Punjab annual matric examinations 2010
Punjab annual matric examinations 2010 date announced
Rawalpindi, Nov 10: Eight boards of intermediate education in Punjab
including Rawalpindi would hold annual matriculation examination from March 13,
The Punjab Education Department, on the directives of Punjab Board
Chairmen Committee (PBCC), has issued a notification for holding matriculation
examinations for session 2009-10.
Accordingly, Intermediate and
Secondary Education Boards of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad,
Multan, Gujranwala, DI Khan and Sargodha would hold annual examinations from
Rawalpindi Board Secretary Prof Humayyun Iqbal said that he
had received the schedule for matriculation examination from Punjab Education
"when is the last day of matric examinaton addmission "
City, Country: Rawalpindi. Pakistan
Post your comments
Elite schools reopening after long closure
Peshawar: Leading private schools in the Frontier province are being reopened
today (Tuesday) after about a month-long closure due to security
Beaconhouse, City, Roots and a few other private schools were
the first to be closed down on October 16 for security reasons. They were
followed by other schools such as those run by the army, the constituent schools
of the University of Peshawar, the Peshawar Model, Frontier Model, Warsak Model,
The government was reluctant to announce closure of educational
institutions. But the suicide bombings at the International Islamic University,
Islamabad and recovery of a bomb from a girls' school in Peshawar on October 21
forced the government to close down all the educational institutions. The
government, however, announced reopening of the educational institutions from
November 2 while the universities had already been reopened on October
The leading schools, however, refused to follow the government
directives and remained closed for another one week. The move of the schools'
management put the parents in a quandary. Concerned about the waste of time, the
parents were unable to demand reopening of the schools earlier for they were
more worried about the security of their kids.
The government, on the
other hand, too, has directed the management of all public sector as well as
private schools to take additional security measures to avert any untoward
incident.When contacted, Peshawar District Coordination Officer Sahibzada
Mohammad Anees said that the district administration had directed the
management of the private schools to hire private security guards according to
needs of their institutions.
The official said proper check on the
schools would be maintained so that the security system could be improved. He
said the schools had been asked to install closed-circuit TV cameras on their
main entrances and the surrounding walls. They have also been directed to ensure
search of all those entering the school - teachers or students - through metal
Post your comments
Private schools in twin cities to reopen today
Islamabad: All private schools in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad
would be reopened today (Tuesday). The private schools in capital, which were
closed after the security threats, will re-open from Tuesday.
students have been informed about the decision. In the wake of security threats,
the private schools had announced extension in vacations for almost 10 days that
were scheduled to be open on November 1 and now have made all necessary security
arrangements to cope with the threat of terrorist attacks.
On the other
hand the parents of the students studying in the leading private institutions on
one hand heaved a sigh of relief as their kids were facing huge academic loss
while on the other hand seemed concerned over the lingering danger of terrorist
The parents highlighted the area that needs immediate attention
of the authorities in order to avoid any untoward situation. Police have
constituted special teams, which are checking the security arrangements in the
schools and no school would be allowed to open the school until they fulfil the
criteria set by the district administration. The news
Post your comments
Manpower institute short of staff
Islamabad: Pakistan Manpower Institute (PMI), a state-run
institute which provides training to public and private sector employees, is
itself short of manpower for the last so many years.
A senior official of the
PMI Monday informed that more than 10 positions in the Institute had
been lying vacant for the last nine years due to indifference of the government.
The official informed that as many as five positions of senior training and
administrative staff (three positions in BPS-17 and one each in BPS-18 and 19)
and four positions of support staff were lying vacant for nearly a
The Institute, which is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Labour and
Manpower, trains more than 700 employees belonging to public and private sector
annually and offers 20 different courses on regular basis.
However, the lack
of sufficient staff and trainers has very badly affected the performance of the
Institute, which was established with an aim to provide world-class training to
on-job individuals, the official further said.
When contacted, Director PMI
Muhammad Azam confirmed but did not provide answers to further queries,
saying he was on journey.
The institute has no boarding facility due to which
employees coming from far off areas have to suffer a great deal in arranging
suitable accommodations for them.
Another official of the institute also
criticized posting of a Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Manpower
as Director General PMI, saying the ministry had discriminated against regular
officers of the Institute who were qualified for the slot. The nation
Post your comments
Concept of 'Shaheen' in youth
Islamabad: In a unique bid to infuse the concept of Iqbal's 'Shaheen' in
youth, parents and Youth Advocacy Awareness Movement (Payaam) team hoisted the
national flag at top of the one of the highest hills of capital called
The team of young patriotic volunteers led by President PAYAAM Basit
Subhani was comprised of students from various educational institutes of the
twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The activity was organised by Payaam to
mark the Iqbal's Day.
