Regularisation of Punjab contractually employed teachers
Punjab Education Department regularised contract teachers
Lahore, Oct 20: The Punjab Education Department has regularised all
contractually employed teachers, an official notification said on
Monday. "The appointees shall remain on probation in terms of Section 5
of the Punjab Civil Servants (Appointment and Conditions of Services)
Rules 1974," the notice said.
"The posts presently held by the
contractual employees shall stand abolished to create regular posts."
The notification also said, "Contract employees who do not intend to be
appointed on regular basis should submit their options within 30 days.
They may continue with their present employment as per terms and
conditions of their contract." The news
"I m thankful to Govt. of the Punjab for reularization of Contract teachers. I want to make a request that their regualrization should be from the date of joining not from the date of issuance of notification of regularization. thanks ."
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Book Street still a hope for book-lovers
Lahore: The project of Pakistan's first 'Book Street' envisaged by
PML-N during 1999 on Thornton Road, a side lane on The Mall, is still
alive amid growing speculations to dump literary-cum-tourist venture in
the heart of the City.
The plan of establishing 'Book Street' that
got delayed during the government of former Punjab CM Ch Pervaiz Elahi
took new leaf of life when the PML-N-led government embarked on its
third tenure of power in Punjab. In July 2008, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif
ordered the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) for setting up a
book street besides a teashop for writers on The Mall to promote
literary activities and give street book vendors a place to set up
Despite the firm resolve of Punjab government, rumours to
shelve off the project are still on the phenomenal rise. Even some PHA
officials claimed about the lapse of the marvellous project. Seeking
anonymity, they said funds allocated for the project in 2006-07 had
been utilised for other development works. As there is no fund
available, the Book Street project stands nowhere. "Despite spending Rs
70m for laying down drainage and sewerage system on the Thornton Road
to facilitate the development of "Boot Street", the government has lost
its interest in the project," a senior PHA official regretted.
PHA DG Rahil Ahmed Saddiqi dispelled the impression to wrap up the
project, saying the Book Street project was still part of mega project
of beautification of The Mall. He said NCA and renowned architect
Rizwan Baig had designed the project. As the pre-qualification process
has been completed, tendering stage would be finalised within 15 days,
he added. On a query, he said this project would become a reality
during the current financial year.
Under the project, 1200-yard-long street will offer books at cheaper
prices. Gates will be erected on the ends of the street. The street
will be a blend of Mogul and British architectures. The shops at the
book street will be leased out. There will be proper sitting and
lighting arrangements. It is also a possibility that tourism department
will open a shop in the book street to raise awareness about Lahore's
cultural heritage and promote tourism. The city government might also
publish brochures and other material for the promotion of Lahore's
Sharjeel, a book viewer, said the street would help
students buy books at affordable prices. She said people could buy rare
books from these stalls. Dr Azhar, a book enthusiast, said the street
would attract people from across the country. There are several rare
books that are not available in the market but these were being sold by
the street vendors, he added. If all of them are made available at the
book street, it would be a great place to buy books, he said.
be recalled that idea to set up the Book Street came when Government
College, Oriental College and Punjab University had repeatedly objected
the vendors selling books along the walls of their buildings. "To these
institutions, the booksellers are encroachers and encourage other
encroachers such as paan sellers. It does not look nice and creates
obstacles for pedestrians as well," the joint complaint said. The nation
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Nursing School defies POF chief's orders
Taxila: The POF Nursing School administration appears reluctant
to implement the POF Chief's orders regarding termination of a student
who got admission in the school on fake documents.
The admission was allowed to only bachelors, but the student was
married and a mother of four children and provided affidavit declaring
herself as unmarried.
Taking notice of a news report appeared
in a section of press, the management of Pakistan Ordnance Factories
(POF) ordered inquiry into the admission, which found all the officials
involved in the admission guilty. As a result the POF chairman issued
termination orders for the officials involved in the
However, the POF Nursing School officials, in connivance
with the authorities concerned defied the POF chairman's orders.
When contacted Deputy Commandment POF hospital Dr Zafarullah has said
that the matter was with the administration department and only
officials dealing with recruitment and training wing (R&T) would
comment on the issue.
The incharge of the R&T wing acting
director administration Ghulam Mohammad was not available for comments
despite repeated calls made to him. Dawn
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Police to monitor madrassas
Lahore: The police should ensure that registered seminaries and
madrassas are not involved or used in any terrorist activity, Capital
City Police Officer (CCPO) Pervaiz Rathore said on Monday. "It should
be ensured that seminaries continue their lawful academic and religious
activities," he said while talking to a delegation of ulema that called
on him at the Capital City Police Headquarters. Rathore said it was
essential that all persons entering religious places and participating
in congregations should be frisked and motorcycle and cycle stands
should be kept away from the crowd.
He appealed to the religious
leaders and mosque administrations to depute guards to keep an eye on
suspects. He informed the ulema that police was ensuring stern and
effective action against the sale and purchase of illegal cellular SIM
cards. He said all SIM card dealers were being asked to sell SIM cards
after thoroughly checking the original identity card of the purchaser
and, retaining its copy. He urged the ulema to promote religious
harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and unity in society. The ulema assured
the CCPO of complete cooperation in eliminating crime and terrorism. Daily times
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