Filth depot in front of government girls high school
School area being turned into 'filth depot'
Lahore, Oct 11: People from different walks of life have expressed their concern over
the establishment of a filth depot adjacent to the main gate of
Government Pilot Girls High School Wahdat Colony.
told that they were shocked at the news that the filth depot
was being established in front of their houses. "It is pity that
instead of searching a suitable place, the authorities have proposed a
site for the depot close to the school where thousands of students and
pedestrians daily pass through," they said, adding the authorities
started work on the project without informing them. "Stench from
garbage will make their life a hell."
Parents said that there
was a great rush on the road at the time of opening and closing of the
school. "We have to park vehicles and bikes near the gate to drop and
carry their children. After the setting up of the filth depot, it will
be impossible to stand near it due to stench," they maintained.
Students said that their classrooms were not away from the main gate
and the filth depot would badly affect the educational process.
headmistress said that she did not know about the establishment of the
filth depot adjacent to the school gate. "No one listens to me. I have
written to the high-ups time and again regarding cleanliness after the
Sunday Bazaar but no one pays attention to her," she said, adding that
the filth depot would make it difficult for them to impart education to
When contacted, Task Force on Government Colonies
Chairman Dr Tufail Siddiqui said that the then additional secretary
(Welfare) had selected the site after his visit six months ago. "No one
can change the site for the filth depot," he said in a harsh tone. "If
any one has a problem he should contact Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz
Sharif and Chief Secretary Javed Mahmood," he added.
"Please upload a scanned version of the Official Notification of the Education Department of the Government of the Punjab regarding the Regularisation of the teachers.It is highly requested.Please. "
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CM for all facilities to special children
Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the whole nation
is proud of special children who despite their disability achieved
success, and special children have proved through their performance and
ability that they are no less than anyone and Allah Almighty has
bestowed them with great intelligence.
He expressed these views
while addressing the prize and certificate distribution ceremony of
special male and female students obtaining prominent positions in
matric examinations at Chief Minister's Secretariat, here on Saturday.
Provincial Minister for Special Education Malik Iqbal Chunnar,
Parliamentary Secretary for Special Education, Nadia Raheel, Vice
Chairman Punjab Welfare Trust Dr. Amjad Saqib, Administrative
Secretaries, columnists, intellectuals, representatives of welfare
organizations as well as special children, teachers and parents were
present in large numbers.
He said no stone would be left unturned
for the training and education of special children and government has
increased annual budget of special education form Rs.21 lakh to one
He said that quota specified for special persons
in government departments would strictly be implemented. He gave away
prizes of Rs.4 lakh, 3 lakh and 2 lakh to special children acquiring
first, second and third positions in the examinations while one lakh
rupees each was given to other students acquiring first division.
Chief Minister said that cash prizes and certificates awarding ceremony
has been arranged for special children first time in the history of the
country and this is an unforgettable day of his life when he is giving
away prizes to physically handicapped students as well as those having
visual and hearing disability, showing outstanding performance in the
matric examination in Punjab. He said that nobody can be neglected in
the present era due to any physical disability and everybody is fully
talented to play active role for the uplift of the country. He said it
is scientifically proved that Allah Almighty blesses physically
handicapped children with great intelligence that is why the ratio of
success of special students was 85% in the examinations of secondary
school while that of normal children remained 50 to 55%. He said that
proper encouragement of children acquiring prominent success in
education has always been his priority so that not only talented and
industrious students could be encouraged but movement of better
performance should also be created among other students. He said that
Punjab government is making solid measures for the better education and
training of special persons as well as making them useful citizens of
the society. He said that presently 172 schools are working at district
and tehsil levels in this regard, besides two degree colleges, three
teachers' training institutions and a modern Braille Printing Press are
He said that 18000 students are being imparted training in these
institutions where they have been provided free of cost educational
facilities. He appealed the parents not to hide or neglect their
children rather send them in the institutions made for their education
and training so that instead of becoming burden, they should play an
active role in the society. He said that mass communication
institutions could play an important role in this regard and if they
start awareness campaign for forwarding this welfare work, it can yield
positive results very soon. He said that neglecting special persons is
a crime. He said that Punjab government will ensure provision of
justice and employment to special children and all the departments will
make measures for the rehabilitation of special persons at their level. The nation
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117th convocation of PU held
Lahore: Governor Salmaan Taseer on Saturday stressed the need to
promote nationalism among the people like that expressed by students
for the rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of
The governor was addressing the 117th convocation of the
Punjab University (PU) at the university's Faisal Auditorium. He
awarded medals and degrees to distinction winning students of the
various PU faculties.
Efforts lauded: Addressing the gathering
of students, teachers and parents, Taseer, who is also the PU
chancellor, said the teachers and students of PU had done an excellent
job when the country was facing the IDP problem during the Swat
operation. He said the teachers donated their salaries, and students
also collected funds.
The governor said the students' and
teachers' gesture had promoted nationalism among the people of Swat. He
said Pakistani doctors were the second-largest community in the US
after American doctors, and hundreds of Pakistanis were serving in NASA.
congratulated the distinguished students, and said, "You have a great
future. You have to compete with the rest of the world and earn a good
name for your country. You must realise this world of knowledge."
Vice Chancellor (VC) Dr Mujahid Kamran, Pro-VC Dr Jamil Anwar,
Registrar Dr Naeem Khan and Examinations Controller Dr Zahid Karim were
Over 1,000 students participated in the
convocation. 275 students were awarded gold medals for securing top
positions in the MA/MSc sessions of 2002-2004, 2003-2005 and 2004-2006
and BSc (Honours) sessions 2002-2006 and 2003-2007.
the convocation, Kamran said convocations had been a rare event in the
PU on account of politics. He said this was the second convocation in
one year, which showed that the university was functioning normally.
restored: He said the activities that characterised a university had
been restored by and large. Hr said with the convocation, a huge
backlog pertaining to the BA/BSc (Honours) programme was cleared. He
said this was the first ever convocation in which BA/BSc (Honours)
degrees had been awarded since the inception of the programme in 2001.
said the PU had awarded 101 PhD degrees in the first nine months of
2009, against the 112 awarded in the whole of 2008 and 77 in 2007.
VC said the university was focusing on promoting research activities,
linkages with foreign universities, co-curricular and extra-curricular
activities, appointment of teachers and merit-based promotion of
employees. The news
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LHC seeked parawise comments
Sialkot: The Lahore High Court (LHC) halted the implementation
of the recently made recruitments of educators in the Sialkot district
and sought para-wise comments from the district and provincial
governments on next hearing on Oct 27.
The LHC has passed the
order on a joint writ petition filed by some 'rejected' candidates,
including Tahir Mehmood of Buddha Goraya village, Daska; Sameena
Yasmeen of Bambaanwala village, Daska; Tahira Tanveer of Sodagarpura
village and Yasmeen Bibi of Behrampur village.
for petitioners, Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, told the court that the clerical
staff had conducted their interviews for the post of educators instead
of a special recruitment committee nominated by the Punjab
The counsel alleged that the clerical staff awarded special marks to their favorites.
Meanwhile, Sialkot senior civil judge Tahir Aslam also summoned EDO
(Education) Muhammad Ali Sahu and Sialkot DMO Muhammad Ejaz Bhutta with
complete record on Oct 17 in a contempt of court petition filed by some
other rejected candidates.
The EDO (Education) and
the Sialkot DMO had recruited SSE teachers in defiance of the court order. Dawn
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