They enthusiastic volunteers started off their
journey on Sunday (November 8) and came back on November 9 thus staying in camps
through out the night in harsh weather in order to hoist the flag on
The team kept each other's morale high throughout the difficult
journey to the top especially during the night as the Margalla Hills is famous
for some dangerous species of wild cats and snakes.
The objective behind
arranging this event to was to revive national fervour amongst the youth. The
event was also an attempt to highlight the concept that Pakistani youth is the
falcons or 'Shaheens' of Iqbal whose destinies are to conquer every hill and
mountain that comes in their way.
Sharing his experience with the media,
President Payaam Basit Subhani said that considering the current terrorists
activities in the country, there was a need to celebrate all our national days
with full spirit and enthusiasm to build the confidence of our nation. "The
passionate team of youngsters also proved that Pakistani youth is strong enough
to face all the current challenges that are being faced by our country," he
Choosing to hoist the national flag at the highest hill of the
capital on this occasion, he said not only had symbolic link with the concept of
Iqbal's 'Shaheen' but was also an effort to promote positive activities like
hiking in youth of today. "Such sports not only help maintain good health but
also keep youth away from anti-social activities," he said.
that the event also provide an opportunity to the general public to celebrate
the efforts and genius of our contemporary national heroes like Iqbal. He
further said that youth was a great asset of the nation. "There is a need to
create awareness in them about our national heroes and celebrities," he pointed
out. "Our nation is blessed with talented and passionate youth and all they need
is opportunities to showcase their hidden talent and love for the country," he
Allama Iqbal thoughts
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal based his thoughts on the Holy Quran and promoted
humanity in his interpretations. He awakened the Muslim from disillusionment and
reminded them about their future.
It was said by the speakers on "Iqbal
Concept of Welfare State" in a meeting organised here in the memory of Allama
Iqbal on the eve of his birth anniversary. Kokoub Khawja, a senior lawyer said
that the vision of Allama Iqbal and his thoughts were instrumental in awakening
the Muslims from deep slumber which was coupled with the sustained efforts of
Quaid Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that led to the birth of the Islamic republic of
"In fact, Allama Iqbal gave courage to the Muslims of the
present era, and called upon the Muslims to pursue the knowledge in accordance
with the Islamic culture", he said. He termed Allama Iqbal as the most versified
with philosophical thoughts in Persian language.
Hamayon Iqbal Shami, a
bureaucrat and philanthropist said on the occasion of the birth anniversary of
the great poet that this is an apt opportunity for the World's Muslims to
realize the poet's ideals and thoughts which are the glory and grandeur of the
"He neither promoted the Western image of Islam nor was in
favor of Talibanization, rather he had painted the real picture of Islam through
the concepts taken by the Holy Quran", he said.
Defining the Welfare
State with its true implications, he said "Welfare State is in fact happens to
be the Islamic State which promises every person the provision of basic rights
and necessities of life at its doorstep", adding that Iqbal's all efforts were
devoted for the welfare state. He maintained that the original theme of the
Quran is humanity.
Dr. Sajid Khakwani, the educationist said that our
educational system lacks the philosophy of Allama Iqbal regarding promotion of
welfare state. "Sorrowfully, our educational system does not have practical
concept of life which is widely seen in the teaching of Allama Iqbal". He said
that we should reorganise our system, particularly by taking help from
Lubna Farooq, another educationist appreciated the contribution
of Allama Iqbal in different fields of life by saying that whosoever did not
read out Iqbal, actually could not learn the philosophy behind the creation of
Pakistan. The columnist Khalid Majeed also highlighted the contributions of
Allama Iqbal in different spectrum of life on the occasion.
Post your comments
Kidnapping of VC condemned
Islamabad: The Academic Staff Association (ASA) of Quaid-i-Azam University
(QAU) has condemned the kidnapping of Dr. Mian Lutfullah Kakakhel,
vice-chancellor of the Kohat University of Science and
Dr Gulraiz Akhter, vice-president of
the QAU ASA, said that starting from attacks on primary and high schools in NWFP
and FATA, the callous strategy adopted by militants to target educational
institutions reached higher education with explosions at International Islamic
University, killing innocent students and employees.
He also condemned
the killing of Professor Khursheed Ansari of the University of Balochistan. The
QAU ASA demanded recovery of the kidnapped vice-chancellor and tracing the
assassins of the professor in Quetta and give exemplary punishment to
criminals. The news
Post your comments