Sindh to have more engineering, IT colleges
Government to establish more engineering, IT colleges
Khairpur, Sep 29: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said the
provincial government would establish more engineering and IT colleges
to produce best engineers.
He expressed these views while
addressing the foundation-stone-laying ceremony of the Mehran
University College of Engineering, Khairpur, on Monday. The chief
minister said his government had provided Rs 1 billion for the college.
said the mission of his government was to produce specialists,
engineers and technologists in all fields. "Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was
deeply concerned about education and the PPP manifesto accords
education top priority".
The government wanted education for all
and no compromise would be made on merit in the Education Department,
he said, adding efforts were being made to ensure transparency in the
Qaim said education was expensive in private
institutions as compared with the public sector. Therefore, he rejected
a proposal of some officials to hand over public-sector colleges to the
In educational institutions of the Aga Khan
Board, a candidate has to bear expenses of Rs 0.7 million, but in the
public institutions these expenses are only Rs 0.15 million, the chief
He said when the PPP government had established
the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Nawabshah, many
questions were raised at that time, but now it is a well-established
institution, producing engineers.
The administrations of the
Mehran University, the Quaid-i-Awam University and the NED University
were not making compromise on merit, adopting their own independent
policies, Qaim said. "Even for the appointment of principal of the
Mehran Engineering College, Khairpur, they did not consult with the
He said his government was providing free
education from primary to matriculation. " Education up to
matriculation is compulsory. So the parents should get their children
enrolled in schools." The government, he said, was providing a glass of
milk and biscuits to students
Earlier, Sindh Minister for Works
and Services Manzoor Hussain Wassan said this college was a gift of the
PPP government for the people of Khairpur. He said the total cost of
the Mehran Engineering College project was Rs 3.5 billion. He also
demanded establishment of a medical college in Khairpur.
University of Engineering and Technology Vice Chancellor Abdul Qadir
Khan, Mehran University College Principal Mujeeb Sehraie and others
said the college would produce good engineers.
Earlier, a team
of the Mehran Engineering University, Jamshoro, told the chief minister
at the DCO Office here that admissions would start from November,
adding that four faculties, including civil, petroleum and electrical
engineering and natural sciences, would start working.
members said the admission policy had been decided by the university
and not the Sindh government. They said regular and contractual
employment will be offered to people. Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister
Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced Rs 10 million aid for the Al-Shifa Trust
Eye Hospital in Sukkur on Monday.
He announced the aid while
inaugurating the Pakistan Institution of Ophthalmology in the hospital.
He also visited the Laser Clinic and the Light House project of the
Al-Shifa Trust President Gen (retd) Jahandad Khan
briefed him on the project and said it was a unique project to treat
deafness of the people. He said the hospital was providing training and
conducting refresher courses for doctors. The news
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Government has failed to solve problems of college teachers
Hyderabad: The regional administrative council of the Sindh
Professors and Lecturers Association has criticised the Sindh
government and the education department for not taking any steps to
solve problems of college teachers.
The council said at a
meeting held here on Monday that although the government had accepted
several demands of the association but it had still failed to issue a
covering notification in this regard.
Despite the fact that a
meeting of the departmental promotion committee had been held on March
30, 2009 for grant of promotion to college teachers from grade-17 to 18
but a notification in this regard had not been issued so far, said the
The meeting pointed out that 1,137 posts of grade-17
to 20 were vacant in different colleges but government had still not
issued promotion orders to deserving candidates to fill the posts.
The meeting demanded that the college teachers in Sindh should be given
the same facilities as had been given to their counterparts in other
The meeting called for implementation of
time-scale formula for the promotion of college teachers, lifting of
ban on transfer of teachers who had passed commission tests, payment of
salary to ad hoc lecturers, removal of retired bureaucrats who had been
reappointed in the educational institutions and non-attractive
allowance for college teachers serving in rural areas.
regional president of the association Prof Yaqoob Chandio presided over
the meeting, which was attended by Prof Himmat Ali Pitafi, Farooq
Pathan, Ghazanfar Shah, Anwar Mansoor Mangrio and others.
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SALU VC visited Sachal Sarmast chair
Khairpur: Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Prof Dr
Nilofar Shaikh visited the Sachal Sarmast Chair on Monday and collected
information about the research being conducted on the renowned Sufi
poet Sachal Sarmast.
Dr Shaikh announced the establishment of a
study-room for the scholars at the chair.
visited Rasheed Bhatti and comrade Barkat Ali Azad corners.
Our Larkana correspondent adds: The Chief Minister addressing the
oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Larkana
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the consultation
process with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for the admission of
students from the interior of Sindh to Karachi's medical colleges was
He told the journalists that a
joint announcement to this effect would be made soon.
"We don't believe in hollow slogans and cheap popularity and the
government is showing no reluctance with reference to Article 6 and
changes would be brought about in the light of the suggestions and
proposals of the constitutional committee headed by Senator Raza
Sindh was ignored during the tenure of General
Parvez Musharraf in terms of development and now huge development works
with an allocation of Rs75 billion had already begun here, he said.
The government was committed to providing free of cost 10,000 houses to
poor and over 50,000 jobs to educated youth in the province.
The federal government was financially assisting 800,000 women of Sindh
with a total outlay of Rs70 billion and the provincial administration
in the current fiscal was committed to helping another 500,000 females,
he said.The government has appointed 1,500 doctors on merit in three
months with a bond to work for two years at the place of their first
posting besides reviving numerous basic health units, said the CM.
He said that soon lady doctors would be appointed for basic health
units and also proposed of sending 50 per cent doctors of Karachi to
The Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs20 million for the LCCI.
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Ban slapped on nurses using cell phones
Larkana: Chandka Medical College Hospital Medical
Superintendent Dr Zulfikar Siyal has ordered the staff and student
nurses not to carry or use mobile phone during duty hours in the
hospital. It was decided at a meeting of all administrative officers of
the hospital here on Monday.
Circulating the orders, the MS
said that the decision was taken after the nurses defied repeated
instructions issued by his office. Dawn
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