HEC 2009-10 budget | Cadet College Razmak shifting
HEC to get Rs 21bn in 2009-10 budget
Islamabad, June 08: The federal government has earmarked Rs 21 billion in the 2009-10 budget for the Higher Education
According to the budget summary approved by the
National Economic Council (NEC), the government has approved only 16 new schemes
for the new fiscal year and rejected another 111 proposed by the HEC with an
estimated cost of Rs 49 billion.
Construction of Benazir Bhutto Medical
University in Larkana is also among the proposed projects. Other new schemes
include construction of a hostel for 100 students at the Gomal University, a
multipurpose sports gymnasium at the University of Malakand and faculty
development programme for Bahauddin Zakaria University.
include the establishment of an audio-visual lab at the Fatima Jinnah Women's
University, Rawalpindi; and a feasibility study of and the master planning of GC
University's new campus at Kala Shah Kaku, Lahore. Daily Times
Moot on HCFC starts tomorrow
Islamabad: A workshop of stakeholders on hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC)
will begin on Monday with the objective to exchange information on the use of
hydro chlorofluorocarbons phase out management plan for Pakistan, replacement
alternatives, new technologies and equipments and legislation issues and
The event is also aims to take the input for
preparation of investment and non-investment components relating to HCFC phase
out management plan in Pakistan.
The Ministry of Environment in
collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United
Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is organizing the
The proceedings of the workshop include a round table where
national stakeholders would give views and thoughts on the key issues of the
preparatory activities including HCFC data collection survey. The finding of the
discussion would be compiled and used for development of the non-investment and
investment components of the hydro chlorofluorocarbons phase out management plan
(HPMP) being prepared by UNEP and UNIDO respectively.
of the industry and workshop is being envisaged as critical to make the survey
happen and HPMP activities get implemented in a timely manner. According to a
spokesman at the Ministry of Environment, the event has been organized as a part
of the celebration of the World Environment Day 2009 and calendar of activities
of the National Year of Environment.
"its a great effort that razmak cadet college has been shifted to peshawar."
Name: jawad ali shah
City, Country: mardan,pakistan
"ITS A GOOD EFFORT TO SHIFT CADET COLLEGE RAZMAK TO PESHAWAR.WE ALL PRAY FOR THE FAIR LAW AND ORDER CONDITION IN THE AREA."
Name: JAWAD ALI SHAH
City, Country: MARDAN,PAKISTAN
"i wish that razmak cadet college should be transferred to the most safest and the happiest city of pakistan, (Abbottabad) with having all the facilities, good region, cold weather, study environment each and everything including.... As the Pakistan militaries i mean the PMA will be near it, and the students can have the best studies just here in abbottabad."
Name: Muhammad Ameen
City, Country: lachi, Kohat,
"Government have waste a lot of time. . . .so i request government to transfer our college 2 safest city"
Name: Nigah hussain
"The colege must be shift back to razmak."
Name: Cadet Fawad Ali Shah.
"hi. reader i want to admit his brother in your college, but now i am in forign therefore i do not know that when you start admission for FATA students.Therefore, inform me when the admission is start for FATA students. I shall be very thankful to you for this act of kindness. From. FAZAL AMIN"
Name: amin khan
City, Country: peshawar,pakistan
"the loss of the college due to shifting it to peshawar is not recoverabe.due to its shifting all the previous rules and system hase been greatly disturbed.it will take a lot of time for the college to come to its original state."
Name: saeed ur rehman
City, Country: bannu
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Tribes oppose shifting of Cadet College Razmak
Peshawar: After recent kidnapping of students and teachers of Cadet College,
Razmak by Taliban militants from Frontier Region (FR) Bakkakhel in Bannu
district, certain government functionaries and politicians are pondering over
the possibility of shifting the college out of the restive North Waziristan
tribal region to a relatively safer district of the NWFP, however, the Utmanzai
tribes in North Waziristan saw the incident as a conspiracy hatched by certain
elements to shift the college and thus deprive the people of the area of quality
The Torikhel tribespeople, who live in the scenic Razmak town
- located on the border between North and South Waziristan tribal regions -
suspect the recent kidnapping of the students and teachers part of a conspiracy
to dissuade the students and teachers from coming again to Razmak for their
Some teachers have also reportedly refused to continue with
their jobs in Razmak due to threats to their lives.
Parents of students
kidnapped by the Taliban militants and then released due to the efforts of
Torikhel and Utmanzai tribal jirgas were also concerned about the safety of
their sons and were reluctant to send them back to Razmak for
The college was built in 1978 by the then prime minister
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Due to its natural beauty and pleasant weather, Razmak is
often called 'Chota London' or mini-London.
