130 get HEC scholarships Islamabad, July 15: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday awarded another 130 fully-funded foreign scholarships for higher education abroad for MS and PhD studies. The students selected for the purpose would proceed for higher studies in the universities of Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and other technologically developed countries.
The HEC has declared that these are fully funded scholarships, covering tuition fee, living expenditures, book allowance, travel and settlement allowance for students who want to seek higher education in different streams.
In this connection, an award ceremony was held here. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi was the chief guest on the occasion who awarded certificates to the successful scholars.
Speaking on the occasion, Kundi said that he was optimistic about policies of the HEC that students were being sent abroad to gain skills and knowledge of different disciplines.This year, 37 per cent rise has been given in the budget for higher education. Of course, it is a tremendous rise as compared to other sectors of the economy, said the deputy speaker.
He said that no country in the world could achieve progress without education. Special Assistant to Prime Minister and Incharge HEC Shahnaz Wazir Ali said that the selected scholars had successfully competed for this award and were representing all parts of Pakistan.
She advised them to demonstrate their best academic effort while pursuing higher studies and emphasized that the government was committed to promote higher education and provide the youth with excellent academic and professional opportunities.
Shahnaz appreciated the governments of Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and other collaborating countries for extending full cooperation to human resource development projects of the HEC.Your Comments
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BISE's body yet to complete probe into ex-MNA case
Rawalpindi: The discipline committee of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi, is yet to come up with any findings in the impersonation case involving ex-MNA of the PML-N Haji Pervaiz Khan and his nephew.
Bilal Saeed, nephew of Haji Pervaiz Khan, was caught red-handed while appearing in Pakistan Studies paper for intermediate at the Government Gordon College examination centre on March 29, this year. Pervaiz Khan resigned from the National Assembly seat in the light of the findings of a three-member inquiry committee of the PML-N.
The committee had recorded statements of the Rawalpindi board officials, head of inspection committee Dr Naeem Bajwa, Haji Pervaiz Khan and staff of the examination centre.Following findings of the PML-N committee, the Rawalpindi Board constituted its own discipline committee, comprising senior professors from different government colleges.
The committee initiated its proceedings two months back but it is yet to complete its report. "As there is no pressure on the committee, therefore, its proceedings are not time bound and no deadline has been fixed," an official of the board said.
Controller Examination Professor Azam Khalid said as per routine other unfair means cases were being decided before announcement of the results whereas issues like impersonation cases could be decided later on.
The official sources said the proceedings of board's discipline committee had been prolonged as statements of all those involved in the incident and witnesses had not been recorded. The sources said Haji Pervaiz Khan also did not appear before the discipline committee.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court had also rejected an appeal of the nephew of Haji Pervaiz Khan for annulment of the FIR registered against him by Rawalpindi Police. The court while rejecting the appeal directed the accused, Bilal Saeed, to face the court in the same case. The FIR did not mention name of Pervaiz Khan but it includes the roll number which was allotted to him by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education. The News
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