Schools security measures implementation
Schools in lahore still lack adequate security measures
Lahore, Dec 14: Despite ever-increasing threats of terror attacks across the city, a
majority of educational institutions in Lahore have failed to implement
state-of-the-art security measures to guard school and college
Students and parents said security measures enforced by most of
the institutions were "cosmetic" efforts and inadequate to counter potential
They said a number of institutes had even failed to
comply with basic security instructions by the government.
District Officer (Education) Dr Muhammad Arshad said the department had framed a
revised security plan for schools operating in the city and administrations had
been forwarded the new instructions.
On the other hand, teachers and
students criticised the claims of the Punjab government, saying educational
institutes were relying on good fortune only.
It has been learnt that
most of the institutions in Lahore did not meet the criteria, and after the twin
blasts in Moon Market, parents, students and teachers are worried over their
Among those lacking necessary security arrangements are the
Punjab University old campus, National College of Arts and GCU Lahore, with only
see through metal fences along their perimeters guarding the premises.
student at NCA said his college, GCU and PU old campus were easy targets for
terrorists because the students remained unprotected in the absence of concrete
Similarly, Kinnaird College, Lahore College and APWA
College on Jail Road have also taken minimal security measures, with private
vehicles and rickshaws still parked along their outside walls.
the institutions have no appropriately trained security guards to check the
people entering the premises of these colleges.
An LCWU teacher said it
was difficult to imagine an unarmed and untrained guard warding off terrorists
attacking with high tech weapons.
The security situation is worst at
public schools and teachers said the government had not taken any measure to
secure its own schools.
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"Kindly re-consider your above mentioned report regarding CM Essay writing competition. Refer to the Intermediate English Essay writing Girls portion, Second Position holders name has been mentioned as Ayesha Zafar from Fauji Foundation HSS of Sangla Hill. Whereas the correct name is "Laiba Sikandar Baig" of the same school and no any candidate with the name Ayesha Zafar from the above mentioned school participated in this competition. More-over we were informed twice from your side that "Laiba Sikander Baig" of Fauji Foundation HSS got Third Position in this competition. I would like to request you to kindly take this matter in serious consideration and rectify it accordingly. Thanks & best regards."
Name: Zafarullah Khan
City, Country: Lahore, Pakistan
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BRP launched student wing
Lahore: The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has activated its
students' wing in Punjab, Sindh and the NWFP to provide a platform for raising
the voice for the rights of the Baloch population in the provinces.
sources informed on Sunday that the BRP had changed its strategy in
order to make the government address its demands, and would now also work
They said the BRP had decided to expand its network in all
provinces, especially Punjab, and a students' wing had been activated to
initiate the struggle. The BRP sources said they had directed Baloch students
across the country to take to the streets to seek the fulfilment of their
demands. The students' union has been named Baloch Students Organisation-Azad
(BSO-Azad) and has started working in Lahore.
The BSO Azad's Lahore chapter held
a demonstration to press for its demands outside the Lahore Press Club a few
days ago. The protest was led by BSO-Azad Lahore President Saeed Baloch and Noor
Ahmed Baloch, both students of the Punjab University.
Saeed rejected the
government's Aaghaze Huqooqe Balochistan Package, saying the
law enforcement authorities had arrested 20 Baloch students after the
announcement of the reforms package. He said besides the recently arrested
students, more than 200 Baloch students were already in official custody. Daily times
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Primary school await upgrade for six years
Lahore: The lethargic attitude of officials and lack of coordination among
departments are the biggest challenges the government faces in implementation of
One such victim of the sluggishness attitude and absence
of coordination among departments is a girls' primary school in a village of
newly-established district Chiniot in Punjab. The upgrade of the village primary
school to middle school could not be completed in six long years despite the
tall claims of promoting education by successive provincial
The plight of the school could not attract attention of
those sitting at the helm of affairs despite a comprehensive report in this
regard earlier. The former Punjab chief minister had approved upgrade of the
primary girls' school to middle level in Wara, Thatha Muhammad Shah, tehsil
Chiniot, district Jhang, on April 11, 2003. However, the construction of the
building for the middle school could not be started until 2006. When the
construction work began, it was supposed to be completed in seven months. But,
it could not be completed till today despite the passage of three long
After Chiniot was made a district, Wara village fell in the new
district. The locals said the problem aggravated after the new district was
announced, adding that the delay in completion of the project was beyond their
expectations. One can imagine the problems being faced by the locals.
of the villagers said their young daughters had to go to far away places for
education after passing primary classes from the village school. They complained
that the building of the school was almost complete but the work was stopped
without giving final touches.
