Lahore Matric exam from 17th | Students in long march
BISE sets up 834 centres for SSC exam
Lahore, Mar 16: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore, has
set up 834 centres for annual Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination to
be commenced from March 17. In an interview with APP here Sunday, the BISE
Controller Examination, Manzoor-ul-Hassan Niazi said that this year, 421,416
candidates to appear in the annual Matric examination. All arrangements have
been finalized to hold the examination in a transparent manner, he said.
roll number slips of the private candidates had been delivered to their
respective addresses, while of those regular candidates, had been sent to their
relevant schools, he added. The Controller said that Lahore BISE had also
organized workshops in its affiliated districts to impart special training to
examination staff to ensure transparency during the examination. Special teams
would pay surprise visits to any of the examination centres to discourage 'booty
mafia', while Home Department had also been requested to impose Section 144 to
ban the entry of people other than students in the exam centres, he maintained.
To a question, Niazi said that like other boards of Punjab, the BISE Lahore
would hold the annual FA/FSc examination from April 21. App
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Students pull out all stops to join long march
Lahore: Hunreds of students from various educational institutions of the
provincial metropolis joined the Long March in various parts of the city on
Defying section 144 and risking arrests, they showed up to
express solidarity with lawyers, civil society representatives and activists of
political parties who have been demanding restoration of deposed judges and an
Activists of the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT)
gathered outside Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Lytton Road office from where they marched
towards GPO Chowk near the Lahore High Court while activists of the Muslim
Students Federation (MSF) assembled outside the residence of former premier and
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in Model Town and joined the long march.
students under the banner of the Students Action Committee (SAC), a consortium
of students from various colleges and universities, including the Lahore
University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the Punjab University (PU),
FAST-National University, Superior College and FC College University (FCCU) etc
took also part in the GPO Chowk procession.
The activists of Insaaf
Students Federation (ISF), student wing of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, showed up
at the GPO Chowk to become a part of the Long March and raise voice for the
restoration of judiciary.
Students chanted slogans in favour of the
deposed judges and demanded immediate restoration of the deposed
A large number of students from Islamia College Civil Lines
and PU Old Campus joined the main procession led by Nawaz Sharif when it reached
near PU Old Campus.
Like many parts of the city, police contingent were
deployed outside PU hostels at New Campus to foil students' bid to join the long
"The massive tear gassing by police at GPO caused great troubles
but we remained committed to the cause of independent judiciary in the country,"
said Zeeshan, a member of the SAC.
He said police impounded two buses
which were arranged by the SAC for students to join long march for Islamabad. He
said students reached the GPO Chowk in private cars.
Ahmed, said students really got charged when they came to know that PML-N Quaid
was leading the long march from Lahore to Islamabad. He said students themselves
raised funds to make arrangements for long march.
Rehan Tariq, a student
belonging to Islami Jamiat Talaba, said they were all ready for Islamabad to
stage a historic sit-in for restoration of deposed judges and independent
judiciary in the country. He said students from various colleges and
universities of the country would join the sit-in at the Constitutional Avenue,
Teacher contracts extended
Lahore: The contracts of the IT/computer science teachers and computer lab
incharges have been extended by the Punjab Education Department (Schools).
According to a notification issued here on Saturday, the computer science
teachers would be given incentives of BPS-16 under the Contract Appointment
Policy, 2004, while computer lab incharges have been appointed in BPS-7 on a
contract basis. It has been mentioned in the notification that the contract
would be renewed on satisfactory performance, besides it would be extended from
the date of expiry.
Educator recruitment ban lifted
Lahore: The Punjab government on Saturday lifted the ban on
recruitment of educators in the Schools Education Department. According to a
DGPR handout, a circular issued by the secretary Schools Education Department
has directed the EDOs Education, the DCOs and the commissioners to restart
recruiting educators. Earlier, the Punjab government, following collapse of the
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government after disqualification of Sharif
brothers, had imposed a ban on recruitment of educators.
Lahore: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Saturday rescheduled its departmental
promotion examinations. According to Wapda spokesperson, the examinations for
Wapda employees, scheduled for March 16 to 19, had been postponed till May.
UHS MBBS paper postponed
Lahore: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has
postponed the paper of Forensic Medicine, second professional, MBBS,
supplementary examination 2009, to be held on March 16. According to a UHS
notification on Saturday, the paper will now be held on March 20.
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PU to hold book fair in April
Lahore: The Punjab University (PU) administration will organise a book
fair, 2009, and April 2-4 has been declared tentative date for this year's book
According to a press statement, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid
Kamran said the university was organising the book fair to promote book reading
habits in students as well as other segments of society.
He said PU
teachers and students from all departments, colleges and institutes of the
varsity would help the administration to organise this book fair, adding that
committees set up for the organisation of book fair last year would also help to
hold the upcoming book fair.
Applications for the reservation of stalls
from publishers and booksellers will be invited soon.
has decided to hold this year's book fair in April instead of May due to
scorching heat and other weather related problems in May. The News
PU Library possesses 450,000 rare books
Lahore: The Punjab University Library has emerged as one of the largest
libraries not in Pakistan but also in the Sub-Continent with 450,000 rich rare
material and special collections. Chief Librarian PU, Chaudhary Muhammad Hanif
while talking to APP here Sunday said that on the special directive of the VC PU
Prof Dr. Mujahid Kamran, entire data of books has been uploaded on its website
"www.pulibrary.edu.pk" for users worldwide.
He said that it has now become a
real centre of learning for teachers, students, researchers and scholars. He
said that all latest facilities of IT, Internet and Website are available to
users without any discrimination. He said that highly qualified and trained
staff is present on duty till 9 pm to guide and assistance to the visitors. He
said that condusive atmosphere has been provided which includes total ban on use
of mobile phone in library for all visitors and library staff. Chief Librarian
said that "We have rare collection and volume of books and scripts which have
He said reference books are also available on all subjects for
indoor study". Chaudhary Muhammad Hanif urged the people to donate their
personal libraries and surplus or not in use books to library so that these
could be benefited and used by other users. About the reading habits, he said
that unfortunately students only study and concentrate on course books and avoid
extra study or citations from other relevant books. He said that only easy job
in the world is study which involved no physical fatigue or huge expenses, if
students concentrate on pursuit of higher quality education, then they can
contribute their share for national development. App
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