University status for NCA
PM grants university status to NCA
Islamabad, May 31: Acknowledging the services of the National College of
Arts as a premier institute of arts, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday
approved renaming of the college as a chartered university and announced
regularisation of its contractual employees. He was presiding over the meeting
of the Board of Governors of the NCA here at the PM House. The government as per
the PPP's manifesto was regularising the services of contractual employees in
all government departments, the same should be followed in the case of NCA,
Gilani directed. He also directed for the restoration of Special NCA Allowance
of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 for different cadres of faculty members at the college. The news
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IIUI establishes Dr Baloch chair, names road after him
Islamabad: Recognising and commemorating the dedicatated works rendered by a scholar of the Sindhi,
Persian, Arabic, and Urdu languages Dr Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, International
Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik
announced establishment of chair in Department of Urdu and named a road after
Malik was addressing the participants of a reference organized by
IIUI in the memory of late Baloch, a renowned scholar and educationist on
Monday. Professor Dr. Nazir A. Sangi, Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open
University presided over while Dr. Abdul Ghaffar Soomro, Secretary Ministry of
Sports, was the guest of honor on this occasion.
The road between the
Academic Blocks Male and Female Campus connecting to the Central Library, New
Campus, IIUI, is named as "Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch Road". The Rector, IIUI and Vice
Chancellor, AIOU inaugurated the road.
Speaking on the occasion,
Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik paid rich tribute to Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch for his
remarkable service for Islamic University in particular and the country in
general. He said the University will always remember Dr. Baloch for his services
for the establishment this unique institute of higher learning. The Rector IIUI
recalled that Dr. Baloch started Islamic University with a total strength of
nine students and now there are more than twenty thousand students enrolled in
different programmes of IIUI.
The Vice Chancellor AIOU, in his
presidential address, said that modern researchers can also get proper guidance
and assistance from the books of Dr. Nabi Bux Baloch.
His books teach
the lesson of humanity and peace, Dr. Nazir A. Sangi added. He said that Dr.
Baloch always preferred to personally visit the fields for verifying the sources
for his researches.
On this occasion, Dr Abdul Ghaffar Soomro presented a
detailed overview of the work and scholarly personality of Dr. N. B. Baloch. He
said that work of Dr. Baloch presents new ideas especially in Sindhi music and
Earlier, Muhammad Qasim Haider said that the objective of Dr
Baloch's work on folk was to promote brotherhood in the country.
that the Dr. Baloch's efforts for separation of Sindh from Bombay in 1935 and
his active role in Tehreek-e-Khaksar can not be ignored.
said that Baloch has worked on almost every subject including the
Professor Qaiserah Alvi said that Dr Baloch produced many work in
the history and in different languages. She said that Dr Baloch was a great
educationist who never retired from his scholastic work. Sadia Tahir said that
besides linguistic work Dr Baloch was also affiliated with politics and
He also played vital role in the independence of
Pakistan. He was pioneer in forming Muslim Students Association and celebrating
first Pakistan Independence Day in America.
Among a number of teachers,
students, officers and employees of IIUI, Dr Zia ul Haq, Dean, Faculty of
Shariah and Law, Shagufta Haroon Director (Academics), Khursheed Alam Director
(Finance), Tabrez Aslam Director (Personnel), and Khalid Mahmood Raja Director
(Administration) were also present. Daily times
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Summer vacation in FDE run institutes from June 1
Islamabad: The educational institutes working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will
be closed for summer vacation from June 1 (Wednesday) to August 10.
was decided in a meeting of officials of Capital Administration Development
Division (CADD) and FDE.
Talking to APP, Director Colleges Tariq Masood
said that the institutes will be opened before August 14 so that the
Independence Day could be celebrated by the students in a befitting
About delay in provision of textbooks, he said that almost all
the textbooks have been provided to the students from Class I to X.
will be no burden on the students as the syllabus which would be covered till
the start of vacations would be included in the exams and given for revision
during the vacation, Tariq said. The remaining syllabus will be incorporated in
the second term to facilitate the students.
The students were anxiously
waiting for the decision of summer vacation, feeling difficult to attend the
institutes in scorching heat of summer.
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Private schools assured of withdrawal of fines
Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi has assured a
delegation of Private Schools Association, Islamabad, of withdrawal of fine
imposed on private educational institutions working in the residential
The delegation had a meeting with the CDA chairman and urged him to
cancel the orders of fine, said President Private Schools Association,
Islamabad, Chaudhry Ubaidullah.
He said that
CDA's deputy commissioner had imposed fine amounting to Rs500,000 each on such
schools and ordered their closure, which is totally unjust. "The concerned
authorities should take this decision back, as this would not only create
problems for private schools but also for students and teachers," he
He said if we would close these schools then students would face
many problems, as government does not have capacity to accommodate more than
200,000 students who are studying in the private schools. "Thousands of teachers
would become jobless and how the government would provide them jobs," he
Chaudhry Ubaidullah said that the CDA chairman has assured them
that the orders of fine would be withdrawn and the matter of closure of private
schools would be resolved with the cooperation of all the private schools. The news
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