Over Rs 5 million had been so far spent on the
building that was lying unutilised because the construction was stopped at the
last phase, they added. Academic circles are of the view that the government
should take a strict notice of the situation as on the one hand, people of the
area are being denied the right to education while on the other hand, huge
financial resources spent on the school's building are not being utilised in
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Results of CM's essay writing contests announced
Lahore: The results of Chief Minister's Essay Writing Competitions of
Lahore division have been announced. According to a handout on Sunday, 210 boys
and girls from primary to postgraduate level took parts in the contests from
four districts of Lahore division, namely Kasur, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and
In primary level Urdu essay writing competition, among boys,
Muhammad Jasim Ali Khan of the Millat Public School, Mananwala, Sheikhupura,
Muhammad Nasir Sardar of the Allama Iqbal Public School, Kasur, and Javed Iqbal
Qamar of the Govt Elementary School, Pamar Uttar, Kasur, got first, second and
third positions respectively.
Among girls, Saba Khalil of the Allama
Iqbal Public Girls High School, Kasur, stood first, Sara Akbar second and Amna
Nazar secured third position.In middle level Urdu essay writing contest,
Muhammad Rizwan of the Govt High School, Shahdara, Muhammad Haris of the Punjab
Public Model School, Safdarabad, and Usama Qamar of the Hussain Khan Wala
Chak-8, Kasur, obtained first, second and third positions respectively.
Among girls, Farzana Hafeez of the Govt Girls Model High School, Model
Town, Lahore, Faiza Rashid of the Allama Iqbal Public Girls High School, Kasur,
and Ayesha Sehar of the Govt Millat Girls High School, Mughalpura, Lahore,
secured first, second and third positions respectively.
In middle level English
essay writing competition, among boys, Muhammad Awais Khalid of The Learning
School, Kot Radha Kishan, Muhammad Waqar of the Pak Garrison HSS, Nankana Sahib,
and Hamza Shabir of the Saeed Public School, Sharqpur, achieved first, second
and third positions respectively.
While among the girls, Anam Aslam of the Qazi
Grammar School, Lahore, stoodfirst, Bakhtawar Aslam of the Govt Comprehensive
High School, Wahdat Road, Lahore, second and Maria Aslam of the Zeenat Muslim
Model School, Sheikhupura, stood third.
In secondary level Urdu essay writing
competition, among boys, Hafiz Hamza Rehman of the Govt Muslim High School,
Civil Lines, Lahore, secured first position, Muhammad Rehan Riaz of the Society
Public School, Mughalpura, second and Ijaz Ahmad of the Govt Guru Nanak High
School, Nankana Sahib, got third position.
Among girls, Sidra Javed of the MC
Model Girls HSS, Panwan, Sana Mehmood of the Pak Garrison HSS, Nankana Sahib and
Urwa-tul-Wusqa got first, second and third positions respectively.
secondary level English essay writing competition, Sh Aftab Ahmad of the Paragon
H/S, Pattoki, Rafiullah of the Aligarh Public School and College, Manga, and
Ibtasam Umar of the First Nation School, Pattoki, got first, second and third
Among girls, Maryam Farooqi of the The Punjab School,
Lahore, Hina Fatima of the Govt Girls High School, Karak, and Rubina Zenab of
the Learning School, Kot Radha Kishan, obtained first, second and third
In intermediate level Urdu essay writing competition,
Muhammad Fahmeedul Maqsood of the Oxford Degree College, Sheikhupura, stood
first, Muhammad Mufeezur Rehman of the Govt Postgraduate College, Sheikhupura,
second and Hafiz Muaz of the Punjab College of Commerce, Muslim Town, Lahore,
Among girls, Zunera Mushtaq of the Pak Garrison Higher
Secondary School, Nankana Sahib, Anam Mushtaq of the Govt College for Women,
Chunian, and Umme Hani of the Govt Postgraduate Girls College, Sheikhupura,
obtained first, second and third positions respectively.
