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Pak students ready to graduate in Cuba as medics
Islamabad, Jan 06: The first batch of the students sent to Cuba by the Higher Education
Commission on scholarship some six years ago, is set to graduate as
A total of 1,000 youths were selected
for the general medicine programme offered by the Cuban government
following the October 2005 earthquake in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Azad
Jammu and Kashmir. Most students belong to quake-hit areas.
to a relevant HEC official, the first batch's graduation ceremony will
take place in Cuba in the third week of February.He said that after
returning home, the medical graduates would have to pass the mandatory
National Examination Board examination to secure the Pakistan Medical
and Dental Council (PMDC) registration for practice.
official said that the Cuban government had offered them free education,
books, laundry, food, lodging, health insurance and other necessary
goods, while the Pakistani government had provided them with monthly
stipend and air tickets.
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PMDC to streamline medical education
Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) is committed to streamlining
medical and dental education system in the country and has taken
several tangible steps in this respect.
This was stated by
PMDC President Professor Masood Hameed Khan while presiding over the
137th Council meeting at the PMDC headquarters on Saturday.
Masood said that the PMDC had stopped three medical colleges from
functioning over a lack of proper facilities, while many deficient
colleges had been asked not to enroll more students.
said that the PMDC had adopted zero tolerance towards the practice of
fake doctors across the country, while more than 60 people had been
caught with bogus medical registration and thus, facing criminal
proceedings. The PMDC president said that a request had been made to the
Auditor General of Pakistan for the complete administrative and
financial audit of the PMDC.
He said that the audit would help the PMDC streamline its financial and administrative matters and check corruption.
Masood said that the council was functioning under the law and there
was no court restriction on the convening of its meeting.
said that the PMDC had been looking into several complaints against the
Yong Doctors Association members for dereliction of duty and
negligence, and therefore, the YDA was pressuring it to stop the
investigation through agitation.
The PMDC president said
that the CPSP had also joined the agitation as the PMDC had stopped it
from offering some postgraduate programmes without meeting the laid down
criteria and mandatory permission.
During the meeting,
Justice (r) Ghulam Rabbani said that the Lahore High Court order issued
on December 27 didn't specifically restrain the council from holding a
meeting as it had in fact referred to the court's earlier order for
maintaining status quo at the PMDC.
He said that a meeting of the council could take place subject to law and legal principles.
The participants later decided to postpone the meeting, saying the Council will meet again shortly.
addition to Professor Masood Hameed Khan and Justice (r) Ghulam
Rabbani, others in attendance were Vice President Professor Syed M Awais
and members Professor Hafizullah, Professor Saadat Khan, Professor
Abdus Salam, Professor Azam H Yousifani, Professor Ghulamqadir Kazi,
Professor Ziaul Haq, Professor Muhammad Aslam, Professor Shaheed Iqbal,
Professor Moghees Baig, Dr Muslim Khan, Dr Marghub Khan, Dr Farooq Saeed
Khan, Professor Razi Muhammad, Professor M Akbar Chaudhry, Dr Khurshid A
Nasim, Professor Zaheer Abbasi and Professor Ziaul Islam, and Registrar
Dr Raja Amjad Mahmood.
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PMDC cancels MRCS certificates of 73 doctors
Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has cancelled the Member of Royal College of Surgeons certificates of 73 doctors, saying it doesn't register the MRCS as postgraduate qualification.
"The General Medical Council of the United Kingdom and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council declare the MRCS an entry level medical qualification for pursuing
advanced level postgraduate qualification and therefore, it hasn't been
formally registered by the PMDC as a postgraduate qualification," a
spokesman for the PMDC said.
The spokesman of the Pakistan
Medical and Dental Council said that first the MRCS was registered by
the previous Pakistan Medical
and Dental Council administration without the mandatory Council approval and second, it was not notified by the federal government in official gazette as required by the law. He
said that the decision to cancel the MRCS certificates was made on the
recommendation of a committee comprising noted professors/surgeons
including Professor Mussadiq Khan, Professor Aslam Shah, Professor
Masood Hameed, and Lieutenant General (r) Dr Rehan Burney, who all
thought that MRCS should not to be registered as postgraduate
The spokesman said the PMDC registration number of the doctors, whose MRCS certificates have been cancelled, are:
9568-N, 1299-AJK, 27571-P, 38577-P, 37786-P, 12585-N, 9814-N, 5904-N, 1314-N,
38314-P, 31155-S, 12927-N, 11382-N, 43956-P, 36406-P, 34452-S, 53452-P,
38472-P, 30672-P, 27662-P, 24348-P, 40465-P, 14494-N, 12806-P, 20390-P,
40617-P, 32445-P, 41889-P, 29053-P, 32889-P, 54826-P, 38495-P, 11407-N,
44775-P, 11408- P, 10222-N, 27383-P, 43956-P, 4213-N, 41497-S, 36-F, 30269-S,
46186-P, 54913-P, 43956-P, 37231-P, 1251-AJK, 55211-S, 55569-S,
20390-P, 35808-P, 30760-P, 33901-P, 30675-P, 7433-N, 1232-AJK, 34822-P,
7175-N, 36480-P, 18002-P, 31685-P, 11073-N, 21236-P, 8030-N, 16893-P, 1458-AJK, 11917-N, 34172-S, 25-F, 32809-P, 8932-N and 37710-P.
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31pc students get basic education in private schools
Islamabad: As many as 31 per cent of basic education students attend private
schools, it is therefore important that up-to-date information be made
available on this sub-sector, to ensure that policy development is based
on knowledge of the entire education system not just the public sector
The official data available with the Ministry
of Education and Training pointed out that Pakistan's performance is
weak on the education related elements of competitiveness, when compared
with other countries in the region like India, China, Bangladesh, Sri
Lanka and Malaysia.
