Scholarship funds for FG employees children
Rs77.6m issued for scholarships
Islamabad, May 20: Staff Welfare organisations of Establishment Division has issued Rs77.6m for
scholarship funds for 72,284 male and female children of the FG
According to a press release issued here on Thursday by the
Staff Welfare of Establishment Division, 277 Hafiz Quran male and female
students were also given scholarship while further 1,398 students were given
additional merit award.
All Ministries, Divisions and DDO's have been
advised to collect scholarship cheque from staff welfare organization, Ch.
Rehmat Ali Community Centre, G-7 Markaz after submitting relevant
The departments which were abolished by government and the
children of diseased employees are advised to collect the same from staff
welfare organisation by providing the copy of CNIC and receipt of submitted
"How we apply."
Name: Mehfooz khan
City, Country: Taxila
"Dr AQKhan Reaserch Lab Kahuta (KRL) employees can apply for this childern scholarship ?"
Name: bashir khattak
"I am a widow employ i am paying for my three childrens education a huge money is being spent for fee. I have not been benefited with any kind of scholership for my children education i dont know how to apply for scholarship. My husband was also a teacher he has died but my children can not get scholership for bieng orphan."
City, Country: ghizar, gahkuchgb
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FAPUASA flays termination of ASA office-bearers
Islamabad: President Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations has strongly
condemned the action of Vice Chancellor of Karakoram International University,
Dr Najma Najam, for issuing termination notices to the ASA
According to Academic Staff Associations, KIU,
termination notice was issued against Iftikhar Ali (Finance Secretary) whereas
conduct probation letters were issued to Dr Shahnawaz (Chairperson), Sajid Turi
(General-Secretary) and Sadat Sher Khan (Information Secretary) for frequently
highlighting the "corruption" of Dr Najam.
It may be mentioned that the
ASA office-bearers had raised the stance of FAPUASA that retired faculty should
be relieved from their contracts. The ASA said that KIU VC had appointed retired
people mostly above 70 on contract basis defying the Supreme Court
In a statement, the FAPUASA President asked the KIU vice
chancellor to immediately withdraw the notices against Dr Shahnawaz, Iftikhar
Ali, Sajid Turi and Sadat Sher Khan. He also requested the Gilgit-Baltistan
governor, the HEC chairperson and the executive director of HEC to play their
role in resolving the issue before it causes further distress.
also asked all the vice-chancellors of public sector universities to honour the
verdict of the Supreme Court in true letter and spirit and immediately relieve
the re-employed retired personnel from their respective universities before the
FAPUASA start protest campaign against it.
Meanwhile, Dr Afzal Bhatti,
President of ASA, Quaid-i-Azam University, has requested the FAPUASA chief to
convene an urgent meeting of the federation to discuss the serious
Dr Muhammad Akram, General-Secretary, ASA, Government College
University, Lahore, has urged the FAPUASA president and general secretary to
contact Dr Najma Najam exhorting her to take the step back.
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World Book Day celebrated at FJWU
Rawalpindi: A programme regarding 'World Book Day' was arranged by Susan B. Anthony Reading
Room, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Department of
Education, FJWU, here on Thursday.
The theme of the event was 'Books are
lighthouses, erected in the great sea of time'. The main purpose of this day is
to develop students with wider outlook and a balanced view towards science and
humanities. It is our intent desire and effort to inculcate reading habits in
our students. It also helped in achieving the ultimate goals of developing
knowledgeable and compassionate citizens for the society.
welcoming address, Zafar Javaid Naqvi, Senior Librarian FJWU, said regarding the
importance of books and education that education is the light of knowledge and
this light is what will take our country forward. Its aim is to encourage
everyone, and in particular young people to discover the pleasure of readings
and gaining a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who
have furthered social and cultural progress.
FJWU Vice Chancellor Dr.
Samina Amin Qadir was the chief guest of the event. Speaking on the occasion,
she said that books can play an important role in our lives and we should
connect with reading habits. Learning is a significant process in human being
life. It is self-evidence that human development cannot stand without a good
learning. Therefore, the books can be faithful friend and the nearest to us
which can guide us that how to behave in our practical life.
