National Internship Programme placement letters
NIP 2010, delay in HEC verification process
Islamabad, March 04: Owing to delay in verification process, thousands of graduates are
eagerly seeking for their placement letters under the National Internship
Programme (NIP) of Ministry of Youth Affairs.
The process of two NIP badges
has been completed but still majority of the graduates could not get their
selection letters. Despite the passage of deadline of Feb 28, Higher Education
Commission's affiliated universities failed to complete the verification
It is relevant to mention here that the process of online
verification is considered an easy and simple process but negligence on the part
of authorities concerned made this procedure much hectic and complicated. To
know the status of their applications these graduates can be seen standing
outside different departments of the government in long queues.
the process, the relevant ministry forwarded all the applications to Higher
Education Commission (HEC) for verification purposes. Later HEC forwarded them
to relevant institutes. But there are no standing operators procedures in this
regard and weak contact of these official bodies caused unrest among these
jobless graduates of the country.
HEC did not bound its associated
universities for fast verification process due to which a fair number of well
educated youth of the nation is forced to go from one office to other. A group
of students hailing form Malakand and Bajaur said, "It is not an easy
task for us to know the status of our applications, as HEC officials turned
their landline numbers on answering machines," adding, "When we visit them at
their offices no one is ready to solve our miseries.
"i am not finding my roll number anywhere.i do not know whether i am register or not."
Name: shahrukh khan
City, Country: peshawar,pakistan
"hi! i am mushtaq ahmad with the age of 25 plus 3months. i have done an m.s.c applied economics from i/m/scienec peshawar i belong to a very poor family since nip needs students with 25 years and i am 25 plus 3 months and thus can not apply please let me avail this oppertunity thank you."
Name: mushtaq ahmad
City, Country: peshawar
"i am a young graduate.but my nip is not conform yet.i have applied for it already.my reference number is 2210.10"
Name: javaid jalal
City, Country: chitral pakistan
"I Have applied for NIP in 2010, I have been alloted Ref No.28983-10 but still I am unaware of my status"
Name: Anila Inayat
City, Country: Peshawar Pakistan
"still i have not recived my letter from NIP for placement"
Name: shahid khan
City, Country: Peshawar
"i have also applied for nip, but till now its not confirm that weather its started or not?"
Name: nazish tajuddin
City, Country: peshawar,pakistan
"i apply nip oct 2010 my referno 54799-10. now i m waiting ur responce."
City, Country: haripur,pakistan
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Postal Dept asked to deliver roll no slips
Lahore: The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education
(BISE) management has requested the Postal Department to make special
arrangements for the delivery of roll number slips to the private candidates
appearing in secondary school certificate (Matric) examination scheduled for
March 13, a BISE official said on Wednesday.
It may be mentioned
that the two-week long pen-down strike of the Board employees had effected the
in time delivery of the said roll number slips.
Sources in the BISE said that
the strike prolonged due to non-cooperative attitude of the Higher Education
Secretary towards the Board employees. They claimed that no talks were held with
the strikers rather they were extended threats and detained by the Higher
Education Department, which delayed the office work at the Board.
the Punjab Civil Secretariat were of the view that the protesters were
mishandled by the Education Department which prompted resentment at highest
level in the province. They further said that certain anonymous applications
against the HE Secretary had also been received at the Punjab Chief Minister's
When contacted Board Chairman Muhammad Akram Kashmiri said that
SSC Examination would be conducted as per schedule while the Postal Department
had been requested to make special arrangements for the delivery of roll number
slips to the private students. Slips of regular students would be sent to their
schools in bulk, he added. He said that more than two lac students would appear
in the examination and most of them would be on regular basis while others as
The Chairman further said that IG Police had been
requested to ensure security of the examination centres especially those located
in sensitive areas and are 50 in number. He added that credibility of the
invigilators was being checked through institution heads, EDO concerned and
finally by the special branch.
A good number of monitoring teams would be
deployed to check the transparency of the examination system, he
concluded. The nation
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NCA principal appointment
Lahore: Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan of the Lahore High Court has sought
a reply from the federal education ministry and the board of governors of the
National College of Arts (NCA) on a petition challenging the appointment of
college's principal by March 25.
The judge also sought a reply from NCA
Principal Nazish Ataullah.
Petitioner Qaisar Javed, through his counsel,
Khwaja Saeedul Zafar, submitted that the respondent was not qualified to hold
office of the principal.
He stated that according to the criterion, the
principal should have a masters degree along with professional experience of at
least 22 years while maximum age limit for the post was 55 years. Whereas, he
pointed out, the respondent principal was not a Masters degree-holder and was
He asked the court to declare the appointment of the respondent null
and void and direct the authorities concerned to fill the vacancy strictly on
Meanwhile, a three-member LHC bench allowed a petitioner to
withdraw his petition challenging eligibility of Shahbaz Sharif to hold office
of the chief minister after, what he claimed, the Supreme Court directed him to
Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist, filed an application,
saying that his petition on the same subject was pending before the Supreme
Court (SC) that had directed him to withdraw his petition form the LHC. The SC
will resume hearing in Sharif's eligibility case on March 18.
petitioner had sought disqualification of the chief minister since June 21,
2008, after he was elected unopposed from PP-10, Rawalpindi.
petitioner alleged that Sharif won by-elections from PP-48, Bhakkar, and became
the chief minister. Later, he also contested the by-elections from PP-10,
Rawalpindi, and was elected unopposed but he resigned from this constituency.
