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Hailey College protest against fee hike | 40,000 educators recruitment

Hailey College students protest against fee hike
Lahore, April 29: Students of the Punjab University Hailey College of Banking and Finance (HCBF) staged a protest demonstration on Tuesday against a hike in fees. The demonstration was held outside the Lahore Press Club. The protesters carried banners, placards and chanted slogans and demanded the PU administration to withdraw the increase. They told reporters that per semester fees of MBA had been increased from Rs 9,000 to 17,000 while fees of BBA programme had been increased from Rs 7,000 to 15,000 and of three months language programme, compulsory for every student, had been increased from Rs 4,000 to 9000.

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"All the educators were appointed exept Khanewalwithout any reasonable reason.Who is anserable? I think if DCO any other, no problem.He was honest. No intrest, No speed.Sano ki?"
Name: Ramzan Shahid
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PU students shine in contest
Lahore: Punjab University has won distinctions at Inter University Bilingual Declamation Contest 2009 organized by the University of Central Punjab (UCP) held on April 28. Punjab University Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) Muhammad Tauseef Sabih and Sabah Mehmood of Hailey College of Banking & Finance (HCBF) participated in Urdu and English categories and won first and second positions respectively. As many as 32 students of 16 national universities and colleges participated in the event. The News

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Recruitment of 40,000 educators to complete by May 15: Raja Anwar
Multan: Chairman CM's task force on elementary education Raja Anwar said on Tuesday that recruitment of 40,000 educators was in progress and process would complete by May 15.

The whole process will be completed on merit and none will be allowed to usurp the right of deserving candidates, Raja Anwar said while addressing a meeting of divisional monitoring committee for education.

He termed as need of the hour the introduction of English as medium of instruction in schools for subjects like mathematics, computer and science adding that government was taking practical steps to implement it as a matter of policy.

Commissioner Syed Muhammad Ali Gardezi said that recruitment was in progress solely on the merit criterion.

DMOs on education of all the four districts informed that 1064 educators were being recruited in Multan, 925 in Vehari, 1037 in Lodhran and 1231 in Khanewal.

They said that merit lists have been finalized and pasted on the notice boards and process of interviews will be completed within a fortnight.

Every selected candidate will be posted in his/her hometown on the basis of permanent postal address mentioned in CNICs.

Master trainers were under training at directorate of education Lahore and they will impart training to educators. App

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Recruitment of teachers: Attock EDO asked to get stay vacated
Attock: Secretary Inter-Provincial Coordination Punjab Mian Zulqarnain Aamir on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over the performance of education department for not pursuing properly the matter of teachers' recruitment in the court.

This was expressed by him while chairing a meeting with the executive district officers (EDOs), district officers and others officials of the various departments, including education, health, revenue, tehisl municipal administration (TMA), food and social welfare, to discuss multiple issues.

The secretary, also in charge of Attock, directed the EDO education to take legal measures to get the stay order vacated by the court.

The EDO education informed the secretary that the teachers' recruitment process was initiated by the department but some people had filed a petition against the recruitment in the court and obtained the stay order, causing suspension of the recruitment process.

The secretary also directed the EDO to immediately initiate the process of establishment of computer laboratories in the schools as, he said, sufficient funds were available with the education department which could be utilised for this purpose.

Taking notice of non-payment of salaries to female lecturers of Government College for Women Attock, the secretary asked the deputy district officer revenue (DDOR) to ask the district officer colleges to send the case to the concerned authorities to ensure payment to them.

The DDOR informed the secretary that the issue of lecturers' shortage in the college had been addressed by recruiting 14 more female lecturers on honorary basis. The secretary on the occasion asked the executive district officer health to remove differences in salaries of health staff working in rural and urban areas.

The EDO also pointed out that the age relaxation granted for the recruitment for the male nurses was not enough as majority of them were retired personnel and over-aged by 10-15 years.

The secretary asked the municipal officer TMA to keep strict check and vigilance over the functioning of illegal housing societies to protect the people form their fraud.

On query about the Sasti Roti programme, the TMO claimed that 85 tandoors were functioning in tehsil Attock to ensure provision of the roti at Rs2.

He asked the district food controller to ensure wheat procurement process transparent to avoid any complaint from farmers and said in case of negligence, strict action would be take in this regard.

The secretary directed the concerned officials to shift Darul Aman from private building to government building. The DDOR said government land had been identified near Jinnah Park for its construction.

The secretary asked the DDOR to shift the office of district officer (DO) sports at Liaquat Ali Khan Hockey Stadium for proper supervision of sports activities and stadium as well.

On a query about various revenue matters, particularly steps against encroachments and illegal housing societies, the DDOR informed the secretary that permanent encouragements had been removed from Attock tehsil.

And, he said, the revenue filed staff had been directed to stop issuance of Fard of the land of illegal housing societies in the tehsil, besides imposing ban on the sale of their land.

The secretary directed the district coordination officer (DCO) to prepare feasibility report for establishing a tourist resort and adventure trail at the beautiful and picturesque terrain between Attock Khurd and Barotha.

The DCO said a concept paper in this regard had already been prepared and the feasibility report would be soon submitted to the Punjab government. Dawn

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Third accused in LUMS case sent on judicial remand
Lahore: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday sent the third accused nominated in the case of killing of a Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) student in a road accident for a judicial remand.

The accused, Sheikh Bilal, was arrested on Monday night when he visited the police station to report for the investigation in another case against him, Investigation Officer Zahiruddin said. He said Bilal was involved in a fraud case registered against him on April 20 and had gotten interim bail. Asad and Danish were already in jail.

On April 20, an over-speeding land cruiser swung out of control, hit the divider, and landed onto a car that was parked across the road. The parked car had three LUMS students Waheeb Alam, Sohaib Tariq, and Abdul Aziz in it. Waheeb died on the spot while the others suffered serious injuries. Out of the three occupants of the land cruiser, Asad and Danish were immediately arrested, while Bilal managed to escape from the scene.

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GCU holds session to promote Punjabi
Lahore: Government College University's (GCU) Punjabi Society on Tuesday organised a special session on the promotion of Punjabi language at the university's campus.

Dr Asar Ajmal chaired the session. Participants of the session unanimously emphasised on the collective efforts for promotion and development of the language. GCU Punjabi Society In-charge Mahmoodul Hassan Bazmi said the reason behind the elimination of mother languages was the lack of collective efforts to promote these languages. Daily Times

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UVAS training course for officers begins
Lahore: A week-long training course on "Livestock Productivity Enhancement" began here at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences on Tuesday. The training course is aimed at capacity building of the professionals to enhance livestock production in Balochistan, According to UVAS press release,the third batch of the nominated officers from the Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Balochistan will attend this training course. The training course is sponsored by EU-assisted "Strengthening of Livestock Services Project". Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz inaugurated the training course. App

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Three students killed, two injured in wall collapse
Kohat: Three students were killed and two seriously injured when the wall of a primary school collapsed in Dost Mohammad Banda on Tuesday.

The boundary wall of the old building of the school fell on the children at 8pm. Three children between the ages of six and ten were buried under the wall and died on the spot.

The killed students were identified as Mohammad Umer, Mohammad Ishaq and Said Umer. The injured students identified as Asif and Shahab, who weres in coma were rushed to KDA hospital. By evening their condition was reported to be out of danger.

The three killed students were buried in their ancestral graveyard. The old school building has two classrooms and strength of the students is 160. Dawn

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