The public sector is serving 26.63
million students to complete their education while the remaining 13.96
million students are in private sector of education.A Unesco report
stated that Pakistan is still a long way from achieving universal
As indicated by the primary Net
Enrolment Rate (NER)'s estimate of 62%, over 35% of the population 5 to 9
years of age is not in school. Given a population of 5 to 9 years old
of some 19.5 million, this means that about 7 million children aged 5 to
9 are out of the education system.An official said some new measures
would be taken to ensure coordination with
educational departments to collect and compile more in-depth data about
students especially those studying in the private schools.
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FU College of Dentistry inaugurated
Islamabad: Foundation University (FU) College of Dentistry was inaugurated by Fauji
Foundation and President Foundation University Managing Director
Lieutenant General (r) Muhammad Mustafa Khan, HI(M) here on Monday. FU
Rector Major General (r) Gul Muhammad, HI(M) was also present on the
While speaking on the occasion, Fauji
Foundation managing director said that the FUCD is another leap forward
to serve the nation. He said, FUCD is housed in a four-story
purpose-built complex and equipped with modern dental equipment,
teaching aids, state-of-the-art labs, well-resourced lecture halls and
qualified faculty of Dentists to provide Dental Care to the general
public and beneficiaries of Fauji Foundation.
Managing Director said that the College is a good addition to the
portfolio of the University and will offer the University a chance to
expand in the field of medicine besides providing students an
opportunity to get quality education. He said this mega project of
Foundation University Islamabad is all set to serve the nation from 2014
after approval by the Ministry of Health Regulations and Services and,
PM&DC. The news
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140 Pak students to fly to US for fellowship programmes
Islamabad: As many as 140 students from different universities of the
country will leave for the US within a few days for a semester of study
at the colleges and universities there under the Global UGRAD fellowship
programme, a US Department of State initiative.
The students, sixty
per cent of whom are girls, will pursue degrees in a wide variety of
disciplines, including humanities, social science, engineering, science,
law, art and design, economics, business administration at over 50
different colleges and universities located throughout the United
States. The US Embassy Minister Counsellor for Public Affairs Peter
Brennan in a statement said: "We are proud that in Pakistan we run the
single largest array of exchanges of any US Embassy in the world -
sending over 1,200 Pakistanis to the United States every year. This
shows the depth of our commitment to young Pakistanis, and our intent to
invest in Pakistan's future."
The US government fully funds these
fellowships for the entire period of study. The United States
Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) administers the programme.
"The really exciting thing about this group of undergraduates is that so
many of these students come from remote or economically disadvantaged
areas of Pakistan," said Rita Akhtar, Executive Director of USEFP.
said this year's group included 63 students from Punjab, 35 from Sindh,
16 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 from Gilgit-Baltistan, five from
Balochistan, three from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, six from the Federally
Administered Tribal Areas and two from Islamabad. The Global UGRAD
programme was launched in the fall of 2010 when the first cohort of
around 50 students departed for the United States. More than 650
students have participated in the program to date. Daily times
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Court misled by education board as top students denied honours
Islamabad: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE)
allegedly defrauded the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and presented an
alleged forged document in a case in which two deserving students were
deprived of their top positions in annual exams of 2013, The News has
The documents available with 'The News' reveal
that a student Saad Jan Roll No 502277 obtained first position in the
annual examination of 2013 securing 927 marks in the Humanities group
while a female student Abeera Saeed Roll No 578400 obtained second
position in the board in Science General Group by securing 1010 marks in
the annual exams.
However both the students were deprived
of the top positions and their positions were given to those whose
marks were less than them.When the students approached the board
authorities to know the facts as to why they had been deprived, they
were told that they could not be included in the position holders list
as they had repeated a few papers in the exams.
students informed the board authorities that by availing themselves of
the 'Facility' option provided by the board which started in 2011 they
had topped the board. Not only this but during the last two years, all
the toppers availed themselves of the same 'facility' option and they
were still given the awards.
After clear-cut refusal from
the board authorities the students then filed a writ petition in the IHC
but the court gave a decision against the students.According to this
'facility option', the students have been given the concession of
appearing in up to two papers of Part-1 along with Part-2 papers.
to the students, the lawyer of the board presented forged policy
guidelines on a single page while the real policy guideline of the board
has no such thing according to which the student by availing themselves
of the 'Facility' option would not be eligible for the board position.
students further claimed that the IHC gave the verdict against them
upon this evidence and they were not heard. The students then filed
review petition but the court upheld the decision of the single bench.
the toppers of annual exams of 2011 and 2012 have also availed
themselves of the same option of 'Facility' and they were given awards.
Both the students were invited in the award distributing ceremony but
their names were not announced. Upon this, both the students informed
the State Minister for Education Baleeghur Rehman who promised them that
they would be given justice.
The minister then ordered
for an inquiry which is underway. Both the students claimed that even
after deducting their improved marks in the results still they hold the
positions but the board has not considered their marks.When contacted,
FBISE Chairperson Dr Shaheen Khan said neither the board defrauded the
apex court nor they intended to do so.
She said that she
was unaware of the 'Facility' option but when she came to know about
this option she immediately ordered to withdraw this. She said that she
had initiated an inquiry into this matter and the responsible person who
introduced this option without her approval would face the disciplinary
action. She said that she had amended the policy guideline now.
(R) Tariq Mehmood while commenting on this issue said that sometimes it
happened that the courts were misled through forged or fake
documents.However, he said if someone had misled the court, the
petitioners should go to the highest forum where they could raise this
point. The news
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