Younas read poem on the occasion and read some passages from different books.
Dr. Mussarat Anwar Sheikh, Head of the Department Education, also read some
passages from books and shared her own reading experiences with the
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SCHS adjusts qualification for CPSP fellows
Rawalpindi: The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) has adjusted qualifications for fellows
and members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and recognised
MCPS as specialists.
In a recent visit to KSA, President CPSP Professor
Zafarullah Chaudhry and elected councillor/Controller of Examination of
Islamabad Centre CPSP Professor Dr Shoaib Shafi held meetings with authorities
in SCHS and Saudi ministry of health.
"In the meeting with SCHS
authorities, the Saudi commission accepted the MCPS (Pakistan) which is two
years registered structured training acquired in CPSP accredited institutions,"
said Dr Shoaib here on Thursday. Terming the
decision a major breakthrough, he said that earlier the SCHS did not recognise
MCPS as specialists. In Pakistan, the MCPS qualifies to registrar after having
Dr Shoaib said that the health practitioners who are
qualified with 4-5 years programme (FCPS) from CPSP during the period from 2005
to 2008 are accepted in the SCHS and they will be classified as senior registrar
and afterwards with considerable years of recognized experience, they will be
classified as consultants. "The CPSP is to provide the SCHS with a list of
Pakistani recognised and well reputed hospitals that give trusted certificates
He said that the CPSP accepted in principle to host SCHS
trainees for their specialty training rotation for a period of 6 to 12 months as
a part of their training. "Also the CPSP accepted in principle to assist SCHS in
test development and to provide the SCHS with questions writers."
said that in a meeting with deputy minister for planning and development KSA Dr
Mohammad Khoshim and Dr Afaf Al Shammary of the ministry of health, the minister
requested the CPSP to facilitate Haj season. "The CPSP will provide consultants
in infectious diseases who will be given locum jobs to cover vacations of senior
consultants for one month period."
Dr Shoaib said that in another
meeting, deputy minister of health KSA Dr Aqeel Ghaman Ghamdi and Dr Taha A.
Melibary of the ministry requested the CPSP to provide consultants for locum
jobs in specialties including vascular, spinal surgery, emergency medicine and
obstetrics & gynaecology (females preferred) while for permanent positions
in family medicine.
The CPSP office bearers also held meeting with Dr
Abdullah Umro of King Fahad Medical City with which the CPSP has already been
running a joint training programme and 25 trainees of FCPS are currently
employed in King Fahd Medical City for completion of training. "Dr Umro further
requested 50 trainees from Pakistan in different specialties. He also requested
the CPSP to arrange workshops for communication skills and research methodology
as KFMC has state of the art equipments to conduct faculty workshops," said Dr
In another meeting, assistant deputy minister of health for
preventative medicine KSA Dr Ziad Ahmed Memish invited Pakistani consultants to
be part of mobile teams that will be responsible for any out breaks of clinical
diseases in Saudi Arabia. "Consultants will be placed in the command centre in
Mina with teams from WHO and University of Washington," said Dr Shoaib adding
the minister wanted a role of the CPSP in helping Saudi government in improving
quality of infectious diseases programme.
Dr Shaoib hoped that the
decisions taken in meetings with health officials in KSA would help Pakistani
practitioners in getting foreign experience. "Also Pakistani doctors serving
there in KSA would be able to get financial benefits in result of qualification
adjustments as their salaries would be readjusted in the light of recent
decisions taken by the SCHS," he said adding the SCHS in KSA is authority like
PMDC in Pakistan.
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600 students without water in sizzling heat
Muridke: Over 600 students of Sheikhupura Malasoomia Model School Mohallah, Hanjranwala are facing
difficulties due to unavailability of water for drinking and other purposes.
They said that the school administration had collected Rs 100
as generator fund from each student, but no generator could be installed there.
They demanded the Education Department high-ups direct the school arrangement to
make arrangements for drinking water and a generator. The news
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