Five seats were reserved for
Torikhel tribe and five for rest of Utmanzai tribes in the college. Besides,
students from Azad Kashmir and Punjab are also given admission in the
Official sources said that some government
functionaries and politicians have started lobbying for shifting the college
from Razmak to the southern districts including Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Dera
Former NWFP chief minister Akram Khan Durrani was reported
to be lobbying for relocating the college to the building of Durrani College in
Bannu. His party leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman would be happy if the college is
shifted to his hometown Dera Ismail Khan. Some influential politicians wanted
Lakki Marwat to be the new home of the college.
The Torikhel tribal
elders said that they would oppose attempts to deprive them of the
prestigious educational institution.
A noted Torikhel tribal
elder-cum-militant commander of Hafiz Gul Bahadur-led Taliban militants, Abdul
Halim Khan, said he would never allow shifting of the college from his area. He
had raised a tribal lashkar of 300 armed-men that raided a village in the
adjoining South Waziristan and recovered vehicles and baggage of the kidnapped
students and then challenged the Mahsud tribe to release the students or face
Officials in North Waziristan admitted it was Halim
Khan and his tribe's pressure that helped secure the release of the students and
The NWFP Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani had ordered an inquiry
against the college officials, who closed it and then shifted the students to
Peshawar without proper security arrangements, however, Additional Chief
Secretary Fata, Habibullah Khan denied any proposal about the shifting of the
college from Razmak to some other city.
"Let me assure the people of
North Waziristan, there is no proposal for relocating the college. Rather, the
government under the directive of the prime minister would open cadet colleges
in all the seven tribal regions," he added.
Habibullah said the
government would improve security of the students and their teachers at Razmak
so that such incidents don't happen again. He said two cadet colleges would be
commissioned in Mohmand and South Waziristan tribal regions with support from
"I think the razmak cadet college must be shifted to peshawar area. This should be very suited place for all razmians. "
Name: Ahmad Nawaz
City, Country: Mardan
"the shifting of cadet college razmak is not the solution for the students"
City, Country: pakistan
"shifting of cadet college Razmak to any other area means depriving waziristan of quality education."
Name: Ajmal Khan
City, Country: lahore,pakistan
"WE ARE BRAVE CADETS AND CAN FACE ANY DIFFICULTIES THERFORE THE COLLEGE SHOUD NOT BE SHIFTED AND IT WILL REALLY LOOSE OUR COURAGE ."
City, Country: Bannu,pakistan
"i plead to all of the authorities that the student of cadet college razmak are facing difficulties n studies.there college is closed since 1st july and there will be vacations of winter....... i kindly request that the students should be given a temporary place for the studies... i mean it should be shifted temporaty to another safe place."
City, Country: kohat,pakistan
"thy colege should b shifted to any where without Bannu & Waziristan"
Name: Shaheer Hamza
City, Country: Mardan,pakistan
"hi, my brother is studying in the same college razmak Cadet college, but the fact is GOVRT must take action about the student study, we really want to shift the college to any other city, and save the humen, issue. and save the cadets exp/ quality time, plz shift the collage to anywhere safe place. have a safe study"
City, Country: kohat,pakistan
"ccr ka rzk se badlne ka mutalba sirf mardani ya peshawari kr rahe hai jis ka is college pr koi hq nhi q k ye colg fata k students k liye bana hai. meri tu GOVT SE YA HI REQUEST HAI K IN KA QOOTA KHATAM IYA JAYE.aur jo darte hai wo SLC le chale q nae jate kisi ne zabardasti to nhi rooka. itna hi darte ho to gharo mai qambal mai choop kr soo jawo. INSHALLAH CCR YAHI RAHE GA HM ISE TRANSFER HONE NHI DENGE AUR NA KR SKTE HAI."
Name: aamir khan
City, Country: miranshah pak
"iam very happy that rszmak is shifted"
Name: salman shah
City, Country: mardan&pakistan
"it is very necessery for student to leave in a peaceful enviroment .so shifting of college to pwr is good decision."
City, Country:saudia arabia
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Farah Dogar case report finds violation of rules
Islamabad: The inquiry into the Farah Hameed Dogar case has fixed the
responsibility on the former FBISE chairman and three examiners for the "illegal
re-assessment" of her answer-sheets and has taken a lot of pain to ascertain how
the classified documents pertaining to this scam reached The News.
of the inquiry report, provided to this correspondent, clearly concludes: "The
former chairman, Commodore (retd) Muhammad S Shamshad, by virtue of his position
approved the re-assessment of the answer-sheets of Miss Farah Dogar in clear
violation of the existing rules on the subject."
