Rawalpindi Board stopped working

Students in trouble as RBISE officials 'stop' working
Rawalpindi, Jan 13: Students are facing problems because officials of the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) have stopped working because they don't have a place to sit and work, as protesters had burnt their office.

Sources in the RBISE said that students and their parents keep on visiting the board office to get resolved their issues but the board officials are using delaying tactics. They said that many officials go to their homes after marking their attendance and they are following this routine after the chairman's office was burnt during a protest. Sources said that the owner of the building has also given notice to the board to renovate the building as soon as possible and the RBISE has written to the building department for survey and start renovation.

Students said that they are visiting the board office daily but no one is ready to work and many simply say that till the renovation of office they couldn't start working. They said concerned authorities should take action against such officials who are creating problems for students and not attending the office regularly.

When contacted RBISE spokesman Arsalaan Cheema, he said that the board has asked the building department to complete survey and start renovation work as soon as possible.

Talking about the routine work, he said that all board officials are working properly and performing their duties. He said they have shifted some officials to the inter-branch building so that they could continue working. The news

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NUML holds entry tests for spring semester
Islamabad: Entry tests of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) for the spring semester, session 2012, were held on Thursday.

The entry tests were held for admission to different programmes upto Masters level. Interviews of the successful candidates will be held as per the schedule announced by the university. The tests were also held at seven regional campuses of the university. The spring semester will commence from February 6, 2012. Daily times

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FU announces First Professional MBBS result
Islamabad: The Foundation University (FU) has announced the result of First Professional MBBS Part-II Annual Examination 2011. Out of 93 candidates, 79 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 84.95%.

Faria Khan (Roll Number 3288 Registration Number 4465/FUI/MBBS-2010) of the Foundation University Medical College secured first position in the examination by securing 396 out of 500 marks.

The roll numbers of other successful candidates are:

3236, 3237, 3238, 3239, 3240, 3242, 3243, 3245, 3246, 3247, 3248, 3250, 3251, 3255, 3257, 3258, 3260, 3261, 3262, 3263, 3265, 3266, 3267, 3268, 3269, 3270, 3272, 3273, 3274, 3275, 3276, 3277, 3279, 3280, 3281, 3282, 3283, 3284, 3285, 3286, 3287, 3288, 3289, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3293, 3294, 3295, 3296, 3297, 3298, 3299, 3300, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3309, 3310, 3311, 3312, 3314, 3315, 3316, 3317, 3318, 3319, 3320, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326

The university has directed the unsuccessful candidates to submit their admission forms within 15 days from the date of announcement of the result. The result may also be seen on university website: www.fui.edu.pk

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Chinese troupe performs at Bahria University
Islamabad: Sino-Pak friendship is deeper than the sea and higher than the mountains. To further cement Pakistan-China diplomatic relations, the Pakistan Navy in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy organised a traditional Chinese Art and Cultural Show at the Bahria University auditorium here on Wednesday evening. The show was conducted by Chinese Acrobatic Cultural Troupe from Guangdong Province.

Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar was the chief guest on the occasion. Senior Colonel Zhang Jingen from the Embassy of People's Republic of China was also present on the occasion. The chief of staff and the Chinese representative hailed the longstanding friendship between Pakistan and China. Families of armed forces personnel were invited to witness the event.

The programme started with performances of girls displaying acrobatic skills with balancing techniques. Another stunning performance was highly appreciated by the audience that required precision and technique to execute with utmost skills. The performer balanced a ceramic pot on his head with such a precision that the backbenchers among the audience could not miss any single moment of the act. The artiste swung the ceramic pot on his hands and then landed the pot diagonally on his head.

A female singer sang Hadeeqa Kiyani's much acclaimed song 'Bohe Barian' that stunned the audience. She sang another catchy English number 'Who's There' in which she displayed her dancing skills too.

The magicians grabbed the attention by casting the spell of optical illusions one after another on the audience. Showing tricks with the help of cards, sticks, handkerchiefs, hats, newspapers and empty envelopes the magician entertained the families for quite some time. Children keenly watched the magic show.

Last but not the least, 'Golden Meditation' was presented in which girls juggled golden balls on their hand and feet while sitting and standing upside down with such finesse that the audience were truly spellbound.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of armed forces personnel, guests from the Embassy of People's Republic of China and media personnel and enjoyed the dazzling traditional performance presented by one of the Chinese renowned cultural troupes, which enthralled the audience. In the end, the chief guest presented souvenirs to the Chinese troupe.

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RSS celebrations
Islamabad: Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, Islamabad, continued with its ongoing celebrations of girl empowerment by 'Liberating the Girl Child Foundation known as LGCF.

These ongoing activities were arranged by LGCF and Interact Club of Roots School System, DHA-I Campus, Islamabad, under the leadership of Neha Omair, president of LGCF. The mission of LGCF is to give every child the best start in life and to open the doors of literacy to every girl child in Pakistan.

The programme held was a complete celebration of girl empowerment through education and learning. It highlighted issues faced by girls of the rural areas of Pakistan in order to get primary education. The students presented a play and transported the audience into the rural areas of Pakistan. The hall was decorated with posters made by the students of RSS as part of the ongoing poster competition. Other ongoing activities included inspirational speeches, music, fun filled activities like baking, photography, sketch making and other learning activities.

There was also a dance performance by Dance4life based on the theme 'Girl Empowerment'. The Dance4life team used dance and music to inspire, educate and mobilize the young students to take action and make a positive change in the world. At the end, there was a fashion show themed 'Women of Inspiration' in which all the girls had to dress up like their mentors and walk the ramp. Executive Director of Roots School System, Khadija Mushtaq, applauded the marvellous efforts of all the students and encouraged them to actively participate in such noble causes.

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