Series of education, health projects in Azad Kashmir
Muzaffarabad, Jan 6: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday inaugurated a string of development projects in the fields of education and health in Azad Kashmir, aimed at the socio-economic uplift of Kashmiris.President Zardari unveiled the inauguration plaque of a District Headquarters Complex here under 'The President's Initiative on Kashmir Trade and Travel Centre'.
The complex built with a cost of US$ 1.2 million has been funded by the Turkish government and is in line with President Zardari's initiative on trade across the Line of Control between Pakistan and India.
President Zardari inaugurated five steel bridges and five middle schools in AJK's Neelum and Jhelum valleys. The funding of steel bridges amounting Rs 134.47 million has been made by DFID while the schools have been financed by Asian Development Bank.
The President also unveiled a plaque of a Medical Rehabilitation Centre costing Rs 14 million which was incepted on May 2007.
He laid the foundation stone of Government Fatima Jinnah Girls Post Graduate College in Muzaffarabad. The project is among the series of development ventures sponsored by Saudi Development Fund with an amount of US$50 million for education, under which a university and three degree colleges would be established in Azad Kashmir. APPYour Comments
SBTE announced exam forms submission schedule
Karachi: The Controller of Examination, Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE), Sirajul Islam Bukhari, announced on Monday the schedule of submission of examination forms and fee for the Technical School Certificate (TSC) Part I and II, annual examination for regular candidates.
According to a press release, the schedule for the last date for receipt of examination forms is as follows: normal fee to accepted till February 15; late fee of Rs150 till February 24; late fee of Rs250 till March 4; and with late fee of Rs500 till March 13. The news
QAU, AIOU interviews
Islamabad: The committee for selection of Vice-Chancellors of Quaid-i-Azam (QAU) and Allama Iqbal Open (AIOU) universities interviewed candidates on Monday to short list three of them to be sent to the President for final selection.
President Asif Ali Zardari had constituted a committee headed by Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Javaid R. Leghari for the selection of vice chancellors of QAU and AIOU. Dr Ishrat Hussain, member of the committee did not attend the meeting on Monday, official sources said. When contacted he said, "We have given the HEC guidelines for short listing of the candidates."
Meanwhile official sources said hat the people at the helm of affairs of the HEC have been calling shots against the spirit of the President's appointing the said committee to make the affair independent of the commission as well.
Somehow, in the first batch nearly 17 candidates appeared before the committee out of 75 people that had applied for the posts including the incumbent vice chancellor of QAU Qasim Jan. It's important to mention that the representatives of the teaching faculty of QAU had met Shehnaz Wazir Ali, former in charge HEC, and Dr Javaid R. Laghari to express their resentment against the irregularities under the incumbent vice chancellor.
The two had assured them to appoint new vice-chancellor and not to extend the tenure of the present vice chancellor. The nation
Lahore varsity new campus
Islamabad: A foundation stone laying ceremony of University of Lahore's new Islamabad Campus near Sihala, for its Departments of Technology and Engineering and the Department of Pharmacy, was held here on Monday.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Muhammad Azam Khan Swati laid the stone. Congratulating the university the minister said that institutions of learning must help students develop and nurture their creative faculties. Scientific learning is not to fill the empty minds with facts and data, but to encourage and assist the students to explore new frontiers of knowledge.
He commended the efforts over the last ten years of the university in developing major campuses involved in the delivery of quality education and modern research. Addressing the gathering Rector of the university Prof. Dr. Saleem Shuja, welcomed the guests to a historic day for the university.
Acknowledging the need for technical facilities, he emphasised the important role of the IBADAT Educational Trust, which has financed thus far all the expansion efforts of the university. The news
Edu institutions reopened
Islamabad: All educational institutions working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) reopened on Monday after ten days' winter break.
Students resumed study activities after the vacation with renewed commitments. They are also enthusiastic to wish new year to their fellows.
Winter vacation is although for a short period but provide relief to students in cold weather.
An FDE official said students were not given excessive homework so that they could enjoy weather. APP
IIUI president visited Uzbekistan
Islamabad: Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), visited Uzbekistan as a member of an international observer group to monitor the elections of the Oliy Majlis (parliament) held recently.
During his visit, he also called on Uzbekistan's education minister and exchanged views with him on academic cooperation between IIUI and the Uzbek universities, says a spokesman of the university.
Later, he visited the Islamic University of Uzbekistan, and the mausoleum of Hazrat Imam Bukhari in Samarkand and offered 'Fateha' for him. The news
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