About the three
examiners' who did the re-assessment and illegally jacked up the marks of former
chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar's daughter, the inquiry conducted by three
senior officials of the Education Ministry said: "Munir Hussain Anjum, Assistant
Professor FG Degree College H-9, Islamabad; Ejaz Ahmad, Assistant Professor FG
Degree College, H-8, Islamabad; and Syed Ali Azhar Anis, Assistant Professor FG
Sir Syed College, Rawalpindi...have been found to be involved in illegal
re-assessment of scripts of Miss Farah Hameed Dogar. They are guilty of abetting
the illegal action of the then chairman FBISE (Federal Board of Intermediate and
The conclusion of the inquiry report is just
contrary to the controversial decision of the then chief justice Islamabad High
Court, who did not see any illegality in this case and had recommended the FBISE
to change its rules to allow re-assessment.
The Education Ministry's
inquiry team led by Atiqur Rehman, Senior Joint Secretary; Muhammad Anis, Deputy
Director Monitoring and Evaluation Cell; and Askari Mehdi Abidi, Deputy
Secretary Administration, however, recommended in complete contrast to the
Islamabad High Court decision, saying: "In order to avoid any misinterpretation
of the relevant rules and regulations in future, it is proposed that Section
1.2(i) of the FBISE Examination Rules, Vol-II, be redefined, explicitly
prohibiting re-assessment of the scripts in future."
At the time of the
inquiry, Hameed Dogar was the chief justice of Pakistan and was being protected
by the present government, so one key aspect of the inquiry's term of reference
was to ascertain how the information travelled to this correspondent. It was
because of the same government concern that the inquiry report also recommended:
"A thorough study is required to be made in the FBISE to identify weaknesses and
loopholes in its security arrangement and to suggest foolproof arrangement to
avoid such occurrence in future."
Besides others, the statement of former
FBISE chairman Shamshad has also been annexed with the inquiry report. Shamshad
has said in his statement that the Farah Dogar case was blown out of proportion.
He said that Miss Dogar and a few other students, while applying for the
re-checking, had expressed serious reservations that either their answer books
had been changed or had not been assessed correctly.
However, he did not
provide any evidence to support his claim. Shamshad said that the additional
marks to Farah Dogar were awarded by the head examiners and not by him. He said
it was done on merit and the examiners, who had increased her marks, were senior
teachers and there was no reason to question their integrity. He believed that a
group of FBISE officials had conspired to hand over the case to this
correspondent. "The reason behind such a move as understood by me was probably
to defame me and defeat the Ministry of Educationís move to re-appoint me as
chairman Regulatory Authority for Private Educational Institutions of Islamabad.
It is mentioned that the Ministry of Education had moved a summary in the month
of October/November 2008 for the approval of the prime minister for my
appointment as chairman of the said regulatory authority," said Shamshad, who,
according to press reports, later left the country. The incumbent chairperson,
Shaheen Khan, in her statement, suspected that the relevant documents, after
having been photocopied, were provided to the media by someone amongst those who
were replaced by her in an in-house reshuffle after she took over FBISE
Following the breaking of the story by The News on Nov 25, 2008,
she said, an internal inquiry was ordered as to how the record contained in the
file reached the media. The inquiry committee, in its recommendations, she said,
held the assistant controller of examination and the deputy controller of
examination responsible for not having exercised the proper care in handling the
file and thus the record reached the media.
Secretary FBISE Manzoor Ahmad
said that the contents of the file were leaked to the media through a well
thought-out plan by three or four FBISE officials. Manzoor suggested to the
inquiry committee to trace out the telephone calls of this correspondent to
reach to the officials, who provided the information to The News. He assured the
committee that he was not the one, who provided the documents to the media, and
endorsed his former chairman's conspiracy theory that it was all done to block
Shamshadís appointment as chairman Regulatory Authority for Private Educational
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NUST engineers develop 7.5MW power house
Islamabad: Scientists of National University of Science and Technology
(NUST) have developed a power house which can produce 7.5 mega watts of
According to a press release, this was informed in a
ceremony titled 'The role of engineers in the short fall of energy' at engineer
day here Sunday.
The power plant was developed at a cost of Rs6 lakh
while French scientists have spent Rs6.5 million to develop such power
Capital Development Authority (CDA) Member Engineer Tahir Shamshad
was the chief guest on the occasion. He lauded the efforts of young scientists
and promised that CDA would financially support the young engineers.
deplored the government for ignoring the young talent in the country. "No
importance is being given to town planning and this habit is creating hurdles
for the new cities and new engineers, who are trying to contribute in the
development of country," he said.
He stressed on the need for adopting
precautionary measures while working in the field specially while making dams
"To end the present energy shortage, such methods are must
for the country and must be encouraged to meet the shortfall on sound footings,"
Earlier, NUST engineers informed the participants that the new
power plant has been prepared with the help of Chinese technology. The News
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