded PhD scholarships to college
teachers of different subjects here on Tuesday.
of Rs60 million was earmarked for the scholarships under the HED
programme 'Human Resource Development for the Better Tomorrow'.
teachers were awarded scholarships under the programme. Four out the 10
teachers would go abroad for PhD and four would do research inside the
country while two of them were awarded split scholarships, to be
completed both inside and outside the country.
The completion period for each PhD course is three years, however, it can be extended for another year.
teachers, who will go abroad for PhD in their relevant subjects,
include Mohammad Zaman and Muneer Khan (mathematics), Mohammad Tufail
(computer science) and Gulnaz (chemistry).
Similarly, Saeed Ahmed
Sain, Fazl Raziq, Musarat Shaheen and Attaur Rehman would complete their
PhDs inside the country in the subjects of mathematics, statistics,
botany and zoology respectively.
The two teachers, who are
selected for the split scholarships, include Gulzar Hussain (English)
and Iqbal Hussain (political science).
In this connection a
ceremony was held at Achieves Library. University of Engineering and
Technology Vice-chancellor Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gilani, Higher Education
Department Secretary Farah Hamid Khan and Additional Secretary Dr Khalid
Khan attended the ceremony.
Farah Khan said on the occasion that
government introduced improvements in the higher education. She said
that government launched four-year degree programme in many colleges to
bring education system of the province at par with that of the develop
Dr Khalid said that presently 72 PhD holders were serving
in different colleges of the province as teachers. In the coming few
months, he said, eight more teachers would complete their PhD courses.
The number of PhD holders in pubic sector colleges would reach 110 in
the next four years, he said. Dawn
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Court restores academic centres' merger with UoP
Peshawar: The Peshawar High Court on Tuesday restored merger of various academic centres with the University of Peshawar (UoP).
two-member bench comprising Justice Attaullah Khan and Justice Mian
Fasihul Mulk also suspended the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government's
notification in which it had
directed the UoP to withdraw its notice about merger of academic centres with the university.
suspension of the UoP notification the merger of the academic centres
including the Area Study Centre (Russia, China and Central Asia),
Pakistan Study Centre, National Centre of Excellence in Geology, Centre
of Excellence of Physical Chemistry and Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre was
restored with the UoP.
Senior faculty members had filed a writ
petition against the UoP notification and the one issued by the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa government. Dr Pervez Iqbal Khan Tareen, professor at the
Area Study Centre, Muhammad Riaz, assistant professor at the National
Centre of Excellence in Geology, Abdul Naeem, professor at the National
Centre of Excellence, Dr Abdullah Khan of the Pakistan Study Centre and
Rashad Ahmad of the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre had filed the writ
petition under Article 199 of the Constitution.
suspended the notifications and admitted the petition for regular
hearing. Counsel for the petitioners, Qazi Muhammad Anwar, submitted
that the centres in which the petitioners and hundreds of other
employees were serving before the passage of the 18th Constitutional
Amendment Act 2010 and even until March 31, 2011 were working under the
Federal Education Ministry.
After the passage of the 18th
Amendment, he argued that the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination
was also assigned the task of implementation. On April 1, 2011, he noted
that the Federal Education Ministry transferred the academic centres to
the UoP. Following the federal government notification, Dr Pervez Iqbal
Tareen submitted an application to the UoP vice-chancellor to ensure
that the Area Study Centre came under the university."
July 16, 2011, the Cabinet Division informed the vice-chancellor that a
Devolution Cell had been formed for transferring the academic centres to
the UoP. On July 19, the Cabinet Division tasked a section officer of
the Devolution Cell to visit the UoP for proper handing over of the
academic centres," Qazi Anwar stated.
He said the UoP through a
notification on July 21, 2011 confirmed that it had taken over these
academic centres from the Cabinet Division. Subsequently, he said some
high-ups in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government did not approve the
transfer of the centres to the UoP and on August 1, 2011 the Higher
Education Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through a letter asked the UoP
to withdraw the notification for taking over the academic centres.
said the provincial government on August 18 issued another
notification, strictly directing the UoP to immediately withdraw the
notification. He added that on August 19 the university administration
withdrew its notification regarding its takeover of the academic
Deputy Advocate General Zahid Yousaf informed the bench
that the provincial government did not file its comments in the case.
However, law officers of UoP, Riaz Ali and Aimal Khan, presented the
comments made by the university and pointed out that it didn't object to
the petition. The petitioners claimed that the provincial government's
interference in the university affairs was illegal under the UoP Act
1974 as it was an autonomous body.
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IMCG holds intercollegiate contest
Islamabad: Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate), F-7/4, organised four-day
Inter-Collegiate Competitions in different categories.
first day, Na'at and Qirat and Dry, Fresh Flower Arrangement
competitions were held. The events were being held under the auspices of
College Students Council of IMCG (postgraduate) F-7/4, Islamabad.
flower arrangements competition there were nine different colleges that
participated in the event. The theme of Dry Flower Arrangement was
'Birds in Paradise' and in Fresh Flower Arrangement, the theme was
'Stunning Beauty'. The fresh flower arrangement were aesthetically
decorated with roses, gladiola and with fresh bamboo sticks. In dry
flower arrangements the students extensively used cones and dried bamboo
sticks, dry red chillies, feathers, dry leaves, peacock feathers,
beans, pishtachio shells, nuts and melon seeds, black peppers etc.
dried out Flower Arrangement competition, 1st position holder was
Bushra Siddique (IMCG-PG F-7/4), Fatima Zehra of (IMCG-PG F-7/2)
clinched second position and Mahnoor from (IMCG -PG, G-10/4) got third
prize. Consolation prize went to Ayesha Riaz (ICG F-6/2).