Orakzai claimed that under Article 223 (4) of the Constitution, if a person was
elected from a new constituency, his earlier seat fell vacant.
alleged that the constituency of PP-48 was still lying vacant, therefore, Sharif
was not entitled to hold the office of the chief minister.
dismissed: Justice Umar Ata Bandial of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday
dismissed a petition challenging the process of calling fresh nomination papers
from candidates for by-election in NA-123, and jurisdiction of the election
commission to reschedule the election.
Dismissing the petition, the
judge observed that no illegality was found on part of the Election Commission
of Pakistan regarding announcement of fresh polls for NA-123. It just changed
the polling date.
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Dawn Education Expo
Lahore: Hundreds of the candidates seeking foreign qualification
visited the Dawn Education Expo 2010 on Wednesday and met the representatives of
a wide range of top educational institutions in the world.
Dawn Education Expo 2010 began at Pearl Continental Hotel, with over 80 world's
top universities offering academic programmes to the students, who came as
individuals, groups, as well as students' visits organised by their schools.
Candidates got themselves registered with various universities to process their
applications for admission to the programmes of their choice.
universities offer wide range of academic programmes including business,
engineering, accounting, information technology, fashion, sports, healthcare,
Cardiff University representative Osama Jawad said that
visitors showed great respect to foreign qualifications and got themselves
registered. He stressed that there should be public awareness about foreign
education and scholarships available by the Pakistan government itself.
At Cardiff, according to a survey, 70 per cent Indians and only two to
five per cent Pakistanis joined the university and 90 per cent of the Indians
were on government scholarships or bank loans.
He said women visitors
asked about accommodation, while male students wanted to know about jobs after
A representative of AusAid Pakistan Scholarships
programme said the programme was contributing to strengthening Pakistan's human
resource capacities by providing masters' level scholarships in areas aligned
with Pakistan's development priorities. University of Wollongong, Dubai,
representative Saira said O- and A- level students were seeking information
about business and IT programmes. Bradford College's representative Suhail said
students also asked about UK's new visa policies that included electronic
confirmation instead of visa letter and requirement of IELTS.
student Naveed Mustafa said the varsities' representatives provided their
maximum information with reference to their particular queries. "It is
impossible to seek information about programmes, admission criteria,
scholarships on the Internet," he added.
Another undergraduate student
Muhammad Sajjad said that it was encouraging to know at this expo that he could
even transfer his local credits to British universities and continue his studies
At the Dawn Education Expo exhibition 42 British universities and
colleges, 31 Pakistanis varsities, three UAE as well as universities and
organisations offering admission to Australian universities were present. The
Education Expo will continue on Thursday (today) from 11am to 7pm.
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SZMC's 1st convocation
Lahore: Medical graduates are of no use unless they help provide modern
treatment facilities to the poor masses of far-flung and backward areas, a
handout quoted Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as saying in Rahim Yar Khan on
Speaking at the first convocation of Shaikh Zayed Medical
College, Sharif said doctors should serve the ailing humanity with commitment.
He said it was deplorable that poor people of far-flung areas of the province
were still deprived of health care.
He said the government had decided
to get fresh medical graduates enrolled in the best universities of the world at
its own expense.
He said the government had decided to set up five
mobiles health units at a cost of Rs450 million in remote areas. He said these
units would be equipped with latest treatment facilities as well as qualified
doctors and paramedics. He said three of these units would work in Bahawalpur.
The chief minister said a hospital would be set up in Rahim Yar Khan at
a cost of Rs300 million that would be administered by a trust.
Rs4.75 billion would be spent on the second phase of Shaikh Zayed Medical
College. He announced house job for medical graduates and one-month salary as
bonus for the non-medical staff.
University of Health Sciences
Vice-Chancellor Dr Mubashar awarded degrees to the graduates.
college principal Dr Muhammad Saeed presented address of welcome.
Separately, Sharif had a meeting with a delegation from the chamber of
commerce and industry at Circuit House in Bahawalpur. He approved land for a new
industrial estate in Aghapur village and installation of industrial feeder at
Small Industrial Estate. Dawn
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GCU won 28 awards
Lahore: The debating society of the Government College University (GCU) has won
a total of 28 awards at various national competitions in the month of
According to a press release issued on Tuesday, GCU's
parliamentary debating teams won the English and Urdu trophies at the GIK
Institute, Topi and the Urdu trophy at the Lahore School of Economics. Hamza
Ijaz was also awarded the prize for best speaker in English.
speakers bagged the 1st and 2nd best speaker position in Urdu and English
respectively at the Lahore School of Economics' bilingual declamation. Daily times
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