level English essay writing competition, Muhammad Usman of the Pak Garrison
Higher Secondary School, Nankana Sahib, Ahsan Ali of the Govt College of
Science, Wahdat Road, Lahore, and Ammar Yousaf of the Postgraduate Boys College,
Sheikhupura, got first, second and third positions respectively.
girls, Maham Javed of the Punjab College, Muslim Town, Lahore, Ayesha Zafar of
the Fauji Foundation HSS, Sangla Hill and Saba Khan of the Govt College for
Women, Kasur, obtained first, second and third positions respectively.
level Urdu essay writing competition, Safdar Ali Kazmi of the Govt Islamia
College, Civil Lines, Najam Nawaz of the UET and Muhammad Akram of the Govt
Islamia College, Kasur, secured first, second and third positions respectively.
Among girl, Meher-un-Nisa of the Govt Degree College Shahkot, Sana Younis of the
Govt Girls College, Sheikhupura, and Sidra Ansar of the Govt College for Women,
Pattoki, obtained first, second and third positions respectively.
degree level English essay writing competition, Muhammad Adeel of the FC College
University, Abu Bakar of the Govt Degree College, Pattoki, and Asif Ali of the
Govt Islamia College, Kasur, achieved first, second and third positions
Among girls, Syeda Sukina Hussain of the Govt College,
Gulberg, stood first, Zarnish Hussain of the Govt Girls College, Sheikhupura,
second and Fariha Naz, of the Govt Girls College, Pattoki, came third.
In postgraduate level Urdu essay writing competition, Shahid Bilal of
the Oriental College, Punjab University, Lahore, Muhammad Ammad Bin Ramzan of
the University College of Pharmacy, Lahore, and Muhammad Farid Azhar obtained
first, second and third positions respectively.
Whereas in English essay writing
competition, Masooma Bashir of the Institute of Administrative Sciences, PU,
Lahore, Syed Nishat-ul-Hassan of the University Law College, PU, Lahore, Sadia
Usman of the Department of Micro Biology, PU, Lahore got first, second and third
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Sports vital to students
Lahore: Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that sports
and co-curricular activities play a vital role in development of mental and
physical health of students, said a press release.
The minister was
speaking at the annual Sports Day of Ali Institute of Education's Kids Campus on
He said keeping in view the significance of sports, the Education
Department had initiated Chief Minister Punjab Sports, Speech and Essay writing
programmes throughout the province in which prizes amounting to Rs 17 crore will
be distributed from federal to provincial level.
Former Health Minister Dr Tahir
Ali Javed and Chairman Chief Minister's Task Force on IT Nadeem ul Haq also
attended the function. The minister said the Punjab government had given top
priority to the improvement of education sector and promotion of quality
education and all resources were being made available for this purpose.
in order to promote latest knowledge in the country we will have to make
information technology our top priority.
He said the project to set up computer
labs in over 4,000 schools was a milestone achievement of the Punjab government
in the development of education sector.
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Shortage of doctors
Lahore: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council President Dr Sibt-ul-Hasnain
has said on Sunday Pakistan is facing an acute shortage of doctors and steps
must be taken to train new doctors.
The PMDC president was speaking at a
ceremony to administer oath to first-year MBBS students held at Central Park
Medical College on Sunday. Renowned physician and former principal of KEMC, Prof
Dr Khawaja Sadiq Hussain, was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion
as the guest of honour, Dr Sibt-ul-Hasnain said Pakistan needed more than five
million doctors and steps must be taken to train new doctors. He urged women
doctors to continue practice after marriage.
CPMC Dean Prof A S Chughtai
said patients' wellbeing was doctor' prime responsibility and doctors must not
show negligence in duty. Dr A T Naqvi briefed the participants on the college
performance. Later, Dr Sadiq administered oath to students. Former Chief
Secretary Javed Qureshi, Dr Asif Naqvi and the associate director of Hull York
Medical University, UK, also spoke.
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MAO College welcome party
Lahore: Senior students of the Govt MAO College Mass Communication
Department have organised a welcome party for new students of the department.
According to a press release on Sunday, students participated in various
programmes, including a talk show. Mazs Communication Department Chairman Prof
Awais Bajwa was also present. The news
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