Fresh Flower Arrangement competition, the 1st position holder was Fatima
Masood (IMCG -PG) F-7/2, 2nd position holder was Saumeen Iftikhar (ICG,
F-6/2), 3rd position holder was Saima Noor (IMCG, (PG), F-7/4) and
another 3rd position holder was Palwasha Khan (IMCG, F-7/4), while
Consolation prize went to Shumila Qamar of F. G. College Kashmir Road
In Naat and Qirat compition fourteen colleges
participated in the competitions. Qari Ikhlaq Madni, Qari Eshsaan Ullah
and Qari Mohammad Nouman were the jury members of the Qirat
competitions. First prize went to Ammara Aziz of IMCG, F-7/2. Second
prize went to the host college student Iqra Barkat. Mutahira Qazi of
IMCG, G-10/2 stood third while consolation prize winner was Hina Noreen
of Government College for Women, Peshawar Road, and Aisha Arif of IMCG,
In Naat competition, Fatima Yasmeen of IMCG,
G-10/4 stood first, second prize went to Fouzia Ahmad of Government
College for Women, Peshawar Road, Iraj Fatima of host college clinched
third position and consolation prize.
The chief guest of the
ceremony was Professor Dr. Habib-Ur-Rehman, the Head of Arabic
Department, International Islamic University Islamabad.
guest congratulated the winning participants and appreciated the
efforts of Student's Council for organizing the event.
Principal of Islamabad Model College for Girls (Postgraduate) F-7/4,
Ghazala Khalid gave away the prizes and certificates to positions
holders of respective colleges.
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QAU PhD degree
Islamabad: Quaid-i-Azam University has awarded their prestigious PhD degree to
Major Mohammad Basir Khan in the field of Organic Chemistry under the
supervision of Professor Dr Farzana Latif Ansari, says a press release
issued here Tuesday. Major Basir has done MSc in Chemistry from the
University of Peshawar in 1988. Then got commission in Pakistan Army
Education Corps (AEC) in 1989. He has served in Brigade Headquarters and
Military Colleges in Pakistan Army as General Staff Officer (Education)
and as instructor as well.
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Sports day held
Islamabad: A sports day was held at Islamabad Model School for Boys on Monday in
which the students of the school displayed their brilliant talent and
won applause from the spectators and school fellows, says a press
release. On this occasion Principal of the school Abdul Aziz while
praising the talent of students said, "Extra-curricular activities play
an important part in the training and growth of the children along with
education, and a strong character and morality are the first condition
to become a great person." At the end of the sports day, the principal
along with school teaching staff gave away prizes to winning students.
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Maths Challenge winners honoured at Beaconhouse
Islamabad: 'Pakistan Maths Challenge 2011', which consisted of a series of online
challenges, was held from 27th to 28th October last year, for the very
first time in Pakistan, arranged by 'Mathletics', the largest global
Math website of its kind, 55,000 students from all over the country
participated in this unique and ground-breaking educational experience.
award ceremony was held at Beaconhouse School System Margalla Campus
here on Tuesday, in order to honour the successful participants of the
'Pakistan Math Challenge 2011' from all over Beaconhouse Northern
Region. Beaconhouse School System Executive Director Danial Mahmood
Kasuri was the chief guest. Awards were then distributed among the
students by the chief guest. The young Beaconites were met with a huge
round of applause from the parents and teachers present on the occasion.
Danial Kasuri, while addressing the audience, said that he was proud to
see such talent in Pakistan and vowed to help create a more tolerant
and open-minded society.
Speaking at the event, the Regional
Director of Pakistan Mathletics, Ifat Ahmar, underlined the impact that
3-D learning had on young minds. She also further elaborated upon the
role of online mathematic websites as additional learning tools, which
helped inspire the love of learning in young people.
Anwar, Academic Manager Northern Region for Beaconhouse School System,
and keynote speaker at the event, lauded the enthusiasm of the
participants and expressed hope that these young mathematicians will
bring laurels for both school and country in the future.
Group Head Ayesha Aziz Khan, Syetem Coordinator Rakhshanda Gilani,
Ayesha Sohail, Safia Qasim,and Fouzia Rizwan also graced the occasion.
Abdullah Khan (BSS KG Branch RWP), Moosa Feroz (BSS Mandi Baha-ud-din),
Shayan Rafi (BSS Mandi Baha-ud-din), Asad Ahsan (BSS Mandi Baha-ud-din)
and Hashim Hayat (BSS Gujrat) received individual awards. Recipients of
the Emerald Certificates included Mohammad Abdulla Khan (BSS KG Branch
RWP), Rohaan Awais (BSS KG Branch RWP), Haris Javed (BSS Peshawer Road
RWP), Mariah Izhar (BSS KG Branch RWP),Zain Ijaz (BSS KG Branch RWP),
Usman Khan (BSS Khyber Campus) and Muhammad Zarak (BSS Khyber Campus).
Shafique's 8th Class and Shafique's 6th class, both from BSS Mandi
Baha-ud-din also grabbed the class awards.
In the overall school
awards, BSS Gujrat stood at 4th position, BSS Cantonment Branch
Peshawar stood 7th, BSS Mandi Baha-ud-din stood 8th, BSS F-7/1 Islamabad
stood 9th whereas BSS KG Branch Rawalpindi stood 10th. The news
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