BIEK papers postponed
Karachi, Jan 18: The Controller of Examinations, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK), on Monday announced that papers scheduled for January 19 (tomorrow) have been postponed on account of the Urs of Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai. Now, the papers would be held on January 22 (Saturday) while the centres and timings would remain as per original schedule.
According to the notification issued here, all offices and departments working under the Sindh government would remain closed due to the Urs.
Meanwhile, the Acting Controller of Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) has also announced that the examination of Oriental Languages, 2010 which was scheduled on January 19 has been postponed due to the holiday. The said exams would now be held on January 22 (Saturday) at the same time and examination centres. The news
University of Karachi's new academic session begins
Karachi: Classes for the new academic session at University of Karachi (KU) for the year 2011 commenced on Monday. A university official said that the classes were held in a smooth and peaceful manner. The university on Tuesday will mark the 51st year of shifting of the institution from the old campus to its existing premises. app
Cadet college inaugurated in Swat
Swat: Commander Operation Rah-e-Raast, Major General Ashfaq Nadeem said Monday that reconstruction of schools damaged due to militancy and floods was underway and up till now 100 schools have been completed on modern and scientific lines.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Swat Cadet College at Odigram here, the general said the schools were being reconstructed on scientific and modern lines and underlined the need for equipping students with ornament of science and technology education to fulfill the challenges of modern age. He said that Swat was on road to progress and development and special focus were being given on education and health infrastructure.
Swat Cadet College would go a long way for providing better educational facilities and environment to prepare students of tough challenges, Gen Ashfaq remarked. The terrorists had destroyed schools in a bid to keep the youth illiterate and ignorant. He said that without education the dream of progress could not be materialized. Senior military officers and educationists were also present on the occasion.
Harvard students visit SKMCH
Lahore: A group of students from the Harvard Kennedy School, USA, visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) on Monday. According to a press release, the purpose of the visit was to give the delegates a sense of the vibrant civil society and the governance structure in the contemporary Pakistan as well as the scope of reforms in education, health and research in the country. Dr Faisal Sultan, the chief executive officer SKMCH&RC, gave an overview of the facilities and vision of the hospital. He informed the students that majority of cancer care was provided free to those who could not afford it and over Rs8 billion worth of support had been provided to patients since its inception. The news