Pakistan's Leading Education Website & Teacher's Provider
Home | Forum | Teacher | Student | Institution | Jobs | Admission guide | Tests | Study abroad | Notices | classified | Study partner

A complete archive of Pakistan's Education news releases since 2007

Find Pak classmates
Pakistani classmatesDirectory since 1947. Find Now >>

Higher Education Commission chairman appointment

Leghari tipped as HEC chairman
Islamabad, Aug 23: The government has decided to appoint former Senator Dr Javed R. Leghari as chairman of the Higher Education Commission. The position was vacated by Dr Attaur Rehman in October.

Prime minister's special assistant on social sector Begum Shehnaz Wazir Ali has been looking after administrative affairs of the commission.

Mr Leghari recently visited HEC offices and met Ms Ali, sources said.

The sources said an official notification on the issue would be issued soon.

Mr Leghari has a distinguished academic career. At present he is president of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology. Prior to joining SZABIST, he was director of Graduate Studies and Tenured Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York in Buffalo.

According to his CV, he specialises in energy and space technologies. He has published over 120 research papers. Dawn

Post your comments

US helping Pakistan to invest more in education
New York: The US is helping Pakistan to invest more in schools and children instead of just its military, as was the case in the past, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday.

In an interview with The New York Times, Hillary said spreading education was part of the Obama administration's policy. Pakistan, she said, would have been better off in dealing with extremism if it had allocated more money for schools and girls.

Bills: Hillary said the bills being finalised in the US Senate and the House of Representatives were aimed at providing aid to Pakistan for socio-economic development, including building schools. US lawmakers have voted to provide $7.5 billion for Pakistan over the next five years in non-military assistance.

The House and the Senate versions of the legislation are currently being reconciled before President Barack Obama signs it into law. Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States gave Pakistan seven billion dollars in military assistance as the South Asian country became its close ally in the war on terrorism.

Replying to a question, Hillary said she had told former president Pervez Musharraf that more of the money should be going to education.

She recalled a trip to a Pakistani village outside Lahore where families hesitated to send children particularly girls because the children would need to travel away to the closest school. Daily times

Post your comments

Maidan schools reopen tomorrow
Timergara: The staff of all educational institutions in violence-hit Maidan tehsil of Lower Dir has been directed to resume its duty from Monday.

The executive district officer of elementary education and schools, Saeed Khan, on Saturday directed all teaching and non-teaching staff of educational institutions in Maidan to ensure their presence from Monday at their duty stations. Talking to local journalists, he said that all government schools in Maidan tehsil would be reopened on August 24. He said the decision in this regard had been made after consultation with district administration and high-ups of security forces. "The situation in Maidan is now conducive for studies and it has been decided to reopen the schools in the area as a lot of students' time has already been wasted," the officer remarked.

To a question, Mr Khan said tent schools would be established in those areas where buildings of educational institutions were destroyed. He said teachers and other staff would be punished according to rules if they did not ensure their presence from due date.

All the government-run schools in Maidan had been closed due to clashes between militants and security forces since April 26. During the period more than 50 schools had been either torched or destroyed by militants or hit during shelling by security forces. Dawn

Post your comments

Teacher shot dead
Bisham: Unidentified militants shot dead a schoolteacher in Kas Killay in the limits of Lilonai Police Station in Shangla district Saturday. Police sources said Muhammad Parwish, a primary school teacher, was on his way back home at 7 a.m. when a band of 15 unidentified militants, who had besieged his house since night, opened fire on him, killing him on the spot. Sources said the militants descended from the hilly area of Miandam in Swat Valley and escaped after committing the crime. The slain teacher was uncle of Shah Saud, a lawyer and local leader of the Pakistan People's Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) and cousin of Behr Alam Khan, an activist of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid. The news

Post your comments

Post your Comments/ Views about the news.
*Your name
*Your Email
*City &Country(i.e. Karachi, Pakistan)
*Type your Comments here:

*Type the code shown


The Interface may edit your comments and not all comments will be published.